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Day Two, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Session 1A - Small Business Track
(Concurrent Session)
TBD

In It To Win It

You're familiar with some of the challenges of operating at an airport: High buildout costs, the cost of labor, hiring in a tight labor market to a location with challenges beyond those of your street operation, lengthened hours of operation and condensed menus. It's time to determine how to mitigate those challenges, find the right partnership model for your business, figure out a financing plan and write an RFP that helps your candidacy rather than hurts. Join our panelists for an elevated discussion of best practices related to all of these points of business and more.

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Session 1B - P3 Opportunities Track
(Concurrent Session)
TBD

Assessing The P3 Landscape

Over the past few years numerous U.S. airports have veered from the former norm of tapping airlines, airport income and government funds to finance major projects. Instead, they've opted for a public-private partnership approach. Our panelists will discuss the scope of P3 approaches, the status of various projects and the benefits and pitfalls to using the approach to finance airport infrastructure.

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

TBD

Refreshment and Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2A - Small Business Track
(Concurrent Session)
TBD

Paths to Entry

The airport is a pretty good place to do business with its captive audience and massive travel population that puts a lot of eyes on your brand. But how do you move forward in expanding to other airports? Learn about the various paths to growing your market share beyond simply licensing, joint venturing, subleasing, etc. Listen to the perspectives of airports, other operators and consultants who have fought these battles before and find out what they have to say about which concepts work and which ones should stick to the street.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2B - P3 Opportunities Track
(Concurrent Session)
TBD

The P3 Impact On Concessions Operators

Airports are increasingly taking a public-private partnership approach when building or remodeling facilities. But concessions strategies will stay the same, right? Not necessarily. With new ways to finance capital projects, airports are handing over control of terminal buildings - and concessions programs - to third parties, often for terms of 20 or more years. Find out what that might mean for concessionaires, and what changes are crucial to ensuring success in the new environment.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TBD

Property Managers' Luncheon (airports only)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 3
TBD

Airport Opportunities

North American airports are constantly expanding, remodeling and rethinking their concessions programs. Properties executives lay the groundwork for changes months and even years before a project comes to fruition, so it's crucial that concessions operators stay in the loop on new developments. In this session airport representatives will discuss their upcoming opportunities in concessions and other revenue-generating areas.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

TBD

Refreshment And Networking Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Session 4
TBD

Business Pitch Showcase

Witness a handpicked group of participants present their concepts before a panel of industry professionals for an assessment of their company's viability in the airport environment.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Desks Open
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

TBD

Opening Night Reception In Experience Hall

5:45 p.m. – Networking In Foyer
6:00 p.m. – Experience Hall Opening Ceremony