The American Association of Airport Executives to hold 86th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition “Viva! San Antonio” from May 18 to 21, 2014

San Antonio, TX , 2014-5-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Media Advisory: 86th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition, “Viva! San Antonio”

What:  The American Association of Airport Executives will hold the airport industry’s most significant and influential annual gathering, the 86th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition, “Viva! San Antonio”.  The conference is hosted by the San Antonio International Airport. The conference includes some two dozen educational sessions featuring leading airport and airline executives, senior FAA and TSA officials, and representatives from leading airport suppliers. The gathering also includes the airport industry’s largest exhibition.

Where:  The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (HBGCC), 200 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Exhibit Hall A | General Session: Ballroom A

When:  Sunday, May 18 – Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who:  More than 1750 delegates are expected to attend, including representatives from some 220 airports, hundreds of industry suppliers, and key government agencies. Keynote speakers will include:

Monday, May 19 |10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Mark P. Brewer, A.A.E., AAAE Chair, Airport Director, Manchester – Boston Regional Airport
  • Frank R. Miller, A.A.E., Aviation Director, San Antonio International Airport
  • Cris Medina, Mayor Pro Tem, City of San Antonio
  • The Honorable Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Former Mayor of San Antonio

Monday, May 19 |11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Southwest Airlines

Tuesday, May 20 | 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Adam Bryant, Columnist, The New York Times

Wednesday, May 21 | 12 – 2 p.m.

  • The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Media with valid press credentials are welcome to join us for the keynote general sessions listed above. A mult box and video camera area will be available in the back of the general session.

Media interested in attending the full conference and conference events, please contact Gwen Basaria of the AAAE staff at or (202) 309-0389 to register.

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Joel D. Bacon
Executive Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
(703) 824-0500, Ext. 154

Gwen Basaria
Staff Vice President, Digital Communications and Federal Affairs
(703) 824-0500, Ext. 187