The three-day conference, held in downtown Miami’s JW Marriot Marquis Hotel from November 12-14, drew more than 400 airport executives and industry stakeholders from around the world.
“While Miami-Dade County has become a leading global destination for banking, technology, art and entertainment, tourism and trade continues to be the backbone of our economy,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
“With more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US destination, there is no other world region more closely tied to our local economy, which is why we gladly welcomed the 2018 ACI-LAC Conference to our community this week.”
The 2018 edition of the conference featured a diverse schedule of presentations addressing the state of the industry and best practices for topics such as airport infrastructure and capital investment, passenger experiences, leveraging technology, and air cargo.
Top industry executives such as ACI World director general, Angela Gittens, and FAA Deputy Associate Administratorm Winsome Lenfert, were among the keynote speakers.
“As the busiest gateway airport of the Americas, serving 79% of all passengers between the US and the LAC region, MIA was proud to host the 2018 ACI-LAC Conference,” said Lester Sola, Miami-Dade Aviation Department's director and CEO.
“In a year when MIA celebrates its 90thanniversary, it was fitting that we would serve as the host airport this year as well.
"I think the lessons learned and connections made during this year’s conference will go a long way toward strengthening air travel across our region.”