Disfrute de una serie de innovadores sesiones sobre temas estratégicos para la aviación. Le invitamos a participar en la conferencia y a aprovechar las oportunidades de aprendizaje que ofrece. 


El evento anual de ACI-LAC es una oportunidad para establecer relaciones y ayudar a desarrollar su negocio en esta prometedora región.


El evento anual de ACI-LAC le proporcionará sin duda una oportunidad única para mostrar su producto o servicio entre los principales líderes de la comunidad aeroportuaria. 


La Asamblea General Anual, Conferencia y Exposición 2023 de ACI Latinoamérica y el Caribe reúne a altos ejecutivos de la industria aeroportuaria de todo el mundo y presenta temas de debate que dan forma a la acelerada evolución de la industria de la aviación. La comunidad aeroportuaria se reunirá en Miami, Florida, del 5 al 7 de noviembre de 2023. 


ACI holds the first event in Costa Rica to discuss the benefits of new technologies in the airport processes.

The ACI AIRPORT DAY PURA VIDA will bring together in Costa Rica, the main executives of the airport market and specialists to discuss the main benefits of the introduction of new technologies to streamline airport processes.






Jessica Marin-Urrea

Miami Internation Airport

Jessica Marin-Urrea is the Miami International Airport (MIA) Innovation Chief responsible for overseeing the airports customer experience innovation programs and initiatives, as well as tasked with assisting the development of an innovation and passenger satisfaction focused culture at MIA. In her previous roles Jessica was a project manager for operations, airline relations liaison, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator. In her tenure as ADA Coordinator, she won a multitude of awards for innovative CX focused accessible programs. Jessica, graduated from Florida International University with a double major in International Relations and Political Science, a masters from Georgetown in Integrated Marketing and Communications, and is currently the Vice Chair for the International Airport Professionals (IAP) Community of Practice (CoP).

Eliseo Llamazares


Eliseo developed his professional career for more than 20 years in the office located at Palma de Mallorca (Spain), where he participated in the advisory of tourism and aviation for both the public and private sector.  In 2017 started his career in Latin-American, moving to Chile and leading aviation practice in South America and now is located in Panama, leading aviation in Latin-America.

Alvaro Leite


Alvaro LEITE has 18 years of airport experience in various roles. Since April 2023, he is the Chief Commercial Officer of OMA, part of VINCI Airports, consisting of 13 airports in Mexico overseeing all income generation, the efficient implementation of the defined commercial business and strategic plan and accountable for all commercial regulated and non-regulated revenues streams. He is also a Board Member of some the company business units, actively participating in the strategy and development of these assets.
Previously, in July 2021, he was named Aviation Development Director at VINCI Airports HQ, in Paris, responsible for the supervision of traffic development (passenger, cargo and business aviation) and the identification of opportunities to increase and stimulate the aeronautical revenues of the 72 airports of the network, located in 13 different countries. At a very challenging time for aviation, a significant part of his duties consisted in making sure that the airports of the network will rebound and recover 2019’s traffic levels faster than the competition. At the same time, his department is responsible for all the aeronautical revenues and traffic forecasting for the airport tenders that VINCI Airports bids on. He is also a Board Member of Guanacaste Airport, Costa Rica, actively participating in the strategic decisions of the asset and its development.

Amilcar Gonzalez


Amilcar joined IATA in January 2022, he holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vittoria from Madrid Spain.
With more than 25 years of experience in the civil aviation sector, Amilcar started his career in civil aviation as an Aviation Security Supervisor at TACA International Airlines, where he held different leadership positions becoming General Security Director. Before joining IATA, Amilcar was responsible for the Security Operations in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, as well as Authorities’ relationships in the USA for AVIANCA Airlines with a base in Miami.
Among his objectives is the promotion of IATA’s and its member airlines’ Security and Facilitation agendas, including the collaboration with government entities to support the shaping of the regulatory framework, improve security performance through effective risk management and risk-based regulations, and enhance information sharing. Lastly, Amilcar engages with airports and regulatory bodies regarding facilitation initiatives in the region including the use of new technologies to enhance the travel experience.

Andrew Hoo

Migration Aruba

Andrew has devoted 19 years to the Aruban Police Force. He has grown through the ranks, beginning his career in 2001 as a cadet, until his appointment as Chief of Police. Between 2009 and 2011, Andrew attended the National Police Academy in the Netherlands, where he also gained police work experience in various cities and towns in the Netherlands. Following his appointment as Chief of Police in 2018, Andrew became a member of the regional board of Chiefs of Police within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and subsequently a member of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police. During his time as Chief, Andrew has instilled pride and a high level of integrity among his personnel. Which has led other international agencies lay their trust on the Aruban Police Force to be a reliable law enforcement partner in the fight against drug trafficking.
In October of 2020, on request of the Minister of Justice, Andrew was reassigned to intervene and take over leadership of the Aruban Fire Department. During the 6 months of assignment, Andrew’s intervention resulted in restructuring the top management layer and set in motion a strategic plan for the acquisition of new fire/ rescue equipment and a new fire truck. Andrew played a key role in settling labor disputes between the union representing the firemen, and the government.
Next, on request of the Minister of Justice, on April 2021, Andrew was reassigned to take charge of the Aruban Immigration department, where three unions were threatening disrupt work and jeopardize the Aruban tourism by having the immigration officers go on strike. Swift intervention and tactful negotiations resulted in a more efficient and content immigration department. Andrew has also managed to liaise with the Dutch military police to work side by side with immigration authorities to boost border security.

Arturo Barreira


Arturo Barreira was appointed President of Airbus Latin America and Caribbean Region in July 2018, bringing more than 25 years of global aviation leadership experience to the post. In this capacity, Arturo is responsible for all Airbus’ commercial activities and customer relations in over 40 countries, for the three Airbus divisions, Commercial Aircraft, Defence and Space and Helicopters.
As a leading member of the Latin America and Caribbean Sales Team that has booked record-breaking orders for the last 10 years, Barreira has driven the success of Airbus’ regional commercial aviation sales division, cementing its place as the market leader in the region. In 2012, Arturo was appointed Vice President of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for building relationships with potential customers, generating and tracking purchase orders and placement of aircraft with local airlines in the region. He previously held the position of Regional Sales Director since 2005.
A native of Madrid, Spain, Arturo received a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos de la Universidad Politécnica and a master’s degree in business administration from ICADE Instituto de Postgrado de la Universidad Pontifícia Comillas.
Arturo began his career in 1996 at the airport operator AENA (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation) in the area of Corporate Development. A year later he joined Airbus as Customer Marketing Manager for Western Europe. In 2002 he became Senior Financial Risk Manager. From 2003 to 2005 he took over as Marketing Director for Airbus in the Middle East.
Arturo continues to grow in his career and has attended various air transport courses at Cranfield University in London and IATA Learning Center in Geneva.
Arturo is married and has a daughter. He speaks fluent Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, playing golf and soccer, and loves to travel and read.

Camille Royes

MBJ Airports Limited

Ms. Royes is the Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

As the sole in-house lawyer for the leading gateway to Jamaica and a member of the Executive Leadership team, she actively provides support to the Airport on an extensive range of contractual, commercial, regulatory, financing and other transactional matters. She is committed to fairly and equitably protecting the Airport’s interests and advancing its corporate goals. Ms. Royes is also a founding director of the MBJ Airport Foundation, the Airport’s CSR vehicle.

Prior to joining the Airport, she was engaged in private practice at various boutique law firms in Kingston, Jamaica which provided a solid legal foundation for serving as a generalist in-house counsel.

Her career highlights include:

  •         Chairperson of the ACI-LAC Legal Committee since August 2021
  •        Recipient of the prestigious IAAE/AAAE Professional Development Grant in 2022
  • One of 16 candidates worldwide selected by Abertis Airport Group in 2012 for its inaugural Talent Management Program

Ms. Royes was called to the Bar in 2000 and holds a Master of Laws degree with distinction from the University of Westminster in London and a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours from the University of the West Indies. She is a Justice of the Peace and has volunteered in her community by serving on a number of public boards, including the Maxfield Park Children’s Home and the St. James High School in Montego Bay.

Cecilia Raimundo


Gerente de Data Science en AA2000.

Licenciada en Sociología (especialización en Demografía) y con una maestría en Data Mining, más de 20 años de experiencia y trayectoria comprobada en la creación y gestión de capacidades de análisis de datos e inteligencia empresarial en diferentes industrias como banca, seguros y agro.

Formó su carrera profesional en áreas de ciencia de datos teniendo como objetivo principal comprender y analizar los datos provenientes de distintas fuentes y recursos de la compañía para que las áreas de negocio puedan tomar más y mejores decisiones basadas en información y así lograr reforzar la identidad digital para colocar los datos en el centro de la gestión.

Javier Vanegas


Responsible for CANSO’s initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr Vanegas represents the interests of CANSO and its Members to promote and facilitate the development of ATM in the region. He also represents CANSO and the ATM industry across the region with governmental and industry bodies. Mr. Vanegas is the Regional Aviation Safety Group – Pan America Industry Co-Chair.
Before joining CANSO, Mr Vanegas spent five years at Enaire’s Air Navigation International Development Department, responsible of managing the financial/economic environment of projects such as SESAR, EGNOS and other project participated by Enaire at an international level.
Mr Vanegas also worked in EADS-CASA (currently Airbus Military) in Madrid, Spain; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFK Int. Airport operations units and the Port Authority of NY and NJ HQs at the Customer Services and Standards Aviation Department; the Lee County Port Authority, Southwest Florida International Airport at the Customer Service and Standards unit.
Mr Vanegas holds a bachelor’s degree of Science in Aviation Administration from State University of New York Farmingdale, New York, USA and a Master Degree in Airport Systems from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Aeronautical Engineering School.


Global Exchange

Mi formación está vinculada con el mundo de la comunicación, el marketing y las relaciones públicas, ámbitos en los que me desarrollé antes de iniciar mi etapa profesional en Global Exchange. Y aquí comenzó mi vínculo con el mundo aeroportuario y de la aviación hace algo más de 8 años. Desde entonces he tenido un importante desarrollo y aprendizaje sobre el retail y los servicios de cambio de moneda en aeropuertos, especialmente durante los últimos 5 años, cuando me incorporé al Departamento de Expansión. Esta promoción fue un paso decisivo en mi carrera porque me ha aportado la posibilidad de adquirir una visión más estratégica del grupo, tener un conocimiento más amplio del negocio y mantener contacto directo con aeropuertos de todo el mundo liderando la expansión internacional de la compañía. Desde mediados de 2021 formo parte también del Comité de Dirección de la empresa. Así mismo, represento a los World Business Partnersde LAC como Vice Chair dentro del Advisory Board desde enero de este año.

Jean-Sébastien Pard


Jean-Sébastien Pard holds the position of Senior Manager, Facilitation, Passenger Services and Operations at ACI World. In this role, he provides guidance and support to the airport community, represents airports interests with various stakeholders (regulators, airline operators and suppliers), and encourages industry collaboration to identify improvements in passenger processes and the overall seamless travel experience. As part of his responsibilities, Jean-Sébastien is the Secretary of the ACI World Facilitation and Services Standing Committee (WFSSC). He is also leading the development of best practices, implementation strategies and initiatives in the areas of passenger process improvement, accessible travel, simplified passenger travel solutions, and advanced air mobility activities. Jean-Sébastien joined ACI World in August 2016 and has over 20 years of aviation experience with Bombardier Aerospace, Air Transat, Air Canada, and Aéroports de Montréal. In 1999, he successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Business Science (M.Sc.) at HEC Montreal.

Jorge Hernandez

Aerostar Airport Holdings
Jorge Hernández, has over 25 years of experience in management, financial planning, start-ups, development, M&A and integration of international ventures. He is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Aerostar Airport Holdings, the first successful privatization of a medium- or large-hub airport in the United States under the FAA’s Airport Investment Partnership Program. Prior to that Mr. Hernández served as the entity’s Chief Financial Officer.
Before joining Aerostar, Mr. Hernández served as Managing Director of JASG, Inc, a consulting & advisory firm, in Puerto Rico and Chief Financial Officer for Onelink Communications. Prior to joining Onelink Communications, Mr. Hernandez was Director-Finance for Telefonica Moviles, in Madrid, Spain assisting the transition of acquired assets from BellSouth International and the coordination of the global financial system consolidation. Previously, he was the Director & Regional Controller for Bellsouth International, a subsidiary of BellSouth Corporation (now AT&T), held various positions with another telecommunications company and worked for the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP.
Mr. Hernández holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a BBA in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Global Management Certificate from INCAE Business School. He has served as a board member for the PR Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth-Parkville Schools and currently serves as a member of the board of the PR Down Syndrome Foundation, United Way Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Tourism & Business Council and Discover Puerto Rico (DMO).

Jorge Rosales

Corporación America

Director de Asuntos Corporativos de Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 desde el 1° de marzo de 2022. Fecha de nacimiento: 15 de mayo de 1963 Periodista por la Universidad Nacional de La Plata Secretario de Redacción diario LA NACION (2012-2022); Corresponsal diario LA NACION en Estados Unidos (diciembre 2001-febrero 2005); Editor jefe de Política diario LA NACION (2008-2012)

Jorge Rosillo

Aeropuerto Ecológico de Galápagos
Jorge Rosillo, Engineer at the University of California and MBA at INCAE with diplomas in Public Private Participation, Social Responsibility Management, Governance and Leadership in the USA, Chile and Ecuador. He has participated in public-private partnerships such as the Airport and the Port of Guayaquil. Today he is Country Manager of Corporación América and CEO of Aeropuertos Ecológicos Galápagos, ECOGAL and Terminal Cargas Ecuador, TCE. In addition, he is Vice President of the Global Compact Ecuador of the United Nations. Its management is characterized by sustainability strategies with certifications: LEED Gold, Carbon Neutral 1st in LAC and Best Passenger Experience in LAC, as well as ISO 9000 and 14001.

Juan José Salmón

Lima Airport Partners

Juan José Salmón is a qualified lawyer of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, with a Master in Law from Southampton University, England; with courses in Transportation of Goods, Insurance and International Trade. He has experience in management and business administration, having performed in recent years as general manager of different companies in the shipping and logistics industry as well as President of the shipping business association in Peru.
Juan José assumed the position as CEO of Lima Airport Partners in April 2011.

Juan Pablo Aguirre


With over 10 years in the airport hospitality industry Juan Pablo brings a dynamic insight to the industry. His experience encompasses different aspects of the business all the way from operations, business development, NGOs to commercial planning. Today he oversees over 155 restaurants, across 5 countries, 50+ brands in airports and cruise ship ports. Reinforcing customer experience as a revenue driver.

Rafael Alberto Smith

Punta Cana International Airport

Licenciado en Administración Hotelera y Turística de la Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), con una certificación en Alta Gerencia Hotelera de Cornell University, MBA en Negocios Internacionales y certificado por la Airport Council International (ACI) como International Airport Professional (IAP) a través de su programa de formación AMPAP (primer dominicano en ser certificado), certificado por la Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) como experto en manejo de cadena de frio e inocuidad de alimentos.

En la actualidad es Director de Operaciones Landside & Carga en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana. Con una experiencia de más de 10 años en esta posición, su misión es proveer un servicio de calidad mundial a los pasajeros proveyendo un excelente ambiente en las terminales y procesos altamente eficientes en el paso por esta importante terminal aeroportuaria, manteniendo las facilidades en óptimas condiciones.

Antes de formar parte del equipo del Aeropuerto, el Sr. Smith fue Director de operaciones en Cap Cana. Cabe destacar que posee una experiencia de 20 años en manejo de hoteles en Rep. Dominicana, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Venezuela, y México.

El Sr. Smith es miembro del Comité Mundial Permanente de Facilitación y Servicios(WFS7S Committee por sus siglas en Ingles) del Concilio Internacional de Aeropuertos (ACI por sus siglas en ingles), además es miembro del Comité de Facilitación y Seguridad del capítulo Latinoamericano de la ACI (ACI-LAC), miembro y coordinador del comité de educacion del Cluster Logístico de la Republica Dominicana (CLRD) y miembro del Committee Adivisory Board (CAB) de SITA la empresa más grande en el mundo de tecnología para aeropuertos. Catedrático universitario en UNIBE para grado, educación continua y post-grado y orgullosamente miembro del Club Rotario Punta Cana-Bávaro.


Miami International Airport

Greg Chin has been the Communications Director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department since 2005, responsible for overseeing public relations, advertising, and internal communications for Miami International Airport and Miami-Dade County’s four general aviation airports. Prior to joining the Aviation Department, he was the Board of County Commissioners Media Liaison for Miami-Dade County’s Communications Department, where he coordinated public relations and marketing for the County’s 13 commissioners.

Karen Struogo

Amazon Airports Concessionaire

Karen Strougo currently serves as the CEO of Amazon Airports Concessionaire, overseeing a group of 7 airports nestled in the Brazilian Amazon region. The company is a member of the VINCI Airports global network.

With a robust international background, Karen is a multicultural, multilingual, and versatile leader who has cultivated a progressive career within the VINCI Group. Her professional journey has been dedicated to the field of mobility, having worked at groups such as Invepar, Raízen and Shell, being the CEO of infrastructure companies since 2015. 

Demonstrating strong skills in strategic planning and business development, she has consistently expanded her responsibilities and territorial reach. She is committed to building sustainable enterprises, championing for data-driven organizations, and striving to generate a positive impact on society.


MBJ Airports Limited

Ms. Royes is the Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

As the sole in-house lawyer for the leading gateway to Jamaica and a member of the Executive Leadership team, she actively provides support to the Airport on an extensive range of contractual, commercial, regulatory, financing and other transactional matters. She is committed to fairly and equitably protecting the Airport’s interests and advancing its corporate goals. Ms. Royes is also a founding director of the MBJ Airport Foundation, the Airport’s CSR vehicle.

Prior to joining the Airport, she was engaged in private practice at various boutique law firms in Kingston, Jamaica which provided a solid legal foundation for serving as a generalist in-house counsel.

Her career highlights include:

  • Chairperson of the ACI-LAC Legal Committee since August 2021
  • Recipient of the prestigious IAAE/AAAE Professional Development Grant in 2022
  •   One of 16 candidates worldwide selected by Abertis Airport Group in 2012 for its inaugural Talent Management Program

Ms. Royes was called to the Bar in 2000 and holds a Master of Laws degree with distinction from the University of Westminster in London and a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours from the University of the West Indies. She is a Justice of the Peace and has volunteered in her community by serving on a number of public boards, including the Maxfield Park Children’s Home and the St. James High School in Montego Bay.



Morpho Travel Experience

Adriana Echandi is the CEO of Morpho Travel Retail, a Britt Group company dedicated to creating unique in-store and in-restaurant experiences in Hotels and Airports, especially in Latin America. Adriana began her professional career in 2001, when Café Britt decided to create a new company to manage the gift stores, starting as a salesperson and quickly promoted as part of the leadership team. Adriana oversaw different internal processes such as training, purchasing, logistics, innovation, e-commerce and the expansion plan to achieve a footprint of 11 countries, 186 locations and over 1600 people. During these 20 years working at Morpho Travel Retail, she has promoted different programs that give local artisans the opportunity to innovate their techniques and tell the stories behind the products and promote the cultural heritage. Adriana is passionate about different countries, cultures and their gastronomy. Married in 2011 and mother of two children aged 8 years and 3 years.



Alejandro Piera is a partner at the Asuncion-based law firm GHP. His areas of practice include transportation law, arbitration, corporate, competition, foreign investment, environment, cross border, information technology, and sports law. Alejandro heads the firm’s aviation, cross-border, environmental law, and international practice. Alejandro leads GHP in acting as the primary external legal services provider for a renown international organization in 43 jurisdictions. On numerous occasions, he has acted as international consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and for various foreign governments.

Alejandro is an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center, the Bucharest Ilfov Commercial Arbitration Center (CAIB) and the Paraguayan Chamber of Arbitrators and Mediators (CAMP). Alejandro has also written extensively. In 2015, Eleven International Publishing released his new book titled Greenhouse Gases from International Aviation: Legal and Policy Issues. Alejandro holds a doctorate (PhD) and LLM degrees from McGill University. In 2016, the Association des Professeures et Professeurs de Droit du Quebec awarded him the prize of best doctoral thesis. He also holds a BCL from the National University of Asuncion.



Alejandro Restrepo es abogado de la Universidad del Rosario, con estudios jurídicos de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y maestría en Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial de la Universidad McGill. Previo a si ingreso a la Asociación de Transporte Internacional (IATA), ejerció la abogacía para prestigiosas firmas de abogados en Colombia y se desempeñó como Director Legal de la Asociación de Transporte Aéreo de Colombia. Desde el año 2007 y como parte del equipo de IATA, se desempeñó previamente en las áreas de en las áreas de seguridad y facilitación y actualmente ostenta el cargo de Gerente de Relaciones con Gobierno y Sostenibilidad para las Américas, basado en Miami. Bajo su responsabilidad está el liderar la gestión gremial frente a las autoridades nacionales de con respecto al desarrollo legislativo y regulatorio en materia de impuestos, accesibilidad, turismo, pasajeros disruptivos y tráfico de personas para la región de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.



Alfonso Arroyo is the EASA’s representative for Latin America and the Caribbean. He joined EASA in June 2022 from the European Commission (DG MOVE) and took office in Panama City where the EASA’s Regional Office is hosted.

The main objective of Alfonso’s engagement is to further strengthen the partnership between EASA and the civil aviation authorities and industry stakeholders in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. His work on the spot should facilitate an increasing and better mutual understanding of air transport between the EU/EASA and LAC.

Alfonso worked for the European Commission since 1997, having a long experience in international negotiations in the WTO context, antidumping investigations and negotiations of accession of the new ten EU Member States. He started his duties in DG MOVE in 2005 being responsible for the international aspects of the Single European Sky. He’s been working since 2011 on aviation safety where he coordinated in DG MOVE a wide range of activities with EASA, such as technical assistance programming, international strategies, and administrative and budgetary issues



Experiencia Laboral:
Empresa: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste – Aeropuerto de Cancún (ASUR)

Puesto: Conductor Titular del Noticiero Estelar ENE ́13 – ACTUAL
Empresa: GALA TV Cancún, Grupo SIPSE
Puesto: Director General de Relaciones Públicas AGO. ‘07 – SEP. ‘12
Empresa: Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán
Puesto: Gerente de Aeropuertos Regionales ENE. ́04 – AGO. ‘07
Empresa: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste – Dirección Regional (ASUR)
Puesto: Conductor Titular de Noticias MAY. ́96 – AGO. ‘07
Empresa: Grupo SIPSE Radio y Televisión – Yucatán
Puesto: Jefe de Información MAY. ́02 – DIC. ‘04
Empresa: Grupo SIPSE Radio y Televisión – Yucatán
Puesto: Locutor – Operador 1993 – 1996
Empresa: Estaciones de Radio Grupo Rivas –Yucatán
• Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Comunicación
Universidad Anáhuac (Mérida, Yucatán)

• Licencia de Locutor de Radio y Televisión Categoría “A” (No.18450)

SITATYR – Secretaría de Educación Pública



Carlos Ozores is Vice President of ICF, a global advisory and digital services firm, and leads the company’s Aviation consulting group in the Americas. Carlos is an air transport specialist with more than 21 years in aviation strategy and business planning. He advises senior management of airlines and airport operators with strategic planning. He brings a broad exposure to all facets of aviation, and his expertise includes a diverse range of topics, from network planning and alliances to ground operations and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Carlos has also worked across all world regions, and is a recognized expert in Latin American aviation. Prior to joining ICF, Carlos worked in revenue management/pricing at American Airlines and Air France. He has an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Spain and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.


Aeropuertos del Uruguay

Holds a BD in International Trade (Magna Cum Laude) by UDE University, Montevideo, Uruguay. Over 20 years of experience in private sector, always in major companies in the services industry.

In 2012 joins Carrasco Intl. Airport team as a Procurement Manager, moving in 2016 to operations, first as PX Manager, and in 2020 as Operations and Passenger Experience Manager.

In the last 4 years, Mr. Cabrera leaded the transformation of Carrasco Intl. in a passenger-centered airport, over the EASY AIRPORT project, reaching impressive goals, such as:
+ First biometric boarding airport in Latin America.
+ Carrasco Intl. was awarded in 2019 with the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for Best Airport by Size and Region (2 to 5 million passengers per year in Latin America and Caribbean)
+ Carrasco Intl. earned in 2020 the ACI Customer Experience Accreditation – Level 1.
+ Carrasco Intl. achieved in 2020 the AHA – ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme.
+ Over 98% of passengers wait less than 10 minutes in the security checkpoint & over 90% in the passport control checkpoint (consistently in the last four years).

Mr. Cabrera is Member of:
+ ACI WORLD Facilitation & Services Standing Committee
+ ACI LAC Security, IT & Services Standing Committee
+ UDE University International Trade teaching staff



Up to 14 July 2023, Mr. Barks was the Director of Global Strategy and Mission Support in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of International Affairs in Washington, DC. He was responsible for leading the development of a data-informed, agency-wide strategy and measurable business plan targets for FAA global engagement. Prior to this, Mr. Barks was the Manager for ICAO and Global Affairs, leading the team that coordinated U.S. Government positions on ICAO matters and overseeing a Crisis Response Working Group that addressed risk to airlines in conflict zones. In this capacity, he participated in the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART), contributing to the development of guidance to the aviation industry to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Barks served as the Director of the FAA’s Western Hemisphere region. Based in the U.S. Embassy in Panama, he led FAA Senior Representatives in Miami, Panama, and Brazil and a staff in Washington D.C. to coordinate all FAA international activities with partners in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining the Western Hemisphere office, Mr. Barks served from 2008-2011 as the FAA Senior Representative in Brussels, responsible for FAA relationships with EU Institutions and agencies, and with Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. From 2005-2008, he was the FAA Senior Representative to Northern Europe, based at the U.S. Embassy in London. Mr. Barks joined the FAA in 1997, holding positions in the Office of International Aviation and in the Flight Standards Service. Mr. Barks received a Master of Arts in German and European Studies from Georgetown University in 1997 and Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and German Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1993. He is fluent in Spanish (having lived for 17 years in Latin America), German, and has basic knowledge of Portuguese and French. He was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2010.


Aeris Holding

Serves as the director of Business Development at AERIS since 2014, where he leads commercial development, attraction and relationships with airlines and routes for the Juan Santamaría International Airport, in conjunction with the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

He is also an active member of ACI-LAC in its Commercial and Economic Sub-committee and in the Cargo Sub-committee.
His work at AERIS was preceded by a managerial experience of more than four decades with brands at a local and international level in various markets in the Central American region and the Caribbean.
He has a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Business Administration, from the University of Kansas, School of Business Administration.


TAV Technologies

Aytan Mastaliyeva is in charge of Sales and Account Management at TAV Technologies since 2021, leading IT developments at airports in Europe, the Americas, and CIS regions.

Aytan pioneered the first TAV Technologies footprint in the region and established outstanding customer relationships. Her areas of expertise are Travel IT, Finance, Payments IT, Cloud, and Outsourcing. She speaks 5 languages fluently. She is a highly motivated, passionate, goal-oriented team player and results-driven professional, who has the raw entrepreneurial drive with a proven ability to deliver sales and marketing success in a highly competitive market.

Prior joining to TAV Technologies Aytan oversaw Sales and Account Management at Amadeus since 2011. Aytan has a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, and Management from Nice University, followed by an M.B.A. degree in Sales and Marketing.


World Bank

Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger, a Swiss national, is the Lead Air Transport Specialist of the World Bank in Washington DC. In this function he is responsible for the Bank’s policy and development priorities in the field of air transportation. He supervises or participates directly in several air transport projects globally, which range from air transport infrastructure financing, air carrier restructuring and/or privatization, air transport safety and security projects, and air transport policy advice to governments.

Prior to his appointment to the World Bank in 1998, Dr. Schlumberger has held the position of Vice-President at Union Bank of Switzerland, responsible for international credit restructuring. Prior to his activities in financial institutions, he was the CEO of a Logistics and Transport Group in France, and worked as a lawyer on aviation related matters in Switzerland.

Dr. Schlumberger graduated in 1986 with a Law Degree from Basel Law School, focusing on Aviation Law and Bankruptcy Procedures. He further holds an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, and received a degree of Doctor of Civil Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is also an active FAA and EASA licensed pilot and certified flight instructor, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.



Estudió la carrera de Economía de la Universidad del Pacífico en Perú. Asimismo cuenta con una Maestría en Finanzas de la Universidad del Pacífico, una Maestría en Economía de la Universidad de ILADES/Georgetown y un MBA de la Universidad Católica de Chile. Con más de 25 años de experiencia en planificación, análisis y desarrollo de estrategias financieras. Actualmente se desempeña como Gerente General de Aeropuertos del Perú.


Ezequiel Barrenechea es el presidente del Consejo Internacional de Aeropuertos en América Latina y el Caribe (ACI-LAC) para un período de dos años (comenzando en noviembre 2021). Se desempeña como Director de Corporación América, el mayor holding privado de aeropuertos en el mundo. Preside, para la corporación el Aeropuerto José Joaquín de Olmedo de Guayaquil y el Aeropuerto Ecológico de Galápagos. Su experiencia profesional destaca su trayectoria en proyectos aeroportuarios para los sectores públicos y privados desde hace más de 20 años.

Julio Ribas

Salvador Airport

Natural do Paraná, Engenheiro Aeronáutico, pelo Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, e pós graduação na FGV inicialmente atuou como Oficial da Força Aérea, responsável pela manutenção de toda a frota de vários equipamentos da Força Aérea, entre eles os F-5 e Mirage. Seguiu com carreira na área de operações e posteriormente presidência em empresas multinacionais na área de bens de consumo, com passagem pelos Estados Unidos, México, Argentina e Malásia, regressando posteriormente ao setor aeronáutico, tendo presidido a subsidiária brasileira da Swissport e atualmente Diretor Presidente da Concessionária do Aeroporto de Salvador, aeródromo que passou a ser integralmente operado pela empresa VINCI Airports em 2 de janeiro de 2018

Lorenzo Di Loreto

Munich Airport International GmbH

Lorenzo Di Loreto, Managing Director of Munich Airport International, has more than 18 years of professional experience in driving business development and operations management for leading aviation companies around the world, including Samsung C&T, Airbus, Royal Air Maroc and Air France. Lorenzo has been a major contributor to MAI’s growth over the past six years, with significant impact on market positioning, revenue performance, operational improvements as well as the overall transformation of the business and competitive mind-set.

Lorenzo has played an important role in the expansion of MAI´s business and service offerings into management and O&M projects.

Lorenzo is an active member of Munich Airport´s R&D Committee, and has been working as advisor to the Board of Directors of ACI-LAC for more than a year.


Aeropuertos Uruguay

Camila Nicolich, holds a Degree in Tourism Business Administration by UCU University, Montevideo, Uruguay.

She holds over 10 years of experience in the Hospitality private sector, working for International companies.

In 2021 joins Carrasco Intl. Airport team as Passenger Experience Leader. In her role, Mrs. Nicolich focused on the importance of accessibility in Airports and a barrier-free experience for customers leading Carrasco Intl. Airport to reach the AEA, being the first airport in the ACI-LAC region reaching this recognition.

Biometrics, Digital travel and reducing wait times are other key areas of Mrs. Nicolich contribution for Aeropuertos Uruguay.

Daren Cenac


Mr. Daren Cenac brings in a wealth ofknowledge and expertise to the field of Management and Engineering. For the past 4 years, Mr. Cenac in the capacity of SLASPA’s General Manager helped improve operations, service delivery and internal process improvement.
Mr. Cenac is currently responsible for leading SLASPA’s management and project planning initiatives for company growth by achieving infrastructure modernization, efficiencies inprocedures and enhancing SLASPA’s human capital. He interfaces directly with his senior management team to strategize and devise effective measures including negotiations, stake holder engagements and operational level agreements for sustainable long-term Return on Investment maximization. He reports directly to the Chairman and a Ports Council at a Corporate Governance level and to two Ministers, for guidance on policy matters related to airports, seaports and maritime.
Mr. Cenac began his career at SLASPA in 1999 as a Mechanical Engineer and was promoted to Senior Engineer in 2005. During his tenure as the Senior Engineer he is credited for a number of successful initiatives including being actively involved in developing SLASPA’s Electricity Conservation Plan, upgrading and modernizing the airports and seaports’ equipment and assets to meet regulatory standards, as well as transforming the image of the technical section as a very competent and professional unit within the organization.
Mr. Cenac holds a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management from Henley Business School at the University of Reading (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of theWest Indies, St. Augustine Campus of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a locally Registered Professional Engineer, is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and isregistered with the Engineering Council of the UnitedKingdom. He is also a Member of the American Society ofHeating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He has attained Fellow status with the Chartered Management Institute of the UK.

Ricardo Hernandez



Santiago Andrade


Highly experienced Airport Professional with proven success leading
complex Information Technology and Telecommunications Projects in
Germany, Central and South America, with deep knowledge in large
scale Infrastructure Projects in different geographies and cultures,
especially in the Airport industry.

Shannetta Griffin


Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E., was appointed Associate Administrator of Airports for the Federal Aviation Administration on June 7, 2021, by U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. Griffin has more than 35 years of experience as a professional engineer and small business advocate within the private and public sectors of the transportation industry with an emphasis on aviation. She is a leader with expertise in operational performance, project engineering and client relationship management.

She leads a team of more than 600 employees around the country and manages an annual budget of $3.35 billion, which includes an operating budget of about $112 million. She is responsible for the Airport Improvement Program grants, which total around $8 billion annually, as well as two major research programs. She is also responsible for administering national airport safety and standards, planning, engineering, environmental processing, financial assistance and compliance programs for more than 3,300 public-use airports nationwide.

Prior to joining the FAA, Griffin served as the Chief Commercial Officer for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. She managed the authority’s revenue generation from parking and ground transportation, air service development, concessions, land development, real estate and cargo development.

Griffin has been responsible, for multiple capital improvement programs in both the private and public sectors of the aviation industry where she was responsible for billions of dollars and economic growth for commercial revenue with concessions, car rentals, airlines, cargo and land development. Her advocacy efforts are exemplified through her participation in many professional and social organizations. She is a past Chair of the Airport Council International- North America Business Diversity Committee and has shared her expertise and leadership through involvement with many distinguished groups including the Airport Minority Advisory Council, the American Association of Airport Executives, Indiana Aviation Association, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, Mayor of Columbus Disparity Study Business Advisory Committee, the Metropolitan Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the National Society of Black Engineers, Ohio Aviation Association, Professional Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, the University of Toledo College of Engineering Industry Board, The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and WTS International.

Griffin has received numerous professional accolades and awards by transportation and civic organizations to include Woman in Aviation Excellence – Legacy Award by the Airport Minority Advisory Council, Women Who Move the Nation by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Distinguished Alumni by the University of Toledo College of Civil Engineering, Corporate Professional of the Year by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and Achievement in Business and Industry Award by the Indianapolis Center for Leadership Development and Strathmore Who’s Who.

Griffin received her degree from the University of Toledo and was the first African-American woman to graduate from the College of Civil Engineering.

Shannetta continues to be a trailblazer and model of diversity, equity and inclusion at its best. She is proud to serve not only as the first African American, but the first African-American woman to hold the position of Associate Administrator of Airports.

Shannetta is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Robert Oberstar

Delta Air Lines

  • Supervisor – International Dispatch for the Latin/Caribbean and Africa Regions – Delta Air Lines
  • Chief International Dispatcher – North Atlantic/Europe – Northwest Airlines
  • 35 years with the combined Northwest/Delta merger
  • 40 years in the airline industry with 4 airlines

Jared Harckham


Jared Harckham’ s expertise is drawn from 35 years in aviation, travel and tourism, first as a senior airline planner and more recently as a consultant.

Since joining ICF, via SH&E, Jared has directed client projects for airports, airlines and tourism entities.

Airport work includes connectivity strategy, forecasting, transactions and customer experience for clients around the world, from greenfield to major hubs.   For airlines, projects involve strategy, network/fleet planning, JV/alliances, restructuring and transactions.

Jared initiated ICF’s integrated tourism offering which links air connectivity with tourism strategy, positioning and branding/communication.  This ICF group has supported public sector DMOs and private sector tourism clients around the world.

Jared joined ICF having served as Chief Planning Officer at Aeromexico and began his career at a major U.S. carrier.

Jaume Adrover


  • Más de 10 años de experiencia en consultoría estratégica y de negocios para aeropuertos, organizaciones públicas y privadas en el sector del transporte aéreo y 15 años en gestión de aerolíneas en áreas operativas y de planificación comercial estratégica.
  • Desde 2013, imparte clases en el Máster universitario en Logística y Comercio Internacional (Universidad Abat Oliba), concretamente en el módulo de Carga Aérea. En 2020, impartió un módulo de Promoción Aeroportuaria en el marco del “Degree Programme in Aviation Business” de la Haaga-Helia University.
  • Como Director de GPA desde 2010, ha desarrollado experiencia en el diseño de estrategias de conectividad y red de rutas para aeropuertos y destinos; ha ejecutado planes de promoción sí como apoyado a sus clientes en la negociación con aerolíneas de todo el mundo. 
  • Dentro de GPA tiene experiencia importante en el desarrollo de la carga aérea y ha desarrollado una plataforma digital que se está comercializando actualmente. Otros aspectos más técnicos aeroportuarios son estudios de impacto ambiental, desarrollos de ciudades aeroportuarias y en Formación de respuesta a la emergencia.  
  • Jefe de Proyecto de Recomendaciones estratégicas de la Carga Aérea para AENA 2022-2023” y actualmente como Jefe de Proyecto de “La Estratégica de Carga Aérea para Catalunya” contratado por el Gobierno de Cataluña. 
  • Antes de unirse a GPA desempeñó la función de Vicepresidente de Estrategia de Red y Planificación de Spanair diseñando el desarrollo de rutas, programas de vuelos, política de precios y derechos de tráfico y slots.
  • Principal impulsor del Barcelona Air Freight Community (parte de BCL) que agrupa a todas las terminales de carga del Aeropuerto, Aena y otros 25 agentes logísticos y empresas expedidoras. GPA junto a Portel crea el primer Cargo Community System de España, Air Freight Solution, como plataforma de efreight para la digitalización de los procesos y mejoras operativas. Actualmente están desarrollando la plataforma de Aena Cargo para optimizar los procesos de carga en los aeropuertos de toda España.

Ex consejero del Consejo de Administración del Barcelona Airport Cargo AIE (junto a AENA, Cimalsa, CZB); y también de la primera UTE GPA, SABA y RACC para la construcción y gestión del Parking de la T1 y T2 del Aeropuerto de Barcelona.


Zurich Airports

Ricardo Gesse is CEO of Zurich Airport Brasil, a company that holds 100% of the concession of the Florianópolis, Macaé, and Vitória airports.

Gesse has high experience in the aviation sector. He has held leadership positions in airlines and airports. In Florianópolis, He was a COO at the beginning of Zurich Airport administration, from January 2018 to December 2019, when became CEO. During this period, He was responsible for the complex process of transferring the operation (Orat) between the old terminal to the new international terminal, which opened in October 2019.

In 2020, Gesse led the unification of management for the airports Florianópolis, Macaé and Vitória. Under his management, Florianópolis International Airport became the best in Brazil and Vitória Airport, the third best in the country, according to the current official survey by the Federal Government of Brazil, carried out among the 20 largest terminals in the country.He has a degree in Economics, with specializations in Marketing, Quality Management, and Processes.

Rene Riedi


Rene Riedi was the Divisional CEO Latin America & Caribbean at Dufry AG before he was named Executive Advisor Central & Latin America in Sept 2020.
Previously and prior to his transfer to the United States, Rene Riedi served in a variety of positions at Dufry, including Chief Operating Officer Retail Region Eurasia & Asia, with executive responsibilities for all retail activities in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, CIS and Asia / Pacific, Chief Operating Officer of Global Agencies and Director Group Product Marketing. He was a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2000 and joined the company in 1993.
Prior to Dufry, Rene Riedi worked for a number of years in sales and product marketing of a multinational FMCG group.
Rene holds a degree in Business Administration from the School of Economy and Business Administration Zurich.

Kurt Menal

BVI Airport Authority

Kurt A.G. Menal is a career aviation professional whose diverse experience spans the areas of Airport Operations and Management, Aerodrome Regulation, Economic Regulation, Air Traffic Services, Aviation Security, among others.  Kurt is a staunch advocate of improving Caribbean intra-regional connectivity having worked extensively throughout the region.  His last assignment was with the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago where he served as the Deputy General Manager responsible for the operations of the Piarco International Airport.  He is currently the Managing Director of the British Virgin Islands Airports Authority Ltd and he is responsible for the management of a system of three airports.  Kurt was instrumental in the BVI receiving its first nonstop commercial flight at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport from the US mainland in June 2023.  Kurt is a national of Saint Lucia.

Luis Perin

Eve Mobility

Seasoned aerospace industry executive with experience in both fixed wing aircraft product development as well as commercial expertise for both crewed and uncrewed eVTOLs across different continents. Currently heading Eve’s business development in region Americas – the largest portion of Eve’s industry-leading backlog.

Rogerio Benevides

ANAC Brasil

Aeronautical Engineer from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) and Specialist in Production Engineering from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and in Air Transport Economics from Metropolitan State College. His professional experience in the aviation sector includes 13 years at the Civil Aviation Institute (IAC), between 1988 and 2011, where he held the positions of Head of the Aeronautical Noise Group, Head of the Urban Planning and Environmental Aspects Subdivision and Head of the Air Transport Research Division. Between 2001 and 2006, Rogério Benevides Carvalho was Head of the Civil Aviation Facilitation and Safety Division at the Civil Aviation Department (DAC) and also held various positions at the National Civil Aviation Agency: he was General Manager of Civil Aviation Facilitation and Safety (2006-2008), Regional Manager at the São Paulo unit (2008), Advisor to the Board of Directors (2009) and Regional Manager in the city of Rio de Janeiro and in Minas Gerais (2009). Benevides has also worked for the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA/COMAER), the National Union of Airline Companies (SNEA), as a Consultant specializing in Airport Management, mainly in the analysis of the potential of airport infrastructures in the main concession tenders, as well as Senior Consultant to the Operations Board of the Brazilian Association of Airlines (ABEAR).

Rolando Tapanes


A Miami native, Rolando is Head of Business Development at Ferrovial Vertiports. With a passion for improving local communities, Rolando plays a key role in Ferrovial’s vision for transforming the future of mobility with vertiport networks that will make sustainable, convenient eVTOL air transport possible in congested cities, including in Florida. Rolando brings 20 years of real estate knowledge, market analytics, planning and zoning, and mobility expertise to the Ferrovial team, which he joined in 2021. Before launching his successful Real Estate career, Rolando spent more than 10 years as the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Miami Parking Authority, fortifying his understanding of land use, people movement and urban congestion issues that affect Miami and many other major cities. He later spent nearly five years with leading real estate firm, Brown Harris Stevens, with a focus on the Florida market. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Rolando earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University and Master of Business Administration degree from Barry University.

Sara Dunlap


Ms. Dunlap began her career in 2008 as a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer at Miami International Airport. She joined CBP after graduating with her Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.

Ms. Dunlap spent five years at headquarters as a Program Manager and Branch Chief  responsible for developing the agencies Counter Terrorism Response posture to include policy, training, and development of a team concept nationwide that has changed the way the agency approaches our mission.

Ms. Dunlap returned to Miami International Airport on May 1, 2017 as a Branch Chief in Passenger Operations and in 2018, was tasked to be in charge of Innovation for all ports within the Miami and Tampa Field Offices where she was responsible for changing the culture of no and connecting the field to headquarters in order to allow front line officers’ great ideas to be heard.  

In 2019, Ms. Dunlap was promoted to the Assistant Port Director of Passenger Operations where she manages a 24/7 operation with over 700 employees working in three international terminals and 3 private air facilities. She consistently works on developing and maintaining professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders leveraging working capital to benefit the agency.  She has also proven herself to be highly skilled at overcoming challenges through proactive identification and problem resolution, creative vision and development of professional relationships. 

Ralph Cutie


Ralph Cutié is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami- Dade Aviation Department. He oversees operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports in the Miami area, which together generate $31.9 billion in business revenue and support more than 275,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA leads the way, handling more than 50 million passengers and more than 2.7 million tons of cargo annually, placing it among America’s busiest busiest international passenger and cargo airports.
Previously, Mr. Cutié served as Assistant Director for Facilities Management and Engineering, overseeing the largest and most diverse division within the Aviation Department, comprised of more than 440 employees, an annual operating budget of nearly $123 million and a reserve maintenance budget of $30 million.
Mr. Cutié is a 32-year County veteran with over 35 years of experience in the fields of project control, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, project management, construction contracting and construction claims administration. He began his County career in 1990 with the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Department as a Cost and Scheduling Specialist, later advancing to Manager of MDT’s Engineering Cost and Scheduling Section, and ultimately, to Chief of MDT’s Project Control Division.
Mr. Cutié worked extensively in various capacities on numerous MDT projects of significance, including the $248 million Metromover Extension Project, the $88 million Metrorail Extension to the Palmetto Expressway and the $106 million Busway Extension to Florida City. In 2006, Mr. Cutié transitioned to the Office of Capital Improvements (OCI), where he served as the Manager of Project Scheduling and Compliance for the County’s $2.9 billion Building Better Communities – General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB) Program, and where he also managed the County’s successful Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP), Miscellaneous Construction Contract (MCC) and Construction Manager (CM) Training programs. In 2011, subsequent to OCI’s consolidation into the newly-established Internal Services Department (ISD), Mr. Cutié served as Manager of Project Scheduling and Compliance in ISD’s Design and Construction Services Division, where he was involved in numerous large ISD projects while continuing to manage the County’s ESP, MCC and CM Training programs. Also, during his tenure at OCI and ISD, Mr. Cutié collaborated with the County Attorney’s Office and the County’s various capital departments to develop the Standard Construction Contract, which was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in November 2012 as the standard for all non-MCC construction projects countywide. Mr. Cutié has also served as the County’s corporate representative during the resolution of various construction claims and as a hearing officer for numerous construction disputes.
Mr. Cutié obtained his degree in construction management from Florida International University in 1989. He possesses numerous certificates in scheduling, project management design-build and claims administration from the National Transit Institute and served as an instructor in the County’s Construction Manager Training Program – specifically in the areas of project scheduling, project documentation and construction claims and disputes. He is married with three children and lives in southwest Miami-Dade.

Estefania Montaño


Estefania Montaño, currently holds the position of Customer experience and quality assurance manager for the Guadalajara Airport, which belongs to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, with 10 years of experience in the airport industry. 

Estefania has a degree in International Trade and currently holds a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in quality. Knowing and understanding people’s needs and beh

Raul Revuelta


Raúl Revuelta Musalem, is currently the CEO of the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, He has more than 20 years of experience in the infrastructure sector and is an expert in the airport sector. From 2005 to 2015, he worked at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), serving as CFO and Commercial Director. During his professional career, he has also served as General Director of Cross Border Xpress (CBX) and as Deputy Director of Finance of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).
In his six years as Deputy Director of the SCT, he has participated in different privatization processes in the transportation sector, obtaining extensive experience in federal concessions. He has a degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

Luis Felipe de Oliveira


Luis Felipe de Oliveira has led Airports Council International (ACI) World as Director General since June 2020, applying his vast experience in commercial and technical aviation. He firmly believes that aviation plays a vital role in fostering social and economic growth worldwide. He is dedicated to aiding ACI airport members and World Business Partners in navigating the evolving dynamics of the aviation landscape.
Luis Felipe’s career in aviation began with IATA, Geneva, after serving 12 years at Shell (Latin America and Europe), leading fuel and airport campaigns in collaboration with governments, oil companies, fuel service providers and airports for diverse world regions. His service at IATA lasted a decade before joining the World Fuel Services as Vice President of Supply Development for Latin America and Caribbean.
Prior to joining ACI World, Luis Felipe successfully led the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (2017-2020), where he led a complete restructuring of the organization. This enabled the organization to be more effective and efficient, attracting members and strategic partners to support industry development in the region.
He is a Chemical Engineer from Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, with a postgraduate degree in Finance, University of São Paulo, an MBA from Dom Cabral Foundation, São Paulo, and Post MBA from Kellogg University, Chicago.
Luis Felipe is especially committed to the sustainability of the aviation sector and to fostering collaboration across aviation stakeholders. He serves as an Ambassador at Airlink, an Advisory Board Member at Honeywell, and holds Board positions at Cirium and the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

Nicolás Ruggiero

Aeropuerto del Rosario

Director of the Board at Rosario International Airport representing Rosario city.

Specialist in Infrastructure Design with BIM (Building Information Modelling) y LEAN Construction methodologies.

Master in Business Administration at IAE Business School Argentina.

President of EDILIZIA, innovation and technology construction company, leader in innovation and technology, winner of the most innovative construction company of the country in 2019 by CICYP.

Recognized as a Ten Outstanding Young People 2016 (TOYP) in the Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment category, program sponsored by Junior Chamber International (JCI).

Marcelo García


Marcelo Garcia Rosales- Chief Aviation Regulation, Policy, and Governance at NACO Marcelo has 16 years of legal and international affairs experience. He has advised on a wide array of commercial and regulatory issues such as the enhancement of traffic rights and improvement of doing business provisions in bilateral agreements, the management of airport incentives and termination of partnership agreements, and compliance with the conventions of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). During his time at Qatar Airways, Marcelo deployed market access campaigns and various aeropolitical initiatives in Australia, Japan, India, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, South Africa, Kenya, and Namibia. Marcelo earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the McGill Institute of Air & Space Law in Montreal. He also earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Civil Law (B.C.L.) degrees from McGill University.

Marco Castillo


Marco Castillo es Abogado, y un profesional altamente calificado con una amplia experiencia y habilidad en el campo de la aviación y el derecho. Ha ocupado cargos de liderazgo en el Consejo Técnico de Aviación Civil y el Consejo Nacional de Vialidad de Costa Rica, además de ser un conferencista internacional en temas relacionados con la aviación y la gestión de proyectos. Su formación incluye una Maestría en Gerencia Profesional de Proyectos y especialización en Derecho Aéreo y Laboral. Además, es miembro de diversas organizaciones legales y aeronáuticas tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, y también es un instructor universitario y especialista en seguridad operacional en la industria de la aviación.

Mariano Mobilia

Corporación America

Airport Director of Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A., Mariano Mobilia is an Aeronautical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the fields of operations, maintenance, cargo operations, and airport planning. Vast expertise in the leadership of interdisciplinary work teams and proven capability working alongside government regulatory agencies throughout Latin America during the airport privatization process. As part of Corporacion America, Mariano has been involved in different concessions, taking on a key responsibility for the integral process of design, build, and start-up of operations in new Terminals both in Brasilia and Montevideo. In Argentina he was involved in the development of several airport projects for the 35-airport concession, proposing changes that optimize and streamline operations through digitalization of processes for all airport stakeholders.

Matthew Land

Eve Mobility

Matthew Land leads Government Relations and Public Policy for Eve Air Mobility focused on issues at the federal, state, and local level throughout the United States while providing strategic political support globally. Eve is an independent company that recently spun off from Embraer and dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem through an advanced electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) project, a comprehensive global services and support network, and a unique air traffic management solution. He has worked in various capacities in politics for more than fifteen years including working on campaigns and as a lobbyist before municipalities throughout Florida and before the Florida Legislature.

Maurice Jenkins

Miami Internation Airport

Maurice Jenkins, IAP C.M., serves as Chief of Innovation Officer for Miami International Airport. With more than thirty years of experience committed to achieving strategic growth and technology objectives for MIA. Mr. Jenkins has been a keen adopter to self-service technologies and has encouraged airlines serving the airport to embrace innovation also.
Prior to his role as a CIO, Mr. Jenkins was responsible for defining and managing IT capital assets and IT management processes to ensure their successful implementation and project integration. In addition, Mr. Jenkins served as the Aviation Department’s Chief Information Officer/Director of Information Systems, responsible for the development and implementation of standards‐based policies and procedures that support business operations which improved the overall quality of service of enterprise IT systems. Mr. Jenkins strategic vision has successfully culminated in the integration of new technology in the opening of the new South and North Terminals at Miami International Airport. In addition, the success of these new system implementations such as Biometrics, Virtual Queuing and new innovating technologies show his technical acumen and dedication to serve the residents of Miami‐Dade County.
Mr. Jenkins has implemented an area wide marketing information service to both hotels and conventions centers using current flight information data from Miami International Airport. AAAE and ACI best in practice initiatives are strictly adhered to that display his commitment to providing the highest level of service governed by industry standards.
Mr. Jenkins graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Computer Information Systems. He also earned certifications in Strategic Management from Florida International University and Human Resources Management from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Jenkins served as the Chairman of the Business Information Technology Committee (BIT), which was established by Airports Council International (ACI) to set strategic objectives future technology direction for airports. He was also served as Chairman of the Florida Airports Council’s Information Technology Committee from February 2019 until December 2021. Mr. Jenkins has given presentations on implementation solutions to key IT leaders and airport IT conferences in the U.S. and internationally sharing his proven successful practices with his peer group.

Monika Infante


Doctor in Law Summa Cum Laude from Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic, 1999. Master of Laws from University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2000 and in 2003 a Master of Las from The University of Chicago Law School. In 2017 obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain the equivalent to a Juris Doctor degree. 

Ms. Infante has been a law professor, both at the bachelor and master’s levels, at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and Universidad Iberoamericana. She is the Director of Public Economic Law master’s degree at Instituto OMG, Dominican Republic. 

Ms. Infante was awarded the “Microsoft Award” for Law and Economics Research by the University of California, Berkeley for her paper Economic Analysis on the Right of Property: The leasing regime. She was also awarded the “Robert D. Cooter Award” by the Latin American and Iberian Law & Economics Association (ALACDE).

She was president from 2017 to 2019 of the Board of Directors of the Latin American and Iberian Association of Law and Economy (ALACDE). Three-term member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). She currently is the president of the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster, the Franco-Dominican Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of Airports Council International-Latin America (ACI-LAC).

She was an associate at Steel Hector & Davis Peña Prieto Gamundi and Squire Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs). From 2009 to 2011 she was Legal Director of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI, S.A. (AERODOM). Since 2012 holds the position of CEO of the company.

Pablo Garcia

Aviacion News

Pablo Garcia Rodriguez es Editor de, primer portal de noticias de la industria aerocomercial de la región, que acaba de cumplir 1000 ediciones y Director de SGR Comunicaciones, agencia de Relaciones Públicas y Prensa especializada en el segmento de los viajes y el turismo. Allí ha manejado la atención de comunicación de cuentas como Emirates Airline, SITA, Amadeus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Costa Cruceros, Radisson Hotels, Autoridad de Turismo de Aruba, entre otras. Es Licenciado en Publicidad; y Master de Dirección en Comunicaciones Institucionales de la UCES, Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Randy Pastana


Randy Pestana serves as Associate Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Director of Education and Training at Cybersecurity@FIU. In these roles, he is responsible for managing the institutes cyber-related partnerships to include U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Labor, State, and Veterans Affairs, the Organization of American States (OAS), and numerous industry partners across the cybersecurity community. His technical specialization is in International Relations with focuses on U.S. foreign policy, security studies, and cybersecurity. Most of his work has been linked to cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development, as well as international security threats facing the United States and its partners and allies. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and Honors College. Prior to joining FIU, Mr. Pestana attended the Platoon Leader’s Course in Quantico, Virginia for the United States Marine Corps where he received a favorable evaluation and top five ranking by his peers as a Candidate Platoon Sgt. and most recently served as a recruiting assistant where he helped train recruits prior to their departure to basic training. Mr. Pestana holds a M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a Graduate Certificate in National Security Studies from FIU, and an Executive Certificate in Cybersecurity from Harvard University.

Pablo Reich


Pablo Reich is a Principal at Arconas, the leading manufacturer and distributor of furniture for airports and passenger terminals. Prior to Arconas, he held leadership roles at JYSK Canada and Palliser Furniture. Pablo holds a B.A. in Advertising and an MBA. He is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been living in Canada for the past 25 years. Pablo is also involved with several Canadian and international organizations supporting human rights and education for underprivileged youth.

Peter Cerda


Peter Cerdá is the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas. Globally, IATA represents some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic, supporting many areas of aviation activity and helping to formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
Based in Miami, Mr. Cerdá oversees 35 countries with 48 member airlines across North and South America, and the Caribbean, driving IATA’s global standards and international perspective to deliver maximum value to the safe, sustainable and profitable development of aviation across the region.
He advocates with Government authorities, safety regulators, airports, and industry stakeholders to create a common approach to utilize aviation as an engine of economic growth and social development, which drives nearly USD$1,011 billion in GDP and generates 14.5 million jobs in the Americas Region.
He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Team of IATA, which sets the strategic direction for the organization. Mr. Cerdá is also IATA’s major shareholder for Cargo Network Services (CNS) in the United States, and a member of the Executive Boards of Colombia’s Air Transport Association (ATAC) and Mexico’s National Chamber of Air Transport (CANAERO).
Mr. Cerdá possesses a wealth of industry experience acquired over 30 years in aviation. He has worked in various functions for IATA and started his aviation career with Iberia Airlines prior to joining IATA in 1996. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Cerdá was born in Spain and received his master’s degree in Aeronautics and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle University in the United States.

Pietrick Voyer


Pietrick Voyer is the Director of Operations of Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados International Airport (BGI) since October 2022.

Originally from Martinique, he has been evolving within the sector for the past 13 years. Graduated from Cranfield University with the MSc Airport Planning and Management, he has since worked internationally in USA, Middle-East, Europe before going back to the Caribbean with the goal to use his international experience to the benefits of the region.

Throughout his professional experiences, Pietrick has worked for both airlines and airports combining direct operations managements and consulting services.

Prior to join BGI he worked for Munich Airport International where he was leading teams in developing airport infrastructure and operations worldwide in America, Europe, Central Asia.

Rafael Alcocer

DFS Aviation

Rafael Alcocer. Regional Manager Spain and Latin América. DFS AVIATION SERVICES.
Rafael is a former Air Traffic Controller and current university professor at the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). Rafael has extensive experience in training; He has coordinated and delivered many courses for Air Navigation Service Providers and international organizations including IATA, EASA and ICAO. Latest milestones in his career include a Master Degree on Aviation Human Factors (Coventry University) with thesis on Remote Towers; his Psychology Doctorate studies, ICAO USOAP and CISM courses. He recently conducted a human factors assessment on the implementation of Remote Tower Centres. Rafael is part of the team in charge of implementing the new Apron Management services at Jorge Chavez international airport.

Rafael Echevarne


Rafael Echevarne is the Director General of Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACILAC). Previously he was CEO of Montego Bay Airport, Jamaica, and held positions in international organizations and airport companies in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, specialising in airport economic regulation, privatisation and infrastructure and business development. 

Rafael holds a PhD in Air Transport Economics from Cranfield University, UK.

Ramon Miro

Corporación Quiport

Mr. Ramón Miró is a seasoned airport executive, with multi-decade international experience in airport concessions and privatizations, complemented with banking, power-deregulation and management consulting work, among other areas of expertise.
He is passionate about the sustainability triple-bottom-line: people, environment and economics.
Mr. Miró has been involved in the management of airport concessions for more than 15 years, including the Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, Ecuador and the Juan Santamaría Airport in San José, Costa Rica.
Mr. Miró strongly believes that airports play a critical role in creating enduring and successful communities, being engines of great economic growth, creating jobs and supporting the city-/country brands, particularly in emerging markets where their impact is that much more material.
He studied engineering at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) and obtained the “International Airport Professional” (IAP; 2013) certification, awarded after having completed the “Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme” (AMPAP), offered by the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations specialized agency for the global regulation of air transport.
He is known for:
• his expertise in leading interdisciplinary teams in a creative, analytical and results-focused manner,
• adeptly navigating the industry´s constant changes,
• nurturing interpersonal relationships, emphasizing trust and responsibility; and
• his optimism which allows him to focus on practical and win-win solutions for all parties.