November 12, 2019
Newsletter Edition # 4
The ACI-LAC Annual Assembly, Conference and Exhibition was held successfully October 21-23 2019 in the city of Bogota, Colombia. The region’s leading airport industry event three day program included a series of educational sessions, conferences, board meetings, networking events, trade shows, business conferences, among other activities.
The conference was chaired by Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Quiport Corporation and currently President of ACI-LAC. A conference highlight was the outstanding hospitality of El Dorado International Airport, our special thanks to Alvaro Gonzalez, General Manager of OPAIN, S.A.
A graphic representation of the different activities that took place within the event’s framework is listed below.
For the third consecutive year, the one to one business meetings were held between the ACI-LAC World Business Partners (WBPs) and Airport Directors. The 30 participating companies held 75 business meetings.
30 companies participated in the commercial display of airport products and services.
Digitization: the challenge of modern airport management
Pedro Sánchez, Senior Product Manager Ikusi
Digitization is on everyone’s mind. But, the concept has different interpretations depending on the field in which we are going to act. Specifically, in the airport sector when we talk about digitalization, what do we mean?
The process is based on the need for airport managers, operators and planners to obtain information in a simplified, orderly and simple way on the state of the multiple airport processes, in order to better understand the reality of the airport and, consequently, make the best decisions. A purpose that is complicated in such a complex environment as airport infrastructures.
Imagine a pyramid. At the base, we have multiple systems and devices constantly operating and generating data. At a higher level of the pyramid we find the network of business services in which these millions of data converge, which must be transformed into business intelligence to improve and optimize airport processes.
Angela Gittens, ACI World Director General together with Javier Martinez, ACI-LAC Director General presented to Minister Orozco, an analysis document on the state of the airport sector in Colombia along with an action plan proposal on initiatives to cooperate with its development.
During ACI-LAC’s Annual Assembly, Angela Gittens, ACI World Director General and Javier Martinez, ACI-LAC Director General, who will complete their roles in June and December respectively, received major recognitions and were given two separate awards.
Recognition were given out to airports in the various ACI-LAC and ACI World programs during the General Assembly. Congratulations to the winners!
Young Airport Professional Award 2019
- Henrique Bellini, Salvador Bahia Airport
Research Document: “Dealing with the Waiting Time at Congested Airport Security Checkpoints Without Increasing Capacity”
Green Airport Recognition
- Arequipa International Airport – Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú
“Re/use Re/think: Waste at the Service of a Sustainable Consciousness”
“Clean Energy Production and Energy Efficiency”
- Florianopolis International Airport
“Waste Management – Going Zero Waste”
- OPAIN – El Dorado International Airport
“El Dorado International Airport’s Integral Waste Management Program”
- Salvador Bahia International Airport
“New wastewater treatment plant with water reuse”
Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA)
- Level 1 – Mapping
“Los Mochis International Airport”
“Hermosillo International Airport”
“Salvador Bahia International Airport”
- Level 2 – Reduction
“Aguascalientes International Airport”
“El Dorado International Airport”
“El Cibao International Airport”
“Belo Horizonte International Airport”
- Level 3+ – Neutrality
“Quito International Airport”
ACI Airport Customer Experience Accreditation
- Quito International Airport