ACI Latin-America-Caribbean is the organization which represents the interests of the airport operators from the Latin American and the Caribbean Region. At present, ACI-LAC has 60 members, operating over 260 airports from the Latin American and the Caribbean Region.
Earlier this month, ACI-LAC hosted their annual conference in Brasilia from 8-10 November. This year’s conference and exhibition was very special, as it was commemorating the 25th anniversary of the organization. Bonaire International Airport was well represented at this important conference by BIA CEO, E.Ch.M. (Michael) Nicolaas. Mr. Nicolaas was joined by over 350 delegates from 35 countries.
The theme to this year’s conference was “25 Years of Airport Management: Innovation and Changes, The Challenge for the Future.” The two-day conference was crafted to give delegates the chance to deliberate on issues of interest to airports.
Day one sessions included CEO insights on the future challenges and opportunities of the aviation industry in Brazil; collaboration and integration among industry organization as key factor for the development of the aviation industry; concessions contracts from the perspective of regulators and operators and Airport Infrastructure financing. Day two included sessions focused on enhancing capacity beyond infrastructure; facilitation challenges facing security threats, and airport commercial trends.
Of special note, Bonaire International Airport is delighted to report its election as a Member of the ACI-LAC Board for the period 2017-2018. BIA CEO, Michael Nicolaas, stated,
“I look forward to helping advance the organization’s endeavors to provide support for a secure, stable, efficient and environmentally compatible airport system throughout the region.”
Also, it is with great pleasure that BIA introduces the new ACI-LAC Board:
|Aeropuertos Argentina 2000||Martín Eurnekian||President||Argentina|
|Corporación Quiport, S.A.||Andrew O´Brian||First VP||Ecuador|
|Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú||Ezequiel Barrenechea||Second VP||Peru|
|Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico||Fernando Bosque||Third VP||Mexico|
|Aeropuertos del Perú||Evans Avendaño||Treasurer||Peru|
|Miami Dade County Aviation||Joe Napoli||Advisor to ACI WGB||USA|
|Hector Navarrete||Past President & Advisor||Mexico|
|Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR)||David Scholz||Director||Mexico|
|BH Airport||Paulo de Souza Rangel||Director||Brazil|
|GRU Airport||Gustavo Figueiredo||Director||Brazil|
|Aruba Airport Authority||James Fazio||Director||Aruba|
|L. F. Wade International Airport||Aaron Adderley||Director||Bermuda|
|Bonaire International Airport||Michael Nicolaas||Director||Bonaire|
|V.C. Bird International Airport||Stanley Smith||Director||Antigua & Barbuda|
|Puerta del Sur||Diego Arrosa||Director||Uruguay|
|Tocumen, S.A.||Joseph Fidanque III||Director||Panama|
AERIS Costa Rica was ratified as Host for the 2017 ACI-LAC Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica.