Past Events

Date/Time Event
ACI North America Knowledge Transfer Day May 12, 2022 - Registration Open!

Each year, the Facilities & Maintenance Working Group provides a Knowledge Transfer Day (KTD) at U.S. based host airport. Airports including Salt Lake City, Tampa and Houston, have hosted previous events.

The purpose of the KTD is to bring together airport facilities and maintenance staff from around the country, and who normally do not travel for official airport business, the opportunity to discuss best practices and lessons learned as it relates to facility and maintenance operational issues. 

KTD allows attendees the opportunity to tour an airport and to better understand day-to-day best practices as it relates to operations and maintenance issues at that specific airport.  The event is an ideal opportunity for airport staff to share information, abilities and ideas across the facilities and maintenance spectrum and to encourage best practices to boost overall airport operational efficiency.

Please use the link below for more information and registration.

Knowledge Transfer Day Event: Registration Now Open (


05/04/2022 - 05/06/2022
2022 Airport Facilities Council Spring Symposium
SLC Airport, Salt Lake City Utah

2022 Airport Facilities Council Spring Symposium will be held at Salt Lake City International Airport. A great opportunity to network and connect with fellow Airport Facility Managers.

Cost will be $275.00 per person

Airport Council Registration Spring 2022

Spring Conference Program SLC May 2022

Program Schedule: Coming Soon

Hotel: Room Block: Courtyard Salt Lake City Airport for 149 USD per night

Link to Book your group rate for IFMA Airports Council

04/14/2021 - 04/15/2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Airport Council Virtual Meeting 2021


Sacramento County Department of Airports is hosting this year’s Airport Council Spring Virtual Meeting.

The event will cover two days April 14 and 15 from 11 AM Eastern/ 8 AM Pacific to 3 PM Eastern/12 PM Pacific on both days.  The Spring Meeting will bring you the same great content you have come to expect from the Airport Council.  Registration is $75.00 you may register here.

The Agenda will be posted shortly.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Council Monthly Board Meeting Conference Call
IFMA, Houston TX

The Airport Council will be hosting its monthly board conference call at this time.

03/04/2020 - 03/06/2020
Airport Facilities Council Spring Symposium 2020 - March 4-6.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston

IFMA’s Airport Facilities Council Spring Symposium

March 3-6


Host Airport: Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Hotel: newly remodeled Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport.

What will you get out of the meeting:

  • Networking with Airport FM’s from around the world
  • Town Hall – where you can bring questions and issues you face to the floor to be answered by your peers
  • Educational Sessions – topics that are focused on airports
  • Facility Tour

Spring Conference Program HAS March 20200219


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Airport Facilities Council Monthly Board Conference Call
Teleconference, Houston Texas
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Airport Facilities Council Monthly Board Conference Call
Teleconference, Houston Texas
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Airport Facilities Council Monthly Board Conference Call
Teleconference, Houston Texas
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Airport Facilities Council Fall Meeting - October 15 2019
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix Arizona

Please come join your fellow IFMA Airport Facilities Council members and Sponsors at our Council Fall Meeting, scheduled for October 15, 2019 from 08:00 to 12:00. This is a great opportunity to connect with your fellow Airport Facility Managers and Service Providers prior to attending World Workplace. Breakfast will be served, and there is no cost to attend. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

2019 Spring Conference Attendees

05/15/2019 - 05/17/2019
2019 Spring Conference - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport May 2019
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron Kentucky

Join us for the 2019 IFMA Airport Facilities Council Spring Conference at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Registration Form 2019 Spring Meeting

Hotel Information:

Reservations for the event will be made by individual attendees by calling the Doubletree toll free reservations directly at 800-222-8733 or electronically following the link here:

Reservations need to be made prior to April 23, 2019.

2019 Spring Conference Agenda FINAL


IFMA Airport Facilities Council Spring Conference Program

May 15, 16, and 17, 2019

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.            Registration / Check-In

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.               Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.               Welcome, Introductions, and Conference Overview, John Means, Council President

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.               Opening Remarks – Welcome to CVG

Candace McGraw, CEO Kenton County Airport Board (CVG)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.               Council Business Meeting (separate agenda)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.             Storm Water Treatment Processes at CVG, Scott Thacker, Sr. Manager Environmental Operations, Kenton County                                                Airport Board (CVG)

 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.           BREAK

 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.           “In Truss” Modernization of Escalators and Moving Walks

PLATINUM SPONSOR: Schindler Elevator, Brad Baker, Area Manager

 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch

 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.               Case Study on Kansas City Aviation Department’s experience with BIM

PLATINUM SPONSOR: EDI Scott Yates, Senior Vice President of Operations

 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.               Development of an Asset Management Program, and Asset Management Plans

Aaron Davis, Director Asset Management, Kenton County Airport Board (CVG)

 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.               BREAK

 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.              New Trends in Flooring for Airports and Public Spaces

                                          PLATINUM SPONSOR: RD Weis Mark Arbogast, VP, Hard Surfaces

 4:00 p.m.                           Daily Summary, John Means and Council Night Out Instructions, Cecile Ridings

 6:10 p.m.                                    COUNCIL NIGHT OUT, Cincinnati Reds Game, Meet in Hotel Lobby at 6:10, bus leaves at 6:15

                                                      HOSTED BY CVG AND YOUR AIRPORT FACILITIES COUNCIL OF IFMA


Thursday, May 16 2019


7:30 – 9:00 a.m.            Registration / Check-In

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.               Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.               Conference Day One Recap/Announcements, John Means, Council President

8:30 – 09:30 a.m.             Electrical Emergency Response

Matt Houston, Senior Operations and Process Manager, KCAB

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.             Extending the Life of Gate Equipment through Upgrades, Refurbishment and Remote Monitoring

                                          PLATINUM SPONSOR: JBT AEROTECH Steve Tatton, iOPS™ Product Manager and John Thompson, Sales                                                         Manager, NA

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.           BREAK

 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.           Implementing Continuous Process Improvement Methodologies at Sea-Tac Airport, Stuart Mathews, Director                                                     Aviation Maintenance, Port of Seattle

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH PRESENTATION

                                        GOLD SPONSOR, Woolpert, Jeff Fitzgerald

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.              Preparatory Remarks for Airport Tour, Aaron Davis

 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.            Airport Tour / Return to Hotel

General Overall Airport Tour to include stops at: AGT Train System Operations, Electric Vault, Storm Water Treatment Facility Operations,


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.               Evening Reception in DoubleTree

                                          Hosted by PLATINUM SPONSOR RD Weis

Dinner on Your Own

 Friday May 17, 2019

7:30 – 08:30 a.m.             Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity


8:30 a.m.                           Morning Welcome/Announcements – John Means, Council President


8:45 – 9:45 a.m.               Benefits of Outsourcing



9:45 – 10:45 a.m.             CVG Topic/Closing Remarks, Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, KCAB


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.           BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Town Hall – Discussion on Trends that Impact Airport Facility Managers

Potential Discussion Topics:

  • Airfield LED Conversions (huge energy savings 50%+)
  • Resiliency (Power back-up options (e.g., emergency generators, redundant power feed designs, geothermal)
  • Facial Recognition Security Screening (who’s maintaining and what does it cost)
  • Sustainability (what’s our role, how do we keep it “practical”)
  • Maintenance Planning for New Technology (who’s doing what?)


12:45 p.m.                         Closing Remarks (John Means, Council President), Networking

Information on World Workplace meeting and update on 2020 conference in Houston (Troy Donahue, Council President-Elect)


1:00 p.m.                           Departures

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