PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

9/28/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 092815
Subject:
Long Beach Airport Ready to Host Premier Airport Conference
Week of events marks first time LGB will host international event
Contact:
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
Public Affairs
562.570.2678
Stephanie.Montuya-Morisky@LongBeach.gov




Long Beach Airport (LGB) will eagerly welcome 2,000 airport officials to the city next week as official host of the 2015 Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Annual Conference & Exhibition. The event focuses on modern trends in the commercial aviation industry and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center from October 4-7.

“We’re honored to welcome ACI-NA and its attendees to Long Beach for their annual conference, and are very excited to display all that our city and our airport have to offer,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This is yet another opportunity for Long Beach to prove itself as a dynamic host and international tourism destination.”

Recently named one of the 25 fastest growing trade shows in the United States by Trade Show Executive, the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the premier opportunity for aviation networking, with presentations from the brightest minds in the industry. This is the first time that Long Beach Airport will host the event.

“Long Beach and its airport deserve a national reputation as one of the most welcoming cities in the country, and this event will go a long way toward making that a reality,” said Congressman Alan Lowenthal, who will deliver opening remarks at the conference on October 5. “I am so pleased that we have the opportunity to present Long Beach Airport to this collection of aviation leaders, and I’m sure that they will come away feeling just as proud of this local jewel as we do.”

The ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition draws participants from 200 airports across the United States and Canada, and features prominent displays of the latest and greatest products and services available. The event is consistently one of the foremost authorities on new and emerging technologies in the commercial aviation industry.

“This conference represents a tremendous opportunity for Long Beach Airport to make its mark on the industry, with an exclamation point,” said Airport Director Bryant L. Francis, C.M. “As a longtime attendee of the ACI-NA annual conference, and a member of the ACI-NA Board of Directors, I understand the importance of this event and the spotlight being placed upon the host city. Everyone at Long Beach Airport is eager to put our highly regarded, award-winning travel experience on display against the backdrop of the City’s gorgeous waterfront and resurging Downtown.”

Long Beach Airport welcomes ACI-NA attendees and encourages them to enjoy the City, as well as the historic terminal and concourse modernization that has earned local, national and international awards. Anyone interested in attending the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition may still register, or find more information, at www.annual.aci-na.org.

About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently completed a revitalization to update its facilities. In 2012, a new passenger concourse opened to the public and has since garnered extensive praise for its modern design and architecture, local eateries and easygoing travel experience. Recently, both Fodor’s Travel Guide and Yahoo Travel named LGB one of the top 10 terminals in the world, and Conde Nast Traveler readers voted LGB No. 4 in their annual Best Airports in America feature. LGB offers non-stop service to many U.S. cities, and supports a healthy general aviation community with nearly 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, as well as a leader in maintaining a sustainable, environmentally-responsible operation. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.