Bestselling Author Jim Collins to Keynote Annual Airport Conference

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ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held Sept. 22-25 in San Jose.

Bestselling author Jim Collins to keynote ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition

Jim’s extensive research in the area of global competitiveness and his vast knowledge of the most pressing issues facing great companies, affords him a unique opportunity to help airports more effectively plan for their future.

Jim Collins, renowned author of the New York Times bestseller Great By Choice, How the Mighty Fall and international bestseller Good to Great, will be the keynote speaker on Sept. 22 at the 21st Annual Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Conference and Exhibition in San Jose. Collins, an expert on turning good organizations into great ones, will highlight key challenges all businesses face today and discuss why in a world of constant change, the fundamentals are more important than ever.

“It’s no secret that successful airports are managed and run like successful companies; well positioned for growth, competition and sustainability. Jim’s extensive research in the area of global competitiveness and his vast knowledge of the most pressing issues facing great companies, affords him a unique opportunity to help airports more effectively plan for their future,” said ACI-NA Chair and President/CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, David N. Edwards, Jr.

The ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held Sept. 22-25 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. Preconference seminars featuring in-depth information on airport finances, operations, information technology, legal issues and environmental challenges will also be held Sept. 21–22.

In addition to the educational sessions, delegates can visit over 100 exhibitors in the conference Exhibition Hall at the San Jose Convention Center.

“The opportunity for aviation executives to network and share strategies, take advantage of the latest innovative products and services, and listen to experts with real solutions to industry challenges will prove invaluable for those in attendance,” Edwards said. “Our goal is to once again broaden delegates’ perspectives on the airport industry to better plan for tomorrow.”

Exhibition Hall
In addition to the educational sessions, delegates can visit over 100 exhibitors in the conference Exhibition Hall at the San Jose Convention Center. Pre-Conference Sessions ACI-NA will also offer participants the opportunity to attend five pre-conference seminars on various topics of interest at the convention center on Sep. 21 and 22. Pre-Conference Seminar topics include: Business Information Technology, Finance, Operations & Technical Affairs, Environmental Affairs, and Legal Affairs.

Note to Media:
Reporters who wish to attend may contact ACI-NA’s Tom Smith at tsmith(at)aci-na(dot)org to request press credentials. Advanced registration is strongly recommended. A valid ID is required. Press credentials can be picked up on site at the ACI-NA registration tables in the San Jose Convention Center.

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