Airport CEOs, panelists and speakers meet at ACI’s WAGA 2015 main conference

Over 600 delegates took part in day one of the main conference Sept. 1 at this year’s Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA).

The day began with the official opening of the conference, where attendees heard Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, president of the Republic of Panama and several other airport officials, including managers and CEOs from Tocumen International Airport, Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority, Regional Airports and Panama Canal Authority.

The conference opening was followed by two sessions: “A day in the life of an airport CEO in 2025,” wherein panelists provided insights on the future of airports, and “Waves of the future,” which featured presentations focusing on the ways in which airports can cater to an emerging group of air travelers.

“We’re fortunate to have the opportunity here in beautiful Panama during this event to both learn from other regions’ successes and communicate our own victories,” Javier Martinez Botacio, director general of ACI Latin America-Caribbean, said. “More than anything, it is through this spirit of collaboration and mutual support that the world’s airports will create a solid foundation for future growth.”

WAGA 2015 continued on Sept. 2 with the second half of the main conference program.