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RELEASE – ACI Annual Conference Comes to Reno-Tahoe

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport to serve as host

Reno, Nev. – Beginning Saturday, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will host one of the largest conferences to come to the region since the start of the pandemic that brought tourism to a halt in northern Nevada. Airports Council International (ACI) Annual Conference and Exhibition will draw over 1,200 industry experts from throughout North America to Reno-Tahoe to discuss emerging trends and how the industry plans to move forward in these unprecedented times.

With help from the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, this year’s conference, held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center November 6-9, will feature University of Nevada President Brian Sandoval as keynote speaker to open the event. Tom Costello, Journalist and NBC News Aviation Correspondent, will also speak about reporting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and its direct impact on the aviation industry. The conference will also feature a taped welcome message from Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

RNO’s support of ACI dates to 2006 when the airport welcomed the global trade group that brings together more industry experts than any other airport event. Its always-innovative educational sessions will include timely and pertinent topics such as sustainability, resiliency, and capital project approaches in an ever-changing world. Various committees that represent specific industry sectors such as Information Technology and Operations will be woven into the Annual Conference agenda this year, bringing even more exposure to the Reno-Tahoe area.

The annual exhibition will also feature a wide variety of products and services on an expansive trade show floor, which already has more than 160 booths sold and 90 exhibiting companies.

Media are welcome to attend by calling Scott Elmore, ACI Vice President of Communications and Marketing, at 301-676-3304, but the conference is not open to the public.

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