Dear Delegates, Guests, Sponsors and Exhibitors:
On behalf of Tampa International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, we’d like to welcome you to the 49th Annual Florida Airports Council Conference and Exposition at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.
As many of us experience growth, major renovations and exciting changes along with rising tourism numbers in our wonderful state, we felt it was appropriate to build on that with this year’s “Above and Beyond” theme. The expectations to deliver impeccable customer service, expanded domestic and international nonstop connections and the latest in technology have never been higher for our industry and our Florida airports. We hope you’ll find our lineup of speakers and topics to be relevant, helpful and engaging as we work together to bring our facilities and services to the next level in 2018 and beyond.
Those who have attended FAC conferences in the past know this week is also about networking, creating new partnerships and having a good time doing so. We’ve planned a number of fun outings and entertaining events, including what promises to be a very memorable evening for your entire family at the Florida Aquarium. The Tampa Bay area boasts some of the best beaches, nightlife, golf courses, fishing and breweries in the state and we encourage you to make the time to unwind while you’re here.
We also urge you to communicate and connect with each other and with us via social media by following and using the hashtag #TBFAC, as well as following and interacting with @FlyTPA and @Fly2PIE.
We’re honored to have some of the country’s top airport movers and shakers in our beautiful Tampa Bay region for the 49th Annual FAC conference and we truly hope to deliver an experience that goes above and beyond.
Joseph W. Lopano