SLC Hosts ACI-NA Conference

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Starting today, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports will host the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Annual Conference and Exhibition. Running until November 14, the annual conference will host 2,000 airport executives to discuss important airport and air transport challenges and opportunities within the new aviation environment. The exhibition hall -- featuring over 120 aviation-related exhibitors -- will be open daily to delegates, with the Grand Opening Reception held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey and David Collenette, Canada's Minister of Transport, will headline the keynote addresses on Monday night. Adm. James M. Loy, Undersecretary of Transportation for Security, Transportation Security Administration, and Brian Flemming, Chairman, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, will highlight a general session on Tuesday. ACI-NA represents local, regional, state, and national governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada.