North America/Central Europe Airport Issues Conference

October 21-23, 2024 | Athens, Greece









About the Conference

In partnership with the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE), we are pleased to present the 28th Annual North America/Central Europe Airport Issues Conference, to be held in Athens, Greece, October 21-23, 2024.

As in past years, key aviation officials from throughout the region will participate in the conference, including representatives from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and the Slovak Republic. In addition, U.S. Commercial Service officers from U.S. embassies throughout the region will participate.

Reunite with your airport, airline, and government colleagues, and come away with solid, practical information and new contacts that can help you work more efficiently, now and in the future.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Airport CEOs/Directors from Central Europe, Eastern Europe, the U.S., and others with interest in these regions.

  2. Government officials from the U.S., and Central and Eastern Europe

  3. Airport planning, business development, marketing, and international affairs professionals

  4. Airline executives

  5. Industry suppliers, consultants, and partners

Conference Agenda

Click below to view the full agenda. Subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

You acknowledge that in registering for and attending this AAAE event, you agree to adhere to the cancellation policy noted below, AAAE's Duty of Care, and AAAE's Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.


If you are not seeing the correct pricing appear for your member type, please contact member.services@aaae.org to complete your registration for this event.

September 6, 2024
September 6, 2024
IAAE/AAAE Member $750 USD (€699) $850 USD (€792)
Non-Member $850 USD (€792) $950 USD (€885)
Exhibit Tabletop Additional Personnel $495 USD (€461) $550 USD (€512)
Guest* $300 USD (€279) $350 USD (€326)

*Guest refers to a spouse, significant other, or personal friend, NOT a business associate or staff colleague affiliated with the aviation industry. Guest registration provides access to the welcome reception and evening event only.

AAAE accepts registration regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, sex, physical disability, and national or ethnic origin. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment and educational services. If you require any special assistance to participate or have special dietary requirements, email aaaemeetings@aaae.org.

Accredited Airport Executives:

The course is worth 12 credits in the AAAE Continuing Airport Management Education Unit (CEU) program.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrations, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. All cancellation requests for registrations received on or before Friday, Oct. 4, 2023, are subject to a $175 cancellation processing fee; approved refunds will be processed after the meeting takes place. There will be no refunds of any kind after this date. Cancellations with outstanding invoices received within two weeks of the start of the conference, will require full payment on the balance due. Refunds will not be provided, and balance dues will not be forgiven for no-shows. Substitutions within the same conference will be accepted without penalties. The difference between member and non-member price will be charged if a non-member replaces a member. Substitutions will be accepted with a written request to AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. The individual substituting for the original registrant is responsible for all financial obligations (balance due; difference in fees due to membership type) associated with that substitution. For all inquiries regarding cancellations, refunds and substitutions, please contact the AAAE Meetings Department at 703.824.0504 or email AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. By submitting a completed registration form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund or credit.

NOTE: AAAE reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event if the number of registrants is insufficient; due to acts of God; or any other reason beyond AAAE’s control. In this event, we will notify all registrants and credit the full registration fee towards another AAAE meeting, product or service. However, any costs incurred by the registrant, such as hotel cancellation or airline penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant. Confirmation letters will be emailed to attendees within two weeks of receipt of registration. However, if you have not received a confirmation email two business days prior to the meeting, and you enrolled at least two weeks prior to the meeting, please contact the AAAE Meetings Department at 703.824.0504 or AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund.

Media Access Policy:

AAAE reserves the right to grant at its sole discretion access to TV, radio, and print media organizations or individuals that have registered and received prior authorization from AAAE at least 72 hours prior to an AAAE event they wish to cover. Due to the sensitive nature of some discussions, not all sessions at some AAAE events will be open to media. AAAE retains the sole right to grant or refuse media access for any event or section of an event it operates.

Photo/Video Disclaimer:

By registering for and attending any AAAE event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, web sites, social media and other marketing purposes.

Hotel & Travel

Royal Olympic Athens

Hotel Accommodations

All conference programming, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Royal Olympic Athens, located at 28-34 Ath. Diakou Str., 11743 Athens, Greece. For your convenience, a block of rooms has been made available and all attendees will receive a rate of $214.25 per night for an Executive Room or $246.38 per night for a Deluxe Room (plus applicable taxes and fees). The last day to receive this discounted rate is Thursday, September 19, 2024. Rooms may sell out before this date, so be sure to make your reservation today!

To book your room, please use the online reservation link using code AAAE24 or call the hotel directly at + and ask for the AAAE group rate. Cancellation of guaranteed reservations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid charges.


Traveling to Greece from outside the country? Be sure the check visa requirements and apply early!

Airline Information

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been selected as the official air carriers for this meeting. When booking United, refer to the offer code ZNSQ375349. When booking Delta, refer to meeting code NM36J.


United Airlines has been selected as one of the official air carriers for this meeting. United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZNSQ375349 in the Promotions and Certificates Offer Code box. Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800.426.1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZNSQ and Agreement Code: 375349.


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American Association of Airport Executives Please click here to book your flights! You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM36J.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Ground Transportation

Check back for ground transportation information.

This conference is designed to provide business executives with an edge in developing meaningful working relationships in the U.S./Central European airport/aviation market. Increase your company's visibility by sponsoring. You will be demonstrating your company's dedication to promoting excellence through education with your target audience.

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Sponsor Benefits:

  • Listing as an exclusive sponsor of conference event

  • Thank-you signage prominently displayed

  • Verbal recognition during the program

  • Advance and final roster in Excel

  • Listing on AAAE mobile app during conference

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Us!

Heba Gouda

Registration & Hotel:
Jonna Thoma

Holly Ackerman

Press & Media Inquiries:
Brian Kalish