With the valuable participation of Corporación Quiport, the 27th Airports Council International - Latin America & Caribbean (ACI-LAC) General Assembly was concluded last Thursday, November 9 in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Quiport’s delegation was composed of Andrew O’Brian, President and Director General; Carlos Criado, Commercial Director; Allan Padilla, Operations Director; and Jaime Pérez, Social Responsibility Manager.

Issues of vital importance to the future of the airport industry were addressed at the Assembly including airport contribution to the development of tourism, infrastructure challenges faced by airports in the region, airport security, and how technological innovation opportunities can become solutions in improving passenger experience.  Matters relating to the impact on economic development, social responsibility, and environmental protection were also discussed.


Andrew O’Brian, who also participated as panelist at the Airport CEOForum, highlighted the importance of this type of meetings.  “Airport activity is one of the most dynamic in the world, and it is essential to debate and share experiences in order to better understand our role in the economic and social development of our countries and define where our efforts should be directed to adequately meet the demands of our clients, which include airlines and passengers,” said O’Brian.

In parallel with the Assembly, ACI-LAC committees meeting were held.  Our team participated in the Operational Safety Committee, chaired by Allan Padilla, the Environment Committee, chaired by Jaime Pérez, and the Economic Committee, of which Carlos Criado is a member.