Why Should I Attend?
GHI’s Americas Conference is the premier networking event for ground handlers, airlines, airports and suppliers operating from San Francisco to Santiago and beyond. We bring together more than 250 airlines, ground service providers, airports and equipment suppliers and provide a platform for boosting business opportunities and sharing best practice around common industry challenges including safety, leadership, new GSE technology and service innovation .
One-to-One Meetings: build your business network
Join the conference and connect with more than 250 aviation stakeholders through a premium and highly personalised One-to-One meetings service. GHI’s expert team will purpose build you a schedule that ensures you spend quality time with airlines, ground handlers, GSE & IT suppliers or airports. Our meetings take place professional and discreet meeting rooms, which are managed by a GHI hostess to ensure your appointment goes to plan.
Conference Programme: discover best practice
Discover how to fine-tune your ground handling strategy to maximise new business opportunities across the North & Latin American markets. Enjoy 3 days of expert advice on how to tackle top industry challenges around safety, cost efficiency, the adoption of new technology and engaging your employees in service excellence. Hear from aviation leaders at JetBlue Airways, Avianca, Menzies, Swissport, American Airlines, Miami International Airport and KPMG.
Premium Networking Events
Join us aboard the luxury South Beach Lady Yacht as we take a cruise around Biscayne Bay for this year’s delegate dinner. Network in style and take in the sights of Miami’s exclusive bayside properties, frequented by Hollywood and NBA stars. Our networking events offer a fun and informal way to wind down after a busy day at the conference, while continuing to make new acquaintances. Activities begin with our Welcome Party on Tuesday 26 June and culminate with the Delegate Dinner on Wednesday 27 June.
Discover new products and services that can help you boost key business KPIs with our expo area featuring more than 30 GSE & IT suppliers. Speak with product experts and attend live exhibitor demonstrations that will enable you to learn how their products can help improve your operation.
The personal touch
Enjoy GHI’s warm and friendly customer service from an expert team who pride themselves on exceeding your visitor expectations. Whether you need an introduction to a potential business prospect or can’t remember a meeting appointment time – our team are on hand, via clearly signed reg or meetings desks, and only too happy to help.
Olga Svirskaia, "Great! The conference is growing so it's becoming more effective for meetings, and the sessions this year were great"
Sr Manager, Airport Purchasing - Hubs & Spokes. American airlines
Phillip Berton "Very well attended by both airlines and ground handling companies. Excellent opportunities to network"
Director, Airport Affairs, Spirit Airlines
Marva M. Richards "This year's conference was excellent. Great facility, excellent speakers and many opportunities for One-to-One Meetings"
Operations Manager, Airport Services (Antigua) Ltd
Rodrigo Martins "Overall was excellent. On two days and a half I could meet most of our clients, covering 90% of our operation. Really great."
VP Ground Handling Services, Talma Servicios Aeroportuarios