Join Crain’s and industry leaders to discuss the investment, expansion and improvement of New York’s airports into modern facilities the city can be proud of. The panel will discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $13 billion plan to enhance JFK through state-of-the-art passenger amenities and to simplify the roadways to increase capacity. There will also be a discussion about the $8 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia and whether there are other pressing airport issues that need to be addressed.

Opening Keynote: Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Followed by Q&A with Erik Engquist, Assistant Managing Editor, Crain’s New York Business

Club dress code: The NYAC is a private club, and it has the right to turn away anyone who does not adhere to its dress code: business attire, no open-toe shoes, no sneakers, no denim. Jackets are required for men.

Panel Discussion: Improving the Customer Experience
Melissa Gliatta, Chief Operating Officer, Thor Equities
Craig Jenks, President, Airline/Aircraft Projects Inc.
U.S. Representative Gregory W. Meeks, New York’s 5th District
Tyler Morse, CEO & Managing Partner, MCR
Alan Pellegrini, CEO, Thales North America

Moderated by Greg David, Crain's Contributor; Director of the Business Reporting Program, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

8:35 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Opening Keynote Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

9:25 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Improving the Customer Experience

10:30 a.m.
Program Concludes

For event questions:
Ana Jimenez

For press inquiries:
Michael Johnston

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  • When

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • New York Athletic Club
    180 Central Park South
    New York, New York 10019

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