Airports Blog

ACDBE and small business partners came together at the Proud Bird on Nov. 20 for the 2019 Airports Roundtable hosted by The Network.

The evening included three panel discussions and networking opportunities to help provide mentorship and education to aspiring entrepreneurs and newcomers to the airports industry.

Lendistry CEO Everett Sands joined Cougar Mountain Financial CEO Marques Warren for a discussion around financing and funding mid-term refurbishments.

Palazzo Concessions CEO Simeon Stewart discussed best first-year practices and then Crews of California President Nick Crews joined URW Senior Vice President of Airport Commercial Operations Robert Van Snik for a conversation about succession planning.

Later, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Development Officer Bob Gilbert offered remarks to help kick off the social hour.

The Network will be hosting additional educational forums and networking sessions around the country in 2020. Interested in attending? Contact Chris Adkins at