Areas is one of the world leaders in Food & Beverage and Travel Retail. Areas receives 348 million customers each year in its 1,900 stores in 10 countries in Europe, the US, Mexico and Chile. As a reference restaurant operator in the world of travel, focused on quality, Areas is present in large and small communication centers around the world (airports, train stations, motorway service areas), as well as in points key to fairgrounds and leisure centers.
Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 11,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world’s leading car-sharing network, with more than one million members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australasia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and foodservice companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant, catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion.
Fraport USA is the developer and/or manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) Terminal B. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for per-passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service.
Global restauranteur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and at more than 100 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of nearly $3.3 billion and employs more than 41,000 associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of €4.6 billion in 2017, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 58,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide.
Hudson Group, one of the largest travel retailers in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Hudson Group operates over 989 Hudson, Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty-free shops in 88 airports wand transportation terminals in the U.S. and Canada, and operates in 24 of the top 25 busiest airports in North America.
Mead & Hunt
Mead & Hunt is a full-service aviation consultant providing expertise in engineering, planning, architecture, environmental, air service, sustainability, noise, wildlife, financial planning, and program management. We have been active in airports since the 1940s, serving a national audience with a local perspective. Consistently placing in Engineering News Record’s “Top 25 in Airports” list. We recognize that our growth in the industry is dependent upon the inclusion of a diverse team to capture targeted, contemporary approaches. Our company makes strides to enhance accountability for our policies and work products, remove barriers to equitable access to opportunities, and place increased attention on our client's unique circumstances in their airports and the surrounding communities.
Paradies Lagardère operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. With expertise in international, national and local brands, we work with our airport, brand and supplier partners to create memorable and positive shopping experiences for today’s travelers. As the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, Paradies Lagardère provides exceptional customer service, superior design, and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management.
SSP America is a division of SSP Group, a global leader in the business of creating restaurants, bars, cafés and marches in environments where people are on the move. With over 50 years of experience, SSP Group's 35,000 employees serve over one million passengers daily in more than 30 countries. Our operations span an estimated 2,500 restaurants across 140 airports and 280 rail stations representing over 450 of the world's best brands.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier developer and operator of flagship consumer destinations in the most dynamic cities across the U.S. and Europe. Partnering with airports and airlines across five major U.S. airports and reaching more than 120 million annual customers. URW Airports has a proven track record of delivering tailored and extraordinary travel experiences that drive commercial revenue above U.S. benchmarks. Leveraging our global expertise, our award-winning portfolio and our unrivaled ability to deliver the best local, national and global brands, URW is uniquely positioned to support airports and airlines in achieving their ambitions of a world-class customer experience. Learn more at URWAirports.com.
WHSmith North America-Marshall Retail Group
WHSmith is a leading global travel retailer with over 1,700 stores across 30 countries worldwide. WHSmith North America, incorporating Marshall Retail Group (MRG) and InMotion, represents over half of the Company’s international store estate, with 320 specialty retail stores located in airports and resorts across North America. MRG prides itself on creating unique customer experiences by developing distinctive retail store concepts that feature and highlight the local culture, community and lifestyle of the cities in which they are located.
American Association of Airport Executives
Founded in 1928, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE’s members represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, DC and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings, conferences and a highly respected accreditation program.
Airport Consultants Council
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is the global trade association that represents private businesses involved in the development and operations of airports and related facilities. ACC is the only association that focuses exclusively on the business interests of firms with airport-related technical expertise. ACC informs its members of new trends while promoting fair competition and procurement practices that protect the industry’s bottom line.
Airports Council International
The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the U.S. and Canada. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. ACI-NA’s members enplane more than 95% of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. The mission of ACI-NA is to advocate policies and provide services that strengthen the ability of commercial airports to serve their passengers, customers and communities.
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Founded in 1971, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color, through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development. The organization membership includes individuals, groups, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs).
Eno Center for Transportation
The Eno Center for Transportation conducts research, organizes workshops and convenes transportation experts on a variety of critical issues facing the transportation industry. Eno’s policy team takes an independent approach to all of its work, and they create pragmatic policy recommendations that are responsive to constrained public resources and political realities.
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. These include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.
Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth and competitiveness of the U.S. minority-owned businesses, including Hispanic and Latin American, Asian Pacific American, African American and Native American businesses.
National Association of Black Women in Construction
The vision of the National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) is to build lasting strategic partnerships with first-rate organizations and individuals that will provide ground-breaking and innovative solutions for black women in construction and their respective communities.
National Minority Supplier Development Council
The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion-dollar powerhouse, NMSDC is committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity.
PRiSM Compliance Management (PRiSM)
PRiSM Compliance Management (PRiSM) is a division of Early Morning Software. PRiSM Software-As-A-Service is the cloud solution for the management of suppliers, contracts, payment and labor compliance.
Surety & Fidelity Association of America
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) acts as the thought leader and trusted adviser for the surety and fidelity industry, state and federal agencies and legislators. As a licensed rating agency/advisory organization and trade association, SFAA serves its members, subscribers, federal, state and local government leaders and the public by providing statistical and actuarial data, expertise, advocacy, education and promotion on the value of surety and fidelity bonds.
Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) provides innovative, research-based solutions to improve transportation. TRB is a program unit of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides independent, objective and interdisciplinary solutions.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.
U.S. Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress in 1966 and is governed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Airport Experience News
Airport Experience® News (AXN) is an information resource and event organizer focused on spotlighting the trends, issues and advancements that affect every point of a traveler’s journey through an airport. AXN provides in-depth coverage and analysis of the airport and air travel industries through its print magazine, its robust website and other channels.
Airport Improvement Magazine
Airport Improvement Magazine provides targeted information about airport infrastructure projects to the professionals who make them happen.
American DBE Magazine
American DBE Magazine is the premier industry resource for individuals and stakeholders who work within the DOT DBE program. American DBE Magazine is published quarterly and distributed in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—to DBE program administrators, business owners and professionals in the aviation, highway and transit industries.
DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) is the proud publisher of six nationally recognized diversity-focused magazines: Black EOE Journal; HISPANIC Network Magazine; Professional WOMAN’S Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine; Diversity in STEAM Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine. Each magazine has its own engaging website, distribution and digital edition. In addition, we publish a bi-monthly e-newsletter that reaches all our readers, subscribers and clients. If one of your goals is diversity branding, global diversity, diversity recruiting, diversity admissions and enrollment or supplier diversity, then look no further. With 25 years of experience in diversity & inclusion advertising, each publication now reaches over 2 million readers.
Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bi-monthly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development. MBE magazine examines affirmative action and procurement programs in the public and private sectors and provides in-depth coverage of crucial issues affecting the growth and survival of minority and women-owned businesses. Each issue also features the success story of a prominent minority or female entrepreneur whose life and accomplishments may serve as a role model for others.