Corporate Partners

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, N.J.

Delaware North

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service 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 and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion.

HMSHost

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.

The Hudson Group

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 United States and Canada, and operates in 24 of the top 25 busiest airports in North America.

Paradies Lagardère

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

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.

Strategic Partners

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Founded in 1928, 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, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings and conferences and a highly respected accreditation program.

Airport Consultants Council (ACC)

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 (ACI)

The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States 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 percent 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 (COMTO)

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 United States 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

MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned business through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy and research.

National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC)

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.

Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA)

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 (WBENC)

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.

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB)

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is a leading voice for women focused on advancing gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned businesses and providing women the tools for economic security, stability and sanctuary. NAWRB provides one of the most thorough resources for women in the industry, covering a wide-range of topics and issues: from poverty and homeownership to C-suite opportunities and family offices.

US Department of Transportation

The United States 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 United States Secretary of Transportation.

Media Partners

Airport Experience News

Airport Experience® News 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 USDOT DBE program (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise). 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

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.

MBE Magazine

Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bimonthly 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 womanowned 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.