12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit


General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is pleased to present the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit, December 10-11, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit continues the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Over the past year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have evolved the federal government's approach to aviation security by implementing a number of risk based security initiatives. Airport operators, airlines and aviation industry leaders have been key partners in the development and implementation of this intelligence-driven risk based approach to aviation security.

As one of the top attended security events in Washington, D.C., this important annual Summit will continue the focus on risk based security using collaborative public-private partnerships by bringing together senior leadership from DHS and the TSA with airport operators and other key players in security policy and operations for an intensive day and a half conference. The interactive format of the summit enables the open exchange of ideas and information on the most important security issues facing the aviation industry. In particular, the summit sessions will focus on issues such as risk based security, passenger, checked baggage and cargo screening operations, airport access control and perimeter security, technology deployment and funding issues, recent legislative initiatives, general aviation security, domestic and international programs to facilitate passenger travel, and global harmonization efforts. This conference provides the perfect opportunity to join in a dialogue with policymakers from TSA, DHS and Congress, learn about the latest developments regarding security policy and technology, and network with key aviation security decision-makers.

Senior TSA and DHS executives, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders are also invited to participate on the program.

Airports-Only Meeting on December 11, 2012

At the conclusion of the conference, all airport attendees of the summit are invited to participate in an Airports-Only Meeting of AAAE's Transportation Security Services Committee.  The Airports-Only Meeting will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on December 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.