Safety and security are at the core of everything we do at YVR, and we continually work to make changes that improve the passenger experience. That’s why Vancouver Airport Authority hosted security counterparts from across the continent last month as part of the annual Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Public Safety and Security conference.
With the recent amalgamation of the Canadian Airports Council into ACI-NA, this was the first time the Public Safety and Security conference was held outside of the United States. The conference brought together hundreds of senior level aviation security specialists and industry security colleagues (FBI, CSIS, TSA, FAA, CATSA, Transport Canada and more) for informative and in-depth discussions on the most critical issues facing airports in public safety and security. A wide range and array of cross-border subjects were discussed.
In addition, the Airport Authority also hosted the ACI-NA Business Information Technologies conference, which brought together airport IT professionals and industry experts to discuss the latest ways to deal with current IT challenges, while maximizing the value of airport IT infrastructure and anticipating new technology initiatives.
Given this conference was co-located with the Public Safety and Security Spring conference, attendees were given the rare chance to network and strategize with fellow airport security colleagues and industry security subject-matter experts. The conference highlighted how security, safety, efficiency and technology converge to make the airports of the future a reality.