“We are pleased to be hosting the conference next year in warm and sunny Orlando at the beautiful JW Marriott property,” says Pauline Armbrust, president and CEO of ARN. “However the location does not seem to be as critical as the agenda and networking opportunities so attendees next year can be assured that both those goals will be more than met.
The ARN show features the largest gathering of airport decision makers and concession executives at any conference throughout the year. Featured during the three days of the conference are presentations by leading experts who share their research and expertise on cutting edge trends and business strategies in the areas of food and beverage, retail, technology, customer service, and much more. Additionally, an exhibit hall showcases the foremost companies and airports in the business.
The most recent ARN conference held at the end of February had a sold out exhibit hall which included established and emerging brands such as Subway, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Dunkin’ Brands Yum! Brands, Wolfgang Puck, Focus Brands, Pinkberry, Sandella’s Flatbread Café, and many more. The event is punctuated by an awards show celebrating companies and airports for their achievements in the airport concession industry.
ARN hosted the 2011 conference at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland back in late February. This show featured the largest attendance ever for a ARN event, a line up of powerful speakers, and a sold out exhibit hall. To re-live the 2011 show, please visit.