Denver International Airport to Host Major Airport Business Diversity Conference

 DENVER — April 30, 2014 — Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to announce that it will host the Airport Minority Advisory Council’s (AMAC) Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference from June 8-10.

DIA is proud to co-host the event with AMAC, which is the nation’s only non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting the full participation of Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE/SBE) in airport contracting and employment opportunities. AMAC assists airports and their business partners in achieving diversity goals that are mandated by federal regulations, and in doing so, help airports become closer to the communities they serve.

The annual diversity conference offers airports, the federal government, corporations and entrepreneurs the opportunity to cultivate new relationships and expand their national presence through engaging and relevant educational and networking events.

“Denver International Airport is the perfect co-host for this year’s milestone event for AMAC,” said Kim Day, Denver’s Manager of Aviation. “We have a beautiful state, a vibrant business community, and an airport that generates more than $26.3 billion in economic benefits for the region each year. In addition, DIA is committed to increasing opportunities for new, small, minority- and women-owned businesses at the airport. We work hard to foster an inclusive business environment that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to grow and be successful in the competitive aviation market.”

This year, AMAC will mark the 30th anniversary of its first meeting with several marquee events. Panel topics at this year’s conference include: regional economic forecasts; legislative and policy updates; opportunities in construction and concessions; non-traditional opportunities; and a “business matchmaking” session.

“We are excited to celebrate the 30th year of hosting the Airport’s Business Diversity Conference,” said AMAC President, Shelby M. Scales. “Our founding members and servant leaders are to be celebrated along with highlighting the many significant legislative milestones that have supported minority and women businesses in the aviation industry.”

The annual Business Diversity Conference is a banner item on the AMAC organization’s yearly calendar and one of the events that sets the tone for the following year’s agenda.

Proceeds from the conference will support AMAC program initiatives and provide scholarships, career awareness and leadership development opportunities for students. AMAC aims to increase the participation of minority and women in the aviation industry through the AMAC Education and Scholarship Program.  

For more information about AMAC, visit or call 703-414-2622.   

To register for the conference, visit
Conference hotel and group rates are available through May 16.