SEP 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 6 headlines, trends & ideas PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., a busi- ness intelligence, predictive analyt- ics and big-data company, recently contracted with Florida's Fort Lau- derdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) for an information and automation solution designed to increase traffic flows and capacity, and reduce delays and congestion at one of the nation's fastest growing commercial airports. This new capability is applicable to all airports where demand is growing and the capacity of existing infrastructure is highly constrained, including regions such as South Florida, where sustained growing demand is pushing the limits of the existing aviation infrastructure. The PASSUR solution delivers new efficiencies at a fraction of the cost of major capital investments by en- suring that: • Arriving aircraft are promptly assigned a gate • All available airport resources are being optimized • Passengers experience a quick and seamless travel experience This integrated solution is an im- portant step toward Airport Collab- orative Decision Making (A-CDM) in North America, which enables all key stakeholders to collaborate and coordinate on a common operating platform to prioritize high-value flights, reduce the number of aircraft waiting to take off, and sequence arrivals and departures to and from gate assignments. The solution ensures that FLL and all of its key operational stake- holders, including airlines, are co- ordinating their actions by sharing timely, automated information about the status of arriving aircraft and surface traffic movements. "PASSUR's Surface Management Solution will benefit FLL's passen- gers by allowing them to deplane as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Mark Gale, CEO and director of aviation for the Broward County Aviation Department. "Airlines will also benefit by reducing taxi time and waiting for an open gate, thus reducing fuel consumption and emissions." "It's great to work with an inno- vator like Fort Lauderdale-Holly- wood International Airport," said Jim Barry, PASSUR Aerospace president and CEO. "PASSUR is focused on identifying, alerting to and removing constraints in the airspace and on the airport surface, producing measurable value to our airline and airport customers." n Innovative System Expands Airport Capacity The Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) recently announced the growth of its collection to 100 hotels and resorts throughout the USA, Mexico, Caribbean and now Canada. The network's portfolio is composed of proper- ties from brands such as Westin Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott, Autograph Collec- tion Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels and Gaylord Hotels. With this development, according to Mike Wainwright, vice president of sales for the Marriott Convention & Resort Network, CRN continues to implement targeted strategies for the convention hotels and resorts, living up to the prom- ise to have the widest breadth of options and also the richest selection of programs and knowledge experts. "We are extremely excited by the opportunities that the addition of these properties presents to our customers," said Wainwright. "This presence in new markets allows for CRN to dramatically expand on the ability to provide meeting facilities in the most de- sired destinations and continue to deliver unparalleled service and experience in bigger and better ways." In conjunction with the expansion, CRN unveiled a new website to introduce stronger tools for plan- ners, offering preselected hotel search groupings, narrated site videos and the Meetings Imagined platform. n Marriott's CRN Includes 100 Properties Across the Americas In August, Garet Turner, CMP, became the new vice president of development for the American Society of Associ- ation Executives (ASAE). He will lead the development efforts for the ASAE Foundation and manage fundraising events. Pre- viously, Turner has worked for the Council from Advance and Support of Education (CASE) as the director of corporate rela- tions and managed more than $1.5 million in annual non-dues revenue. "Garet has expertise and passion for development and he will be an excellent addition to the ASAE Foundation team. His vision and ideas on how to enhance our fundraising efforts and engage the broader associ- ation community was very im- pressive," said Susan Robertson, CAE, ASAE executive vice presi- dent and president of the ASAE Foundation. "We are excited to have him on board and look for- ward to his contributions." n The JW Marriott Marco Island Resort, one of Marriott's CRN properties Garet Turner Joins ASAE as Vice President of Development

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