b'98 INDUSTRY INSIDERLets Bring People TogetherAirports are in the business ofPart of what I love most about bringing people together. Toaviation is that its constantly evolving,Cynthia Guidry, make that happen, those of uschallenging us to innovate as we head todirector of Long Beach in the aviation industry also must comedestination tomorrow.Airport, has overseen operations at the oldest together, forging connections that canFew airports have seen as muchairport in California help uplift us all. change as the pioneering Longsince 2019. With a To that end, the beachside city ofBeach Airport. Its the oldest airportbackground in civil engineering and Long Beachhome to Long Beachin California, celebrating its 100thproject management, she has more Airport (LGB)is inviting aviationanniversary, andif you havent alreadythan 25 years of experience working in professionals to visit sunny Southernvisited uswe hope youll come see forgovernment and airport management.California for the Airports Councilyourself that its also one of the coolest International-North America (ACI-NA)airports in America. Checked Baggage Inspection System 2023 Annual Conference, Sept. 29LGBs early origins took flightwere unveiled last summer. The projects through Oct. 2 at the Long Beachwith fabric-covered biplanes takinghave beautified and streamlined the Convention and Entertainment Center.off and landing on the beach in thetravel experience in a more sustainable Long Beach Airport is proud to beearly 1900s, inspiring greats such asway from curb to gate, while also the host airport for this major industryAmelia Earhart to catch the flying bug.complementing and preserving the conference that will attract thousandsLater, Long Beacha hub for aviationairports unique history and original of attendees from around the country.manufacturingalso would serve a vitalarchitecture, including the iconic Its a unique opportunity, and especiallyrole in World War II, as women took jobsStreamline Moderne Historic Terminal.important in the wake of the COVID-19to produce and ferry military aircraft. Today, the city-owned and operated pandemic, for us to network and learnOur rich aviation history is intertwinedairportwell situated between Orange from one another.with the demands of today andand Los Angeles countiesserves Going beyond ACI-NA, we knowtomorrows travelers: from the storiedas a tourism gateway for Southern many of you will also attend the Futuredays when Charles Lindbergh praisedCalifornias many beaches and world-Travel Experience (FTE) Global 2023the airport for having paved runwaysrenowned attractions. here in Long Beach, hosted by Losand the countrys first illuminated airfieldAnd, as we mark 100 years of Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Thatto now, with operations that includepioneering history in aviation, Long event is taking place Sept. 19 to 21,state-of-the-art modernizations for theBeach is also the quintessential also at the Long Beach Convention and21st century.location for a couple of major aviation Entertainment Center. Long Beach Airport is in theconferences that will inspire us all to Combined, the two fall conferencesfinal stages of a major pre-securityreach for the clouds.will attract thousands of visitors fromterminal area improvement project, around the world, and I know bothwhich included the completion of a events are going to inspire aviationconsolidated Baggage Claim facility professionals to aim higher. this spring. A new Ticketing Lobby and September 2023AirportImprovement.com'