AMERICAS. Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, is the latest senior industry figure confirmed to speak at the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which takes place on 5-9 April.

The announcement of Donohue as the latest high-profile airport speaker comes as the Knowledge Hub agenda for the Summit is published. It can be viewed on the event website here.

As reported, the all-digital Summit of the Americas is being organised by the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL) in partnership with The Moodie Davitt Report (which organised the successful Virtual Travel Retail Expo from 12-16 October).

Dallas Fort Worth, where Donohue has been CEO since 2013, is one of the largest airports in North America and among the most progressive in its commercial thinking.

In his role, Donohue is responsible for the management, operation and strategic planning of the airport. Centred between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW Airport connects the North Texas region with non-stop service to over 200 destinations on five continents and is consistently ranked among the best large airports for customer service.

Donohue joined the airport after a 28-year career in the airline industry in various executive roles with Virgin Australia Airlines and United Airlines.

A powerful line-up of speakers in the Knowledge Hub will complement the high-quality engagement opportunities offered by the Exhibition Hub at the virtual event

Other airport leaders to speak will include JFKIAT (JFK T4) President & CEO Roel Huinink and Corporación América Airports CEO Martín Eurnekian. More on the speaker line-up can be found here.

Visitor registration (free to all travel retailers and airport companies) is open at the official event website, which is now live.

Click on the video above for an explanation of how the virtual Summit of the Americas event works for exhibitors and visitors

As reported, for exhibitors there are multiple options to display products, deliver brand and product presentations, offer virtual tours of their facilities and showrooms, and connect with buyers. Event sponsorship options are also available through our team.

The Summit is open to airports and all other landlords from travel-related sectors; retailers, food & beverage operators and other commercial service providers; brands, agents & distributors; media and other relevant parties.


To learn more about this opportunity, please download the 2021 Virtual Summit Information Briefing. For virtual stand reservations or media, please contact Irene Revilla at

For general questions about participation in the Virtual Summit, please contact Steven Antolick for further assistance.