Reimagining Financing for Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs)

Reimagining Finance for ACDBEs

Thursday, August 12
3:00 – 4:30 PM


A Virtual Roundtable

Los Angeles World Airports, in partnership with the Los Angeles Urban League, requests your participation in an important discussion to reimagine financing and increase access to wealth-building opportunities for women, minorities, and small businesses in the airport industry.

ACDBEs, both as independent operators and joint venture partners, play a critical role in realizing those revenues, often bringing innovative concepts, deep operational experience, and local market knowledge to airport enterprises. For successful ACDBEs, the concessions world offers the opportunity to create real wealth.

And yet, traditional financing has often been inaccessible to these entrepreneurs. To develop actionable strategies to address this barrier, LAWA is convening finance experts like yourselves, our Chief Financial Officer Tatiana Starostina, current and former ACDBEs, and the Los Angeles Urban League. Topics for discussion include:

  • LAX concessions market opportunities and risks
  • The unique challenges faced by disadvantaged concessionaires at LAX
  • Potential approaches to leverage LAWA’s commitment to the success of its ACDBE partners

LAWA is proud to step forward as one of the first major airports taking bold steps to address this structural impediment. We look forward to hearing from you on this important topic.

Justin Erbacci

Justin Erbacci

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles World Airports