John Cugasi (Paradies Lagardère) and Chris Demitz (SSP America) reprise their presentations from a recent ACI-NA Commercial Management Committee meeting. To evolve a sustainable and resilient business model, all stakeholders must understand a basic premise: how concessionaires make money. For this Forum, John and Chris will discuss – and present – concessionaire income statements to show the impact of our current business environment and the challenges concessionaires face in their ongoing recovery. Their insights are important information you can use. We invite you to join our webinar.
Vice President of Marketing
John is the Vice President of Marketing for Paradies Lagardère. He is responsible for all aspects of the Marketing function including RFPs and the company’s concept portfolio and brand relationships. This is John’ third assignment with the company, having previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Planning and Development from 2011 to 2016, and providing consulting services since 2016. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions in the industry including Director of Concessions at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport where he managed the concessions program for the world’s largest airport.
Vice President of Business Development Finance
Chris has a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware and MBA from Georgetown University. He has spent the last 24 years in the airport and travel world with Continental Airlines, America West, Host, and SSP America.