2021 Business Opportunity Forum
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Hosted in collaboration with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) week


Chellie Cameron, CEO of PHL

Rochelle ("Chellie") L. Cameron was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2016.  As CEO, Ms. Cameron serves as the City’s chief aviation representative in local, state, national and international affairs. She is responsible for the operation of the Airport System and directing the planning, development and administration of all activities of the City’s Division of Aviation, including both Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport. She also oversees the management of airport personnel. As of June 30, 2020, there were approximately 792 Division of Aviation employees, 164 Police Department, 70 Fire Department, 19 Law Department and 24 Office of Fleet Management persons employed by the City's Division of Aviation.


Stephanie Wear, Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services

Stephanie is responsible for air service development and cargo portfolios at the airport. She works to attract, retain, and expand air service routes as well as increase cargo volume. She works within the revenue department by maintaining effective working relationships with carriers, logistical firms, aviation organizations and other airports. She also facilitates corporate and stakeholder relationships that maximize commercial air service operations at Philadelphia, ensuring that PHL thrives as a globally competitive gateway.


Lauren Carroll, UPS Air Division Manager

Lauren oversees the ramp operations for UPS at Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Dulles airports. Under her leadership is over 1,200 union employees and 125 management personnel. Her responsibilities at UPS include, but are not limited to, overseeing all ramp activity, consisting of the ground handling of 42 aircraft daily, fueling, deice, compliance, equipment management, cargo buildup etc. She has been with UPS for 17 years, all spent at the Philadelphia airport, and has been consistently increasing her responsibilities through her tenure.


Chuck Stepancik, President and CEO of AFCO

Joining AFCO in 2003, Chuck oversees all strategic, financial and operational activities at AFCO. He is widely recognized for his ability to develop innovative and win-win solutions for landlords, tenants, investors and shareholders. Prior to joining AFCO, Chuck spent 14 years with US Airways, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, where he was responsible for all real estate and construction activity and environmental programs in more than 150 locations world-wide.



A&E and Construction Management Opportunities:

Learn about upcoming opportunities, including construction management, construction inspection, FDR Park projects, and PIDC-sponsored opportunities.

The Changing Landscape of Concessions:

Look back at how merchants and the airport responded to the impacts of 2020.

Construction/Fit-out in Concessions Spaces:

Renovation of the food and shop stores at PHL combines the need for general, electrical, and mechanical construction in these small spaces.

Construction Roundtables:

At these small-group sessions, meet prime construction contractors and get tips for success in the construction trades at PHL.

The Momentum of Cargo:

Learn what cargo operations and opportunities are all about at PHL. From design and construction to package handling and freight forwarding.

Non-A&E Professional Services Opportunities:

PHL contracts for a range of non-Architecture & Engineering (A&E)  professional services from general consulting to IT to financial service.

Service, Supply, and Equipment Opportunities:

PHL contracts for a range of services, supplies, and equipment from security guard services to uniforms to copiers.

Sustainability at the Airport:

Get highlights on RFP requirements, design standards, and other environmental-focused projects with the Airport and info from the City.

Taxiway to Success:

For businesses looking for their first airport contract.

Technology Opportunities at the Airport:

Even before 2020, airports were expanding technology solutions.

Other Resources
Taking Off with Chellie Cameron
Join the Airport CEO, Chellie Cameron to find out about recent initiatives at PHL and PNE.

Anticipated Opportunities

Professional Services and Public Works contracting opportunities through 2021

Finding PHL Contract Opportunities

Help your firm find and secure contracts at PHL

DBE or MWBE Certification

Navigate the minority/women-owned/disabled business enterprise certification process

A participant list will be provided to registrants after the event at no cost. Beware of solicitations naming this event that are not from info-projects@phl.org or a Hopin.com email address.



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In collaboration with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week