JFKCoC Expo and Luncheon

The JFK Int’l Airport Chamber of Commerce Expo and Luncheon was held at the former TWA Terminal (known as the Saarinen Terminal) on November 12, 2015.

It was a great success with over 300 people in attendance!

In addition, a number of Exhibitors were on hand to promote their products and services to the JFK Airport community. Robin Hayes, the President and CEO of Jetblue was the luncheon speaker for the event.

Above: Henk Guitjens (Luncheon Chairman and Director of the Chamber) along with Joe Clabby (President of the Chamber) present a plaque to Robin Hayes to commemorate the event. They are surrounded by the other officers & Directors of the JFK Int”l Airport Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to those that attended this event!

JFK CoC Annual JFK Airport Expo (November 12, 2015) [ENDED]

JFK Chamber of Commerce
 Annual JFK Airport Expo
NOVEMBER 12, 2015 (Thursday)
The TWA Flight Center, Terminal 6
(known as the Saarinen Building)

Please note the schedule of the event listed below:

  • Exhibits/Displays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (set up of displays commences at 8:00 AM).
  • Cocktail hour 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • Lunch commences at 12:30 PM.
  • The event should conclude no later than 3:00 PM.


The TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, is an undisputed architectural and design gem of the Mad Men era. It has seen its fair share of redevelopment plans since it closed for good in 2001, when TransWorld Airlines (TWA) ceased operations and merged with American Airlines. The latest of these plans, announced in May [2015] by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, involves MCR Development (the firm who redeveloped the High Line Hotel) turning the structure into the 505-room TWA Flight Center Hotel, with further addition of 40,000-square-feet of meeting space. six to eight restaurants, a museum focusing on the history of the building and of TWA, and a 10,000-square-foot observation deck, all aiming to achieve LEED certification for green building practices.

Founded in 1978, the JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce is the only Chamber of Commerce in the world dedicated to serving an airport community. Join us at this annual EXPO, meet our Officers and Directors. Learn more about business opportunities at JFK and surrounding business community.

Then join us for lunch as we hear from our luncheon speaker Robin Hayes, president and CEO of JetBlue.


Robin Hayes
President of CEO of JetBlue

Robin Hayes became JetBlue’s President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors in February 2015. Prior to this position, Mr. Hayes was JetBlue’s President, responsible for the airline’s commercial and operations areas including Airport Operations, Customer Support (Reservations), Flight Operations, Inflight System Operations, Technical Operations, ad well as Communications, Marketing, Network Planning and Sales.

He served as JetBlue’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer from August 2008 until December 2013. Prior to joining JetBlue, he was British Airways’ Executive Vice President for the Americas. Over the span of a 19-year career with British Airways, he also served as Area General Manager for Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Robin is a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He received a BS and Masters in Engineering from the university.


  1. For those who plan to purchase a display table: Drop off your display at Terminal 6 and then park in the garage at Terminal 5 and walk to Terminal 6. A complimentary parking pass will be issued.
  2. For those who wish to visit the displays at Terminal 6 and/or attend the luncheon, park at Building 14”s parking lot and follow the instructions of security guard. You will be given temporary parking pass to display on your vehicle”s windshield. We will be running a shuttle bus approximately every 15 minutes to/from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.