Cap four days of business with an evening celebrating excellence in the airport food and retail industry and honoring the magazine's directors of the year. Airport Experience® News began its awards program nearly two decades ago and developed the ceremony in conjunction with the first Airport Experience® Conference. Today, the AXN Awards have become the gold standard of airport award shows. In a recently announced partnership with multi-channel media company USA Today, the bar has been set even higher. A set of consumer-facing awards voted on by the company's readers will continue to be part of the 2019 presentation.