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Sammy Patel
CEO at Midway Partnership


Sammy is CEO of Midway Partnership and Leader of Vantage’s Chicago Office, he has built his career in redefining and optimizing how non-aeronautical revenues are generated. Having joined Vantage in the United Kingdom in 2010 he moved to the corporate office in Vancouver, Canada shortly after, and then most recently opened the Chicago office last year. Sammy is actively involved in projects throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean, including recently leading the commercial transition for the public-private partnership plan for the replacement of Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, a $4.2 billion project. In Chicago, Midway Partnership in a year has almost doubled the number of concession jobs creating 1,200 new employment opportunities for local residents; grown sales by double-digit percentage points, and achieved one of the highest minority business participation rates in the United States. Sammy has a proven track record in commercializing airport spaces by bringing a sharp perspective and clear humility that inspires clients and colleagues alike. Before moving to North America, Sammy held management roles at airports in the United Kingdom including, Liverpool John Lennon, London Heathrow, and Manchester airports.

Agenda Sessions

  • Bringing the Airport into the community; MWBE partnerships and local collaboration