This is the 29th year the Michigan Airport Conference has been co-sponsored by the Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics. It is designed to provide airport sponsors, managers, consultants, and others interested in airport management practices the opportunity to meet in an open forum to share information and ideas. The conference also provides a versatile medium to inform attendees regarding changes and opportunities available to airport communities. Vendors have the opportunity to display new equipment, products and processes, while consultants can interact with attendees and explain their particular areas of interest.
EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Member: $500 (on or before Feb. 1st) or $550 (after Feb. 1st)
Non-Member: $600 (on or before Feb. 1st) or $650 (after Feb. 1st)
The Kellogg Hotel & Convention Center (800-875-5090) has reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $118 double (plus applicable taxes). To qualify for this rate, you must mention you are attending the Michigan Airport Conference, group code 2002AIRPOR. The hotel will guarantee this rate through January 24, 2020. For online reservations: www.kelloggcenter.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020
7:30 Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 Welcome & Overview
8:45 Office of Aeronautics Update
9:00 Federal Aviation Administration Update
9:15 Utilizing Aviation to Build Students’ Capacity in STEM
10:15 Break with Exhibitors
10:45 Moving the Needle Success Stories of Aviation Education Across the State
12:00 Lunch & Speaker Babette Ten Haken
1:30 We all have Obstructions, but Good Data is not One
3:00 Break with Exhibitors
3:00 Roundtables (GA & Air Carrier)
4:30 Reception with Exhibitors
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020
8:00 Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 MAAE General Membership Meeting
9:00 General Aviation Maintenance on a Budget
9:45 Facilitating GRRrowth Under Construction
10:30 Final Break with Exhibitors
11:00 Planning for the Future
12:00 MDOT Office of Aeronautics Awards Luncheon
The conference display area offers your company an excellent opportunity to promote and exhibit your products and/or services to a large, diverse group of individuals involved in the varied aspects of aviation. Time with exhibitors is scheduled to encourage attendees to visit the exhibit area. The Legislative Reception with exhibitors has proven to be a positive tool in providing vendors an additional opportunity to meet and mingle with conference attendees. Please reference the exhibit booth layout and select three location preferences on the exhibitor registration form. Booths will be reserved based on availability and layout is subject to change. Exhibitors can set up Tuesday, February 18, from 5-10 p.m. and tear-down begins Thursday, February 20, at 11:00 am.
DOOR PRIZES & SPONSORSHIPS
Door prizes have proven to be a great advertising medium. If you have items you would like to donate, we would certainly appreciate your participation. Make the most of your company’s investment by participating as a conference sponsor. Sponsors provide an invaluable service to MAAE by supporting the learning and networking opportunities of the association. As a sponsor, your company will receive special recognition in addition to the appreciation we normally bestow. If your company would like to sponsor, please check the appropriate level at time of registration.
Platinum-$2,000 * Gold-$1,500 * Silver-$1,000 * Bronze-$500
View Conference Packet (PDF)