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2021 Annual MAAE Conference - Vendor Registration

  • Monday, September 13, 2021
  • Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville


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Greetings from your MAAE Board of Directors! It is our pleasure to invite you to the 68th Michigan Association of Airport Executives 2021 Annual Conference at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan.

Our annual conference 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.  We look forward to seeing you in September!

Early Bird Rates apply until August 13, 2021
Member: $500 ($600 after early bird)
Non-Member: $600 ($700 after early bird)
Additional Attendee: $125 ($175 after early bird) *
Golf Outing or Water Activity: $50

* Click "Add guest" button at the end of online registration form to enter Additional Attendees.

Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI has a reserved block of rooms starting at $145.  Reservations can be made by calling  1-855-520-2974 and use code 46550V; follow the link below for more detailed information.


The conference kicks off Monday afternoon with a Hospitality Event. Sessions will be offered Tuesday morning through Thursday morning; followed by the annual golf outing or canoe trip. We are excited to bring you engaging speakers on various topics. Please download the conference packet for more detailed information.

Monday, September 13
4:00-6:00 pm: MAAE Executive Board Meeting

8:00-10:00 pm: Hospitality Reception - Sponsored by Roscommon County Airport

Tuesday, September 14

8:00-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00- 9:15 am: Welcome

9:15-10:30 am: FAA, MDOT Updates

10:30-11:00 am: Break with Exhibitors

11:00-12:00 pm: Advocating for Your Airport

Joel Bacon, Exec. Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, AAAE

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch
Michigan Space Ports Development, Gavin Brown

1:30-3:00 pm: Introduction to GIS at Airports

3:00-3:30 pm: Break with Exhibitors

3:30-5:00 pm: Panel Non-Primary Entitlement AND PRIMARY Entitlement Funding Levels

Joel Bacon, Exec. Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, AAAE

5:00-6:00 pm: Reception with Exhibitors

6:00-9:00 pm: Consultant Sponsored Event

Wednesday, September 15

8:00-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30 am: Emergency Management, Civil Unrest, Bomb Threats Tess Hawkins, TSA

10:30-11:00 am: Break with Exhibitors


12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch - Speaker

2:00-3:30 pm: Airfield Safety Inspections

3:30-5:30 pm: Roundtable Sessions

6:00-10:00 pm: Dinner & Entertainment

Guest Program

Thursday, September 16

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast Buffet

9:00-9:45 am: MAAE Membership Meeting

10:00-11:00 am: USDA Wildlife

11:00-11:45 am: TBD

12:00 pm: Special Event – Golf Outing or Canoe Trip

6:00-9:00 pm: Reception & Award Banquet

Friday, September 17

8:30-9:30 am: New President’s Breakfast

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. Exhibitors can set up Monday, September 13, from 5-10 p.m. and tear-down begins Wednesday, September 15 after lunch.

If you would like to exhibit at the conference click the Register button and register as a Vendor.

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

Registration & Discounted Registration Fees

All conference participants including: attendees, spouse/guests, speakers, exhibitors, and award recipients are required to register for the conference through the MAAE website. You can save by registering at the Early Bird rate by August 13, 2021. If you are not a member, join MAAE to receive the member rates.  ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE DONE ONLINE. 

Full conference registration includes admission to all sessions, vendor exhibits, annual business meeting, awards ceremony and all other association activities sponsored during the conference.  The golf outing and alternative event is a separate fee.  MAAE will refund your registration fee less a $75 processing fee per person for cancellations received in writing by September 1, 2021.  No refunds will be granted after that date. Substitutions may be made at any time (the difference between a member and nonmember price will be charged if a non-member replaces a member).

Golf Outing or Water Activity
Thursday afternoon you have the opportunity to participate in the annual golf outing, with a 12:30 p.m. shot-gun start at the or join the group for a Platte River tubing, kayaking or canoeing experience!

Guest Program

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