This is the 31st 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 & Conference Center (800-875-5090) has reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $120 double (plus applicable taxes). To qualify for this rate, you must mention you are attending the Michigan Airport Conference, group code 2202MIASSN. The hotel will guarantee this rate through January 15, 2022. For online reservations: www.kelloggcenter.com.
AGENDA (download full agenda)
Wednesday, February 16
7:30-8:30 am: Check-in/Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 am: Welcome/Housekeeping Items (MDOT/MAAE)
8:40-9:30 am: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Update (virtual)
9:30-10:15 am: Everything you wanted to know about IFEs
10:15-10:45 am: Break with Exhibitors
10:45-11:45 am: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – How much money is coming to your airport?
11:45 am-1:00 pm: Lunch – Alliance for Aviation Across America
1:00-1:30 pm: FAA Weather Cameras (virtual)
1:30-2:15 pm: Growing Importance of Sustainability and Resilience at Airports
2:15-2:30 pm: Break with Exhibitors
2:30-3:45 pm: Roundtable – Air Carrier (Concurrent Sessions)
2:30-3:00 pm: GA Airports - Implementing State Aviation Standards to Reduce Airfield Paving Project Costs (Concurrent Sessions)
3:45-5:00 pm: Roundtable – General Aviation (Concurrent Sessions)
3:45-4:15 pm: MDOT Aeronautics' Changing Role for Primary Airports (Concurrent Sessions)
5:00-6:00 pm: Exhibitor/Legislative Reception
Thursday, February 17
8:00-9:00 am: Contintental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 am: MAAE General Membership Meeting
9:00-9:40 am: MDOT Office of Aeronautics Update
9:40-10:00 am: FAA Detroit Airport District Office (ADO) Update (virtual)
10:00-10:30 am: Future of Aviation
10:30-11:00 am: Final Break with Exhibitors
11:00-11:30 am: Locally Managing Approaches/Litigation Case Study
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Unleaded AvGas - Is There Finally a Replacement for 100LL?
12:00-1:30 pm: Awards Luncheon
1:30-3:00 pm: Consultant Roundtable
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 15, from 5-10 p.m. and tear-down begins Thursday, February 17, 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