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     August 26 - August 29
     San Diego, California
     Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel

     Registration will be available beginning on Monday, May 1st 9:00 am Eastern thru
     Friday, July 21st at 5:00 pm Eastern unless the conference is sold out prior to July 21, 2017.

Karen Cantor Riggi

Supplier Chair

Robert Bial

Airline Chair

Commitment to Excellence

Karen Cantor Riggi

2017 ACPC Supplier Chair - Jamaica Bearings Group

Welcome Address: Saturday, August 26, 2017 San Diego Ballroom – 5:00 pm

With more than 30 years of aviation experience, Karen Cantor Riggi currently serves as Regional Sales Director for Jamaica Bearings Group and is the 2017 Supplier Chair of the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference.

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Robert Bial

2017 ACPC Airline Chair - Berry Aviation, Inc

Keynote Address – Monday, August 28, 2017 Marriott Ballroom – 12:15 pm

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Berry Aviation, Robert Bial is responsible for all aspects of Global Supply Chain Management as well as all internal system improvements. In addition, Mr. Bial is responsible for creating a sound roadmap of complementary acquisitions.

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Jason Dickstein

Jason Dickstein, General Counsel, Aviation Suppliers Association

Monday, August 28 – 3:15 – 4:30 pm – Rancho Sante Fe

As a lawyer in the Washington, D.C. area, Jason has counseled and represented distributors,
repair stations, air carriers, and manufacturers.

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George J. Ringger, MAS, P.E.

G. Ringger Consulting, Inc.

Saturday, August 26 – 2:30 -3:30 pm – Rancho Santa Fe
Monday, August 28 – 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Rancho Santa Fe

Mr. Ringger is President of G. Ringger Consulting, Inc., providing full-time services to the commercial aviation and US defense industries in QMS/AQMS certifications, engineering design, risk analysis/mitigation, manufacturing technologies, FAA production approvals, corporate training, and supply-chain auditing.

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Shawn Rhodes

Keynote Speaker for Airline Private Luncheon

Sunday, August 27 - Keynote Speaker, Airline Private Luncheon
Monday, August 28 - 2:00PM - 3:00PM-Rancho Sante Fe

In businesses, the best plans never work out as planned. In his keynote and breakout sessions,
Fortune 100 Consultant, war correspondent, TEDx speaker and nationally-syndicated columnist
Shawn Rhodes shows how organizations can turn on a dime and still achieve their goals.

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W. Jones Loflin

Achieving Better Results in Times of Change

Sunday, August 27 9am – 11am – Rancho Santa Fe
Monday, August 28 9am – 9:50 am Rancho Santa Fe

Jones is first on the list of many of today’s leading organizations and associations as they seek to achieve excellence.

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Dahlia El Gazzar, DES, ECC


Saturday, August 26 – 1:00pm -2:00pm – Rancho Santa Fe
Saturday, August 26 – 3:45pm -4:45pm – Rancho Santa Fe
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Rancho Santa Fe
Monday, August 28 – 10:00am-10:45am – Rancho Santa Fe
Monday, August 28 – 11:00am-11:45am – Rancho Santa Fe

With an omg-attitude about tech and practical solutions, Dahlia defines herself as a “supplanner”.

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LinkedIn Corner Tech Bars

Enhance your LinkedIn brand and tools to increase your productivity

Saturday, August 26, 9:00am – 4:30 pm – San Diego Ballroom
Sunday, August 27, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm – San Diego Ballroom
Monday, August 28, 9am – 12 pm and 2:00pm – 6:00 pm – San Diego Ballroom

Attendees will have an opportunity to come to a place where airlines and suppliers can engage with tech professionals and get answers to any tech-related questions.

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Professional Development Sessions

Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the Conference

The ACPC offers multiple Professional Development Sessions included in your registration fee.
Take advantage of these valuable sessions during the conference.

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Meet And Greet Sessions


Saturday, August 26, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM - San Diego Ballroom
Sunday, August 27, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM – San Diego Ballroom
Monday, August 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – San Diego Ballroom
Monday, August 28, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – San Diego Ballroom
Tuesday, August 29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – San Diego Ballroom

FREE 30 minute time slots for you to talk biz in the ACPC Hospitality Suite

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Aviation Networking Forum

ANF Booth Exhibits

Registration for a booth begins online on Monday, May 1st at 9:00 am.
You must be registered for the conference to purchase a booth.
The ANF sells out on the first day every year... Mark your Calendar!

ANF takes place on Sunday, August 27 – Pacific Ballroom
1:00 -3:30 p.m. --- Airlines Only
3:30–6:00– Airlines & Suppliers

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Airline Roundtable Sessions

Personal meetings with the Airlines

Airline Roundtable appointment registration takes place at the conference
in order of queue time.
Queue times are determined by the day/time associated with your
conference confirmation number.

Airline Roundtable Sessions will be held in the Pacific Ballroom
Monday, August 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, August 28, 1:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Golf Tournament

Riverwalk Golf Club

Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego, CA on Saturday August 26th.
Limited to 60 golfers. Registration begins on May 1st
ACPC Golf Tournament takes place on Saturday, August 26 - Riverwalk Golf Club
6:00 am – Buses depart hotel
8:00 am – Shotgun Start

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Charity - 2017

Promises2Kids - Creating a brighter future for foster children

Promises2Kids is proud to be the charity of choice for the 2017 Air Carriers Purchasing Conference!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate and Golf

Registration for a sponsorship begins online on Monday, May 1st at 9:00 am.
You must be registered for the conference to purchase a sponsorship.
ACPC Sponsorships sold out last year! Mark your Calendar!

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Hospitality Suite

San Diego Ballroom

Take advantage of all that the Hospitality Suite has to offer for the four days of the conference,
all included in your registration.

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Liquid Blue Band

"Music to Move You”

August 28th - ACPC Banquet
Marriott Ballroom

Liquid Blue is the most accomplished and highly acclaimed cover band in the event business.

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National Comedy Theatre

"Improv at the Tuesday Luncheon”

Tuesday, August 29th - 12:30 pm – Marriott Ballroom
Based completely on audience suggestions, The NCT professional cast creates an entire
Improv Comedy Show on the spot.

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Shawn Wilson

The Second Annual 'ACPC Sing-Off'

Saturday Evening, August 26th
San Diego Ballroom

Frank Matos

DJ and Dancing

Sunday Night Reception
August 27 – 7:30 pm
Marina Terrace

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

ACPC Conference Hotel – August 26 -29th.
Registration for the ACPC Special Rate block opens on May 1st from the ACPC Website only

Supplier Rate: $199 per night – (first come, first served, one room only per registered ACPC attendee)
Airline Rate: $129 per night – (first come, first served, one room only per registered ACPC attendee)

ACPC and San Diego! A perfect combination!

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The ACPC is the most productive aviation conference worldwide.

We encourage everyone to review: ACPC Rules and ANF Rules & ACPC History.
If you need to Contact us, please use any of the options listed on the Contact Information Page.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to all our volunteer Committee Members.