2017 ACPC CONFERENCE DETAILS
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.
EARLY SELLOUT! REGISTRATION CLOSED, JULY 14TH AT 5:00 PM EASTERN TIME
Karen Cantor RiggiSupplier Chair
Robert BialAirline Chair
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Commitment to Excellence
Karen Cantor Riggi2017 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.
Robert Bial2017 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.
Jason DicksteinJason 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.
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.
Shawn RhodesKeynote 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.
W. Jones LoflinAchieving 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.
Dahlia El Gazzar, DES, ECCDAHLIA+
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”.
LinkedIn Corner Tech BarsEnhance 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.
Professional Development SessionsSaturday, 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.
Meet And Greet SessionsIn the HOSPITALITY SUITE
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
Aviation Networking ForumANF 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
Airline Roundtable SessionsPersonal 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
Golf TournamentRiverwalk 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
Charity - 2017Promises2Kids - Creating a brighter future for foster children
Promises2Kids is proud to be the charity of choice for the 2017 Air Carriers Purchasing Conference!Click for more…
Sponsorship OpportunitiesCorporate 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!
Hospitality SuiteSan 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.
Liquid Blue Band"Music to Move You”
August 28th - ACPC Banquet
Liquid Blue is the most accomplished and highly acclaimed cover band in the event business.
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.
Shawn WilsonThe Second Annual 'ACPC Sing-Off'
Saturday Evening, August 26th
San Diego Ballroom
Frank MatosDJ and Dancing
Sunday Night Reception
August 27 – 7:30 pm
Marriott Marquis San Diego MarinaACPC 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!
The ACPC is the most productive aviation conference worldwide.
We encourage everyone to review: ACPC Rules and ANF Rules & ACPC History.
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We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to all our volunteer Committee Members.