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2021 Air Carriers Purchasing Conference

Browse our 2021 conference agenda below. Agenda is subject to change.

All Days
Saturday, September 11
Sunday, September 12
Monday, September 13
Tuesday, September 14

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Conference Registration

Marquis Ballroom
8:00 am
12:00 pm

Airline Round Table Sign-Up

Marquis Ballroom
9:00 am
12:00 pm

ACPC Business Development Hub

Imperial Ballroom
hosted by Interactive Training Solutions, LLC
Take advantage of FREE coaching in key areas that are critical for creating, developing and maintaining a strong business network!
9:00 am
4:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Imperial Ballroom
9:00 am
4:30 pm

Hospitality Suite

Imperial Ballroom
9:00 am
5:00 pm

Supplier New Attendee Orientation

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
11:15 am
12:00 pm

Airline New Attendee Orientation

A703 & A704 (Atrium Level)
11:15 am
12:00 pm

Grow Your Business and Your Brand with Video Marketing

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
David Goad
In this interactive session, you will be trained on best practices for using video to grow your business. It’s faster, easier and has greater business impact than you may think! Bring your questions and volunteer for live coaching immediately following the workshop.
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Imperial Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Deb Scally is Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
12:00 pm
4:30 pm

Conference Registration

Marquis Ballroom
1:00 pm
4:00 pm

Airline Round Table Sign-Up

Marquis Ballroom
1:00 pm
4:00 pm

Live Video Marketing Coaching

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
David Goad
Stay after the "Grow Your Business and Your Brand with Video Marketing" workshop for live coaching with expert David Goad.
1:15 pm
2:15 pm

Getting the Most Out of the NEW ACPC Mobile App

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
Riley Lopez
The ACPC will be introducing a NEW Mobile APP this year!! Learn how to fully utilize your NEW ACPC mobile app and get the most out of your time at ACPC 2021! See how to take advantage of networking opportunities, keep track of exhibitor and attendee information, contribute photos and comments to the social activity feed and more. Your ACPC app will act as your digital event directory throughout the year and Riley will show you how to personalize your event experience. Learn more >
2:30 pm
3:00 pm

POWER Networking: Take Your Networking Skills to the Next Level

A706 & A 707 (Atrium Level)
David Suarez
Back by popular demand and with new content, POWER Networking gives professionals the tools to become better networkers, all while harnessing and sharpening their soft skills to further their business in this competitive economy. This session features comprehensive instruction on how to employ effective networking tactics and strategies to create solid professional relationships.
3:15 pm
4:15 pm

Live Crowd Trivia Contest

Imperial Ballroom
with host Jay Bant
Live Crowd Trivia Contest returns this year in the Hospitality Suite with all new content. Test your knowledge against the best of the best on Aviation Topics. Winners get prizes!
4:30 pm
5:00 pm

After Hours Registration

Marquis Ballroom
4:30 pm
7:00 pm

Welcome Reception & Welcome Address

Imperial Ballroom
Doug Jenkinson & Larry Mabry
5:30 pm
7:00 pm

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Aviation Networking Forum - Booth Set-Up for Suppliers

Atrium Ballroom & Foyer
Registered Suppliers with reserved booth space may set up their booths during this time
8:30 am
11:30 am

Conference Registration

Imperial Registration Desk
8:30 am
3:30 pm

Grow your Business and Your Brand with Video Marketing

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
David Goad
In this interactive session, you will be trained on best practices for using video to grow your business. It’s faster, easier and has greater business impact than you may think! Bring your questions and volunteer for live coaching immediately following the workshop.
9:00 am
10:00 am

Airline Round Table Sign-Up

Imperial Registration Desk
9:00 am
3:30 pm

ACPC Business Development Hub

Imperial Ballroom
hosted by Interactive Training Solutions, LLC
Take advantage of FREE coaching in key areas that are critical for creating, developing and maintaining a strong business network!
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Imperial Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Deb Scally is Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Imperial Ballroom
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Hospitality Suite

Imperial Ballroom
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Live Video Marketing Coaching

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
David Goad
Stay after the "Grow Your Business and Your Brand with Video Marketing" workshop for live coaching with expert David Goad.
10:15 am
11:15 am

Private Airline Luncheon

A703 & A704 (Atrium Level)
11:30 am
12:45 pm

Getting the Most Out of the NEW ACPC Mobile App

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
Riley Lopez
The ACPC will be introducing a NEW Mobile APP this year!! Learn how to fully utilize your NEW ACPC mobile app and get the most out of your time at ACPC 2021! See how to take advantage of networking opportunities, keep track of exhibitor and attendee information, contribute photos and comments to the social activity feed and more. Your ACPC app will act as your digital event directory throughout the year and Riley will show you how to personalize your event experience. Learn more >
1:00 pm
1:30 pm

Aviation Networking Forum - Airlines Only

Atrium Ballroom & Foyer
This time is reserved for Airline attendees only to peruse the exhibit area
1:00 pm
3:30 pm

POWER Sales - Sell With Confidence and Close Deals Today

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
POWER Sales empowers sales professionals and those new to sales alike, with the skills to build lasting relationships with customers and close more effectively, with a focus on success in this competitive economy. This session features comprehensive, instruction on how to employ unique and dynamic sales strategy to create solid relationships focused on closing sales.
1:45 pm
2:45 pm

Aviation Networking Forum - Open to Airline & Supplier Attendees

Atrium Ballroom & Foyer
The exhibit area is open both Airline & Supplier attendees during this time.
3:30 pm
6:00 pm

After Hours Registration

Imperial Registration Desk
4:30 pm
6:00 pm

After Hours Airline Round Table Sign-Up

Imperial Registration Desk
If available, additional Round Table appointments can be reserved, on a first come, first served basis, by Suppliers at this time.
4:30 pm
6:00 pm

Buffet Style Dinner Reception

Marquis Ballroom & Foyer
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Monday, September 13, 2021

Airline Private Networking

International Hall
Airline Attendees - Come early and enjoy coffee and bagels while networking with other airline attendees before the Round Table Sessions begin.
9:00 am
9:50 am

Conference Registration

Imperial Registration Desk
9:00 am
10:00 am

Headshot Photo Lounge

Imperial Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Deb Scally is Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Hospitality Suite

Imperial Ballroom
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Imperial Ballroom
9:00 am
12:00 pm

ACPC Business Development Hub

Imperial Ballroom
hosted by Interactive Training Solutions, LLC
9:00 am
12:00 pm

The 5 AM Miracle - Daily Success Habits to Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
Jeff Sanders
Some of the most successful and well-known people wake up earlier than the rest of us. In this session you will learn how to dominate your day before breakfast by implementing the key habits that make the most out of your early morning hours.
9:00 am
9:50 pm

Aircraft Parts Quality Systems and Documentation – YES, the Standards Have Changed During COVID – What That Means for Your Transactions

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
The government agencies have not remained still during the COVID-19 pandemic and their actions may affect the way you do business! This session will examine industry standards and government standards (1) that have recently changed and (2) that are in the process of changing. The focus will include (a) new international standards for documentation and traceability (b) new EU and Chinese government requirements for (aircraft parts) supplier/distributor evaluation, and (c) new legal requirements that apply to used serviceable material.
10:00 am
11:00 am

Airline Round Table Sessions

International Hall
10:00 am
12:00 pm

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Marquis Ballroom
Anthony AB Bourke
Major Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot who flew tactical missions in service to our country all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in various high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly an F-16 in homeland defense efforts over New York City in the aftermath of September 11th.
12:15 pm
1:30 pm

Airline Round Table Sessions

International Hall
1:50 pm
5:00 pm

The High Achiever's Productivity Blueprint - 7 Steps to Extraordinary Results

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
Jeff Sanders
Being productive is about much more than checking boxes or working 80+ hours a week. In this session you will learn how high achievers organize and prioritize their time in order to get extraordinary value out of the same 24 hours we all have available every day.
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Imperial Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Deb Scally is Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Imperial Ballroom
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

Hospitality Suite

Imperial Ballroom
2:00 pm
6:00 pm

Using Safety Management Systems to Improve Your Bottom Line

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
Jason Dickstein
This session will focus this session on what SMS means for air carriers, repair stations, and aircraft parts distributors, with an emphasis on understanding what the key elements are all about (not just learning their names). This will lead to a better understanding of the how those key elements provide a safety benefit, and what that benefit can be for a company.
3:15 pm
4:15 pm

Live Crowd Trivia

Imperial Ballroom
with host Jay Bant
If you missed the fun on Saturday night, this is your chance to test your knowledge against the best of the best on Aviation Topics. For those of you who played on Saturday, come back and play again in an all new game. Winners get prizes!
5:00 pm
5:30 pm

Semi Formal Banquet Dinner

Marquis Ballroom
Semi Formal Attire/Business Attire (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Shorts)
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Entertainment

Marquis Ballroom
Comedian Rocky LaPorte
A former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his every-man, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering his clean, blue-collar style of comedy in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought-after comedians in the country.
9:00 pm
10:30 pm

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Suppler Closed Meeting

A706 & A707 (Atrium Level)
8:00 am
8:30 am

Airline Closed Meeting

A703 & A704 (Atrium Level)
8:00 am
8:30 am

Hospitality Suite

Imperial Ballroom
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Imperial Ballroom
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Imperial Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Deb Scally is Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Airline Round Table Sessions

International Hall
9:00 am
12:20 pm

Business Luncheon and Entertainment

Marquis Ballroom
Amazing Shadow Puppets of Bob Stromberg
12:30 pm
1:30 pm