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2024 Air Carriers Purchasing Conference

Browse our 2024 conference agenda below. Agenda is subject to change.

All Days
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, August 25
Monday, August 26
Tuesday, August 27

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Badge Pickup

Peacock Foyer
Bring a photo ID and your registration QR code (printed or on your smart phone) to pick up your 2024 ACPC badge and wristband. Both badge and wristband are required for entry to ALL ACPC events. Lost badges and/or wristbands will NOT be replaced.
8:00 am
12:00 pm

Airline Round Table Appointment Selection

Peacock Terrace
Airline Roundtable Selection appointments are by Priority Grouping only.
8:00 am
12:00 pm

Hospitality Suite

Coronado Ballroom
Grab a drink or refreshment of your choice, sit down, catch up on work, relax, or network and talk some business in our Hospitality Suite. Learn more >
9:00 am
5:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions, including Diversity Corner

Cortez Ballroom
Open to Suppliers and Airlines - A 30-minute time slot for you to talk business in a casual and relaxed environment! Just show up, take a seat, and let the business come to you! Saturday's sessions include the Diversity Corner: A valuable opportunity for Airline and Supplier Companies to proactively seek strategic partnerships with diverse companies and for diverse companies to learn how they can help Airline and Supplier Companies achieve their diversity goals and how to enroll in their certified diversity programs, if applicable. Your company can take part in these mutually beneficial networking sessions all day Saturday. Just ask to host a table in the Diversity Corner and have Diversity Corner added to your table display. Learn more >
9:00 am
5:00 pm

ACPC Business Development Power Hub

Coronado Ballroom
hosted by DAHLIA+Agency
Take advantage of FREE coaching in key areas that are critical for creating, developing and maintaining a strong business network! Learn more >
9:00 am
5:00 pm

Supplier New Attendee Orientation

Metropolitan Room
facilitated by Doug Jenkinson & Mike Ballou
New to the ACPC? This session is specifically designed for Supplier attendees. In this session, ACPC Board members Doug Jenkinson from MD Rockland and Mike Ballou with VSE Aviation Services will share more about the conference and how to take advantage of all of the networking and learning opportunities available with your Supplier Registration.
10:00 am
10:45 am

Airline New Attendee Orientation

Monet Room
facilitated by Jay Bant & Chiho Ernst
New to the ACPC? This session is specifically designed for Airline attendees. Join your 2024 Supplier Chair, Jay Bant with HRD Aero Systems, and Chiho Ernst from Japan Airlines to learn more about the conference and how to take advantage of all of the networking and learning opportunities available with your Airline Registration.
10:00 am
10:45 am

Professional Development Session

Monet Room
David Suarez
Roundtable Power Up Learn more >
11:00 am
12:30 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Coronado Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Sit for a free headshot photo to use on LinkedIn, social media, company website, company portfolio, marketing or advertising - wherever a good photo is required! Deb Scally is a Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
12:00 pm
4:30 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Bill Agee
Fundamentals of Purchasing/Supply Learn more >
12:45 pm
1:45 pm

Airline Round Table Appointment Selection

Peacock Terrace
Airline Roundtable Selection appointments are by Priority Grouping only.
1:00 pm
5:00 pm

Badge Pickup

Peacock Foyer
Bring a photo ID and your registration QR code (printed or on your smart phone) to pick up your 2024 ACPC badge and wristband. Both badge and wristband are required for entry to ALL ACPC events. Lost badges and/or wristbands will NOT be replaced.
1:00 pm
7:00 pm

Peer to Peer Chat Circle

Miro Room
facilitated by Dennis Suedkamp
Making Healthy Choices on the Road Learn more >
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

Professional Development Session

Morocco Room
David Suarez
Roundtable Sessions Clinic Learn more >
2:00 pm
4:00 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Bill Agee
Power Negotiation Learn more >
2:30 pm
3:30 pm

Collaborative Workshop

Monet Room
Multi-Generational Harmony in the Workplace - (facilitated by Jeanne Rau-Flattery, Millennium International; John Rogers, Barfield; Jeannie Sweeney, HRD Aero Systems; Derante Ellison, Professional Aircraft Accessories; and Robert Bial, AirFlight Aerospace) Learn more >
3:00 pm
4:30 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Keri Kelly
Beyond the Basics: 10 Important LinkedIn™ Features to Leverage in 2024 Learn more >
3:45 pm
4:45 pm

Live Crowd Trivia

Coronado Ballroom
hosted by Shawn Wilson
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

Welcome Reception & Welcome Address

Imperial Ballroom
Jay Bant & Cheryl Webb
Enjoy appetizers and cocktails during this reception, network with other attendees and hear from your Supplier and Airline Chairs as they welcome you to the 2024 ACPC!
5:15 pm
7:00 pm

Sunday, August 25, 2024

Aviation Networking Forum - Booth Set-Up for Suppliers

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

Badge Pickup

Peacock Foyer
Bring a photo ID and your registration QR code (printed or on your smart phone) to pick up your 2024 ACPC badge and wristband. Both badge and wristband are required for entry to ALL ACPC events. Lost badges and/or wristbands will NOT be replaced.
8:30 am
12:30 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Tess Vismale
5 Secrets of AI-Powered Project Mastery: Master AI and Shine Learn more >
9:00 am
10:00 am

Airline Round Table Appointment Selection

Peacock Terrace
Supplier companies can secure additional Roundtable meetings, if available.
9:00 am
1:00 pm

Airline Roundtable Appointment Selection Support

Peacock Terrace
Have questions about your Airline Roundtable appointments? Need your appointment schedule re-emailed or re-printed? Stop by the desk for assistance.
9:00 am
1:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Cortez Ballroom
Open to Suppliers and Airlines - A 30-minute time slot for you to talk business in a casual and relaxed environment! Just show up, take a seat, and let the business come to you! Learn more >
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Coronado Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Sit for a free headshot photo to use on LinkedIn, social media, company website, company portfolio, marketing or advertising - wherever a good photo is required! Deb Scally is a Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
10:00 am
3:30 pm

ACPC Business Development Power Hub

Coronado Ballroom
hosted by DAHLIA+Agency
Take advantage of FREE coaching in key areas that are critical for creating, developing and maintaining a strong business network! Learn more >
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Hospitality Suite

Coronado Ballroom
Grab a drink or refreshment of your choice, sit down, catch up on work, relax, or network and talk some business in our Hospitality Suite. Learn more >
10:00 am
3:30 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Bill Agee
Cost Price Analysis Learn more >
10:15 am
11:15 am

Professional Development Session

Morocco Room
David Suarez
Roundtable Sessions Clinic Learn more >
10:15 am
12:15 pm

Exploring Aviation Education with Student Leaders at NAEC

Monet Room
Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of aviation education with the passionate student leaders at the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center! In this informative session, led by young aviation enthusiasts, you'll discover the exciting opportunities available at the NAEC state-of-the-art facility. Learn more >
10:30 am
11:30 am

Private Airline Luncheon

Wedgwood Ballroom & Foyer
Kym Parks
Open to registered Airline attendees only! Join us for lunch at 11:30 AM before perusing the Aviation Networking Forum (ANF) during the Airline Only time beginning at 1:00 PM. Kym Parks, Director of Marketing for Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), will share insights on shaping the workforce of aviation in her luncheon address, "Are you smarter than a 3rd grader, if not get their name because we have a role waiting for them!" Learn more >
11:30 am
12:45 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Bill Agee
Project Management & Contract Administration Learn more >
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

Aviation Networking Forum - Airlines Only

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

Professional Development Session

Morocco Room
David Suarez
Roundtable Sessions Clinic Learn more >
1:30 pm
3:30 pm

Badge Pickup

Peacock Foyer
Bring a photo ID and your registration QR code (printed or on your smart phone) to pick up your 2024 ACPC badge and wristband. Both badge and wristband are required for entry to ALL ACPC events. Lost badges and/or wristbands will NOT be replaced.
1:30 pm
6:00 pm

Peer to Peer Chat Circle

Miro Room
facilitated by Cathy Gabraith
Dealing with People You Can't Stand Learn more >
1:45 pm
2:45 pm

Airline Round Table Appointment Selection

Peacock Terrace
Supplier companies can secure additional Airline Roundtable meetings, if available.
2:00 pm
6:00 pm

Aviation Networking Forum - Open to Airline & Supplier Attendees

Trinity Ballroom
The exhibit area is open both Airline & Supplier attendees during this time. Learn more >
3:30 pm
6:00 pm

Buffet Style Dinner Reception - "Texas Barn Bash"

Trinity Exhibit Hall
Saddle up and dust off those boots because we’re throwing a good ol’ Texas-style barn bash! We've got your taste buds covered with an authentic country & western barbecue feast. Grab a partner and do-si-do under the twinkling string lights. Our Texas DJ & Dance instructors will have you two-steppin’ all night long. Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl! Boots, plaid shirts, and cowboy hats are encouraged. Don’t forget your best denim!
7:00 pm
10:00 pm

Monday, August 26, 2024

Airline Private Networking

Grand Ballroom
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

Badge Pickup & Customer Service

Peacock Terrace
Bring a photo ID and your registration QR code (printed or on your smart phone) to pick up your 2024 ACPC badge and wristband. Both badge and wristband are required for entry to ALL ACPC events. Lost badges and/or wristbands will NOT be replaced.
9:00 am
10:00 am

Professional Development Session

Morocco Room
David Suarez
Roundtable Sessions Clinic Learn more >
9:00 am
11:00 am

Hospitality Suite

Coronado Ballroom
Grab a drink or refreshment of your choice, sit down, catch up on work, relax, or network and talk some business in our Hospitality Suite. Learn more >
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Cortez Ballroom
Open to Suppliers and Airlines - A 30-minute time slot for you to talk business in a casual and relaxed environment! Just show up, take a seat, and let the business come to you! Learn more >
9:00 am
12:00 pm

ACPC Business Development Power Hub

Coronado Ballroom
hosted by DAHLIA+Agency
Take advantage of FREE coaching in key areas that are critical for creating, developing and maintaining a strong business network! Learn more >
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Coronado Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Sit for a free headshot photo to use on LinkedIn, social media, company website, company portfolio, marketing or advertising - wherever a good photo is required! Deb Scally is a Nashville-based portrait photographer with more than a decade of experience in public and private sector events.
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Peer to Peer Chat Circle

Miro Room
facilitated by Tonya Wondolowski
Boosting Productivity with Technology Learn more >
9:15 am
10:15 am

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Jason Dickstein
Impending EASA SMA Requirements for U.S. Based Repair Stations Learn more >
10:00 am
11:00 am

Airline Round Table Sessions

Grand Ballroom
A flagship event of the ACPC, Airline Roundtable meetings are considered to be one of the core ingredients that have made the conference so successful for 67 years. Learn more >
10:00 am
12:00 pm

Peer to Peer Chat Circle

Miro Room
facilitated by Shawn Wilson
Balancing Family Life & Work Learn more >
10:45 am
11:45 am

Business Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Chantilly Ballroom
Elizabeth McCormick
12:15 pm
1:30 pm

Airline Round Table Sessions

Grand Ballroom
A flagship event of the ACPC, Airline Roundtable meetings are considered to be one of the core ingredients that have made the conference so successful for 67 years. Learn more >
1:50 pm
5:00 pm

Professional Development Session

Morocco Room
David Suarez
Roundtable Clinic
2:00 pm
4:00 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Coronado Ballroom
Deb Scally Photography
Sit for a free headshot photo to use on LinkedIn, social media, company website, company portfolio, marketing or advertising - wherever a good photo is required! Deb Scally is a 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

Cortez Ballroom
Open to Suppliers and Airlines - A 30-minute time slot for you to talk business in a casual and relaxed environment! Just show up, take a seat, and let the business come to you! Learn more >
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

Hospitality Suite

Coronado Ballroom
Grab a drink or refreshment of your choice, sit down, catch up on work, relax, or network and talk some business in our Hospitality Suite. Learn more >
2:00 pm
6:00 pm

ACPC Business Development Power Hub

Coronado Ballroom
hosted by DAHLIA+Agency
Take advantage of FREE coaching in key areas that are critical for creating, developing and maintaining a strong business network! Learn more >
2:00 pm
6:00 pm

Professional Development Session

Metropolitan Room
Jason Dickstein
Incoterms: Assigning Liability & Risk in Parts Transactions Learn more >
3:30 pm
4:30 pm

Live Crowd Trivia II

Coronado Ballroom
hosted by Shawn Wilson
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 - Red & Black Gala: A Night of Elegance

Chantilly Ballroom
Join us for an enchanting evening where red meets black in a symphony of sophistication. Wear your finest reds and blacks and let the night weave its magic. Semi Formal Attire/Business Attire (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Shorts)
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Entertainment

Chantilly Ballroom
The Emerald City Band
Stay after the banquet for an electrifying evening of music, movement, and magic with Dallas’ own Emerald City Band. From classic hits to contemporary favorites, they’ll keep you on your feet all night long. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or simply love to sway to the beat, this event promises an unforgettable experience. Learn more >
9:00 pm
11:00 pm

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Supplier Closed Meeting

Metropolitan Room
8:00 am
8:30 am

Airline Closed Meeting

Monet Room
8:00 am
8:30 am

Badge Pickup & Customer Service

Peacock Terrace
Bring a photo ID and your registration QR code (printed or on your smart phone) to pick up your 2024 ACPC badge and wristband. Both badge and wristband are required for entry to ALL ACPC events. Lost badges and/or wristbands will NOT be replaced.
9:00 am
10:00 am

Hospitality Suite

Coronado Ballroom
Grab a drink or refreshment of your choice, sit down, catch up on work, relax, or network and talk some business in our Hospitality Suite. Learn more >
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Meet & Greet Sessions

Cortez Ballroom
Open to Suppliers and Airlines - A 30-minute time slot for you to talk business in a casual and relaxed environment! Just show up, take a seat, and let the business come to you! Learn more >
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Headshot Photo Lounge

Coronado Ballrom
Deb Scally Photography
Sit for a free headshot photo to use on LinkedIn, social media, company website, company portfolio, marketing or advertising - wherever a good photo is required! Deb Scally is a 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

Grand Ballroom
A flagship event of the ACPC, Airline Roundtable meetings are considered to be one of the core ingredients that have made the conference so successful for 67 years. Learn more >
9:00 am
12:20 pm

Business Luncheon and Entertainment

Chantilly Ballroom
Magician - Eric Jones
12:30 pm
1:30 pm