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Conference Overview

ACPC Conference Overview

The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference (ACPC) provides a professional environment for airlines and supplier companies looking to expand their knowledge of industry trends, develop relationships and grow their businesses. With both a business and social agenda, the ACPC offers structured and unstructured meetings, ensuring that all attendees have equal opportunities to network and learn. Whether you are a large, small, or diverse organization, an airline, or a supplier, the ACPC provides the perfect platform to connect with industry experts and build long-lasting relationships.

With the opportunity to meet with more suppliers in just three days than they would normally have time to see in their office in an entire year, airline attendees can effectively expand their business opportunities. Additionally, attending the conference allows airline employees to meet and discuss common issues and interests, developing relationships that can provide peer support for everyday supply chain challenges.

Suppliers have the chance to connect with airline representatives from all over the world at a low conference cost and minimal travel. This allows suppliers to effectively make use of limited business development dollars. Additionally, suppliers can also meet with other supplier companies to develop new customers, partners, or vendors.

Included in your registration:

  • Aviation Networking Forum (ANF)  This forum provides the opportunity for Suppliers to rent a table at a nominal cost in a one-day exhibit, held on Sunday of the conference. All tables are uniform and rules are strictly enforced to provide a “fair playing field” for all participants. Special “Airline Only” hours. All attendees from Supplier companies who did not purchase an ANF Booth will be admitted to peruse the booths from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the ANF Policies page.
  • Meet & Greet Sessions  this free venue provides opportunities for all registered Supplier Companies, to host a table to meet and greet customers in a relaxed setting. Enjoy networking in the casual and friendly Meet & Greet Sessions!
  • Airline Roundtable Sessions on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Each company registered will receive a predetermined number of appointments on Monday and Tuesday. This year, the allotted number of appointments for each Supplier Company will be announced at a later date. These sessions are ten-minute meetings, scheduled over eight hours, thus enabling suppliers to schedule and meet with, one-on-one, the airline attendees of their choice. These meetings are the core ingredients that have made the conference so successful for 67 years. For more information, visit the Airline Roundtable Policies page.
  • Professional Development Sessions the conference offers numerous breakout sessions dealing with issues critical to our industry, in addition to new ideas and concepts that will enlighten individuals to become more effective on the job. 
  • Business Lunch is served on Monday and Tuesday with a keynote speaker relevant to our industry. 
  • Saturday Welcome Reception 
  • Sunday Night Dinner Buffet 
  • Monday Night Banquet Dinner with Entertainment
  • ACPC Hospitality Suite is open daily day during the conference