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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Overall FAQs
Who can participate in ACPC?

To receive complimentary Airline registration for the ACPC:

  1. You must work solely and exclusively for the Airline as an airline employee in a purchasing and/or repair sourcing capacity and not for the MRO, Technic/Engineering, or Tech Ops division.
  2. You may not be a third-party contractor or partner and/or be employed by an airline in a position whose primary function is to sell surplus or offer services to other airlines or suppliers.
  3. Leasing companies with 50 or more owned aircraft, who agree to the participation requirements listed below and are approved by the ACPC Board, will receive a complimentary Airline registration.

Every Supplier Principle (employee) must register and pay the registration fee of $1095.00 per person.

Visit the Airline Participation Policies  and/or Supplier Participation Policies  page for more details.

Why should I attend as an airline?
  • While hosting your Airline Roundtable, you will meet more suppliers during the three sessions of Roundtable appointments than you might see in your office in an entire year.
  • The complimentary luncheon and dinner functions sponsored by the ACPC help defray your overall conference expenses, offer additional networking opportunities, provide industry insight and professional development from Monday’s Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, Anthony AB Bourke.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to attend cutting-edge Professional Development sessions. These classes are taught by influential presenters within their respective industry and cover a wide range of topics such as new technology, best practices, legal implications on new FAA regulations and more.
  • The “invitation only” Airline Luncheon will highlight speaker Senior Director, Supply Chain Management of Southwest Airlines, Peter Requa, and plenty of “airline to airline” networking time.
  • The Aviation Networking Forum is an opportunity to see additional suppliers outside out of the Roundtable appointments and take advantage of visiting multiple supplier booths in a few hours. In addition, Airlines are given exclusive time with suppliers from 1:00PM to 3:30PM prior to the ANF opening up to all registered ACPC attendees.
  • Meet & Greet Sessions allow you to continue your conversations from the Roundtable appointments or meet new suppliers that you did not get to meet with in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
  • We invite Airline attendees to participate in all ACPC events. Please refer to the Agenda or the ACPC APP for more details.

 

Why should I attend as a supplier?

Suppliers have the opportunity to meet airline representatives from all over the world. Take advantage of the low conference fee and introduce your company to airlines that may be too costly to travel to. Suppliers also have the opportunity to meet other supplier companies that might be developed as potential customers.

 

 

Does ACPC have a Code of Conduct?

Yes! Visit the ACPC Code of Conduct  page for more details.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for all ACPC events is Business Casual, with the exception of the Monday Banquet. The Monday Banquet dress code is semi-formal or business wear.

Is there an age limit to attend the ACPC?

Yes. No one under the age of 21 is allowed into any ACPC venue.

Event Details FAQs
Where and when is the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference taking place?

The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference for 2021 will take place at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis on September 11 – 14, 2021.

Is there an Agenda of Events?

Yes, there is an agenda. For a full list of events, visit the Agenda page for more details!

What events at ACPC can guests attend?

Guests are permitted in the Social Functions Only. Guests are NOT permitted in the Aviation Networking Forum, Roundtables, Professional Development Sessions, or Business Lunches.

As a reminder, Guest registrations are $500.00. Another employee of the same Airline cannot be listed as a “Guest.” A spouse or relative working for the same company, in any capacity, cannot be listed as a “Guest.” Any person working within the Aviation Industry may not attend the conference as a “Guest.”

How do I reserve a hotel room? What are the room rates?

You can reserve your hotel room after registering for ACPC. There will be a hotel reservation link in your registration email confirmation. Room rates vary by registration type.

  • ACPC Supplier Room Rate: $199.00 plus 16.9% tax and $5.00 State of Georgia Hotel Motel fee per room/night based on single/double occupancy per room/night
  • ACPC Airlines Room Rate: $109.00 plus 16.9% tax and $5.00 State of Georgia Hotel Motel fee per room/night based on single/double occupancy per room/night
What is the new Roundtable Selection process this year?

Visit the Airline Roundtable Policies  page for more details on the new roundtable selection process.

How do I reserve an Aviation Networking Forum space?

ANF spaces can be purchasing during the Supplier Company Commitment process for $750.00.

Visit the ANF Policies page for more details on how to reserve your space.

Where can I purchase a Sponsorship Opportunity? What is included?

Corporate Sponsorships can be purchasing during the Supplier Company Commitment process for $600.00.

Visit the Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity page for more details.

What is the cancellation policy for the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference?

AIRLINE CANCELLATION POLICIES

Airline Company Commitment

Cancellations for Airline Commitments must be made in writing to [email protected], prior to July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Airline Attendee Individual Registration

Cancellations for Airline Attendee registrations must be made in writing to [email protected]. You may transfer your registration to another person in your company prior to badge collection by requesting the change in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations for Spouse/Guest registrations made up until July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST will be refunded less a 15% cancellation fee. Unfortunately, NO refunds for Spouse/Guests will be made for cancellations received after July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

SUPPLIER CANCELLATION POLICIES

Supplier Company Commitment/ANF Booth/Sponsorship

Cancellations for Supplier Company Commitments, ANF Booths, and Sponsorships made up until July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST will be refunded less a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. Unfortunately, NO refunds will be made for cancellations received after July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Supplier Individual Registration

Cancellations for Supplier and Spouse/Guest registrations made up until July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST will be refunded less a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. Unfortunately, NO refunds will be made for cancellations received after July 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. You may transfer your registration to another person in your company prior to badge collection by requesting the change in writing to [email protected].

Registration FAQs
How do I register? What is the new registration process this year?

Company Commitment opens on June 7th, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Individual registration opens one week later on June 14th, 2021.

Visit the New Supplier Company Commitment and Registration Process  page for more details on the new Supplier process.

Visit the New Airline Company Commitment and Registration Process  page for more details on the new Airline process.

How much does it cost to attend?

SUPPLIERS

SUPPLIER COMPANIESRegular
Through 7/30
at 5:00 PM EST
Late
After 7/30
at 5:00 PM EST
(If not sold out)
Company Commitment$1,095.00$1,295.00
Commitment to participate in ACPC includes one individual supplier registration. Upon payment, you will receive a discount code which can be applied to one Supplier registration. Your company priority for scheduling airline roundtable appointments will be based on the timestamp for your payment of this company commitment.
Additional Opportunities: (Can only be purchased with Company Commitment)
Aviation Networking Forum (ANF) Booth$750.00N/A
All booths are assigned at a first come, first serve basis based on the timestamp of your booth payment. Only one booth per registered company is allowed. Booth numbers will be assigned and sent to each registered company several weeks prior to the conference.  For a complete list of ANF policies, please click here. ANF Booths sell out every year. Be sure to register early to secure your spot!
Corporate Sponsorship$600.00N/A
Your company logo will be displayed in a prominent public space of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis throughout the entire conference; appearing multiple times per hour in rotating, timed intervals; on the Mag Screens inside the Marquis Ballroom for luncheons and dinners and on the ACPC mobile app for a FULL YEAR after the show. Don’t miss out! Corporate Sponsorships are a sell out every year.
SUPPLIER INDIVIDUALS
Supplier Registration$1,095.00$1,295.00
Includes attendance to Professional Development Sessions, Airline Roundtable Sessions, the Aviation Networking Forum (ANF), Meet & Greet Sessions, Business Lunch, Saturday Welcome Reception, Sunday Night Dinner Buffet, Monday Night Banquet Dinner with Entertainment, and the ACPC Hospitality Suite.
Supplier Guest Registration$500.00$600.00
Non-aviation industry guest. Guests are permitted at social functions only: Business Lunch, Saturday Welcome Reception, Sunday Night Dinner Buffet, and Monday Night Banquet Dinner with Entertainment.

 

AIRLINES

AIRLINE COMPANIESRegular
Through 7/30
at 5:00 PM EST
Late
After 7/30
at 5:00 PM EST
Company CommitmentComplimentaryComplimentary
Commitment to operate Roundtables as required based on number of Airline Attendees in attendance.

  • Airlines with four or less attendees are required to host a minimum of one Roundtable during the Airline Roundtables.
  • Airlines with five or more attendees are required to host a minimum of two Roundtables during the Airline Roundtables.
  • Airlines with nine or more attendees are required to host a minimum of three Roundtables during the Airline Roundtables.

Additionally, leasing companies with 50 or more owned aircraft, who agree to the guidelines listed above and are approved by the ACPC Board, will also receive a complimentary Airline registration.

AIRLINE INDIVIDUALS
Airline Attendee RegistrationComplimentaryComplimentary
To receive complimentary Airline Attendee registration for the ACPC, you must work solely and exclusively for the Airline as an airline employee in a purchasing and/or repair sourcing capacity and not for the MRO, Technic/Engineering, or Tech Ops division. You may not be a third party contractor or partner and/or be employed by an airline in a position whose primary function is to sell surplus or offer services to other airlines or suppliers.

Registration Fees for qualified Airline Attendees are complimentary in exchange for involvement, at a minimum, in the following events outlined below:

  • Airline Roundtables
  • Aviation Networking Forum
  • Evening Receptions
  • Opening Introductions during the Welcome Reception of the conference on Saturday from 5:30PM to 7:00PM
  • “Airline Only” Luncheon held on Sunday, September 12, 2021
  • Airline Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the Professional Development Sessions
Airline Guest Registration$500.00$600.00
Non-aviation industry guest. Guests are permitted at social functions only: Business Lunch, Saturday Welcome Reception, Sunday Night Dinner Buffet, and Monday Night Banquet Dinner with Entertainment.
Can I register onsite?

No. Onsite/walk-up registrations will not be accepted.

COVID-19 Precaution FAQs
What COVID precautions will take place onsite?

ACPC will follow the guidelines set by the Governor of Georgia and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis at the time of the conference. Current precautions include social distancing, mandatory mask use, and regular sanitation of high touch point areas.

What are the procedures in case of COVID-19 cancellation?

The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference (ACPC) reserves the right to cancel the 2021 conference due to circumstances beyond the control of the ACPC. If the ACPC cancels the 2021 conference you are entitled to a full refund within 30 days of notification. The ACPC is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. If ACPC cancels the 2021 conference, a cancellation notice will be posted on the ACPC website and you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address.