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Letter from your 2022 Airline Chairman

Dear ACPC Airline Attendee:

I hope this message finds you and yours healthy and enjoying good weather. After a difficult last few years, many of us are starting to venture out and enjoy time with friends and family. As you plan for your summer travel, be sure to leave time for this year’s Air Carriers Purchasing Conference! The Marriott Marquis on the San Diego Marina is an attendee favorite – surf, sand and sun within walking distance of the hotel. I know many of you have already registered, but if you have not, please note that registration closes on July 22, 2022 at 5:00pm ET. Please consider registering today, so you can include San Diego in those travel plans: Register Here Today

This year’s Air Carriers Purchasing Conference may be the first chance you have to reconnect with colleagues and suppliers over the past several years – so we are excited to bring everyone together for this event! As you know, the conference provides an opportunity for airline attendees to meet with many suppliers over the course of our time together. In addition to the Airline Networking Forum, where you can visit the suppliers and learn about their capabilities at your pace, the Roundtable Sessions on Monday and Tuesday also allow interested suppliers to seek you out specifically. Sign up for Meet & Greet Sessions to continue your conversations from the Roundtable appointments or to meet with new suppliers in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

If you have not yet registered, please do so quickly to ensure that you are able to secure a room in the deeply discounted Airline Block at the host hotel and so that you can take advantage of all that ACPC has to offer (including):

  • Networking opportunities with hundreds of suppliers and airline colleagues
  • Professional and personal development sessions (listed in the full agenda at
  • Free professional headshot sessons on site at the conference
  • All NEW Peer to Peer Chat Circles focused on special topics within the aviation industry
  • The Hospitality Suite – Trivia, Meet & Greet, the Supplier Diversity corner and more…
  • Special Discounted Airline Room Rates at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

This year’s conference is themed ‘Stabilize the Skies’ – which we hope to do as we emerge from COVID lock-downs, reinvigorate our supply chains, and reengage with our colleagues and suppliers. I strongly encourage you to attend this year’s conference to experience all of the many opportunities available. The 2022 Supplier & Airline Committees and the Board of Directors have been working hard all year to bring you a fantastic conference and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego in August!

See you soon!

Stephanie A. Cootsona
Director, Supply Chain – Operations
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
2022 ACPC Airline Chair