Annual Conference



The 2019 MARPA Conference will be held on November 5-6, 2019 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Below is the event agenda, which is subject to change.

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 - PRE CONFERENCE HAPPY HOUR
Join us for a MARPA Happy Hour!

5:00pm - 7:00pmHappy Hour and Registration
 Kona Kai Resort & Spa welcomes early Conference arrivals for a MARPA Happy Hour. Join MARPA for at the cash bar. During Happy Hour, early arrivals can check-in at the registration desk to recieve their badges.


NOVEMBER 5, 2019

MARPA MEMBERS ONLY SESSION
This 8:30am - 1:00pm session is open to MARPA MEMBERS ONLY.
All MARPA members and member Air Carriers in good standing are invited to attend.

8:00am - 8:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
8:30am - 8:45am
 OPENING REMARKS
 John Hunter – Chairman of the MARPA Board of Directors, HEICO
8:45am - 9:15am
 PMA and Progress: How your Association is preparing you for the future
 Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
9:15am - 9:30am
 Breaking In to Small or Regional Airlines: What do they want?
 Robert Bial - President, Forefront Aerospace Services,LLC
9:30am - 10:15am
 Additive Manufacturing: A practical approach
 Greg Kucera – General Manager, Aviation Component Solutions
Andy Shields, VP of PMA, Wencor
10:15am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 11:00am
 Where Has The IATA/CFM Agreement Gone So Far?: What it means for the aviation industry, especially operators, PMA parts and DER repairs
 Patrick Markham - VP Technical, HEICO
11:00am - 11:30am
 Navigating Competition: Anti-trust from an owner/operator perspective
 Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, MARPA
11:30am - 1:00pmMARPA MEMBER LUNCH- LUNCH WILL BE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS SESSION
This session of concurrent workshops is open to all MARPA Conference attendees.
Attendees may choose to attend any workshops that appeal to them.

8:00am - 8:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
1:00pm - 4:00pmAfternoon Concurrent Workshop Session
1:00pm - 3:00pm WORKSHOP A: "PMA 101: PMA Basics and Getting Started"
 Ian Lucas - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmWORKSHOP B: How to Do Business with the US Air Force
 
 Myron Knight SASPO, United States Air Force
1:00pm - 3:00pmMARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting
2:00pm - 3:30pmWORKSHOP C: Technology and Aerospace Innovations
 The Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute as moderated by Akira “Jay” Kato - President, JK Tech Consulting and a special advisor to TIRI’s aviation laboratory
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP D: Workforce Development: Improve your business through investing in your team
 Carol Giles - President, Carol E. Giles & Associates, Inc. invited
3:00pm - 4:00pmMARPA Marketing Committee Meeting
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP E: Policy Updates in PMA
 TBD, Federal Aviation Administration invited
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP F: Eligibility Rapid Amendments
 Presented by the MARPA Air Carrier Committee as moderated by Deidre Vance, American Airlines and Donny Douglas, Delta Air Lines
4:00pm - 5:00pmMARPA Technical Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 5:00pmWORKSHOP F: Your Local ACO and You
 TBD, Federal Aviation Administration invited

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 - EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION

6:00pm - 8:00pmOPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Sponsored by HEICO HEICO

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 - DAY TWO GENERAL SESSION

7:00am - 5:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
7:30am - 8:30amBREAKFAST
8:30am - 10:00amOpening Session
 Keynote Speaker
 Craig Barton - Vice President: Technical Services, American Airlines
 PANEL: Global Aviation Regulations and PMA
 MODERATOR: TBD, Federal Aviation Administration invited
10:00am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:00noon 
 Expanding Global Penetration of PMA
 Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Industry and Government Affiars, MARPA
 Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
 MODERATOR: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services
12:00noon - 1:30pmLUNCH
1:30pm - 3:00pm 
 PMA's Financial Future
 Jonathan Berger - Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy
 Aviation Megatrends – Implications for PMA Suppliers
 Richard Brown - Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy invited
3:00pm - 3:30pmNETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm 
 Air Carrier PMA Panel
 MODERATOR: Diedre Vance - Senior Engineer, American Airlines
End of Conference Drawing for Prizes ---- Must be present to win! ----
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