About the MARPA Annual Conference
|The MARPA 2013 Conference will be held October 23-25, 2013 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. We are very excited about the 2013 Conference. There is a great deal of change happening in the industry and our program and agenda will reflect this. You can also look forward to an expanded workshop program on the first day and an expanded exhibit floor during the conference. We also look forward to announcing some of the work that we've been accomplishing over the past year on behalf of the members, including some programs that should provide some new direct benefits to MARPA members.
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Since 2001, MARPA has hosted annual conferences that bring together experts and leaders within the PMA industry and regulatory realm to tackle key issues facing the modification and replacement parts arena.
The Twelfth Annual MARPA Conference, held in 2012, was incredibly successful, with over 250 attendees including record-setting number of air carriers. It was held at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel in the fall.
The 2013 conference will provide another excellent opportunity for senior executives, design and engineering staff, quality assurance staff, and compliance staff with PMA manufacturing companies to keep abreast of major trends in the industry. Additionally, air carriers, MROs, leasing companies, and corporate/private operators who purchase spare parts or review or approve PMA alternatives will appreciate the information about the changing legal standards as well as the opportunity to interact with this fast-growing segment of civil aviation.
Please remember to thank our 2012 sponsors, whose generous support helps to keep the MARPA Conference significantly less expensive to attend than many other aviation industry events. You will see our sponsors' names here on the website, and throughout the Conference. Sponsorship opportunities for 2013 still exist.
If you have ideas about speakers or topics for the 2013 Conference, please feel free to contact the Association. We always welcome your input.
Membership and other discounts for the 2013 Conference will expire September 21, 2013 (some discounts expire earlier - see the discount offer for details). Please do not send 2013 registrations to the office or attempt to register online after October 18, 2013, as there will be no one to accept and process them. After that date, all other registrations will be taken at the door at the undiscounted per person price.
Air Carrier Membership and Registration Form
Past Conference Topics Have Included:
- FAA Regulations and Policies
- Complying with the FAA's New Regulations
- Navigating the FAA's Project Prioritizations System
- New FAA Supplier Control Requirements
- New FAA AMOC Standards
- Business Opportunities
- Penetrating the Leased Aircraft Market
- The Effect of Recent Economic Conditions on the Long-Term Outlook for PMAs
- Ask the Air Carriers!
- International Business
- Getting More From Your Exports
- Aftermarket Part Developments in Europe
- Business Strategies
- Business Succession
- Strategies for Avoiding (or Mitigating) Product Liability Claims
- LEAN Manufacturing for PMA Businesses
- Strategies for Developing PMAs without Intellectual Property Problems
- Strategies for Assuring Your Insurance Does What You Want it to Do
- Safety Management
- Supplier Control
- Improving Your Continued Operational Safety (COS) Program
- Safety Management Systems (SMS)