The Michigan Airport Conference is being held at the Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, located on the campus of Michigan State University at 219 South Harrison Road in East Lansing, Michigan. For reservations, please call: 800-875-5090. A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate of $106 standard single/double and $120 deluxe single/double (plus applicable taxes). These rates are guaranteed through January 17, 2017. Be sure to mention you are attending the Michigan Airport Conference when making your reservations. Online room reservations are available at www.kelloggcenter.com.
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MICHIGAN AIRPORT CONFERENCE February 22 - 23, 2017
KELLOGG HOTEL and CONFERENCE CENTER 219 South Harrison Road East Lansing, Michigan 800-875-5090 www.kelloggcenter.com
CONFERENCE INFORMATION This is the 26th year the Michigan Airport Conference has been co-sponsored by the Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics. It is designed to provide airport sponsors, managers, consultants, and others interested in airport management practices the opportunity to meet in an open forum to share information and ideas. The conference also provides a versatile medium to inform attendees regarding changes and opportunities available to airport communities. Vendors have the opportunity to display new equipment, products and processes, while consultants can interact with attendees and explain their particular areas of interest. AGENDA AND SPEAKERS On Wednesday morning, we will receive an update on the latest news and developments from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Detroit Airports District Office, as well as an update from MDOT Leadership. A session on UAS Regulations for airport managers will be presented by Josh Olds, VP of Operations, Unmanned Safety Institute along with Norman Armstrong, Aviation Safety Inspector from the FAA. Our luncheon speaker will be Rick Fiddler, Vice President of Amway and has been employed with the company since 1983. Mr. Fiddler has been on the Michigan Aeronautics Commission since 2012. He will share his experience in the 1983 Amway Helicopter crash and dramatic rescue in Lake Michigan. This is a very gripping presentation that will provide you a firsthand account of actual events surrounding this unbelievable story of survival. We hope you can join us to hear the details of this harrowing story. The afternoon sessions will include the topic “Let’s Talk Airports!” with an airport manager panel. Additionally, MAAE will continue to hold the very popular and informative Air Carrier and General Aviation Roundtables. Thursday will begin with a session regarding “There Are No Simple Mistakes in Aviation” with speaker Paul Ratte. In this age of highly reliable aircraft and infrastructure, about 80% of aviation accidents are human-caused. This session will examine human factors-based errors through three different lenses: the individual, the team, and the system. Next Dale Corsi from MDEQ will present on firefighting foam and its environmental impacts. Our final session will be regarding pilot shortage impacts on GA and Commercial Airports, presented by Faye Malarkey-Black, from the Regional Airline Association. The grand finale of our conference will be our most honored tradition of recognizing the Airport Sponsor and Consultant of the Year, followed by the “Passport” prize drawing. Closing the conference in this way is important because it celebrates our successes and encourages us to continue the pursuit of excellence. We truly hope to see you this year and remind you that this is your conference, and its success depends on your participation! AeroPM or E-invoicing: Aero employees will be available at the registration area to answer questions regarding AeroPM or Einvoicing. Computers will be available for demonstrations during breaks or by prearrangement during the conference. W