MARPA Meetings and Conference

MARPA holds several meetings per year:

MARPA Annual Conference

  • Business insights and opportunities
  • Education for the aviation parts marketplace
    • Market and management issues
    • FAA and non-US compliance
    • Making your PMA business more profitable
    • Offering the customers what they want
  • Networking
  • Access to industry resources
2020 Conference Sponsors

The MARPA 2020 Conference will be held October 21-22, 2020 at the DoubleTree at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.

There are a number of reasons to be excited about this Conference! The PMA industry is experiencing a great deal of change, and our program and agenda are designed to reflect this. MARPA members in good standing can once again look forward to a MARPA members-only session that helps their business. Concurrent workshops will be open to all attendees in the afternoon on the first day, in tracks that will help attendees decide which sessions are best for their needs. A lounge space for informal meetings and discussions will be available for the duration of the event. MARPA also looks forward to announcing some of the work that we've been accomplishing over the past year on behalf of our membership, including some programs that should provide some new direct benefits to MARPA members.

For more information about the MARPA Annual Conference, please click here.

MARPA Winter Meeting

The 2020 MARPA Winter Meeting was held on February 12, 2020 in Washington, DC at the Klimpton Glover Park. The future date for the 2021 MARPA Winter Meeting will be announced.

The Winter Meeting is an intimate opportunity to work closely with the Association and the Board of Directors on a topics of special interest to MARPA members. The meeting is held each Winter at MARPA Headquarters, unless we exceed our Conference capacity (in which case it is moved to a nearby facility like the Klimpton Glover Park). There is no charge for registering for this meeting, which is open for all active MARPA members. If you would like to propose future discussion topics for the Winter Meeting, please contact MARPA.

This meeting typically includes presentations by government and trade association representatives. The meeting also includes a discussion of MARPA strategic objectives, initiatives, and plans.

Past topics have included items like Continued Operational Safety (COS), Safety Management Systems (SMS), Sequencing, ICA, FAA regulatory changes, FAA departmental restructuring, and Research Tax Credits.

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MARPA EMEA Conference

MARPA has hosted the MARPA EMEA Conference in Europe since 2015 in order to bring together experts and leaders, manufacturers and customers within the PMA industry in a location designed to facilitate business between USA FAA-PMA manufacturers and the international air carrier community in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in cooperation between the Modification And Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) and the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 MARPA EMEA Conference originally scheduled to take place in Stockholm will be held as a virtual meeting.

The future date for the 2021 MARPA EMEA Conference in Stockholm, Sweden will be announced. The 2021 MARPA EMEA Conference will bring together parts users (like airlines and MROs) and parts producers (like PMA holders) to learn more about how to integrate PMA parts into their systems to improve safety and reliability, as well as to save money.

The MARPA EMEA Conference is an excellent networking opportunity for customers and manufacturers alike! Operators and MROs have found that the reliability improvements, safety improvements and cost savings that can be discovered at this conference should provide tremendous ROI for the time invested. The meeting will include presentations by government and industry representatives on topics of interest to the community of aircraft parts users, as well as to manufacturers.

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MARPA Spring 2020 Virtual Event

The MARPA Spring 2020 Virtual Event is a complimentary online conference that serves to bring information and opportunity to the global PMA industry. The virtual meeting will be held online on May 27-28, 2020, and will feature global speakers that will present strategies for saving money on maintenance costs AND improving reliability and safety using FAA approved PMA parts.

More information about the MARPA Spring 2020 Virtual Event can be found here.

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