Annual Conference



The 2017 MARPA Conference will be held on October 25-26, 2017 at the B Resort and Spa, Orlando, FL. Below is the Conference Agenda, which is subject to change.

OCTOBER 24, 2017 - JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR AT THE AMERICAN KITCHEN

5:00pm - 7:00pmHappy Hour and Registration
 The American Kitchen Bar and Grill welcomes MARPA attendees for Happy Hour! Drink specials will be available at the American Kitchen cash bar for early Conference arrivals. Registration will be available in American Kitchen.


OCTOBER 25, 2017 - MEMBERS ONLY SESSION - OPEN TO ALL MARPA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING

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 - 9:30am New Opportunities and Traps Along the PMA Path: How your Association is fighting to make these opportunities positive ones for you
 Jason Dickstein Association President, MARPA
Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, MARPA
9:30am - 9:45amNETWORKING BREAK
9:45am - 10:15am Investing in Yourself: The art and science behind investing to grow your PMA business
 Greg Kucera General Manager, Aviation Component Solutions
10:15am - 10:45am Secrets of My Success: Hear from a successful company on their secrets how did they grow and what strategies made them successful
 Lee Benson - CEO, Execute to Win
10:45am - 11:00amNETWORKING BREAK
11:00am - 11:30amAnalyzing Risks: PMA Safety Record Analysis
 Larry Shiembob - General Manager, EXTEX
11:00am - 11:30amWhere The Customers Roam; New and expanding markets for PMA
 Jeff Dark - Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Jet Parts Engineering
Noon - 1:00pmLUNCH

OCTOBER 25, 2017 - CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS - ATTENDEES MAY CHOOSE TO ATTEND ANY WORKSHOPS THAT APPEAL TO THEM

1:00pm - 3:00pmWORKSHOP: "PMA 101: PMA Basics and Getting Started"
 Ian Lucas - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
1:00pm - 2:00pmWORKSHOP: FSDOs and MIDOs and ACOs - Oh My! Managing Local FAA Relationships
 Carol Giles - President, Carol E. Giles & Associates, Inc.
 Diana Frohn, FSDO Manager, Southern Regions, Federal Aviation Association
 TBA, MIDO Representative, Federal Aviation Association
 TBA, ACO Representative, Federal Aviation Association
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP: The New Risk-Based PMA Prototype
 Angelia Collier - Aviation Safety Inspector, Federal Aviation Administration
3:00pm - 5:00pmWORKSHOP: DER Repairs
4:00pm - 5:00pmMARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting

OCTOBER 26, 2017 - DAY ONE GENERAL SESSION

End of Conference Drawing for Prizes ---- Must be present to win! ----

7:00am - 5:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
7:30am - 8:30amBREAKFAST
8:30am - 10:00amOpening Session
 Keynote Speaker
 Peter Requa - Senior Director of Supply Chain Management-Technical Operations, Southwest Airlines
 Organizational Developments: Updates to the "New" FAA
 David Hempe - Aircraft Certification Service - Deputy Director (AIR-2), Federal Aviation Administration (invited)
10:00am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:00noon 
 The Evolution of PMA
 Jason Dickstein -President, MARPA
 The International Playing Field - PMA Perception Around the World
 Robert Sprayberry - Aircraft Certification Service - International Division, Federal Aviation Administration (invited)
 Title TBA
 Elena Mendez - Regional Director Eastern Division Small Business Group, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) (invited)
12:00noon - 1:30pmLUNCH
1:30pm - 3:00pm 
 The Financial Future of PMA
 Richard Brown - Principal, ICF Aviation (invited)
 Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
 MODERATOR: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services
 Donald Douglas - Component Engineering; PMA Approvals, Delta Airlines
 Patrick Markham - VP HPG Technical Services, HEICO
 Jeremy Hahn - DER, Engineering Manager, Jet Parts Engineering
3:00pm - 3:30pmNETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm 
 Title TBA
  Daniel Elgas - Aircraft Certification Service - Design, Manufacturing and Airworthiness, Federal Aviation Administration (invited)
 Air Carrier PMA Panel
 MODERATOR: Diedre Vance - Senior Engineer, American Airlines
 Brian Gialloreto - Manager of Component Engineering, Delta Air Lines
 Erick Yep - PMA Development and Contract Parts, Copa Airlines (invited)
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