Annual Conference



The 2018 MARPA Conference was previously held on October 24-25, 2018 at the B Resort and Spa, Orlando, FL. Below is the agenda from that event, for your reference. The agenda for the 2019 MARPA Conference will be announced in spring of 2019.

OCTOBER 23, 2018 - PRE CONFERENCE HAPPY HOUR

5:00pm - 7:00pmHappy Hour and Registration

OCTOBER 24, 2018

MARPA MEMBERS ONLY SESSION
This 8:30am - 1:00pm session was open to MARPA MEMBERS ONLY.
All MARPA members and member Air Carriers in good standing were 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
 Navigating the PMA Jungle: What your Association is doing to keep you on the right path
 Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, MARPA
9:15am - 9:30am
 Advocacy Update: Promoting Use of PMAs on DOD’s Commercial Derivative AircraftAdvocacy Update: Promoting Use of PMAs on DOD’s Commercial Derivative Aircraft
 MODERATOR: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services
9:30am - 9:45amNETWORKING BREAK
9:45am - 10:15am
 Secrets of My Success:Ask what you can do for MARPA, working together to drive your success
 Greg Kucera – General Manager, Aviation Component Solutions
10:15am - 10:45am
 The IATA/CFM Agreement: What it means for the aviation industry, especially PMA parts and DER repairs
 Alex DeGunten – Business Development Officer, HEICO
 Patrick Markham - VP Technical, HEICO
10:45am - 11:00amNETWORKING BREAK
11:00am - 12:00pm
 Where The Customers Roam: Breaking in to PMA markets around the world
 Lee Kapel - President & CEO, TSI Aviation, Inc.
 Akira "Jay" Kato - President, JK Tech Consulting, Inc.
 Andy Shields - Vice President of PMA, Wencor Group
 Joe DePaoli - Vice President of Sales (Asia/Pacific), HEICO Aerospace
 Alan Voeller - Regional Sales Manager, Jet Parts Engineering Inc
Noon - 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
1:00pm - 2:00pmWORKSHOP B: Workforce Development - Enhance stability and prosperity by focusing on people
 Carol Giles - President, Carol E. Giles & Associates, Inc.
1:00pm - 2:00pmMARPA Technical Committee Meeting
2:00pm - 3:00pmWORKSHOP C: Additive Manufacturing, Fatigue and Damage Tolerance
 Dr. Michael Gorelik - Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Fatigue and Damage Tolerance, Federal Aviation Administration
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmWORKSHOP D: How to Do Business with the US Air Force
 Randolph “Randy” Harris - SASPO, United States Air Force
 Myron Knight SASPO, United States Air Force
3:00pm - 4:00pmMARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 5:00pmWORKSHOP E: Policy Updates in PMA - 8110.42
 Ian Lucas - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
4:00pm - 5:00pmWORKSHOP F: A Practical Walk Through the AIA Influencing Parts Guide
 Patrick Markham - VP Technical, HEICO
 Christopher Richards - Aerospace Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration
4:00pm - 5:00pmMARPA Marketing Committee Meeting

OCTOBER 24, 2018 - EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION

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

OCTOBER 25, 2018 - DAY TWO GENERAL SESSION

7:00am - 5:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
7:30am - 8:30amBREAKFAST
8:30am - 10:00amOpening Session
 Keynote Speaker
 Ahmad R. Zamany - Vice President of Technical Operations, Copa Airlines
 Speech delivered by Rafael Samudio - Director, Technical Purchasing; Technical Operations VP
 Federal Aviation Administration AIR Transformation
 Chris Carter - Deputy Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, Federal Aviation Administration
 Riding the PMA Roller Coaster
 Jason Dickstein - President, MARPA
10:00am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:00noon 
 Issues Relevant to ACOs and MIDOs in Certifying PMA parts
 Kevin Dickert - Deputy Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, Federal Aviation Administration
 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 
 Revenge of the Engine PMA
 Jonathan Berger - Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy
 The Care and Feeding of Air Carriers: Making and sustaining a mutually beneficial relationship with an air carrier customer
 Donald Douglas - Component Engineering PMA Approvals, Delta Air Lines
3:00pm - 3:30pmNETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm 
 PMA Takes the International Stage
 Dan Elgas - Manager, Certification Procedures Branch; Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration
 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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