MARPA Meetings and Conference
MARPA holds several meetings during each year:
The 2023 MARPA Winter Meeting will be held in Winter 2023, dates and location TBA.
The Winter Meeting is an intimate opportunity to work closely with the Association and the Board of Directors on topics of special interest to MARPA members. The meeting is held each Winter, typically at MARPA Headquarters.
There is no charge for registering for this meeting, which is open for all active MARPA members in good standing. This meeting focuses directly on a discussion of MARPA strategic objectives, initiatives, and plans, but can also include presentations by government and trade association representatives to provide topical, relevant information to MARPA Members. 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 hosts the MARPA EMEA Conference in Europe 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).
The MARPA EMEA Conference expects to next be held in Spring 2023, dates and location TBA, in partnership with the ITA. The 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.
Please be advised that MARPA is monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the safety of the event, and as such, the location and status as an in-person event are subject to change. We will abide by federal, state, and local regulations, as well as our host resort's protocols regarding health and safety.
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The 2022 MARPA Annual Conference will be held November 2-3, 2022 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, California.
There are a number of reasons to be excited about this year's event! The MARPA Annual Conference has been held for more than two decades in locations across the U.S. to educate and raise awareness of FAA-PMA parts, and to support airworthiness and safety across the industry. The PMA industry is currently experiencing a great deal of change, and our program agenda is expected to reflect this.
The event agenda typically provides presenters speaking on a variety of topics like:
- Business insights and opportunities
- Education for the aviation parts marketplace
- Current challenges and opportunities facing industry
- FAA and non-US compliance
- Making your PMA business more profitable
- Working with your customers for mutual success
- Access to industry resources, regulators, and experts
New during the previously-held 2021 MARPA Annual Conference, MARPA introduced the MARPA Member to Member Carrier One-on-One Meetings as an opportunity for MARPA Members and Air Carrier Members to make the most out of their Conference attendance through a session that allows Carriers to find solutions providers for the challenges they face, and provide suppliers with a designated time to spend with their customers (and carriers they *wish* were their customers)! The MARPA Member to Member Carrier One-on-One Meetings are expected to take place during the 2022 MARPA Annual Conference, and MARPA Members in good standing will be invited to sign up so that they can participate.
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Please be advised that MARPA is monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the safety of the event, and as such the agenda is subject to change. We will abide by federal, state, and local regulations, as well as our host resort's protocols regarding health and safety.