2021 MARPA Annual Conference Agenda



The 2021 MARPA Conference will be held on November 3-4, 2021 at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando, in Orlando, Florida. Below is the anticipated event agenda, which is subject to change:

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 2, 2021: PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

11:00am - 4:00pmREGISTRATION
Open in the conference area foyer, to all attendees

MARPA MEMBERS ONLY SESSION
All MARPA members and member Air Carriers in good standing are invited to sign up in advance to attend the Tuesday, Noember 2nd afternoon sessions with availablity as described below:

11:30am - 12:45pmMARPA AIR CARRIER LUNCHEON
This luncheon is open to MARPA Member Air Carriers participating in the MARPA MEMBER TO CARRIER MEMBER ONE-ON-ONE meeting session immediately following ONLY; advance sign-up and confirmation is required


1:00pm - 4:00pmMARPA MEMBER TO CARRIER MEMBER ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
This rotating session of meetings is open to MARPA Members in good standing that have signed up in advance and received advance confirmation of meeting times from MARPA; No admittance will be permitted without confirmation
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OPEN PRECONFERENCE HAPPY HOUR
All attendees are welcome to attend

5:00pm - 7:00pmMARPA HAPPY HOUR sponsored by Aviation Technical Services
 Margaritaville Orlando Resort welcomes early Conference arrivals for a MARPA Happy Hour, sponsored by Aviation Technical Services. Join MARPA for at the cash bar. During Happy Hour, early arrivals can check-in at the registration table to recieve their badges, enjoy a cocktail, and play beach games with your fellow delegates!

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 3, 2021

MARPA MEMBERS ONLY SESSION
All MARPA members and member Air Carriers in good standing are invited to attend

8:00am - 8:00pmREGISTRATION
Open in the conference area foyer, to all attendees
8:30am - 8:45am
 OPENING REMARKS
 John Hunter – Chairman of the MARPA Board of Directors, Vice President Regulatory and Operations Support, HEICO
8:45am - 9:30am
 What MARPA is Doing For You
 Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
9:30am - 10:00am
 Facilitating PMA Parts Exports in 2021 and Beyond
 Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, MARPA
10:00am - 10:30am
 What Do IATA's Competition Agreements Mean for MARPA Members?
 Patrick Markham - VP Technical, HEICO
10:30am - 11:00amNETWORKING BREAK
11:00am - 11:30am
 Growth During an Economic Downturn
 Greg Kucera – General Manager, Mitchell Aircraft
11:30am - 1:00pmMARPA MEMBER LUNCHEON
All MARPA members and member Air Carriers in good standing are invited to attend

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. Comittee members may attend committee meetings as appropriate; to join a MARPA Committee, please contact MARPA.

8:00am - 8:00pmREGISTRATION
Open in the conference area foyer, to all attendees
1:00pm - 5:00pmAfternoon Concurrent Workshop Session
1:00pm - 3:00pm WORKSHOP A: "PMA 101": PMA Basics and Getting Started
 Robert Anoll - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmWORKSHOP B: How to Do Business with the US Air Force
 Myron Knight and Stephen Benjamin - SASPO, United States Air Force (invited)
1:00pm - 2:00pmMARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting
2:00pm - 3:00pmMARPA DRS Committee Meeting
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP C: Voluntary SMS Programs - How To Go About Adopting One and Why
 To Be Announced, Federal Aviation Administration
3:00pm - 4:00pmMARPA Marketing Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 5:00pmMARPA Technical Committee Meeting
6:00pm - 8:00pmEVENING WELCOME RECEPTION Sponsored by HEICO
 MARPA invites all attendees to an evening welcome reception, sponsored by HEICO. During this reception you can enjoy a sampling of passed appetizers, carvery, tropical fruit and dessert displays, and grab a beer, wine, or cocktail at the bar. Network with your customers at the Margaritaville margarita station!

THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 4, 2021

GENERAL SESSION
Open to all registered attendees

7:00am - 5:00pmREGISTRATION
Open in the conference area foyer, to all attendees
7:00am - 8:15amMARPA President's Breakfast (by invitation only)
7:30am - 8:30amNETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30am - 10:00am
 Keynote Speaker
 Hervé Lavenant - Managing Director; Tech Ops Transitions, United Airlines
 FAA Policy Updates Impacting PMA
 Jesper Rasmussen - Flight Standards Director, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (invited)
 MARPA President's Address
 Jason Dickstein, President, Modification And Replacement Parts Association
10:00am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:00noon 
 A Case Study of the Recent PW4000 Failure: Digging Deeper
 Steve Szpunar - Director; Corporate Regulatory and Engineering, HEICO
 Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
 MODERATORS: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services and Donny Douglas - PMA Approvals Engineering, Delta Air Lines
12:00noon - 1:30pmNETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:30pm - 3:00pm 
 New IATA Agreements to Protect Competition and Open Markets to PMA
 Daniel Kanter - Assistant General Counsel and Chief Counsel Antitrust, International Air Transport Association
 Panel Discussion: Air Transport Trends and Recovery for PMA Suppliers
 MODERATOR: Richard Brown - Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy
3:00pm - 3:30pmNETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm 
 The FAA's Dynamic Regulatory System
 Pete Devaris - Senior Technical Advisor; Dynamic Regulatory System Program Manager, Safety Analysis and Promotion; Flight Standards Division, Federal Aviation Administration
 Air Carrier PMA Panel
 MODERATOR: Diedre Vance - Senior Engineer, American Airlines
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