Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 19 – Friday, April 21, 2017
Bay St. Louis, MS

Wednesday, APRIL 19

9:00 am – 5:30 pm: Exhibitors set up at the Hollywood Casino Conference Center

12:00 pm: Lunch and Golf at The Bridges Golf Course at Hollywood Casino

1:30 pm: Three Gun Shoot at Tyonek Shooting Range at Stennis International Airport

6:00 pm: Opening Reception at the Hollywood Casino Exhibitors’ Room

 

Thursday, APRIL 20

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast – Exhibitors’ Room

8:00 – 8:15 am: “Welcome & Introductions”  Bill Cork, CEO, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission and Bill Cotter, President, Mississippi Airports Association

8:15 – 9:00 am: “An Update from the FAA”  Pearlis Johnson, Southern Region Deputy Administrator

9:00 – 9:45 am: “Contract Tower Funding and Other D.C. Legislative Issues” Spencer Dickerson, Senior Vice President – Global Operations, American Association of Airport Executives

9:45 – 9:55 am: Neel-Schaffer Sponsor Presentation

9:55 – 10:25 am: Break– Exhibitors’ Room

10:00 am: Spouses/Guests depart from the casino lobby entrance

10:25 – 11:10 am:  “Military Aircraft Collision Avoidance and FAA Flight Standards District Office – First Responders Training for Aircraft Accidents/Incidents”  Keesler Air Force Base

11:10 – 11:50 am: “Pilot Shortage”  Jeffrey Mulder, Executive Director, Southwest Florida International Airport

11:50 – 1:20 pm: Lunch – National World War II Museum Presentation

1:20 – 2:00 pm: “Foreign Trade Zone Impacts and Benefits” Greg Jones, Co-Founder, Foreign Trade Zone Corporation

2:00 – 2:02 pm: Stennis Airport Sponsor Presentation

2:02 – 2:45 pm: “New Uses and Applications for Drones” Moderated by Mike Hainsey, Executive Director Golden Triangle Regional Airport; Presented by Stephen “Lux” Luxion, Associate Director, ASSURE and Steve Willer, Business Development, Airmap

2:45 – 3:10 pm: Break

3:10 – 3:50 pm: Airport Directors Round Table

3:50 – 4:50 pm: Board Meeting

5:45 pm: Buses depart for Stennis International Airport

6:00 pm: Evening Event

 

Friday, APRIL 21

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am: General Membership Meeting

8:30 – 9:00 am: “State of Transportation in Mississippi”  Mike Tagert, Northern District Transportation Commissioner and Tom King, Southern District Transportation Commissioner

9:00 – 9:45 am: “Do Our Fueling Facilities Meet Today’s Standards?”  Walter Chartrand, fboconsultants.com and Aviation Training Academy

9:45 – 10:18 am: “How Universities are Addressing the Pilot Shortage Issue”  Bill Hutto, Director of the Airport & Aviation Center, Auburn University

10:18 – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 – 11:30 am: “P-601 Asphalt” Tommy Booth, MDOT; Mike Bogue, APAC;  Ken Gilbert, Neel-Schaffer; FAA representative TBA

11:30  – 11:40 am: “Fly Mississippi”  Sam Washington, Director, Vicksburg Municipal Airport

11:40 – 11:55 pm: “Legislative Report”  Jeff Wagner, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

11:55 pm – 12:10 am: “MDOT Report”  Tommy Booth, State Aeronautics Director, MDOT

12:10 am – 12:25 pm: “FAA Report” Rans Black, ADO

12:25 pm – 12:40 pm:  “TSA Report”  David Wynn, Federal Security Director, TSA

12:40 pm – 12:45 pm:   “Closing Remarks” Bill Cotter, MAA President