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Dear Members & Friends of the Florida Airports Council,

The Florida Airports Council has reached a major milestone - Our Golden Anniversary. This year commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Council and we are pleased to announce the 2019 Education and Training Summit to be held at the Omni Hotel at Champions Gate, in beautiful Kissimmee, FL May 22-25, 2019. The Omni is located six miles south of Lake Buena Vista on Interstate 4 and is considered “Disney’s Maingate West”.

The 2019 Education and Training Summit represents a departure from FAC’s previous format of an annual Specialty Conference. The Summit will focus on training and professional development in the airport Facilities, Information Technology, Operations and Security arenas, and will feature several sessions on important legal and professional training opportunities.  What’s different this year?

  • First Time Attendees - If you have not attended a Specialty Conference since 2015, consider attending the E & T Summit at a discounted rate.

  • Opening Session - Wednesday’s opening will include the presentation of the Facilities Committee Mark Winkelman Award and key-note speaker Capt. Denny Flanagan who will inspire and entertain us with his “customer focused” approach.

  • General Sessions - Wednesday through Friday, topics will transcend multiple disciplines including:
    • Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviations: Don’t Become a Statistic! and NOTAMs: Communicating Hazards to Airport Users
    • Airport Police Roundtable and TSA SPP Program Overview
    • Protecting Airspace Around Your Airport from Drone Incursions, Legal & Practical Considerations and Utilizing Drones on the Airfield: A New World of Opportunity
    • How to Develop a Successful Internship Program and Best Practices in Recruiting and Hiring Facilities Personnel
    • Florida Airports Certified Professional (FACP) Program
    • Internal Security Risks, Digital Signage and Multifactor Authentication

  • NEW Workshops - Extended periods of training on important topics will be featured:
    • No. 1 - Airfield Marking, Wednesday, May 22nd - hosted by the Facilities Committee
    • No. 2 - SMS Implementation - It's coming; are you ready? Thursday, May 23rd - hosted by the Operations Committee
    • No. 3 - Mobile Device Management, Thursday, May 23rd - hosted by the IT Committee
    • No. 4 - Changing Culture & Performance Outcomes using CliftonStrengths, Friday, May 24th - hosted by the Training Committee
    • No. 5 - TSA/AAAE/ACI Policy Updates & Open Forum, Friday, May 24th - hosted by the Security Committee

  • Trade Show - This is not new, but this year’s format will be more intimate and provide additional opportunities for vendors to interact with summit attendees. The Exhibit Hall will accommodate only fifteen (15) exhibitors; be sure to register early to secure the most desirable location for your booth. The Exhibit Hall will be open during all sessions, allowing multiple opportunities to visit with the exhibitors during the event. Wednesday’s schedule includes a Welcome Reception with Exhibitors in the evening.

  • Sponsors - Sponsorship is a fantastic way for airports and corporate members to support the conference, your clients, and your customers. Regardless of the size of your company or the level of participation, you will receive one of the best values in the aviation industry. Your sponsorship will provide your company with increased brand awareness, visibility and recognition.

In addition to the outstanding program, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to network face-to-face with your peers, industry leaders, vendors and consultants. The program allows time during breaks for exhibitors and sponsors to meet and talk with airport and industry representatives.

This website provides everything you need to know to register as a delegate, sponsor and exhibitor and reserve a hotel room.

We look forward to seeing you at Champions Gate!

Best Regards,

Kerry Keith, Director of Development/Facilities, City of Naples Airport Authority - Planning Committee Chair
Mark Kistler, Michael Baker - Corporate Committee Chair
Ethan Croop, LCPA - Facilities Committee Chair
Dana Cline, LCPA - Information Technology Committee Chair
Scott Knight, Tampa International Airport - Legal Committee Chair
Shaun Blevins, Gainesville Regional Airport - Operations Committee Chair
Lionel Guilbert, Sarasota Bradenton Intl. Airport - Security Committee Chair
Mike Nonnemacher, Broward County Aviation Department—Training Committee Chair



  • When

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019

  • Where

  • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
    1500 Masters Blvd
    Championsgate, Florida 33896

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