2020 FAC Education and Training Summit

warning_symbol_in_orangeThe Florida Airports Council continues to receive direction from state and federal officials regarding the latest developments, guidelines, and restrictions on public events.

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 FAC Education & Training Summit that was scheduled for April 22-24, 2020 is being postponed.  We now plan to host that event in October 2020. If you need to cancel your registration please click here or call our office at (850) 224-7775.


Dear Members & Friends of the Florida Airports Council,

The 2020 Education and Training Summit Planning Committee is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Summit to be held at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, in beautiful Kissimmee, FL October 7-9, 2020.  This 2 ½ day event offers a great training and professional development opportunity - we hope you will send your professionals to take part in this important event.

The Summit will feature sessions hosted by the FAC Corporate, General Aviation, Environmental, Noise Abatement and Community Affairs, and Training Committees.  


  • Again this year, FAC is offering discounted registration for First-Time attendees - If you or a member of your staff has not attended a Specialty Conference since 2016 or the 2019 E & T Summit, consider attending this year’s event.

  • Opening Session - Wednesday’s opening luncheon will include a case-study presentation from Angela Schedel, Taylor Engineering. “Resiliency planning at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD”

  • General Sessions - Wednesday through Friday, topics will transcend multiple disciplines including:
    • FAA South FL Metroplex - An overview of South-Central Florida Metroplex: Understand the process and what to expect in 2020 presented by Michael O'Harra, Southern Region Administrator
    • FDOT Update - A presentation from Aaron Smith from the FDOT central office addressing important statewide topics
    • Florida Spaceports update - Todd Lindner, Director, Cecil Spaceport
    • AC 150/5050-4A, Community Involvement in Airport Planning

  • Workshops - extended periods of training on important topics will be featured:
    • The Environmental Committee will host 2 concurrent sessions discussing the impact of PFAS and DEP initiatives.
    • The Corporate Committee will host 2 concurrent sessions called “Innovation Stations” - learn from FAC corporatemembers the latest innovations in aviation and airport project planning & delivery.

  • Trade Show - This year’s format will be more intimate and provide additional opportunities for vendors to interact with summit attendees. All meals and General Sessions will take place in the Exhibit Hall. We can only accommodate fifteen (15) exhibitors so 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 to reserve a hotel room.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Best Regards,

Kerry Keith, Director of Development/Facilities, City of Naples Airport Authority - Planning Committee Chair
Mark Kistler, Michael Baker - Corporate Committee
Rufus James, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport - General Aviation Committee Chair
Johnny Metcalf, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority - Environmental Committee Chair
Judith-Ann Jarrett, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority - Noise Abatement & Community Affairs Committee Chair
Scott Knight, Tampa International Airport - Legal Committee Chair
Mike Nonnemacher, Broward County Aviation Department—Training Committee Chair



  • When

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Where

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
    4955 Kyngs Heath Road
    Kissimmee, Florida 34746
    (407) 597-4000

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