Our Advisory Councils and Committees play a critical role in the execution of AMAC's mission, vision and strategic plan. Our goal is for each committee to be representative of our membership and include members from various functions and backgrounds.

 

Through our annual conferences you will be able to further develop your professional expertise and business network. Three times a year we will bring to you educational programs covering a range of subjects from how to do business at airports to important issues affecting the DBE Program to regional opportunities and policies. Our conferences attract airport executives, concessionaires, professional service providers, and government.

Project LIFT is a forum-style mentoring session held for students interested in fields related to aviation and aviation-related business. The objective of the forum is to expose students to potential careers, educational paths to success, and provide professional mentors to further the student academic development.

Professional development and training has emerged as a strategic focus for AMAC. Resources of the organization are being aligned to bring more professional training opportunities directly to you in range of subject areas.

Regional Directors will be planning training and outreach forums that offer a broader solution to marketplace business challenges. These 1-1.5 day forums will focus on training for owners and industry professionals, business match making and outreach events around "real" contract and procurement opportunities.

Roundtables have been around for some time but often are not successful due to pre-placement assessments. AMAC and its Prime stakeholders look to connect non-traditional areas of work with AMAC members that have been identified to have the experience, capacity and willingness to work. Initial business sector groups are AEC, aerospace vendors, finance and concessionaires.

The AMAC government affairs committee provides timely information on the legislation and regulatory issues that affect your region and your business in the airport industry.

AMAC keeps you up to date with airport contracting opportunities and a broad range of current events from across the country concerning activities affecting all segments of the airport industry. The AMAC web site provides centralized current and archived information, online registration for membership and events and provides topical and regional contact information for ongoing issues of concern to members. In addition, AMAC will provide member consultations, a business resource directory, and diversity resource for airports and all related businesses.

AMAC maintains relationships with key congressional committee and subcommittee members on your behalf. We participate in meetings scheduled especially for us with congressional leaders and administrative officials. In addition AMAC advocates for and supports the DBE Program by:

  • Consults and assists with congressional language and legislation
  • Testifies on current issues
  • Educates local politicians, airport commissioners and board members on diversity issues
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other trade organizations on issues that affect AMAC members

The AMAC government affairs committee provides timely information on the legislation and regulatory issues that affect your region and your business in the airport industry.

AMAC:

  • Participates in FAA rulemaking and development (interpretation/implementation of rules)
  • Disseminates information on DOT/FAA rules and regulations
  • Monitors practices and/or conflicts with policy
  • Participates in DOT oversight of aviation practices