The Airport Minority Advisory Council Presents The 2015 Southeast Regional Forum

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ARLINGTON, VA (July 28, 2015)In conjunction with the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA), the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) hosts its 2015 Southeast Regional Forum at the Hilton Jackson Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi on October 15, 2015.

Companies specializing in engineering, construction, architecture, concessions, and professional services are encouraged to attend. Seasoned businesses and start-ups located in the Southeast Region (Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) are invited.

JMAA and AMAC have planned a full day of networking, training and information sharing.  Workshops will feature best practices for access to capital, bonding and insurance, certification, teaming and joint ventures, emerging trends in airport development, plus the latest public policy issues in airport contracting.  Forum participants will have access to airport managers and directors who are key decision makers on airport contract awards.

AMAC President & CEO, Shelby Scales states, “there are tremendous business and employment opportunities in the airport industry. In response to our members and partners, we are hosting Regional Forums in key areas throughout the year, as they provide an opportunity for AMAC to further our mission and support our members to share industry and legislative updates, but most importantly to share business opportunities.”

Consistent with AMACs mission, the 2015 Southeast Regional Forum will provide businesses the opportunity to hear from industry experts and thought leaders who will detail how to effectively participate in current and forecasted aviation opportunities. View the notable lineup of featured speakers to date here.

Proceeds from this Forum will support ongoing AMAC initiatives aimed at increasing the number of minorities and women represented in the airport industry and the AMAC Foundation, which offers scholarships, career awareness, and leadership development programs.

To register for the Southeast Forum, visit

About AMAC

AMAC has two primary goals: to eliminate the barriers to minority and women participation in the airport industry and to capitalize on the opportunities available in this multi-billion dollar industry. Since its inception, AMAC has been at the forefront of nearly every national policy initiative impacting the participation of disadvantaged businesses in airport contracting. AMAC works consistently with Congress, the Federal Government, aviation trade associations, and others as a resource for information, education, and guidance on business and employment matters. For information on events, legislative updates and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the aviation industry, visit or call 703-414-2622.

For Forum updates, follow us on Twitter @AMAC_Org and connect with us by using the hashtag #‎AMAC2015Jackson.