On October 15, 2015, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) co-hosted AMAC’s Southeast Regional Forum in Jackson, MS. The theme for the event was “Let Your Business Take Flight with Opportunity!” The forum drew over 250 Airport Operators, Airline Executives, Government Officials, Prime Contractors and M/W/DBE/SBE Contractors from across the region. The itinerary included educational sessions on Doing Business with Airports; Regional Opportunities and Procurement; Navigating the Certification Process, Legislative Policy Updates, and an Economic Forecast for the region. Participants shared how valuable the forum was and expressed their appreciation to AMAC and JMAA for bringing the event to the SE Region.
The forum also included a riveting keynote speech from Mr. Stephen L. Hightower, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hightowers Petroleum. Hightower has been a leader in the energy sector since 1981 and has built the company into the largest African-American owned downstream petroleum marketer in the United States. He advised the attendees that "When you raise your game, it doesn't matter who's in front of you."
Thank you to all sponsors, registrants, members, and JMAA staff who made this important forum possible!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
ADK Consulting & Executive Search
Brasfield & Gorrie
Cahizaro Cawthon Davis
Dale Partners Architects
Exstare Federal Services Group, LLC
Faith Group, LLC
Ken Weeden & Associates Inc.
Lewis Electric, Inc.
Miami Dade Aviation
US Coating Specialties and Supplies, LLC
Waggoner Engineering, Inc.