February 9, 2016
The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) has selected the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to host the 22nd Annual Airports Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum in Washington, DC at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The Honorary Forum Chair is Mr. John E. Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
"The Airports Authority's Department of Supplier Diversity is an integral part of how the Airports Authority exercises its vast purchasing power to benefit small, local, minority and women-owned businesses at MWAA," said Jerome L. Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. "The Airports Authority values its collaboration with the AMAC in developing networking opportunities and partnerships in today's dynamic business landscape."
This is a day of professional development, business networking and opportunities to develop strategic partnerships. Attendees will include Airport Operators, Airline Executives, Government Officials, Prime Contractors, Corporate Executives, and S/M/W/DBEs Contractors. Understanding what opportunities are available in the Eastern Region is vital, and this forum will provide important updates and opportunities. The itinerary includes educational sessions and learning labs on such topics as Doing Business with Airports; Regional Opportunities and Procurement; Navigating the Certification Process; Legislative Policy Updates, and an Economic Forecast for the region. The day will be kicked off with a keynote address from a prominent business executive and during lunch, attendees will have an opportunity to hear directly from Airport Directors within the region.
Businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate in the forum to support AMAC's work in advancing the promotion and participation of small, minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (S/M/W/DBEs) in airport contracting and employment. Over 300 attendees are expected from throughout the region and nation.
To support the forum and to highlight you and your business, AMAC offers Sponsorship, Advertising, and Exhibit Opportunities. Please contact Courtney Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org 443-536-1056.
Please visit www.regonline.com/MWAAForum or www.amac-org.com for schedule details and to register for the forum.
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 www.AMAC-org.com or call 703-414-2622.
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