What is the AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference?
The Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference continues to bring together businesses, aviation professionals, government officials and individuals from around the country to discuss a variety of subjects ranging from how to do business at airports to public policy issues impacting the entire aviation industry. And with the added bonus of nationally-known celebrities and commentators, to renowned authors, to Secretaries of Transportation, and just plain folks telling their stories of challenge and success at airports, this event continues to enjoy its status as the third largest aviation conference in the coterminous United States.
What are the conference dates?
August 20-23, 2019. Please click here to review the schedule and event locations.
Where is the conference located?
The conference will take place at the JW Marriott (900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015) unless otherwise noted in the schedule.
Who Should Attend?
- Aviation, airport and transportation executives
- Aviation, airport and transportation emerging leaders
- Industry consultants and engineers
- Marketing and business professionals
- Concessions and revenue team members
- Project managers and change agents
- Other industry professionals seeking to expand upon their change management leadership
Whether you are a skilled leader or an emerging leader, there will be something for everyone! Use this justification letter template to help make your case to attend our conference.
Which industries will be represented at the conference?
You’ll connect with women and minority owned businesses, Fortune 500 companies that are industry leaders in aviation, hospitality, travel and logistics, energy, retail, transportation, telecommunications, finance and banking to name a few, as well as federal, state and local government agencies.
How many attendees and exhibitors do you expect?
The conference is expected to draw up to 1,000 attendees and as many as 40 exhibitors.
Do you publish the attendee list?
Yes, upon request. Attendees can access other attendees on the AMAC Conference Mobile App once the app is available. In addition, AMAC Members can utilize the membership directory in the AMAC Member portal to look up contact information for individuals within the network.
What will the weather be like in LA?
In August, LA is especially hot and sunny, making this one of the most popular times of the year to visit. The weather’s perfect for relaxing on the beach, sightseeing in the city or hiking in the Hollywood hills. Temperatures hover around 72°F with highs of 82°F in the peak of the afternoon. UV levels are high in August, so make sure you protect yourself by seeking shade, wearing sun cream and staying hydrated. After dark, temperatures reach a low of 61°F, perfect for nights out in the city, although you may need to bring a few warmer layers.
What can I expect from keynote speakers and panelists at the conference?
Speakers include nationally recognized experts in relevant topics on aviation, hospitality, transportation, business, government relations, finance and key trends. Top executives from major airports, airlines, hospitality groups and corporations who value the contributions of women and minorities in aviation with a proven track record of achievement have been invited to share their expertise through keynote speeches and by leading or moderating several workshops.
Explain the theme “Transforming the Future of Airports” and its relevance to the conference.
LA is known for many things—fun and sun, glitz and glamour, and the second busiest airport in the nation. As the cultural and commercial powerhouse of the West Coast, LA’s growing technology community provides the perfect backdrop for our 2019 conference as we will highlight shifts in the aviation industry. Currently LAX is transforming into a world class, modern airport for the future traveler and building a transportation system that will give passengers a first-class, swift, convenient and reliable way to access the airport. This is the largest public works project in the history of LA with an investment of more than $8.5-billion to innovate retail, concessions, terminal redevelopment and create an airport wide hospitality mindset.
What is the dress code for the conference?
The recommended attire for all conference activities is business casual during business hours and cocktail attire / business casual for evening events.
What are the conference terms, conditions and policies?
To view the terms, conditions and policies, click here.
Who should I contact for press inquiries?
Contact Shahara Anderson-Davis, AMAC Communications & Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.414.2622 x103.
Why should I sponsor?
Sponsorship brings tremendous visibility to your brand in front of nearly 1,000 individuals. The conference attendees are comprised of women and minority business owners, corporate executives and purchasing decision-makers, as well as representatives from government agencies and advocacy organizations. All sponsors receive brand recognition in the program book, conference website, signage, as well as an exhibitor booth, conference registrations and more!
Who do I contact about sponsorship opportunities?
AMAC, Programs & Corporate Development Director
Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm (ET), M-F
Phone: 703.414.2622 x105
Click here to view sponsorship opportunities and benefits.
Where can I find exhibitor information?
Click here to view exhibitor opportunities and benefits.
I would like to purchase an ad, is that possible?
We are shying away from a traditional program book this year. Contact Shahara Anderson-Davis, AMAC Communications & Event Manager, at email@example.com or 703.414.2622 x103 for other advertisement opportunities.
What is the attendee cost?
Click here to view registration rates.
What is the registration deadline?
Late registration begins July 22, 2019, online registration closes August 9, 2019 and after that onsite registration is available beginning August 22, 2019.
What are spouse/companion tickets?
A guest pass is intended for family members and guests not actively involved in aviation (not for business associates, staff, colleagues or students). A guest cannot be a member of AMAC or any of its aviation affiliates. There is a limit of one guest pass per registrant and it must accompany a full conference registration.
I am traveling with a companion, are there any events they can attend individually?
You can purchase a guest pass or individual tickets for the below events:
1. DBE/ACDBE Liaison Officer & Program Administrators Training
2. Business Matchmaking
3. Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament
4. Celebrating Women in Aviation Breakfast
What days / events include meals?
- Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Dinner at the Welcome to LA Reception
- Thursday, August 22, 2019: Continental breakfast, lunch at the Catalyst Awards Luncheon and dinner at the 2020 Atlanta Preview Reception
- Friday, August 23, 2019: Breakfast at the Celebrating Women in Aviation & Scholarship Breakfast and lunch at the AMAC Business Meeting & Mayors Forum Luncheon
Please note snack breaks are also available on Thursday and Friday.
As a sponsor or exhibitor, how do I add the names of the people who will be using the full-conference admissions?
You can login through the online registration and register individuals whom you designate as recipients of your company's allotted registrations. For additional help please contact Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC Programs & Corporate Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.414.2622 x105.
Are individual attendee tickets transferable?
Paid registrations may be transferred to another individual at your organization if you notify AMAC in writing by August 9, 2019. Send transfer and substitutions via email to Anthony Barnes, AMAC Membership & Development Director, at email@example.com or 703.414.2622 x102. Please include the name, title, company and email of the original registrant as well as for the new colleague who will be using the registration. All requests must be made in writing by August 9, 2019. Registrations may not be transferred to future AMAC events.
As a sponsor and/or exhibitor I registered an individual for a full-conference admission. Now, they are unable to attend. How can I transfer the registration?
You can login to the registration system to access your records to make changes to allotments or purchase additional items. Sponsors and exhibitors can make changes to their allocated full conference admissions until August 9, 2019 when online registration closes.
What is the refund policy?
All sales are final and non-refundable.
Who do I contact with questions about the online registration process?
AMAC, Membership Manager
• Hours of Operation: 9 am - 5 pm (ET), M-F
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Phone: 703.414.2622 x104
How to Register as an Exhibitor:
- Click here or visit our online store and search "exhibit" in the search box.
- From the drop down menu, select the fee that applies to you.
- Proceed through the registration and payment process.
Where can I find Exhibitor details such as shipping information?
Click here for exhibitor details.
Where can I see a listing of exhibitors and the floor map?
Click here to view our robust list of exhibitors and the floor map.
Conference Promotional Items Shipping FAQs
This includes promotional items, donations and any items that will be addressed to AMAC's attention. For the conference bag, we expect up to 1,000 attendees, please provide a quantity of items at your discretion.
- Within 24 hours of shipment, shipper must fill out this online shipping submission form for shipments to be accepted. Shipments sent without completing this form will be refused by receiver.
- This shipping label should be placed on boxes being received.
- Shipments must be received between July 23 - August 15, 2019 ( 3 pm Pacific Time) – shipments will not be received before or after these dates. If you miss the deadline, please contact us, so that we can give you alternate instructions.
Golf Tournament Shipping Items FAQs
This includes promotional items, donations and any items that will be addressed to the AMAC Foundation's attention. For the golf tournament bag, we expect up to 150 golf players, please provide a quantity of items at your discretion.
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1924 E. Maple Avenue, Unit B
El Segundo, CA 90245
General Hotel Shipping Items FAQs
General Couriers: FedEx, USPS, UPS, DHL, OnTrac, Amazon, etc..
AMAC Airport Business Development Conference
900 W. Olympic Blvd
Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott S&R
Los Angeles State: CA, 90015
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**Anything delivered by hand (i.e. palates and alternate couriers will be received through their loading dock: 1015 Chick Hearn Crt, GATE D, Los Angeles, CA 90015. All deliveries must check-in with security at the gate and will be granted access once cleared.**