Thursday, April 25, 2019

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AMAC Board Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm AMAC Board Meeting
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm AMAC Executive Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AMAC Board Dinner (Invite Only)

Friday, April 26, 2019

7:00 am – 7:15 am ** Golf Tournament Transportation Depart from Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay **
8:00 am – 1:30 pm Business on the Green Golf Tournament
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm General Registration
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Level Up! Emerging Leaders Creating Opportunity for Success – Click HERE to register for this session.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Business Matchmaking
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm **Transportation to Welcome to Tampa Reception**
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome to Tampa Reception at the TPA Hard Rock Café Patio
Hosted by SSP AmericaNetworking takes center stage at this reception on one of the nation’s few outdoor dining patios located at an airport.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

7:00 am – 4:00 pm General Registration
9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Session

Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, AMAC
John Clark, Chair, Vice President, Business Development, SSP America & Chariman, AMAC Board of Directors
Joseph Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport

10:00 am – 11:15 am Track 1: Concessions Financing 101 – Show Me the Money

Practical approaches to the challenges of getting concessions financing.

Moderator: James Wilson, Vice President of New Business Development, THS a Delaware North Company

Speakers: Bemetra Simmons, Managing Director, Mutual of Omaha; Simeon Stewart, CEO, Palazzo Concessions and Marques Warren, CEO, DBE Loans

10:00 am – 11:15 am Track 2: Top Airport Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

Highlight of the top new and emerging technologies reshaping airports from biometrics to virtual building to augmented reality.

Moderator: Marcus Session, Vice President of Information Technology, Tampa International Airport

Speaker: John Jennings, RCDD, Director of Technology Systems, VoltAir Consulting Engineers

11:30 am – 1:30 pm Luncheon

Legislative Update: FAA/TSA Reauthorization Implementation Update

AMAC lobbyist provides an update on activity on Capitol Hill of particular interest to airports and explores an insider perspective on how national politics will affect prospects for doing business with airports.

Fireside Chat: How to Make Bold Business Moves Pay Off 

Featuring Troy Taylor, CEO & President of Coca Cola Florida

Advice and insight about building relationships, structuring deals, winning business and other lessons from the launch of one of the largest startups in the world into a $1.2B company.

Moderator: Michael Stephens, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Tampa International Airport

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Track 1: Exploring Concessions Airport Opportunities in the Southeast

Airports representatives will discuss upcoming opportunities in concessions and other revenue-generating areas. Participating airports include Orlando International Airport.

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Track 2: Exploring Airport Opportunities in the Southeast: Construction

Airport representatives will discuss upcoming projects to expand, remodel and rethink their facilities. Participating airports include Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport.

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Track 1: How to Conquer a Concessions Redevelopment and Win

Real talk from new and long-term ACDBE concessionaires about the challenges and rewards of participating in a concession redevelopment program and how airports can make the process easier through planning, setting program goals and innovative outreach.

Moderator: Irene Pierpont, Senior Manager of Airport Concessions, Tampa International Airport

Speakers: MaryAnn Ferenc, President, Mise en Place; Ruben Perez, President, Perez of Florida, Inc. and George Tinsley, CEO, Tinsley Family Concessions

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Track 2: Avoiding Construction Contract Pitfalls

Construction attorneys provide practical strategies to both contractors and owners for navigating critical construction project issues and avoiding contract pitfalls associated with change order disputes, project delays and project management. The panel of attorneys also will break down special legal and contract considerations when delivering a design-build project.

Moderator: Michael Russell, CEO, H.J. Russell & Company

Speakers: Meredith A. Freeman, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Michael Kamprath, Assistant General Counsel, Tampa International Airport and Scott P. Pence, Partner, Carlton Fields

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Salsa, Sand and Soul Party (Attire: Resort Casual)

As the sun sets, kick off your heels and experience all the sights, sounds and flavors of Tampa on the waterfront deck, pool and beach area.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

8:45 am – 10:00 am Breakout Session: Outreach Reimagined

Hear about innovative efforts to advance contracting opportunities for diverse businesses through strategic partnerships, meaningful mentorship protégé program and transformative outreach.

Speakers: Vasti Amaro, President & CEO, Vasti Transport, Inc.; Al Burns, Director of Procurement, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority; Allen Green Sr., Co-Founder & Managing Director, Envision; Allen Greene II, Envision Development Enterprises Inc.; LaKendria Robinson, Director, Minority Business Accelerator & Economic Inclusion, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Ryan Toth, Regional Director, The Beck Group

8:45 am – 10:00 am Breakout Session: How We Did It – Successful Construction Project Delivery

Case studies of large construction projects presented to generate discussion around how project delivery, inter-departmental collaboration, program/project management, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and project controls can play a key part to successfully delivering a project.

Moderator: Katus Watson, Vice President/Geographic Operations Manager – Florida and Puerto Rico, Jacobs

Speakers: Richard Coudurier, Director of Planning and Design, Tampa International Airport; Randall Dragon, Founder & Partner, The Dragon Group and Richard Moss, Director of Transportation Development, Florida Department of Transportation, District 7

8:45 am – 10:00 am Breakout Session: DBE Program Update

Representatives from FAA and FHWA share regulatory updates on the DBE program.

Speakers: Keturah Pristell, Regional DBE/ACDBE Program Compliance Team Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration and Carey Shepherd, Civil Rights Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration

10:15 am – 11:15 am Closing Session - Business Beyond Bias

Featuring Gerry A. Fernandez, President & Founder,The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MHFA)

Our backgrounds, personal experiences, societal stereotypes and cultural context play a considerable role in how we perceive and relate to others. The President and Founder of Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance will invite you to interrupt your unconscious biases, provide solutions for serving the modern diverse customer and show you how to build a culturally intelligent brand. 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Networking Jazz Brunch at Armani’s

Make final connections with colleagues while enjoying brunch and stunning views of Old Tampa Bay.

Workshop Tracks

  • Track 1: Concessions
  • Track 2: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)