AIM hosted an exhibition table at the annual ACPC conference in San Diego, from Saturday, August 27 to Tuesday, August 30.
The popular conference, which is attended by around 1650 aviation professionals each year, is a networking meeting between airline purchasing representatives and suppliers. It boasts a long history, having started in 1957. Besides providing attendees with the opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships, it provides a forum for learning via its professional development sessions. These breakout sessions deal with issues that are critical to the industry, and this year’s speaker line up was an exciting one that includes luminaries such as Manley Feinberg (a National Geographic photographer and explorer), Elizabeth Lucas-Averett (a specialist in strategic projects, business development, post merger integrations and communications), David Suarez (the lead facilitator for Interactive Training Solutions) and Jason Dickstein (an aviation law specialist who discussed how to navigate US export regulations), among others.
The conference also provided its roundtable sessions on the last two days. These sessions were ten minute one-on-one meetings to enable suppliers to meet with airline purchasing representatives.