Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, May 17, 2019
Natchez, MS

Wednesday, MAY 15

1:00 – 5:30 pm: Exhibitors set up at the Natchez Convention Center

11:00 am: Lunch and Golf at Beau Pre’ (rental clubs are not available)

1:30 pm: Pistol Shoot – Sheriff’s Shooting Range (guns and ammo provided)

6:00 pm: Opening Reception at the Natchez Convention Center

 

Thursday, MAY 16

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast on your own at your hotel

8:00 – 8:10 am: “Welcome & Introductions”  Sam Washington, President, Mississippi Airports Association

8:10 – 9:00 am: “An Update from the FAA” Michael O’Harra, Southern Region Administrator

9:00 – 10:00 am: “Aviation Activity Forecasting” Dr. Sharon Sarmiento, Principal, Unison Consulting, Inc.

9:35 am: Spouses/Guests depart for Paint Class and Lunch

10:00 – 10:10 am: Sponsor Presentation

10:10 – 10:40 am: Break – Exhibitors’ Room

10:40 – 11:30 am: Shelly Simi, President & CEO, National Association of State Aviation Officials

11:35 – 1:10 pm: Lunch – Sports writer Rick Cleveland

1:15 – 2:00 pm: “New Ethics Commission Oversight”  Tom Hood, Executive Director, Mississippi Ethics Commission 

2:00 – 2:45 pm: “Technical Resources and Enforcement Initiatives of the Mississippi Auditor’s Office”  Shad White, Mississippi State Auditor

2:45 – 2:47 pm: Sponsor Presentation

2:47 – 3:10 pm: Break – Exhibitors’ Room

3:10 – 3:55 pm: Airport Directors Round Table

3:55 – 5:00 pm: Board Meeting

5:45 pm: Buses depart from the Convention Center

6:00 – 8:30 pm: Evening Event

 

Friday, MAY 17

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast on your own at your hotel

8:20 – 8:50 am: General Membership Meeting

8:50 – 9:10 am: “State of Transportation in Mississippi”  Mississippi Transportation Commissioner Tom King

9:10 – 10:00 am: “What’s New with Drones & Airports,” Dallas Brooks, Director, MSU Raspet Flight Lab, and Associate Director, Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)

10:00 – 10:30 am: “Electrical Aviation Jeopardy,” Nick Holland, Garver

10:30 – 10:50 am: Break

10:50 – 11:05 pm: “Free Resources Available to You from the Airport Cooperative Research Program”

11:05 – 11:20 pm: “Legislative Report”  Jeff Wagner, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

11:20 – 11:25 am: “MDOT Report”  Tommy Booth, State Aeronautics Director, MDOT

11:25 – 11:50 am: “FAA Report” Rans Black, ADO

11:50 – 12:00 pm: “TSA Report”

12:00 – 12:10 pm: “Closing Remarks” Sam Washington, MAA President