Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 6 – Friday, May 8, 2020
Golden Nugget
Biloxi, MS

Wednesday, MAY 6

9:00 – 5:30 pm: Exhibitors set up

11:00 am: Lunch and Golf  – Shell Landing, Gautier

1:30 pm: Shooting Event – location TBA

1:30 pm: Biloxi Schooner Cruise

6:00 pm: Opening Reception at the Golden Nugget Exhibitor’s Room

 

Thursday, MAY 7

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

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

8:10 – 8:55 am: “An Update from the FAA”  Pearlis Johnson, Southern Region Deputy Administrator

8:55 – 9:40 am:  Speaker TBA

9:30 am: Spouses depart

9:40 – 9:50 am: Neel-Schaffer Sponsor Presentation

9:50 – 10:15 am: Break – Exhibitors’ Room

10:15 – 11:00 am: “Airplane Accident Response”  Scott Lynn, FAASTeam Program Manager, FAA

11:00 am – 11:55 pm:  “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask About ISBAH”  Dirk Vanderleest, Aviation Director, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

11:55 – 11:57 am: Garver Sponsor Presentation

12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch – Speaker TBA

1:35 – 2:20 pm: “Air Travel and Communicable Diseases,”  Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Health Officer, Mississippi State Department of Health

2:20 – 3:05 pm: “Behind the Scenes of Permitting”  Walt Dinkelacker, Vice President, Headwaters, Inc.

3:05 – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm: Airport Directors Round Table

4:15 – 5:15 pm:  Board Meeting

5:45 pm: Buses Depart for Evening Event

6:00 – 8:30 pm: Evening Event

 

Friday, MAY 8

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am: General Membership Meeting

8:30 – 8:45 am: “State of Transportation in Mississippi” Transportation Commissioners Tom King and Willie Simmons

8:45 – 9:15 am: Speaker TBA

9:15 – 9:45 am: “Meeting the Future Needs of the Aviation Industry” Joe Saia, Interim Chair Department of Commercial Aviation, Delta State University

9:45 – 10:10 am:  Break

10:10 – 10:55 am:  Drone presentation – Speaker TBA

10:55 – 11:15 am: “Airport Cooperative Research Program Resources”  Matt Dowell, ACRP Ambassador

11:15 – 11:30 am: “MDOT Report”  Tommy Booth, State Aeronautics Director, MDOT

11:30 – 11:45 am:  “Legislative Report”  Jeff Wagner, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

11:45 am – 12:00 pm:  “FAA Report” Rans Black, ADO

12:00 – 12:15 pm: “TSA Report”  Speaker TBA

12:15 – 12:20 pm: “Closing Remarks” Carol Snapp, Incoming MAA President