*As of September 6, 2019 - Subject to Change

DAY 1 – Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005)

7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Registration Desk General Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am, Foyer Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am – 8:40 am, Grand Ballroom Opening Session

Speakers: Anthony Barnes, AMAC; John Clark, SSP America and Ricky Smith, BWI Marshall Airport

8:40 am – 9:45 am, Grand Ballroom General Session: Where Do I Start? Exploring Airport Opportunities: Where Do I Fit?

This session will focus on where and how a business may fit in the airport environment and explore various types of contracting and engagement opportunities from professional services and concessions (food and beverage, retail, car rental) to ownership, goods and services. Participants will leave with an understanding of how they may be able to do business with the airport, where to start, and how airport concessions “works.”

Speakers: Ron Gomes, HMSHost; Corliss Stone Littles, CSL, Inc.; Angela Martin, BWI Marshall Airport and Donald Thurston, Enterprise

9:45 am – 10:45 am, Grand Ballroom Keynote Address

Speaker: Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Analyst

10:45 am – 12:00 pm, Salon D Track 1: Concessions Financing Show Me the Money

ACDBEs operate under a variety of financing vehicles. From banks to private equity to alternative resources, learn more about your options in this challenging area of our business.
Speakers: Mareco Edwards, South River Law Partners; Sue Malone, Strategies for Small Business; Louis Motley, First National Bank; Kevin Slaughter, Liberty Bank and Marques Warren, DBE Loans
10:45 am – 12:00 pm, Salon E Track 2: How We Did It – Success Factors in Planning, Designing and Constructing Large Airport Projects

Large construction projects often present unique challenges for small and DBE firms. This panel will discuss strategies and success stories for overcoming these challenges.

Speakers: Cedrick Johnson, ADCI; Wesley Mitchell, WSP; Tia Rattini, BWI Marshall Airport and Dean Robateau, McKissack

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Grand Ballroom Luncheon & Emerging Leaders Panel

Speakers: Anthony Barnes, AMAC; Randy Hazelton, H&H Hospitality; Lauryn Mangum, Stellar Partners; Mori Russell, Concessions International and Ricky Smith, BWI Marshall Airport

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm, Salon D Track 1: Exploring Airport Concessions Opportunities in the Eastern Region

Airports representatives will discuss upcoming opportunities in concessions and other revenue-generating areas.

Speakers: Jaimini Erskine, BWI Marshall Airport; Deven Judd, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Brett Kelly, Fraport USA and James Wilson, Delaware North

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm, Salon E Track 2: Exploring Airport Construction and Construction-Related Opportunities in the Eastern Region

Airport representatives will discuss upcoming projects to expand, remodel and rethink their facilities.

Speakers: Suzette Bather-Taylor, The Port Authority NY/NJ (invited); Liz Bryan, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Wande Lientu, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Jenee Oliver, Pittsburgh International Airport (invited) and Keiva Rodriques, BWI Marshall Airport

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm, Salon D Track 1: What Does Your Proposal Really Say?

Executives who participate in the review of concessions proposals provide insight on the process and steps companies should consider when preparing for an opportunity.

Speakers: Derryl Benton, HMSHost; Robin Gibson, Philadelphia International Airport; Garry Gilliard, Fraport USA; Don Laffert, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Mori Russell, Concessions International

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm, Salon E Track 2: Stay Woke: How to Grow and Establish a Sustainable Construction Business

Real talk on what it takes to win and complete profitable work at an airport. Key strategies to network, market, brand and produce quality work while growing a thriving construction business. Successes and pitfalls will be discussed.

Speakers: Joanne Brooks, JSSB Consulting, LLC; Carolyn Ellison, Turner Construction; David Fisher, Hensel Phelps; Jeff Hargrave, Mahogany Inc.; Beverly Thomas, Regional Contracting Services and Lisa Williams, Cap8 Doors & Hardware

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Grand Ballroom Closing Session

Speaker: Jeff Johnson, BET Award Winning Journalist

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Foyer Networking Reception

DAY 2 – Thursday, September 12, 2019

Locations: Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005) and the Rayburn Building (45 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2075, Washington, DC 20515).

Please note the event location changes to the Rayburn Building beginning on Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 am for the Legislative Update.

7:30 am – 8:45 am, Salon E AMAC PAC Fundraising Breakfast - Click here to register for this event as this requires an additional registration and separate registration fee.
10:00 am – 10:50 am, Rayburn Building Legislative Update at the Rayburn Building (45 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2075, Washington, DC 20515)

Hear from key congressional staffers on updates regarding the disadvantaged business enterprise program.

11:00 am – 11:50 am, Rayburn Building Agency Panel at the Rayburn Building (45 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2075, Washington, DC 20515)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, U.S. Capitol Capitol Hill Visits


Track Key

Track 1: Concessions

Track 2: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)

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