The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference 2019 brings together the Airline Purchasing Representatives and Supplier Company Representatives since 1956. It was first organized as a regional networking event, but throughout the years, the attendance slowly grew. Around the mid-eighties they decided to invite the larger airlines but the idea of making this conference meaningful and beneficial remained. Today’s airline mix includes all the airlines of the world, both foreign and domestic, along with the regional airlines of today.
With its busy agenda, ACPC is one of the most productive aviation conferences worldwide. It will be hosted at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC from 10th-13th of August 2019.
The business side of the conference offers numerous breakout sessions dealing in issues critical to our industry, in addition to new ideas and concepts that will enlighten individuals to become more effective on the job. We offer a forum called Roundtable Sessions, which are ten minute meetings, scheduled over eight hours, that enables suppliers to schedule and meet with, one on one, the airline attendees of their choice. These meetings are the core ingredients that have made the conference so successful for 62 years.
In 2001, the ACPC added a venue called the Aviation Networking Forum. This forum provides the opportunity for Suppliers to rent a table at a nominal cost. The purpose was to create an environment to meet and greet Airlines and other Suppliers in a one-day trade show venue. All tables are uniform and rules are strictly enforced to provide a "fair playing field" for all participants.
In 2013, the ACPC added a new venue called “Meet & Greet” designed for suppliers to set appointments with other suppliers and airlines to discuss business opportunities in an informal and relaxed setting.
We look forward to seeing you there!