This year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Aviation Industry Expo will host several must-see events, including GSE seminars, theater presentations and the Ground Support Leaders of the Year awards reception.
The seminars at Aviation Industry Expo 2010 will offer attendees valuable information on an array of topics, ranging from the latest advancements in alternative technology for GSE to emissions compliance to the IATA safety audit program for ground handlers.
The agenda will culminate on the final day with a business seminar targeted at all attendees and exhibitors on fundamental marketing strategies that can boost a company’s brand image and bottom line.
Demos on Demand
Test drive up-to-the-minute equipment at Demos on Demand, a demonstration area located just outside the exhibition hall that is open for attendees to visit, when escorted by an exhibiting company representative.
The show will again feature the Green Pavilion on the show floor — a place to make environmentally friendly, smart business decisions and discuss the best “Going Green” strategies.
Ground Support Leaders of the Year
The Ground Support Leaders of the Year awards is a wonderful way to acknowledge excellence in the industry. The nominations are voted upon by members of our Editorial Advisory Board. The awards will be presented to recipients at a reception at Aviation Industry Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Each award is for any and every aspect of the ground support industry, including ground service providers, commercial airline and/or military personnel, associations and individuals at manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.
Team Leader – similar to the original Leader of the Year Award, this title is for an individual who has taken a leadership role with personnel.
Safety Award – for a person or company who has introduced a new method, procedure or product to improve industry safety records.
Kaizen Award – Japanese for continuous and incremental improvement, this award is for a person or company who has implemented a new business philosophy about business work place practices focusing on efficiency and improvement in productivity, performance or processes.
Engineer/Innovator Award – for a company or a person who has introduced a revolutionary product.
Green Award – for a person or a company who has introduced environmentally friendly equipment or processes.
Lifetime Achievement Award – for a person who has demonstrated commitment to the industry through numerous years of dedicated service.
Tuesday, March 16
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Electric GSE: Research and Development
Speaker: Andra Rogers, senior project manager, non-road electric transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
Electric power has continued to be a dominant trend in environmentally friendly GSE. In this seminar, Andra Rogers will present the latest work by the Electric Power Research Institute in the area electric GSE.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Alternative Technology for GSE
Advancements have continued to be made in additional types of alternative technology for the ramp. Panelists will present the latest developments for GSE, including propane and renewable synthetic diesel.
Wednesday, March 17
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
IATA: Safety Audit for Ground Operations
Speaker: Representative from International Air Transport Association
IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is designed for ground handling companies operating at airports. The aims of the program are simple — improving operational safety, reducing ground damage, and promoting audit efficiency. The presentation will highlight the successful implementation to date, and the next stage of development — IATA’s standardized Ground Operations Manual.
Highlights from AIE 2010