Aviation Industry Expo

The 2006 venue for Aviation Industry Expo will be the Las Vegas Convention Center where AIE promises to exceed last year’s expectations.


The 2006 venue for Aviation Industry Expo will be the Las Vegas Convention Center where AIE promises to exceed last year’s expectations. Co-locating the GSExpo International, AS3, NATA Annual Convention and PAMA Annual Aviation Maintenance Symposium, AIE is one of the most successful, comprehensive events of the year. “Once again, Aviation Industry Expo brings the best of the best to aviation professionals from around the world,” says Show Director Jill Hilgenberg. “With a vast array of products for ground support, fueling, safety, maintenance and aviation services, AIE is the one-stop-shop for today’s busy industry expert. Conference sessions for GSExpo, the NATA Annual Meeting and PAMA’s Annual Symposium offer the most timely topics and training for professional advancement and business development. And the endless networking opportunities throughout the week bring like-minded individuals together for one-on-one discussions and problem solving. We bring the industry together in March.”

GS Sessions

Based on last year’s attendees’ recommendations for 2006, Editor Karen Reinhardt has put together a promising collection of seminars covering all the hot topics. The six sessions include:

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

  • Best Practices in GSE Fleet Maintenance

  • A380 Part 1—Cargo and the A380

  • A380 Part 2—GSE for the A380

  • The Future for Fueling

  • Doing Business with the Military

For more information regarding the topics, moderators and panel members go to www.aviationindustry.com and click on “Seminars.”

Joint Panel

Aviation Industry Expo will again host the Department of Defense Joint Panel on Aviation Support Equipment. This important ground support group has held its meeting at the show since 1998 and considers it a highlight of its yearly schedule. The group will meet Tuesday all day and Wednesday until noon.

EPRI Meeting

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is a unique organization with stakeholders from the big electric utilities, manufacturers, universities and companies involved with development of new technologies for power generation. It is a big sponsor of nuclear energy, hydrogen, fuel cells and any new form of electric energy production. Based in Palo Alto, it contracts for and organizes research worldwide, which is then shared with its members. Organized in 1973 as a non-profit center for public interest environmental and energy research, it is a major factor in shaping the future of power usage worldwide. The EPRI meeting will be Monday 12:30–4:00 p.m.

Business Briefs & Tech Talks

Increase the value of your time at Aviation Industry Expo! Stop by our industry theaters, held on the exhibit hall floor, for a series of FREE 30–45 minute industry discussions and technical demonstrations on the latest aviation issues, trends, equipment and business solutions.

Online Marketing in the Aviation Industry

Online advertising is now a critical component to enhancing your marketing plans. Join Paul Andrews, vice president of interactive sales and Vickie Chiappetti, channel manager, both with Cygnus Business Media, to learn more about Internet marketing. The benefits of an online ad campaign include:

  • Increasing your reach and frequency

  • Providing immediate and measurable results

  • Enabling online surveys for research and product feedback

  • Reinforcing your print message

  • Increasing brand awareness

This session will be held Monday at 2 p.m.

Ground Support Leader of the Year Award

The spotlight of this year’s AIE for the Ground Support Magazine staff is the second annual GS Leader of the Year award which will be presented at the Conference Center on Wednesday, by last year’s winner, Jim Houck.

The ballots are in and 2006’s winner is certainly worth the praise of his or her colleges. There will be a luncheon in the winner’s honor, Keynote Speaker Norm Kosciusko, FMC’s director of sales and, finally, the presentation of the award. Tickets are $35 individually or $300 a table (which can seat 10 people). Space is limited, so contact Trish Foster at 952-808-3354 to order your tickets now.

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