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Annual Conference

What began decades ago as ARSA’s Annual Repair Symposium has evolved into a week-long event including executive branch briefings, grassroots legislative advocacy and world-class regulatory compliance and business content. The event provides a regular venue for members and invited guests from around the world to network and discuss issues that matter to the repair station community. For four days in March, the association brings the aviation world to the nation’s capital.

2020 Event Information

March 10-13, 2020 (Add to Outlook Calendar)
Washington, D.C. & Arlington, Virginia

Use the menus below for more information and to plan your attendance. Never been? Get a feel for the event by reviewing what happened in recent years at arsa.org/conference

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Executive to Executive Briefings: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Various Locations (Participants Will Receive Specific Instructions)
Industry executives will participate in meetings with senior executive branch officials organized by ARSA. Participation is limited to annual conference sponsors, with the number of slots available to each sponsoring organizations dependent on level of support.

6:00 p.m. | Board of Directors Dinner (By Invitation Only)

Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City 1250 South Hayes Street Arlington, VA 22202 United States
After a morning of briefings and policy updates. Legislative Day participants will fan out across Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress as well as personal and committee staffers to connect the impact of the maintenance community to each state and congressional district. The day will include ARSA's release of its Annual Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment, produced by Oliver Wyman – CAVOK, as well as the presentation of the association's Legislative Leadership Award. Legislative Day attendees should schedule meetings with their own representatives and senators (ARSA team members can provide assistance as necessary). The association's advocacy team will arrange for certain set-piece meetings on specific topics and invite attendees as appropriate.

7:30 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. | Welcome, Introductions & Morning Briefing
9:00 a.m. | Depart for Capitol Hill & Individually-Scheduled Meetings (Throughout Day)
12:00 p.m. | Congressional Luncheon (Specific Time & Location TBD)
4:00 p.m. | Symposium Registration Table Open (Ballroom Foyer, Ritz-Carlton)
5:30 p.m. | Ice Breaker Reception (Ritz-Carlton)

Annual Repair Symposium: Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City 1250 South Hayes Street Arlington, VA 22202 United States
7:30 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductory Remarks
ARSA is the voice of the global aviation maintenance industry.  Find out more about how the association is advocating for your interests with legislators, regulators and the media and how you can help advance the industry’s collective interests.

8:30 a.m. | Session 1: Keynote Address
A senior aviation industry leader will share personal and professional experience in order to provide insight for the maintenance community to thrive in the modern regulatory and business climate.

9:00 a.m. | Break
9:15 a.m. | Session 2: Opening Salvo—Conversations with the Regulators
The premier discussion of every annual conference. International agencies will provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures governing the maintenance industry during this morning-long discussion moderated by ARSA's regulatory experts, Sarah MacLeod and Marshall S. Filler.

10:45 a.m. | Break (Approximate) Based on Opening Salvo discussion, which will continue until lunch.
12:30 p.m. | Lunch with Special Guest
2:00 p.m. | Session 3: What's Not Prohibited Is Allowed
3:00 p.m.| ARSA Jeopardy
3:30 p.m. | Break
4:00 p.m. | Session 4: Working for the Workforce
5:00 p.m. | Club Lounge Happy Hour

Annual Member Meeting & Breakouts: Friday, March 13, 2020


8:00 a.m. | Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast
ARSA’s president will overview the state of the association and update members on goals and priorities for the coming year.

9:30 a.m. | Break
10:00 a.m. | Breakouts
Session 1: Working for the Workforce – Applied Session/Workshop
Session 2: Committing to Committees – Updates on ARSA's Engagement via Industry and Government Stakeholder Bodies

12:00 p.m. | Event Completion (No Formal Programming)
Annual Conference events are held in Washington, D.C. (at the offices of executive branch agencies, the White House and on Capitol Hill) as well as in Arlington, Virginia. The central point of activity and location for most of the conference's substantive agenda is the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.
Image result for ritz carlton pentagon city The Ritz-Carlton 1250 South Hayes Street Arlington, VA 22202, United States
A block of rooms has been reserved for ARSA attendees to stay at the Ritz-Carlton at a preferred rate. To access rooms within the block, attendees must reserve theirs no later than Feb. 17, 2020. The block may fill before that deadline, so the association encourages conference participants to book as soon as possible. 

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY.

The following sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2020 Annual Conference. Contact VP of Operations Brett Levanto for more information.

To download a copy of the 2020 sponsorship information page, click here.


Platinum – $10 ,000

Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, thank you email to all ARSA contacts, ten hours of free online training, four complimentary registrations to Legislative Day and four complimentary registrations to the Executive to Executive Briefings. At the Platinum Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:
  • Executive to Executive Briefings – All Day
  • Legislative Day – All Day
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Ice Breaker Reception
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Club Lounge Happy Hour
Projected value of benefits and services (advertising, training, complimentary event attendance): Up to $9,500

Gold – $7,500

Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, thank you email to all ARSA contacts, five hours of free online training, two complimentary registrations to Legislative Day and two complimentary registration to the Executive to Executive Briefings. At the Gold Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:
  • Congressional Directories
  • Legislative Priorities Brochures
  • Legislative Day – Continental Breakfast
  • Legislative Day – Congressional Briefing and Luncheon
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Continental Breakfast (Thursday)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Continental Breakfast (Friday)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Luncheon with Special Guest
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Digital Companion/Electronic Materials
Projected value of benefits and services (advertising, training, event attendance): Up to $6,750. 

Silver – $3,500

Notation in all publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, and one complimentary registration to Legislative Day and one complimentary registration to the Executive to Executive Briefings. At the Silver Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:
  • Nametag Lanyards
  • Hotel Room Keys
  • Annual Repair Symposium Coffee Breaks (5 total)
Projected value of benefits and services (advertising, event attendance): Up to $3,200.

Supporter – $2,500

Notation in all publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), and recognition in event materials and from the podium.  Projected value of benefits and services (advertising): Up to $1,750.

Contributor – $500-$2,499 (or equivalent in-kind support as appropriate)

Notation in some publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch), and recognition in event materials and from the podium.
The Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Government Service First bestowed on Leo Weston himself in 2005, the Weston award honors an instrumental figure in ARSA's birth by recognizing individuals who embody his commitment to the industry's safety and success. The symposium provides a venue for association members and invited guests from around the world to network and discuss issues that matter to the aviation maintenance industry. It is the perfect time to respect the history of the repair station community and honor the good works of those who support it. Click here to learn more about the award. For information about the 2019 Weston Award honorees, click here.
In addition to being a center of international politics and policy (and intrigue, depending on your particular perspective) the Washington, D.C.-area is a hub of history, entertainment and culture. While the ARSA team will keep you pretty busy during the Annual Conference, guests are encouraged to fill whatever down time they can find with the sights, sounds and tastes of the nation's capital.

Image result for washingtondc.org logo Click the image for more information from the official tourism site of Washington, D.C.

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