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Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium

Legislative Day and the Annual Repair Symposium are ARSA’s premier events, providing 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 three days in March, the association brings the aviation world to the nation’s capital.

2017 Gold Sponsors

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2017 Silver Sponsors

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2017 sponsorship opportunities still available – click the appropriate menu below to learn more…

2017 Event Information – Mar. 15-17 – Arlington, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium will be held March 15-17 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia (Click here to get it on your Outlook calendar). For more information, use the drop-down menus below.

To register, scroll down and complete the form on the bottom of this page.

Full Agenda

Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m. It’s All About Your Industry and Your Company
In the wake of historic U.S. elections, Congress is tackling a range of issues that could impact aviation maintenance markets and repair station costs of doing business. The looming FAA reauthorization will result in new aviation laws and regulations. Tax reform will affect the bottom line for large and small companies alike. Pending workforce legislation could help address the technician shortage. The debate over trade agreements could affect your ability to serve international customers. And regulatory reforms could mean big changes in government oversight. Find out what’s at stake for your company and your industry, where things stand, and what you can do to impact the process.
9:00 a.m. Depart for Capitol Hill
9:30 a.m. Congressional Meetings
Legislative Day attendees should schedule meetings with their own representatives and senators. ARSA staff can provide contact information and guidance on how to do so.
11:45 a.m. Congressional Briefing & Luncheon
Join ARSA for the unveiling of the 2017 Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Industry Economic Assessment and hear from a congressional aviation policy leader about the importance of engaging in the political process.
4:00 p.m. Registration (at Ritz-Carlton)
5:30 p.m. Ice Breaker Reception (at Ritz-Carlton)

Symposium: Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:15 a.m. Keynote Address
8:45 a.m. Session 1: What We Have Done Lately
ARSA is the voice of the global aviation maintenance industry. Find out more about how ARSA is advocating for your interests with legislators, regulators and the media; why, in the wake of the 2016 elections, ARSA’s work matters more than ever; and how you can help advance our collective interests.
9:15 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Session 2: Opening Salvo—Maintenance
International agencies will provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures governing the maintenance industry.
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Session 3: Opening Salvo—Certification
International agencies will provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures that govern the design and production of civil aviation articles.
12:15 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Special Guest Speaker
A Washington leader joins participants to share insight into what’s going on in the nation’s capital and why it matters to aviation business.
2:00 p.m. Session 5: Now Hiring
Every aviation business, regardless of its size or the services it offers, needs to attract technical talent. Repair stations compete not only against each other, but with companies in every other industry that depends on skilled workers. How do you stand out? Hear what others are doing to ensure a continuous pool of aviation talent is available now and in the future.
3:00 p.m. ARSA Jeopardy
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Session 6: We’re from Washington and We’re Here to Help???
The U.S. government and international institutions have programs to help companies compete globally and encourage investment in emerging markets. Learn more about available resources and how to tap into them.
5:00 p.m. Club Lounge Happy Hour

Annual Member Meeting & Breakouts: Friday, March 17, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Annual Membership Meeting
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Breakouts
Session 1: Doing Business with the Military
Session 2: International Certification of Maintenance Organizations
Session 3: Influencing the Executive Branch

Location & Hotel Accommodations

The 2017 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium is hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

A block of rooms is available for ARSA attendees at special prices. To make your reservation, click here to visit the hotel’s website and select “Reserve Now.” On the registration form, enter the appropriate information and use the code “PYAPYAA.”

Sponsorship Opportunities

The success of Legislative Day and the Annual Repair Symposium depends on the generous commitment of ARSA’s members and aviation community allies. 2017 sponsorships are now available at three different levels. Organizations interested in supporting the maintenance industry’s premier event should use the registration form on this page to make their commitment or contact Vice President of Communications Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum – $10,000

Platinum level sponsors receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) Recognition in a specific “thank you” email sent to all ARSA contacts as part of pre-event alerts.
(4) Three complimentary event registrations and all other registrations at early-bird pricing.
(5) Ten hours of free online training.

At the Platinum Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:

  • Legislative Day – All Day
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Ice Breaker Reception
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Registration (Sponsoring organization and provide banner to be shown at registration desk.)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Opening Salvos (Both)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Breakout Sessions (All)

Gold – $5,000

Gold level sponsors receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) Recognition in a specific “thank you” email sent to all ARSA contacts as part of pre-event alerts.
(4) Two complimentary event registrations.

At the Gold Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:

  • Legislative Day –Continental Breakfast
  • Legislative Day – Congressional Briefing and Luncheon
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Continental Breakfast (Friday)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Luncheon with Special Guest

Silver – $2,500

Silver level sponsors receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) One complimentary event registration.


Supporters – $250-$2,499 (or Equivalent In-Kind Support)

Supporters receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) One registration at early-bird pricing.


To submit a sponsorship commitment, use the appropriate options on the registration form below…

The Weston Award

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.

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Previous Years

Click Here to See What Happened in 2016

Pictures from previous events (click the year): 20162015, 2014, 2013


2017 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium
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Why is the event so valuable? See what 2014 attendees have to say (can’t see the video? Want to share it with someone else? Click here to view it in a new browser window)…

 

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