2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference

The 29th Annual ARFF Working Group Educational Conference & Training Symposium

Location:  Memphis, TN —  Date:  September 16-19, 2018

Hotel:  Sheraton Downtown Memphis – Room Rate $160 per night plus applicable taxes — To make reservations go to this LINK

 

Time until conference starts

September 16, 2018
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September 19, 2018
Sheraton Hotel Downtown Memphis - 250 North Main St., Memphis, TN 38103
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Description

ARFF…Walking In

It’s time for the ARFF  Working Group yearly Round-Up.  Don’t miss our 29th program and the Southern Hospitality you are sure to experience.  We can’t wait to see you!

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

The ARFF Working Group Annual Educational Conference and Training Symposium is the premier event for the aviation firefighting industry.Notice of the annual meeting of the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group, Inc. is hereby given.  The meeting will be held at the Memphis Convention Center, 255 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103, September 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. local time.  The meeting is called for the purpose of receiving annual reports of the Officers and Directors, and to transact such business which comes before the ARFFWG.

We expect more than 50+ companies to exhibit at this  year’s program.  This is also an “Equipment Year” so many of the major ARFF Truck manufacturers will also display their vehicles.   This is the perfect opportunity to visit and shop for products and services that deal specifically with the aviation fire safety and protection industry.

Board of Director Nominations

Nominations will be received for Directors from Even Numbered Sections outlined in the current ARFFWG Bylaws until  June 17, 2018.  Directors of the ARFFWG carry out the management functions of the ARFFWG.  From these Directors five (5) Officers are chosen who are delegated to run the day to day administration.  The Director positions are an excellent opportunity to become directly involved in ARFFWG operations.

We encourage each of you to consider running. Below is the Nomination Form

Board of Directors Nomination Form

AWARDS PROGRAM

It is important to recognize those that have contributed to the advancement of the aircraft rescue and fire fighting industry.  The ARFF Working Group Awards Program does just that.  This year’s awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon on Monday, September 17th at the Memphis Convention Center.  If you know of an individual, group, department that have reached above and beyond, please nominate them for one of these awards.  To make your nominations download the Awards Program HERE

EXHIBITORS

The ARFF Working Group Educational Conference & Training Symposium provides aviation fire safety manufacturers/suppliers unmatched international exposure for their products to the largest gathering of ARFF professionals in one location.

Our members are well versed on the products and services they want to see in the exhibit area.

For some of our members, this is the one chance each year to see the products and services that are available to the aviation firefighting community.

This 4-day program will be packed with seminars and the opportunity to network with airport firefighters and industry experts from around the world.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus

The ARFF Working Group will be utilizing the Memphis Convention Center for exhibits and meeting space.  The exhibitor services information kit will be available in the near future.  Please check back for updates.

 

Agenda

Although the agenda has not been set, we want to let you know that there is a significant change in this year’s program for both attendees and exhibitors.  Below is the program schedule.

Sunday – September 16, 2018

10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.Exhibitor Move-In and Set-Up
10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.Exhibitor Registration
2:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.Attendee Registration
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Vendor Roundtable
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.Welcome Reception

Monday, September 17, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.Breakfast w/Exhibitors
9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.Opening Ceremonies
9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.Keynote Speaker
10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.Coffee Break w/Exhibitors
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Business Meeting
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.Awards Luncheon
1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.Visit with Exhibitors
1:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.Educational Session
2:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.Educational Session
3:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.Coffee Break w/Exhibitors
3:30 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.Educational Session

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.Breakfast w/Exhibitors
9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.Educational Session
9:45 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.Educational Session
10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.Coffee Break w/Exhibitors
11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.Educational Session
11:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.Educational Session
12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.Lunch on Your Own
2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.Networking Breakouts Sections & Indexes

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.Breakfast w/Exhibitors
9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.Educational Session
9:45 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.Educational Session
10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.Coffee Break w/Exhibitors
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Educational Session
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.Lunch w/Exhibitors
1:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.Exhibitor Teardown
1:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.Educational Session
2:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.MEducational Session
3:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.Coffee Break
3:30 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.Educational Session
4:15 P.M.Closing Ceremonies