2019 Spring Conference – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport May 2019

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Date(s) - 05/15/2019 - 05/17/2019

Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport



Join us for the 2019 IFMA Airport Facilities Council Spring Conference at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Registration Form 2019 Spring Meeting

Hotel Information:

Reservations for the event will be made by individual attendees by calling the Doubletree toll free reservations directly at 800-222-8733 or electronically following the link here:


Reservations need to be made prior to April 23, 2019.

2019 Spring Conference Agenda FINAL


IFMA Airport Facilities Council Spring Conference Program

May 15, 16, and 17, 2019

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.            Registration / Check-In

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.               Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.               Welcome, Introductions, and Conference Overview, John Means, Council President

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.               Opening Remarks – Welcome to CVG

Candace McGraw, CEO Kenton County Airport Board (CVG)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.               Council Business Meeting (separate agenda)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.             Storm Water Treatment Processes at CVG, Scott Thacker, Sr. Manager Environmental Operations, Kenton County                                                Airport Board (CVG)

 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.           BREAK

 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.           “In Truss” Modernization of Escalators and Moving Walks

PLATINUM SPONSOR: Schindler Elevator, Brad Baker, Area Manager

 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch

 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.               Case Study on Kansas City Aviation Department’s experience with BIM

PLATINUM SPONSOR: EDI Scott Yates, Senior Vice President of Operations

 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.               Development of an Asset Management Program, and Asset Management Plans

Aaron Davis, Director Asset Management, Kenton County Airport Board (CVG)

 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.               BREAK

 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.              New Trends in Flooring for Airports and Public Spaces

                                          PLATINUM SPONSOR: RD Weis Mark Arbogast, VP, Hard Surfaces

 4:00 p.m.                           Daily Summary, John Means and Council Night Out Instructions, Cecile Ridings

 6:10 p.m.                                    COUNCIL NIGHT OUT, Cincinnati Reds Game, Meet in Hotel Lobby at 6:10, bus leaves at 6:15

                                                      HOSTED BY CVG AND YOUR AIRPORT FACILITIES COUNCIL OF IFMA


Thursday, May 16 2019


7:30 – 9:00 a.m.            Registration / Check-In

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.               Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.               Conference Day One Recap/Announcements, John Means, Council President

8:30 – 09:30 a.m.             Electrical Emergency Response

Matt Houston, Senior Operations and Process Manager, KCAB

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.             Extending the Life of Gate Equipment through Upgrades, Refurbishment and Remote Monitoring

                                          PLATINUM SPONSOR: JBT AEROTECH Steve Tatton, iOPS™ Product Manager and John Thompson, Sales                                                         Manager, NA

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.           BREAK

 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.           Implementing Continuous Process Improvement Methodologies at Sea-Tac Airport, Stuart Mathews, Director                                                     Aviation Maintenance, Port of Seattle

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH PRESENTATION

                                        GOLD SPONSOR, Woolpert, Jeff Fitzgerald

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.              Preparatory Remarks for Airport Tour, Aaron Davis

 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.            Airport Tour / Return to Hotel

General Overall Airport Tour to include stops at: AGT Train System Operations, Electric Vault, Storm Water Treatment Facility Operations,


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.               Evening Reception in DoubleTree

                                          Hosted by PLATINUM SPONSOR RD Weis

Dinner on Your Own

 Friday May 17, 2019

7:30 – 08:30 a.m.             Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity


8:30 a.m.                           Morning Welcome/Announcements – John Means, Council President


8:45 – 9:45 a.m.               Benefits of Outsourcing



9:45 – 10:45 a.m.             CVG Topic/Closing Remarks, Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, KCAB


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.           BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Town Hall – Discussion on Trends that Impact Airport Facility Managers

Potential Discussion Topics:

  • Airfield LED Conversions (huge energy savings 50%+)
  • Resiliency (Power back-up options (e.g., emergency generators, redundant power feed designs, geothermal)
  • Facial Recognition Security Screening (who’s maintaining and what does it cost)
  • Sustainability (what’s our role, how do we keep it “practical”)
  • Maintenance Planning for New Technology (who’s doing what?)


12:45 p.m.                         Closing Remarks (John Means, Council President), Networking

Information on World Workplace meeting and update on 2020 conference in Houston (Troy Donahue, Council President-Elect)


1:00 p.m.                           Departures