all conference sessions located at richmond marriott unless otherwise noted.

(Agenda is subject to change.)

Saturday, April 29

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Board of Directors Dinner
Private Function

Sunday, April 30

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Registration Open
Marriott Registration Desk


8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Corporate Liaison Committee Meeting
Open to all SEC-AAAE Corporate Committee Members


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Move-In and Set Up


9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Open to all SEC-AAAE members


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
AAAE Accreditation Final Interviews


11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Golf Event
Top Golf Richmond
Shuttles depart Hotel at 11:30 AM


5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Welcome Event (Location: RIC Airport) 
Location: RIC Airport, 5700 Clarkson Road, Richmond VA 23250
Food Stations, Food Trucks & Entertainment 
Shuttles depart hotel at 5:00 PM 

Monday, May 1

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Open
Marriott Registration Desk


7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spouse/Add-On Guest Event

09:30- 09:45 AM                                    Hotel Pick Up

10:00 -11:30 AM                                    Breakfast at The Jefferson Hotel

12:00-1:00 PM                                       Team Building Experience at Gnomes and Raven

01:30-03:30 PM                                     Lunch at The Croaker Spot (w/ Dessert JC Desserts)

04:00 PM                                                Hotel Drop-Off


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

2022 SEC-AAAE Welcome & Opening Remarks
Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., SEC-AAAE President
President and CEO of Capital Region Airport Commission

  • Presentation of Colors
    Highland Springs High School - Marine Corps JROTC program
    Henrico County Public Schools
  • National Anthem
    Ms. Lerita Carter – Choir Director
    Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church


9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
AAAE Headquarters Update


9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
General Session 1

General Aviation Outreach and Marketing to the Community
This session is about sharing ways to market your general aviation airport and how to get engaged with your community.  Learn what other general aviation airports are doing to expand their services and increase community awareness.

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Break with Exhibitors


10:50 AM – 11:45 AM
General Session 2

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Related Post-COVID Federal Funding
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is allocating billions in grants over the next five years for the US aviation infrastructure.  Aimed at modernizing the US system, improving performance, and working to ensure that US airports remain competitive in the global marketplace, this new funding option has already invested $1 billion in funds to over 90 airports in 2022.  How were these airports selected?  How will these programs continue to change?  This session focuses on understanding the BIL and things your airport should consider when applying for grant considerations.  In addition, we will discuss other
post-Covid related federal funding options.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

SEC-AAAE Membership Meeting
Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., SEC-AAAE President
Richmond International Airport

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
General Session 3

What’s Driving Air Service Development in 2023?
After a decade of unfettered growth and expansion, the post-COVID-19 air service landscape is marked by growth constraints for some air carriers and airports, and strategic opportunities for others. This panel will investigate the current and prospective conditions related to the airline industry and its ability to grow both capacity and markets, as well as what tactics airports are utilizing to win increasingly limited-service opportunities.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Exhibitors


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
General Session 4

An Innovative Approach to Address the Challenge of Attracting and Retaining Top Talent
This session will take a holistic look at the evolving workplace for organizations and the diverse workforce of the future.  The panel will explore newer practices that organizations should take to meet the changing needs of existing and future employees, addressing workplace culture, and laying the foundation for active employee succession planning.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
General Session 5

Creating Success in Airport Cybersecurity
Airports represent a unique and distinct platform in cybersecurity from other industries.  The challenge of aging and uncommon systems inside of modern technology has created a host of problems for Airport IT teams. The panel will journey through a discussion of challenges that small to mid-sized airports face in cybersecurity and the actions necessary to create truly secure environments.


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Reception
Sponsorship Opportunity


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
President's Dinner
Sponsorship Opportunity

  • The SEC-AAAE President’s Dinner is not just another conference banquet.  This is the event you have heard about!  Hear parting words from outgoing SEC-AAAE President Perry J. Miller (RIC) before welcoming incoming SEC-AAAE President Travis Crilly (LEX) in the unique SEC-AAAE way.


Tuesday, May 2

7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration Open
Marriott Registration Desk


7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
General Session 6

Airport Design Trends (Environmental/Sustainability Trends, Project Delivery, Design-Build)
This session will highlight emerging planning and design approaches and construction methodologies from across the industry and feature current and upcoming projects at a range of airports throughout the Southeast Chapter of AAAE.  Elevating health, safety, welfare, customer experience, operational efficiencies, environmental and sustainability goals will be explored through the eye of maximizing investment value and BIL funding considerations.

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break with Exhibitors


10:45 AM – 11:35 AM
General Session 7

PFAS/PFOS Update for U.S. Airports
Impending environmental regulatory changes and a transition by the Military and FAA from AFF to F3 are poised to significantly impact airports in the near future.  In this session, learn how your airport is likely to be affected from experts on the leading edge of this issue.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Awards Presentation

Moderator: Vanessa C. Hampton, Senior Vice President - TRUIST (Read Bio)

Keynote Speaker: Thomas L. Ransom, Executive Vice-President - TRUISTVirginia Region President (Read Bio)

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Event: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sponsorship Opportunity
Shuttles depart hotel at 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Event: Sporting Clays
Old Forge Sporting Clays, Providence Forge, VA

Shuttles departs hotel at 1:30 PM
Sponsored by Gresham Smith and Connico


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Event: Richmond Historic Trolley Tour 

Take in Richmond’s amazing landmarks and sites on comprehensive history tours with the RVA Trolley's great guides and expert drivers. 

Shuttle Departs at 1:45 PM
Sponsorship Opportunity


2:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Exhibit Hall Move-Out & Breakdown


7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Host Event: Sponsored by Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Int’l Airport (BHM)
Uptown Alley Richmond

Shuttle departs hotel at 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM 



Conference Adjourns


  • Parking is available at 501 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  The direct walkway connector is accessible from the garage, through the marked doors reading Richmond Marriott.   
  • Additional is available Parking is available at 401-499 N 5th St Garage.

Updated 29MAR23