Seminars - PB EXPO

PBExpo Seminars

PBExpo seminars combine resources attendees can take back to their workplace and implement immediately, as well as visionary, futuristic ideas that the industry can look forward to in the coming years. These seminars will inspire and educate attendees on technology and the aviation industry.

Seminars are segregated into PartsBase User Group and Technology tracks. We will be updating seminars and speakers up until the opening of the show, so please check back frequently for the latest information and schedules.


PartsBase User Group Track

PartsBase User Group sessions are open to all PartsBase members and are designed to provide members with further knowledge into the platform. Members will also have access to decision makers within PartsBase to provide their input on the future roadmap of the system.

Expanding Your Brand through Digital Marketing
PartsBase has 7,500 member companies in over 194 countries worldwide, with a total of over 30,000 end users. Through PartsBase marketing tools, there are countless ways to promote your brand to a targeted audience that is accessing the PartsBase platform nearly every day. Join PartsBase Vice President of Sales, Stephen Linebaugh, to learn more about the ways to maximize the opportunities provided by the PartsBase platform and how to receive higher ROI by reaching untapped markets.
Stephen Linebaugh | Vice President of Sales | PartsBase
Wednesday, May 16 | 10:15 AM - 11 AM | Room 113

Advanced PartsBase Training
Are you new to the PartsBase platform and want to learn more about its functionality? Have you been a PartsBase member for many years but know you aren't using the platform to its fullest potential? Join PartsBase Vice President of Customer Relations, William Post, for an in-depth look at all of the features you may not be utilizing, as well as learn some tips and tricks to use the platform more efficiently.
William Post | Vice President of Customer Relations | PartsBase
Wednesday, May 16 | 2:15 PM - 3 PM | Room 113

Automate Your Business via PartsBase API
PartsBase Web Services provides device-to-device interaction between your internal systems and the PartsBase Web Service Platform. In addition to automating part searches, receive RFQs and update your inventory without manually logging into PartsBase.com. PartsBase Web Services are built to process and consume the catalog of PartsBase Application Programming Interface (API). Join PartsBase CTO, Rodrigo Garcia, to learn how PartsBase Web Services allows you to automate your business, reducing some of the inefficiencies of aviation parts procurement.
Rodrigo Garcia | CTO | PartsBase
Thursday, May 17 | 9:15 AM - 10 AM | Room 113

PartsBase Suggestion Box
Join this session to learn more about the projected road map for the PartsBase online platform. PartsBase aims to provide all members, and the parts procurement industry, with the tools needed to run their businesses efficiently. PartsBase is always striving to introduce new forward-thinking, industry advancing resources. Do you have an idea you would like to see PartsBase implement? We want to hear from you! Join this group discussion, led by PartsBase President, Greg Schmidt, to learn about the road ahead and provide input on the future of the system.
Greg Schmidt | President | PartsBase
Dharmesh Patel | Business Analyst | PartsBase
Thursday, May 17 | 10:15 AM - 11 AM | Room 113



Seminar dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Technology Track

Technology sessions are open to all PBExpo attendees and are focused on bringing the latest information on technology trends within the aviation and e-commerce industries.

Digital Integrations for Efficiency - Digital Aftermarket Support
Join VAS Aero Services CEO, Tommy Hughes, discuss efficient supply chain support using custom integrations with suppliers and reviews best practices for success.
Tommy Hughes | CEO | VAS Aero Services
Wednesday, May 16 | 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Hall B

Digital Transformation: An All-In-One Approach to MRO and Supply Chain Activities
With growing collaboration between technology integrators, airlines, OEM’s and MRO’s, digital transformation is a critical requirement of the supply chain. In this panel you’ll hear from leaders of OEM’s, airlines, technology providers, aftermarket organizations, and MRO’s share perspectives, discuss technology trends, disruptors and threats in supply chain. The panel will also debate & highlight tools used for procurement of material, platforms to maximize shop floor efficiency; from mobile applications to future influence of block chain technology in trace requirements, this panel will spark discussions you don’t want to miss.
Jean-Marc DeBaud | CEO | Trekea Mobile
Bill Lawton | Senior Trade Specialist | US Commercial Service
Joshua Abshire | Senior Manager Technical Purchasing, Warranty and Repairs | Spirit Airlines
Brent Webb | President | Aircraft Inventory Management and Services/CAVU
Moderator: Rebecca Longo | Owner, Brand Strategist | R3 Aviation Marketing
Wednesday, May 16 | 1:15 AM - 2 PM | Room 113

From Cockpit to the Courtroom - Learn How to Protect Your Business
As aviation law and aviation insurance are inextricably linked, it is vital to have a clear understanding of both sides of the coin. This seminar will serve as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in all aspects of domestic and international air and space law, as well as regulatory issues arising from U.S. and international governmental entities such as FAA, DOT, EASA, IATA and NATO.

Jim Gardner | CEO | Jim Gardner Aviation Insurance Co.
Ted Green | Global Head of AIG Aerospace Claims | AIG
John D. McKay | Managing Attorney, Aviation Litigation | Park Avenue Law
Anita Mosner | Partner | Holland & Knight
Glenn Vallach | Vice President | USAIG
Nicole Wolfe-Stout | Partner, Special Counsel Aviation Risk | Strawinski & Stout
Moderator: Lorraine Francis | Director of Marketing | PartsBase
Wednesday, May 16 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Hall B

Aviation Suppliers Association – Solution Driven, Customer Focused
Learn why companies rely on ASA for guidance and support on the use of 8130-3 forms and other aviation documents, regulatory education and hazmat training, as well as professional audit services to ASA-100, FAA 00-56, ISO 9001 and AS9100 series certification. Discover how these services help the worldwide promotion of quality, safety, and ethical business practices in aircraft parts distribution and beyond.
Jeanne Meade | Vice President, Member Services | Aviation Suppliers Association
Ryan Aggregaard | Attorney | Washington Aviation Group
Wednesday, May 16 | 3:15 PM - 4 PM | Room 113

Inventory Management and Optimization - Strategy, Efficiency, Integration and Forecasting
Listen to industry experts and colleagues discuss available tools for maximizing efficiency in inventory management. From daily management to forecasting, you will learn how integration with various systems can improve service levels. Panel leaders will also discuss how response times and sales processes can be improved with business automation in quoting materials.
Jacob Molko | Senior Director of IT | VAS Aero Services
Brent Webb | President | Aircraft Inventory Management/CAVU
Sam Schofield | Sr. Manager, E-commerce and Pricing | KLX
Carlo Postell | Owner | CP Aviation Consultants (Former Sr. Quality Control Amerijet Airways)
Moderator: Rebecca Longo | Owner, Brand Strategist | R3 Aviation Marketing
Thursday, May 17 | 9:15 AM - 10 AM | Hall B

Payment Data Security
Are you looking for ways to protect your business from a massive data breach? In this session, we will review the steps you should take to proactively protect your organization against cyber threats, secure credit card transactions end-to-end and protect sensitive cardholder.
Rich Wheeler | Senior Director, Integrated Solutions | CardConnect
Thursday, May 17 | 11:15 AM - 12 PM | Room 113

M&A and Private Equity in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry
2018 is shaping up to be yet another banner year for mergers and acquisitions across the Aerospace, Aviation and Defense sectors. Adding fuel to the fire are private equity firms with over $1T of investment capital competing to invest in quality companies.
Whether you are thinking about selling your company, growing with a private equity firm or are just starting to put in place a plan, this quick presentation will give a high level overview of the sale process, timing, market conditions, active players, pitfalls and how private equity firms structure recapitalizations allowing owners to take chips off the table while maintaining operational control and participating in the future growth of the company.
Joe Contaldo | Partner | XLS Partners Inc.
Thursday, May 17 | 1:15 PM - 2 PM | Room 113

PMA Overview
Join Patrick Markham, Vice President of Technical Sales for HEICO, for this A to Z presentation about PMA. This important discussion will include a history of PMA and the industry, a delineation of PMA parts, safety and quality all enhanced with real life examples.
Patrick Markham | Vice President, Technical Sales | HEICO
Thursday, May 17 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Hall B

Florida’s International Trade Outlook and Export Development Resources
Florida is an exporting powerhouse, accounting for $70.2 billion in goods that were shipped from and through its borders in 2017. The state also ranked 8th in the U.S. in 2017 for exporting goods produced, or with significant value added, in the state.
Florida-based companies looking to expand internationally can take advantage of the comprehensive exporting assistance service provided by Enterprise Florida and its economic development partners.
Manny Mencia | Senior Vice President, International Trade and Business Development | Enterprise Florida
Thursday, May 17 | 2:15 PM - 3 PM | Room 113

Seminar dates, times and locations subject to change.

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