The MATA Conference is the one time of the year in which fixed base operators and aviation support service professionals come together to address industry concerns and to gain valuable information they can apply to their businesses.


Our one-day conference will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 in the “Bordeaux Room” at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 2800 American Blvd W, Minneapolis, MN.  Topics will include “Technology Applications for Aviation Businesses,” “Revitalizing General Aviation,” “Pilot Shortages,” and “Social Media.”


A registration form and schedule is below. If you are not yet a member of MATA, you are encouraged to join and support the only trade organization dedicated to protecting and representing your business interests in Minnesota.



Friday, March 21, 2014 (Bordeaux Room, Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel)


7:30 to 8:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 8:45 am – Welcome by MATA President Greg Regiel

8:45 to 9:45 am – Cassandra Isackson, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics

9:45 to 10:15 am – Coffee Break

10:15 to 11:45 am – Panel Discussion

12:00 to 1:30 pm – Lunch

NATA President Thomas Hendricks: “State of Events in Washington D.C.”

& “How Aviation Businesses Can Help Revitalize General Aviation”

1:45 to 2:45 pm – Tena Petis, “Social Media”

2:45 to 3:15 pm – Coffee Break

3:15 to 4:15 pm – Rep. Michael Beard, Minnesota House of Representatives

4:15 to 4:30 pm – MATA Annual Meeting

4:30 to 5:30 pm – Social Hour

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Dinner

6:30 pm – AOPA President & CEO Mark Baker 


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