2019 ARFF Working Group Educational Conference & Training Symposium
September 8th - 11th, 2019
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids, MI
Doors Open at: 6:00 P.M. - Registration Opens at 2:00 for Attendees
Notice of Annual Meeting
Notice of the annual meeting of the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group, Inc. is hereby given. The meeting will be held at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, September 9, 2019 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.
AS AN ATTENDEE...
Your commitment to the ARFFWG helps to fund not only the Annual Conference, but other educational programs promoted and supported by the ARFFWG throughout the year. The basic registration for the 2019 conference is $675 (early). $740 for non-members and includes full attendance rights to all ARFFWG activities. You are encouraged to register on-line, but a fillable form is available at this LINK. You can also download the conference brochure HERE.
On-site registration will take place at the Devos Place Convention Center outside Ballroom A/B Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and will continue on Monday, September 9th at 7:30 A.M. at the same location.
To celebrate our 30th Annual Conference, we have designed a T-SHIRT that everyone will want. It comes in short or long sleeve and is navy blue. Shirts must be pre-ordered no later than August 20, 2019. If you aren't able to attend the conference, you may order a shirt and have it shipped to you post conference. The shipping fee is $7.55 U.S. Postal Service. To order page down to the last registration block. We are also offering a Dri-Fit shirt same color for a nominal upcharge. The Dri-Fit shirt is a thinner material so the ink will be thicker on the shirt.
AS AN EXHIBITOR...
Our program 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 is the premier event for the aviation firefighting industry. The 4-day program will be packed with seminars and the opportunity to network with airport firefighters and industry experts from around the world. Please review the Exhihibitor Prospectus for more detailed information
To order table & chairs, page down to "EXHIBITORS - ORDER FURNITURE HERE". For any additional services you require, i.e., additional furniture, electrical and shipping/receiving instructions, go to www.artcraftdisplay.com and enter exhibitor code 308492. The Exhibitor Kit is also available in PDF at thisLINK
The right combination of advertising, sponsorship and pre and post show marketing opportunities help you balance your decision to exhibit and sponsor this event. Extend your message beyond the borders of your booth and be recognized as a major sponsor.
The ARFF Working Group appreciates the support we receive from our exhibitors and partners in the aviation fire protection industry. Your participation as a sponsor helps offset some of the major expenses for conducting a quality conference. Let us help you develop a sponsorship package with specific needs of your company and make the aviation firefighting community aware of your company. Download the Sponsorship Brochure HERE. You may register for Sponsorship beow under the "Sponsor Now" block
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is SOLD OUT. We do have an overflow hotel, the Hyatt Place at 140 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The rate is the same $159. The hotel is within walking distance of DeVos Place. If you still need a room reservation, please e-mail Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org with the reservation name, check-in and check-out date.
Discover historic charm and modern comforts at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton. Nestled downtown by the Grand River for nearly a century, the hotel boasts original iron and woodwork, English Adams architecture, and a 29-story glass tower.
Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch HDTV and laptop-sized safe.
The hotel is home to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck – one of only two locations in the world. Visit Cygnus27 for South American cuisine and skyline views, and savor hand-selected steaks and homemade desserts at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Unwind in the GP Sports pub, and order room service anytime.
The room rate is $159 Single/Quad. Reservations can be made by following this LINK. You may also make reservations by calling either (800)253-3590 or (616)776-6450. The room block is limited so please make your reservations early.
THE ROOM BLOCKS ENDS ON AUGUST 16, 2019
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GFIA (Gentle Fur in Action) therapy dog program roaming the concourses, or available by request
Kids Play Area with complimentary coloring books
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Exhibitor services will be supplied by Art Craft Display. They have offered a deeply discounted package of one (1) 6' covered/draped table, two (2) chairs and waste basket for $41. An 8' table is also available for $45. These packages can only be ordered at this LINK. Page down to the registration block "EXHIBITORS - Order Furniture Here". The room is completely carpeted.
All other services including additional furniture, electrical, shipping/receiving instructions are available at this LINK select "Exhibitor Kit" and use the Exhibitor Code 308492.
EXHIBITORS - ORDER FURNITURE HERE
ORDER YOUR 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT