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AVALON 2019

CONFERENCES

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

AVALON 2019, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, will feature a comprehensive program of international conferences, seminars and symposia, including the prestigious Air Chiefs Symposium and the Australian International Aerospace Congress.

The 2019 Australian International Airshow is a major and significant aviation event for Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Exhibitors, participants and attendees from across the world represent the very best of commercial, civil and military aviation.

In recognition of the impact of the Airshow on the more general aviation community, there are numerous specialist conferences, meetings and symposia convened in conjunction with the 2019 Airshow, on-site at Avalon Airport in the purpose-built Conference Centre.

SEPARATE FEES ASSOCIATED:

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR UNMANNED SYSTEMS (AAUS) CONFERENCE

Date:
Monday 25 February & Tuesday 26 February
Time:
Monday 25 February, 0830 - 1700
Tuesday 26 February, 0900 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open to all AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees apply. Register here
Location:
Monday 25 February, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
Tuesday 26 February, Conference Room 7, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The AAUS “Exploring an Unmanned Future” Conference will attract Unmanned System Industry, Defence & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss the future of unmanned technologies and in particular drones in Australia over the next 5 years.

It is an important strategic event held in association with the Australian International Airshow Aerospace and Defence Expo (Avalon 2019).

Pre-registration is essential.

For more details:
Ms Sally Burt
Membership & Events Manager
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) 
Email: sally.burt@aaus.org.au


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Date:
Sunday 24 February - Thursday 28 February
Time:
Monday 25 February, 0805 - 1700
Tuesday 26 February, 0830 - 1735
Wednesday 27 February, 0900 - 1200
Thursday 28 February, 0900 - 1200
Registration:
For more information and to register go to www.aiac18.com
Location:

Monday 25 February, 0805 - 1700, Crown Conference Centre, Crown Promenade, Melbourne

Tuesday 26 February, 0830 - 1735, Crown Conference Centre, Crown Promenade, Melbourne

Wednesday 27 February, 0900 - 1200, Conference Room 2, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

Thursday 28 February, 0900 - 1200, Conference Room 2, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society is co-hosting the 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC18). Australia’s premier aerospace forum will take place at the Melbourne Convention Centre, with two half day meetings on site at the Avalon Airshow.

AIAC18 will facilitate three technical conferences under the one umbrella.

The AIAC18 will be re-convening on-site at the Airshow on the mornings only of Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019.

Attendance - pre-registration is absolutely essential to participate in any of this Conference program.

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AUSTRALIAN SPACE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2019

Date:
Monday 25 February - Tuesday 26 February
Time:
Monday 25 February: 0800 - 1730
Tuesday 26 February: 1030 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open to all AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees apply. Registration information here
Location:
Monday 25 February: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Clarendon Auditorium
Tuesday 26 February: Avalon Airport, Geelong, Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition Conference Centre

AVALON 2019 organiser Aerospace Australia Limited and the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) have joined forces to launch the inaugural two-day Australian Space Industry Conference.

The Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday 25 February 2019 and at the Conference Centre at the AVALON 2019 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport, on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

The Conference program will include a range of keynote presentations and panel discussions covering topics such as capabilities, projects and activities, space launch developments, Space Traffic Management, Earth Observation and Surveillance, and Australia’s Space Agency. The Conference program is designed to maximise discussion and interaction by capitalising on the collective knowledge and experience of participants.

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COMPLIMENTARY TO REGISTERED VISITORS:

AEROSPACE SIMULATION CONFERENCE

Date:
Thursday 28 February & Friday 1 March
Time:
Thursday 28 February, 0900 - 1345
Friday 1 March, 0900 - 1300
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Theatrette, Exhibition Hall 1, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance (APSA) presents their Aerospace Simulation Conference at AVALON 2019 to provide a forum for discussion on the use of modelling and simulation in the aerospace sector.

The Aerospace Simulation Conference will be held the mornings of Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March within the AVALON 2019 theatrette in the exhibition facility. The conference will include information sessions from the modelling and simulation industry.

The Aerospace Simulation Conference will cover the following topics:

  • Simulator Engineering
  • Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation
  • Model Interoperability
  • Simulator Architecture
  • System/Software Product lines
  • Distributed/Federated Simulations
  • Supporting Standards
  • Supporting Tools
  • Modelling Tools
  • Game Engines (Unity etc.)


The Aerospace Simulation Conference has been convened for key decision-makers from throughout the region attending AVALON 2019, including government representatives, defence officials, and procurement managers.

Simulation and modelling technical showcases will be held by industry at their booths during the AVALON 2019 exhibition.

Free of charge to attend, the Aerospace Simulation Conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to AVALON 2019.

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AVALON 2019 SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Date:
Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 February
Time:
Tuesday 26 February: 0900 - 1345
Wednesday 27 February: 0900 - 1300
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Theatrette, Exhibition Hall 1, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

AVALON will again host an Australian small business development program in the Exhibitor’s Theatrette, in Hall 1.

In 2019, the program will host speakers on Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Augmented Reality (AR), Supply Chain and Export.

Attendance is free of charge, and delegates are free to come and go between sessions.  Please be seated five minutes before the scheduled time.

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • 930am - Supply Chain Capability Collaboration - Anywise/Valuechain.com
  • 1015am - Supply Chain Security
       • 1015am - Counterfeit Parts – Mark Shanley, Astute/UK Government Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group
       • 1035am - Cyber Security in the Supply Chain – Adam Neale, CYBERGYM
  • 11am - Defence Exports
       • 11am - CDIC - Exporting in the Defence Market

 

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DRONE AND RPAS CONFERENCE

Date:
Friday 1 March
Time:
0930 - 1400
Registration:

This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).

Location:
Conference Room 4 & 5, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition

Hear from experts in industry and  government across the Australian drone industry and how they meeting the challenges, growth and ever changing marketplace of drones in business.

Australians are early adopters of new technology however the drone industry growth hinges on important safety regulations, cost effective applications and supply and depth of trained professionals.

The conference will address the increasing use of drones in industry for mining, resources, construction and security. Case Studies will be presented and examined with representatives from CASA in the room to answer your questions…

For further information contact:

Rodd Craig
Executive Manager Drone Conference
Email: rcraig@amda.com.au
Telephone: 0457 848 104

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FLYSAFE 2019 AVIATION SAFETY FORUM

FlySafe 2019

Date:
Thursday 28 February
Time:
0900 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Limited registrations are available. To register, email your name, title and affiliation to fly.safe@AirservicesAustralia.com
Location:
Conference Room 5, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The FlySafe 2019 Aviation Safety Forum is a first for the Australian aviation community. To be convened by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Airservices Australia, the forum represents a unique opportunity for the aviation industry to address and confront safety issues, as we continue to work together to improve aviation safety in Australia.

The FlySafe 2019 program includes presentations from Airservices CEO Jason Harfield, ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood, and CASA CEO and Director of Aviation Safety Shane Carmody. Safety experts from all three agencies will also be discussing the benefits of enabling a positive safety reporting culture, and will talk though a hypothetical accident at a busy airport and the roles each agency plays to improve safety.

For further information: 
Team FlySafe2019
Email: fly.safe@AirservicesAustralia.com

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GROWING MRO BUSINESS IN THE INDO/ASIA/PACIFIC REGION

Date:
Thursday 28 February
Time:
0900 - 1600
Registration:

This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).

Location:
Conference Room 3, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

Learn how major businesses from Asia and Australia have met, and continuing to meet, the challenges facing the MRO industry in a growing market including skilling of maintenance personnel to support the growing MRO businesses.

The Asia/Pacific region is 0ne of, if not the fastest growing aviation region in the world. This growth has introduced many challenges to the region’s Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) businesses, including the many support services for the MRO sector.

For further information:
Mr Ken Cannane, Executive Director
Aviation Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Business Association
Email: ken@amroba.org.au

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JSF INDUSTRY BRIEFING AND MEDIA BRIEFING

Date:
Tuesday 26 February
Time:
1330 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Conference Room 1, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

Industry Brief followed by Media Brief

Further Information: 
Donna Picker
Deputy Director JSF Industry Division
CASG
0418 961 655
donna.picker2@defence.gov.au

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NEXT GENERATION WORLD AIRPORTS CONFERENCE

Date:
Wednesday 27 February
Time:
0900 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Limited registrations are available. To register, email your name, title and affiliation to info@airbiz.aero
Location:
Conference Room 5, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

Airbiz is proud to announce a one-day must-attend airshow event: The Next Generation World Airports Conference.

This conference will guarantee you the latest insights from world acclaimed industry experts, detailing the innovative and exciting strategies behind some of today’s most cutting-edge airports.

Join CEOs, directors, planning managers and pilots for a behind-the-scenes look at airport cities, terminals of the future, infrastructure, business aviation and more.

Sponsored by

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RECREATIONAL AVIATION AUSTRALIA - THE FUTURE OF AVIATION TRAINING AND ADVOCACY

Date:
Thursday 28 February
Time:
1400 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Conference Room 4, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

"A Pilot in Every Home" - The RAAus 2019-2023 Strategic Plan will be unveiled by the Executive, providing members and the public with an opportunity to learn about the strategic direction and initiatives in development by the executive leadership team. The seminar will focus on the progressive path RAAus is taking, expanding the reach of aviation to inspire and assist future and current aviators achieve their goals, and prepare for the future in Australia's expanding and evolving aerospace industry.

For further information: 
Lea Vesic
Innovation & Improvement Executive
Email: lea.vesic@raa.asn.au

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RESPONSIVE DRONES & ROBOTICS CONFERENCE

Date:
Friday 1 March
Time:
1100 - 1400
Registration:

This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).

Location:
Conference Room 6, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition

The revolution in unmanned systems, robotics and Artificial Intelligence will change the way we work and live, create new ways of doing business and inspire entirely new industries.

The Responsive Drone & Robotics Conference will feature highly topical sessions with experts from university research groups, security industry consultants and responsive drone manufacturers, including:

  • Keynote address: “A New Race: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Human Convergence”
  • Industry Session: Responsive Drones for a more Secure Workforce and Society
  • Convergence Session: Robotics: AI, VR, AR, and the Rise of Autonomous Vehicles


The Responsive Drones & Robotics Conference will attract delegates involved in telecommunications, security, autonomous systems, robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality, plus autonomous vehicles.

For further information contact:

Rodd Craig
Executive Manager Drone Conference
Email: rcraig@amda.com.au
Telephone: 0457 848 104

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SINGLE AVIATION INDUSTRY WORKSHOP

Date:
Thursday 28 February
Time:
1400 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Conference Room 2, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The two hour panel discussion and workshop will bring together leaders from Defence and Civilian aviation industries, to discussion how further collaboration is needed to support a more sustainable aviation industry within Australia. The panel and audience will be challenged to consider what are the barriers currently in place preventing a single aviation industry, how these can be resolved and in doing so how this would benefit both industry and he wider aviation industry.

The workshop is being held in conjunction with the 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress and expressions of interested can be registered at www.aiac18.com/single-aviation-industry-workshop

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USA – AUSTRALIA/ASIA/PACIFIC PITCHFEST

Date:
Wednesday 27 February
Time:
0900 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Conference Room 3, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

Expand your business to the USA... the world’s largest Aerospace and defence market.

A first for the Australasia/Pacific Region.

Hear and learn from a wide variety of USA individual States, with strong and vibrant defence sectors, about their strengths, investment incentives, partnering opportunities and success stories working co-operatively with international companies. Prior to, or at the conclusion of each individual Pitchfest Session, the opportunity for Australian, Asian and New Zealand attendees to register for private discussions with those USA States of interest, will be facilitated.

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INVITATION ONLY:

AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS ASSOCIATION (AAA) VICTORIA DIVISION MEETING

Date:
Tuesday 26 February
Time:
0900 - 1600
Registration:
By invitation only
Location:
Conference Room 2, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

This will be a full day AAA meeting convened by the Victorian Division. The AAA is a non-profit organisation founded in 1982 and represents the interests of over 270 airports Australia-wide from the local country community landing strips to the major international gateway airports. The Charter of the AAA is to facilitate cooperation among all member airports and their many and varied partners in Australian aviation, whilst maintaining an air transport system that is safe, environmentally responsible and efficient for the benefit of all Australians.

The AAA has more than 100 Corporate Member partners providing goods and services to the aviation industry and airport sector. AAA is affiliated with Airports Council International (ACI), the umbrella organisation representing all airports throughout the world. It is anticipated that a delegation of ACI members from the Asia/Pacific Region will attend the Avalon Airshow.

For pre-registration and agenda, contact the
AAA Secretariat:-
Email events@airports.asn.au

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AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (ABAA) & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AVIATION COUNCIIL (IBAC)

Date:
Wednesday 27 February
Time:
1400 - 1600
Registration:
By invitation only
Location:
Conference Room 1, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The ABAA is a non-profit organisation, originally established some years ago as the Australian Business Aircraft Association, to act as a collective voice for the business aviation community in Australia, and to assist its members in all aviation-related matters.

The ABAA is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), headquartered in Montreal, Canada and the ABAA enjoys close ties with other business aircraft associations, such as the National Business Aviation Association Inc. located in Washington, DC.

One of the ABAA’s main aims is to promote the aviation interests of persons, firms and corporations in Australia operating aircraft in connection with their businesses and to attain wider recognition of the fact that aviation activities of the ABAA membership are of primary importance to the domestic economy of Australia.

Guest Speaker:
Mr Kurt Edwards
Director General
International Business Aviation Council
Montreal Canada

For further information contact ABAA:
Mr David Bell
Chief Executive
Email: david.bell@flyabaa.com

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DEFENCE AVIATION SAFETY FRAMEWORK

Date:
Wednesday 27 February
Time:
1400 - 1600
Registration:
By invitation only
Location:
Conference Room 2, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

Air Commodore Jason Agius, Director-General Defence Aviation Safety Authority will present an information session on the Defence Aviation Safety Framework under the Defence Aviation Safety Regulation.

For further information:
SQNLDR Lena Huynh
Personal Staff Officer to Director General
DASA
(03) 9282 7829
lena.huynh@defence.gov.au

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FLIGHT TEST SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA (FTSA) SYMPOSIUM

Date:
Wednesday 27 February & Thursday 28 February
Time:
Tuesday 27 February, 0900 - 1600
Wednesday 28 February, 0900 - 1600
Registration:
By invitation only
Location:
Conference Room 6, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The Society was founded in 1987 to support and celebrate the achievements of the Australian flight test community.

The Society holds an annual symposium that serves as a forum for Australia flight test personnel to discuss recent activities and engage in the promotion of a professional, technically relevent and safe Australian flight test community.

The Society has affiliations with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society. The membership is broad, including past and present personnel from Australian military flight test organisations, as well as members from Australia's leading universities and aerospace companies.

Expert presentations from the international flight test fraternity are usually a feature of the symposium convened in conjunction with the Airshow.

For more information:
Ron Haack
Secretary
Flight Test Society of Australia (FTSA) 
Email: Secretary@ftsa.org.au

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ROTORTALK 2019

FlySafe 2019

Date:
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 February 2019
Time:
Wednesday 27 February: 0900 - 1600
Thursday 28 February: 0900 - 1300
Registration:

Attendance will be for AHIA members and invited guests.

Location:
Conference Room 7, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

The Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) and Aerospace Australia Limited (the conveners of AVALON 2019) have joined forces to present the ROTORTALK conference at AVALON 2019, providing a forum for discussion of the major issues facing the Australian helicopter industry.

ROTORTALK, set for Wednesday 27 February and the morning of Thursday 28 February in the AVALON 2019 conference facility, will continue industry dialogue between major biennial ROTORTECH expositions.

ROTORTALK 2019 will include information sessions from helicopter manufacturers, an update on major regulatory and safety issues and practical advice for operators on subjects such as emergency response plans and media engagement.

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THE AUSTRALIAN AVIATION ASSOCIATIONS FORUM (TAAAF) MEMBERS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Date:
Wednesday 27 February
Time:
1400 - 1600
Registration:
By invitation only
Location:
Conference Room 4, Conference Centre, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

TAAAF is the umbrella organisation providing a forum for all of Australia’s aviation industry associations to meet regularly on an informal basis to identify and discuss common issues of an operational and regulatory nature.

Almost every significant aviation-related association is a member and TAAAF functions on a non-partisan, apolitical basis to advance and promote all Australian aviation interests without in any way impinging on their sectorial independence. It is not the role of TAAAF to advance in the public domain any issues of contention, unless all members are in unanimous agreement that the interests of the industry would be best served by a formal over-arching statement.

This is the third time a General Assembly has been convened and individual members of all TAAAF member associations are invited to attend. No pre-registration is necessary.

TAAAF looks forward to welcoming its broader membership base.

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