7th Annual Tampa Bay Safety and Risk Mitigation Summit

2020 Agenda

ALL DAY Registration/Sponsor Exhibits

Main Terminal Event Space


7:45-8:30A Registration, Continental Breakfast

Safety Briefing: Tampa International Airport


8:30-8:45A Presentation of Colors/Invocation/National Anthem

Tampa International Airport Police Department Honor Guard

Jim Farr, Chaplain

Luis Colon-Diaz, National Anthem Singer


8:45-9:15A Welcome Remarks

Paul Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Port Tampa Bay

Joe Lopano, Chief Executive Officer, Tampa International Airport


9:15-10:15A Session 1 - The Gatwick Drone Experience  - Lessons identified and next steps to counter the evolving threat.  The session will include: 

  • A discussion of lessons identified during the event
  • A discussion of the Gatwick view on scaled C-UAS plans and "best fit" for airports of different size and risk profiles
  • Discussion of Gatwick seeks to improve its protection through increased automation and Situational Awareness
  • A look forward to likely trends in UK C-UAS policy and development that may be relevant to the US system

Introduction: Adam Bouchard, Tampa International Airport 

Speaker: Damien Trower, London-Gatwich Airport


10:15-11:15A Session 2 - The First 24 Hours (Expectations of agencies and how they manage the human element following the first 24 hours of an incident)

Introduction: TBD, TBD

Speakers: Sandra Novak, Aviem International
                Jim Farr, Chaplain


11:15-11:30A Break/Exhibits


11:30A-12:30P Session 3 - Culture of Safety (Industry professionals share how their safety programs and past incidents have shaped their "culture of safety" for everyday operations and ways they address future incidents)

Moderator: Adam Bouchard, Tampa International Airport

Panelists:  Robert Gatchell, Brightline
                Ray Gonzalez, Royal Caribbean
                Helda Durham, Delta Airlines
                Rober Willis, Ports America (to be confirmed)


12:30-2:00P Session 4 - Lunch & Keynote Session - Findings & Recommendations from The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Introduction: Chief Charlie Vazquez, Tampa International Airport

Speaker: Sheriff Bob Gualtieri 


2:15P Airport Tours Begin (Airfield, ARF, Behind the Scenes)