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2020 Annual Conference

September 20-22, 2020 | The Ritz-Carlton, Naples | Naples, Florida

EVENT DETAILS

The Aircraft Builders Council conducts a conference each year, which is an informational forum on the most recent developments in the aviation and aerospace industry and products liability. This annual conference is unique in that it brings together insureds, potential insureds, lead underwriters, brokers and defense counsel, all at one locale.

Presentations are given on subjects of current interest, including insurance, law, governmental activity, and aviation and aerospace technology. In the past, speakers have included the CEO of Lloyd's, Administrators of the FAA, NASA Astronauts, United States District Court Judges, United States Legislators, as well as experts in the aerospace industry.

An important feature of this conference includes the participation of the program's lead underwriters, who are available for private consultations with insureds and potential insureds, together with their brokers.

COVID-19 UPDATE
ABC will be delaying the launch of registration and hotel booking of the ABC fall conference until early June. We are monitoring the pandemic and will notify our ABC colleagues if any shift in conference dates becomes necessary.   Therefore, for now, please refrain from booking flights until we know the event is a GO!  We have a full schedule of dynamic speakers ready to present, and fingers-crossed, we will be able to provide you with an engaging event at the stunning Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida on September 20-22.
Questions may be directed to info@AircraftBuilders.com.

Transportation

2020 Annual Conference

DIRECTIONS FROM AIRPORT

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

  1. Exit the airport terminal.
  2. Follow the signs to I-75 South.
  3. Turn onto I-75 South (left). Continue on I-75 (South) until you reach exit 111 (Immokalee Road).
  4. Take exit 111. Then turn right onto Immokalee Road (State Road 846). Proceed three and one half miles west until you reach the intersection of Immokalee Road and U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail).
  5. Turn left onto U.S. 41; proceed one mile to the Vanderbilt Beach Road Intersection.
  6. Turn right onto Vanderbilt Beach Road. Proceed west for one mile.
  7. Turn left onto Ritz-Carlton Drive. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is located on the right hand side.

Approximately 25 minutes

Miami International Airport (MIA)

  1. Exit the airport terminal. 
  2. Take the SR-112 E ramp toward I-95 N/Beaches
  3. Take the SR-953 /North Lejeune ramp toward Hialeah
  4. Merge onto NW 42nd Ave/N Lejeune Rd/FL-953 N
  5. Take the Okeechobee Rd/US 27 N ramp
  6. Stay straight to go onto E Okeechobee Rd/US 27 N
  7. Merge onto I-75 N toward Naples/Alligator Alley West (Portions toll) and continue for 80 miles
  8. Take exit 107 (Pine Ridge Road) and turn left. Proceed until you reach the intersection of Airport Pulling Road
  9. Turn right onto Airport Pulling Road
  10. Turn left onto Vanderbilt Beach Road and proceed for three miles.
  11. Turn left onto Ritz-Carlton Drive. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is located on the right hand side.

Approximately 2 hours

Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

  1. Exit the airport terminal
  2. Turn right onto Griffin Rd/FL-818 W/SW 48th St
  3. Merge onto I-95 N toward W Palm Beach
  4. Take exit 24 (I-595) toward Int'l Airport/Port Everglades
  5. Merge onto I-595 W via exit 24 on the left toward I-75/Florida's Turnpike
  6. Merge onto I-75 N toward Naples (Portions toll) and continue for 90 miles
  7. Take exit 107 (Pine Ridge Road) and turn left. Proceed until you reach the intersection of Airport Pulling Road
  8. Turn right onto Airport Pulling Road
  9. Turn left onto Vanderbilt Beach Road and proceed for three miles.
  10. Turn left onto Ritz-Carlton Drive. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is located on the right hand side.

Approximately 2 hours


AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Transportation

Naples Transportation & Tours (NT&T) (www.nttep.com) is the preferred and recommended provider of transportation services for groups and individual travelers. 239-262-3006

Uber is available from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) for approximately $45 to $50.


PARKING FEES

$33 per night, valet parking only


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the East (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.)

  1. Take I-75 North (toward Naples) until you reach exit 107 (Pine Ridge Road)
  2. Take exit 107 (Pine Ridge Road) and turn left. Proceed until you reach the intersection of Airport Pulling Road
  3. Turn right onto Airport Pulling Road
  4. Turn left onto Vanderbilt Beach Road and proceed for three miles.
  5. Turn left onto Ritz-Carlton Drive. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is located on the right hand side.
     

From the North (Tampa, Sarasota, etc.)

  1. Turn onto I-75 South. Continue on I-75 South until you reach exit 111 (Immokalee Road)
  2. Take exit 111. Then turn right onto Immokalee Road (State Road 846). Proceed three and one half miles west until you reach the intersection of Immokalee Road and U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail). 
  3. Turn left onto U.S. 41; proceed one mile to the Vanderbilt Beach Road Intersection. 
  4. Turn right onto Vanderbilt Beach Road. Proceed west for one mile.
  5. Turn left onto Ritz-Carlton Drive. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is located on the right hand side.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE
ABC will be delaying the launch of registration and hotel booking of the ABC fall conference until early June. We are monitoring the pandemic and will notify our ABC colleagues if any shift in conference dates becomes necessary.   Therefore, for now, please refrain from booking flights until we know the event is a GO!  We have a full schedule of dynamic speakers ready to present, and fingers-crossed, we will be able to provide you with an engaging event at the stunning Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida on September 20-22.
Questions may be directed to info@AircraftBuilders.com.