How to Make the Most of Your Time at MRO Americas 2024

How to Make the Most of Your Time at MRO Americas 2023
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Are you attending MRO Americas 2024? This year’s 3-day conference features over 920 exhibitors, plus guest speakers and presentations. With so much happening, how will you ensure that you visit booths and attend sessions that are relevant to you?

We at C&L Aviation Group (Booth #3618) have been exhibiting at MRO Americas since 2015, so we have learned a few ways to make the most of your time at the event. We have compiled a list of tips and answered the most frequently asked questions to help you prepare for MRO Americas 2024.

Tips on Spending Your Time at MRO Americas 2024

Determine Your Goals

What knowledge do you want to gain or contacts to make while at the conference? Determining your goals ahead of time will assist you in organizing your itinerary for the event.

Make a Game Plan

Review MRO Americas’ event agenda to determine which speakers and panel presentations best apply to the goals you want to achieve while at the conference.

How to Make the Most of Your Time at MRO Americas 2023

Also, review MRO America’s registered exhibition list and decide which are your top 10 to visit. Then, write down 1-2 goals you have for visiting each booth.   

Print out a copy of the exhibition floor map and circle the companies and presentations you want to see. This will help determine the order in which you will visit them. 

Set Meetings Ahead of Time

There are a lot of people to meet and things to see in a short amount of time. If you have a long list of people you’d like to talk to, call or email them ahead of time to schedule an appointment.  Keep in mind that it’s more productive to meet with people earlier than later.

You may also schedule meetings outside of the tradeshow, such as going to dinner. 

Connect on Social Media

With the MRO Americas app, you can browse exhibitors and products, connect with attendees, book meetings, and schedule your day.

Also, consider joining the Aviation Week Network Social Media groups, including Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. The official event hashtag on X is #MROAM and the event tag is @avweekevents.   

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Conferences are a great way to make new connections. This might mean stepping out of your comfort zone. Sit next to people you don’t know. Visit booths and introduce yourself. When you return home, put all those business cards to good use and follow up with your new acquaintances. Now they will be a familiar face at the next conference. 

Attend Panel Discussions

It’s important to always be learning, and panel discussions are a great way to stay on top of the latest innovations and ideas in the industry. Panel discussions also offer an inherent opportunity to connect with fellow decision-makers and leaders.

Share What You Learned

While at the conference, take a few moments to jot down any key takeaways from a presentation or insightful conversation. Later, you can write more detailed notes, strategize how you will implement what you have learned, and share what you learned at the conference with your colleagues at the office.

FAQs – MRO Americas 2023

When and where is MRO Americas?

MRO Americas is from April 9-11, 2024, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

What are the hours of MRO Americas?

Exhibition Halls are open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 11.

Where should I stay for MRO Americas?

MRO Americas, in partnership with onPeak, offers convenient hotel options at discounted rates. You can make reservations through onPeak and choose from a wide selection of local hotels, all within 3 miles of the venue. Reserve your rooms early to secure the best location within walking distance or a quick ride on a bus or the L (Green Line) to Cermak-McCormick Place.  

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What should I wear to MRO Americas?

MRO Americas is a professional event and generally requires business attire, ranging from business casual to a more formal suit. When picking out your wardrobe, the most important thing to remember is to wear what you feel confident and comfortable in. Also, wear comfortable shoes because you will likely be standing and walking most of the day.

How do I register for MRO Americas?

To register for the event, visit the MRO Americas 2024 website.

See You at MRO Americas 2024!

Now that you have set goals, made plans, and are ready to make new connections, we hope you’ll visit us in booth #3618. C&L Aviation Group is a leading supplier of parts and services with warehouses spanning the globe and a regional and corporate MRO, interior shop, and component shop at our Bangor, Maine, facility. With decades of aviation experience, our team is ready to discuss and answer any questions you may have on various aspects of the industry. 

Contact us here to schedule a meeting with us at MRO Americas 2024. 

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