According to ASA-FL Executive Director Mary Steele, “It was really educational and a lot of fun. Our members loved it. I honestly believe that the networking part of this business is so important. Training lets you take away knowledge, but meeting people in the business lets you leave with so much more.”
On Thursday and Friday, AVI hosted on-demand training classes with hospitality nights each evening, giving attendees a chance to network with their industry peers. On Saturday, a baseball game provided a fun outlet.
“There was technical training and management training,” Steele shared. “Carm Capriotto was one of the trainers, and AVI turned their video training into live classes. People came from all over, and it was nice and intimate with about 100 people present.”
ASA-FL sponsored this educational event. Gary Keyes, treasurer of ASA-FL, and Ray Fisher, president of ASA National, were in attendance.
ASA-FL will host an event in Melbourne at the end of April and is planning two ATSG events in Orlando for later this year, as well as a big Daytona Speedway event in November. Steele is most excited that the association is starting a collaborative donation for Handbags of Hope to support veterans.
“In addition to networking, these events provide a great learning experience,” Steele said. “You’re never too old or too good to learn something new. Train big or stay home. It’s also great how the trainers want to give back; they learned a lot when they were younger, and now they want to pass that knowledge on to younger folks. This industry is great because there are so many parts to it---everyone brings a piece to the puzzle to create this beautiful picture, and it’s phenomenal.”
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