Ice Breaker Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Included in Full Registration Packages. Additional Tickets are available for purchase EB $25/ADV $25/ ONS $45
This is a great forum to network, mingle with friends and colleagues, and visit our exciting exhibits. There is no better way to kick off the conference than by attending this reception. This event offers spectacular food & drinks and your first two drink tickets are on us!
Reception and Dinner Cruise on the Yacht StarShip
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Included in Full Registration Packages.
Set sail with fellow APM-ATS 2018 attendees! You and a guest are invited for a cocktail hour, dinner, and live music aboard Florida’s largest dining yacht, the StarShip. Enjoy views of Tampa from the deck or explore the different interior levels. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. and we will return to the dock at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Lea+Elliott.
Tour: The Tampa International Airport
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $25 Member/$35 Non-Member
Tampa International Airport was automated before it was cool. Tampa International Airport led the development of the world’s first Automated People Mover with the Bombardier system (then Westinghouse) that is still operated today. Since then, APM systems have become a ubiquitous presence at airports worldwide. Tampa International Airport remains committed to this legacy with SkyConnect – a new 1.4-mile system.
SkyConnect will rapidly take passengers between the Main Terminal, Economy Garage, and new state-of-the-art rental car center. The train features a unique design inspired by the beauty of the Tampa Bay region. In collaboration with the Audubon Society, each of the 12 cars is adorned with an image of one of the many birds that inhabits the Tampa Bay region. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., which is building and operating the automated train system, calls the exterior design one of the most unique in the world. The tour will include a look at the legacy Bombardier system and the new SkyConnect system operated by Mitsubishi.