Atlanta, GA – November 5th, 2019 – The Southeast Council of Airshows (SECAS), an organization dedicated to promoting the safe and professional production of air shows in the Southeast and throughout the air show community, has set a date for the organization’s first annual summit. The summit, known as The Southeast Council of Air Shows Education and Resource Summit, will take place from February 21st-23rd 2020 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, GA.
Greg Gibson, President of SECAS, explained why this first summit is important to strengthening the long-term performance and viability of the airshow community. “This is an exciting time for airshows,” he stated. “Bringing a regional airshow education summit to the southeast is something that has been long needed, and the team we have assembled are some of the most experienced and passionate in the industry. SECAS is bringing some of the most talented people in the airshow business to Dobbins ARB, and our format of panel-style sessions is sure to be very engaging and informative.”
The goal of this inaugural summit is to make it an accessible, financially sustainable event for the participant. The summit will have accommodations and an exhibit hall within walking distance for participants due to the support from 94th Airlift Wing of the United States Air Force in making these facilities available. “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the 94th Airlift Wing for their incredible hospitality and flexibility in supporting this summit,” added Gibson.
SECAS is a nonprofit organization that assists in the exchange of information between all members and other interested parties while promoting safety and excellence in the air show industry. The goal is to enhance the industry, its integrity and stability through communications and educational programs designed to meet the needs of all members. SECAS is working to set the standard in supporting air shows of all sizes (both civilian and military) and facilitating the sustainability of air shows for future generations.
SECAS believes the core strength that will ensure the continuity of the annual summit will be found in its membership base. “The Southeast Council of Air Shows Education and Resource Summit is not a conference or convention,” explained Rob Carlson, Secretary and Treasurer and member of the Founding Board of Directors for SECAS. “It is a collaborative effort to improve and sustain the industry. Its members, working together towards a common goal, are what will ensure its success.”