ARINC Conferences

Miami, Florida


Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

15 - 17
Miami, Florida

About EFB Users Forum

Co-Chairman: Captain Philipp Haller, Austrian Airlines 
Co-Chairman: Captain Will Ware, Southwest Airlines

EFB Users Froum Announcement

This activity provides a unified forum for airlines, system integrators, hardware and software providers, regulators, and other interested parties to present and discuss topics of interest to the EFB user community. This includes but is not limited to EFB subjects such as:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Communication interfaces (including media, provider, connectivity)
  • Data input devices, terminals, displays, and interactive devices
  • Hardware and software development
  • Electrical interfaces and power supply
  • Operational issues

The EFB Users Forum attracts airlines, suppliers, and regulators to discuss operational and technical trends. Speakers are invited to share their experiences and exchange information to identify issues and their potential solutions. This activity provides benefits to the aviation community by:

  • Clarifying in-service issues
  • Supporting operational enhancements
  • Promoting interchangeability of hardware and compatibility of software
  • Increasing competition and product offerings
  • Encouraging harmonized regulations
  • Publicizing EFB developments
  • Advancing new EFB applications

Future Conferences

Fall 2018 EFB Users Forum
November 13-15, 2018
London, United Kingdom

EFB Users Forum and EXPO 

Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel
9090 South Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33156

Hotel Reservations

The Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel will serve as the venue for this event. It is conveniently located in close proximity to Miami International Airport. This venue will serve for all EFB Users Forum events. Once located at the hotel, no additional transportation will be required. Many shopping and dining options are available.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel.

Reservation by telephone
1 800-228-9290
1 800 503-0598

Cut-off Date: April 27, 2018

Rate: $150.00 USD


Miami International Airport (MIA) 

The Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel is located approximately 12 miles from MIA.


By Taxi: Travel time is approximately 20 minutes and the fare will be in the range of $40 - $50 USD.

By Train: Travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes and the fare will be $2.25 USD.

By Rental Car: Travel time will be 20-30 minutes. Parking is available at the hotel.


Preregistration List

Attendance Fees

An EFB Users Forum Badge is required for all activities related to the EFB Users Forum to include the technical meeting, exhibit areas, receptions, etc.

Conference Attendance Fees (cut-off date May 1, 2018)

  • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor: $700.00 USD
  • ARINC IA Corporate Sponsor: Complimentary
  • AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC Members: Complimentary

Click here to Register Online

On-Site Registration

Hours of On-Site Operation:

  • Tuesday May 15, 2018, from 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday May 16-17, 2018, from 7:30am - 3:30pm


EFB Meeting Materials

APIM 09-009C: EFB Users Forum 


General Topics of Discussion
Regulatory EFB Programs
EFB policy updates/education Operator experiences, tips, and best practices
Coordinating with regulators Achieving paperless operations
EFB policy change initiatives EFB Administration tools, procedures, and device control
EFB standards development EFB training
Qualifying devices for EFB use Operational procedures
Design and installation approvals Risk and safety management
Obtaining EFB authorization and approvals EFB business case considerations
NextGen/SESAR initiatives Industry trends and updates
Harmonizing international regulations  


Related Activities
EFB EXPO Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:00pm-5:00pm Datran Ballroom and Mezzanine
EFB Users Forum Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm Grand Ballroom
Supplemental EXPO Wednesday May 16, 2018 During coffee breaks
and lunch
Datran Ballroom and Mezzanine
Welcome Reception Wednesday May 16, 2018 6:30pm Rooftop Event
Pool Deck on the 7th floor
EFB Users Forum Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm Grand Ballroom
EFB Subcommittee Friday May 18, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm Homestead Meeting Room


EFB Users Forum EXPO and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Information

The Main EFB Exposition (EXPO) will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. EFB suppliers, system integrators, and others will have an opportunity to demonstrate their EFB products and services to the user community. A Supplemental EXPO will also be held during coffee breaks and lunch on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 

There are many opportunities for you at the EFB Users Forum. Please view the information needed here:

Sponsorship Information

If you wish to enhance your company's visibility beyond the EXPO, sponsorships are available:

  • EXPO Social Sponsorships
  • Coffee Break Sponsorships
  • Item Sponsorships
    • Caps
    • Coffee Mugs
    • Lanyards
    • Welcome Bags
    • Other

Current Sponsors:

  • EXPO Social 
  • EXPO Standup Buffet
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee Break  
  • Wednesday Afternoon Coffee Break - dgBirds
  • Thursday Morning Coffee Break
  • Thursday Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Lanyards - Avionics Support Group
  • Welcome Bags 


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