Networking Activities

    In addition to the ISTAT Americas conference networking events, ISTAT offers additional networking opportunities, which are listed below.

    Register yourself and/or your spouse for any of these events here. If you have already registered but would like to attend one of these events, please use the information provided in the confirmation email to log in to your registration account here to add the event.

    SailingISTAT Foundation Sailing Trip*

    Sponsored by Macquarie and Nordic Aviation Capital

    When: Saturday, 4 March and Sunday, 5 March  

    Where: Kona Kai Resort and Marina, 1151 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106

    Time:  Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

    ISTAT Foundation sailing is sold outPlease email to be added to the waitlist. In your email, please specify the day that you would like to be added to a waitlist for.

    Cost: $225/person

    Details: Take the helm of Stars & Stripes USA-11. Participants will meet in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront lobby at 12:00 p.m. A shuttle will be provided to transport guests to the Kona Kai Resort and Marina. There is a maximum number of 20 people per trip, and the duration of the sail is three hours. The shuttle will return guests to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront no later than 5:00 p.m. 

    Cancellation Policy: Passengers may cancel their reservation and receive a full refund provided they contact ISTAT ( or +1.312.321.5169) at least 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers who cancel their reservation less than 72 hours prior to departure will not receive a refund. If we cancel the trip due to inclement weather, passengers will receive a full refund. 

    Golf ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament* 

    Sponsored by AVITAS, Inc. and Vedder Price

    When: Sunday, 5 March 

    Where: Torrey Pines Golf Course, North Pines

    Time: 7:00 a.m. shotgun start

    Cost: $335/person, $60 club rental, $50 golf coupon book**

    Details: ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament is sold outGolfers can expect more than great greens while at Torrey Pines. Breathtaking views of the cliffs that rim the Pacific Ocean and even the occasional dolphin playing in the surf are among a few of the amazing sights the course offers golfers. Buses will depart from the Promenade East Entrance at 6:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

    Foursome Requests: Foursome requests can be submitted to Tia Crowley. The requestor MUST clear the foursome (or playing partners, no matter how many) with the other players prior to submitting the foursome. Foursome requests are subject to all members of a foursome being registered and the registration remains a first-come, first-serve program. Golfers who do not choose to submit a foursome request will be randomly assigned.

    New GenISTAT NewGen Event

    When: Sunday, 5 March

    Where: Indigo Terrace, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Details: A networking event exclusively for emerging industry leaders, featuring a special guest, Steven Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman and past ISTAT Award winner, Air Lease Corporation. This event offers you the opportunity to mingle with peers and ISTAT Board members.

    Group RunISTAT Group Run

    When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March 

    Where: San Diego waterfront 

    Time: 7:00 a.m. 

    Cost: Complimentary 

    Details: Meet in the Promenade West Foyer, ground level, first floor for a beautiful run along the San Diego Waterfront. Distances will range from one to six miles (10K). Groups will be separated by pace; all paces and abilities are welcome. Water and towels will be provided at start and finish. 


    The Hub and Jet Fuel Cafe

    Jet Fuel Cafe The Hub

    The Hub and Jet Fuel

    Jet Fuel sponsored by GE Capital Aviation Services 

    When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March

    Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

    Time: Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Details: Need a place for a meeting? Phone need charging? The Hub and Jet Fuel are the places to see and be seen at ISTAT Americas. Stop by to discuss business needs with exhibitors, or grab a cup of coffee at Jet Fuel for an afternoon caffeine boost.



    Interested in exhibiting? Click here for more information. 

    IAWAISTAT Women's Networking Reception in conjunction with IAWA 
    Invite Only

    When: Monday, 6 March

    Where: Sapphire Terrace, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

    Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Details: Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with fellow female attendees and ISTAT leaders.



    *All proceeds from the sailing and golf tournament benefit the ISTAT Foundation and their ongoing scholarships, grants and educational programs.

    **Golf coupon books include tickets to win various prizes.




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