Hercules Operators Council

2016 Hercules Operators Council
Last Update: March 29, 2016

General HOC Information
The 2016 HOC will once again be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA from October 17-20, 2016.  As information becomes available, it will be posted on this page. 

Information from last year's HOC is posted below for reference and is subject to change for the 2016 HOC.

New Format for 2015
The daily format has been modified this year. Please note the following changes:

Sunday: Registration and Vendor Booth Set-Up
Monday: Conference Opening and Presentations
Tuesday: Plant Tour and Golf Tournament
Wednesday: Presentations and Lockheed Martin Evening Social
Thursday: Presentations and Conference Closing (Vendor Booth Tear-Down)

HOC Agenda
The draft agenda for the 2015 HOC is available for download.  Click here to download the draft agenda.  The final agenda will be published the week prior to the HOC.

Renaissance Waverly Hotel Information

The link to access the Renaissance Waverly hotel's website for making your hotel reservation is provided below.  The link will include the HOC dates and group discount code.  A special room rate of $144.00 USD has been negotiated for the dates of the HOC.  Click here for the hotel's reservation website.

HOC 2015 Fees
For Payments Received Before October 1 (After October 1, Fees are Increased $100 for All Attendees Except Military)
    •    $300 for Military
    •    $400 for Owners/Operators; non-Lockheed Martin Aeronautics employees*;
         and Service Center employees
    •    $600 for all others
    •    $3,200 for exhibitor booths in Grand Ballroom (includes 1 attendee admission
         per booth; wireless internet/electrical service in Grand Ballroom/Garden Court)
    •    $4,200 for exhibitor booths in the Garden Court (includes 1 attendee admission
         per booth; wireless internet/electrical service in Grand Ballroom/Garden Court)
        * All Lockheed Martin Aeronautics employees must register online.
         Non-Lockheed Martin Aeronautics employees include Corporate, ESBA, IS&GS,
         and Space

As in the past, we are offering an opportunity to profile your company to the C -130 Hercules customer base by offering four levels of sponsorship. Your company logo will be prominently displayed throughout the HOC venue and in the HOC Agenda, and your sponsorship level will be indicated on your HOC badge. If you are interested in being a HOC sponsor, please contact Ken Loggins at kenneth.loggins@lmco.com.

Platinum $5,000 Includes 4 free admissions
Gold $3,500 Includes 3 free admissions
Silver $2,500 Includes 2 free admissions
Bronze $1,500

Includes 1 free admission

For your convenience, HOC fees may be paid in advance by credit card through our online registration system.  Fees may also be paid at the HOC in U.S. dollars by cash, personal check/bank draft, money order, or credit card.

2015 HOC Exhibitors
Exhibitor setup at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Grand Ballroom and Garden Court begins on Sunday, October 18, at 1 PM.  Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM.  Tear down of the display area starts at 1 PM on Thursday, October 22.  Complete information for our exhibitors can be found in the show kit from Freeman.  Click here to download the show kit in PDF format.  A preliminary exhibitor floor plan is available and you can download it by clicking here.

To further optimize the advantage of participation, attendees are encouraged to make presentations using the designated HOC 2015 Presentation Guidelines and Template that can be accessed from the HOC web site. Owner/operator/service center presentations are allotted 30 minutes; vendor/exhibitor presentations are allotted 15 minutes. To ensure appropriate presentations are incorporated into the agenda, a presentation committee will review all presentations for format, technical content, audio-visual compatibility, and acceptability.

·      Proposed topic and short summary must be provided to Cassie Rogers via
        e-mail at cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com by September 1, 2015Presenters will
        be notified of their summary acceptance.

·      If topic is approved, draft presentations must be submitted by September 15,
Draft presentations will be reviewed / approved by presentation committee; final
        presentations incorporating recommended changes must be submitted by
        October 1, 2015, or once notification is received.

In lieu of paper copies or DVDs, presentations will be made available on the HOC website in the weeks following the HOC.  Please advise at presentation submittal if you do not want your presentation released.

Side Meetings
Meeting rooms will be available Monday through Thursday during the HOC for Side Meetings with Lockheed Martin personnel. New this year, Side Meeting requests will be made online and submitted electronically via the HOC website.  Please note you are required to be a registered HOC attendee prior to submitting a Side Meeting request; attendee registration number is required. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 770-494-9131, or via e-mail at hercules.support@lmco.com.

Customer Engagement Forums
Once again, we will offer Customer Engagement Forums that permit a more detailed discussion on a specific topic facilitated by Lockheed Martin Engineering representatives. Such topics may include Sustainment Engineering-Technical Services; Structures; Avionics; Propulsion; LM-100J; and OEM Sustainment Initiatives. Please advise any specific topics you would like addressed during a forum session by emailing hercules.support@lmco.com.  Additional topics will be selected from inputs received.

Plant Tour: NEW DAY!
The Lockheed Martin Plant Tour will occur on Tuesday, October 20.  All non-U.S. persons who have preregistered for the Plant Tour on Tuesday, October 20 MUST present their passport for scanning at the Registration Desk on Monday, October 19 between the hours of 7am and 3pm. This will be the ONLY time passports will be scanned. Pre-registration notwithstanding, submission of the passport for scanning is a requirement for participation in the Plant Tour.

We have reached our maximum number of tour participants however we are accepting registrations for the standby list.  Click here for information about the standby list and the online registration form.

8th Annual Golf Classic: NEW DAY!
The 8th Annual HOC Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at City Club Marietta. Shotgun Start: 1pm. Cost is $60 per player which includes green fees, cart, and range balls. Rental clubs are available for $35 ($40 includes 2 sleeves of balls).

NOTICE: Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the products or services presented during the Hercules Operators Council (HOC). The views, opinions or recommendations expressed by any of the HOC participants during formal and informal presentations, briefings or discussions do not necessarily reflect those of LMC.


Presentations from Previous Councils:


2010 HOC Presentations

View the 2015 HOC Presentations

2016 Event Information:
October 17-20, 2016
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, Ga.