Hercules Operators Council

2017 Hercules Operators Council
Last Update: March 6, 2017

The 2017 HOC will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA from October 16-19, 2017.  Event planning is still underway and details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

2016 Hercules Operators Council

Photographs from the 2016 HOC
Photos taken during the HOC, evening social, plant tour and golf classic are now available online.  Click on the following links to access the online photo albums.

General Information
The 2016 HOC was held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA from October 17-20, 2016.

HOC General Invitation Letter
The 2016 HOC invitation letter is available for download if you haven't received it via email distribution.  Click here to download the letter in PDF format.

The draft agenda for the 2016 HOC is now available.  Click here to access our registration site and download the draft agenda.  Updates to the draft agenda will be published when available and the final agenda will be published the week prior to the HOC.  For planning purposes, here are the milestone dates for the 2016 HOC.

June 15: HOC Registration Opens at Noon Eastern Time
August 15: Calendar Photo Submittal Deadline
September 1: Presentation Summaries Due
September 15: Draft Presentations Due
October 1: Early Registration Deadline / Final Presentations Due
October 16: Vendor Set-up and Early Registration Opens
October 17: HOC 2016 Opens
October 19: HOC “Finale” Evening Social
October 20: LM Plant Tour and 9th Annual Golf Classic

Hotel Information
Please Click here for the the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center reservation website.  A special HOC rate of $144 USD/night has been negotiated for the dates of 10/14/16-10/21/16. Regretfully, the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center is fully committed for some of these dates, but nearby alternatives are available at comparable rates.

Sheraton Suites-Cumberland ($149 USD/night): 1-888-627-7047 or 1-770-955-3900 or Click Here

Marriott Courtyard Cumberland ($144 USD/night): 1-800-321-2211 or 1-770-952-2555 or Click Here

For Payments Received Before October 1 (On October 1, Fees are Increased $100 for All Attendees Except Military)
    •    $130 for Military
    •    $400 for Owners/Operators; non-Lockheed Martin Aeronautics employees*;
         and Service Center employees
    •    $600 for all others
    •    $3,000 for exhibitor booths in Grand Ballroom (includes 1 attendee admission
         per booth; wireless internet/electrical service in Grand Ballroom/Garden Court)
    •    $3,500 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 the EOC at hercules.support@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.

Exhibitor setup at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Grand Ballroom and Garden Court begins on Sunday, October 1, at 1 PM.  Exhibit hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8 AM to 5 PM.  Tear down of the display area starts at 3 PM on Wednesday, October 19.  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 2016 Presentation Guidelines and Template. Click HERE to download the template.  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, 2016Presenters 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
        September 30, 2016, 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. Side Meeting requests will be made online and submitted electronically via the HOC registration 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.

Plant Tour
The Lockheed Martin Plant Tour will be held on Thursday, October 20. The Plant Tour sign-up deadline is NOON EST on Wednesday, October 12.  You WILL NOT be able to register for the Plant Tour after you arrive at the HOC.  Plant Tour sign-ups are on-line ONLY at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aeronautics/eoc/hoc.html (Click “Register Now!” and then select the “Golf/Tour” tab at the top of the page.  All  foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens) who have registered for the Plant Tour MUST present their passport for scanning at the Registration Desk on Monday, October 17 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.

9th Annual Golf Classic
The 9th Annual HOC Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, October 20 at City Club Marietta.  Shotgun start: 10am.  Please see flyer HERE for all the details.

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.



View the 2016 HOC Presentations

2017 Event Information:
October 16-19, 2017
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, Ga.