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Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2024
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Tuesday, January 23
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 23:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 24
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
  • Wednesday, January 24:  8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
  • Room:   Ballroom B
Start your day off with colleagues and schedule time to meet during our collaborative and networking block of times. ...

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    Wednesday, January 24
    8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Wednesday, January 24:  8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    Wednesday, January 24
    8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, January 24:  8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Room:   Ballroom C/D
    General
    Carol Wilkins
    Conference Producer
    Aviation Week Network
    General
    Joe Anselmo
    SVP of Content, Editorial Director,
    Aviation Week Network
    Wednesday, January 24
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Wednesday, January 24:  9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room:   Ballroom C/D - General Session
    Our opening panel delves into the recent challenges with the new Boeing 737 MAX. An open and far-reaching discussion with our industry analysts. They will share their outlook for Boeing and what it means long-term for aerospace suppliers. Audience participation is encouraged with interactive Q&A....

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      Moderator
      Joe Anselmo
      SVP of Content, Editorial Director,
      Aviation Week Network
      Panelist
      Matteo Peraldo
      Partner
      AlixPartners
      Panelist
      Michael Bruno
      Executive Editor, Business
      Aviation Week Network
      Panelist
      Richard Aboulafia
      Managing Director
      AeroDynamic Advisory
      Panelist
      Ron Epstein
      Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense
      BofA Global Research
      Wednesday, January 24
      9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
      • Wednesday, January 24:  9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
      • Room:   Ballroom C/D - General Session
      China’s increasing influence and its stated objective towards Taiwan have led to heightened concerns over the possibility of conflict in the region. The U.S. and its Allies will be at a disadvantage militarily if their strategic plan to contain escalation through diplomacy fails. What’s the impact on the global supply...

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        Panelist
        Claudia Galea
        Global Sustainability Director
        Kearney
        Panelist
        Maj Gen Lee Levy, II, USAF (Ret.)
        Board of Directors Chairman, NDIA Logistics Management Division and CEO
        The Levy Group, LLC
        Moderator
        Matt Fulco
        Business Editor
        Aviation Week Network
        Panelist
        Richard Aboulafia
        Managing Director
        AeroDynamic Advisory
        Wednesday, January 24
        10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
        • Wednesday, January 24:  10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
        • Room:   Ballroom C/D - General Session
        Two key analysts team up to provide a comprehensive review of the two largest aerospace market segments worth over 90% of aerospace spend.  See and hear the current outlook for fleets, MRO aftermarket demand, and defense budgets along with other critical trends across the world that provides both challenges and...

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          Presenter
          Brian Kough
          Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
          Aviation Week Network
          Presenter
          Craig Caffrey
          Head – Defense Markets & Data
          Aviation Week Network
          Wednesday, January 24
          10:50 AM - 11:05 AM
          • Wednesday, January 24:  10:50 AM - 11:05 AM
          • Room:   Sierra Foyer
          This is a block of time to grab a morning snack and continue the discussion. An open forum to huddle with peers, pose questions, and offer solutions....

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            Wednesday, January 24
            11:05 AM - 11:45 AM
            • Wednesday, January 24:  11:05 AM - 11:45 AM
            • Room:   Ballroom C/D
            A panel of leading industry professionals will discuss the outlook for production rates and implications for aerospace raw materials in the metals and composites sectors. The discussion will address navigating supply chain constraints, innovation, and geopolitical risks in the raw materials market. Panelists will explore the most pressing challenges, best...

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              Panelist
              Collin Heller
              Vice President
              Counterpoint Market Intelligence Limited
              Moderator
              Glenn McDonald
              Principal
              AeroDynamic Advisory
              Panelist
              Lionel Thomas
              Global Aerospace Sales Director
              Constellium
              Panelist
              Paul Barborka
              COO, Aerospace Platform
              Voestalpine High Performance Metals
              Wednesday, January 24
              11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
              • Wednesday, January 24:  11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
              • Room:   Ballroom C/D
              Risk in the supply chain comes from different areas, natural disasters/climate change, acts of aggression, global health crises, security breaches, and many other forms. Identifying and evaluating current risks and how to avoid disruptions in the supply chain is critical. What are companies doing to prioritize and prepare for disruptions...

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                Moderator
                C. Ellis Brazeal III
                Partner
                Jones Walker
                Panelist
                Charlie Stevenson
                EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
                Verify, Inc.
                Panelist
                Magnus Falk
                VP and Head of the Business Development, Marketing & Sales for the Commercial Business
                Saab Aerospace Systems
                Panelist
                Paul Adams
                Director, Aerospace and Defense
                Vendigital (A Siemens Business)
                Wednesday, January 24
                12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                • Wednesday, January 24:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                • Room:   Ballroom B
                Wednesday, January 24
                1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
                • Wednesday, January 24:  1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
                • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                The aerospace and defense industry continues to grapple with persistent challenges in quality and performance within its supply chains. Amidst the complexities of modern manufacturing and intricacies in government contracting, the defense industrial base has also managed disruptions exacerbated by the economic uncertainties stemming from geopolitical tensions and global events...

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                  Presenter
                  Padma Raghunathan
                  Product Manager
                  Deltek + TIP Technologies
                  Wednesday, January 24
                  2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
                  • Wednesday, January 24:  2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
                  • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                  Multiple OEMs were unable to deliver their projected number of aircrafts or engines as supply chain shortfalls continue to plague the industry.  How are OEMs, suppliers, logistics operators and others addressing these challenges?  What policy initiatives are being discussed to bring relief to some of the most vulnerable issues?  This...

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                    Panelist
                    Gail Gruener
                    Director of Supply Chain
                    Moeller Aerospace
                    Moderator
                    Hal Chrisman
                    Managing Director
                    Cirrus Advisors
                    Panelist
                    Kelvin Stroud
                    Senior Director, Supply Chain Policy
                    Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
                    Panelist
                    Rogerio Besouchet
                    Director, Business Development, Aerospace, Air and Sea US
                    DSV
                    Wednesday, January 24
                    2:55 PM - 3:20 PM
                    • Wednesday, January 24:  2:55 PM - 3:20 PM
                    • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                    Most OEMs and Tier 1s have embraced the Digital Thread of the product life cycle as the basis for step improvements in productivity. Undoubtedly, future aircraft launches will have these productivity gains baked in their business cases. While enormous advances are taking place in developing and sustaining Product Digital Twins,...

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                      Speaker
                      Dr  Vivek Saxena
                      CEO
                      FactoryTwin
                      Wednesday, January 24
                      3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
                      • Wednesday, January 24:  3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
                      • Room:   Sierra Foyer
                      Wednesday, January 24
                      3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
                      • Wednesday, January 24:  3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
                      • Room:   Ballroom C/D - General Session
                      While demand signals have strengthened considerably as both commercial aerospace and defense have recovered, persistent supply chain bottlenecks have prevented the industry from growing to its full potential. At the same time, there are both long-term opportunities and long-term threats on the horizon for aviation and aerospace. Sustainability pressures could...

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                        Speaker
                        Glenn McDonald
                        Principal
                        AeroDynamic Advisory
                        Wednesday, January 24
                        4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
                        • Wednesday, January 24:  4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
                        • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                        Large groups are continuing to reshape their portfolios and in theory economies of scale should help to mitigate some of the many pressures facing the supply chain. Many sectors have a fragmented supply base, but gaining synergies from aerospace acquisitions can be hard. Will interest in the aerospace and defense...

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                          Moderator
                          Craig Musson
                          President
                          WECAN2 LLC
                          Presenter
                          Richard Apps
                          Director and Co-Founder
                          Counterpoint Market Intelligence Limited
                          Wednesday, January 24
                          4:50 PM - 6:00 PM
                          • Wednesday, January 24:  4:50 PM - 6:00 PM
                          • Room:   Sierra Foyer
                          Thursday, January 25
                          8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
                          • Thursday, January 25:  8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
                          • Room:   Ballroom B
                          Thursday, January 25
                          8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
                          • Thursday, January 25:  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
                          Thursday, January 25
                          8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
                          • Thursday, January 25:  8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
                          • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                          General
                          Carol Wilkins
                          Conference Producer
                          Aviation Week Network
                          Thursday, January 25
                          9:00 AM - 9:35 AM
                          • Thursday, January 25:  9:00 AM - 9:35 AM
                          • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                          One of the biggest challenges facing companies large and small, government and industry, is the ability to recruit top talent. Recruiting of this scale takes an all-industry approach; academia, government and industry to find solutions. Join us for this impactful conversation with executives as they discuss expanding opportunities in the...

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                            Panelist
                            Charlie Newell
                            CEO
                            Orizon Aerostructures
                            Panelist
                            Matthew Godinez
                            Director of Performance and Programming
                            Department of Commerce, State of Kansas
                            Moderator
                            Michael Bruno
                            Executive Editor, Business
                            Aviation Week Network
                            Thursday, January 25
                            9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
                            • Thursday, January 25:  9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
                            • Room:   Ballroom C/D - General Session
                            This panel will provide valuable insights into the outlook, areas of opportunity, and challenges facing A&D M&A. In particular, the panel will answer big questions facing the industry -- How large of a role will M&A play in reshaping the industry in 2024? What subsectors within A&D will be 'hot'...

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                              Panelist
                              Bryan Perkins
                              Founder & CEO
                              Novaria Group
                              Panelist
                              Dr. Robert Mullins
                              Senior Managing Director
                              CSP
                              Moderator
                              Michael Richter
                              Managing Director, Global Head of Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking Group
                              Lazard
                              Panelist
                              Ron Epstein
                              Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense
                              BofA Global Research
                              Thursday, January 25
                              10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
                              • Thursday, January 25:  10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
                              • Room:   Sierra Foyer
                              This is a block of time to grab a snack and continue the discussion. An open forum to huddle with peers, pose questions, and offer solutions. ...

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                                Thursday, January 25
                                10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
                                • Thursday, January 25:  10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
                                • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                                A core topic offered annually by several top industry analysts. An information-packed session discussing the latest data available and sharing their perceptions about what’s going on inside the Pentagon. ...

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                                  Panelist
                                  Kristine Liwag
                                  Executive Director
                                  Morgan Stanley
                                  Moderator
                                  Michael Bruno
                                  Executive Editor, Business
                                  Aviation Week Network
                                  Panelist
                                  Richard Aboulafia
                                  Managing Director
                                  AeroDynamic Advisory
                                  Panelist
                                  Ron Epstein
                                  Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense
                                  BofA Global Research
                                  Panelist
                                  William H. Alderman
                                  President
                                  Alderman & Company
                                  Thursday, January 25
                                  11:35 AM - 12:05 PM
                                  • Thursday, January 25:  11:35 AM - 12:05 PM
                                  • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                                  Late deliveries and lost revenue due to supply chain issues remain far too common in the A&D industry. Practices such as diversifying suppliers and buying safety stock can help, but isn't there a better way? This session will examine the results of a Siemens supply chain survey conducted by Aviation...

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                                    Speaker
                                    Todd Tuthill
                                    Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry
                                    Siemens Digital Industries Software
                                    Thursday, January 25
                                    12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
                                    • Thursday, January 25:  12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
                                    • Room:   Ballroom B
                                    Thursday, January 25
                                    1:05 PM - 1:35 PM
                                    • Thursday, January 25:  1:05 PM - 1:35 PM
                                    • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                                    An overview and 10-year market forecast for Commercial Aircraft Interiors Production for Line Fit and Aftermarket interiors.  Presentation will also touch on the supply chain stresses (and their impact on the interiors supply chain) and the current industry trends in several focus areas of interiors....

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                                      Speaker
                                      Gary Weissel
                                      Managing Officer
                                      Tronos Aviation Consulting
                                      Thursday, January 25
                                      1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
                                      • Thursday, January 25:  1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
                                      • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                                      What’s next in the operationalization of AAM in military and commercial use at scale? What could the increasing demand mean for the supply chain in the future? The discussion will cover infrastructure, government regulations, security, consumer response, and more. ...

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                                        Panelist
                                        Dana Jensen
                                        Senior Industrial Policy Analyst (Aviation)
                                        Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis (OCEA)
                                        Panelist
                                        John Illson
                                        Chief Safety Officer
                                        Supernal
                                        Panelist
                                        Katie Jo Sunday, Ph.D.
                                        Manufacturing Project Management Lead
                                        Joby Aviation
                                        Moderator
                                        Richard Brown
                                        Managing Director
                                        Naveo Consultancy
                                        Thursday, January 25
                                        2:25 PM - 3:05 PM
                                        • Thursday, January 25:  2:25 PM - 3:05 PM
                                        • Room:   Ballroom C/D
                                        A wide-ranging conversation covering a number of different topics affecting the different level of suppliers at the tier one and two level. Prepare to engage with the panel, bring your questions to add to the discussion.  A few of the topics areas that will be covered: Working Capital and liquidity through the...

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                                          Moderator
                                          Alex Krutz
                                          Managing Director
                                          Patriot Industrial Partners
                                          Panelist
                                          Clark Miller
                                          Business Segment Manager
                                          Hexcel
                                          Panelist
                                          Jim Hamakiotis
                                          Vice President, Transformation
                                          RTX
                                          Panelist
                                          Kai Arndt
                                          Co-CEO
                                          Montana Aerospace
                                          Thursday, January 25
                                          3:10 PM - 3:15 PM
                                          • Thursday, January 25:  3:10 PM - 3:15 PM
                                          • Room:   Ballroom C/D