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2015 Defense Speakers


PNAA & PNDC will host this two-day symposium for aerospace and defense businesses, military, and government leaders to discuss new developments and business opportunities in aerospace, space, defense, and security.

The mission of the Northwest Aerospace & Defense Symposium is to enable attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues, learn about regional military opportunities and increase awareness of current defense, aerospace and national security initiatives.

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to get an inside take on the latest in defense and aerospace.  Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know.

Instructions for Entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord
(McChord Club @ Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Fort Lewis, WA 98438)

Register Before April 30: PNAA & PNDC Members $295 • Non-Members $395
Register After April 30:PNAA & PNDC Members $345 • Non-Members $445

Register  Agenda

 Confirmed Speakers & Topics:

Address by David Fitzpatrick, Aerospace Industry Consultant

Address by U.S. Congressman Adam Smith (WA)
Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee  

Updates and Priorities from Joint Base Lewis McChord:
Col. Scott McLaughlin, Commander, 446th Airlift Wing

Military Transport Market Snapshot: Ten Year Outlook for Major Programs Worldwide:
Katrina Jones - Director, Defense Market Analysis, Aerospace Analytics

What is Next in Military Spending and Priorities:
J.J. Gertler - Military Aviation Analyst at Congressional Research Service

U.S. Department of Defense  Budget Themes and Analysis:
Maritime Domain Awareness, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Military Space:
Ron Stearns - Research Director, Aerospace Analytics

Budget Updates from Inside the Department of Defense:
Jim Nam -Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Strategy and Planning at the United States Air Force

Space Footprint Growth in the Pacific Northwest:
Dr. Roger M. Myers -Executive Director, Advanced In-Space Programs Aerojet Rocketdyne

Industry Partnerships in High-Tech Research:
Anthony Waas - Boeing-Egtvedt Chair, Professor of Aerostructures at University of Washington

Cybersecurity Panel: Managing the Risk in the Airspace and Defense Industry

Research and Development Panel: Key educational institutions share what they are doing to support research and infrastructure in aerospace and defense

Primes Panel:
Hear about new opportunities and priorities from key prime contractors 

Procurement Officer Panel:
Updates, opportunities and priorities

Beyond Our Borders: Exporting Opportunities for Northwest Aerospace & Defense Companies

Beyond Defense: Domestic Sales Opportunities Outside of Department of Defense

 Who Should Attend:

The Northwest Aerospace and Defense Symposium is a must-attend event for C-Level executives, government and military leaders, strategic planners, program managers, and supply chain professionals.  The Symposium takes place in heart of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Cluster and will combine the latest market intelligence with powerful networking opportunities.

A special thank you to PNAA Affiliate Members and other partners that help promote our events: British American Business Council PNW, Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Greater Spokane, Impact Washington, INWAC, Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle



Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Mail Stop: 16625 Redmond Way, Ste M #187,
Redmond, WA 98052

Phone: 425-885-0290
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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Cluster. Please consider donating to our scholarship fund.