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"Riding the Production Wave"
At the Lynnwood Convention Center
About the 2012 Program: Riding the Production Wave
Announced production rates are already going to all-time highs and Airbus and Boeing are considering even higher rates. Production on the Bombardier CSeries will be ramping up soon. Embraer is considering future airplane programs. China, Japan and Russia are gearing up for production on their new airplanes. Suppliers face unprecedented challenges to meet the global demand.
Affordable Option: PNAA’s 11th Annual Aerospace Conference and Suppliers’ Fair is an affordable way to understand what is happening in the Defense and Commercial Aviation sectors.
Half Day Defense Focus: Our Defense Focus half-day, launched last year, proved popular with those suppliers keen to learn about Defense issues. Our Main Conference concentrates on Commercial Aviation, followed by the afternoon Suppliers’ Fair in which one-on-one meetings are arranged.
PNAA’s Conference is geared toward the small- and medium-supply chain. More than 300 people attended the 2011 conference, representing 191 companies from 14 US States and three Canada Provinces, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain; and 26 exhibitors (space- limited).
2012's Speakers and Topics Included:
- 2012 State of the Industry Address: The latest aerospace business outlook from The Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia
- Half Day Defense Focus: A Market Overview of UAVs by Eric Tibbets, Insitu, A Boeing Company; ITAR Changes by Akana K. J. Ma, Chair of Global Trade Group, Ater Wynne LLP; EADS North America - Growing Defense Programs in the US by Sam Zega, F-35 Program Status Update by Eric Van Camp, Lockheed Martin; and a Global Market Assessment of UASs by Ron Stearns, G2 Solutions
- Product & Program Updates: Boeing, Airbus, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Bombardier, CFM, Pratt & Whitney and more...
- Analysts Roundtable: Richard Aboulafia, Michel Merluzeau and Scott Hamilton discuss current industry issues moderated by KING 5 TV’s Glenn Farley
- Mergers and Aquisitions: Stephen Perry, Janes Capital Partners
- Financing the Mid-Small Level Supply Chain: Robert Wagner, Imperial Capital; Robert Jones, CIT Group; Ron Wilkowski, Key Bank; Allen Stern, Imperial Capital
- Future Demands of Composites in Aerospace: with Andrew Purvis, Composites Automation; Dirk Prehn, Premium AEROTEC; Art Sauls, Composite Solutions
- Advancements in Metal Technology: - Alternatives to Composites with Brandon H. Bodily, Alcoa; David Richardson, VSMPO-Tirus; Paul Smith, Director, Constellium
- Tier 1 Supplier Report and Challenges: Triumph and LMI Aerospace
- Workforce Solutions Panel: Education, Training and Retaining by Melanie Jordan, Aviation Liaison Services ; Laura Hopkins, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC); John Bonner, Everett Community College ; Keith Sims,ING Financial Partners; Mary Kaye Bredeson, Center of Excellence for Aerospace, Air Washington Consortium
- The Aircraft Engines Battle: Bill Brown, CFM International; James Speich, Pratt & Whitney
- Challenges Facing Aerospace Suppliers: Brian E. McCarthy Jr, LMI Aerospace
- Doing Business in Brazil: Juliana Monassa, Business Attorney
- Suppliers Fair: One on one meetings with top aerospace companies
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