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May 18-19, 2016

American Lake Conference Center ♦ Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
8085 NCO Beach Road  

Symposium attendees will go to the Lewis Main Gate Visitors Center
at Exit 120 off of I-5 to pick up access credentials

There's Still Time to Register!
PNDC and PNAA Members: $345 / Non-Members$445

*Registrations after May 9th will require processing at the Main Gate on the day of the event.

PNAA and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) are teaming up to host this symposium for aerospace and defense businesses, military and government leaders to discuss new developments and business opportunities in aerospace, space, defense and security.

Symposium Features:

• The State of Defense Aerospace • Updates on the Long Range Strike Bomber Program
• Updates from top elected officials • Networking with military leaders & prime contractors
• Trends in defense, security and UAVs • DoD Budget Projections
• Aerospace and Space Exploration • Procurement Opportunities


Featured Breakout Sessions:

This is a rare opportunity to bring together subject matter experts on a broad range of topics that affect the aerospace, defense, space and security industries in the Northwest. In addition to our plenary sessions, join us for small group breakouts on the following subjects ….. and bring your questions.

•  Procurement Officers Panel – Doing Business with Military Agencies
•  Research & Development Panel – Support and Funding for Your Next Big Idea
•  A World of Opportunity Panel - Exporting and Importing Best Practices
•  Cybersecurity Panel – Managing Risk in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
•  Beyond our Borders Panel - Resources for Exporters

Speakers Include: John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association; Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research; Bill McSherry, Boeing; Congressman Adam Smith, House Arms Services Committee; Congressman Derek Kilmer, Appropriations Committee; COL Daniel S. Morgan - Commander, Joint Base Lewis-McChord; J.J. Gertler – Military Aviation Analyst, Defense Policy & Arms Control, Congressional Research Service; Ron Stearns, Research Director, Aerospace Analytics and many others 

Key presenters will discuss procurement opportunities with the Department of Defense, state and local defense agencies and defense exporting outside the U.S.           

Who Should Attend: Middle and upper managers from primes and subcontractors in the aerospace and defense industries that are interested in learning about budgets, priorities and opportunities.  

JBLM Base Entrance Requirements: All attendees will need to present government issued photo ID, car registration and proof of insurance (or rental car agreement.

If you registered before May 9th, go to Window One (you do not need a ticket number) and you will be given your pre-printed base pass for both days of the event.  Let the security staff know that you are attending the Aerospace & Defense Symposium at the American Lake Conference Center.

If you registered after May 9th, please take a number and security staff will run a check on your ID while you wait at the Visitors Center.  Let the security staff know that you are attending the Aerospace & Defense Symposium at the American Lake Conference Center.  Please allow 15-45 minutes at the Visitors Center. PNDC/PNAA staff will be at the Visitors Center on the mornings of May 18 & 19 to assist with questions.

A special thank you to PNAA Affiliate Members and other partners that help promote our events: Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)British American Business CouncilCenter for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS),CIMdata,Economic Alliance Snohomish County, French American Chamber of Commerce, Trade Development Alliance of Greater SeattleWashington State Department of Commerce,Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition.

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