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Join PNAA for the new SME Track at ADVANCE 2020, our 19th Annual Aerospace Conference in Seattle, February 4-6 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  


"The SME track is designed to be less theory and more action, taking a deeper look a the laws of survival and what it takes to be successful as an aerospace manufacturer." - Fiona McKay, PNAA Deputy Executive Director


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Includes a special SME analyst panel:

The Dangers Ahead: How SMEs Can Weather the Storm of Globalization

with leading industry analyst Michel Merluzeau

2020 Advance SME Speakers

How will you take a leadership position in this new era? Are you prepared?

PNAA, in partnership with Impact Washington, is proud to announce our new SME track that will run concurrently with our main conference. This track is specifically designed for small and medium sized sized enterprises in aerospace manufacturing and will provide a series of in-depth and ACTIONABLE sessions on the challenges and opportunities facing these enterprises.

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  • Specific to small and medium-sized aerospace manufacturers 
  • Actionable takeaways that you can implement today to see immediate changes in your business
  • Supported by case studies from successful local suppliers
  • Runs concurrently to the main conference on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 

  • Will be hosted in a second conference hall that seats up to 200 people
  • Industry-specific topics designed to enhance the performance and productivity of your business


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Bringing the Aerospace Industry Together

Who should attend the SME Track?

Company leaders are encouraged to bring their quality, production, planning, and people managers to participate in these interactive sessions.

What topics will be covered?

Industry 4.0, IoT & Logistics, AS9100, Lean Manufacturing, Weathering Globalization, Leadership & Workforce Retention, Recruitment & Staffing,  Customer Experience, and more.

How do I register?

Contact Merrie Beth Owens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know you would like to register for the SME Track.

What is Badge Share?

Badge Share offers an opportunity for a company to have different people attend different sessions for a reduced price. Please contact Merrie Beth Owens for more details.

The conference is coupled with tours of the Renton and Everett Boeing sites and a Monday night International reception, where you can meet key contacts from aerospace companies from all over the world. The final day features our famed B2B fair, where we setup “speed-dating” style meetings with OEMs and top tier companies who need your help with work placement.  Come join us for an array of opportunities at Advance 2020.Photo 3 Web Res

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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.