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Northwest Aerospace Defense Symposium

May 4, 2017 at American Lake Conference Center on base at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

PNAA Member Cost:  $340 After April 18th / Non-Members $440 after April 18

PNAA Members register on-line using the discount code: PNAA

Register before April 26th for time saving advance pre-screening for JBLM access

Defense Budgets are Expected to Increase! Learn how to take advantage of the opportunities.

This annual symposium brings together aerospace business and government leaders to discuss new developments and business opportunities in the defense sector. Learn about government contracting forecasts, connect with prime contractors, and network with key government and military leaders.

Who Should Attend:

Middle and Upper managers from primes and subcontractors in the defense, aerospace and UAV industries who are interested in learning about budgets, priorities and procurement opportunities.

Speakers Include:

♦  Updates from the Northwest's Leader in Unmanned Technology  ♦
Ryan Hartman - President and CEO, Insitu

♦  What is Next in Military Spending and Priorities?  ♦
J.J. Gertler - Military Aviation Analyst, Defense Policy & Arms Control, Congressional Research Service ­ Washington D.C.

♦  Congressional Updates: Bringing Defense Dollars to the Northwest  ♦
Kierra Phifer, South Sound Regional Director, U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Roel van der Lugt, Director of Military Affairs & Senior Policy Advisor, U.S.Congressman Denny Heck 
Linh Thai, District Representative, U.S. Congressman Adam Smith

♦  Opportunities with Northwest Bases  ♦
Major General Thomas James, 7th Infantry Division Commander – U.S. Army

♦  Selling Directly to the Military through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) - Aviation  ♦
Stephanie Scott - Defense Business Development Manager, Military & Defense Sector, WA Department of Commerce

♦  Research & Development  ♦

♦  Government Contracting Updates  ♦

♦  Work Force Panel  ♦
Jay Schmidt - Executive VP & General Manager, Silicon Forest Electronics
Dr. Kristina Hayek- Regional Instructional Design & Development Manager, Hexcel
Kendra Hodgson- Policy Associate, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Jennifer Kass - Director of Career Services, Oregon Tech
Justin Luchak- Production Manager/ Quality Assurance, Miles Fiberglass & Composites


IMPORTANT NEW ID Requirements to Access JBLM:

All attendees will need to present REAL ID compliant government issued ID for base access. Below are examples of the acceptable ID:

• Washington Enhanced Driver’s License
• U.S. Passport and Standard Washington Driver’s License*
• Oregon Driver’s License
*Due to the REAL ID Act of 2005, Washington, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and American Samoaense standard driver’s licenses/identification cards are only accepted when presented with a current U.S. Passport or other ID. All other U.S. state standard driver’s licenses/identification cards are accepted as ID for base access.

Click here for Access Instructions

Speakers and Content Subject to Change

 A special thank you to PNAA Affiliate Members and other partners that help promote our events: British American Business CouncilFrench American Chamber of CommerceCenter for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)Economic Alliance Snohomish CountyWashington State Department of Commerce, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)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.