Preliminary Agenda

For information about attending, speaking or sponsoring the 8th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference, contact Joanna Speed or call +1-310-857-7691.

 

Tuesday - August 25, 2020
1:00 PM EDT (FOUR HOURS)


Welcome Address and Introductions
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

A TOP LEVEL VIEW

The view at the top has changed: the dashboard displays used to point up but now industry is flying below the horizon due to Covid-19. Suppliers started the year struggling to keep up with expected production rate increases – now they are right-sizing to meet 30-50% production rate reductions. This session will seek to explore the outlook and opportunities into the middle of the decade.

OUTLOOK - SURVEYING THE LANDSCAPE 
Part One: Moderated by: Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

AVWORKS PARTNERS
The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing
Dr. Laurent C. Rouaud, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

SOLVAY COMPOSITE MATERIALS
A Viewpoint from a Top-Tier Aerospace Supplier
Dr. Carmelo Lo Faro, President 
Discussion and Questions

Refresher and Networking Break, sponsored by The Austin Company

PANEL: IMPLEMENTING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Part Two
: Moderated by Dr. Robert Yancey, Director, Business Development - Americas, Hexcel
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY - Glenn McDonald, Principal
HEXCEL - Justin Hamilton, Director, Technical Support - Americas
PLATAINE SOFTWARE - John Frick, Business Development Executive
Discussion and Questions

Refresher and Networking Break, sponsored by The Austin Company

EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES
Part Three: Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

AVASCENT
Next-gen Aerospace: Where and How to Place Bets for 2025 and Beyond
Jay Carmel, Principal

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK
UAS: New Business Opportunities for Suppliers and OEMs in Aerospace Manufacturing
Klaas Jacob Klasen, Head, UAS Capability Center 

Discussion and Questions

Refresher and Networking Break, sponsored by The Austin Company

PANEL: SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT – NEW POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Part Four
: Moderated by Barry Chapman, Vice President, A&D, Federal & Marine Industries, Siemens Digital Industries Software 
AERION – Bissell Smith, Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President - Enterprise Systems
NORTRHOP GRUMMAN – Larry Ferranto, Vice President, Manufacturing
Discussion and Questions 

VIRTUAL SHOWCASE NETWORKING SESSION
sponsored by DQS Management System SolutionsPrototyping Solutions, steute Technologies, TIP Technologies, and XPO Logistics

 

 




Wednesday - August 26, 2020
1:00 PM EDT (FOUR HOURS)


Introductions
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

 

ADVANCEMENTS IN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY

The new normal is expected to include a significant increase in new technology applications across the supply chain. As industry rebuilds itself, new manufacturing techniques and tools will play a larger role than before the coronavirus crisis. New technology will be rolled out, and others that have lingered in experimental phases will become widespread reality. This session will spotlight where and what technologies will emerge.

Part One: Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

AERODYN
The Confluence of Technologies to Create the State of Art Manufacturing Processes
Robb Hudson, President & Chief Executive Officer  

PRATT & WHITNEY
Technology Trends in Engine Manufacturing
Dr. Michael Winter, Senior Fellow, Advanced Technology

Discussion and Questions

Refresher and Networking Break, sponsored by The Austin Company

PANEL: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN AEROSPACE - A STRATEGIC BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE
Part Two
: Moderated by Ronnie Wilson, North American Technology Ecosystem Manager, GKN Aerospace
COLLINS AEROSPACE - William Haddad, Director, Additive Design & Manufacturing 
EOS NORTH AMERICA - Scott Killian, Manager, Business Development - Aerospace
FORMALLOY - Melanie Lang, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
SLM SOLUTIONS - Winthrop Sheldon, Vice President, Sales & Marketing 
THE BARNES GROUP ADVISORS - Laura L. Ely, ADDvisor® Services Leader, The Barnes Group Advisors Interactive

Discussion and Questions 

Refresher and Networking Break, sponsored by The Austin Company

AGILE MANUFACTURING

Agile manufacturing long has been joked a contradiction in terms, but no more. New data and analysis tools, combined with new manufacturing tools, are allowing the factory floor to become more adaptive and efficient. But this goes beyond lean manufacturing and remains unchartered territory for many aerospace producers. This session will discuss how manufacturers can move their operations up a notch.

Part One: Moderated by Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

IMS
Mastering the Elements of Competition in Aerospace Manufacturing
Dr. Bert P. Erdel, President

PWC
Tech-enabled and Agile: How can Aerospace Manufacturers Up the Game?
Anil Khurana, Partner & Global Head, Industrials, Manufacturing - Auto & A&D

SANDVIK COROMANT
Minimize Waste and Increase Machine Utilization for Aerospace Components with Data-Driven Manufacturing
Bruno Gardes, Vice President, Product & Industry – Americas

Discussion and Questions

Refresher and Networking Break, sponsored by The Austin Company

PANEL: WORKFORCE SKILLS: HOW CAN COMPANIES PIVOT FROM THE PERSONNEL STRATEGIES OF THE PAST TO THIS NEW DECADE
Part Two
: Moderated by Cliff Collier, Principal, Charles Edwards Management Consulting
GKN AEROSPACE - Stacey S. Calvert, Vice President, Human Resources – Strategic Projects 
SINTAVIA - Brian R. Neff, Chief Executive Officer
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS - Courtney D. Allen, Lean & Industrial Engineer

Discussion and Questions 

Closing Remarks
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

Drawing for PacMin Aircraft Model – must be present online to win!

 

 




Thursday - August 27, 2020
11:00 AM EDT (ONE HOUR)


VIRTUAL SITE VISIT
To support South Carolina’s growing advanced manufacturing cluster, Trident Technical College constructed the S.C. Aeronautical Training Center on Thornley Campus in North Charleston. Join us for the virtual tour of the campus.
Bob Walker, Vice President, Continuing Education & Economic Development