January 23-25, 2024 Hilton Los Angeles Universal City, CA
SUPPLY CHAIN | RAW MATERIALS | MANUFACTURING
The Trifecta of the A&D industry – Supply Chain, Raw Materials and Manufacturing. Aviation Week Network is excited to announce a program update for the 2024 A&D SupplyChain Americas. The conference this year will be a triple threat rolled into one, action packed, content filled super summit. We will bring together the Trifecta of the A&D industry – supply chain, raw materials and manufacturing. Join your fellow stakeholders and industry experts in these markets to share ideas, discuss opportunities and analyze challenges.
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Dear Aviation Industry Professional: We are so delighted to be back in California for another A&D SupplyChain Americas. According to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, California has deep roots in the Aerospace and Defense industries and continues to provide the critical infrastructure the Department of Defense relies on to protect our national security. National security activity generates nearly 820,000 direct and indirect jobs for California citizens and produces a total economic impact of $181B each year. CONNECT WITH ME n firstname.lastname@example.org n +1 945 201 8485 n www.linkedin.com/in/carolwilkins
This year’s conference will continue to serve as the backdrop for networking opportunities and knowledge exchange with senior leaders in commercial, defense, aerospace manufacturing & raw materials, and technology. Market analysts, manufacturers, suppliers, government representatives, and many more representatives will gather for two program-filled days. The industry emerged from one set of constraints, only to be faced with geopolitical turbulence in different corners of the globe. These issues require a long view outlook to navigate industry challenges and continue to build for the future. Working with a team of experienced professionals and collaborating with the best subject matter experts, you will find a balanced slate of topics and discussions to improve your productivity and profitability. Begin your process of making new connections and building old relationships at A&D SupplyChain Americas this January! Join us January 23-25, 2024. For more information and agenda, click here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Carol Wilkins Conference Producer Aviation Week Network
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About the Conference
Make it Your Goal to Connect with Key Decision Makers in the A&D Industry
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Designed for leaders and decision-makers in the aerospace and defense supply chain. Participants will gain a full understanding of the latest trends, challenges and forecasts in the aerospace supply chain, and be provided with insider knowledge and examples of products that can have a direct impact on their own operations and improve their productivity and profitability. Aviation Week Network is powered by the most renowned and experienced team of global journalists and analysts in the industry. For more than 100 years, our journalism has sustained market leadership. The global editorial and data team delivers essential content from news bureaus around the world with local knowledge and a global perspective.
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Aviation Week Network’s editorial team truly matches the everchanging industry landscape with leading, unbiased, and real-time reporting that global aviation, aerospace, and defense professionals have come to trust.
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Leading Industry Speakers Include:
Richard Aboulafia Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory
Aerospace & Defense, Vendigital (A Siemens Business)
William H. Alderman
President, Alderman & Company
Director and Co-Founder, Counterpoint Market Intelligence Limited
Co-CEO, Montana Aerospace
Lee Levy, II
Dr Vivek Saxena
COO, Aerospace Platform, Voestalpine High Performance Metals
Senior LeaderOperations Improvement, ICF
Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense BofA Global Research
Managing Director, Patriot Industrial Partners
CEO, Advisory Aerospace OSC
VP and Head of the VP, Business Development, Counterpoint Market Marketing & Sales Intelligence Limited for the Commercial Business, Saab Aerospace Systems
CEO, The Levy Group, LLC
EVP & CCO, Verify, Inc.
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Principal, AeroDynamic Advisory
VP, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Senior Industrial Policy Analyst (Aviation), Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis (OCEA)
Business Development Manager, Hexcel
Managing Officer, Tronos Aviation Consulting
Agenda Tuesday, January 23
Wednesday, January 24 8:00am Registration 8:00am Continental Breakfast & Networking 8:55am Opening Welcome & Speaker Introduction 9:00am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Fireside Chat with Ihssane Mounir
Keynote: Ihssane Mounir, SVP Global Supply Chain, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Moderator: Joe Anselmo, SVP Content & Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network 9:45am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
What if Diplomacy is Not the Answer? The Geopolitical Concerns & Impact of Conflict in the Indo-Pacific Region
China’s increasing influence and its stated objective towards Taiwan have led to heightened concerns over the possibility of conflict in the region. The U.S. and its Allies will be at a disadvantage militarily if their strategic plan to contain escalation through diplomacy fails. What’s the impact on the global supply chain, raw materials and manufacturing? A wide-ranging discussion on some of the most provocative topics facing decision-makers today. Richard Aboulafia, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory Lee Levy, II, CEO, The Levy Group, LLC 10:30am Meet-Up Networking Break 11:05am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Industry Forecast for 2024 – Commercial & Defense
Brian Kough, Sr. Director, Aerospace Insights, Aviation Week Network SUPPLY CHAIN & DEFENSE 11:50am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Risk Mitigation in the Supply Chain: What’s the Fix for the Challenges Ahead?
Risk in the supply chain comes from different areas, natural disasters/climate change, acts of aggression, global health crises, security breaches, and many other forms. Identifying and evaluating current risks and how to avoid disruptions in the supply chain is critical. What are companies doing to prioritize and prepare for disruptions to lessen the impacts of predictable and unpredictable events in the near future and beyond? Moderator: C. Ellis Brazeal III, Partner, Jones Walker Paul Adams, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Vendigital (A Siemens Business) Magnus Falk, VP and Head of the Business Development, Marketing & Sales for the Commercial Business, Saab Aerospace Systems Charlie Stevenson, CCO, Verify, Inc
Room: Sierra Ballroom B
Modernizing Operations Using Factory Analytics
From a recent Aerospace Manufacturing Survey, about 68% of the respondents indicated that traditional Lean is no longer driving operational improvements. Lean’s benefits have either reached a plateau, or the next level of opportunities requires assistance from industry 4.0 technologies. Also, 70% indicated that Factory Analytics would be the main Industry 4.0 technology that they already use or are planning to use to drive operational efficiencies. What initiatives is your company taking to improve the overall performance in manufacturing? Learn more about finding solutions to practical issues like data completeness, consistency, and accuracy, as manufacturers prepare to implement Factory Analytics. Hear from the leaders setting the stage for future developments in Factory Analytics. The question is not whether your company needs digitalization for ‘faster & better’ decision-making, but how best to accomplish it. The survey conducted by Aviation Week Events and Advisory Aerospace OSC Moderator: Dr Vivek Saxena, CEO, Advisory Aerospace OSC 12:30pm Networking Lunch SUPPLY CHAIN & DEFENSE 1:45m
Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Is More Consolidation Inevitable in the Global Supply Chain?
Large groups are continuing to reshape their portfolios and in theory economies of scale should help to mitigate some of the many pressures facing the supply chain. Many sectors have a fragmented supply base, but gaining synergies from aerospace acquisitions can be hard. Will interest in the aerospace and defense sectors from PE and other financial buyers start to wane in the face uncertainties about longer term prospects? What are the pros and cons of more consolidation? Richard Apps, Director, Counterpoint Market Intelligence Limited RAW MATERIALS/MANUFACTURING 1:45pm Room: Sierra Ballroom B
The Vulnerabilities in the Manufacturing Global Supply Chain
Multiple OEMs were not able to deliver the projected number of aircraft or engines in 2022 and supply chain shortfalls continue to plague the industry in 2023. How are OEMs and suppliers addressing these challenges? Where is the supply chain most vulnerable? Are the challenges or responses different in Europe vs North America? When will we have a line of sight to the end of an elevated level of challenges? This panel will discuss these and other questions relevant to supply chain disruption.
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Agenda SUPPLY CHAIN & DEFENSE 2:35pm Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Sustainable Supply Chain: Guidance on How to Comply with Emerging & Evolving ESG Requirements
New and differing regulations and reporting requirements regarding sustainability and decarbonization are taking effect, from countries and jurisdictions around the world. How are companies addressing these multifaceted requirements? Panelists from the airline, MRO and supply chain sectors will share their early-stage progress on their own paths to Net Zero and how this is manifesting itself in terms of new ESG-related requirements. They will provide some practical guidance on what steps their suppliers need to take to avoid the consequences of non-compliance. Moderator: Scott Johnson, Senior Leader-Operations Improvement, ICF RAW MATERIALS/MANUFACTURING 2:35pm Room: Sierra Ballroom B
Let’s Talk Raw Materials: Evaluating the Supply Chain Risks
A panel of leading industry professionals will discuss the outlook for production rates and implications for aerospace raw materials in the metals and composites sectors. The discussion will address navigating supply chain constraints, innovation and geopolitical risks in the raw materials market. Panelists will explore the most pressing challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in navigating the new aerospace market environment. Moderator: Glenn McDonald, Principal, AeroDynamic Advisory, Paul Barboka Paul Barborka, COO, Aerospace Platform, Voestalpine High Performance Metals Collin Heller, VP, Counterpoint Market Intelligence Ltd 3:25pm Meet-Up Networking Break 4:00pm
Stuck in the Doldrums: State of the Industry Report
While demand signals have strengthened considerably as both commercial aerospace and defense have recovered post-COVID, persistent supply chain bottlenecks have prevented the industry from growing to its full potential. At the same time, there are both longterm opportunities and long-term threats on the horizon for aviation and aerospace. Sustainability pressures could constrain air travel demand growth, but they could also usher in a wave of investments in new alternative propulsion and fuels technologies. Glenn McDonald, Principal, AeroDynamic 4:40pm – 5:45pm
End of Day One and Networking Reception
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Thursday, January 25 8:00am Registration 8:00am Continental Breakfast & Networking 8:55am Opening Welcome & Speaker Introduction 9:00am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
A Case Study: Executing Solutions in the Employment Gap
Recruiting of this scale takes an all-industry approach; academia, government and industry to find solutions. One of the biggest challenges facing companies large and small, government and industry, is the ability to recruit top talent. An impactful conversation with executives as they discuss expanding opportunities in A&D. What are the new initiatives they are taking to manage the persistent labor problem plaguing the industry? They will share ideas that have proven success. 9:45am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Examining the Mergers & Acquisition Landscape
This panel will provide valuable insights into the outlook, areas of opportunity, and challenges facing A&D M&A. In particular, the panel will answer big questions facing the industry – How large of a role will M&A play in reshaping the industry in 2024? What subsectors within A&D will be ‘hot’ and which ones will be ‘soft’? Will commercial aerospace activity pick up or will defense continue to dominate? 10:30am Meet-Up Networking Break 11:05am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Market Outlook for the A&D Industry
A core topic offered annually by several top industry analysts. An information-packed session discussing the latest data available and sharing their perceptions about what’s going on inside the Pentagon and NASA. Moderator: Michael Bruno, Aviation Week Network Richard Aboulafia, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory Willam H. Alderman, President, Alderman & Company Ron Epstein, Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense, BofA Global Research Alex Krutz, Managing Director, Patriot Industrial Partners
SUPPLY CHAIN & DEFENSE
SUPPLY CHAIN & DEFENSE
11:50am Room: Sierra Ballroom A
1:45pm Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Late deliveries and lost revenue due to supply chain issues remain far too common in the A&D industry. Practices such as diversifying suppliers and buying safety stock can help, but isn’t there a better way? This session will examine the results of a Siemens supply chain survey conducted by Aviation Week to explain current trends and consider how companies can embrace digital transformation and invest in market intelligence to proactively manage their supply chain.
What’s next in the operationalization of AAM in military and commercial use at scale. What could increasing demand mean for the supply chain in the future. Discussion will cover infrastructure, government regulations, security, consumer response, and more.
Moderator: Michael Bruno, Executive Editor, Business, Aviation Week Network Todd Tuthill, VP Aerospace & Defense Industry, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Applying Market Intelligence and Digital Transformation to Address A&D Supply Chain Issues
RAW MATERIALS/MANUFACTURING 11:50am
Room: Sierra Ballroom B
Interiors Global Forecast
The latest forecasting information provided for the interiors market.
The Future is Now: What’s Next in Advanced Air Mobility
Moderator: Richard Brown, Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy Dana E. Jensen, Senior Industrial Policy Analyst (Aviation), Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis (OCEA)
Room: Sierra Ballroom B
A Discussion with Tiers One & Two
Moderator: Alex Kurtz, Founder, Patriot Industrial Partners Arndt Kai, Co-CEO, Montana Aerospace Clark Miller, Business Development Manager, Hexcel 3:25pm
Room: Sierra Ballroom A
Conference Ends & Closing Remarks
Gary Weissel, Managing Officer, Tronos Aviation Consulting 12:30pm Networking Lunch
Agenda is subject to change, view online for the most up to date schedule.
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Who Attends At A&D SupplyChain delegates meet and interact with industry experts who provide updates on the state of the industry, recovery trajectories within the market and technology advancements. Extensive networking opportunities throughout the event enable delegates to develop valuable relationships with peers, influential decision makers and even competitors.
Attendee Purchasing Ability
Attendee Role in Supply Chain
35% Tier 3 Supply Chain
Not involved in any way 23% 12% OEM/Prime Supply Chain Recommend/ Specify 18%
12% Tier 1 Supply Chain
Seller/ Prospector 13%
6% Tier 2 Supply Chain
Attendees by Job Function Business Development 25% 8% Supply Chain
Executive Management 23%
7% Job Function Other 6% Finance 6% Marketing
5% Purchasing/ Procurement
Attendees by Job Level 20% C-Level VP, Director, Head 51% 20% Manager
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BECOME A SPONSOR! Position your brand as a leader. Designed for leaders and decision-makers in the aerospace & defense supply chain, this conference will: • Give important updates on supply chain risks and opportunities • Provide information on the current state of the industry • Make predictions for future trends A&D SupplyChain Americas 2024 will bring together the trifecta of the A&D industry – supply chain, raw materials & manufacturing. Join your fellow stakeholders and industry experts in these markets to share ideas, discuss opportunities and analyze challenges.
SUPPLY CHAIN FULFILLMENT: FROM RAW MATERIALS TO END PRODUCT!
This event will bring you forward-looking results and help identify strategies.
Raw Materials • Let’s Talk Raw Materials: Evaluating the Supply Chain Risks • A Discussion with Tiers One & Two • The Four Horsemen – Market Outlook for the A&D Industry
• Interiors Global Forecast
• Sustainable Supply Chain: Guidance on How to Comply with Emerging & Evolving ESG Requirements
• Modernizing Operations Using Factory Analytics
• Applying Market Intelligence & Digital Transformation to Address A&D Supply Chain Issues
• The Vulnerabilities in the Manufacturing Global Supply Chain
• The Future is Now: What’s Next in Advanced Air Mobility
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Venue/Hotel At the heart of Los Angeles’ entertainment district, the hotel is adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood, with a free shuttle to get you there. Looking on to the Hollywood Hills, the hotel is a half-mile from Universal CityWalk shopping and just as close to the local Metro station. Perks include access to our fitness center and outdoor pool. Aviation Week has secured a preferred room rate of $209 per night plus tax and fees.
A&D SupplyChain will be held at Hilton Los Angeles Universal City 555 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA 91608
Guests can also call our In-House Reservations Dept. at 818-623-1434 from 7am-7pm, Monday-Sunday. Please have the attendees refer to group code AWN when booking. The cut off date for the discounted room rate is 1/2/2024.
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