12th Annual Aerospace & Defense Industry Suppliers Conference Proceedings

This conference is designed to serve the full range of participants in the dynamic global Aerospace & Defense market. The agenda includes topics of interest for equipment manufacturers, business and corporate development executives, market analysts, and investment bankers.


2014 Final Program

Speaker Biographies

NOVEMBER 18 - TUESDAY


7:15-8:15 am
Registration - Wigwam Foyer, sponsored by Moss Adams
Breakfast - Sachem Terrace, sponsored by Husch Blackwell

8:15-8:20
Welcome Address and Introduction, Aztec Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events

8:20-8:50
OPENING ADDRESS
Defense & Aerospace Sector: Where are We Now and What Should We Look for in the Near Future
Jeff Roncka, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
 
8:50-9:20
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
Navigating the Megatrends: Strategizing for Success
Glenn P. Brady, Lead Partner, PwC A&D Risk Management Consulting

9:20-9:50
CANACCORD GENUITY
The Squeeze on the Supply Chains: Is the Pressure Too Much?
Ken Herbert, Managing Director

9:50-10:10
Coffee and Tea Break - Aztec Foyer

10:10-10:40
ICF INTERNATIONAL
Defense Electronics Outlook
Ian Ferguson, Senior Manager

10:40-11:10
HONEYWELL SENSING & CONTROL
Sensing Technology Outlook: Innovation and Trends
Jerry Fannin, Strategic Business Development & Technical Support - A&D

11:10-11:40
VERIFY
Supplier Performance Management and the State of the Global Supply Chain
Alan J. McIntosh, President & COO

12:00-1:15 pm
Lunch, Sachem Terrace

1:15-1:45
INVENTORY LOCATOR SERVICE
A Smart Buyer/Seller is a Successful One: The Value of Integrating Business Intelligence Into Our Daily Processes
Brigita Rasys, Sr. Director, Business Development & International Sales

1:45-2:15
PORSCHE CONSULTING
Driving Performance Improvements in the Supply Chain
Ronny Rudzinski, Principal

2:15-2:40
Tea Break - Aztec Foyer

2:35-3:25
PANEL DISCUSSION: Drone Air Transport: Fantasy or Reality?
AIR TRANSPORT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Larry R. Ganse, Head of Airline Operations,
HUSCH BLACKWELL - Thomas L. Gemmell, Co-Lead, UAS Team Industry Group: Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation

3:20-4:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Aerospace & Defense M&A Growth Opportunities: Is this the Next Big Wave?
Moderated by Jay Wynn, Managing Director, Fairmont Consulting Group
MEREX - Christopher R. Celtruda, CEO
BAE SYSTEMS - Kathleen M. Ellis, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
ESTERLINE-CONTROL & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Kevin G. Moschetti, President
MERCURY SYSTEMS - Gerald M. Haines II, Executive Vice President & CFO

4:15-4:35
Refresher Break, Aztec Foyer

4:35-5:25
PANEL DISCUSSION: Aerospace and Defense M&A Global Market: Emerging Trends and Opportunities
Moderated by Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Head of Aerospace and Defense Investment Banking Group, Lazard
AEROADVISORY, LLC - Larry Resnick, Principal
LIBERTY HALL CAPITAL PARTNERS - Rowan Taylor, Partner
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH - Randall H. Lynch, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D

5:25
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

5:30-6:30
Closing Reception - Sachem Terrace, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers