19th Annual Regional & Business Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference Proceedings

This Conference is designed for equipment manufacturers, raw material suppliers, MRO and IT suppliers, aviation marketing and business development professionals and analysts wanting to learn about the latest industry programs. You will hear from experts from both regional and business aircraft and engine manufacturers on industry advancements and achievements.

PROGRAM

Speaker Biographies

NOVEMBER 3, MONDAY


6:00-7:30 pm
Conference Registration, and Cocktail Reception
Alhambra Terrace, spouses invited

NOVEMBER 4, TUESDAY

8:30-9:30 am
Registration - Valencia Foyer
Breakfast - Valencia Lawn

9:30-9:35
Welcome Address and Introduction by Conference Chair
General Session - Valencia Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events

9:35-10:05
THE ARVAI GROUP
Evolutionary Dynamics of the Regional Market - Where Are We Headed?
Ernest S. Arvai, President & CEO

10:05-10:35
ATR AMERICAS, INC.
Program Update & Market Summary
Guillaume Gasparri, President

10:35-11:05
Morning Coffee Break - Valencia Patio, sponsored by Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

11:05-11:45
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE
Program Update & Market Summary
Antonio Ficca, Manager, Product Marketing

11:45-12:20 pm
SAAB AIRCRAFT LEASING
30/50 Seat Turboprop Market Update
Michael Magnusson, President & CEO

12:30-2:15
Lunch - Valencia Lawn
Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

2:15-2:45
ICF INTERNATIONAL
The 50-Seat Regional Jets - Is There a Future?
Richard O. Brown, Principal

2:45-3:15
WALSH AVIATION
Regional Aircraft and Business Jets - Stuck in the Doldrums?
When Does the Wind Start Blowing Again? Which Direction?

John F. Walsh, President

3:15-3:45
Afternoon Tea Break - Valencia Patio, sponsored by Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

3:45-4:15
STANDARDAERO
Business Aviation MRO: An "Independent's" View
Marc V. McGowan, President, Business Aviation

4:15-4:45
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA
Market & Product Update and SpeedNews Business Aviation Survey
Anthony Rossi, Director, Strategy & Business Innovation

4:45
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:15 Cocktails and Wine, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense
7:00 Poolside Buffet Dinner at Kasbah Patio, spouses invited


NOVEMBER 5, WEDNESDAY

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast - Valencia Lawn

8:00-8:05
Introduction by Conference Chair, Joanna Speed
General Session - Valencia Ballroom
Day 2: Moderated by Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews

8:05-8:35
BRIAN FOLEY ASSOCIATES
General Aviation Review & Outlook
Brian Foley, President

8:35-9:05
EMBRAER
Program Update & Market Summary
Sérgio Caninéo, Sales Engineer, Market Strategies - Executive Jets
 
9:05-9:35
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE
Gulfstream Update
Mark Burns, President, Product Support

9:35-9:55
Coffee Break - Valencia Patio, sponsored by Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

9:55-10:25
PNC AVIATION FINANCE
New Financing Models: Regional Jets
C. Wayne Starling, Sr. VP & National Sales Manager

10:25-10:55
SAFRAN AIRCELLE
Business Aviation Engines Nacelles: Value for Customers
François Guerzeder, VP, Marketing & Sales

10:55-11:25
SURF AIR
A New Approach to Business Aircraft Traveling
Jeff S. Potter, CEO

11:25-11:40
Refresher Break - Valencia Patio

11:40-12:10 pm
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
A View from Wall Street
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense Equity Research

12:10-12:55
BUSINESS AVIATION OUTLOOK & FORECAST
FROST & SULLIVAN - Wayne Plucker, Director, A&D - NA
GE AVIATION - Scott Searles, Director, Marketing
ROLLAND VINCENT ASSOCIATES - Rolland A. Vincent, President
WALSH AVIATION - John F. Walsh, President
Discussion & Questions

12:55
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

1:00-3:00
BBQ Lunch - Valencia Lawn, spouses invited