30th Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
2016 Final Program


Speaker Biographies


MARCH 7 - MONDAY


6:30 pm
Registration - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense

6:30-8:00
Welcome Cocktails (spouses invited) - Le Grand Trianon, sponsored by Accurus Aerospace


MARCH 8 - TUESDAY

7:00-8:00
Registration - The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense
Breakfast - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00-8:05
Introduction and Welcome Address - The Grand Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

8:05-8:35
TEAL GROUP - Opening Address
Richard Aboulafia, VP, Analysis

8:35-9:05
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH - A View From Wall Street
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research

9:05-9:35
CIT - A Buyers’ and Investors’ View of Aircraft Markets and Global Economics
Nick Pastushan, CIO & Chief Credit Officer, Transportation Finance

9:35-10:05
Morning Coffee Break - The Grand Ballroom, sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

10:05-10:45
AIRCRAFT DELIVERY AND RETIREMENT FORECASTS: Session One
Moderated by Charles Armitage, A&D Analyst
AIRBUS - Andrew Gordon, Director, Strategic Marketing & Analysis
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - Wendy R. Sowers, Director, Product Forecasting
PRATT & WHITNEY - Al Wang, Director, Forecasting & Market Planning

10:45-11:00
Refresher Break - sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

11:00-11:45
AIRCRAFT DELIVERY AND RETIREMENT FORECASTS: Session Two
Moderated by Charles Armitage, A&D Analyst
GE AVIATION - Dr. Laurence Vigeant-Langlois, Managing Director, Strategic & Regional Marketing
ROLLS-ROYCE - Stephen Burnside, Manager, Market Forecasting - Civil Large Engines
DVB BANK - Gijsbertus (Bert) van Leeuwen, Managing Director, Aviation Research

11:45-12:30 pm
Discussions and Questions

12:35-12:45
Second Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award, presented by Warren Bimblick, Group President, Penton

12:45-2:10
Lunch - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CFM International

2:15-2:45
CFM INTERNATIONAL - LEAP Reliability and Aircraft Flight Testing
William H. Brown, Commercial Engines Marketing Manager - GE Aviation

2:45-3:15
PRATT & WHITNEY - GTF - Delivered
Paul Finklestein, VP, Product Marketing

3:15-3:45
Afternoon Tea Break - The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

3:45-4:50
BEYOND BUILD RATES AND BACKLOGS - THE NEXT CATALYST FOR AEROSPACE M&A
Moderated by Michael Richter, Managing Director, Head of A&D Investment Banking Group, Lazard
ALDERMAN & COMPANY - William H. Alderman, Founder & President
CSP ASSOCIATES - Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director
LIBERTY HALL CAPITAL PARTNERS - Rowan G.P. Taylor, Partner
TRANSDIGM GROUP - Bernie Iversen, Executive VP, Business Development and M&A
TRIMAS AEROSPACE - Thomas Aepelbacher, President

4:50
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:00-7:00
Cocktail Hour (spouses invited) - Beverly Wilshire’s Rodeo Terrace, sponsored by the State of Alabama

7:15-9:15
Dinner at Spago; Your invitation to be shown at door (spouses invited) - Spago is within walking distance of the Beverly Wilshire - Wine sponsored by Moss Adams


MARCH 9 - WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 am
Breakfast - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00-9:30
AVITAS - The Global Economy and Its Influence On Aviation
Dr. Adam Pilarski, Senior VP

9:30-10:00
DVB BANK - The Great Economic Transition - China's Story
Steven Guo, VP, Aviation Research

10:00-10:30
Morning Coffee Break, The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

10:30-11:10
THIRTY MONTHS OUT - THE OEM PERSPECTIVE ON PRODUCTION RATES, SUPPLIER RELATIONS
AND THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: Session One
Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
AIRBUS - Simon F. Pickup, Director, Marketing Operations
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - Jim Haas, Director, Product Marketing
BOMBARDIER COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT - Ross Mitchell, VP, Commercial Operations

11:10-11:25
Refresher Break - sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

11:25-12:05 pm
THIRTY MONTHS OUT - THE OEM PERSPECTIVE ON PRODUCTION RATES, SUPPLIER RELATIONS
AND THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: Session Two
Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
EMBRAER - Rodrigo Silva e Souza, VP, Marketing
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION AMERICA (MITAC-A) - Gordon Preston, VP, Marketing

12:05-12:45
Discussions and Questions

12:45-2:00
Lunch - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CFM International

2:00-2:30
RAYMOND VALEIKA CONSULTANTS - Untying The Gordian Knot: Too Much Data, Too Little Information
Raymond Valeika, Principal

2:30-3:00
ICF INTERNATIONAL - The Challenging Decade Ahead For Tier 1 Suppliers
Dr. Kevin Michaels, VP, Aerospace & MRO

3:00-3:30
Afternoon Tea Break - The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

3:30-4:00
UNIVERSAL ASSET MANAGEMENT - View of The Aftermarket for Suppliers: What Is Different Today?
Michael Kenney, Senior VP, Sales & Business Development

4:00-4:30
FORTUNE AVIATION SERVICES - Freighters - Narrowbody vs. Widebody; Conversion vs. Production; Where Are We Headed?
Stephen J. Fortune, Principal

4:30-4:45
Refresher Break - sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation

4:45-5:30
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF PREVIOUS FORECASTS AT SPEEDNEWS CONFERENCES
Moderated by Jerry Lundquist, Managing Director, The Lundquist Group
Mario Formica, Managing Director, MF Aviation Consulting
Edmund S. Greenslet, President, ESG Aviation Services
Stuart M. Miller, President, Jet Information Services
John F. Walsh, President, Walsh Aviation

5:30
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

5:30-7:00 pm
Closing Reception (spouses invited) - The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by TriMas Aerospace
Drawing for PacMin aircraft models (must be present to win)