2018 DefenseChain Conference
DefenseChain Featuring Program Excellence

DefenseChain will provide unparalleled insight and information on defense spending trends and supply chain issues. From program outlooks to defense acquisition reforms and supplier concerns, this one-day event by SpeedNews and Aviation Week will focus on key components driving industry. Topics include changing government customer demands, global market conditions, A&D industry consolidation and contract awards. Emphasis will be on forecasts and pursuing sustainable growth opportunities plus new initiatives.

Key Issues within the Defense Industry
   • Programs & Budget Trends
   • Innovation & Technology
   • Pentagon Policies & Congressional Actions

The Supply Chain View
   • Forecast & Planning
   • Consolidation & Restructuring
   • Prime & OEM initiatives

Hosted near Washington, the event is designed for and supported by decision makers in industry and government, including state and international. Speakers and presenters are leaders that drive the primes and supply chain for the defense industry, including prime and OEM officials, supply chain and program managers, business and corporate development, market analysts, industry advisers, and investment bankers.

The Conference will provide attendees with high-caliber presenters, valuable information, and business networking opportunities for everyone with a vested interest in the Defense industry. Delegates will walk away with new tools, information and relationships that support their organization's growth opportunities.

Join us for the 2018 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards and Banquet

The 2018 Program Excellence Awards and Banquet will bring together program executives, their customer counterparts, and leaders from across the industry to recognize the best in performance and leadership. Finalists and winners will be identified in categories that reflect system and sub-system level programs at all phases of the lifecycle. Nominees will share lessons learned during the Symposium.

 Premier Sponsors in 2017
 Siemens   Exostar    
 Sponsors in 2017
 AZ Commerce IBM     
 Gold Level Advertisers
University of Tennessee
A&D Business Institute
 Silver Level Advertisers
 Alderman & Company
CPI Aero Fairmont Consulting
Kellstrom Defense
 Moss Adams PacMin
 Bronze Level Advertisers
 CenturyLink Business