2018 DefenseChain Conference
DefenseChain Conference

The DefenseChain Conference will focus on key components affecting our industry and future programs as we seek to balance changing customer demands, global market conditions, macroeconomic challenges and A&D industry consolidation. Emphasis will be on forecasts and pursuing sustainable growth opportunities plus new initiatives.

Key Issues Within the A&D Industry
   • Programs & Market Trends
   • Budgets & Policies
   • Innovation & Technology

The Supply Chain View
   • Forecast & Planning
   • Consolidation: M&A, Price Pressures
   • Strategic Sourcing: Productivity

The Conference is supported by decision leaders within equipment manufacturers and suppliers that support the supply chain for the defense industry, program managers, business and corporate development and marketing executives, market analysts, investment bankers and financial institutions.

The Conference will provide delegates with high caliber presenters, valuable information, and business opportunities for everyone with a vested interest in the A&D 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 Symposium and Awards Banquet

Taking place the day before DefenseChain Conference begins, the 2018 Program Excellence Best Practices Symposium and Awards 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