6th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
2018 Agenda



Speaker Biographies


MAY 1 - TUESDAY

9:00-10:00 am
Registration, Grand Salon Foyer, sponsored by Louisiana Economic Development
Breakfast, Esplanade Promenade, sponsored by Moss Adams

10:00-10:05
Introduction
Grand Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

10:05-10:10
LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Welcome Address
Don Pierson, Secretary

10:10-10:45
CAPTAIN GLOBAL ADVISORY
The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing
Tom Captain, Managing Director

10:45-11:15
ALDERMAN & COMPANY
Chapter II: Aerospace Manufacturing - Meeting Demand for the Near-Term
William H. Alderman, President

11:15-11:45
Morning Coffee Break, Grand Salon Foyer, sponsored by NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Viewing of the Supplier ShowCase

11:45-12:30 pm
AIRCRAFT PHILIPP GROUP
Why Aerospace Needs SMEs
Rolf Philipp, Managing Owner & Chief Executive Officer

12:30-1:00
ADVISORY AEROSPACE OSC
Manufacturing in Emerging Countries - Threats and Opportunities for Western SMEs
Dr. Vivek Saxena, Founder & Managing Director

Viewing of the Supplier ShowCase

1:00-2:15
Lunch, Esplanade Promenade

2:15-3:05 
PANEL: THE ADVANCEMENT OF DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON THE AEROSPACE SUPPLY CHAIN
Moderated by Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences
SUPPLY DYNAMICS - Trevor Stansbury, Chief Executive Officer
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER - Sri Divakaruni, Senior Director, Innovation Business Development
VELOCITYHUB - Francois Gau, Partner

3:05-3:35 
Afternoon Tea Break, Grand Salon Foyer, sponsored by NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Viewing of the Supplier ShowCase

3:35-4:15 
PANEL: INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY: HOW SUPPLIERS NEED TO ADOPT AND ADAPT TO THE NEW MANUFACTURING ERA
Moderated by Jeff Smith, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Dassault Systèmes
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Dr. Michael W. Grieves, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design
MORF3D - Ivan Madera, Chief Executive Officer

4:15-4:30
Refresher Break

4:30-5:15
PANEL: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Moderated by Dr. Andrew W. White, Director, Aerospace & Defense Business Institute, University of Tennessee
180 SKILLS - Jennifer McNelly, President
BOEING - Dr. Garth O. Cook, Senior Leader, Education Relations - South Carolina

5:15
Wrap-up

Viewing of the Supplier ShowCase

5:30-7:00
Cocktail Reception, Royal Garden Terrace, sponsored by Rockwell Automation



MAY 2 - WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 am
Breakfast, Esplanade Promenade, sponsored by Moss Adams

9:00-9:15
The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana

9:15-9:45
SPARKCOGNITION
Infusing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered Innovation into Production Operations
Jim Fitzgerald, Director, Aerospace Manufacturing

9:45-10:15
ARIES MANUFACTURING
Innovative Forming Technology to Reduce Titanium Buy Weight
Martin W. Moffat, Vice President & General Manager

10:15-10:45
Morning Coffee Break, Grand Salon Foyer, sponsored by NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Viewing of the Supplier ShowCase

10:45-11:30
PANEL: CHAPTER III: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - LATEST APPLICATIONS IN AEROSPACE
Moderated by Laura L. Ely, Head of Technology, Aerostructures - North America, GKN Aerospace
BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY - Scott. E. Martin, Senior Manager, Composite Fabrication Processes
GE ADDITIVE - Dr. Laurence Vigeant-Langlois, Global Marketing Executive 
STRATASYS - Scott Sevcik, Vice President, Manufacturing Solutions

11:30-11:35
Refresher Break

11:35-12:35 pm
PANEL: AEROAUTO CHAPTER II: BEST PRACTICES AND SYNERGIES
Moderated by Dr. Vivek Saxena, Founder & Managing Director, Advisory Aerospace OSC
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY - Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director
MENTOR, A SIEMENS BUSINESS - Glenn Reynholds, Solutions Architect - Business Development
RCO ENGINEERING & RCO AEROSPACE - Jeff Simek, General Manager, Operations
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION - William Sarver, Senior Consultant - Global Automotive

12:35
Wrap-up

12:35-2:00 
Lunch, Esplanade Promenade

1:30-1:45
Registration for Site Visit (Prior to boarding the bus)

2:00
Bus departure (Bienville St. & N Peters St.*)

2:45-3:00
Arrival and check in for Site Visit

3:00-4:30
NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

4:45
Bus departure back to Omni Royal Orleans

5:30-6:00
Arrival back at Hotel (Bienville St. & N. Peters St.)

*Pickup/drop-off locations are designated on the perimeter of the French Quarter. Bienville & N. Peters St is about a five-minute walk (0.3 miles) from the hotel.