7th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
2018 Final Agenda

The agenda for the 7th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference will be available in early 2019. In the meantime, please refer to the agenda for the Conference held in 2018.


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.

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