22nd Annual Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
2017 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM



Speaker Biographies


OCTOBER 4, 2017 - WEDNESDAY


8:00-9:00 AM
Conference Registration - 3rd Floor Lobby
Breakfast - Reagan Room

9:00-9:05
Welcome Address and Introduction by Conference Chair
General Session - Florentine Lounge
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences


9:05-9:35
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
Opening Address
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research

9:35-10:05
SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN & COMPANY
Tale of Two Markets - The Drivers of Demand
Douglas S. Harned, Senior Vice President

10:05-10:35
Coffee Break - Reagan Room

10:35-11:05
OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS - SESSION ONE
Moderated by Molly McMillin, Managing Editor, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aviation Week Network
BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT - Thomas Fissellier, Director, Market Development and Customer Relationship Management
EMBRAER EXECUTIVE JETS - Tadashi Mabee, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Sales Engineering

11:05-11:35
Discussion and Questions

11:35-11:45
Refresher Break

11:45-12:15 PM
OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS - SESSION TWO
Moderated by Molly McMillin, Managing Editor, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aviation Week Network
DASSAULT FALCON JET - Paul Floreck, Senior Vice President, Sales - Western U.S. and Canada
PIPER AIRCRAFT - speaker to be confirmed
TEXTRON AVIATION - Rob Scholl, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

12:15-12:45
Discussion and Questions

12:45-2:00
Lunch - Reagan Room

2:15-2:45
BLOOMER DEVERE DAHLFORS
OEM Industry Forecast: A Review and Reflection
Brant Dahlfors, Co-Founder

2:45-3:15
ADVISORY AEROSPACE OSC
Air Taxis and Flying Cars - Is Elon Musk Wrong?
Dr. Vivek Saxena, Managing Director
 
3:15-3:45
Afternoon Tea Break - Reagan Room

3:45-4:15
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA
P&WC's Consolidated View of the Business & General Aviation Market - Trends, Drivers and Forecast
Nivine Kallab, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning

4:15-4:45
WALSH AVIATION
The SpeedNews "Fearless" Bizjet Forecast of 2017
John F. Walsh, President

4:50
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:15-7:00
Cocktail Reception at DRAGO Centro; invitation required at door
7:00-8:30
Dinner



OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURSDAY

7:30-8:30 AM
Breakfast - Reagan Room

8:30-8:35
Introduction by Conference Chair
General Session - Florentine Lounge
Joanna Speed

8:35-9:05
GAMA (GENERAL AVIATION MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION)
Business and General Aviation by the Numbers: An Overview of Our Industry’s Performance
Jens C. Hennig, Vice President, Operations

9:05-9:35
BRIAN FOLEY ASSOCIATES
When Will Things Change?
Brian Foley, President

9:35-10:05
Coffee Break - Reagan Room

10:05-10:35
ROLLAND VINCENT ASSOCIATES
Business Jet Utilization: What's Up or Down?
Rolland A. Vincent, President

10:35-11:05
CHASE & ASSOCIATES
Is Cash Still King?
Michael "Mike" D. Chase, President and Founder, Aviation Consulting Services

11:05-11:15
Refresher Break

11:15-11:45
THE STATE OF THE HELICOPTER INDUSTRY: CHAPTER ll
Moderated by Matthew Mejía, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS - Joshua F. Myers, Head of Marketing - NA
BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON - Charlie "Chuck" Evans, Director, Marketing - Commercial Business and Support and Service
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA - Nivine Kallab, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning

11:45-12:15 PM
Discussion and Questions

12:15
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed
Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

12:30-1:45
Lunch - Reagan Room