23rd Annual Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
2017 FINAL AGENDA


The agenda for the 23rd Annual Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference will be available in June of 2018. In the meantime, you may refer to the agenda for the Conference held in 2017.


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

9:05-9:45
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
Opening Address
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research

9:45-10:25
SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN & COMPANY
Tale of Two Markets - The Drivers of Demand
Douglas S. Harned, Senior Vice President

10:25-11:00
Coffee Break - Reagan Room

11:00-11:45
OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Moderated by Molly McMillin, Managing Editor, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aviation Week Network
BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT - Thomas Fissellier, Director, Market Analysis, Business Development & CRM
DASSAULT FALCON JET - Paul Floreck, Senior Vice President, Sales - Western U.S. & Canada
PIPER AIRCRAFT - Drew McEwen, Vice President, International & Direct Sales
TEXTRON AVIATION - Rob Scholl, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

11:45-12:00 PM
Refresher Break

12:00-12:40
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
 
3:15-4:00
Afternoon Tea Break - Reagan Room

4:00-4:30
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA
P&WC's Consolidated View of the Business and General Aviation Market - Trends, Drivers and Forecast
Nivine Kallab, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning

4:30
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 & 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 & 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