32nd Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
2017 Final Agenda


The preliminary agenda for the 32nd Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference will be available in November. In the meantime, please refer to the agenda for the 2017 Conference held in March.


Speaker Biographies


MARCH 13 - MONDAY


6:30 pm
Registration - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense

6:30-8:00
Welcome Cocktails (spouses invited) - Le Grand Trianon, sponsored by Accurus Aerospace


MARCH 14 - TUESDAY

7:00-8:00 am
Registration - The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense
Breakfast - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00-8:05
Introduction and Welcome Address - The Grand Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

8:05-8:35
TEAL GROUP
Opening Address: How Bad Does This Get? Anti-Globalization and Jetliners
Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis

8:35-9:05
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
A View from Wall Street
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research

9:05-9:35
KPMG
A Global Economic View
Constance Hunter, Chief Economist

9:35-10:05
Morning Coffee Break - The Grand Ballroom

10:05-10:25
PANEL: OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Session One - Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
AIRBUS - Simon F. Pickup, Director, Marketing Operations
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - Jim Haas, Director, Product Marketing

10:25-10:45
Discussions and Questions

10:45-11:00
Refresher Break

11:00-11:40
PANEL: OEM PRODUCT STRATEGY & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Session Two - Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
ATR (AVIONS DE TRANSPORT REGIONAL) - Zuzana Hrnkova, Vice President, Marketing
EMBRAER - Cesar Souto Pereira, Head of Consulting, Commercial Aviation
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION AMERICA (MITAC-A) - Gordon Preston, Vice President, Marketing
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE - Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations

11:40-12:15 pm
Discussions and Questions

12:15-12:30
Third Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award, presented by Warren Bimblick, President & Managing Director, Transportation Intelligence, Penton

12:30-1:45
Lunch - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CFM International

1:45-2:30
PANEL: ENGINE PRODUCT STRATEGY & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Moderated by Guy Norris, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network
CFM INTERNATIONAL - William H. Brown, Marketing Manager, Commercial Engines
PRATT & WHITNEY - Paul Finklestein, Vice President, Product Marketing
ROLLS-ROYCE - Peter Johnston, Vice President, Marketing

2:30-3:00
Discussions and Questions

3:00-3:30
Afternoon Tea Break - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:30-4:15
ALTAVAIR AIRFINANCE
How is the Production Cycle Supported by Sales and the Lessor Sector?
Stephen (Steve) T. Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer

4:15-4:45
COUNTERPOINT MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Are Suppliers Under Pressure Like Never Before?
Richard Apps, Director

4:45-5:15
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY
Aftermarket 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers
Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director

5:15
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:00-7:00
Cocktail Hour (spouses invited) - Beverly Wilshire’s Rodeo Terrace, sponsored by the State of Alabama

7:15-9:15
Dinner at Spago; Your invitation to be shown at door (spouses invited) - Spago is within walking distance of the Beverly Wilshire - Champagne & Wine sponsored by Moss Adams


MARCH 15 - WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 am
Breakfast - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00-9:30
AVITAS
The Multiplying Uncertainties and What to Do About Them
Dr. Adam M. Pilarski, Senior Vice President, Consulting

9:30-10:05
PANEL: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION & DELIVERY FORECASTS
Session One - Moderated by Charles Armitage, Director & Head of European A&D Equity Research, Citibank
AIRBUS - Andrew Gordon, Director, Strategic Marketing & Analysis
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - Wendy R. Sowers, Director, Product Forecasting
PRATT & WHITNEY - Al Wang, Senior Manager, Forecasting & Market Planning

10:05-10:40
Morning Coffee Break - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:40-11:10
PANEL: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION & DELIVERY FORECASTS
Session Two - Moderated by Charles Armitage, Director & Head of European A&D Equity Research, Citibank
GE AVIATION - Tom Tran, Manager, Strategic Marketing
ROLLS-ROYCE - Stephen Burnside, Director, Market Forecasting - Airlines
DVB BANK - Gijsbertus (Bert) van Leeuwen, Managing Director, Aviation Research

11:10-12:00 pm
Discussions and Questions: Sessions One & Two

12:00-1:30
Lunch - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CFM International

1:30-2:00
DVB BANK
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Simon Finn, Senior Vice President, Aviation Research

2:00-2:40
CSP ASSOCIATES
The Growing Role of Private Equity in Commercial Aviation
Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director

2:40-3:15
Afternoon Tea Break - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15-3:45
TRONOS AVIATION CONSULTING
Understanding Value Creation from Aircraft Interiors - Market Opportunities
Gary Weissel, Managing Officer

3:45-4:35
PANEL: SUPPLIER CHALLENGES: SURFING IN RIP CURRENTS
Moderated by Cliff Collier, Senior Advisor, ICF
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - John P. Byrne, Vice President, Procurement, Aircraft Materials & Structures
GKN AEROSTRUCTURES - Jody Callihan, Vice President, Business Development, Advanced Technologies Division
PARKER HANNIFIN, Bill Chakos, Director, Procurement - PACE Program
Discussions and Questions

4:35:4:45
Refresher Break

4:45-5:35
PANEL: INDEPENDENT MARKET OUTLOOK - VIEWS FROM EXPERTS WITHOUT A HORSE IN THE RACE
Moderated by Charles Armitage, Director & Head of European A&D Equity Research, Citibank
AVITAS - Dr. Adam M. Pilarski, Senior Vice President, Consulting
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH - Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research
TEAL GROUP - Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis
WALSH AVIATION - John F. Walsh, President
Discussions and Questions

5:35
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

5:35-7:00 pm
Closing Reception (spouses invited) - The Grand Ballroom Foyer
Drawing for PacMin aircraft models (must be present to win)