32nd Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
2018 Preliminary Agenda




Speaker Biographies


MARCH 12 - MONDAY


6:30 PM
Registration - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace
6:30-8:00
Welcome Cocktails (spouses/partners invited) - Le Grand Trianon


MARCH 13 - TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 AM
Registration - The Grand Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace
Breakfast - The Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00-9:05
Introduction and Welcome Address - The Grand Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

9:05-9:35
AVIATION CAPITAL GROUP
A View From a Global Lessor
Steven C. Udvar-Hazy, Senior Vice President, OEM Relations & Market Development

9:35-10:05
ALLEGIANT AIR
A View From an Airline
Robert Neal, Vice President, Fleet Planning & Corporate Finance

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

10:35-11:15
PANEL: OEM STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Session One: Moderated by Jerrold T. Lundquist, President, The Lundquist Group
AIRBUS - Simon F. Pickup, Director, Marketing Operations - Americas
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - Jim Haas, Director, Product Marketing
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE - Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations
Discussions and Questions

11:15-11:30
Refresher Break

11:30-12:10 PM
PANEL: OEM STRATEGY AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Session Two: Moderated by Jerrold T. Lundquist, President, The Lundquist Group
ATR (AVIONS DE TRANSPORT REGIONAL) - Zuzana Hrnkova, Vice President, Marketing
EMBRAER - speaker to be confirmed
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION AMERICA - Gordon Preston, Vice President, Marketing
Discussions and Questions

12:15
Fourth Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award, presented by Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week Network

12:30-2:00
Lunch - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CFM International

2:00-3:00
PANEL: AERO ENGINE OUTLOOK AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Moderated by Guy Norris, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network
BERNSTEIN - Douglas S. Harned, Managing Director
CFM INTERNATIONAL - William H. Brown, Marketing Manager, Commercial Engines
PRATT & WHITNEY - Paul Finklestein, Vice President, Product Marketing
ROLLS-ROYCE - Peter Johnston, Head of Marketing
Discussions and Questions

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

3:30-4:00
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY
Brainiacs: Outlook for Avionics Suppliers
Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director

4:00-4:45
PANEL: INTELLIGENT AIRCRAFT - THE INTEGRATION OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND AIRCRAFT CONNECTIVITY
Moderated by Jonathan Berger, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy
DELTA TECHOPS - Sonny Stern, Vice President, Sales - MRO Services
ROCKWELL COLLINS - Daniel Clark, Senior Director, CNS Engineering
Discussions and Questions

4:45-4:55
Refresher Break

4:55-5:45
PANEL: THE BEST M&A OPPORTUNITIES IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION
Moderated by Michael Richter, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D Investment Banking Group, Lazard
ALDERMAN & COMPANY - William H. Alderman, President
CSP ASSOCIATES - Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director
ODYSSEY INVESTMENT PARTNERS - Brian Zaumeyer, Managing Principal
THE MCLEAN GROUP - R. John. Stack, Managing Director & Aerospace Practice Leader

5:45
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


MARCH 14 - WEDNESDAY

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

9:00-9:30
BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
A View From Wall Street
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research

9:30-10:00
AVENTURE AVIATION
EXIM Bank: A Win-Win Solution for Suppliers and Our Economy
Zaheer Faruqi, President

10:00-10:30
Morning Coffee Break, The Grand Ballroom

10:30-11:00
AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY FORECASTS
Session One: Moderated by Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews
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

11:00-11:15
Refresher Break

11:15-11:45
AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY FORECASTS
Session Two: Moderated by Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews
ROLLS-ROYCE - Jonathan A. D. Barron, Market Analyst, Civil Aerospace
HONEYWELL AEROSPACE - Jeremiah Herrman, Senior Manager, Market Analysis - Air Transport & Regional
DVB BANK - Gijsbertus (Bert) van Leeuwen, Managing Director, Aviation Research

11:45-12:45 PM
Discussions and Questions: Sessions One & Two

12:45-12:55
LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Preview of SpeedNews' Aerospace Manufacturing Conference in New Orleans, LA
Don Pierson, Secretary

1:00-2:30
Lunch - Le Grand Trianon, Wilshire Wing Mezzanine, sponsored by CFM International

2:30-3:00
FORTUNE AVIATION SERVICES
Up, Up and Away: Freighter Market Experiencing Unprecedented Growth
Stephen J. Fortune, Principal

3:00-3:45
PANEL: A TIER 1 VIEW: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Moderated by Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory
EATON - Nanda Kumar, President, Aerospace Group
Discussions and Questions

3:45-4:15
Afternoon Tea Break, The Grand Ballroom

4:15-5:00
PANEL: BOEING AND AIRBUS PRODUCT STRATEGIES: WHAT IS NEXT?
Moderated by George T. Ferguson, Senior Analyst, A&D and Airlines, Bloomberg Intelligence
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY - Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director
THE LUNDQUIST GROUP - Jerrold T. Lundquist, President
Discussions and Questions

5:00-5:05
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

5:15-7:00
Closing Reception (spouses invited) - The Grand Ballroom Foyer