32nd Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
For the 32nd year, SpeedNews presents its Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on March 12-14, 2018. This Conference will provide delegates – equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, aviation industry analysts, financial institutions, and marketing executives – with important updates about the commercial aviation industry. Aircraft and engine manufacturers will present status reports on product strategies and market developments. Industry experts will present production and delivery forecasts and review the current economic status of the industry. Supply chain management, maintenance and subcontractor issues will also be addressed.

A special rate is available for delegates who are also interested in attending the SpeedNews 8th Annual Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference on March 12, 2018 at the same venue. You will see the option to register for both Conferences within our online registration form.

Please contact to Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences, at +1-424-465-6501, or email if you have any questions about this Conference.

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Announcing the Fourth Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award


At SpeedNews' 32nd Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, the Fourth Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award will be presented to the individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and collaboration across the global aerospace and defense supply chain. The award honors the legacy of the man who founded SpeedNews in 1979, the aviation industry's newsletter of record, and established its annual suppliers Conference in 1987. David P. Storch, Chairman & CEO of AAR, was the inaugural winner in 2015. Scott A. Smith, President of AMI Metals, received the award in 2016. In 2017, the award was presented to Jim Downey, Co-Founder of EnCore Aerospace. Nominations are being accepted through February 21.


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