19th Annual Regional & Business Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference
2014 FINAL PROGRAM

The preliminary program for the 20th Annual Conference will be available in June of 2015.

Speaker Biographies

NOVEMBER 3, MONDAY


6:00-7:30 pm
Conference Registration, and Cocktail Reception
Alhambra Terrace, spouses invited

NOVEMBER 4, TUESDAY

8:30-9:30 am
Registration - Valencia Foyer
Breakfast - Valencia Lawn

9:30-9:35
Welcome Address and Introduction by Conference Chair
General Session - Valencia Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events

9:35-10:05
THE ARVAI GROUP
Evolutionary Dynamics of the Regional Market - Where Are We Headed?
Ernest S. Arvai, President & CEO

10:05-10:35
ATR AMERICAS, INC.
Program Update & Market Summary
Guillaume Gasparri, President

10:35-11:05
Morning Coffee Break - Valencia Patio, sponsored by Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

11:05-11:45
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE
Program Update & Market Summary
Antonio Ficca, Manager, Product Marketing

11:45-12:20 pm
SAAB AIRCRAFT LEASING
30/50 Seat Turboprop Market Update
Michael Magnusson, President & CEO

12:30-2:15
Lunch - Valencia Lawn
Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

2:15-2:45
ICF INTERNATIONAL
The 50-Seat Regional Jets - Is There a Future?
Richard O. Brown, Principal

2:45-3:15
WALSH AVIATION
Regional Aircraft and Business Jets - Stuck in the Doldrums?
When Does the Wind Start Blowing Again? Which Direction?

John F. Walsh, President

3:15-3:45
Afternoon Tea Break - Valencia Patio, sponsored by Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

3:45-4:15
STANDARDAERO
Business Aviation MRO: An "Independent's" View
Marc V. McGowan, President, Business Aviation

4:15-4:45
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA
Market & Product Update and SpeedNews Business Aviation Survey
Anthony Rossi, Director, Strategy & Business Innovation

4:45
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:15 Cocktails and Wine, sponsored by CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense
7:00 Poolside Buffet Dinner at Kasbah Patio, spouses invited


NOVEMBER 5, WEDNESDAY

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast - Valencia Lawn

8:00-8:05
Introduction by Conference Chair, Joanna Speed
General Session - Valencia Ballroom
Day 2: Moderated by Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews

8:05-8:35
BRIAN FOLEY ASSOCIATES
General Aviation Review & Outlook
Brian Foley, President

8:35-9:05
EMBRAER
Program Update & Market Summary
Sérgio Caninéo, Sales Engineer, Market Strategies - Executive Jets
 
9:05-9:35
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE
Gulfstream Update
Mark Burns, President, Product Support

9:35-9:55
Coffee Break - Valencia Patio, sponsored by Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

9:55-10:25
PNC AVIATION FINANCE
New Financing Models: Regional Jets
C. Wayne Starling, Sr. VP & National Sales Manager

10:25-10:55
SAFRAN AIRCELLE
Business Aviation Engines Nacelles: Value for Customers
François Guerzeder, VP, Marketing & Sales

10:55-11:25
SURF AIR
A New Approach to Business Aircraft Traveling
Jeff S. Potter, CEO

11:25-11:40
Refresher Break - Valencia Patio

11:40-12:10 pm
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL RESEARCH
A View from Wall Street
Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense Equity Research

12:10-12:55
BUSINESS AVIATION OUTLOOK & FORECAST
FROST & SULLIVAN - Wayne Plucker, Director, A&D - NA
GE AVIATION - Scott Searles, Director, Marketing
ROLLAND VINCENT ASSOCIATES - Rolland A. Vincent, President
WALSH AVIATION - John F. Walsh, President
Discussion & Questions

12:55
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

1:00-3:00
BBQ Lunch - Valencia Lawn, spouses invited