agenda

Wednesday, September 7

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration

Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Welcome Address
Tony Vernaci, President,  AIAM

9:10 – 9:40 AM

A Macro View of the Aerospace Industry

Richard Aboulafia, Managing Director, AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY

9:40 – 10:10 AM

Keynote Address

Samantha Marnick, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS

10:10 – 10:40 AM

Military Aerospace: From Counterinsurgency to Near-Peer Threats

Jay Wynn, Senior Managing Director, FAIRMONT CONSULTING GROUP

10:40 – 11:10 AM

Morning Coffee Break – Sponsored by MEDC

11:10 – 11:40 AM

Why Business Aviation Is Surging

Brian Foley, Founder, BRIAN FOLEY ASSOCIATES (BRiFO)

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Wall Street’s Aerospace Perspective

Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research, BANK OF AMERICA SECURITIES

12:15 – 1:15 PM

Lunch – Sponsored by AIRBUS

1:15 – 2:15 PM

PANEL: OEM SUPPLY CHAIN OUTLOOK

Moderated by Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory

Mohamed Denden, Vice President, Procurement, Airbus Americas, AIRBUS 

Erik Zahn, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Strategy, BOEING 

Richard Apps, Director, COUNTERPOINT MARKET INTELLIGENCE

2:15 – 2:30 PM

Refresher Break 

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Aerospace & Defense Middle Market M&A Activity and Valuation Trends

Stephen R. Perry, Managing Director, JANES CAPITAL PARTNERS

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Navigating the post-COVID Supply Chain
Abby A. Lilly, Vice President, Global Supply Chain – Rotary & Mission Systems, LOCKHEED MARTIN

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Coffee & Tea Break – Sponsored by MEDC

4:00 – 5:00 PM

PANEL: ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY OUTLOOK

Moderated by Eric Bernardini, Managing Director and Global Leader, Aerospace & Defense & Aviation, ALIXPARTNERS

Ben Marchionna, Director, Technology & Innovation – ELECTRA AERO

Matthew A. Field, Chief Financial Officer, JOBY AVIATION

Parimal (PK) Kopardekar, Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI), NASA

5:00 – 5:45 PM

PANEL: AEROSPACE CLUSTERS: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

Moderated by Joanna Speed, Chief Growth Officer, AEROMED GROUP

Tony Vernaci, President, AIAM

Quentin L. Messer Jr., Chief Executive Officer, MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Nikki Malcom, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, PACIFIC NORTHWEST AEROSPACE ALLIANCE 

5:45 PM

Wrap Up

5:45 – 7:00 PM

Cocktail Hour Reception (spouses invited)

Sponsored by Weldaloy Specialty Forgings

Thursday, September 8

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:05 AM

Why Supply Chain Bottlenecks Will Govern the Ramp-Up

Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY

9:05 – 10:05 AM

PANEL: TIER 1 SUPPLIER PERSPECTIVE

Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director & Senior A&D Analyst, RBC Capital Markets

Nanda Kumar, President, Aerospace Group, EATON

Larry Martin, Vice President & General Manager, Computing and Networking, GE AVIATION

Jeff Simek, General Manager, Operations, RCO ENGINEERING

10:05 – 10:40 AM

Morning Coffee Break – Sponsored by MEDC

10:40 – 11:25 AM

PANEL: CAN WE REALLY REACH ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS?

Moderated by Glenn McDonald, Principal, AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY

Dr. Laurent C. Rouaud, Managing Director, AVWORKS PARTNERS

Timothy Rhatigan, Director, Government Business Development,
REGENT

Dr. Gökçin Çınar, Assistant Professor, Aerospace
Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

11:25 – 11:30 AM

Refresher Break 

11:30 AM -12:00 PM

Aviation’s Human Capital Gap in Pilots and Maintenance Technicians

Dr. Geoff Murray, Partner, OLIVER WYMAN

12:15 -1:15 PM

Lunch 

1:15 – 2:15 PM

PANEL: OUTLOOK FOR SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS

Moderated by Peter Zimm, Principal, CHARLES EDWARD MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Griffin Goeddel, Chief Procurement & Alliance Officer, AEROMED GROUP

Bryan D. Perkins, Chief Executive Officer, NOVARIA GROUP 

Frank Perryman, President & Chief Executive Officer, PERRYMAN COMPANY

Greg Spalding, Director, Business Development, WELDALOY SPECIALTY FORGINGS

2:15 – 3:00 PM

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: AERO ENGINE OUTLOOK

Moderated by Richard Aboulafia, Managing Director, AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY

Andy Martin, CFM Senior Marketing Manager, GE AVIATION 

Dr. Graham Webb, Chief Sustainability Officer, PRATT & WHITNEY

Dan Bowman, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Aftermarket, WOODWARD 

3:00 PM

Wrap-up