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The Aerospace Event connects leaders in the global aerospace and defense industry by facilitating collaboration and modern thinking through spirited discussions, debates and experiences, to fuel thought leadership, drive interaction and relationships to achieve successful advancement in the industry.
Conrad Washington, DC
Monday & TuesdayOctober 9-10, 2023
Our second event in 2023 will provide knowledge, impactful and strategic discussions and contemporary debates on DoD budgets and policy, RDT&E and procurement trends, and geopolitics.
The Aerospace Event will provide A&D industry suppliers and stakeholders with a top-level, confidential, informative, and exclusive venue for executives to learn and exchange ideas on common concerns and new developments in our rapidly-changing industry.
Hear from top leaders across the globe discuss important topics, market intelligence and viewpoints within the Aerospace & Defense industry.SEE COMPLETE LIST OF SPEAKERS
Mr. Richard Aboulafia joined AeroDynamic Advisory in January 2022. Since 1988, he has tracked aircraft programs, markets, and companies as an analyst and consultant and now manages consulting projects in the commercial and military aviation field and analyzes broader defense and aerospace market and industry trends. Mr. Aboulafia has advised numerous aerospace companies, including most prime and many second- and third-tier contractors in the US, Europe and Asia. Additionally, he advises numerous financial institutions on aerospace market conditions.
Mr. Jeffrey Bialos is a partner in the global law firm of Eversheds Sutherland where he is Co-Head of the firm's Aerospace, Defense and Security Practice. His areas of practice include M&A, joint ventures, antitrust, export controls, foreign investment, government contracts, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Bialos has advised aerospace, defense and other high-tech firms making complex business decisions, governance, structuring transactions and regulatory compliance. Also,he has handled the antitrust review of major defense and aerospace transactions pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and advised clients on the foreign acquisition of sensitive assets in defense and aerospace, financial services, and a range of other business areas. From 1999 to 2000, he served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs and received the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal. Previously, in 1997 to 1999, he served as the Special Advisor to Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs Stuart M. Eisenstat. Prior to this, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant of Commerce for Import Administration.
Ms. Kathleen Boyle provides strategic leadership to achieve enterprise growth through the development and delivery of supply chain risk and supplier performance management solutions which help customers assure compliance, eliminate supply chain risk and receive quality product on time. Starting with an internship in 1991, she has over 30 years of organizational and management experience with the Verify group of companies. Ms. Boyle is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for Aerospace Industries Association, Founding President and current Board Member of Women In Defense – Greater Los Angeles Chapter and serves as the FBI's Defense Industry Sector Chief for the Bureau's West Coast InfraGard association.
Mr. Jeremiah Gertler provides market intelligence, analysis, and insight to private clients worldwide. Prior to joining Teal Group, he was the military aviation analyst for the Congressional Research Service for 12 years, where he testified before Congressional committees, briefed members and staff on policy, budget, technical, and other matters, and wrote and maintained reports on major military aviation programs. In previous Capitol Hill billets, he oversaw the entire defense procurement and missile defense budgets on the professional staff of the House Committee on Armed Services for FY2000 through 2005, responsible for $78 billion a year, and earlier, served as military legislative assistant to a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. As senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, he was principal author or co-author of major reports on Department of Defense reform and missile defense, and initiated studies on reserve component roles and missions, systems acquisition, military logistics, and Special Forces aviation.
Ms. Abby Lilly was appointed to her current position in September 2019 and is responsible for all aspects of supply chain strategy, supply chain operations, and subcontract program management for the Rotary and Mission Systems Business Area. From October 2020 to March 2023, she assumed leadership of the Lockheed Martin Supply Chain Council and was responsible for supply chain policy, enterprise initiatives and cross business area collaboration for the corporation. Ms. Lilly brings more than 25 years of aerospace industry experience to Lockheed Martin. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Eaton Aerospace where she had overall supply chain responsibility for 25 plants around the world. Prior to Eaton Aerospace, she was the Vice President of Supply Chain for GKN Aerospace North America with responsibility for 14 plants in North America. Previous to GKN, Abby held a number of leadership positions in Supply Chain, Operations and Programs with Rolls-Royce North America.
As a Navy Supply Corps Officer, RADM Peter Stamatopoulos has deployed across the globe in submarines, aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, and operational staffs, and has commanded tactical, regional and global supply chain organizations charged to grow and sustain naval and joint force operations, activities, and investments. As an Admiral, he served as CEO leading eleven direct report portfolio companies consisting of 23,000 employees responsible for running Navy's Global End-to-End Supply Chain Operations for Surface, Undersea and Aviation segments. Most recently, he led the architecture and deployment of a Navy-wide supply chain reform effort which realized $2.2B in supply chain benefit with more than $816M in year over year savings yielding monetized gains of more than $7B in Fleet mission-readiness in its first three years.
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"Aerospace conferences that address OEM concerns have proliferated, but a considerable gap remains for an event that gets the right people in the right space with the right agenda. The Aerospace Event will be that event."
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