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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.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, CA
Tuesday & WednesdayApril 4-5, 2023
The inaugural event will provide Aerospace & Defense 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.
Our second event in 2023 will provide knowledge, impactful and strategic discussions and contemporary debates about DOD budgets and policy, RDT&E and procurement trends, and geopolitics.
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. John Cuomo was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of VSE Corporation in April of 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience in the aerospace distribution and services market industry. Mr. Cuomo previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Distribution Services, Inc. Prior to Boeing's 2018 acquisition of the Aerospace Solutions Group of KLX Inc., he served as its Group President and General Manager of that business. From April 2000 to 2014, John served in multiple roles and functions at B/E Aerospace (the parent company of KLX until 2014), including Vice President & General Manager and Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development.
Mr. Michael Tierney helps the firm better serve clients in the business of making, moving, and selling products to customers around the world. Mr. Tierney has nearly 20 years of experience in global management consulting, new market assessment, cybersecurity, risk management and mitigation, intelligence, and industrial development. He has worked with international clients in a range of industries including defense, aerospace, medical devices, finance, and many others. He also has several years of experience supporting the US intelligence community in a variety of capacities.
Prior to launching The Air Current in June 2018, Mr. Jon Ostrower served as Aviation Editor for CNN Worldwide, guiding the network’s global coverage of the business and operations of aviation. Mr. Ostrower joined CNN following four and a half years at the Wall Street Journal. Based first in Chicago, then in Washington, D.C., he covered Boeing, aviation safety, and the business of global aerospace. Previously, he was editor of FlightBlogger for Flightglobal and Flight International Magazine, covering the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other new aircraft programs from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Ostrower is an instructor at the University of Southern California in the Viterbi School of Engineering's Aviation Safety and Security program.
Mr. Bob Lange was appointed to his current position in 2018. His team is responsible for market research and forecasting, business analysis and benchmarking to support Airbus Strategy. In over 30 years at Airbus, his responsibilities have alternated between marketing Airbus and its products towards the outside world and acting as the Voice of the Customer internally in the field of product development. He held marketing account responsibilities in North America and Asia, followed by Product Marketing responsibility for A330/A340 and A380 and led the Cabin Interiors Marketing team. Prior to his current role, he was VP Marketing and subsequently led the Product Strategy team. Mr. Lange began his career as a Future Projects engineer in the military transport segment.
Ms. Sheila Kahyaoglu covers the Aerospace and Defense sector, in addition to the Airlines sector. She joined in March 2012. Ms. Kahyaoglu was ranked #1 in Institutional Investor's All-America Research poll in 2022 after being #2 in 2021 and 2020 and Runner-up in 2019. She was ranked Rising Star in the 2015 and 2014 polls. Before joining Jefferies, Ms. Kahyaoglu was a research analyst at Credit Suisse, covering the Electrical Equipment and Multi Industry (EE/MI) space. From 2005 to 2008, she was a Leveraged Finance analyst at JPMorgan.
Mr. Richard Aboulafia joined AeroDynamic Advisory in January 2022. Since 1988, he has tracked aircraft programs, markets, and companies as an analyst and consultant. He 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. Mr. Aboulafia also advises numerous financial institutions on aerospace market conditions.
"The A&D industry has been severely lacking a top-level, informative event for the middle-tier. The team at AeroLambda Group is uniquely qualified to provide the premiere events that the industry needs."
"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."
"No one knows how to produce a premier aerospace event like Joanna Speed. This new conference will undoubtedly be an industry smash hit for years to come — just like all of Joanna's conferences!"
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