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The Aerospace Event – Washington • DC

October 14-15, 2024

Our second event in 2024 will provide knowledge, impactful and strategic discussions and contemporary debates on DoD budgets and policy, RDT&E and procurement trends, and geopolitics.

conrad washington, DC

The Aerospace Event – Beverly Hills • CA

MARCH 17-18, 2025

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.

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join your industry peers

Knowledge is essential. Intelligence is vital. Reengage and enhance your network. Join us in Beverly Hills and secure your future success!

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.

Where

Conrad Washington, DC

When

Monday & TuesdayOctober 14-15, 2024

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THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

Esteemed Presenters

Hear from top leaders across the globe discuss important topics, market intelligence and viewpoints within the Aerospace & Defense industry.

SEE COMPLETE LIST OF SPEAKERS
Ronald J. Epstein
Managing Director, A&D Global Research
Bank of America Securities

Ronald J. Epstein

Managing Director, A&D Global Research
Bank of America Securities

Dr. Ronald J. Epstein actively covers companies listed in the United States, Canada and Brazil. In the Institutional Investor All-America Research poll, he was ranked as a top-three analyst in Aerospace & Defense Electronics for the last 14 years and led the #1 team for the last eight years. Dr. Epstein is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a mentor for the Techstars Space Accelerator. Previously, he worked as a research scientist in applied aerodynamics technology at Boeing Phantom Works. Also, he was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, teaching fluid dynamics and control systems.

Amy Gowder
President & CEO, Defense & Systems
GE Aerospace

Amy Gowder

President & CEO, Defense & Systems
GE Aerospace

Ms. Amy Gowder leads a $5 billion operation focused on developing and manufacturing advanced and next-generation engines and systems for military air combat, trainer, tanker, helicopter, and marine applications as well as civil applications. With more than 26,000 engines in operation for 300 U.S. and international military customers, she and her team also provide service and support to ensure the fleet remains mission ready. Ms. Gowder has over 20 years of leadership experience in the aerospace and technology industry. Prior to joining GE, she served as Chief Operating Officer for Aerojet Rocketdyne where she led the Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality & Mission Assurance, Safety, Health & Environment, and Information Technology organizations, and had oversight of 11 sites in nine states. During her tenure at Lockheed Martin, she held several key executive positions, such as president and general manager of Commercial Engine Solutions. As vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin's Training and Logistics Solutions in the Rotary and Mission Systems business, she was responsible for the execution and strategic growth of the mission readiness and sustainment programs with more than 5,000 employees around the globe. Prior to Lockheed Martin, she worked for Accenture and specialized in Supply Chain Management for the high technology industry.

Anne D. Shybunko-Moore
Chief Executive Officer & Owner
GSE Dynamics

Anne D. Shybunko-Moore

Chief Executive Officer & Owner
GSE Dynamics

Ms. Anne D. Shybunko-Moore joined GSE Dynamics in 2001, and has been strategically growing the company and expanding its capabilities. Nationally, she is a member of the Supplier Management Council of the AIA and currently serves on the AIA Board of Governors. In 2023 she was elected to a two-year term on the Executive Committee, the leading governing body of the AIA comprised of senior representatives of member companies, to be the voice of Small Business. From 2014-2017, she was an appointed member of The National Women's Business Council — a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. As a local leader on Long Island, she has earned the title of Long Island's Top 50 Women twice by Long Island Business News and the title of one of Long Island's 40 Rising Stars Under the age of 40. In 2022, Anne was inducted into the Long Island Business News Hall of Fame.

Pierre Chao
Managing Partner
Proteus Capital Solutions

Pierre Chao

Managing Partner
Proteus Capital Solutions

Mr. Pierre Chao brings three decades of A&D investment, equity analysis, investment banking, strategy management consulting and M&A due diligence expertise. Founded in 2019, Proteus Capital Solutions is focused on making control investments in middle-market aerospace, defense and government services companies with the strategic goal of building the next generation of mid-tier competitors in the sector. Prior to Proteus Capital Solutions, he co-founded Renaissance Strategic Advisors — a premier Washington, DC, and London-based A&D strategy and M&A due diligence firm. From 1995-2003, he was an Institutional Investor ranked A&D equity analyst with Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Credit Suisse First Boston. He led the #1 ranked U.S. and global A&D team every year eligible. Mr. Chao began his career as an M&A banker in the New York and London offices of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding.

Jeremiah (J.J.) Gertler
Senior Analyst
Teal Group

Jeremiah (J.J.) Gertler

Senior Analyst
Teal Group

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.

Peter Mattis
President
The Jamestown Foundation

Peter Mattis

President
The Jamestown Foundation

Mr. Peter Mattis returned to the foundation in Fall of 2023 after having served as editor of China Brief from 2011 to 2013 and as a fellow in the China program from 2013 to 2018. Most recently, he was Senior Fellow with the U.S. House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party on loan from the Special Competitive Studies Project where he served as Director for Intelligence. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Senate-appointed staff director of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China where he was a part of the legislative team that passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, Tibetan Policy and Support Act, and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. He began his government career as a counterintelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he earned exceptional performance awards for analytic leadership and community support.

Testimonials
Michael Lynn
President
Prime Metals & Alloys

"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."

Testimonials
Chris Celtruda
CEO
Valence Surface Technologies

"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."

Testimonials
Dr. Kevin Michaels
Managing Director
AeroDynamic Advisory

"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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