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- The Next Decade of Connectivity in Commercial Aviation (Devin Liddell)
- The Next Decade of Connectivity in Commercial Aviation (Dave Kingstone)
- Boeing Progress Report (Sir Michael Arthur)
- Breaking Barriers & Engaging a New Successful Workforce (Mike Barsoski)
- Harnessing Next Generation Employees (Mary Kaye Bredeson, Fiona McKay, Jay Schmidt, Demetria "Lynn" Strickland, Robin Twyman)
- Airbus Progress Report (Barry Eccleston)
- Industry Programs & Resources: Opportunities in the Competitive Cluster (Gary Elliott, Robert Hodgeman, David Pasquini, John Thornquist, Barry Warburton)
- The Race to Space: Exploring the New Frontier (Sean McClinton)
- Connecting the US and UK Aerospace Sectors (Aerospace Technology Institute, Oct. 17, 2016)
- West Coast of America Trip a Great Success for our IAAC Department (WIS Group, October 2016)
- Boeing Europe leader confident Brexit won't hurt demand (Puget Sound Business Journal, Oct. 7, 2016)
- Boeing and Airbus must 'beware the Chinese' for manufacturing surprise, analyst warns (Puget Sound Business Journal, Oct. 4, 2016)
- Boeing Updates International Council on European Operations (425 Magazine, Oct. 4, 2016)
About the BABC 2016 Aerospace Conference
The aerospace industry continues to experience high demand for rapid development, efficient delivery, and the best and latest for exceptional customer experience. The global race to meet the growing needs of the future aircraft is happening now. Is your company…
- Prepared for the next decade of advancements and sector growth?
- Connected to the right channels, clusters, programs and opportunities?
- Cultivating a future workforce to maintain and ensure success in the competitive market?
Come learn what you should be doing today to plan for success in the development of the future aircraft of tomorrow. At the BABC 2016 Aerospace Conference, the morning kicks off with networking! Collaborate and share with your peers while learning how to create impact, create opportunities, capture value and put your learning and conversations into practice back at the office. The day's dynamic program will also deliver:
- The ten-year industry vision & outlook.
- Key perspectives from top executives.
- Insights into regional & international impacts & opportunities in the competitive cluster.
- Success stories, tips and leads.
- A view into space as the next sector frontier.
- Fun and festivities at a late afternoon reception, which is a great way to beat the traffic and continue discussions!
BABC is pleased to donate a portion of the proceeds from its 2016 Aerospace Conference to the Institute of Flight to support its Financial Assistance Program for in-need schools and students served by nonprofits.
Sir Michael Arthur, President & Managing Director
Sir Michael Arthur
Sir Michael Arthur is president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing UK and Ireland. He joined the company in September 2014 and succeeded the retiring Sir Roger Bone as president of Boeing UK and Ireland on October 1, 2014. He took on additional responsibilities for Europe in March 2016.
Arthur leads the company’s European strategy and operations to drive business growth through strengthened regional alignment and improved operating efficiencies. He is also responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities enterprisewide in the United Kingdom and Ireland, working from the Boeing offices in central London. He reports to Marc Allen, president of Boeing International.
The leaders of Boeing France, Boeing Germany, Boeing International’s Northern Europe and Southern Europe regions, as well as Boeing Europe’s vice president for government affairs and its director of strategy and market development report through Arthur.
Before joining Boeing, Arthur spent three decades of international government service with the British Diplomatic Service of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) followed by three years as a founding member of a UK-based business consultancy. From 2007 to 2010, he was British ambassador to Germany. Between 2003 and 2007, he was British high commissioner to India.
Arthur is a nonexecutive director of Diligenta (Tata Consultancy Services’ UK subsidiary), UK chairman of the Königswinter Foundation, an association member of Bupa, and a trustee of Orbis in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Arthur has a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating, he held a number of diplomatic posts in New York, Brussels, Paris, Bonn, London and Washington, D.C. These positions included FCO director general, director of Resources and principal finance officer for the Diplomatic Service. He was deputy chief of mission in Washington, D.C., during the last two years of the Clinton administration (1999 to 2001). He is fluent in three languages: English, French and German.
Mike Barsoski, Operations Manager
Mike Barsoski is the Operations Manager at Orion Industries where he has managed production since joining the team in 2015.
Mike began his career with Arnprior Aerospace as a Production Supervisor, managing daily operations and implementing Lean concepts throughout the facility. After relocating to the Seattle area Mike joined Flow International as the Production Manager where he oversaw the manufacture of leading edge waterjet cutting systems.
Prior to arriving at Orion, Mike served as the Vice President of Operations for HYDRO Systems USA where he helped substantially grow the ground support equipment business and break into new international markets. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Queens’ University and an MBA from City University of Seattle.
When not working or spending time with his family Mike can usually be found descending the local mountains on his skis or mountain bike.
Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director
Mary Kaye Bredeson
Ms. Bredeson is the Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing housed at Everett Community College.
For the past ten years she has brought her leadership skills to the Higher-Ed system in promoting and maintaining the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing as a recognizable and highly valuable component in Washington's economic and workforce development initiatives.
As the Executive Director, Ms. Bredeson works to encourage educational programs to share best practices and resources as well as providing a clear point of contact for industry employers to share their workforce needs with all 34 community and technical colleges as well as other education and training providers.
A member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of Flight since 2013, Bredeson is currently serving as secretary for the foundation. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the nationally recognized American Technology Education Council. Bredeson and her staff have been awarded several State and Federal grants in the past few years, including a $20 million DOL Round 1 TAACCCT consortium grant, a $10 million DOL Round 4 TAACCCT consortium grant, a $75,000 NIST grant, awarded to a community college for the first time ever to develop curriculum for Metrology as well as several other state funded aerospace grants.
Bredeson is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy, Lynnwood WA., in 1979. She is a graduate of the Certified Cisco Academy Instructors in 1993. She received the Exemplary Leadership Award from the Chair Leadership Academy, Mesa Community Colleges in 2013.
Marcus Bryson CBE, Chair
Marcus Bryson CBE
Marcus was appointed in 2015 by Her Majesty’s Government as Chairman Aerospace Hub at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He brings to Government his wealth of industrial experience to help drive increase UK aerospace exports and inward investment, working closely with the newly formed Department for International Trade.
Marcus’s extensive aerospace career included nine years as CEO of GKN Aerospace to 2015, and President of GKN from having held a series of senior finance and commercial roles with GKN and Westland (acquired by GKN in 1994). He was appointed to the Board of GKN plc in June 2007 and, in addition to Aerospace, assumed CEO responsibility for the Group’s Land Systems business in October 2011.
Marcus was the industry Chair of the joint UK industry/Government Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) from its inception in 2010 until July 2016. He was a driving force for the AGP and led the development of the UK industrial strategy for aerospace, first published in 2013, and now republished in 2016 to reflect changes in UK Government and the sector. Marcus also served as President of ADS (the UK national trade association for aerospace, defence, space, and security) from 2014 to 2106. He received a CBE in 2014 in recognition of his contributions to the aerospace industry.
Barry Eccleston, President
Barry joined Airbus in August 2005.
Prior to Airbus, he was VP and General Manager for Honeywell’s Propulsion Systems business, and earlier served as Honeywell’s VP of Commercial Aerospace for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has worked for Fairchild Dornier Corporation, Rolls-Royce and International Aero Engines.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Loughborough University and completed the International Executive program at the Institute of Management Development, Switzerland.
Barry is a private pilot, he has served as Chairman of the Washington, D.C. branch of the RAeS, past President of The Wings Club, and a past member of the Flight Safety Foundation Board of Governors, NBAA’s Associate Member Advisory Council, and the Aero Club of Washington, DC. He is Chairman (elect) of the British-American Business Association Board of Directors, and a board member of the National Aeronautic Association, and The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Virginia.
Gary Elliott, Chief Executive
Gary was appointed Chief Executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in April 2014, assuming responsibility for the strategic direction of the institute and its operational performance.
Prior to this, Gary was the Chief Executive of Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd a private equity backed aerospace OEM. During his tenure Gary led the business from its start-up phase into a mature business, winning and delivering a $600m contract for the US Army.
Previously Gary held a number of senior level positions within BAE SYSTEMS, NG Bailey and HBOS, working across a number of international markets. Gary holds a first class honours in Aeronautical Engineering from the Queens University of Belfast and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.
Robert Hodgman, Senior Planner
Robert Hodgman is the senior planner for WSDOT Aviation. Prior to filling this position he was the Aviation Division’s Statewide Capital Improvement Plan Program Manager. Mr. Hodgman joined WSDOT on April 1, 2012, after completing more than 24 years in Army Aviation and Military Capital Facilities Management.
He has an extensive background in aviation operations, facilities construction and maintenance, project management, managing statewide programs, and working with state and federal facilities planning and funding systems.
He has supervised the planning and programming of dozens of large and smallscale construction and maintenance projects throughout Washington state and personally managed ten vertical and horizontal construction projects including a 111,000 square foot, $23M National Guard Aviation Readiness Center on Fort Lewis/Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).
Mr. Hodgman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s in Business Administration from St. Martin’s University. He is a member of the Project Management Institute Olympia Chapter and is pursuing his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Dave Kingstone, Head of Business Development Americas, Intellicabin
Dave is a 35-year veteran at BAE Systems. Originally from the UK, he has spent the past 20 years in Seattle, supporting the company’s business with the commercial airline industry and Boeing.
His most recent assignment has been to help promote the growth of BAE Systems’ new range of smart cabin electronics marketed under the IntelliCabin® brand, which includes wireless in-flight entertainment (wIFE), in-seat power, attendant and lighting control panels and cabin management/service systems.
Dave’s experience with cabin products goes back to the 1990s, when he supported the introduction of first generation individual IFE systems for the Boeing 777 airplane. He was a leading member of the team that established the first IFE turnkey maintenance service for United Airlines’ 777 fleet, which at that time was a truly innovative business concept, but has subsequently been much copied and become an IFE industry benchmark.
Dave has since filled a number of business development roles in support of BAE Systems’ other commercial product lines, which includes flight and engine controls and a wide catalog of cockpit and cabin electronics products used across many Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier platforms.
Other valuable past experiences have been; flight test director responsible for the successful STC of Heads-Up Display used by American Airlines and South African Airways on their B737s. This also included managing the modification of a fleet aircraft, as well as leading and participating in all test and FAA certification flying.
Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist
Devin Liddell leads the brand strategy offer for design consultancy TEAGUE, working collaboratively with clients such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, The Boeing Company, Intel, JW Marriott, Microsoft, and SC Johnson to create research-driven brand strategies and consumer experiences.
With more than a decade of experience in brand strategy and design, Devin has worked across a broad spectrum of industries: aerospace, higher education, software/technology, food and beverage, and retail; his past clients include Amazon, GE, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Nordstrom, Seattle Symphony and Starbucks
His work has been featured in Brandweek and Brand Strategy, and he teaches regularly at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington.
Sean McClinton, Founder
A childhood passion for space led to the start of Sean McClinton’s exploration of commercial space opportunities more than a decade ago.
As the founder of SpaceToTravel and Space Entrepreneurs, Sean can be found leading the mission of space-infused adventures anywhere on or off Earth and running his Seattle-based entrepreneur’s organization, which is dedicated to catalyzing the growth of commercial space in the region.
With a background in sales and operations, working with Microsoft and Paccar, Sean is no stranger to starting new ventures including helping introduce a new Aloe Vera juice in the US and starting a first-of-its-kind online seasonal Christmas tree delivery and removal business.
With his present endeavors, he has had the great fortune to meet a number of astronauts and bright minds in the emerging commercial space sector and is excited for what the future holds.
When he’s not engaged in efforts to reach the great beyond, you can find Sean traveling, diving into the latest technologies or on the field coaching kids’ football.
Fiona McKay, Key Account Manager – Boeing
Fiona McKay works for Parker Aerospace as Key Account Manager to Boeing in Seattle, WA. Her principal responsibilities include supporting Parker Aerospace Group and the constituent Division businesses (each with different product lines) with the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, as an ambassador focused on premier execution and cultivating win-win conditions that foster growth opportunities with the airframer.
Fiona previously worked for Rolls-Royce in their Seattle office as Customer Business Director to Boeing. In this role she was responsible for developing the Boeing Account Management Plan and for managing the relationship between the Boeing and Rolls-Royce Sales and Marketing teams.
After graduating from Oxford University, Fiona taught in inner-city London as part of the Teach First social enterprise charity before joining the Rolls-Royce graduate program. During her career she has worked across multiple stages of the engine product lifecycle - from R&T, as project manager for future technologies, through in-service management of legacy products, where she brought a fuel burn enhancement package to market. She has experience in multiple business functions, including customer management, marketing, business management, business improvement, supply chain management, project management, cost management and services.
Fiona also has a Masters’ degree in Project Management.
In her spare time Fiona enjoys exploring Seattle and the US with her husband and her dog, particularly the wide variety of nature, geography and good food on offer. She also enjoys staying active through kickboxing, golf and paddle-boarding.
Ian McKelvie, Founder & CEO
Ian McKelvie is an internationally recognized leadership expert, consultant to FTSE 100 companies and acclaimed speaker. He thrives on challenges and inspires others to bring their best as he helps guide organizations culturally, behaviorally and strategically. Blending rich perspectives from a life shaped on four continents with an intense entrepreneurial mind, Ian is a catalyst who harnesses organizational strategy and leadership development to accelerate tangible, measureable results.
Ian’s perspective on business leadership was shaped by his more than two decades in marketing and finance. His leadership roles for Fortune 500 Firms including IBM and Xerox gave him in-the-trenches experience setting strategy and coaching teams to deliver exceptional results. As an entrepreneur, Ian has developed and led three successful start-ups.
A sought after speaker, Ian has delivered high-impact presentations to global audiences of all sizes for firms including Microsoft, Avanade, Point B, The Gates Foundation and Siemens. He consistently wins praise for his dynamic stage presence, his ability to connect with audiences and to deliver practical, relevant content that inspires action. His wealth of business experience combined with his conversational style makes him a powerful speaker on topics as diverse as leadership, business excellence, organizational culture and change management.
Ian received a BBA with a concentration in Finance and his MBA equivalent from Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is a recipient of Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Marketing Masters award.
Michel Merluzeau, Vice President
Michel Merluzeau is an expert in the areas of aerospace strategy and business development. He has more than two decades of experience in strategy and market analysis.
As a past managing partner at G2 Solutions, he led operations, group strategy, and the teams providing analysis and strategy to companies ranging from Forbes 500s to small Tier 3s/4s.
Prior to G2, Michel worked with Frost & Sullivan’s London and Silicon Valley headquarters on projects ranging from complex end-user surveys to new product launch strategies. He has also been involved in numerous strategic analyses for civilian and military markets.
Michel is a regular speaker at national and international aerospace and market analysis events, and he has been featured in a number of leading publications and media outlets.
David Pasquini, Trade & Investment Officer
David is responsible for developing and delivering the UK's investment and trade promotion strategy for the USA in the aerospace, space, defence, marine, chemicals and food and drink sectors.
David holds a BA in international affairs and immigration studies from the University of California, San Diego and worked in the international aftermarket auto parts sector prior to joining the UK Department for International Trade.
Kimberly Pearson, Regional Director for Europe, International Strategy & Business Development
Kimberly Pearson is the regional director for Europe for Boeing Commercial Airplanes International Strategy & Business Development. In this role, Ms. Pearson negotiates and manages industrial partnerships in these markets to expand Boeing’s commercial opportunities and global competitiveness.
Previously, Ms. Pearson was the Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) manager in Canada for Industrial Participation from 2007 to May 2011. Based in Ottawa, Ms. Pearson was BDS’ primary liaison to Canadian industry, trade organizations, government agencies, research groups and academic institutions. Ms. Pearson worked to develop potential Canadian suppliers and Industrial Participation projects and identify collaboration opportunities. She also helped develop and execute BDS’ Industrial Participation strategy for new business campaigns.
Ms. Pearson joined The Boeing Company in June 1991. Among her roles at the company, she was responsible for supplier integration for Commercial Airplanes’ 787 Program and managed implementation of tools, processes and training with global partners in support of engineering design activities.
A Seattle native, Pearson holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Washington and studied business and marketing at L'École Supérieure de Commerce in Nantes, France. She received a Masters certificate in project management from George Washington University in 2000 and became a Stanford certified project manager in August 2007. Pearson is also certified by the U.S. Department of Defense as a French linguist.
Jay Schmidt, Executive VP/General Manager
Jay Schmidt is the Executive Vice President & General Manager of Silicon Forest Electronics.
Mr. Schmidt has over 27 years experience in electronics manufacturing leadership supporting the aerospace, defense, unmanned systems and medical industries. He holds Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Concordia University.
He currently serves as a Board Member for the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and is on the Ambassador's Council for the Gateway-To-College National Network.
Mr. Schmidt also served as the primary instructor for the Clackamas Community College Manufacturing Leadership Academy for seven years.
Demetria "Lynn" Strickland, Executive Director
Demetria “Lynn” Strickland
Demetria “Lynn” Strickland has over 20+ years of management experience in the for-profit, military, non-profit, and state sectors. Lynn is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army where she served nine years domestically and abroad. After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, Lynn started her career in apprenticeship and education in 2004 at Skookum Education Services where she worked as a Human Relations Generalist, Apprenticeship Coordinator and Operations Manager.
In 2007, Strickland was hired by Bates Technical College to serve as Associate Dean where she supervised 14 apprenticeship programs, Continuing Education, and Boiler Certification. Strickland was promoted in 2011 to Dean of Instruction for the Construction and Manufacturing supervising 11 career training programs while keeping her previous responsibilities she had as Associate Dean.
In February of 2012, Lynn joined AJAC’s team as a Program Manager to supervise elements of the Air Washington grant, Part147 Aviation Maintenance Technician schools Fighting 147 group, AJAC’s Advanced Inspection and Manufacturing Mobile Training Unit (AIM-MTU), and the Manufacturing Academy pre-apprenticeship program. Lynn was promoted to Deputy Director in July 2012 and Executive Director in August 2014.
Lynn’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a Graduate Human Resources Certificate.
John Thornquist, Director
John serves as the Director of the Aerospace sector, appointed to the role by Governor Jay Inslee.
As director, John serves as the principal adviser on aerospace-related issues and coordinates activities to promote growth of the industry throughout the state.
Before joining Commerce, John served as CEO of Carbon Aerospace, an Everett-based aerospace firm, and co-founded Global Aerospace Systems, which later became Kaman Engineering Services. Under his leadership, Kaman was named Boeing Supplier of the Year.
John brings nearly three decades of experience in aerospace to his role as director of the state’s aerospace sector.
A lifelong Washington resident, he earned his MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Robin Twyman, Consul (Business & Govt. Affairs) Seattle
Robin Twyman took up his assignment as Consul (Business and Government Affairs), Seattle, in January 2013. He has served in the United States since 2009, previously working at the British Embassy in Washington DC as First Secretary (Trade Policy, Business Affairs and Agriculture).
Born in Canterbury, UK, in 1968, Robin joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1987. His diplomatic career has seen him serve overseas tours in America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. His assignments at home and abroad have covered a range of foreign policy, security policy and commercial diplomacy duties. In London, Robin managed the UK’s Afghanistan Counter Narcotics programme, led the FCO’s Falkland Islands team, and served as a Foreign Office spokesman. In Geneva, Robin was a UK delegate to the World Trade Organisation, covering trade disputes and the Doha Trade Round’s agriculture negotiations.
Robin is accompanied in Seattle by his wife, Laura (from Cleveland, Ohio), and their two daughters. They enjoy travelling, music and outdoor pursuits.
Barry Warburton, Aerospace & Advanced Engineering Sector Specialist; Board Member
Barry is known throughout the South West as a strong advocate of manufacturing and in particular aerospace. His drive and energy has ensured many projects have been secured to further develop the sector in its fight for global recognition.
Barry is currently fulfilling the role of Sector Specialist for Invest Bristol and Bath (IBB) His role is to encourage both overseas owned and indigenous companies within the South West to grow. His other role is to support IBB on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which over the last 3 years has proved very successful indeed. He is also a Board member of iAero the South West’s approach to innovation and R&D.
His previous roles have included the Chief Executive of WEAF (West of England Aerospace Forum), one of the leading Trade Associations in the UK, representing some 30% of the UK’s Aerospace and Defence industry.
Prior to this Barry held a central role at EEF – where he was been both Commercial Services Director and Head of External Affairs for the South West, playing a crucial role in drawing together manufacturing companies and lobbying for change and new initiatives to assist South West manufacturers develop their processes, networks and businesses.
Barry has been engaged within the manufacturing sector for more than 25 years through Supply Chain development initiatives including skills, business improvement and events.
Barry has spent many years in various management posts as a Change Manager driving forward the changes needed to make companies more competitive, improving quality and delivering on time.
Barry has been a Board member of the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service, the Regional Skills Partnership, Marine South West and finally was a member of the Aerospace Advisory Panel for the Aerohub at Newquay airport Cornwall.
|7:30am - 8:00am||NETWORKING BREAKFAST|
|8:00am - 8:15am||WELCOME|
|8:15am - 9:00am||CREATING IMPACT THROUGH CONVERSATION: The only real way that business leaders can create impact is through conversations and the network of relationships they have built. As markets, priorities and challenges change, leaders need to adapt and remain relevant by having a different set of conversations. Ian McKelvie, CEO of BECAUZ, will take us through the art and science of creating impact and results using five, fundamentally different types of conversations. Conversations that will give us better results. Understanding these approaches will set the tone for new ways of engaging, networking, learning and talking at the event. By having more intentional and strategic discussions, you will be able to really engage in the opportunities for learning and get even more out of your attendance.You’ll also learn how to take what you see, hear and learn back into your business more effectively, capturing the true value and putting it into practice when you return home.|
|9:00am - 9:30am||FUTURE OUTLOOK - AN INDUSTRY FORECAST FOR THE NEXT DECADE: The next decade will be one of transformation for the aerospace industry. As the production surge drives new business, production and reshapes competition, this session will examine the next decade ahead for the industry and present the commercial forecast for the future.|
|9:30am - 9:45am||BREAK|
|9:45am - 10:45am||THE NEXT DECADE OF CONNECTIVITY IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION: Advances in connectivity continue to transform industries and create all-new consumer experiences. So as connectivity ushers in new paradigms in how we interact with cars, live in our homes, and engage with the Internet of Things everywhere, what can we expect in the next 10 years? And what new products and services can we expect in commercial aviation? TEAGUE’s Devin Liddell, project lead for the airline of the future concept Poppi, will present a vision and then lead a conversation on the breakthroughs we should begin anticipating today in advance of what connectivity will bring to our industry in 2026.|
|10:45am - 11:15am||BOEING PROGRESS REPORT: Hear the latest news and updates from Boeing, and enjoy time for interactive Q&As.|
|11:15am - 11:45am||BREAKING BARRIERS & ENGAGING A NEW SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE: With their core foundation in social enterprise, hear how Orion Industries - one of the big suppliers to Boeing - is making an impact and a difference in today’s regional workforce development and breaking down the barriers to employment.|
|11:45am - 1:00pm||LUNCH|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||HARNESSING NEXT-GENERATION EMPLOYEES: A flood of millennials are entering into the world’s dynamic job market. With these new employees comes shifting demands and expectations. How can companies achieve a balance - harnessing next generation employees while continuing to retain valuable seasoned professionals? Our expert panel of speakers will explore the new communication efforts, generational retention and best practices to attract new employees, and discuss how new and existing programs – such as the UK’s Apprenticeship Program – are helping cultivate tomorrow’s workforce in the US and across the pond.|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||AIRBUS PROGRESS REPORT: Hear the latest news and updates from Airbus, and enjoy time for interactive Q&As.|
|2:30pm - 2:45pm||UK AEROSPACE GROWTH PARTNERSHIP - ACTION FOR COMPETITIVENESS & GROWTH: Hear from Marcus Bryson on the exciting progress that has been delivered through the UK’s Aerospace Growth Partnership, since his update of two years ago, and what lies ahead for the UK aerospace sector.|
|2:45pm - 3:00pm||BREAK & REFRESHMENTS|
|3:00pm - 4:15pm||INDUSTRY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES - OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMPETITIVE CLUSTER: Is a business expansion in your future? Is your company aware of valuable state and international business resources? Are you tapped into international programs that are encouraging sector collaboration and delivering innovative industry solutions? Get answers to these question and more. Our state government and international program experts are here to help! Come learn how to navigate the industry’s channels to gain valuable contacts, find best options for access and support, engage with dynamic international initiatives, and better understand opportunities in the competitive cluster to help ensure success for your company.|
|4:15pm - 5:00pm||THE RACE TO SPACE - EXPLORING THE NEW FRONTIER: The race to get into the “new business of space” is here and rapidly gaining momentum. End the day with a launch into this frontier of progressive mindsets and innovative approaches. Learn about the key players, industry growth projections, the potential for opportunities, and the outlook for the future, and explore whether this “new business of space” could be an avenue for your company to explore.|
|5:00pm - 6:30pm||CLOSING RECEPTION: Raise a glass and join us in commemorating Boeing’s 100th Anniversary. Hear about Boeing’s remarkable journey and memorable moments, while making new business contacts and reconnecting with colleagues.|
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