BABC 2016 Aerospace Conference: Planning for the Future Aircraft

Tuesday, October 04th

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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!

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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. 

Event Speakers

Sir Michael Arthur, President & Managing Director Boeing Europe & Boeing UK and Ireland
Mike Barsoski, Operations Manager Orion Industries
Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing
Marcus Bryson CBE, Chair UK Aerospace Hub
Barry Eccleston, President Airbus Americas, Inc.
Gary Elliott, Chief Executive Aerospace Technology Institute
Robert Hodgman, Senior Planner WA State Dept. of Transportation, Aviation Division
Dave Kingstone, Head of Business Development Americas, Intellicabin BAE Systems
Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist Teague
Sean McClinton, Founder Space Entrepreneurs
Fiona McKay, Key Account Manager – Boeing Parker Aerospace
Ian McKelvie, Founder & CEO BECAUZ
Michel Merluzeau, Vice President Global Aerospace Strategy & Business Development
David Pasquini, Trade & Investment Officer Department for International Trade
Kimberly Pearson, Regional Director for Europe, International Strategy & Business Development Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Jay Schmidt, Executive VP/General Manager Silicon Forest Electronics
Demetria "Lynn" Strickland, Executive Director Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee
John Thornquist, Director Governor's Office of Aerospace, Washington State
Robin Twyman, Consul (Business & Govt. Affairs) Seattle UK Government Office
Barry Warburton, Aerospace & Advanced Engineering Sector Specialist; Board Member Invest Bristol and Bath; iAero

Event Program

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.

Ticket Information

Registration Has Closed for This Event

- Member (BABC, PNAA, FACC): $275
- Non-member: $325
- Young professional: $125 (35 yrs and under)