Transatlantic Aero_Defense Virtual Summi
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Hosted by British-American Business Connections and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, and presented by Boeing, join us this December to explore the state of the U.S., UK, and European aerospace and defense sectors, and supply chain opportunities. Expert speakers will share supply chain intelligence, insights into the global industry recovery, perspectives on the future of air travel post-COVID-19, and more, including a preview of DSEI 2021 in London and how you can be involved and connect on a global scale.



  • BABC & PNDC Members: $30 - use code BABCMEMBER

  • Young Professionals (under 35 years): $35 - use code YPTADS

  • BABC & PNDC Partners: $40 - use code PARTNERTADS

  • Non-Members: $50




Member of Parliament, Bournemouth East & former UK Government Minister at the Ministry of Defence 

Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University

Senior Manager, BDS Strategy, The Boeing Company

Emily Wittman

President & CEO, Aerospace Futures Alliance

Director of European Operations, J Lawrence Industries

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Managing Director – Strategy, Confident Travel Initiative, The Boeing Company

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Darren Hulst

Vice President, Commercial Marketing, The Boeing Company

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Principal, Renaissance Strategic Advisors

President, Boeing Europe Managing Director, United Kingdom & Ireland


Co-Founder, Infinite Sum Modelling, Inc.

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Director, Market Analysis & Strategy Commercial-Defence Markets, AirInsightResearch

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Lieutenant Colonel, Chief Technology Officer, AFWERX




A Global Recovery Amidst a Strong Defense Market

08:15AM - 08:45AM


  • TBA


Hear about the strength of the special relationship between the U.S., Pacific Northwest, and the UK, opportunities through a new UK-U.S. FTA, and the outlook for global recovery of the commercial aerospace sector, and continued opportunities with defense markets.


08:45AM - 08:55AM

Stretch your legs, grab a cuppa, and settle back to enjoy our next session.

State of the Aerospace & Defense Sectors in the U.S., UK & Europe

08:55AM - 09:40PM


  • TBA


Hear from aerospace and defense industry economists, analysts, and experts on the changes in aerospace around the world including how current events are reshaping aerospace manufacturing and the sector economy in different countries, and how these changes are impacting global business.


09:40AM - 09:50AM

Another opportunity to stretch your legs or take this time to make a virtual connection with another attendee and visit the Virtual Expo.

Current & Future Transatlantic Supply Chain Opportunities

09:50AM -  10:35AM


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Leading companies and organizations and their experts share insights on what aerospace and defense suppliers should be thinking about now and into the next year and a half ahead. Learn where suppliers will be needed the most, how best to continue engaging within the supply chain, cross-sector expansion and where companies might find potential opportunities, and the considerations such as certifications, country requirements and regulations and more.


10:35AM - 10:45AM

Another chance to visit virtually with new and familiar colleagues, and browse the Virtual Expo.

Defense: Advancing Opportunities & Innovations

10:45AM - 11:15AM


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Esteemed leaders from the UK Royal Air Force and U.S. Air Force share the respective strength of the technologically advanced military forces in the UK and U.S., sharing thoughts and a bit of inspiration around the importance of our armed forces, the supply chain to innovation and safety in the military, and how the sector continues to remain strong and opening the door to business.


11:15AM - 11:25AM

Another chance for a virtual conversation with colleagues, a visit to the Virtual Expo, or to refill your coffee mug.

The Future of Air Travel Post COVID-19

11:25AM - 12:10PM


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The realities of a post-COVID-19 world are posing new challenges to transportation – particularly air travel, which is all about density. Human mobility is a vector for disease and addressing the existing pandemic along with the future potential for brand-new infections will be critical. But could there be an opportunity? Explore the short-term and long-term strategies including:

  • A holistic response: restoring passenger confidence by moving beyond simply sanitizing and working toward compassionate behavioral change in passengers to move the needle.

  • Interconnected systems: pivoting away from unintentional vectors to develop superpowers for preventing, detecting, and containing outbreaks.

  • Radical transformation: what passengers and airlines will need to prepare for immediately and into the future.

  • The role of design: how design, and clean design, will be pivotal to reinstate warmth into automated interactions and help create emotional connections in environments that enforce physical separation.

DSEI: Connecting on a Global Scale

12:10PM - 12:20PM


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Get an introduction to the Defense and Security Equipment International trade show, taking place in London in 2021. DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders, and the entire defense and security supply chain on a global scale. Hear from PNDC on opportunities to participate in a delegation trip and how your company can find success through involvement and connecting with a climate for buyers from the UK.

Virtual Networking Opportunity

12:45PM - 1:30PM

Extend your participation in the Summit. Stay and continue your virtual connections and 1:1 virtual meetings.

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