American Aerospace & Defense Summit 2016

December 6th & 7th, 2016
Starting at 7:00AM
Scottsdale, AZ
We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
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Key Speakers

Sergio Frias

VP, Contracts
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Dr. Alexander Eksir

VP, Quality & Mission Success
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Steve Shaknaitis

GE Honda Aero Engines

Scotty Miller

VP, Supply Chain
General Dynamics

Lt. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello


Dr. Steven Walker

Deputy Director
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Featured attendees at our last event

Key Themes

Join the discussion with over 120 industry peers as we delve into strategies to optimize manufacturing and R&D in American aerospace and defense; drive innovation in a competitive landscape, maximize supplier relationships, mitigate costs, identify growth opportunities and build quality throughout your system. Hear first-hand case studies and walk away with strategic insights on how to attract and retain top talent, and how to develop and implement a successful offset strategy in an ever changing market. This December we encourage you to join us for two days of thought provoking content and exceptional networking at the American Aerospace & Defense Summit 2015.

Manufacturing & Supply Chain
  • Maximizing production through optimizing workflow
  • Advanced manufacturing solutions
  • Innovations in Lean & OpEx
  • The emphasis on Quality Management
Supplier Oversight & Cost Optimization
  • Supplier Management that drives “should cost” mentality
  • Creating a robust requirements management strategy
  • Managing Counterfeit parts through the Supply Chain
  • Improved visibility with CMO's and other vendors
  • How the best companies approach growth opportunities
  • Introducing innovations into commercialized markets
  • The impact of additive printing in product innovation
  • Developing new engagement models with customers
  • Employee involvement in OEE and other optimization efforts
  • Talent Management as a driver to reduce labor costs
  • Identifying top performers and building the talent pipeline
  • Engaging people product & process across a diverse network


Excellent — very good mix of content and networking opportunities with Industry Leaders.
Michael Mowins
President, Global Licensing, Phillips Screw Company
Very Good. Concept was great and execution was very well done as well.
Leonard Dore
VP, Operations, Thermacore
Good, some great information and new contacts. Very informative on strategies and supply chain changes in being competitive.
Steve Millner
Director, Operations, Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company
Great Event, relevant presentations and discussion forums. Length and scheduling of presentations were exceptional, diversity of topics kept it interesting.
Eric Lau
Technology Sourcing Team Lead, Raytheon

Previous Venue

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
10438 North Fort Mcdowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
+1 (480) 789 5300

Discover the beauty, tranquility and culture of Arizona’s captivating Sonoran Desert at the AAA Four Diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. Located only 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The perfect resort for both work and play, the property is managed by and maintains close cultural ties to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

  • Championship We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Fort McDowell Casino