December 4-5, 2024

American Aerospace & Defense Summit

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa - Glendale, AZ

2023 Featured Speakers
  • Amy Johnson

    VP, Defense Electronics, Land and Air Systems
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

  • Donna M. Shafer

    Associate Center Director, Johnson Space Center
    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space

  • Peter Lengyel

    President and CEO
    Safran USA

  • Kim Smith

    VP, Total Quality, Global Services

  • Adaora Nelson

    VP, Quality and Mission Assurance

  • Dominic Perez

    Chief Technical Officer
    Curtiss Wright


Featured Attendees

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About the Event

Join the discussion with over 150 of your fellow aerospace & defense leaders, as we delve into strategies to optimize supply chain, manufacturing, engineering and technology initiatives in the American Aerospace & Defense industry. At our aerospace & defense event, we’ll focus on how to drive innovation in a competitive landscape, maximize supplier relationships, mitigate costs, assess operational standards, identify growth opportunities and build quality throughout your operations.

Hear first-hand case studies at our executive aerospace conference, 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.

Key Themes

Supply Chain

  • Managing third-party supplier relationships
  • Remaining agile during uncertain economic times
  • Mitigating threats and risks throughout supply chain operations
  • Incorporation new technologies and blockchain strategies


  • Prioritizing product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Leveraging automation methods to enhance quality and affordability
  • Building sustainable quality systems
  • Executing organizational initiatives that enhance supplier excellence


  • Maximizing production through optimizing workflow
  • Advanced aerospace manufacturing and technology solutions
  • Leading global teams in complex aerospace manufacturing environments
  • Innovations in Lean & OpEx

Engineering & Technology

  • Enhancing operational capabilities with the latest technology solutions
  • The art of a digital transformation
  • Prioritizing training with new IT integrations
  • Optimizing quality, safety and productivity with advanced engineering systems

The American Aerospace & Defense Summit Experience

Sponsor Testimonials

“First time at the conference, I love the format of talks and the one-on-one engagement meetings. It was a great way to get to connect with companies that have interest and the timing of the meetings and pace was perfect.!”
Dominic Rickard, North American Sales Manager @ Prima Power Laserdyne
“My overall experience was very positive! Communication during the event by Generis was excellent. The Generis app was very user-friendly and helpful. The speaker lineup and topics were terrific.”
Lex Hemeyer, Senior Vice President @ Arizona Commerce Authority
"It was very enjoyable. The vast majority of speakers were engaging and it was a great networking opportunity."

Amy Holladay, Industrial Engineer @ Boeing

“Highly informative and great opportunity to connect with industry peers. This has been a wonderful experience!”
Ashley Foreman, Facilities Manager @ Lockheed Martin
“Great, intimate event packed full of good learning coupled with networking opportunities.”
Janet Jenkins, Director, Supply Chain @ Wisk Aero
“The quality of the show is always great! Good to learn about what’s important to the industry.”
Robert Morales, Engineering Manager @ Super Radiator Coils

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Become a Sponsor

Generis’ sponsorship opportunities provide unparalleled access to VPs, Directors and Senior Executives in the aerospace & defense industry. Build your best path to conversion at our aerospace conference, through direct engagement and generate measurable results using our customized packages, extensive networking opportunities, and organized 1-to-1 meetings!

Marketing 365

Our trademarked Marketing 365 initiative allows you to extend your brand beyond our brick-and-mortar aerospace & defense event to include content sharing, original content generation and more – all as part of your package! include content sharing, blog posts, social sharing, original content generation and more – all as part of your package!


At our executive aerospace & defense event, our one-to-one meetings go beyond speed dating, providing you with the opportunity to pre-qualify potential meeting candidates and make adjustments to your meeting schedule before the onsite one-to-one meeting.


We limit the number of sponsors  at our aerospace summit to ensure that quality interactions occur on the floor. We bring only the most relevant, capable and credible thought leaders to our events to meet with our aerospace & defense delegates and speaker faculty.

executive attendees

Generis summits are invitation only. Registrations are only granted to delegates who meet our strict qualification and seniority standards.

speaking opportunities

Unlike other aerospace conferences, speaking opportunities at Generis events are tailored to your needs. We offer you direct access to a highly targeted audience that makes the decision on what their business will do next.


Full access to specific and detailed business intelligence on each attending delegate including a detailed profile and their key areas of focus/investment via our proprietary attendee database.

To ensure the exclusivity of our aerospace & defense event, we have password protected our pages. Access is granted to qualified individuals and companies who meet the requirements for attendance. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and the range of services offered in our packages, please contact us  and we will follow up with you shortly.

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Knowledge Center

The Generis American Aerospace & Defense Summit brings together innovative, exciting and timely content delivered by today's top minds within the industry Visit our Knowledge Center to view the full library of sessions presented at our past conferences, eBooks, infographics and interviews.

Paul Lauro

GM, Procurement & Requirement Management Operations
Department of Defense

Leveraging a Supply Chain Perspective on Procurement; Workforce Management as a Springboard for Cost Advantage

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available:  Slides |  Video

Lorinda Lewis

Senior Director, Continuous Improvement
Oshkosh Defense

Driving Lean Enterprise Wide: Opportunities for Efficiency and Cost Reduction Throughout the Organization

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available:  Slides

Dr. Alexander Eksir

VP, Quality & Mission Success
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Standardization, Simplification & Cooperation as a Driver for Program Execution

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available:  Slides |  Video


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