Program at a glance

February 25-26, 2019

February 25, 2019

7:30 Connecting Breakfast, Sky Market & Deli- Catering

8:00 Welcome: Master of Ceremonies: Stephen Guine, Senior Manager, Northrop Grumman

8:05 Welcome: The Honorable Jim Lane, Mayor, City of Scottsdale
 

8:20 Session 1: Aerospace Global Market & Strategic Partnership,

Chair & Moderator:
Brigitte Santaella, President, Arizona Aerospace and Defense Association

 

8:20 Keynote: “Space Market Opportunities and Challenges”,

Kirby Ikin, Chairman of the Board, National Space Society, Washington DC

8:50 Keynote: “Boeing Global Security Operations Center in Mesa: All-Hazards, All-Threats, All the Time”,

Jeremy Rodrigues, Senior Manager, Boeing
 

9:10 Panel: Aerospace Global Market & Strategic Partnership
Ligia McLean, Senior Manager, Boeing

David Dietz, Senior Director, Program Management Office, Honeywell

The Honorable John Allen, Arizona State Representative, Chapter Co-Chair, Aerospace States Association
Arnaldo Soto, Chairman & CEO, AQST Space Systems
Lynn Spencer, Economic Development, Falcon Field Airport

 

09:45 Connecting Coffee, Sky Market & Deli- Catering

10:15 Session 2: Disruptive Success Factors for Small / Mid – Size Companies to Collaborate with Large Companies,

Chair & Moderator:

David Garafano, Executive Director, Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (AZ MEP)

10:15 Keynote: “A&D Collaboration and Success

Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority

10:45 Presentation: “Supply Chain Flight Plan”

Seema Phull, Principal, ForeOptics

 

11:00 Panel: Disruptive Success Factors for Small / Mid – Size Companies to

Collaborate with Large Companies
Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
Tim Grein, President, Walbar
Seema Phull, Principal, ForeOptics

Ligia McLean, Senior Manager, Boeing


11:45 Networking Lunch, Va Bene Italian Restaurant, Catering


12:45 Session 3: Space, Opportunities to Partnerships, Arizona Impact,

Chair & Moderator:

Scott Smas, Program Manager, ASU New Space, Arizona State University
 

12:45 Presentation: “Launch to Market Faster, Scalable Solutions for the Satellite Market”, Alex Rodriguez, Vice President, Government and External Relations,Vector Launch


13:00 Presentation: “Water in Space, Paragon Roadmap to Success in Space in Thermal Control and Life Support”, Grant Anderson, President & CEO, Co-
Founder, Paragon

 

13:15 Presentation: “New S pace Initiative, Global Collaboration and Roadmap to Success”
Scott Smas, Program Manager, ASU New Space, Arizona State University

13:30 Panel: Space, Opportunities to Partnerships, Arizona Impact
Alex Rodriguez, VP Government & External Relations, Vector Launch
Stephen Guine, Senior Manager, Northrop Grumman
Joe Zuckerbrow, Director, Military and National Programs, Honeywell
Kirby Ikin, Chairman of the Board, National Space Society, Washington DC
Grant Anderson, President, CEO & Co-Founder, Paragon

14:00 Connecting Coffee, Sky Market & Deli- Catering 

 

14:30 Session 4: Opportunities to Partner with Global Aerospace Clusters, Chair & Moderator

Doug Bruhnke, Founder and CEO, Global Chamber


14:30 Presentation: “Stronger Together – Connecting Aerospace Clusters Since 2006”, Andrzej Rybka, Director, Polish Aerospace Cluster, EU/ Poland

14:45 Presentation: "State of the Industry in Hungary", Attila Danku, Investment and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Hungary

15:00 Presentation: "Aerospace Clusters in Malesia" CH loh, Director, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) 

15:10 Presentation: “ Investment Opportunities in Mexicali”, Xavier Sanchez,
Director, Investment Development Commission of Mexicali

15:20 Presentation: “Baja California: A Place to Collaborate in Aerospace”, Estivali Orozco, Baja Aerospace Cluster, Economic Development of Baja California

 

15:30 Panel: Opportunities to Partner with Global Aerospace Clusters

Andrzej Rybka, Director, Polish Aerospace Cluster, EU/ Poland
Attila Danku, Consulate General of Hungary
Xavier Sanchez, Investment Development Commission of Mexicali
Estivali Orozco, Economic Development of Baja California
CH Loh, Director, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Stephen Fleming, VP Strategic Business Initiatives, University of Arizona

16:00 Bus pickup from Sky Song parking lot (please sign up)

17:00 - 19:30 Ghost Town Dinner

Goldfield Ghost Town - Mammoth Steakhouse
4650 North Mammoth Mine Road, Goldfield, Arizona, 85219

 

Myth Busters, High School Students

Moderator:

Carol Farabee, President & CEO, Young Writers Foundation,

Dr. Joanna Szydlo-Moore, Power of Technology for Youth
Sponsors Thank You: Stephen Guine, Senior Manager, Northrop Grumman
Partners Awards: Michael Patterson, Partner, Spencer Fane
Industry Awards: Doug Bruhnke, Founder and CEO, Global Chamber
Students Innovation Awards: Steven Zylstra, President, Arizona Technology Council

 

For More Detailed Information Contact:

Dr. Joanna Szydlo-Moore

Americas Aerospace Cluster

Tel: +1 425-783-9777

info@americasaerocluster.org

​SkySong Center
1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257, USA

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Email: drjoannamoore@circculus.com

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