Aviation Week Network's SpeedNews Conferences will host two of its premier Conferences at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, providing global aerospace and aviation leaders, executives and decision makers with targeted industry information, data, updates, forecasts and professional networking opportunities.
The SpeedNews 8th Annual Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference (RMC), developed for executives in the dynamic global commercial and military aircraft markets, kicks off these unique back-to-back events on March 12, 2018. At RMC, industry experts and insiders will cover topics of interest for equipment OEMs, sub-tier manufacturers, material and parts suppliers, supply chain executives, market analysts, and investment bankers. Attending Delegates will be presented with supply chain strategies, demand outlook for aerospace part manufacturers, market and supplier trends, and an update on the impact of new materials challenging traditional material manufacturing. This event is sponsored by Aero Metals Alliance, Aries Manufacturing, Constellium, Toray Composite Materials America, and Valence Surface Technologies.
Immediately following RMC, the SpeedNews 32nd Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference (ASC) will take place on March 12-14, 2018 and will bring together equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, aviation analysts, financial institutions, and marketing executives. During the event, aircraft and engine manufacturers will present attending Delegates with status reports on product strategies and market developments. Industry experts will provide production and delivery forecasts and review the current economic status of the industry. Supply chain management, maintenance and subcontractor issues will also be addressed. This event is sponsored by Alabama Department of Commerce, CFM International, CIRCOR Aerospace, CIT Bank, and Valence Surface Technologies.
At ASC, the 4th Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award will be presented to the individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and collaboration across the global aerospace and defense supply chain. The award honors the legacy of the man who founded SpeedNews in 1979, the aviation industry's newsletter of record, and established its annual suppliers Conference in 1987. David P. Storch, Chairman & CEO of AAR, was the award's inaugural winner in 2015. Scott A. Smith, President of AMI Metals, received the award in 2016. In 2017, the award was presented to Jim Downey, Co-Founder of EnCore Aerospace. Nominations are being accepted through February 21, 2018.
A special cocktail reception will be held on the evening of March 12, 2018 for Delegates of both the RMC and ASC Conferences.