In light of the recent disruptions affecting global trade flows, the French-American Chamber of Commerce PNW has sought to gather experts across the international aerospace industry to address the challenges facing the aviation supply chain and the Airbus-Boeing duopoly.

This all-day air conference is the first of its kind and will feature five sessions of panel driven discussions, including breakfast, lunch, and a reception.

JANUARY 15, 2019 | 8:30 – 5:30 | THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT



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8:30am – 5:30pm

More details on speakers and panel discussions.

8:30am – 9:30am: Continental Breakfast/Networking

9:30am – 10:30am: GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Moderator: Ken Herbert |Canaccord Genuity

Panel Member: Yannick Assouad | Latecoère

Panel Member: Nicolas Bonleux | Liebherr

Panel Member: Jason Childs | Esterline


10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee Break 1

11:00am – 12:00pm: OEM 2030

Moderator: Ronald Epstein | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Panel Member: Sheila Remes | Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Invited)

Panel Member: Bob Lange | Airbus

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch



Moderator: Jon Ostrower | The Air Current

Panel Member: Devin Liddell | Teague

Panel Member: Karl Berg | Zunum Aero

Panel Member: Gary Weissel | Tronos Aviation Consulting


2:00pm – 2:30pm: Coffee Break 2


Moderator: George Ferguson | Bloomberg

Panel Member: Robin Twyman | Consul United Kingdom Office in Seattle

Panel Member: Brandon Lee | Consul General of Canada in Seattle (Invited)


3:30pm – 4:30pm: INDUSTRY 4.0

Moderator: Torsten Welte | SAP

Panel Member: Mike Stoecker Genesis System

Panel Member: Cédric Eloy | Amstrong by Daher

Panel Member: PACCAR (Invited)




5:00pm – 6:00pm: Reception

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Date and Location

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

8:30am – 5:30pm

The Museum of Flight, Seattle
Skyline Room


9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

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A leader in the field of Aerostructures and Interconnection systems, Latecoere works closely with the major aircraft manufacturers and airlines, from design through to production of its products.

The Latecoere Group has been operating in the aeronautics industry for one hundred years, consistently investing in R&T and new technology in order to develop cutting-edge solutions increasingly custom-tailored to requirements.


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The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the lead economic development engine for the city of Mobile and Mobile County. The region’s continuous economic development success can be contributed to the collaborative approach between the city, county, state, port, airport authority, local utilities, and educational entities. It provides ready access to the resources and agencies that help economic development projects succeed.

Organized in 1836, the Mobile Area Chamber is one of the nation’s oldest. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors awarded the Mobile Area Chamber a five-star rating, the highest given, for the third consecutive five-year period.



In business since 1983, Genesis Systems, IPG Photonics Company is a recognized leader in robotic systems integration.  Genesis Systems specializes in factory automation with robots for integrated robotic non-destructive inspection, including robotic ultrasonic inspection of carbon fiber composites, arc, spot and laser welding/cutting, adhesive application, material removal and material handling. With the governing objective to help clients win the productivity race, in-house capabilities and expertise are centered on the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated robot workcells. In addition, Genesis specializes in process related services such as computer aided engineering, (CAE) process simulation, lean manufacturing and other variation reduction techniques.