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 – 6:30 | THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT


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8:30am – 6:30pm

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Moderator: George Ferguson | Bloomberg

Panel Member: Frances Doherty| Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panel Member: Nelson Dong | Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panel Member: Robin Toth | WA State Department of Commerce

10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee Break 1

11:00am – 12:00pm: OEM 2030

Moderator: Ronald Epstein | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Panel Member: Lindsey Douglas | Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Panel Member: Bob Lange | Airbus

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch



Moderator: Jon Ostrower | The Air Current

Panel Member: Devin Liddell | Teague

Panel Member: Roei Ganzarski | magniX

Panel Member: Gary Weissel | Tronos Aviation Consulting


2:00pm – 2:30pm: Coffee Break 2

2:30pm – 3:30pm: GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Moderator: Ken Herbert |Canaccord Genuity

Panel Member: Yannick Assouad | Latecoère

Panel Member: Nicolas Bonleux | Liebherr

Panel Member: Jason Childs | Esterline


3:30pm – 4:30pm: INDUSTRY 4.0

Moderator: Torsten Welte | SAP

Panel Member: Mike Stoecker Genesis System

Panel Member: Cédric Eloy | Armstrong by Daher

Panel Member: Beckett Jackson | Boeing HorizonX





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Date and Location

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

8:30am – 6:30pm

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.



Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 91,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its markets. Based on a strategy of standing out through innovation, Safran undertakes extensive Research & Development programs.


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Satys is a French industrial and international group, present in 12 countries and 71 sites in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia. The company is active in aircraft sealing and painting, in engineering and manufacturing of airline & VIP interiors, in cabling and wire assemblies for the energy, medical, aerospace and railway sectors and surface treatment for aerospace industry.

The group employs 3100 persons worldwide and benefits from numerous certifications. The group equally benefits from a unique training academy for painters in Toulouse and a research & development division, including a lab run by Expiris.



Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance is a coalition of aerospace companies that serve North America’s largest commercial aerospace manufacturing cluster which centers round The Boeing Company just outside of Seattle, Washington. With members and affiliates around the world, PNAA strengthens the manufacturing supply chain through dynamic events designed to inform aerospace leaders, connect aerospace interests, and inspire industry collaboration and innovation.

PNAA hosts a number of conferences, workshops and symposiums throughout the year that are designed to connect companies within the aerospace supply chain.

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The Washington State Department of Commerce’s mission is to strengthen communities in Washington. They are the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. They administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on helping communities achieve positive growth. Their key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. They also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, both public and private. Together they work to support the Governor’s priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.