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Aerospace Industry, Department of Defense and Commercial Leaders to Connect with North Carolina Businesses in Winston-Salem

The Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr, United States Senator Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business (NCMBC) will host the 2018 Southeast Region Aerospace Supply and Services Summit on August 15-16 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Remarks on behalf of North Carolina will be provided by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.  

The Southeast Region Aerospace Supply and Services Summit is a business development and teaming event focused on identifying aerospace challenges and demands, highlighting opportunities and showcasing regional capabilities to provide solutions to military and commercial customers.  The goal is to facilitate connections that will optimize the success of aerospace programs, businesses and organizations. The intent is to develop and grow strong relationships among military, industry, government, commercial, public-private partnerships and other aerospace-related organizations to fuel vibrant aerospace industry growth in the southeast region.

“The theme of the Summit is ‘becoming an approved (and preferred) provider’ to DoD, government, commercial and private aerospace organizations and companies,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director, NCMBC. “The Summit will showcase companies within the southeast US engaged in manufacturing, logistics, research and development and other aerospace-related activities.  The event will connect suppliers and service providers with national aerospace primes, first-tier subs and both military and civilian aerospace customers.” 

Keynote remarks will be provided by: 

  • Brigadier General Linda S. Hurry, Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation
  • Don Davis, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Vertex Aerospace, LLC

The Summit program is functionally organized and will feature sessions focused on supplying and providing services to the aerospace industry.  

Sessions include: 

  • Department of Defense and Federal Agency: Supply Chain
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems: Policy, Legislation, Manufacturing, Operations, Training and Maintenance
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Prime & Tier 1: Supply Chain
  • Department of Defense and Federal Agency: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
  • Southeast Aerospace and Aviation Growth and Improvement Forum
  • Commercial Marketplace: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) 

Prime and Tier 1 companies in attendance include (not limited to): 

  • GE Aviation
  • HAECO Americas
  • Leonardo DRS
  • LORD Corporation
  • MAG Aerospace
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • Sikorsky – a Lockheed Martin Company
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

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The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.

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