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Southeast Region Aerospace Supplier & Advanced Manufacturing Summit

Southeast Region Aerospace Supplier & Advanced Manufacturing Summit to connect businesses with military customers, prime contractors first-tier subcontractors, manufacturers and suppliers

WINSTON-SALEM (AUG 15, 2016) – United States Senator Richard Burr, United States Senator Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) will host the 2016 Southeast Region Aerospace Supplier and Advanced Manufacturing (SEASAM) Summit at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem on August 16-17, 2016.
The SEASAM Summit is a regional business development and teaming event focused on current and future defense, commercial and general aviation business opportunities. An expansion of previous North Carolina Aerospace Supplier Conferences, the SEASAM will showcase companies in the southeast region engaged in advanced manufacturing and aerospace-related activities, and will connect suppliers and service providers with national aerospace primes, first-tier subs and both military and civilian aerospace customers.

  • United States Senator Richard Burr
  • Barry Eccleston, President, Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • Steve Kinskie, Operations Officer and Chief of Staff, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation
  • John Watts, Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Communication, Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Highlights of the 2016 program include keynote and panel remarks by the above guests, eight breakout sessions and three “Meet and Greet” sessions, to include:

  • How To Do Business with Airbus Americas featuring executives from procurement
  • Military MRO: Forecast, Requirements, Opportunities and Processes featuring US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center, Fleet
  • Readiness Center East, Rolls-Royce and L-3 Vertex Aerospace
  • Research and Development and Technology Insertion: SBIR and Technology Transition Opportunities in Military & Civilian Aerospace
  • Commercial MRO: Forecast, Requirements, Opportunities and Processes
  • AS Certification for Aerospace Businesses: What Your Business Needs To Know
  • How To Do Business With Lockheed Martin, featuring supply chain representatives for the F-35 program
  • Unmanned Aerospace Systems: Policy, Production, Operations and Maintenance
  • Components, Assemblies & Parts: Forecast, Requirements, Opportunities & Processes
  • Advanced Manufacturing for Military and Civilian Aerospace
  • Global Opportunities and Export Assistance Resources for Aerospace Businesses
  • “Meet and Greet” sessions: Airbus Americas, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, federal and state agencies and military representatives

“These breakout sessions and ‘meet and greet’ sessions offer participating companies the opportunity to sit in the same room with several prime contractors, first-tier subs, and Department of Defense and federal agency representatives,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the North Carolina Military Business Center.  “In order to be successful, it is critical for businesses that are engaged or interested in the aerospace marketplace to know not only the current needs, but also the future needs of all potential customers, including primes, other subcontractors and military buyers in North Carolina and beyond.”
Additionally, a free training session, “International Traffic in Arms Regulation” is available for registered participants of the SEASAM Summit presented by the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC).
For more information or to register for the Summit, visit:

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About the NCMBC.  The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).  The mission of the NCMBC is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities for economic development and quality of life in North Carolina.  The NCMBC’s primary goal is to help existing businesses identify, bid on and win military and other federal contracts.  The Department of Defense has an annual impact of $48 billion and is the second largest sector of North Carolina’s economy (12% GDP).  With six major military bases, 116 National Guard and 40 Army Reserve facilities and the third highest number of military personnel in the country, the State of North Carolina created the NCMBC to leverage opportunities with these installations and with DoD commands worldwide.

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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