Driving the Aerospace Alliance’s annual summit this year will be the theme, “What lies ahead,” focusing on advances in aerospace innovation and future technological developments in all sectors of the industry.
The Aerospace Alliance is a 4-state alliance hosted by the Secretaries of Commerce of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. The summit will take place on November 1-2, 2018 at The Grand Mariott Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear, Alabama.
The annual summit will feature presentations and discussions centered on subjects shaping aerospace today and tomorrow, and it is known for its insightful and vigorous discussions from industry executives and state leaders on subjects shaping aerospace today. The summit offers a range of expertise in aerospace advancements and education. The event draws leaders from the southeastern region, foremost companies in the industry, economic development and elected officials whose communities and regions have an aerospace focus, and university and workforce professionals whose programs specialize in the sector.
“Working together for almost a decade, the four states have significantly advanced the aerospace sector in the region. The Summit is a showcase for these efforts,” said Neal Wade, Aerospace Alliance chairman.
Advances in aircraft design; the Mission to Mars; private sector space initiatives, and technological innovations impacting all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, navigation and the human experience of flight will extend our knowledge and reshape the industry. National speakers from companies and organizations such as Airbus U.S. Manufacturing, Bell Helicopters, Elbit Systems of America, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Firehawk Helicopters, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Skunk Works, and others will address innovation driving industry change and growth, as well as advances in aircraft design; the Mission to Mars; private sector space initiatives, and technological innovations impacting all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, navigation and the human experience of flight.
Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield said, “Alabama is pleased to host the Aerospace Alliance Summit and to feature the aerospace companies and assets that have changed the face of this industry in the U.S.”