AERO/AUTO SYMPOSIUM AND 2020 INDUSTRY FORECASTS

DAY 1 — AFTERNOON SESSION

The Aero/Auto Symposium and 2020 Industry Forecast will take place on the first day of the conference, Tuesday, Oct. 29th, beginning at Noon. The event will include the Aerospace Luncheon with two keynote speakers. After the luncheon, a gourmet dessert and coffee bar will be provided, and individual economic forecasts for the tire, automobile and aerospace industries will follow a keynote by SC Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt. The cost is $95 to attend the afternoon session. Corporate tables of eight are also available. See agenda below.

Noon

Aerospace Luncheon: New Technologies, New Horizons

Steve Townes

Nick Bowman

With an annual economic impact of $19 billion, the aerospace sector has evolved into a major pillar of the state’s economy. The SC aerospace cluster now includes 400+ firms and 22,000+ employees and 5,200 new jobs have been announced since 2011. See what all the fuss is about.

Keynote Speaker: Steve Townes, CEO, Ranger Aerospace

Keynote Speaker: Nick Bowman, VP, Operational Excellence, GKN Aerospace.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Lockheed Martin

 

Bobby Hitt

1:30 p.m.

2020 Industry Economic Forecasts: What Does the Future Hold?

Keynote Speaker: Bobby Hitt, SC Secretary of Commerce

 

 

Industry: TIRE

Forecaster: TBA

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Roebuck Construction

 

Industry: AUTOMOBILE

Forecaster: TBA

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Price Waterhouse Coopers

 

Industry: AEROSPACE, MILITARY & DEFENSE

Forecaster: Mike Fox, general manager and site director, Lockheed Martin

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Safran

 

Industry: AEROSPACE, FLIGHT FLEET

Forecaster: Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Ranger Aerospace