Conferences & workshops

With the Aerospace Meetings Paris participate to high level conferences lead by referent actors of the aeronautics industry, 20th and 21st of June.

All the conferences will be held in English.

1/ Panel Discussion : “Strategic and critical issues of a global supply chain”

Wednesday 21st June – 10:10am - In the Auditorium of the Conference Center (Hall 2C)

Panel discussion moderated by Thierry Dubois, France Bureau Chief, Aviation Week

Recent experience has shown that, while airframers are delivering on their planned ramp-up for major programs, a quality issue at a supplier can have a significant impact. A serious problem may emerge at Tier 1 but also Tier 2 or 3. What can OEMs do to ensure their supply chain performs as hoped? How do they ensure critical suppliers remain bust-proof? Representatives from major OEMS on both sides of the Atlantic -- speak out.
With the participation of :

Pierre Cardin, Head of Procurement Strategy & Services

Jim Vounassis, Chief Transformation and Procurement Officer

            Josef Gropper, Director & Chief Operating Officer (COO) -
                                                            Production, Purchasing and Asset Investments

Speakers, decision leaders, to be confirmed soon.


2/ Conferences

"How to do business with?" conferences

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June, in the B2B Meetings area.

These sessions are exclusively presented by large OEMs. They aim to provide the industry a deeper understanding of the OEMs supply chain strategies. A rare occasion for the suppliers who are ready to cope with ongoing or future changes.
Conferences Program

Tuesday 20th June from 10:10 am to 10:40am: 

 Become a LATECOERE Strategic Group Partner: Expectations, golden rules and opportunities
Thierry Mootz, Chief Operating Officer 
Latécoère is focusing on its supplier panel industrial performance to bring them to the level expected by our customers. Our  Group has to be prepared to manage the transition towards new programs and new customers. The  success story of those  new industrializations and associated ramp up request a perfect operational performance but  Latécoère also expects a proactive attitude from its suppliers to propose cost reduction initiative to meet our  customers’ expectations. Our purchasing  department is working hard to propose global commodity strategies with  suppliers able to perform the best industrial,  commercial and technical performance. Those strategic partners are  selected to support our new future challenges through  their differentiating factors (globalization, innovation capacity,  value creation, etc.).

Tuesday 20th June from 10:50am to 11:20am:
 A Collaborative Supply Chain to Innovate and Grow Together
Quick & permanent evolution of the services offered to the End Users imposes strong proximity & responsiveness with our Customers and, to reflect importance of purchased portion in our systems, with our Key suppliers.
Consequently, the relationship with our suppliers is as much as possible fair & balanced:
- TAS suppliers are more involved in TAS products strategy;
- TAS also deployed tools and processes aiming in identifying innovative suppliers and helping them to Grow;
- New “promising” out of Space domain Suppliers are also considered, particularly when they are already working in constrained environments (Automotive, Aerospace, …etc)
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Tuesday 20th June from 11:30am to 12:00pm:

 How to do business with  SABENA TECHNICS BOD
Luc Nicaudie - Vice President Purchasing
SABENA TECHNICS is the first independent MRO in Europe. We offer services adapted to operators and aircraft manufacturers in the Part145 and Part21 environments.
Our engineering department allows us to offer integrations of avionics, cabin and specific systems (IFE, Antennas, Optronic balls, Anti-missile systems).
The Purchasing Department needs suppliers who can meet these needs. The challenges are technical but above all to find suppliers capable of meeting the requirements of our customers.

Wednesday 21st June from 11:30am to 12:00pm:

Doing business with Airbus – Challenges and Opportunities

Pierre Cardin – Head of Procurement Strategy & Services
The civil aviation market is currently benefitting from very positive perspectives and this applies to AIRBUS and its whole supply chain. Beyond this very appealing statement it represents as well industrial, commercial and technical challenges to be overcome by all players at any level of the chain. Further than the industrial excellence which is expected from all our suppliers, some differentiating factors are now becoming critical when strategic partner are selected (globalization, innovation capacity, value creation, etc.). The presentation aims at presenting the AIRBUS sourcing strategy and ambition for its Supply Chain.

Wednesday 21st June from 02:40pm to 03:10pm:

 In cabin upgrades the time matters – key success factors to minimize your downtime

In the competitive aviation industry, more and more airlines are 
looking to enhance the cabin experience with refreshed interior designs and advanced IFE systems to offer added value to their passengers. 
SR Technics Center of Excellence for Cabin Modifications has a 
proven track record of on-time delivery in complex cabin modifications and turnkey solutions.
In this presentation Michael Sattler, Head of Aircraft Services at SR Technics shares with you the latest trends, key success factors for complex cabin projects and some recent examples how SR Technics has helped its clients to optimize their cabin layouts and upgrade IFE systems in combination with the maintenance work in record of time.

Non-Exhibitors Package 2017 : B2B meetings + Conferences: €1.500 excl VAT
Exhibitors Package 2017 : B2B meetings + Conferences: € 500 excl VAT

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'International Aerospace Markets ' conferences

Tuesday 20th June – in the B2B Meetings area

Conferences Program
Tuesday 20th June from 2:40pm to 3:10pm:
     United States Cybersecurity Requirements: How Companies Can Protect Their U.S. Aerospace Data
     from United States Regulatory Threats

                                                     Franklin C.Turner - Partner                          Alexander W.Major - Partner                             

New and dynamic cybersecurity, IT, security, privacy, and data protection standards are set to impact all United States aerospace and defense contractors by the end of 2017.  International companies and their U.S.-based subsidiaries must understand the types of data protection, security controls, and requirements that U.S. federal procurement contracts mandate or risk significant penalties by regulators tasked to punish non-compliant companies. This presentation simplifies the complex maze of regulations, publications, and protocols the U.S. Government and its Department of Defense now requires contractors to follow by marching attendees through each in an effort to provide an overview of the key regulations, explain how each works and how they relate to the other, and, most importantly, teach attendees how their companies can meet these seemingly complicated and complex cybersecurity standards.
Tuesday 20 June from 3:20pm to 3:50pm:
Success Story of OSSA Members in Turkish Defense and Aviation Industries

Ece Haykir - Coordinator
OSSA is a cluster representing 176 manufacturer SME’s with over 7750 staff in Turkey. OSSA is an interface between procurement authorities, universities and industry. OSSA members’ capabilities are mainly in machining, electronics, composite, plastic enjection, surface improvement, R&D, final products and so on.

Tuesday 20th June from 4:00pm to 4:30pm:
Moroccan Aerospace Industry: the most competitive base at the gate of Europe

Maria El Filali - General Director
Maria El Filali, General Director, GIMAS
Morocco ranks as the 15th aerospace base in the world, and 8th country in terms of Investments in aeronautics. It host more than 100 companies, with majors OEM established such as SAFRAN Group, Stelia, Bombardier, Boeing,  UTC, SAFRAN, Thales, Zodiac Aerospace, Eaton, Alcoa, and many well referenced SME’s.
The cost-competitive conditions and governmental incentives allowed for the booming of this industry with leading-edge capabilities and capacity to deliver highly complex added-valued equipment.
The Industrial Acceleration plan and the signature with Boeing for a historical contract to attract more than 120 suppliers in Morocco represent a major opportunity to companies based in Europe and seeking new outsourcing or investing opportunities.

The conference will highlight the following topics:
  • Global overview on Moroccan economy and structural projects
  • Moroccan Aerospace Supply Chain
  • Case studies of major OEM’s
  • Testimony of companies
  • Governmental strategy for Export

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