Agenda

The preliminary agenda for the 2020 Aviation Week A&D Mergers and Acquisitions Conference will be available in late July. In the meantime, please refer to the agenda for the event held in October of 2019.

For details contact Joanna Speed or call +1-310-857-7691.

 

Wednesday - November 6, 2019

8:00-9:00 AM
Registration, Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by Lazard
Breakfast,  Wetherly Room and Terrace

9:00-9:05
Introduction, Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences, Aviation Week Network

9:05-9:20              
Welcome Address
Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D Investment Banking, Group, Lazard
Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director, CSP Associates 

9:20-10:00
Opening Address
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS - Thomas "Tom" Gentile, President & CEO

10:00-10:45         
Interactive Chat
AVIATION WEEK NETWORK - Joseph C. Anselmo, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology
STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS - Warren G. Lichtenstein, Executive Chairman, Steel Partners Holdings and Executive Chairman, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings

10:45-11:15
Coffee & Tea Break, Orchid Room, sponsored by Alderman & Company

11:15-12:15 PM
PANEL: AEROSPACE VS. DEFENSE - POSITIONING FOR THE 2020s 
Moderated by Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director, CSP Associates
AE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS - Jon Nemo, Senior Partner 
CANACCORD GENUITY - Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director
VALENCE SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES - Tracy Glende, CEO

12:15-1:30
Lunch, Wetherly Room and Terrace, sponsored by Valence Surface Technologies

1:30-2:15
PANEL: THE TREND CONTINUES - A DISCUSSION OF A&D SUPPLY CHAIN CONSOLIDATION
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
KELLSTROM DEFENSE - Chris Celtruda, CEO
NOVARIA GROUP - Colin Cohen, CFO

2:15-3:00
Interactive Chat: Moderated by Joseph C. Anselmo, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Week Network
CREDIT SUISSE - Robert Spingarn, Managing Director, Global Head - Aerospace & Defense Equity Research
AVIATION WEEK NETWORK - Sean Broderick, Senior Transport Editor

3:00-3:30
Afternoon Tea Break, Orchid Room, sponsored by Alderman & Company

3:30-4:15
PANEL: SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING M&A IN THE CURRENT REGULATORY AND DEAL LANDSCAPE
Moderated by John M. Pollack, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 
GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER - Judith Alison Lee, Partner
LAZARD - Stephen Henry, Managing Director, A&D Investment Banking Group
SAFRAN USA - Peter Nicholas Lengyel, President & CEO

4:15-5:30
PANEL: INVESTMENT TRENDS AND OUTLOOKS - WHAT WILL DRIVE AEROSPACE & DEFENSE M&A?
Moderated by Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D Investment Banking Group, Lazard
CONSOLIDATED AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING (CAM) - Peter C. George, CEO
CSP ASSOCIATES - Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director 
LIBERTY HALL CAPITAL PARTNERS - Rowan G.P. Taylor, Managing Partner 

5:30
Closing Comments
Michael J. Richter
Joanna Speed

5:30-7:00 PM
Cocktail Hour - Wetherly Room and Terrace sponsored by LazardCSP Associates, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, and Odyssey Investment Partners