Agenda

For information about attending, speaking or sponsoring the 2021 Aviation Week A&D Mergers and Acquisitions Conference please contact Joanna Speed or call +1-310-893-4004.

 

Wednesday - November 10, 2021 

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

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

9:00-9:10
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 

9:10-9:40
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
Opening Address
Mark Suchinski, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Spirt AeroSystems

9:40-10:10
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH BOOM SUPERSONIC 
Blake Scholl, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph C. Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network 

10:10-10:40
Coffee & Tea Break - Orchid Room, sponsored by Moss Adams

10:40-11:25 
PANEL: State of the Commercial Aviation Industry 
Moderated by Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director, CSP Associates
EATON – Jimmy Yeh, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Marketing - Aerospace Group
ENJET AERO - Bruce Breckenridge, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
MORGAN STANLEY - Kristine T. Liwag, Executive Director 

11:25-11:55
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH NEW VISTA ACQUISITION CORP.
Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-President & Chief Operating Officer, and Joseph C. Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

11:55-12:10 PM
Refresher Break

12:10-1:00 
PANEL: State of the Defense Industry
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network  
ACORN GROWTH COMPANIES - Rick Nagel, Managing Partner 
KRATOS DEFENSE & SECURITY SOLUTIONS - Ben Goodwin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Government Affairs
JEFFERIES - Greg Konrad, Senior Vice President, Equity Research 
PRIMUS AEROSPACE - Randy Brodsky, President & Chief Executive Officer

1:00-2:00
Lunch - Wetherly Room and Terrace, sponsored by CSP Associates

2:00-3:00
PANEL: New Space and other Emerging Market Opportunities in M&A
Moderated by Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D Investment Banking Group, Lazard
BETA TECHNOLOGIES - Edward Eppler, Chief Financial Officer 
LAZARD GROWTH ACQUISITION - Eyal Ofir, Chief Executive Officer 
RELATIVITY SPACE - Mo Shahzad, Chief Financial Officer

3:00-3:15
Refresher Break

3:15-3:45
DISCUSSION: Exogenous Events and their Impact on M&A 
John M. Pollack, Partner, M&A, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and George J. Sampas, Partner, M&A, Sullivan & Cromwell

3:45-4:15
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH ACORN GROWTH COMPANIES 
Jim F. Bridenstine, Senior Advisor and Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network   

4:15-4:45
Afternoon Tea Break - Orchid Room, sponsored by Moss Adams

4:45-5:30
PANEL: What Will be the Breakout Opportunities in A&D M&A in 2022 and Beyond  
Moderated by Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D Investment Banking Group, Lazard
AE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS - Jon Nemo, Senior Partner
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY - Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director
ALDERMAN & COMPANY - William H. Alderman, President

5:30
Closing Comments
Michael J. Richter
Joanna Speed


5:30-7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception - Wetherly Room and Terrace, sponsored by LazardCSP AssociatesGibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Sullivan & Cromwell