Preliminary 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.

 

Thursday - November 11, 2021 

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

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 

9:20-9:50
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
Opening Address
Thomas (Tom) Gentile, President & Chief Executive Officer, Spirt AeroSystems
Moderated by Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director, CSP Associates

9:50-10:20
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH BOOM SUPERSONIC 
Blake Scholl, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph C. Anselmo, Senior Vice President & Editorial Director, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Week Network 

10:25-11:00
Coffee & Tea Break - Orchid Room, sponsored by Moss Adams

11:00-12:00 PM
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 - Kristin T. Liwag, Executive Director 
Speaker invited

12:00-12:35
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH NEW VISTA ACQUISITION CORP.
Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-President & Chief Operating Officer, and Joseph C. Anselmo, Senior Vice President & Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

12:35-1:20
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 - Ben Goodwin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Government Affairs
JEFFERIES - Sheila Kahyaoglu, Managing Director, Equity Research 
PRIMUS AEROSPACE - Randy Brodsky, President & Chief Executive Officer

1:30-2:30
Lunch - Wetherly Room and Terrace, sponsorship available 

2:30-3:30
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

3:30-4:05
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH ACORN GROWTH COMPANIES 
Jim F. Bridenstine, Senior Advisor and Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network   

4:05-4:30
Afternoon Tea Break - Orchid Room, sponsored by Moss Adams

4:30-5:30
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