Preliminary Agenda

For information about the 2019 Aviation Week A&D Mergers and Acquisitions Conference,  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, sponsorship available

9:00-9:15
Welcome Address and Introduction, Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences, Aviation Week Network
Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Global Head of A&D Investment Banking Group, Lazard
Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director, CSP Associates

9:15-10:00
Opening Address

10:00-10:45
Keynote Speaker
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS - Thomas "Tom" Gentile, President & CEO

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, Partner 
CANACCORD GENUITY - Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director
Panelists invited

12:15-1:15
Lunch, Wetherly Room and Terrace, sponsorship available

1:15-2:15
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 - Bryan Perkins, CEO & Co-Founder
Panelists invited

2:15-3:00
Interactive Chat: Moderated by Joseph C. Anselmo, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Week Network
L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES - Christopher E. Kubasik, Vice Chairman, President & COO

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 Lee, Partner
LAZARD - Stephen Henry, Managing Director, A&D Investment Banking Group
Panelists invited

4:15-5:15
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
CSP ASSOCIATES - Dr. Brad M. Meslin, Senior Managing Director
LIBERTY HALL CAPITAL PARTNERS - Rowan G.P. Taylor, Managing Partner 
Panelist invited

5:15-5:30
Closing Comments
Michael J. Richter
Joanna Speed

5:30-6:30 PM
Cocktail Hour - Wetherly Room and Terrace
sponsored by LazardCSP Associates, and Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher