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2017 Aerospace, Aviation, Defense + Manufacturing Conference

For members of the Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, + Manufacturing community, the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) is offering a major opportunity for you to connect with potential new partners in June. The Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and RevAZ are hosting the sixth annual Conference for Arizona’s Aerospace, Aviation, Defense + Manufacturing Community on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at ASU SkySong. 

For defense contractors, the event will be your chance to take the spotlight as you explain your needs with subcontractors. For smaller manufacturers and service providers, you will be able to talk directly with A&D decision-makers to learn how to best meet their requirements. To register for the event click here.

Conference Agenda:
12:30pm – 1:00pm | Registration opens/Expo Open
1:00pm -1:10pm | Conference opening remarks 
1:10pm – 1:30pm | Speaker #1 – Robert Witwer, Vice President of Advanced Technology, Honeywell Aerospace Engineering & Technology
1:30pm – 2:15pm| Aerospace/Manufacturing Expert Panel – State of Metal Additive Manufacturing in Arizona – Joe Manzo, CEO, Titan Industries (Moderator); Michael Kenworthy, Chief Engineer – Additive Manufacturing for Honeywell Aerospace; Chad Spalt, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager from Raytheon Missile Systems;  Dhruv Bhate, Senior Technologist PADT
2:15pm – 3:00pm | Manufacturers, Service Providers and Mexican Aerospace Cluster Presentations – Presenter companies include: RevAZ; Sustaining Edge Solutions; Flexera Software; Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies; Michael Seltzer, Benchmark Electronics
 3:00pm – 3:15pm | Break 
3:15pm – 3:35pm | Speaker #2 – Stephen M. Simi, Vice President and Program Manager, US Military Aviation and TES-SAVi AWESUM(R)
3:45pm – 4:30pm | Keynote Speaker – Grant A. Anderson, P.E., President & CEO, Co-Founder, Paragon Space Development Corporation
4:30pm | Closing remarks
4:30pm – 6:00pm | Cocktails and Networking

For sponsorship information please contact the AZTC at

Event Sponsors/Exhibitors:
Arizona Commerce Authority – Partner Sponsor
AccountabilIT, LLC – Silver Sponsor
Nuanced Media – Silver Sponsor
Trans-West Network Solutions – Silver Sponsor
Sustaining Edge Solutions – Service Provider Sponsor
Flexera Software – Service Provider Sponsor
Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies – Service Provider Sponsor
MultiTable – Table Top Sponsor
Gate6 – Table Top Sponsor

RevAZ is Arizona’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center created through a partnership between the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) whose goal is to become the central resource for technical assistance and all things manufacturing for Arizona’s existing community of small and medium-sized manufacturers.

RevAZ offers products and services that match the needs of manufacturing companies in Arizona and provides focused, concrete advice, training and hands-on assistance in growing businesses and improving profitability.

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) The Arizona Commerce Authority is the state’s aggressive, premier economic development agency tasked with improving Arizona’s overall economy through the creation of quality jobs.  The ACA focuses on the attraction of valuable business to Arizona, the expansion of existing business and the creation of new business.   Armed with a host of some of the most competitive incentives in the county, the ACA assists companies within Arizona, around the country and around the world.  Target industries include aerospace and defense, semiconductors, bioscience, optics and renewable energy.


ASU SkySong
1365 N Scottsdale Rd
Building #3, Rooms 130/135
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Thursday June 22, 2017


12:30 PM - 5:30 PM


  • AZTC Members - $35
  • Non AZTC Members - $50


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