2019 Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Manufacturing Conference


Thursday, June 20, 2019  |  ASU SkySong

Register to attend the eighth annual Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Manufacturing Conference.
The Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Arizona MEP are hosting the eighth annual Conference for Arizona’s Aerospace, Aviation, Defense + Manufacturing community on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at ASU SkySong. 


Attendees will gain a full understanding of the latest trends, challenges, and forecasts in the aerospace manufacturing industry, and hear insider knowledge from industry professionals. From amazing exhibitors to keynote speakers and expert panels, this is an event you do not want to miss.


Industry manufacturers or services providers also have the opportunity to apply for their chance to present their knowledge and expertise to Arizona’s Aerospace, Aviation, Defense + Manufacturing community.




Registration + expo opens
Opening remarks
1:10pm – 1:45pm
Manufacturers + service-provider presentations:
Arizona MEP (ACA)
In-Position Technologies
Renishaw Inc.
1:45pm – 2:30pm
Expert manufacturing panel:
The Winds of Change in Manufacturing

Eric Miller, co-founder and principal, PADT (moderator)
Leib Bolel, president and CEO, Arizona Israel Technology Alliance
Calline Sanchez, vice president, IBM WW Systems Services & Technical Universities
Rhiannon Sherrard, director of operations and Mesa Site Leader, Boeing

2:30pm – 3:15pm
Keynote Speaker: The Aerospace Industry in Transformation
Mike Stewart, vice president of Honeywell Aerospace, Advanced Technology
3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Expert aerospace, aviation and defense panel:
Bringing Innovation back into Aerospace & Defense

Jerry Gross, senior project manager, Benchmark (moderator)
Marti McCurdy, CEO, Spirit Electronics
Joseph Marvin, president, Prime Solutions Group
Callie Groth, owner, BlackBar Engineering
John Celigoy, vice president of business development, Able Aerospace


4:15pm – 5:00pm
Closing keynote speaker:
Ron Garan, USAF (Ret.)
SVP OF Mission Operations, World View Enterprises

Ron is a highly decorated combat fighter pilot, test pilot, explorer, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Ron traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of the Earth over 178 days in space and 27 hours of EVA during four spacewalks. He flew on both the U.S. Space Shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Ron is also an aquanaut and has conducted research in Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research laboratory and is author of the highly acclaimed book, The Orbital Perspective.

Closing remarks
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cocktails and networking

Manufacturers & Service Providers Presentations:

Are you a manufacturer or services provider for the aerospace, aviation or defense industry? Now is your chance to present at the event! With the Manufacturers & Service Provider Sponsorship, your company will have 5-7 minutes to present during the 2:30 – 3:15 segment. This sponsorship is limited to six companies so secure your sponsorship today by contacting [email protected].

Cost to attend:

AZTC Members: $40
Non-AZTC Members: $60

Event sponsorship opportunities:

Sponsorship starts at just $500 for this event. 
Contact [email protected] to learn about the various sponsorship opportunities.





























Interested in learning more about event sponsorship?

Sponsorship starts at just $500 for this event. 
Contact us at [email protected] to become a sponsor.


1365 N. Scottsdale Rd
Building #3, rooms 130/135
Scottsdale , AZ 85255


ASU SkySong


June 20, 2019


12:30 PM - 6:00 PM


[AZTC Member - $40] [Non-AZTC Member - $60]