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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 9, 2014


Governor Inslee to speak at Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s Annual Conference Dinner


Governor InsleeLYNNWOOD, WA – January 9, 2014 – Governor Jay Inslee will be the keynote dinner speaker at Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s 13th Annual Aerospace Conference in Lynnwood, on February 5 at 6 p.m.  This will be the Governor’s second appearance at PNAA’s event.

“PNAA is pleased that Governor Inslee will be joining us at our conference again this year,” said PNAA Executive Director Melanie Jordan. “Last year, the Governor laid out his vision for Washington’s Aerospace Industry.  This year, will be an excellent opportunity for him to address changes and opportunities in the aerospace industry.”

According to PNAA’s Chairman JC Hall, “The recent vote by Boeing’s Machinists secured Boeing’s future in Washington for the next decade.  However, it also demonstrated how fragile an industry could be.  With a large portion of our workforce ready to retire in five years, we need to know that the Governor is working to keep our industry healthy and strong.  Washington State must be prepared tackle transportation, workforce training and education issues.  We need to make our industry more resilient by creating additional aerospace relationships.”

This year’s conference, What’s Driving Change in the Aerospace Industry, features commercial and defense industry forecasts by one of the country’s leading aerospace analysts, Richard Aboulafia; product and program updates from top level executives from ten OEMs including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Rolls Royce, GE, Pratt & Whitney; and critical insight and analysis on the relevant issues by industry experts.

Conference attendees will gain insights into current and future production programs and learn how Boeing’s decision on the 777X site will impact manufacturers, state economies and the supply chain.

Local aerospace analyst Scott Hamilton will give an overview of the global airline industry, while other experts present on production rates and speculate on the aircraft production “bubble.”  Alaska Airlines’ Brad Tilden will share his insights on survival in an era of mega-carriers, and attendees will get eagerly awaited updates on the Airbus 350, Bombardier CSeries and Embraer’s E-Jet E2 Second Generation aircraft.  Rounding out the conference is the highly desirable and successful Suppliers Fair where sellers meet buyers and build mutually beneficial business opportunities.


About PNAA:

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) is a non-profit organization that has been promoting the growth and success of the aerospace industry in the Northwest for over 13 years. Its primary purpose is to assist members in being globally competitive. This is accomplished through frequent educational and networking events and informing members and participants of important industry changes and business opportunities.

Additional conference information and registration is available at:

Agenda:
http://www.pnaa.net/images/Events/Conference/2014_Conference/Agenda/2014_pnaa_conference_agenda.pdf

Registration:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1326173
http://www.pnaa.net/events/annual-conference/82-events/192-2013-aerospace-conference