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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Announces Defense, Space and Security Conference October 8 in Seattle


SEATTLE, WA – July 8, 2014 – Leading defense industry speakers will discuss how global policy changes, declining procurement budgets and life extensions on legacy aircraft are creating new opportunities for aerospace and defense manufactures and suppliers at Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s Annual Defense, Space and Security Conference on October 8 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The one day aerospace conference will analyze defense, space and UAV market trends; explore how shrinking budgets, enhanced ISR capabilities and production delays are creating supply chain opportunities; and explain what increasingly sophisticated cyber campaigns will mean for regional aerospace businesses.

“As governments around the globe reconfigure budgets to match new defense and security postures and new factors threaten to affect international space programs, supply chain opportunities are changing rapidly,” said PNAA’s Executive Director Melanie Jordan.  “PNAA is assembling an unrivaled line up of industry experts to explain how these changes will impact regional businesses.  Whether you supply parts for commercial or military jets, restore legacy aircraft, manufacture satellites and sensors or are considering expanding your reach into unmanned systems, you won’t want to miss this conference.  It will provide the information and contacts you need for success now and in the future,” Jordan said.

PNAA’s Conference features nine industry speakers including military analyst JJ Gertler; Boeing’s Defense, Space, and Security Director Jim Eisenhart; Cascade Aerospace CEO Benjamin Boehm; Planetary Resources’ Vice President of Space Development Chris Voorhees; Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Executive Director Roger Myers; 406Space Systems’ CEO William Hosack; Guardtime’s Chief Technology Officer Matthew Johnson; UAS experts Ron Stearns of G2 Solutions and Eric Folkestad of Arcturus UAV and Cascade UAV and others.

Conference Topics Include:
  • The state of the defense industry
  • New opportunities in space
  • Cyber security: The gap in mission assurance
  • Developments in the domestic and international UAV marketplace
  • Legacy Programs: Creating profitable MRO opportunities in engines, avionics & aerostructures
  • Future Think: How changes in today's defense, space & security industries will launch tomorrow's opportunities for success.

About PNAA:

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance is a coalition of aerospace companies dedicated to promoting the growth and success of the region’s most important industry.  For over 13 years, PNAA has provided programs that deliver market intelligence and business networking opportunities to strengthen and enhance the aerospace community.  Our members represent every segment of the industry and are responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying parts for companies across the globe.

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