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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Special Activities and Networking

    Special Activities and Networking

    Business-to-Business (B2B) Networking

    The B2B Networking Event will enable both our prime and our small business constituencies to learn about the latest technology opportunities, to form new alliances and partnerships, and to maximize business resources. Companies will outline what they’re looking for in partnerships, followed by one-on-one matchmaking and detailed discussion about programs and opportunities.


    Monday, 12 August 2013

    0900-1030 hrs – B2B Panel Discussion

    Delores Alexander, Director – Supplier Management Shared Service Group, The Boeing Company (bio)

    Mary Simmerman, Vice President F-35 Supply Chain Management, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (bio)


    1030-1100 hrs – Break

    1100-1330 hrs – Matchmaking and  Lunch 

    Suppliers will sign up for 15 minute matchmaking session with the prime contractors. Schedules will be developed on site before the event and during the 30 minute break.

    Registration is required for this event, which is complimentary for AIAA corporate members. This is a separate event and AIAA invites all suppliers to attend the AVIATION 2013 conference.

    Networking Breakfasts

    Monday–Wednesday, 12–14 August 2013, 0700–0800 hrs
    Start the day sharing breakfast and discussion with colleagues and new contacts.

    Networking Coffee Breaks

    Monday–Wednesday, 12–14 August 2013
    Morning and afternoon coffee breaks offer additional opportunities to meet with colleagues and develop new business relationships. Times will be noted in the final program.


    Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 1130–1300 hrs
    Keynote: Richard A. Clarke, Chairman and CEO, Good Harbor Risk Management, LLC  

    Wednesday 14 August 2013 1200–1300 hrs
    Keynote: Richard L. Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, The Teal Group 

    The Aircraft Market in an Age of Extremes: Industry Overview and Forecast

    Welcome Happy Hour

    Monday, 12 August 2013, 1700–1800 hrs
    Catch up with old and new colleagues. Talk business. Share stories. Unwind.

    Reception at the Museum of Flying

    Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 1800–2000 hrs
    Sponsored by Gulfstream. Enjoy an evening reception among exhibits on the history of flight and the development of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California. The museum has nearly two dozen aircraft and a broad collection of aviation art, rare artifacts, and ephemera from famous aviators. This event, with heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine, is included in the full conference registration. Transportation is included.


    Sponsored by:   gulfstream_logo

    Closing Reception 

    Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 1800–1900 hrs
    Join us on the outdoor lawn (weather permitting) for drinks and discussion. What was the most surprising piece of information you learned at AIAA AVIATION 2013? How will you apply what you learned when you return to work? Who did you meet? What should we focus on for 2014?

    Also, come fly with us and participate in the paper airplane contest! Build your paper airplane using the template provided or create your own unique design. Fly your plane towards a specified target for the chance to win free registration to the AIAA AVIATION 2014 Forum in Atlanta, Georgia! Contest details and rules will be provided on site. Sign up at the registration desk – space is limited!


    Sponsored by:   Lockheed Martin Logo

    AIAA Awards Presentation

    Recognizing individuals who have made outstanding achievements has long been a tradition at AIAA.  During the conference, the AIAA  Aircraft Design Award, the AIAA F. E. Newbold/VSTOL Award, and the AIAA History Manuscript Award will be presented. Dates and location to be determined.