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Aero Engine Forum Birmingham: MAA Annual Conference & B2B Meetings

Superb international conference and customer-supplier B2B meetings

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Day One: MAA Annual Conference

Days Two & Three: B2B Meetings


Organised by

 BCI MAA logo

Endorsed by 

Rolls Royce logo

In partnership with  

MOOG logo

In association with

UTC Aerospace logo


The booking system is now closed. If you have an enquiry about this event email info@midlandsaerospace.org.uk.

Updated this week! Preliminary list of 90+ participants for days two and three B2B meetings now available!

Aero Engine Forum Birmingham, 18 - 20 April 2017, is a supply chain event that brings together engine makers and first-tier systems makers with the entire supply chain.

On this page:

Day One MAA Annual Conference

Day One Conference agenda

Days Two and Three B2B Meetings

What industry leaders say . . .

MAA Annual Conference Sponsors

MAA Annual Conference registration rates

Book your place now


Day One Conference

On day one AEF Birmingham will feature a major international conference at the International Convention Centre - Birmingham, coordinated by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance. Prominent engine makers and first-tier companies will explain what technologies and capabilities they need from their suppliers today and tomorrow. 

Draft agenda

10:00 Registration, coffee and networking

11:00 Session 1 keynote speakers

  • Denzil Lawrence, Industry Collaboration Representative, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. What Boeing wants tomorrow: propulsion and systems
  • Colin Turner, Technical Exploitation Manager, Leonardo Helicopters Yeovil. Vertical take off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air systems (UAS): propulsion and systems requirements in the supply chain

12:45 Lunch and networking

13:45 Session 2 keynote speakers

  • Mike Whitehead, Chief Engineer and Head of Programme – UltraFan® Technologies, Rolls-Royce. UltraFan®: Rolls-Royce’s next generation aero engines and what they will mean for the supply chain.
  • Mark Scully, Head of Technology – Advanced Systems & Propulsion, Aerospace Technology Institute. Raising Ambition: strategic technology opportunities

15:30 Afternoon tea and networking

16:00 Session 3 keynote speakers

  • Steve Parker, Director of Engineering, Meggitt PLCAirborne gas turbine engines: future directions from an equipment supplier’s perspective
  • Robert Hupfer, General Manager Actuation, UTC Aerospace SystemsTitle TBC.
  • Jonathan Murday, Director of Business Development and Programmes, Moog Aircraft Control Components SectorInnovation in the supply chain: the challenges of identifying your customer and matching their needs

17:45 Conference close, reception and networking

19:15 End of day, participants staying for Days Two and Three B2B meetings make own dinner arrangements

Click here to download the full agenda. Click here to see the delegate rates and to book your place at the conference on day one.

Days Two and Three B2B Meetings

On days two and three engineering, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet through pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. All participants will be able to sign up, identify and request meetings with relevant contacts prior to the event. Schedules of meetings, based on those choices, will be pre-arranged. The one-to-one meetings will be held at the same venue. For more information about the B2B days and to book your place for days two and three go to the BCI Aerospace Aero Engine Forum website. Prices start from £2800 for UK companies. Click here for the preliminary list of participants.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be a member of the MAA or another aerospace organisation to attend either part of this event.

What industry leaders say . . .

"At Rolls-Royce our suppliers make a vital contribution to our performance. We encourage them to work openly and collaboratively with us to deliver operational excellence, innovation and competitiveness. Rolls-Royce will continue to support boosting UK aerospace capability through the Aerospace Growth Partnership and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), as well as Sharing in Growth and the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP). We are delighted to be part of the Birmingham Aero Engine Forum and we hope to see many of our suppliers and partners, both existing and new, there."

Colin Smith

Colin Smith, Group President, Rolls-Royce plc

"Moog are delighted to have the opportunity to support this event which will enable us to engage with high quality suppliers to the Aero Engine marketplace."

Stuart mclachan 

Stuart Mclachlan, Group Vice President & General Manager, Aircraft Control Components Sector, 
Moog Aircraft Group       


"Predicted air passenger numbers are expected to grow to unprecedented levels with some organisations anticipating total passenger growth set to double to 7 billion by 2034. Being able to take full advantage of the predicted increases in air travel demand and the expectation that China will overtake the US as the world’s largest passenger market by 2030 is of vital importance to everyone connected with the aerospace industry. The aerospace business and supply chain in the West Midlands has a vital role in that growth and expansion. UTC Aerospace Systems looks forward to this year’s Aero Engine Forum to help drive innovation and excellence in the aerospace industry."

Robert Hupfer  Robert Hupfer, Actuation Systems General Manager Wolverhampton, UTC Aerospace Systems  


"It is my pleasure to welcome the international aerospace industry to Birmingham, UK. We may not make aircraft but we do make superb aircraft engines and a wide range of innovative hydro-mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. I am honoured to join Rolls-Royce, Moog, UTC Aerospace Systems, BCI Aerospace and all of our aerospace suppliers in hosting this outstanding event in the Midlands."

Andrew Mair Dr Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance 
The MAA and BCI Aerospace look forward to seeing you there! 

Download the event flyer:

Aero Engine Forum Birmingham 2017 flyer

MAA Conference

For the day one Midlands Aerospace Alliance conference see below.  

To book for days two and three go to the BCI Aerospace Aero Engine Forum website. PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be a member of the MAA or another aerospace organisation to attend either part of this event.

The MAA conference in March 2016 drew a record 175 particpants. Keynote presentations included Airbus Group UK, GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, UTC Aerospace Systems, ADS, Aerospace Growth Partnership, Aston Business School, Sharing in Growth and 29(R) Squadron RAF Coningsby. Read the MAA conference 2016 report here

Prestigious sponsorship opportunities for the day one conference are also available - for more information contact Anne Esterson, MAA Operations manager - 024 7643 0250.


Conference Sponsors

Silver sponsors

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Business Birmingham
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Bronze sponsors

Argenta Logo RGB

Consilium Recruit Logo AW

Consult Avila large

ITI Logo

Smithers Rapra logo

Our media partner - Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine

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Day one MAA conference registration rates for 2017

 First participantAdditional participants
MAA member £250 £175
Member of partner organisation (ADS, AWF, FAC, NWAA, WEAF) £300 £225
Non-member £350 £350

Click here to check if your company is a member of the MAA. Please state in the notes box below if are are a member of a regional alliance as per the above information.

Book your place for now

The booking system is now closed. If you have an enquiry about this event email info@midlandsaerospace.org.uk. Please note we will not be able to respond to any emails sent after midday Monday 17th April.