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Market insights and new business opportunities for aerospace suppliers

Facts and future prospects for your business development plan

Note for those registering on Tuesday or Wednesday

When you book onto this event you receive an immediate acknowledgement email. Check your spam if you don't. If you book within 24 hours of the start you will receive joining instructions by email (we send them in batches).

If you haven't received joining instructions shortly before the event, email joanne.cole@midlandsaerospace.org.uk


The season's must-have event!

Right now, aerospace companies need to acquire as much market intelligence and insight as they possibly can, and assess all relevant market opportunities.
The MAA has therefore organised a big virtual day of intelligence and opportunities.


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This event is sponsored by MAA Prime member Heller Machine Tools



Morning session

  • How long will the downturn last, and when will aviation, aerospace manufacturing and MRO rates recover? with Klaus Mueller, Senior Advisor, AeroDynamic Advisory (the leading global aerospace consultants)
  • An insight into new aircraft wing systems and the GKN Global Technology Centre, with Stephen Cowan, VP of the Global Technology Centre UK, GKN Aerospace - Civil Airframes and Chair, Aerospace Growth Partnership Manufacturing and Supply Chain Working Group 
  • The UK Combat Air Strategy and the Tempest programme: what opportunities for the aerospace supply chain? with Andrew Kennedy, Strategic Campaigns Director, FCAS, and Carla Timmins, Head of Strategic Partnering and Supply Chain, FCAS, BAE Systems
  • How you can work collaboratively in aircraft Through Life Service to secure new, longer, more profitable opportunities, with Clive Lewis, Managing Partner, Achieving the Difference


Afternoon session

  • Where business opportunities can arise out of the major shifts in the aerospace industry caused by the pandemic, with Denzil J. Lawrence, Global Supplier Development, Boeing Enterprise Operations, Finance and Sustainability
  • Current and future state of the civil aerospace market: views up and down the supply chain tiers from a company at the heart of it, with Dominic Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Gardner Aerospace and Director, Midlands Aerospace Alliance
  • Ideas for how to re-align your organisation's core competencies and capabilities with emerging new market opportunities, with Samantha Buckton, VP Procurement & Commercial, Bromford Industries and Director, Midlands Aerospace Alliance
  • Business opportunities in the rail industry supply chain: what prospects for aerospace companies? with Elaine Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Forum Midlands
  • A space industry cluster for the West Midlands? with Dr. Chloe Billing, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
  • Building hybrid electric aircraft in the UK, with Kamran Iqbal, Founder and CEO, Electric Aviation Group (EAG)


Chairing and commentary

  • Dr Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance
  • Alan Dunbar, Director Aerospace, Thyssenkrupp Aerospace and Director, Midlands Aerospace Alliance and Chair, MAA Business Development Group


Book your place now

This event is free of charge for MAA member companies.

MAA member   Free of charge
Non-member company £100 per delegate

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