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The 14th Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing & R&D Summit is the premium forum bringing leading manufacturing and engineering executives from global aerospace and defense manufacturers and solution providers together.

The one-on-one business meetings provide access to senior manufacturing and engineering executives within the largest aerospace and defense companies globally. A thorough selection process ensures a qualified audience, which grants unparalleled business and networking opportunities in a luxurious and stimulating environment.

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About the Event

What makes this Summit Different


The  Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing and R&D Summit's cutting edge sessions and comprehensive content offer you access to strategic business information, unique expertise and new solutions to related challenges.


Meet face to face with the world’s top manufacturing executives, discuss and debate strategies with the most knowledgeable engineering experts and rapidly build a network of new business relationships.

Our focus on exclusivity remains unwavering and it gives you a huge competitive advantage. Teach your peers and learn from them with the comfort of the luxurious Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.



© Copyright 2018 Marcus Evans

February 25-26, 2019

Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, NV

Aerospace & Defense 

Manufacturing & R&D Summit 

Daryl Taylor

VP & General Manager, U.S. Manufacturing Facility
Airbus Americas 

Vice President, Engineering
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Frank Flores

Laura Ely

Head of Technology, Aerostructures North America
GKN Aerospace

Jeremy Green

Vice President, Engineering & R&D
Zodiac Seats US

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Recent Distinguished Speakers

The primary objective of the 14th Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing and R&D Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to manufacturing and engineering best practices and their application as business drivers for innovation and growth. The Summit's program topics have been pinpointed and validated by senior executives from the aerospace and defense manufacturing community as the top critical issues they face. 

Key issues for 2019 include:

Advanced Manufacturing

Emerging Technology

Developing Progressive Approaches to Address the Global Talent Shortage

The Disruptive Transition of Additive Manufacturing 

Improving Risk, Reliability and Visibility in Your Supply Chain

Some of the Key Topics

A strictly invitation-only event; selection of delegates according to criteria such as scope of responsibility and size of company

Restricted number of delegates in order to facilitate successful networking opportunities

Personalized summit and meeting schedule to suit individual requirements and provide an efficient use of time

Keynote presentations, case studies and interactive sessions by world-class industry experts and pioneers

A relaxed but professional business environment, in which to explore new ideas, strategies and technical developments with industry colleagues, experts and peers

Access to the secured summit website, providing information on other delegates and each solution provider prior to the event

Individual pre-arranged one-on-one business meetings with senior representatives from key industry solution providers

An All-Inclusive Package



As a Solution Provider at the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing & R&D Summit you will conduct mutually selected and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with interested buyers of your products and services. Prior to the event you will receive exclusive access to the profiles of all delegates, allowing you to make educated meeting selections. 

Delegates are also requested to review the profiles of participating solution providers and select the ones that best fit their strategic and tactical needs. Employing a web-based secure scheduling system, selections are matched by order of priority and mutual interest.

As a Delegate at the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing & R&D Summit you will benefit from the informative key-note presentations. You will also have the opportunity to meet with key market players of the aerospace and manufacturing industry. Lastly all delegates at the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing & R&D Summit will receive a personalized itinerary based on their priority selections of conference sessions, business meetings and special networking events. 

Delegates will include General Managers, SVPs, EVPs VPs, Chief Technology Officers, Directors and Department Heads with decision-making responsibilities.

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About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions.

Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-to-one business meetings.


Brynn Watson

Vice President, Engineering Operations
Space Systems Company

Gerald Janicki

Vice President, Thermal Systems
Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.

"A right sized, appropriate level summit for mfg. strategy professionals - every attendee and every presenter was pertinent".

Technical Fellow Eng & Mfg Process Development, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc

"This is truly top notch learning and networking experience. The caliber of individuals and companies present are second to none in the conference/summit world".

Sr. Composites & Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Boeing Research & Technology

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