PROGRAM

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018

 
8:45-9:00 am     NETWORKING COFFEE
 
9:00-9:15 am     THE HON. MARK R. WARNER, United States Senator from Virginia
OPENING REMARKS
 
9:15-10:30 am      PANEL PRESENTED BY BAKER McKENZIE
CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S. – FRENCH COMMERCIAL AVIATION MARKETS

Moderated by KEN QUINN
Partner and Global Chair, Aviation at Baker McKenzie

BARRY ECCLESTON
CEO (ret.), Airbus Americas

BRIAN HEDBERG
Director, Office of International Aviation, U.S. Department of Transportation

JONATHAN GILAD
Counselor for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Energy and Transport, Embassy of France

 
 
11:00 am-12:15 pm     PANEL PRESENTED BY KEOLIS
THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION : A GLOBAL AND A LOCAL APPROACH

Moderated by CHRIS BARKER
Vice President New Mobility, Communications and Marketing, Keolis North America

THE HON. JON C. PORTER
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives – Nevada
President/CEO of the Porter Group

DOUG ALLEN
Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

 
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm      NETWORKING LUNCH
 
2:15-3:30 pm      PANEL PRESENTED BY BAKER McKENZIE
EMERGING TRENDS IN THE AEROSPACE & DEFENSE INDUSTRY

Moderated by HOWARD O. WEISSMAN
Counsel, Baker McKenzie

TIMOTHY GANN
Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Airbus Americas

DAVID GRASSO
Vice President North American Aerospace & Defense Sector Lead, Capgemini

MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM B. HICKMAN
United States Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy, NATO Allied Command Transformation

 
4:00-5:15 pm      THE FUTURE OF AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE CHALLENGES OF THE SPACE INDUSTRY

Moderated by ASHLEY BANDER
Director, Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association

FABRICE CORNET-LIBON
NMS Enterprise Architect, SES Networks

MIKE GOLD
Chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee and Chair of the NASA Advisory Council’s Regulatory and Policy Committee

TIMOTHY J. LOGUE
Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space North America

 
5:30-6:30 pm      CHAMPAGNE DE VIGNERONS & CHEESE NETWORKING 
 

Please note that for security reasons, no parking will be allowed inside the Embassy. Street parking is available, however, we highly recommend a car-share or taxi service.

 

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