Aviation Summit 2017

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2
March
Thursday
7:00AM
6:00PM
1 day
2
March
Thursday
7:00AM
6:00PM
1 day
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington , DC 20008

We invite you to join us for the 16th Annual Aviation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on March 2, 2017, 7:00 am-6:00 pm ET at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Chamber is pleased to host another thought provoking forum which is expected to bring together more than 800 top experts and leaders from all sectors of the aviation community to discuss critical issues facing the industry.  The Summit identifies the major challenges in the sector, highlights innovations that support industry growth, and ultimately looks ahead to the future of aviation.  

What's the Aviation Summit like?  Click here to watch the 2016 highlights video. 

For information please contact Stacey Lukens at slukens@uschamber.com or 703-980-7513.  Follow us on Twitter at #Aviation17.

Thank you to our Sponsors (as of 2/9/17):
Gateway Host
The Boeing Company
 
Co-Host
Airlines for America (A4A)
 
Reception Hosts
American Airlines
Amadeus
 
Carol B. Hallett Award Sponsor
FedEx Corporation
 
Gold Sponsors
Airbus
ANA Holdings, Inc.
Atlas Air Worldwide
Bombardier Inc.
 
Silver Sponsors
Aerospace Industries Association
Airports Council International - North America
Alaska Airlines
Centerra Group, LLC
Delta Air Lines
Lufthansa Group
National Business Aviation Association
Pratt & Whitney
United Airlines
 
Bronze Sponsors
Allegiant Travel Company
Cargo Airline Association
Emirates
Etihad Airways
GE Aviation
JetBlue Airways
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Plane View Partners
Rockwell Collins
Seabury Group
SkyWorks Capital, LLC
Spirit Airlines
 
Exhibitor Sponsors
Embraer
Frontier Airlines
HEICO Corporation
Insitu
International Air Transport Association
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
mba
Southwest Airlines Co.
Thales
WestJet
 
Sponsors
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
South African Airways
 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at the Gold $30,000, Silver $20,000, Bronze $10,000 and Exhibitor $7,500 levels.  Please contact slukens@uschamber.com with questions about sponsor benefits or to confirm a sponsorship. 

Passengers (subject to rebooking-as of 2/9/17):
  • Richard Baldridge, President and Chief Operating Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
  • Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
  • Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
  • David J. Bronczek, President and Chief Operating Officer, FedEx Corporation
  • Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International - North America
  • Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America (A4A)
  • Chaker A. Chahrour, Vice President and General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing, GE Aviation
  • Elaine L. Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (invited)
  • Jim Chilton, President, Network and Space Systems, The Boeing Company
  • Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Henri Courpron, Chairman and Founder, Plane View Partners
  • Bob Crandall, Former President and Chairman, American Airlines
  • Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport
  • Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association
  • Paul P. Donahue, President and CEO, Centerra Group, LLC
  • Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Patrick H. Dowling, Global Head of Seabury Investment Banking and Merchant Banking and President of Seabury Corporate Finance
  • William J. Flynn, President and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Allegiant Travel Company
  • Huban Gowadia, Acting Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
  • Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ryan M. Hartman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insitu, Inc.
  • Robin Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue
  • Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  • International Space Station Downlink with Expedition 50 (invited)
  • John F. Kelly, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)
  • Hideki Kunugi, Senior Vice President, General Manager, New York, ANA Holdings, Inc.
  • Bob Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
  • Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Acting Administrator, NASA
  • Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc., Chairman and CEO, Airbus Group, Inc.
  • David F. Melcher, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Eric A. Mendelson, Co-President, HEICO Corporation
  • Michael Morell, Former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company
  • Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines 
  • Doug Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines Group and American Airlines
  • John E. (Jack) Potter, President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Julia Sattel, Global Head of Airline IT, Executive Committee Member, Amadeus IT Group
  • Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
  • Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines
  • Douglas Walker, Managing Director, SkyWorks Capital, LLC
Flight Plan (subject to rerouting-as of 2/9/17):
7:00 am-8:00 am ET     Registration - West Registration
 
7:00 am ET                    Exhibits Open - Ambassador Ballroom
 
7:00 am ET                    Continental Breakfast - Ambassador Ballroom
                                    
8:00 am ET                    Program begins - Regency Ballroom (all programming will be in the Regency Ballroom)
 
8:00 am ET                    Welcome, Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  
 
8:10 am ET                     Remarks, Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
 
8:30 am ET                    Discussion: Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
                                       and Henri Courpron, Chairman and Founder, Plane View Partners
 
8:45 am ET                    Manufacturing Panel 
                                       "Steering Global Aerospace Manufacturing and Operations in Dynamic Times"
                                       Moderated by:  David F. Melcher, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association
                                       Richard Baldridge, President and Chief Operating Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
                                       Ryan M. Hartman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insitu, Inc.
                                       Robert Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
                                       Eric A. Mendelson, Co-President, HEICO Corporation
                                       Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
 
9:35 am ET                    Remarks, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Acting Administrator, NASA
 
9:50 am ET                    (T)Downlink with the International Space Station - Expedition 50 (invited)
 
10:05 am ET                   Networking Break - Ambassador Ballroom
 
10:25 am ET                   Remarks, Bob Crandall, Former President and Chairman, American Airlines, Inc.
 
10:40 am ET                   Remarks, Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO,
                                        International Air Transport Association
 
11:00 am ET                    Remarks, Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
                                        Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines
 
11:15 am ET                     Airports Panel:  "Innovating Beyond the Security Lines"  
                                        Moderated by:  Kevin Burke, President and CEO,
                                            Airports Council International - North America

                                        Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport
                                        Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
                                        Michael Morell, Former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
                                        John E. (Jack) Potter, President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

12:00 pm ET                   Networking Reception - Ambassador Ballroom

12:30 pm ET                   Lunch Session - Regency Ballroom
 
12:47 pm ET                   Introduction of Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman of the Board, President and
                                       Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing by Tom Donohue, President and CEO,
                                       U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 
12:50 pm ET                   Keynote Interview - Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman of the Board, President and
                                        Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company by Tom Donohue
 
1:25 pm ET                     Keynote Conversation - Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines
                                        with Carol Hallett 
 
1:50 pm ET                     Networking Break - Ambassador Ballroom
 
2:20 pm ET                    Remarks, Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America (A4A)      
 
2:35 pm ET                    Keynote Remarks - Doug Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
                                        American Airlines Group and American Airlines
 
3:00 pm ET                    Remarks, David J. Bronczek, President and Chief Operating Officer, FedEx Corporation
 
3:15 pm ET                     Carol B. Hallett Award Presentation to Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.,
                                       Chairman and CEO, Airbus Group, Inc.
 
3:30 pm ET                    Airline CEO Panel:  "Speed and Altitude"
                                       Moderated by:  Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.,
                                           Chairman and CEO, Airbus Group, Inc.
                                       William J. Flynn, President and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
                                       Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Allegiant Travel Company
                                       Robin Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue
                                       Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines
 
4:35 pm ET                    Remarks, Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
 
4:50 pm ET                    Remarks, Huban Gowadia, Acting Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
 
5:05 pm ET                    Closing, Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce       
                                                                                            
5:15 pm ET                     Program ends
 
5:15 pm-6:00 pm ET      Closing reception and aviation door prize drawing - Ambassador Ballroom
 
6:00 pm ET                    Aviation Summit concludes
 
Panel Discussions:

1.  11:20 am - Airports Panel:  "Innovating Beyond the Security Lines"  Airports continue to work with the airlines and government agencies to improve pre-board security and international travel processes. While these changes have decreased wait times and helped to reduce lines, there is much more to do to improve the system.  Facilities must be redesigned, advanced technology deployed and a true risk-based regulatory system should be adopted in order to completely modernize the system, address ever-evolving threats and meet the challenges of increasing passenger traffic. 

Moderated by:  Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International - North America
 
Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport
Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Michael Morell, Former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
John E. (Jack) Potter, President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

 

2.  8:30 am - Manufacturing Panel:  "Steering Global Aerospace Manufacturing and Operations in Dynamic Times"

Moderated by:  David F. Melcher, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association

Richard Baldridge, President and Chief Operating Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
Ryan M. Hartman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insitu, Inc.
Robert Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
Eric A. Mendelson, Co-President, HEICO Corporation
Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.


3.  3:30 pm - Airline CEO Panel:  "Speed and Altitude"

Moderated by:  Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc., Chairman and CEO, Airbus Group, Inc.

William J. Flynn, President and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Allegiant Travel Company
Robin Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue
Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines
 
Agenda from 2016 Summit:  Check out the 2016 Summit to learn more.
 
Registration:
Non-U.S. Chamber Members, Political Appointees and Schedule C Employees - $275  
U.S. Chamber Members, Embassy Employees and Non-Profit Employees - $200
 
House, Senate and Executive Branch Career Service Employees - Complimentary  
 

Please click here to register for the 2017 Aviation Summit. 

Note:  Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event.  Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should email or fax a copy of the permission to Stacey Lukens at slukens@uschamber.com or by fax at (928) 244-0948 prior to the event.

To reserve your sleeping rooms at the group rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel click here.