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

Location

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

The 16th Annual Aviation Summit was hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:00 am-6:00 pm ET at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  

This day-long summit featured a live downlink with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station, which was broadcast on NASA TV.

The U.S. Chamber was pleased to host another thought provoking forum which brought together more than 850 top experts and leaders from all sectors of the aviation community to discuss critical issues facing the industry.    

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For information please contact Stacey Lukens at slukens@uschamber.com.  Follow us on Twitter at #Aviation17.

Exhibit Showcase Participants (as of 3/2/17):

The Boeing Company
Airlines for America (A4A)
Amadeus
Aerospace Industries Association
Airports Council International - North America
Lufthansa Group
Pratt & Whitney
United Airlines
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Rockwell Collins
Measure
American Association of Airport Executives
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
NextGen Flight 101
Transportation Security Administration 

Passengers (as of 3/2/17):

  • Richard Baldridge, President and Chief Operating Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
  • Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
  • Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association
  • David J. Bronczek, President and Chief Operating Officer, FedEx Corporation
  • Kevin M. Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airports Council International - North America
  • Nicholas E. Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airlines for America (A4A)
  • Chaker A. Chahrour, Vice President and General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing, GE Aviation
  • 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, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, American Airlines
  • Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport
  • Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association
  • Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Patrick H. Dowling, Global Head of Seabury Investment Banking & Merchant Banking & President of Seabury Corporate Finance
  • William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Allegiant Travel Company
  • Marc Garneau MP, Minister of Transport, Canada
  • 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 Airways
  • Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  • International Space Station Downlink with Expedition 50 
  • Hideki Kunugi, Senior Vice President, The Americas, ANA
  • Robert F. Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
  • Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Acting Administrator, NASA
  • Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • David F. Melcher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Eric A. Mendelson, Co-President, HEICO Corporation
  • Michael Morell, Former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Edward Mortimer, Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, 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 Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Julia Sattel, Global Head of Airline IT, Executive Committee Member, Amadeus IT Group
  • Gary J. 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 (as of 3/2/17):

7:00 am                    Aviation Summit Check-in Opens: West Registration Desk

                                  (check-in will remain open all day)

7:00 am                    Aviation Summit Exhibit Showcase Opens: Ambassador Ballroom
                                  (Exhibit Showcase will remain open until 6:00 pm)
 
7:00 am                    Networking Breakfast; Ambassador Ballroom
                                  (Continental style breakfast will be served)

8:00 am                    General Session Programming: Regency Ballroom
                                  (all programming will be in General Session Format and take place in

                                  the Regency Ballroom until 5:15 pm)

8:00 am                    Welcome Remarks: Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  

                                  Introduction by: Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

8:08 am                    Remarks: Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

8:25 am                     Airports Panel: "Innovating Beyond the Security Lines"  
                                   Moderated by: Kevin M. Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer,
                                       Airports Council International - North America
                                   Participants:
                                   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 Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan

                                       Washington Airports Authority

9:13 am                      Remarks: Bob Crandall, Former President, Chief Executive Officer and

                                   Chairman, American Airlines

9:30 am                     Conversation: Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.

                                   and Henri Courpron, Chairman and Founder, Plane View Partners

9:45 am                     Manufacturing Panel: "Steering Global Aerospace Manufacturing and Operations
                                         in Dynamic Times"
                                   Moderated by: David F. Melcher, President and Chief Executive Officer,
                                         Aerospace Industries Association
                                   Participants:
                                   Richard Baldridge, President and Chief Operating Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
                                   Ryan M. Hartman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insitu, Inc.
                                   Robert F. Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
                                   Eric A. Mendelson, Co-President, HEICO Corporation

                                   Gary J. Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.

10:43 am                    Introduction by: Jim Chilton, President, Network and Space Systems, 
                                   The Boeing Company
 

10:45 am                    Remarks: Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Acting Administrator, NASA

                                   Introduction by:  Robert M. Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, NASA

11:05 am                      International Space Station Downlink with Expedition 50

11:32 am                     Introduction by: Chaker A. Chahrour, Vice President and General Manager,

                                   Global Sales and Marketing, GE Aviation

11:30 am                     Remarks: Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
                                   Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines

11:43 am                     Remarks: Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and Chief Executive Officer,

                                   International Air Transport Association

12:05 pm                    Networking Reception: Ambassador Ballroom and Birdcage Walk

12:30 pm                    Lunch Session Begins: Regency Ballroom

12:47 pm                     Introduction by: Tom Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer,

                                    U.S. Chamber of Commerce

12:50 pm                     Keynote Interview: Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President and
                                    Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company by Tom Donohue, President and

                                    Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1:22 pm                        Introduction by: Hideki Kunugi, Senior Vice President, General Manager,

                                     New York, ANA Holdings, Inc.

1:25 pm                        Keynote Discussion: Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

                                     with Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1:50 pm                        Networking Break: Ambassador Ballroom and Birdcage Walk

2:12 pm                        Introduction by: Douglas Walker, Managing Director, SkyWorks Capital, LLC

2:15 pm                        Remarks: Nicholas E. Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer,

                                     Airlines for America (A4A)    

2:26 pm                       Introduction by:  Nicholas E. Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer,
                                     Airlines for America (A4A)
 
2:30 pm                       Keynote Address: Doug Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

                                     American Airlines Group and American Airlines

2:57 pm                       Introduction by: Patrick H. Dowling, Global Head of Seabury Investment Banking

                                     and Merchant Banking and President of Seabury Corporate Finance

3:10 pm                         Introduction by: David J. Bronczek, President and Chief Operating Officer,

                                     FedEx Corporation

3:15 pm                         Carol B. Hallett Award Presentation to Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.

3:26 pm                        Introduction by: Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President,

                                      U.S. Chamber of Commerce

3:30 pm                        Airline CEO Panel: "Maintaining Speed and Altitude"
                                      Moderated by: Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.
                                      Participants:

                                      William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
                                      Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Allegiant Travel Company
                                      Robin Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways
                                      Brad Tilden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines

4:35 pm                        Remarks: Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business 

                                      Aviation Association

4:47 pm                         Introduced by: Edward Mortimer, Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure,

                                      U.S. Chamber of Commerce

4:50 pm                        Remarks: Huban Gowadia, Acting Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

5:05 pm                        Closing Remarks: Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce       

5:15 pm                         Programming concludes

5:15 pm-6:00 pm          Closing Reception and Aviation Door Prize Drawing-Ambassador Ballroom

6:00 pm                        Aviation Summit concludes

Panel Discussions:

1.  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 M. Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Airports Council International - North America
Participants:
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 Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
 
 

2.  Manufacturing Panel: "Steering Global Aerospace Manufacturing and Operations in Dynamic Times"

Moderated by: David F. Melcher, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association
Participants:
Richard Baldridge, President and Chief Operating Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
Ryan M. Hartman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insitu, Inc.
Robert F. Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
Eric A. Mendelson, Co-President, HEICO Corporation
Gary J. Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
 
 
3.  Airline CEO Panel: "Maintaining Speed and Altitude"
 
Moderated by: Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.
Participants:
William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Allegiant Travel Company
Robin Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways
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 (closed):

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.

 

Webcast

Sponsors

Gateway Host

Boeing logo

 

Co-Host

 

Reception Hosts

American Airlines logo

Amadeus logo

 

Carol B. Hallett Award Sponsor

FedEx 2017

 

Gold Sponsors

Airbus logoANA logoAtlas logoBombardier logo

 

Silver Sponsors

AIA logoAirports Council International - North AmericaAlaska Airlines logoCenterra logo Delta Airlines logo

Lufthansa logoNBAA logoPratt and Whitney logoUnited Airlines logo

 

Bronze Sponsors

Allegiant logo Cargo logo Emirates logo Etihad logo GE logo JetBlue logo Kawasaki logo Plane View Partners logo Rockwell Collins logoSeabury logo Skyworks logoSpirit Airlines logo

 

Exhibitor Sponsors

Embraer logo Frontier Airlines logo Heico logo Insitu logo IATA logoMBA logo MWAA logo Southwest logo Thales logoWestJet Logo

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Sponsors

AOPA logo AAAE logo Dallas Forth Worth airport logoSouth African Airways logo