"What Lies Ahead" Summit Theme Highlights Innovation As Aerospace Alliance Begins Its 10th Year

"What Lies Ahead" Summit Theme Highlights Innovation As Aerospace Alliance Begins Its 10th Year

Industry leaders to discuss new, changing innovations across all aspects of the aerospace industry

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the four-state Aerospace Alliance announced the association's annual Summit to be held on Nov. 1 and 2 at The Grand Marriott Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear, AL. Hosted by the Secretaries of Commerce from the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida, the annual summit features presentations and discussions centered on subjects shaping aerospace today and tomorrow.

"What Lies Ahead" theme will drive the annual event, with a keen focus on advances in aerospace innovation and future technological developments in all sectors of the industry. Known for its insightful and vigorous discussions from industry executives and state leaders on subjects shaping aerospace today, the Summit offers a range of expertise in aerospace advancements and education. The Summit draws leaders from the southeastern region, foremost companies in the industry, economic development and elected officials whose communities and regions have an aerospace focus, and university and workforce professionals whose programs specialize in the sector. 

"Working together for almost a decade, the four states have significantly advanced the aerospace sector in the region. The Summit is a showcase for these efforts," said Neal Wade, Aerospace Alliance chairman.

Advances in aircraft design; the Mission to Mars; private sector space initiatives, and technological innovations impacting all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, navigation and the human experience of flight will extend our knowledge and reshape the industry. National speakers from companies and organizations such as Airbus U.S. Manufacturing, Bell Helicopters, Elbit Systems of America, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Firehawk Helicopters, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Skunk Works, and others will address innovation driving industry change and growth, as well as advances in aircraft design; the Mission to Mars; private sector space initiatives, and technological innovations impacting all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, navigation and the human experience of flight.

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield said, "Alabama is pleased to host the Aerospace Alliance Summit and to feature the aerospace companies and assets that have changed the face of this industry in the U.S."

For more information about the Summit, visit www.aerospacealliance.com or call 850.558.6909. Or email mmedley@aerospacealliance.com.

To register visit https://aerospace-alliance.myshopify.com.

Sponsors of this year's summit include Platinum Sponsors: Florida Power and Light, and NASA Michoud Assembly Facility. Gold sponsor is Cirlot Agency.  Silver sponsors are Boeing Company, Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance, and Space Florida.

About The Aerospace Alliance: The four state Aerospace Alliance was formed to establish the U.S. Southeast region as a world-class aerospace and aviation corridor. The Alliance member states of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana share goals of promoting the region's common assets and leveraging opportunities to grow the sector in the region. For more information, visit www.aerospacealliance.com

Aerospace Alliance Mission: The Aerospace Alliance's mission is to establish the Southeast region as a world-class aerospace and aviation corridor and hosting the annual summit continues to position the states as premier destinations for the industry. The Southeast United States has long been home to some of the world's most advanced aviation manufacturing companies, industry suppliers as well as research and development institutions. Numerous installations critical to the Department of Defense and NASA offer government expertise and provide a business ecosystem that supports private-sector business partnerships as well as entrepreneurial opportunities. But beyond governments, organizations and companies, the region serves as an epicenter of innovation, exploration and discovery.

CONTACT:
Melissa Medley, Executive Director
The Aerospace Alliance
850.443-2808, mmedley@aerospacealliance.com

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