"Richard is a key figure within the aerospace industry and brings tremendous insight into what manufacturers should expect from it in the near future," says Patrick McGibbon, Vice President – Strategic Analytics. "AMT is very pleased to be welcoming him back to GFMC and attendees of this year's conference will benefit greatly from his expertise. Richard will provide insights on opportunities in the increasingly competitive commercial market, the expansion in F-35 production, and future investment news."
Aboulafia has noted that the aerospace industry fared better in the 2008 recession than any other manufacturing sector and has demonstrated continuing resilience in the years since. New opportunities in both defense and commercial programs will contribute to additional growth, with deliveries expected to exceed $200 billion in value per year by the end of the decade.
Industry professionals can register for GFMC or view the current speaker schedule at amtonline.org/gfmc.
For more than 40 years, GFMC has brought together economic forecasters, sales and marketing specialists, and industry leaders from throughout the manufacturing technology industry. These experts share their insight into the market factors that drive manufacturing, and attendees come away with data and information they can apply to help their companies outpace the competition.
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