Aviation Week Presents 2013 Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference, "Strategic Priorities in a Sequestration Era," November 13-14 in Phoenix, AZ

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal spending cuts required by sequestration have significantly impacted the nation's aerospace and defense programs.  To assist industry professionals in determining how programs are being affected and where government is likely to place its bets, Aviation Week, a division of Penton, will hold its annual Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference on November 13-14, 2013 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ.

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Themed "Strategic Priorities in a Sequestration Era," Aviation Week's Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference will gather defense and space industry engineering, strategy, supply chain, and program leaders for a series of high-level discussions designed to evaluate program performance, determine where money is being spent, and define best practices in tackling efficiency and cost.

During presentations and panel discussions, industry leaders will address issues in four main categories: Strategy & Forecast, Supply Chain, Program Performance, and Innovation/Engineering.  Among the special topics will be a report on the industrial base from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and analysis of future priorities from the U.S. Department of Defense. Additional scheduled speakers include representatives from The Aerospace Corp., AIA, Atlantic Council, Boeing, Capital Alpha Partners, Cohen Group, Deloitte LLC, Honeywell Defense & Space, ICF SH&E, International Centre for Complex Program Management, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Rockwell Collins, Samford Global, Sierra Nevada Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance.

The event features the 2013 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards, created to identify best practices in value creation, organizational excellence, managing and adapting to complexity, and metrics. Awards will be presented to finalists and winners at an awards gala on November 14.  The gala also includes "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders:  The Twenty20s," Aviation Week's recognition of top engineering, math, science and technology students, produced in partnership with Raytheon.

To learn more about Aviation Week's Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference or to register, visit events.aviationweek.com.  On Twitter, follow @avweekevents. To learn more about all Aviation Week events, visit www.aviationweek.com/events/.

The Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference is produced by Aviation Week, with Deloitte as the charter and thought leadership sponsor.  Deltek and PwC provide executive sponsorship.  Dassault Systemes and IBM are sponsors.  Additional thought leadership sponsors are Deltek and Verify.  Program Excellence sponsors include BAE Systems, Boeing, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Rockwell Collins.  The event is supported by Forecast International, the International Centre for Complex Project Management, and Strategy Analytics.  Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviation Week's Aerospace Daily & Defense Report are the event's media partners. "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s" is sponsored by Raytheon.

About Aviation Week
Aviation Week is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

Media Contacts:

Angelica Carey
Aviation Week
Phone: +1.917.691.5334
Email: ac@ac-ink.com

Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing
Penton
Phone: +1.212.204.4351
Email: kate.spellman@penton.com


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