LONDON, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2017, Penton's Aviation Week Network and SpeedNews Conferences will bring two groundbreaking events to the US manufacturing hub of Michigan. The Fifth Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference, to be held May 2-3, will bring together the leaders of major manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace industry to discuss manufacturing capabilities and processes, best practices, advancements and innovations, automation, industry trends and best practices. Following that event, the first AeroAuto Conference, held May 4, will unite executives representing aerospace and automotive manufacturers and suppliers to explore the many synergies between the massive global aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries. The Series will be held at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI.
"SpeedNews Conferences has a five-year history of informing aerospace manufacturing executives at our Aerospace Manufacturing Conference. Now, as the common ground between aerospace and automotive continues to grow, we are adding our AeroAuto Conference -- the first event that will put leading aerospace and automotive manufacturing executives and decision makers face-to-face. The Series will help executives to network, share information and discover each other's best practices, with a goal of improving operations. We are thrilled to bring these groundbreaking events to Michigan, the global capital of the automotive industry," said Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events, Penton Aviation.
"Between talent, engineering and manufacturing, there are strong ties between the automotive and aerospace industries. Our collaboration with Aviation Week Network and SpeedNews Conferences will leverage these synergies," said Tony Vernaci, vice president, global business development for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "Michigan has always been the hub for the automotive industry, but with nearly 600 companies doing work in aviation, a world-class aeronautic engineering program and strong capabilities in R&D and manufacturing, Michigan is now becoming a hub for aerospace companies too. We are excited to showcase these strengths with Aviation Week Network in 2017."
The Fifth Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference will focus on all key manufacturing aspects including tooling, machining, equipment, components, electronics, advanced materials and manufacturing, engineering, and technological systems. The agenda will cover what is really behind the hype of Internet of Things (IoT), a major theme across Penton impacting many industry sectors including aviation; as well as additive manufacturing, big data, and how the automotive and aerospace industries learn from each other.
Attendees of the first AeroAuto Conference will discuss the current situation, key issues, enabling technologies and outlook for the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries; vehicle light weighting; emerging developments and coping with security requirements; supply chain best practices and lessons learned; additive manufacturing/3D printing and nanomaterials; vehicle health management systems and prognostics; passenger infotainment; and carbon emissions regulation.
Expected attendees of both events include Presidents, "C" level executives, and GMs; Production and Quality Control Professionals; Directors and VPs of Product Manufacturing; Engineers (Material, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Aerospace/Automotive, Industrial); Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals; Customer Support Professionals; Program Managers; Academia Professionals and Scientists; Investment Professionals and Financial Institutions; Sales and Marketing Professionals; Research Analysts and Consultants; Research and Development Professionals; and Real Estate / Economic Development Professionals.
For more information, visit Aviation Week Network and SpeedNews Conferences at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow (Chalet B14), or contact Joanna Speed at (O) +1-424-465-6501, (M) +1-310-384-6942, or [email protected]. On Twitter, follow @speednewsconf (https://twitter.com/speednewsconf). For information about all SpeedNews events, visit http://speednews.com/all/conference.
ABOUT PENTON'S AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Penton's Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book, Airportdata.com, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.
Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.
Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit http://www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.
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SpeedNews Conferences, the leader in global executive events, provides targeted information and professional networking opportunities for senior level aviation decision makers, aerospace leaders, financial institutions, economic development organizations, and industry analysts. Each Conference delivers an array of commercial aviation, raw materials, defense aviation, aerospace manufacturing, economic development, M&A developments, and regional and business aviation information and data.
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