U.S. senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance and North Carolina Aerospace have hosted the 2015 North Carolina Aerospace Supplier and Advanced Manufacturing (ASAM) Summit at the Embassy Suites Concord-Charlotte in Concord on Aug. 5 and 6.
The summit is a statewide, business development and teaming event focused on current and future defense, commercial and general aviation business opportunities. An expansion of previous North Carolina Aerospace Supplier Conferences, the ASAM will showcase North Carolina companies engaged in advanced manufacturing and aerospace-related activities, and will connect North Carolina suppliers and service providers with national aerospace primes, first-tier subs and both military and civilian aerospace customers.
Highlights of the 2015 program include keynote and panel remarks by the above guests, four breakout panels and five “Meet the Prime” sessions, to include:
- Advanced Manufacturing & Machining, Civilian and Military Marketplace
- Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and Aerospace Workforce Development
- Unmanned Aerial Platforms & Onboard Sensors and Communication Systems
- Operations, Challenges & Needs: Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation
- “Meet the Prime” participating companies: HAECO Americas, UTC Aerospace Systems, BOSH Global, Curtiss-Wright Controls, and ATI Specialty Materials
“These breakout panels and ‘meet the prime’ sessions offer North Carolina companies the opportunity to sit in the same room with several prime contractors, first-tier subs, and Department of Defense and federal agency representatives,” said Scott Dorney, executive director of the North Carolina Military Business Center. “In order to be successful, it is critical for businesses that are engaged or interested in the aerospace marketplace to know not only the current needs, but also the future needs of all potential customers, including primes, other subcontractors and military buyers in North Carolina and beyond.”
For more information, visit: http://www.ncmbc.us/2015ASAM.php.