North Carolina to host aerospace supplier and advanced manufacturing summit


United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance and the North Carolina Aerospace Initiative will host the 2014 North Carolina Aerospace Supplier and Advanced Manufacturing (ASAM) Summit at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem on Aug. 6-7, 2014.

The ASAM 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 subcontractors and both military and civilian aerospace customers.

The program in 2014 includes world class keynote speakers, prime contractor focus sessions, a networking trade show and four educational breakout sessions that include: Advanced Manufacturing & Machining, Civilian and Military Marketplace; Trends in Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and Aerospace Workforce Development; Trends in the General Aviation Marketplace; Trends in Unmanned Aerial Systems.

“This multi-dimensional event will allow North Carolina companies to hear – and meet one-on-one with – military and civilian aerospace customers and both prime and first tier aerospace suppliers,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC. “This Summit will provide businesses in our state a unique opportunity to learn not only the current needs of aerospace buyers, but also their future challenges and requirements and the processes North Carolina businesses can leverage to successfully pursue the military and civilian aerospace market.”