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New Orleans, LA 

jaxsquare October 25-26, 2012


The Aerospace Alliance

Jason Dean                                    


Whit Hughes                                                                                    



Start Date: Thursday October 25, 2012                                                  

End Date: Friday, October 26, 2012


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Conference Location

New Orleans Downtown Marriott Convention Ctr 859 Convention Center Boulevard                   New Orleans, LA 70130


Other Locations

Thursday Night Tour, Reception, and Dinner

World War II Museum                                           

945 Magazine Street                                           

New Orleans, LA 70130


Optional Golf Tournament

TPC Louisiana                                                    

11001 Lapalco Boulevard                                

Avondale, LA 70094


Optional Culinary Classes

We will meet in the Marriott Hotel Lobby at 10:30AM 



The Aerospace Alliance Fall Summit

Please mark your calendars to join elected leaders and other members of the aerospace, aviation, and commercial space manufacturing communities in New Orleans, LA on October 25-26, 2012 for The Aerospace Alliance's Annual Summit. Nationally recognized speakers will be on hand to address pressing issues such as the future of defense spending, the industry's economic outlook, and commercial space opportunities in the southeastern United States. 

There are four separate registration links on this page: 1) a link to register for the conference; 2) a link to register for the optional golf tournament; 3) a link to register for the optional culinary class; and 4) a hotel registration link. You will need to come back to this page to register for each. 

                   Click this Link to Register for the Conference                                    (Optional Golf Tournament and Culinary Classes are below)

Register Now!

The Aerospace Alliance's Fall Summit Sponsors



Aerojetentergy  BakergeL3

MS Gulf Coast             wells





thompson          CR St Joe          HOAR

 Gray           tva



      Baldwin2          BLHarbert        Bayou


 Vick                   Trustmark

      JBHM     butler snow



Anderson         Huntsville

Optional Golf Tournament at TPC Louisiana

 For more information and to register for the Optional Golf Tournament, click HERE


Optional Culinary Classes

For more information and to register for the Optional Culinary Classes, click HERE


Hotel Reservations 

Rooms under our block at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center located at 859 Convention Center Boulevard have been SOLD OUT.

To book your room, please call 800-305-6342 or clicking the following link HERE.


Below is the most recently updated Agenda. More details will be added as they are confirmed. 

Thursday, October 25

9:00AM          Conference Check-In Open

10:30AM        Optional Golf Tournament at TPC Louisiana

10:30AM        Optional Culinary Classes in French Quarter

5:00PM          World War II Museum Tour

5:45PM          Reception

6:30PM          Dinner

7:00PM          Featured Speaker

 National Political Commentator Alex Castellanos

Friday, October 26

7:00AM          Continental Breakfast

8:00AM          Welcome

8:15AM          Congressional Update

Representative Steven Palazzo, MS-4

House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Chairman

8:30AM          Economic Outlook    

 Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Senior Economist                              

9:00AM          Panel/The Future of Commercial Space

 Frank DiBello, Space Florida (Moderator)

Todd May, NASA SLS Director

Chris Ferguson, Boeing CCI Director 

Caryn Schenewerk, SpaceX

10:15AM        Sponsored Break

10:30AM        Airbus/A320 Update

 Michelle Hurdle, Airbus North America

10:45AM        Panel/Doing Business in the Region

Gray Swoope, Florida Secretary of Commerce 

Brad Mulder, Northrop Grumman

                              Kirk Atkinson, BLG Logistics

                              Ed McCallum, McCallum Sweeny Consulting

12:00PM        UAV Updates: Ben Gielow, AUVSI

12:15PM        Lunch

12:45PM        Keynote Lunch Speaker

Porter Goss, Former CIA Director

1:30PM          Executive Networking Session

3:00PM          Wrap-Up