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Wharton Aerospace 2020 (27-28 February)

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Houston Hall

3417 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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You are cordially invited to attend Wharton Aerospace 2020; registration is now open to invited guests.

Wharton Aerospace is an association of senior executives and invited guests with shared commitments to the commercial aerospace & defense industries. We conduct by-invitation-only annual conferences on Wharton campus in Philadelphia to foster closer ties between the Wharton School, our Wharton Aerospace participants and the industrial base.

Our fifteenth annual event will commence at Houston Hall (3417 Spruce St.) on Friday 28 February at 8:00am and will be preceded by a Thursday 27 February 5-11pm cocktail reception at the school-owned University City Sheraton Hotel (3549 Chestnut St).

Our 2019 theme is “Artificial Intelligence" and our confirmed keynote speakers are Airbus Americas Chairman & CEO Jeff Knittel who will speak in a highly interactive Q&A format and Northrop Grumman Corporate VP & President Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Mark Caylor.

Our confirmed capstone defense panelists are Cubic CEO Brad Feldmann, GKN Defense President Krisstie Kondrotis, Lockheed Martin VP Strategic Planning Mike Smith, Raytheon VP Space Systems Wallis Laughey, Rolls Royce North America SVP Fixed Wing Business Development LTG (Ret) Darryl Roberson and DOD Joint Articificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Strategy & Communications Chief Greg Allen.

Our confirmed commercial aerospace panelists include Bell Flight EVP Technology & Innovation Michael Thacker, Boeing Distribution Services VP/GM Travis Sullivan, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Senior Fellow Martijn Rasser, JetBlue Technology Ventures President Bonny Simi, Seabury Capital Group Chairman, President & CEO John Luth and Thales North America Chief Architect Dr. Nick Ernest.

For 2020 we continue our extremely popular “communities of practice” break-out sessions covering topics of interest to CFOs, COOs, CTOs, CSOs and Corporate Development & Business Development SVPs. Details of the eight sessions will be sent to registered participants.

Post-Event Actvity: An informal dinner for those remaining overnight in Philadelphia or having flexibile travel plans will take place 28 February at 4:30pm at to-be-determined location..

Recommended Accommodations: University City Sheraton Hotel (3549 Chestnut St). Preferred rates may be accessed at https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1574800448420&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Dress: Business Attire

Our last event was attended by ~300 participants and over three dozen speakers and panelists from over 125 companies. 67% of participants were corporate VPs and above; 20% were Presidents/CEOs/CFOs/COOs/ CxOs. We expect a similar but slightly more senior participant profile for our 2020 event.

We thank our sponsors for their continued support: Alderman & Company, Applied Concepts Group, Avascent Group, BMNT, Beacon Strategies Group, Cyient, Cypress International, DHR International, Deloitte, KippsDeSanto, Liebherr Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Moelis, Odgers Berndtson, PwC, and Renaissance Strategic Advisors.

See you in Philadelphia!

Michael Langman (Thales) & Ellen Chang (LightSpeed Innovations), Founders & Co-Presidents

Contact Information:

Michael.Langman.WG98@wharton.upenn.edu, C: 407-921-4490

Ellen.Chang.WG98@wharton.upenn.edu, C: 858-254-0428

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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