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Aerospace & Defense Programs

November 13-14, 2013
Arizona Biltmore
Phoenix, AZ

Strategic Priorities in a Sequestration Era

Top space and defense program leaders come together to evaluate program performance— where money is being spent and best practices in tackling efficiency and cost, strategy, and supply chain.

Focus on the impact of sequestration - how programs are being affected and where government is likely to place its bets.

Thought leadership:

  • Supply chain
  • Strategy and forecast
  • Engineering systems
  • Program excellence

Technology reviews:

  • Manned flight
  • Unmanned flight
  • Space and missile defense
  • Cyber security

Featuring:  Interactive Media Gallery with podcasts, videos, downloads and more!
Developed by and for defense and space industry engineering, strategy, supply chain, and program leaders, A&D Programs is the only conference to evaluate program performance in a thorough manner, highlighting what is going right and what needs improvement in program performance. From acquisition strategy and forecasts to delivering innovation and required technology, this event provides tactics, lessons, and best practices you can put to work immediately.

Save the date for November 13-14, 2013 and in the meantime, sign up here for information updates!

Agenda features

The Sequester: How Real is it?

See what leading industry analysts have to say about how the sequester is affecting the industry and predictions for the next 18 months


  • Tom Captain, Deloitte LLP
  • Byron Callan, Capital Alpha Partners
  • Pierre Chao, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
  • Steven Grundman, Atlantic Council
  • The Honorable Kenneth J. Krieg, former Undersecretary of Defense/AT&L and Founder, Samford Global

Learn more here

Meet the Aviation Week Team and Learn How We can Help You Grow Your Business!

Aviation Week has the capabilities, expertise and experience to help organizations within the global A&D market capture business, make informed decisions and grow.

At A&D Programs, learn how our newly expanded capabilities — data & analytics and marketing services — can help you generate the business, impact and ROI that you're looking for.

Click here to schedule a one-on-one meeting or call Laurie Grossman at +1.212.904.2886

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!


The Awards bring together program executives, their customer counterparts, and leaders from across the industry in a gala event designed to recognize the best in performance and leadership.  This year’s nominees will share lessons learned throughout the conference.  Sign up to attend and find out who the winners are!

For questions concerning the awards, including submissions, please contact Carole Hedden at 505-239-9520 or carole_hedden@aviationweek.com.

Working with defense and space leaders, Aviation Week is identifying companies that will make a difference in the future.

The top five companies to watch will be spotlighted at the upcoming A&D Programs Conference in Phoenix, AZ. All qualified companies will be included in a one-stop-shop buyer's guide that will be distributed exclusively at the event and to Aviation Week's leading A&D professionals.

Make sure the spotlight shines on your organization.

Twenty 20s

Aviation Week will introduce 20 top engineering, math, science and technology students in their 20s at A&D Programs. We will celebrate their accomplishments and passion.

Nominate yourself or a student you know who embodies exploration, invention, innovation
– and is on a course to change the future of aerospace and defense! Learn more!


Your paid registration includes a 1-year digital subscription to Aviation Week & Space TechnologyPLUS a free trial of Aerospace Daily & Defense Report!


In consideration of the recent government shutdown, we've extended the deadline for the discounted government/military rate.
Qualifying government and military registrants save $200 if they register by October 25!
Register now!

more information

Carole Rickard Hedden
Special Projects Editor
Phone: 505-239-9520

Media Partner/Supporting Association Opportunities:
Jennifer Roberts
Marketing Services Director

Sponsorship/Showcase Opportunities:
Bernard Toliver
(212) 561-8955

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