All events subject to change -  updated as of 11/12/2019 

SUNDAY November 17, 2019

USA Partnership Pavilion Opening Ceremony

11:30 AM 
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

INVITED GUESTS OF HONOR

John Rakolta, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the UAE
Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment, United States Department of Defense
Eric Fanning, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)​
Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

SPONSORED BY

Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Lockheed Martin, Transcendent Aerospace, Inc.

Aerospace Intelligence Brief: Your Opportunities in Bahrain

2:00 - 2:30 PM 
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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The Minister will be speaking about commercial and defense projects – both those currently underway, and those under development and/or likely to be announced soon – that are open to U.S. and other global aerospace manufacturers in the thriving, stable, prosperous and well-positioned Kingdom of Bahrain.

SPEAKER

His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications,
Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed

A Conversation with FAA Administrator Steve Dickson on Global Aviation Safety and Innovation

2:45 - 3:30 PM 
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Confirmed as FAA Administrator in August 2019, Steve Dickson has worked in various capacities in the commercial and military aviation sectors. He will be addresssing his priorities and plans for the next five years.

GUEST OF HONOR

Steve Dickson, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator

MONDAY November 18, 2019

Aerospace Intelligence Briefing: Commercial Opportunities in the Middle East

9:30 - 10:30 AM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Featuring regional experts from the International Trade Administration and the US Commercial Service

MODERATOR

Scott Kennedy, Director, Office of Transportation and Machinery, International Trade Administration, Washington, DC

PANEL

Thomas Bruns, Regional Senior Commercial Officer for the Gulf and Commercial Counselor,  US Commercial Service, covering opportunities in the UAE, Qatar
Nasir Abassi, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, US Commercial Service - covering opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Andy Barwig, Economic/Commercial Officer, (Oman) US Commercial Service - covering opportunities in Oman
Fred Aziz, Commercial Counselor, US Commercial Service - covering opportunities in Jordan
Shari Stout, Commercial Counselor, US Commercial Service - covering opportunities in Kuwait
Amy Tabine, Senior Regional Manager for the Middle East, Advocacy Center, International Trade Administration, Washington, DC

Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship Award Ceremony

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

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Join us in the Forum as we recognize and congratulate the first winners in this two-year / ten nation program to foster further interest in STEM careers and ever-closer global cooperation. The Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship encourages young people to pursue their dreams. These awards will awards will send select students and educators from the UAE to Space Camp in the United States. This ceremony will feature the UAE winners of the “Endeavour Scholarship Class of 2020” Awards.

INVITED GUESTS OF HONOR

H.E Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency
Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15
The UAE winners of the student and educator “Endeavour Scholarship Class of 2020” Awards

Defense Technology Equipment, Inc.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Join Mr. Franck Benzaria President and CEO of Defense Technology Equipment Inc. who will be sharing with guests how an idea and a friends suggestion, upon seeing his ability with numbers, took him into a journey to create, develop, and grow a successful company doing aftermarket sales and distribution of spare parts for military aviation worldwide. Mr. Benzaria and his team are celebrating 30 years of successfully creating and delivering solutions to clients and will be highlighting 3 companies in his company’s distribution portfolio: MD Helicopters, Howell Instruments and RMI Laser.

SPEAKER

Franck Benzaria, President and CEO of Defense Technology Equipment, Inc.

HOSTED BY

Defense Technology Equipment, Inc.

Intelligent System Design for Digital Twinning in Aero and Defense Applications

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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This presentation will discuss bringing commercial electronics best practice to aerospace system design and how hardware-software co-verification can significantly reduce development cost and timescales.

SPEAKER

Frank Shirrmeister, Senior Group Director, Product Management System & Verification Group (SVG)

HOSTED BY

​Cadence Design Systems

The 50TH Anniversary of Apollo 12: Launchpad to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

3:00 - 3:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret., the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot and backup CMP for Apollo 12, will share his first-hand experiences as an Apollo astronaut, insights on the future of space exploration and a call for more young people to study STEM and join the aerospace workforce.

SPEAKER

Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret., Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot & backup CMP for Apollo 12

SPONSORED BY

Lockheed Martin

HOSTED BY

Kallman Worldwide, Inc.

“Falling to Earth” Book Signing Event

3:30 - 4:00 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion Meeting Point
BOOTH 1270

Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15 will be signing his
best selling autobiography “Falling to Earth”.

Books are available for purchase
Cost: $20.00  (limited supplies available)

HOSTED BY

Kallman Worldwide, Inc.

Aircraft Navigation Charting and Moving Map Technology

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362
 

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AED Aero is proud to present the capabilities of advanced aviation charting and the technology used to create them. Todays charts build on a century of aviation mapping to create the highly detailed aviation charts ever produced. The technology used is state of the art, and the increased mission effectiveness and increased mission safety through advanced charting are a must have in every aircraft cockpit and mission planner.

SPEAKER

Erik Anderson, President, AED Aero Inc.

HOSTED BY

AED Aero Inc.

TUESDAY November 19, 2019

Aerospace Intelligence Briefing: Government Resources for U.S. Defense Exporters

9:30 - 10:30 AM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Featuring Middle East Experts from the International Trade Administration, the Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and the Office of Defense Cooperation, US Embassy, UAE

MODERATOR

Scott Kennedy, Director, Office of Transportation and Machinery, International Trade Administration, Washington, DC

PANEL

Colonel AR Maugeri, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, US Department of Defense Representative, Office of Defense Cooperation, US Embassy, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Thomas Bruns, Regional Senior Commercial Officer UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, US Commercial Service,
Amy Tabine, Middle East Regional Director, Advocacy Center, International Trade Administration, Washington, DC

Investing in the Washington State Aerospace Industry

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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This presentation will provide details on the Washington State aerospace industry, and why it is a great place for aerospace investments.

SPEAKER

Robin B. Toth, Director of Aerospace, Sector Lead

HOSTED BY

Washington State Department of Commerce

Introduction to BETA Fueling Systems

12:30 - 1:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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This presentation will discuss the aviation refueling equipment BETA offers for the commercial and military markets.

SPEAKERS

Mike D’Angelo, VP of Sales and Marketing
David Cure, Americas & International Sales Manager

HOSTED BY

BETA Fueling Systems

Foreign Military Sales (FMS 101): A Primer for U.S. Exporters

2:00 - 3:00 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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An inside look at the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process, the primary means by which the U.S. government sells defense articles, services, and training to foreign partners. FMS is about more than just the sale – it enhances military-to-military cooperation and interoperability and creates the lasting relationships necessary to respond to shared security challenges. Information will include an overview of DSCA’s “total package approach” to ensure U.S. partners can operate, employ, and maximize investments, and a discussion focusing on the differences between FMS and Direct Commercial Sales. U.S. industry partners are encouraged to attend to learn more about the U.S. government resources available to help promote, market, and advocate for U.S. products.

SPEAKER

Colonel AR Maugeri, Director, International Air Force Programs, DSCA Weapons Division

New Eco-Friendly Ground Handling solution towards NetZero2050

3:30 - 4:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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START PAC has designed the START PAC GREEN, a unique modular battery-powered GPU to replace diesel and gas-powered units. Currently, most GPUs are powered with diesel engines, which are loud, environment polluting, expensive to run and maintain. The START PAC GREEN is the first of its kind and has been specifically designed to replace these old, polluting GPUs.
Unique features:
• A larger battery bank for powering up the aircraft systems for extended periods of time.
• A portable battery bank, that can be removed from the GPU, for engine starting.
• Built-in battery chargers to replenish both battery banks.
The START PAC GREEN offers emission-free and silent operations. The otal cost of operation (including recharging the battery bank) is about half of an equivalent diesel-powered unit.

MODERATOR

Francois Lautel, Strategic Global Development, START PAC

HOSTED BY

START PAC

WEDNESDAY November 20, 2019

The Current State of the Very Light Jet (VLJ) Market

10:00 - 10:45 AM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Transcendent Aerospace is introducing two new personal jets (PLJs) at this year's Dubai Airshow. Our jets are true high-performance jets that are affordable to operate, feature slow take-offs and landings (70kts) with docile flight characteristics. These are the first entry-level jets specifically designed for ease of training and getting you safely flying your own jet in short order

SPEAKERS

Kerry Leppo, President, Transcendent Aerospace Inc.

HOSTED BY

Transcendent Aerospace Inc.

The Latest Advancements in Aerial Delivery Technology

11:00 -12:00noon
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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This presentation will demonstrate the latest innovations and tactics in precision guided parachute systems, aerial delivery procedures and methods, air-dropped cargo restraint and release systems, humanitarian missions, etc.

SPEAKER

Mark Kusbel, Owner/Chief Engineer, Wamore, Inc.

HOSTED BY

Wamore, Inc.

The Limitations of LED's

12:30 - 1:30 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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MODERATOR

Lloyd Francis, EMEA Manager

HOSTED BY

Luminator Aerospace

Protect Your Intellectual Property — IP Attaché for Middle East and North Africa

2:00 - 3:00 PM
USA Partnership Pavilion FORUM Presentation Area
BOOTH 1362

 

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Peter Mehravari is a U.S Patent Attorney working at U.S. Embassy Kuwait helping U.S. companies to protect their intellectual property when operating in the Middle East region.  With years of experience in this area, Mr. Mehravari can help you navigate situations that may threaten the loss of your technology and identify ways to avoid these problems.

SPEAKER

Pete Mehravari, Patent Attorney, U.S. Embassy Kuwait, U.S. Department of Commerce