Paris Air Show 2019 Events


ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - LAST UPDATE 6/06/2019

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Meet all the USA Partnership Pavilion Speakers & Moderators
SPEAKERS

 
MON. JUNE 17

10:30 am – 11:00 am

USA PARTNERSHIP Pavilion Launch Ceremony

The LaunchPad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Official opening of the USA Partnership Pavilion at the 2019 Paris Air Show! 

The 2019 Pavilion Opening Ceremony will be presented under the Apollo 50 theme and headlined by the Mission Crew. Featuring prominent speakers and presentations, this perennial spotlight event routinely attracts large crowds to the wide main aisle of Hall 3, including plenty of media to report the news and photograph the notable gathering of “who’s whos” — U.S. VIPs, senior diplomats, elected officials, government and military leaders.

 

Featured Speakers:

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator - NASA
Matthew P. Donovan, Acting Secretary - U.S. Air Force
Eric Fanning, President & CEO - Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Tom Kallman, CEO - Kallman Worldwide
Jamie McCourt, U.S. Ambassador to France
Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

 

Featured Guests:

Col. Walt Cunningham, USMCR, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 7
Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 16
Col. Al Worden, USAF, Ret., Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

 

In Partnership With:

Aeronautical Systems Inc., General Atomics, Greter Houston Partnership, Lockheed Martin & Raytheon

 

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm

FAA and The Department of Transportation Presentation

The LaunchPad, booth #B79 - hall 3

A Conversation with the Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs and the FAA Administrator

 

Featured Speakers:

Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary - Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs

Moderated by:

John Cooney, Chief of Staff - International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce

 

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ULA: Transforming the Future of Space

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the world’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider with 133 consecutive launches and a 100% mission success rate. With a focus on our customer’s mission, the technologies ULA launches protect our country and troops in the battlefield, enable search and rescue, provide a backbone for business, connect families across the globe and help us learn about our solar system and places beyond. With a vision to harness the potential of space for humanity, ULA will share its current focus on returning American astronaut to space from U.S. soil as the country continues its bold human spaceflight legacy, as well as provide a launch countdown as we bring the new Vulcan Centaur rocket family online – America’s next extraordinary ride to space. Vulcan Centaur will transform the future of space launch, making it more affordable and accessible for our customers and make the impossible possible with capabilities that will allow a thriving lunar economy and extend the reaches of space exploration for generations to come

 

Hosted by:

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

 

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Apollo Astronaut Panel Discussion

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Celebrating America's Achievements in Space:  A Panel Discussion with Apollo Astronauts

 

Featured Speakers:

Col. Walt Cunningham, USMCR, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 7
Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 16
Col. Al Worden, USAF, Ret., Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

Moderated by:

Tory Bruno, CEO - United Launch Alliance

 

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3:30 pm - 5:00pm

Welcome to Paris Reception

The LaunchPad, booth #B79 - hall 3

 "Houston, the Eagle has landed.”
Join a delegation from Houston, Texas celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and humankind’s first steps on the moon. Meet NASA astronauts, enjoy some Texas-style hospitality and learn about the organizations propelling the future of innovation and space exploration in America’s most diverse city.

 

Hosted by:

 

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TUES. JUNE 18

Space Day in the USA Partnership Pavilion!

9:30am – 10:00 am

Space Day KICK OFF

The LaunchPad, booth #B79 - hall 3

June 18th has been designated “SPACE DAY” in the USA Partnership Pavilion. Join U.S. government leaders, foreign officials and industry executives for this networking event and launch of the Space Day program.

 

Featured Guests:

Col. Walt Cunningham, USMCR, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 7
Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 16
Col. Al Worden, USAF, Ret., Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

In partnership with:

Lockheed Martin

 

By invitation only

10:00 am - 11:00 am

WHAT TECHNOLOGIES DO WE NEED TO RETURN TO THE MOON, MARS AND BEYOND?

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

As we continue to explore further into the universe, there are a myriad of technical challenges that need to be overcome, particularly in regard to prolonged, long-distance, human space flight. During this session we will hear directly from top industry leaders about the innovative approaches being engineered to address those challenges.

 

Featured Speakers:

­Sirisha Bandla, Business Development and Government Affairs Manager – Virgin Orbit
Lisa Callahan, Vice President of Programs – Lockheed Martin
Murali Krishnan, Vice President & General Manager, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – Harris Corporation
Mark Peller, Vice President for Engineering – ULA

Moderated by:

Dr. David Alexander OBE, Director, Rice Space Institute, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy Rice University

 

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm

THE ROLES OF THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS IN ACHIEVING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPACE FLIGHT

The LaunchPad, booth #B79 - Hall 3

America’s activities in space have always been a public-private-partnership as NASA, from its earliest days, engaged private contractors in the design and implementation of its missions. This model has evolved over five decades, especially as capabilities and funding has shifted back and forth between partners. This session will involve government officials who plan, promote and regulate space-related activities speaking alongside venture capitalists and private-sector space entrepreneurs as we discuss the “trillion dollar space economy”.

 

Featured Speakers:

Tory Bruno, CEO - United Launch Alliance
Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Timothy Kopra, Space Shuttle and ISS Astronaut & Venture Capitalist - Greater Houston Partnership
Robert Lightfoot, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Lockheed Martin Space, Former Acting Administrator of NASA
Jeff Matthews, Space Specialist Leader - Deloitte
Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics - U.S. Air Force

Moderated by:

Eric Stallmer, President - Commercial Spaceflight Federation

 

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12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

doing business with airbus

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

"How to win the Hearts and Minds of Airbus" followed by "Finding the right Technologies"
Like other OEMs, Airbus utilizes thousands of sub-suppliers, a surprising number of which are USA-based. This session presents the basics about the steps a U.S. company can take to qualify as an Airbus supplier.

 

Featured Speaker:

Elisa Garcia Diaz, Head of R&T Cooperation - AIRBUS 
Giuseppe (Joe) Marcheschi, Head of Strategic Procurement Support - AIRBUS

 

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Global Cooperation to achieve our mission

The LaunchPad, booth #B79 - Hall 3

The International Space Station has demonstrated how cooperation across national borders here on earth can contribute to shared success in space. Going forward, international partnerships will play an integral role in projects such as Gateway and other ambitious missions of exploration and discovery. We are inviting senior officials from several of the world’s most prominent space agencies to discuss their vision of how this global cooperation will be structured, and the role they will play individually and collectively in the next era of space travel.

 

Featured Speakers:

H.E Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, General Director - UAE Space Agency
Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator - NASA
Luc Brûlé, Vice President - Canadian Space Agency
Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)
Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa, President - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Moderated by:

Eric Fanning, President and CEO - Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

 

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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Department of transportation presentation: Beyond Open Skies

The launchpad, booth #b79 - hall 3

Assistant Secretary Szabat and Director General Holelei discuss their perspectives on the implementation of the Open Skies programs and strengthening of international aviation moving forward.

 

Featured Speakers:

DG Holelei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport - European Commission

David Short, Deputy Assistant Secretary, FAA

Moderated by:

John Cooney, Chief of Staff, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce

 

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Apollo Tribute VIP Reception

The Terrace of the Partnership Chalet, Chalet Row C
(Rain Alternative Location: Meeting Point, Hall 3)

 

In partnership with:
General Atomics, Greater Houston Partnership,
Indiana Economic Development Coorportation, Lockheed Martin & Raytheon

 

By invitation only

 

WED. JUNE 19

8:00 am - 9:45 am

Houston: Space city & the gateway to innovation

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

From the historic Apollo 11 mission that put the first humans on the moon a half-century ago to a new commercial spaceport that will drive the future of exploration, Houston has long played a key role in aerospace innovation.

Hear former International Space Station Commander Tim Kopra discuss Houston’s monumental achievements and how the city is preparing to pioneer the next phase of space exploration. A panel dialogue will follow featuring Houston leaders discussing education of a new generation of engineers and explorers, the intersection of NASA technology and the private sector, and what visitors to Houston interested in space history can experience. 

 

Keynote Speaker:
Tim Kopra, International Space Station Commander

Featured Speakers:
Saba Abashawl, Chief External Affairs Officer - Houston Airport System
Dr. David Alexander OBE, Director, Rice Space Institute, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy Rice University
Dyan Gibbens, Founder & CEO - Trumbull Unmanned
William Harris, President and CEO - Space Center Houston 
John Kajander, SpaceCom - Houston First
Arturo Machuca, General Manager - Houston Spaceport

 

Hosted by:

 

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11:00 am – 11:55 am

Change is in the Air: Navigating the Future of Aerospace and Defense Session one

the launchPad, booth #B79 - hall 3

The elevated future of mobility: What's next on the horizon?

Autonomous aerial passenger vehicles are on the horizon and will transform the way people and cargo are moved in cities. However, there are challenges that need to be addressed before seeing large scale adoption. Listen to this panel of business leaders, innovators, and regulators as they discuss the art of the possible and the attainment of the practical in elevating the future of mobility.

 

Features Speakers:
Ken Stewart, CEO - AiRXOS a subsidiary of GE Aviation
Antonio Campello, President and CEO - EmbraerX
Francois Sillion, Director of Advanced Technologies Center in Paris - Uber
Earl Lawrence, Executive Director of the Aircraft Certification Service and the former head of the UAS Office - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Parimal Kopardekar (PK), Director/Senior Technologist - NASA

Moderated by:
Robin Lineberger, Deloitte Global Aerospace & Defense Leader

Hosted by:

Deloitte

 

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11:55 am – 12:40 pm

Change is in the Air: Navigating the Future of Aerospace and Defense Session Two

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Rise of the Smart Factory - How to effectively leverage digital to improve factory performance?

A&D manufacturers face continued pressure to meet deliveries, decrease costs, and improve quality all while dealing with massive talent turnover. Implementing smart technologies into the factory environment is one of the key levers that can be pulled to help address these challenges. This session will focus on discussing some of the high value use cases that should be considered in your transformation as well as some practical guidance on how to drive a successful transformation.

 

Featured Speaker:
Steve Shepley, Deloitte US Aerospace & Defense Consulting Leader

Hosted by:
Deloitte

 

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12:40 pm – 1:00 pm

Change is in the Air: Navigating the Future of Aerospace and Defense Session Three

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Advancing cybersecurity and compliance in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB)

How can the DIB safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information shared throughout the supply chain? Our research helps understand the key regulations that govern how the DIB, the Department of Defense (DoD) and industry participants share unclassified information; and more importantly, how could the prime and sub-contractors achieve compliance with changing requirements and strengthen their value chains to safeguard themselves against cyber threats.

 

Featured Speaker:

Alan Faver, Deloitte US Aerospace & Defense Risk and Financial Advisory Leader

Hosted by:

Deloitte

 

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1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Rising Stars Global STEM Program

Raytheon media center - global live video

Who are the stars who will fly us to Mars — and how can industry attract more young people to pursue careers as engineers?

Raytheon will explore these questions and more as the exclusive partner of the Apollo 50 “Rising Stars” STEM Simulcast. In sync with the company’s larger mission to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, this live-streamed panel discussion will feature the Apollo 50 crew (Cunningham, Duke, Worden) and International Rocketry Challenge participants from the U.S., France and Japan on-site during the Paris Air Show. Stay tuned for details, and plan to watch live or on-demand on the web, beginning Wednesday, June 19th. 

 

Featured Guests:

Col. Walt Cunningham, USMCR, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 7
Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF, Ret., Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 16
Col. Al Worden, USAF, Ret., Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

Moderated by:

Stephanie Schierholz, NASA Communications for Human Spaceflight and Adjunct Instructor, Georgetown University - NASA 

Hosted by:

Raytheon

 

Open to all ONline VIA FACEBOOK

Follow the Team America Rocketry Challenge Facebook page to be notified when the event goes live!

 

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1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Defense security cooperation agency

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Director LTG Charles Hooper will deliver an overview of DSCA’s mission and vision and provide updates on reform efforts and accomplishments across the security cooperation enterprise. DSCA advances U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. Topics will include DSCA’s new security cooperation workforce development program, the ways in which DSCA is incorporating strategic guidance into security cooperation planning and execution, and DSCA’s efforts to more effectively and efficiently execute security cooperation programming to help partners achieve full-spectrum capabilities.   

 

Featured Speaker:

Lieutenant General Charles Hooper,  Director - Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Hosted by:

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

 

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Doing Aerospace Business in Washington State

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Washington State is recognized as the #1 state for aerospace in the U.S.A.

 

Mr. Richard Aboulafia, VP of the Teal Group, will comment on his 2018 Aerospace Competitive Economics Study which ranked Washington first among fifty states and the District of Columbia. State Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, State Commerce Director Dr. Lisa Brown, and Mr. Roei Ganzarski, CEO of MagniX, will share how you can join Washington State’s aerospace supercluster.

 

Featured Speakers:

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President - The Teal Group
Dr. Lisa Brown, ​State Commerce Director
Roei Ganzarski, CEO - MagniX
Cyrus Habib, State Lt. Governor

 

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

doing business with the u.s. air force

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Digital engineering has the potential to accelerate the assessment, design and manufacture of future military programs. Hear from the Air Force’s top acquisition, technology and logistics executive on why industry should go all-in on digital engineering and how the Air Force is dramatically changing its acquisition philosophy to follow suit

 

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics - U.S. Air Force

Hosted by:

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

 

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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

UAS Central-New York’s UAS Ecosystem

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

-MOVED TO THURSDAY FROM 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM-

 

With industrial roots in aerospace, our military heritage and our second to none investment in unmanned systems, New York is the place for all things UAS.

 

Featured Speaker:

Ed Kowalewski, Director of International Investment Programs - Empire State Development
Demitrius McNeil, Director of Business and Economic Development - CenterState CEO
Honora Spillane, Senior Director of Economic and Business Development - CenterState CEO

 

Hosted by:

State of New York

 

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THURS. JUNE 20

8:30 am - 9:10 am

SelectUSA presentation

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA is the only U. S. federal program dedicated to facilitating high-impact business investment in the United States — working with global and domestic companies, U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs), and other federal, state, and local government agencies.

 

For International Companies:

SelectUSA works with firms of all sizes at every stage of the decision-making process, streamlining access and information on communities and industry clusters across the nation.

 

U.S. Economic Development Organizations:

Domestically, SelectUSA partners with state, local, and regional EDOs to connect them with potential investors and provide advocacy support.

 

Featured Speaker:
Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, Select USA

 

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9:10 am - 9:50 am

OSD CTO Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

OSD CTO Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program

 

Featured Speaker:
COL Steven R. Ansley, Director, CCDC-Atlantic - U.S. Army (TBC)

 

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10:00 am - 10:30 am

unmanned systems technology development & integration

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Houston-based Trumbull Unmanned uses drones to collect, analyze, and visualize critical data. Dyan Gibbens, Founder and CEO, discusses how the company leverages research, commercial, and defense experience in high-risk, high-value operations to deliver end-to-end solutions.

 

Featured Speaker(s):
Dyan Gibbens, Founder & CEO - Trumbull Unmanned

 

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11:00 am - 11:50 am

cadence

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

Systems of Systems Verification and Digital Twins for Aerospace Applications: Applying Commercial Electronics Design Best Practices to Aerospace

 

Featured Speaker(s):
Frank Schirrmeister, Senior Group Director, Product Manager, Cadence

 

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12:00 am - 12:50 am

UAS CENTRAL – NEW YORK’S UAS ECOSYSTEM

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

With industrial roots in aerospace, our military heritage and our second to none investment in unmanned systems, New York is the place for all things UAS.

 

Featured Speaker:

Ed Kowalewski, Director of International Investment Programs - Empire State Development
Demitrius McNeil, Director of Business and Economic Development - CenterState CEO
Honora Spillane, Senior Director of Economic and Business Development - CenterState CEO

 

Hosted by:

State of New York

 

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1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

foreign military sale ("fms") 101 - A primer for us exporters

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

A Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) official will present 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.

 

Featured Speaker(s):
DSCA Official

 

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

houston spaceport and rice space institute

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

The Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community. In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space, including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities. Arturo Machuca, General Manager, discusses Houston’s unique role in the future of commercial spaceflight.

 

Rice University is one of the top research universities in the U.S. and a key player in the development of the U.S. space program. Dr. David Alexander, Director of the Rice Space Institute, discusses the university’s continued focus on space research and creating the next generation of space engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

 

Featured Speaker(s):

Dr. David Alexander OBE, Director, Rice Space Institute, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy Rice University
Arturo Machuca, General Manager - Houston Spaceport

 

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FRI. JUNE 21

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Industry Briefings

the launchpad, booth #B79 - hall 3

 

Topics and panelists to be announced

 

Open to all visitors