Farnborough 2018 Executive Briefing Center

Monday, July 16th

Using the U.S. Department of Commerce to Increase your Defense Exports
Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis, Ms. Nazak Nikakhtar
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce


Assistant Secretary Nikakhtar will engage in a discussion about the Trump Administration’s steps to increase defense exports and better support defense companies in global competitions. As part of the new Conventional Arms Transfer Policy (CAT), the USG has been directed to better coordinate strategy and messaging to support U.S. defense companies, increase promotional opportunities and identify regulations and trade barriers that inhibit the U.S. industry’s ability to compete overseas. Come and learn first-hand how the USG will be supporting you and provide your input for what regulations and trade barriers need to be addressed to ensure your success.


Tuesday, July 17th

Doing Business with South Africa
Lulu Mzili, Group Executive: Business Enablement, ARMSCOR
08:00 to 9:00

Learn specifics of doing business with South Africa/Armscor. In particular, best opportunities to expand U.S. businesses in South Africa, available tenders and processes to be considered.


Doing Business with the Korean Ministry of Defense
Presentation by the Republic of Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration
09:30 to 10:30

The changing dynamics of the growing Asia Pacific region, including not only relations with North Korea, but also Russia, China, Japan and others, continues to position the Republic of Korea as a top prospect for American defense suppliers. The Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) serves as the conduit for U.S.-Korean defense industry cooperation. Come meet officials and learn more about the procurement process.


Doing Business with Airbus
Giuseppe (Joe) MARCHESCHI, Head of Strategic Procurement Support, AIRBUS
11:00 to 12:00

An introduction for U.S. companies who want to start or expand their equipment / service supply relationship with Airbus.


Meet the FAA Administrator – A discussion on Emerging Technologies and the Evolving Aviation Industry

Dan Elwell returned to the FAA during the summer of 2017, after originally serving as FAA assistant administrator for aviation policy, planning, and environment from 2006 to 2008. Before rejoining the agency, Mr. Elwell previously had been president and managing partner of his own consulting firm, Elwell & Associates, and was involved with the Trump administration on issues such as the independent air traffic control organization proposal. An Air Force Academy graduate, he has also worked at Airlines for America (A4A), American Airlines and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). With his wealth of industry background Mr. Elwell is in a unique position to know what is coming around the corner in terms of integrating drones into the commercial aviation sphere; high altitude flight; new air traffic control alternatives and other topics that will impact the industry now and for decades to come.


Wednesday, July 18th

UK – USA Space Cooperation – New Commercial Opportunities
09:45 to 11:00

A business-to-business networking event facilitated by Kim Wells and Scott Kennedy of the U.S. Department of Commerce Aerospace Office and Charlie Haire, Lead for Export and Investment, International Directorate, UK Space Agency. Ms. Wells and Mr. Kennedy will highlight the recent activities of the U.S. National Space Council and the changes occurring at the Commerce Department to implement them. The new Office of Space Commerce will coordinate all facets of regulatory, policy and trade promotion so that this important sector will achieve faster growth and spur innovation. On the UK side, Mr. Haire will explain what the UK Space Agency is doing to encourage international cooperation on commercial space projects.

An Introduction to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency – How the DSCA can work with you around the world
Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), U.S. Department of Defense
11:15 – 12:15

DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners. DSCA’s Director Lt General Charles Hooper overseas a diverse portfolio of programs including Foreign Military Sales; Foreign Military Financing; International Military Education and Training; Defense Institution Building, End Use Monitoring; Title 10 and 22 equipping programs; and Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Mine Action. Come hear from him what these programs can mean for you, and use this opportunity of direct access to ask your questions, and offer your ideas.


Thursday, July 19th

Doing Business with Embraer
Karin Lim, Supply Chain Strategy – Global Sourcing, Embraer (tbc)
08:00 to 09:00

An introduction for U.S. companies who want to start or expand their equipment / service supply relationship with Embraer.


Doing Business with Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce Supply Chain Presenter to be confirmed
09:30 to 10:30

An introduction for U.S. companies who want to start or expand their equipment / service supply relationship with Rolls-Royce.


Doing Business with COMAC
COMAC Supply Chain Presenter to be confirmed
11:00 to 12:00

An introduction for U.S. companies who want to start or expand their equipment / service supply relationship with COMAC.