Smart Manufacturing Aerospace & Defense

Leveraging Innovative Technologies and Smart Strategies to Optimize Aerospace and Defense 4.0

29 October 2024

Chicago, IL, USA

“As both a speaker and attendee at the Smart Manufacturing Conference by AMG World in Chicago last year, I really enjoyed the roundtable discussions and the interaction with the other attendees. It was an added benefit to have access to key vendors and suppliers in a more intimate setting at the conference. I was fortunate to make some great contacts whose products will be helpful to us on our Transformation journey.”

Andy Mears, Production Operations Sr Manager – Digital Transformation and Intelligent Factory Integration, Lockheed Martin

The aerospace and defense industry are experiencing a demand renaissance, fueled by the revival of air travel and escalating geopolitical tensions driving military modernization. However, manufacturers continue to face crippling supply chain disruptions stemming from labor shortages and material scarcity.  Further compounding these challenges, an acute skills gap leaves them ill-equipped to meet the pace of technological change.

Manufacturers are turning to Industry 4.0 technologies as a strategic solution, leveraging digital threads, AI-driven quality control, model-based enterprises, and digital twins to accelerate production, ensure compliance, optimize product lifecycles and enhance quality standards while fortifying supply chain resilience.

Join industry leaders in Chicago at the Smart Manufacturing for Aerospace & Defense Summit to build a compelling business case for selecting, implementing and scaling these critical Industry 4.0 technologies.

2024 Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Experts

Laxmi Sivashankar of Collins Aerospace speaking at AMG World

Laxmi Sivashankar

Director, Engineering Applications, Digital Technologies,

Collins Aerospace

Andrew Mears of Lockheed Martin speaking at AMG World

Andrew Mears

Production Operations Sr Manager - Digital Transformation and Intelligent Factory Integration

Lockheed Martin

Marvin Vincent of Moog speaking at AMG World

Marvin Vincent

PLM Business Analyst

Moog

Patrick Hovland of Honeywell Aerospace speaking at AMG World

Patrick Hovland

Sr. Design Engineer

Honeywell Aerospace

Dr Waruna Seneviratne of Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) speaking at AMG World

Dr Waruna Seneviratne

Director

Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS)

John Wilczynski of America Makes speaking at AMG World

John Wilczynski

Executive Director

America Makes

Mark Burnham of Additive Manufacturing Coalition speaking at AMG World

Mark Burnham

Director of Policy

Additive Manufacturing Coalition

Michael Bonacum of GE Aerospace speaking at AMG World

Michael Bonacum

Senior Director, Government Relations

GE Aerospace

Kevin Maring of Lockheed Martin speaking at AMG World

Kevin Maring

Fellow - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, and Operations Transformation

Lockheed Martin

Travis Prior of Collins Aerospace speaking at AMG World

Travis Prior

Manager Adoption Lead - Enterprise Ops Smart Factory

Collins Aerospace

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This summit will provide you with the necessary tools to:

  • Justify the business case and develop a robust 4.0 strategy that aligns with organizational objectives and considers current business maturity

 

  • Understand the current regulatory landscape prior to integrating emerging technologies into your plant

 

  • Invest in your workforce through change management: Ensure your workforce recognize the value of 4.0 technology and manufacturing innovation

 

  • Navigate the IIoT, Digital Twins, Robotics, Machine Health, AI/ML/Advanced Analytics, VR/AR, Cybersecurity, and Blockchain vendor environment to identify and select solution providers that best align with your organizational aims and capabilities

 

  • Establish a strong cybersecurity infrastructure to prevent, identify, and minimize cyber-risks and potential threats

Who you will meet:

VP’s, Directors, Global Heads and Managers of:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent Automation / Manufacturing Automation
  • Smart Manufacturing / Digital Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing
  • IoT & Connected Devices
  • Data / AI / ML / Manufacturing Analytics
  • Plant Management & Operations
  • Emerging Technology
  • Smart Factories
  • Manufacturing Operations / Engineering / IT
  • Digital Transformation
  • Production
  • Robotics

Our sponsors, technology & solution providers include:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Location Detection Technologies
  • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Cyber Security, Authentication and Fraud Detection
  • 3D Printing, Smart Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Wearables
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Integrators

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Smart Manufacturing Technology vendor landscape is vast. New entrants are innovating rapidly. It is therefore a prerequisite that solution providers acquire a granular understanding of the industry’s needs in order to develop those bespoke solutions that are critical to winning new business. Showcase your technology solutions to senior decision makers across roles in industry 4.0, manufacturing technology, and data & analytics.

2024 Sponsors

Testimonials

Andy Mears, Production Operations Sr Manager – Digital Transformation and Intelligent Factory Integration, Lockheed Martin

As both a speaker and attendee at the Smart Manufacturing Conference by AMG World in Chicago last year, I really enjoyed the roundtable discussions and the interaction with the other attendees. It was an added benefit to have access to key vendors and suppliers in a more intimate setting at the conference. I was fortunate to make some great contacts whose products will be helpful to us on our Transformation journey.

Worlds IO

The event was well planned and executed. The attendees were engaging and collaborative, and the right titles /personas for Worlds. The opportunity to present to the entire group of attendees was extremely valuable and a terrific opportunity to educate, confirm if our messaging resonated and to create leads. The communications up to and including event were also solid.

Global Manufacturing Optimization Strategist, General Motors

Great discussions and insights around a variety of Industry 4.0 technology topics. Excellent networking opportunities as well. My team took a great deal of information and contacts from the program.

Complimentary Resources

Smart Manufacturing for Aerospace & Defense 2024 Sponsorship Pack

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