In a year unlike any other, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) continues to help lead the aerospace manufacturing industry in the northwest and for the first time will host their annual aerospace conference in an immersive virtual environment. In their 20th anniversary year, their goal is to continue delivering a premier conference, filled with top speakers from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), top industry analysts, and tier suppliers, where they will present global market outlooks, supply chain updates as well as practical tips and stories of inspiration of how companies have pulled through 2020.
Brian Canfield, PNAA’s CEO and Executive Director explains what attendees and sponsors can expect.
Aerospace Manufacturing & Design (AM&D): What’s this year’s theme?
Brian Canfield (BC): “Changing Our Flight Plan: Engineering the Road to Recovery” is designed to help aerospace manufacturers respond to the rapidly changing conditions in the aerospace manufacturing industry and provide them with the best knowledge to help manage through this next year on top. Company leaders are searching for information to help them plan, forecast, and set strategy on how they create the plan to maintain stability through the near future and prepare for when things rebound. Our speakers will be share what the near future holds, and you will hear tips from companies on how they have successfully dealt with the past year, which we believe will help companies take steps to create a plan forward to be productive in the year to come.
AM&D: Why attend the conference?
BC: Our conference will be completely virtual this year and we are setting the bar high with an engaging virtual platform that will allow attendees feel like they are almost attending in person. People will be able to engage in virtual events with avatars, real-time chat, and 2-way video. This year our