Media advisory - Montreal hosts AEROMART - The aerospace industry's most important international business convention of the year

MONTREAL, March 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to attend the fourth edition of the International Convention AEROMART Montreal, which will be held from March 30 to April 2nd, 2015, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

More than 400 companies and organizations from the aerospace and defense industries have confirmed their presence, AIRBUS GROUP, BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC., THE BOEING COMPANY, HEROUX DEVTEK, LATECOERE, ROLLS ROYCE, SAFRAN, BOMBARDIER AERONAUTIQUE and PRATT&WHITNEY CANADA amongst them.

In 18 years, AEROMART has become a must-attend event designed around preplanned individual maintenance sessions. Business conferences organized by AEROMART provide the ideal networking environment for organizations in the aeronautics and space industries. A program of organized meetings allows for builders, parts manufacturers, all subcontracting groups or international service providers to come together to link the appropriate skillsets and create a robust and reliable international supply chain. Convention attendees are drawn from around the world, including growth markets in Asia, the US, India, Africa and Europe, allowing participants to discuss and anticipate new trends.


MONDAY, MARCH 30th, 2015 – GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT / Military session (Room 524), from 1 PM to 5 PM

12:30 PM

Registration and coffee

1:30 PM

Welcoming remarks
-   Ms. Maria Della Posta, Chairman of the Board of Aéro Montréal and senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Pratt & Whitney Canada.
-  Ms. Christyn Cianfarani, President, Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CADSI)

2:00 PM

How A Quebec Company Managed To Do Business With An American OEM In The Defense And Security Industry?
-   Moderator:  Mr. Roger Hildesheim, Senior Manager Engineering,- Sustainment & ISS, Lockheed Martin
-  Mr. Jean Gravel, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Héroux-Devtek
-   Mr. John Mannarino, President Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.



TUESDAY, MARCHI 31ST, 2015 – GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT / Civil session (Room 524)


7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Welcoming remarks
-  Ms. Suzanne Benoît, President, Aéro Montréal
-  Mr. Jean Séguin, Deputy Minister, Exterior Trade, Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade

8:30 AM

The Evolution Of The Supply Chain For The Past 10 Years: Overview And Trends For The Future
-   Mr. Matthieu Duhaime, Vice President, St Laurent Manufacturing Center at Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services
-  Mr. Darren Bicknell, Global Supply Chain Director, Machine parts and Assembly components, Pratt&Whitney

11:15 AM

Alternative Supply Chain Opportunities for the Aerospace Industry

-   Mr. Michael Dyment, CEO, LTA Aerostructure

12:00 PM

Luncheon conference: The Internet of Things And Its Impact On The Supply Chain

-  Mr. Andrew Simpson-Pirie, Director, Global Sales, Mobility and Internet of Things, CGI

4:15 PM

Achieving A Competitive Edge In The New Supply Chain Paradigm Through Innovation, Automation, And Additive Manufacturing



9 h 40

A gateway to doing aerospace business and research in Poland

- Mr. Andrzej Rybka, Managing Director, Aviation Valley

10 h 50

Low-weight, Low-cost Technology

- Mr. Mark Johnson, Managing Director, Sigma Precision Components

- Mr. Mark Lambert, Director of Business Development, Sigma Precision Components.

12 h 30

Lunch break

14 h 35

Mexico's Industrial Incubator Program

- Mr. Manuel Ribeiro, International Business Development, American Industries

15 h 45

Discover Multi-CAM « Adaptive » Post=Processing & Machine Simulation

- Mr. Jean-Nicolas Ruby, Director of Strategic Marketing, ICAM Technologies Corporation

Alongside this conference program, business meetings will be held in the exhibition hall, room 220 C-D-E.



9 h 05

Overview of Turkish Defense & Aerospace Market

- Mrs Hilal Unal, cluster coordinator, OSSA

- Mr. Bilal Aktas, Department Head, SSM (Undersecretariat for Defense Industries for Turkey) 

9 h 40

Overview of Turkish Defense & Aerospace Market

- M. Bilal Aktas, Department Head, SSM (Undersecretariat for Defense Industries for Turkey) 

11 h 25

Opportunities in Mexico in their Supply Chain Expansion

- Mr. Luis G Lizcano, President of the Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry (FEMIA)

12 h 00

Needs of Supply Chain in Mexico

- Special guest from Mexico, Supply Chain Manager

Alongside this conference program, business meetings will be held in the exhibition hall, room 220 C-D-E.



For further information: Camille Delacour, Phone: 514-843-2388, Cell: 514-998-5209,

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