Shaping the Future at MAC2023

The Midwest Aerospace Conference (MAC) has firmly established itself as a platform for innovation, collaboration, and transformation within the aerospace industry. As industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators gather for MAC2023, the conference promises to herald a new era in aerospace development and collaboration. Set against the backdrop of technological advancements and global challenges, this event serves as a powerful catalyst for change, fostering partnerships, electrifying aerospace, and nurturing groundbreaking ideas.

One of the most remarkable outcomes of the conference is the convergence of small and large companies, fostering partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries. Through our matchmaking process with govmates, a technology scouting platform that pairs non-traditional defense contractors within the federal community, it’s not uncommon to witness a startup engaging in conversation with an industry titan. This cross-pollination of ideas often gives rise to unexpected collaborations, sparking the birth of innovations that reshape the aerospace landscape.

This year, the electrification of the aerospace industry is a theme that will reverberate throughout the MAC sessions. In a world increasingly focused on sustainability, electric propulsion systems are emerging as a transformative force. Attendees can expect visionary talks that delve into cutting-edge technologies and the progress being made in electrification, but also learn about ways the industry is pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

At the heart of MAC2023 is the keynote address that will offer profound insights into the state of the industry. Pratt & Whitney’s portfolio of products takes center stage, with a deep dive into how technological advancements are enriching both present-day aircraft engines and shaping the future of propulsion systems. Geoff Hunt will examine the intricate interplay between innovation, sustainability, and performance, outlining how these factors are influencing engine design. Attendees are sure to be left with a tangible sense of the monumental strides the industry is taking towards cleaner, more efficient, and more powerful engines.

MAC2023’s agenda encompasses a diverse array of sessions, each a potential turning point in the aerospace journey. Workforce development takes center stage, addressing the pressing need for skilled professionals in a rapidly changing industry. There will be discussions on funding opportunities in the state of Illinois to open doors for Midwest companies, propelling them toward realization of their aerospace ambitions. Unlocking opportunities in aerospace procurements is a masterclass in navigating the complex web of contracts and acquisitions, helping businesses seize their rightful place in the aerospace value chain. Breakout sessions on Aerospace Electrification Trends are a testament to the conference’s commitment to innovation. Pioneers in electric propulsion systems will share their insights, unleashing a wave of inspiration among attendees.

The MAC exhibit room is a microcosm of the aerospace industry, featuring a wide range of innovations and companies. Attendees can mingle, forge connections, and be inspired by new ideas. A chance encounter between a materials scientist and an avionics engineer can give rise to a partnership that transforms aircraft interiors. This vibrant space is a testament to MAC’s role in nurturing a culture of innovation and collaboration.

As MAC2023 quickly approaches on September 20, it becomes evident that this conference is more than a mere gathering of industry professionals. It’s a nexus of progress, a hotbed of ideas, and a launchpad for transformation. With each talk, breakout session, and networking opportunity, the aerospace industry moves one step closer to a future that promises cleaner skies, higher efficiency, and unprecedented innovation. The Midwest Aerospace Conference isn’t just shaping the future, it’s propelling us into it.

To learn more about MAC2023 and to register, click here.