Hosted by the RAEDC with Special Guest Congressman Adam Kinzinger
This event is an opportunity for regional businesses to attend a targeted invitation for suppliers and partners who fit into the supply chain needs.
Thursday, September 20
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford
To apply for participation email Chelsea Fray with company name, attendee’s names, and the primary contact name, phone, and email address. Information must be received by September 10th.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-In, Continental Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Remarks by Congressman Adam Kinzinger
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Presentation by Airbus
9:45 am – 1:00 pm
Individual 10-15 minute One-On-One Matchmaking Meetings with Airbus Representatives
At Airbus, partners and suppliers are part of our extended family, and they play a crucial role in the common business success. Around 60-80% of Airbus’ activity is sourced and we work with more than 12,000 suppliers worldwide that provide products and services for flying and non-flying parts. The United States has long been a valued industrial partner to Airbus. We are continuously developing our supplier base, focusing today on identifying partners offering innovative and disruptive technologies to enable Airbus to provide first-class products and services to our U.S. and international customers. Since 1990, we have spent over $200 billion dollars with hundreds of U.S. suppliers – $48 billion in the last three years alone. This makes Airbus the largest export company for the U.S. aerospace industry.