Aviation & Defence annual conference


Date: 12 October 2017
Time: 15.30 - 20.30    Venue: Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP


We are seeing the aviation and defence industry being transformed by technology and the digital world. This is a truly exciting time for our sector.

This event provides a platform to listen to industry experts, understand what the buzzwords actually mean and discuss the opportunities and the challenges.

Come and join us for part of the session or all of the afternoon and evening, we can't wait to see you.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

15:30 - 16:00

  • Registrations

16:00 - 16:15

16:15 - 17:15

  • Presentation & Panel discussion: Big Data, Digital Transformation and Internet of Things – what does this all mean for the Aviation & Defence sector? What are the challenges, risks and opportunities? (Industry panel: OEM / airline /aerospace & defence perspectives)

17:15 - 17:40

  • Coffee break

17:40 - 18:20

  • Workshops (please make a selection of the session you would like to attend when you register)

  • Airlines and Brexit – what do you need to plan for?

  • Are Aerospace, Defence & Security companies transforming into tech companies? The emergence of tech M&A and partnership opportunities in the ADS sector and the challenges this represents
    • Neil Blundell, Partner, Bird & Bird
    • Guy Anderson, Associate Director, IHS Markit
    • Reid Whitten, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Lessor financing: analysis

18:25 - 18:45

  • Closing remarks
    • Rt Hon Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, Director, SC Strategy
    • Robin Hallam, Consultant, Bird & Bird

18:45 - 20:30

  • Drinks and food