LED to host major aerospace event in New Orleans

Louisiana Economic Development will bring a major aerospace conference to New Orleans in May 2018, with the SpeedNews 6th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference convening leading manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace industry.

Topics to be covered by industry-leading experts will include innovation within manufacturing, contemporary machining technologies, automation, manufacturing capabilities and processes, and aerospace trends.

A special focus will explore the impact of the Internet of Things, Additive Manufacturing and Big Data. Attendees also will take part in a tour of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

“LED and NASA are pleased to welcome the SpeedNews Aerospace Manufacturing Conference to New Orleans,” LED Secretary Don Pierson said. “Aviation and aerospace are world-class industries in Louisiana, where we manufacture NASA’s Space Launch System and build the Orion space capsule. Louisiana’s advanced infrastructure and logistics, top-ranked state workforce development program, and strategic industry and higher education partnerships have helped create a thriving advanced manufacturing sector. The SpeedNews Aerospace Manufacturing Conference is an unmatched opportunity to meet with distinguished experts in the aerospace industry and learn about current trends, as well as new products and developments. We look forward to discussions and presentations on key manufacturing aspects as well as advances in materials engineering and technological systems.”

The event also will feature a Supplier ShowCase exhibiting innovative products and services in the aerospace sector.

“As the premier conference organiser in the global aerospace and defence industries, we are proud to bring our Aerospace Manufacturing Conference to New Orleans for the first time,” said conference managing director, Joanna Speed. “The event will offer a dynamic roster of speakers and panellists with tremendous hands-on manufacturing experience. Conference delegates will be updated with real examples of products and knowledge that will help and inspire them to improve the productivity and profitability for their own operations.”

The Omni Royal Orleans will serve as the conference site on May 1-2, 2018.



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