MAA Conference 2018

08:00 - 16:00, Rolls Royce Learning and Development Centre, Derby

The MAA Conference 2018 is only a few days away. Last few places remaining!


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Stay up to date with the latest trends in aerospace, make sure you and your company are doing the right things.


Agenda below!



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 Networking at MAA Conference 2017 

Networking at MAA conference 2017

 MAA Conference 2017 Boeing 

Boeing speaks at MAA conference 2017

At the MAA Conference you will find out:

  • how big aerospace companies like Airbus and Rolls-Royce are managing their growth and what this means for smaller manufacturers and the supply chain;
  • what the world's aerospace industry leaders are privately thinking and what their plans mean for your company;
  • how UK manufacturing is coping with current economic uncertainties, where aerospace fits in, and what you should do next
  • the best ways aerospace suppliers can plan for Brexit
  • how future technological change will affect today's aerospace manufacturers - what does "more-electric aircraft propulsion" mean for the gas turbine industry? - what does "additive manufacturing" mean for machinists, fabricators and special process firms?

 Rolls Royce Derby Learning and Development Centre

The venue: Rolls-Royce Derby

 MAA Conference 2016 Audience

Participants at MAA conference 2016

Conference agenda


Registration, networking refreshments


Conference opens


Welcome. Cllr Martin Rawson, Derby City Council and MAA Director, David Danger, Chairman, MAA


Uncertainty and change in the UK economy


Brexit: how UK aerospace suppliers should prepare. Jeegar Kakkad, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, ADS


Beyond Brexit: challenges, opportunities and policy changes for UK manufacturing in 2018. Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF


Refreshments and networking


Managing output growth in aerospace supply chains


Managing growth and innovation for short and long-term prosperity. Simon Kirby, Chief Operating Officer, Rolls-Royce


Increasing rates in aircraft manufacturing, what is the Airbus perception of the UK supply chain? Andy Moran, Head of Supplier Development UK, Airbus


What keeps 220 top aerospace executives up at night and should you be concerned too? Robert Thomson, Managing Partner, United Kingdom, Roland Berger


Lunch and networking


Future product and manufacturing technologies


The hybrid-electric aircraft: opportunities and challenges for today’s aerospace supply chain. Robin Hill, Head of Electronics, Rolls-Royce


Additive manufacturing: what does it really mean for the aerospace manufacturer? David Wimpenny, Chief Technologist for Component Manufacturing, The Manufacturing Technology Centre


Concluding comments


Dr Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance, David Danger, Chairman, MAA


Conference close, refreshments, networking

More information

Come and network with your peers in the Midlands aerospace industry.

The Midlands Aerospace Alliance wants to give more help to your company! Come and find out what we can do for you . . .

Get involved by messaging us on Twitter @MAAaero with the hashtag #MAAConf2018 or via Linkedin

Download a flyer for your colleagues with all the information in this email here.


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The venue

The conference venue is once again the excellent Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre in the city of Derby.

Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre

Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre

Rolls-Royce Derby Learning and Development Centre interior

Inside the Centre

US aerospace expert Richard Aboulafia addresses the 2013 conferenceUS aerospace expert Richard Aboulafia addresses the first MAA conference


 Registration rates for 2018

  First participant Additional participants
MAA member company £250 £175
Member of partner organisation (ADS, AWF, FAC, NWAA, WEAF) £300 £225
Non-member organisation £350 £350


Click here to see if you are members of the MAA.