Succeeding in global aerospace

An audience of 160 heard five high-profile industry experts present an array of thought-provoking forecasts and views, complemented by perspectives from local small companies, the MAA team and a local cluster perspective.


The programme

Download the conference programme:

Conference programme 2015

Keynote speakers

Our keynote speakers were:

  • Geoff Hunt, UTC Aerospace Systems

  • Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce

  • Andy Moran, Airbus

  • Neil McManus, GKN Aerospace

  • Clive Lewis, Achieving the Difference

Neil Wyke, Managing Director, Heinrich Georg UK and Craig Fullwood, Sales Manager and Steve Cresswell, Commercial Manager, MJ Sections gave delegates their own thought-provoking presentations based on their experience managing small companies. Tim Johnson of Wolverhampton City Council showed how partners are working closely together to support the industry in the local cluster.


Andrew Mair

 Andrew Mair, MAA - Welcome

Tony Wood Rolls-Royce

Keynote speaker Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce

Peter Knight

 Peter Knight - NATEP presentation

Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson, Wolverhampton City Council - Sponsors

Neil McManus

Keynote speaker Neil McManus, GKN Aerospace


Conference 2015 networking


Andy Moran

Keynote speaker Andy Moran, Airbus


What they thought . . .

Here is a sample of feedback from participants at the conference:

  • Excellent as always
  • A very worthwhile day
  • Well organised and executed
  • Great facilities
  • Superb day
  • Great insight into opportunities for SMEs
  • Very good and interesting
  • Great event - thank you
  • Very useful and informative
  • A must for Midlands SMEs to attend
  • Well organised
  • Good networking opportunities
  • Well organised with quality speakers
  • Well done on the conference, really enjoyed it
  • Appropriate networking opportunities
  • A very good day
  • The sponsorship model worked really well for us
  • An excellent worthwhile event
  • Fruit and snacks - great idea
  • A very good day - congratulations to all involved
  • I thought it was a very good conference, and was delighted to be a sponsor
  • Very impressed with presentations and shared knowledge
  • Really good event
  • Will be attending the next conference
  • Thank you to the MAA – it was very interesting


Our sponsors

Our sponsors helped us organise a superb day. 

Gold sponsors

Moog logo


UTC Aerospace Systems logo


Wolverhampton City Council


Silver sponsors



Bronze sponsors

Argenta Logo RGB


Delcam logo



Jonathan Lee Recruitment

MAS logo

Uni of birmingham logo



Thank you to all involved in making this a successful event.