A&D Programs
November 7-8, 2023
Washington, DC

About the Event

Delegates at the Aviation Week's A&D Programs Conference will gain vital insight into Defense industry spending trends, hear solutions to supply chain issues, and be presented with new industry initiatives. Program outlooks, defense acquisition reforms and methods to overcome supplier challenges all will be covered during one day of keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and networking opportunities. Highlighting this event will be the annual 2023 Program Excellence Awards and Banquet, a VIP reception and exclusive Aviation Week executive roundtables.

Topics focus on key components driving the industry:

  • Pentagon budget outlook as both threats and debt grow
  • Supply chain opportunities, pressures as defense becomes more commercial
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Program Excellence Nominees, from Advanced Air Mobility and Commercial Space to Defense and Commercial Transport

Who benefits from attending:

  • Supply chain executives, business development leaders and senior decision makers
  • Strategic planning, engineering and technology leaders
  • Program and project leaders
  • Analysts, investment and financial community members

The three main pillars of the A&D Programs Conference are: Business Strategy, Supplier Opportunities and Program Excellence. Knowledge gained from each pillar is actionable — enabling delegates to effectively secure significant and sustainable growth opportunities.

Business Strategy

Supercharge Your Business Strategy: Delegates meet and engage with top industry analysts who offer their views of the industry, provide forecasts for business planning, present DoD priorities, long-term strategies around defense operations, consolidation and restructuring, and OEM and prime initiatives. The latest innovation and technology advancements will also be addressed.

Supplier Opportunities

Grow Your Business or Organization: A&D Programs shows suppliers where it is best to make their mark with top defense programs, and makes clear the fiscal realities and deal-making models that prime contractors are utilizing today. Delegates gain an understanding of how the defense supply chain is reshaping itself with deals and alliances designed to create winning positions on major programs.

Program Excellence

Stay Informed on Breakthroughs to Program Performance: Aviation Week partners with industry leaders to identify and share program breakthroughs, demonstrate the technology and innovation required to succeed, display how programs are taking shape as speed and disruption become increasingly important factors, and provide visibility into the processes and systems that program and project leaders are using to reach the highest levels of program execution. At A&D Programs, Delegates gain visibility for their own benefit into all of these areas, as we honor the 2022 Program Excellence finalists and winners. Visit the Program Excellence Page.