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NWAA Annual Conference  

16th May, 2019 - Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-Le-Moors

NWAA are excited to announce a further two expert industry speakers; Simon Jewell Strategy Director, BAE Systems – Air and Simon Barker, Vice President Government Affairs at Leonardo who will be joining the list of keynote speakers, along with Nichola Robinson, Procurement Director, Bombardier and Dominic Maxwell, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company at this year’s 2019 Annual Conference.

The Conference entitled ‘North West Aerospace & Defence - Preparing for a New Era’ will explore how the UK Aerospace and Defence Sectors in 2019 will be shaped by new geo-political pressures, the speed of technology and innovation and the need to maintain a competitive advantage over the global competition that would like to win a share of the work from the UK.

Simon Jewell, Strategy Director from BAE Systems – Air will present on: 
Future Fit: Preparing for the 2020s and Beyond and,

Simon Barker, Vice President Government Affairs at Leonardo will present on:
Leonardo: Prosperity built on Intelligent Partnerships

We are pleased to have MSP as our Platinum Sponsor this year along with Heroux Devtek and Ideagen as our two Gold Sponsors. All three sponsors will be speaking at the conference.

Speakers Confirmed so far! 

Simon Jewell, BSc (Hons), MSc (TM), FRAeS
Strategy Director BAE Systems – Air

Simon Barker, BA (Hons), MBA
Vice President Government Affairs at Leonardo

Nichola Robinson, Procurement Director, Bombardier 

Dominic Maxwell, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

We have an improved conference format for 2019, with more time built in for member networking and two way discussion throughout the conference itself. Book your ticket today!

* Limited number of Silver Sponsorship Packages still available* Contact Claire Lambert on 01772 648800 or claire.lambert@aerospace.co.uk for more information on booking your exhibition space.


Thank you to all our sponsors!


Sponsors 2019 V1


Platinum Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:

Héroux-Devtek UK

Ideagen Plc

Silver Sponsors:

Aerospace Manufacturing

Bowers Group Ltd

Ceratizit Group

DSL Global Freight

Forcam UK Ltd.

KTL Tooling 

Quality Bearings Online 

WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Group

Woodford Engineering Consultancy (UK) Ltd 



Price: Members: £78.00 (Ex VAT) Non-Members:£170.00 (Ex VAT)

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