Sunday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Hosted by: Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA)
Grand Traverse Resort
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP was a sponsor and in attendance at The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association’s annual North American Space Summit Oct. 2 – Oct. 4, 2022, in Traverse City, Michigan. Attendees heard from some of the world’s most influential leaders in government and defense, automotive, business, aerospace and more on initiatives to lead the world in new technology, capabilities, services and innovation in hypersonics and low-Earth orbit, or LEO.
The summit featured more than 30 educational and networking sessions for attendees to learn about the next generation of space-enabled communications, autonomous vehicle technology, space supply chains, government applications, funding sources and more.
2022 Session topics included:
- Space force utilization of commercial technology.
- Space-based manufacturing and research and development.
- Space-enabled 5G autonomous vehicle navigation and operation.
- Next-gen solutions for orbital debris and space traffic management.
- Spaceports, satellites and the Michigan Launch Initiative.
- Hypersonic systems development and test range.
Warner Partner Tom Manganello and Business Development Executive Elaine Taylor represented the firm by participating in a panel discussion titled, “Surviving Today’s Supply Chain Challenges: All hope is not lost ... maybe!” Taylor moderated the discussion and Manganello was a panelist.
The panel description is as follows:
Supply chain performance has evolved over time, but recent issues have amplified the magnitude of this change. Similar to automotive, we know that the aerospace and defense manufacturing sector is experiencing critical challenges, and getting back to the basics of blocking and tackling is more important now than ever. Are you positioned to survive? This discussion will offer actionable operational, management and legal strategies today, to help position your company to survive and thrive.
For the full summit agenda and list of presenters, click here.