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2017 Annual Conference

September 17-19, 2017, San Francisco, CA ► CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco 
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California, USA, 94111


The Aircraft Builders Council conducts a conference each year, which is an informational forum on the most recent developments in the aviation and aerospace industry and products liability. This annual conference is unique in that it brings together insureds, potential insureds, lead underwriters, brokers and defense counsel, all at one locale.

Presentations are given on subjects of current interest, including insurance, law, governmental activity, and aviation and aerospace technology. In the past, speakers have included the Chairman of Lloyd's, Administrators of the FAA, NASA Astronauts, United States District Court Judges, United States Legislators, as well as experts in the aerospace industry.

An important feature of this conference includes the participation of the program's lead underwriters, who are available for private consultations with insureds and potential insureds, together with their brokers.


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ABC is pleased to welcome the following 2017 speakers: 

"An Update from the CEO Of Lloyd's"
Inga Beale DBE, Featured Speaker
Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s of London

"Twin Otter & CL415 Aircraft Programs"
David Curtis
President & CEO, Viking Air Limited

"Risk Culture for the Aviation Sector of the Future"
Brett Dorney
Director, Aretai

"The Future of Aerospace Operations and its Risk Implications; a Technology Roadmap Perspective"
Michael Huggins
Chief Engineer, Aerospace Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory

"Handling the 21st Century Aviation Case for the Plaintiff's Perspective"
Brian Panish
Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP

"New Methods for Simulating, Animating, and Presenting Aviation Accident Reconstructions"
Dr. Robert C. Winn
Principal, Director-Aviation, and Chairman of the Board, Engineering Systems Inc.

"Aviation Legal Update"
Ralph Pagano and Garth Aubert
Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP.