2019 Annual Conference
September 15-17, 2019 | Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene-Levesque West, Montreal QC H3B 4A5 CANADA
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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 CEO 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.
The conference begins with an evening reception on Sunday, September 15, 2019 and concludes in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
2019 Annual Conference
Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 (NOTE THE RECEPTION STARTS ON SUNDAY)
03:30 PM - 07:30 PM Registration
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM Opening Reception (all are welcome including companions)
Monday, September 16, 2019
07:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM General Session Welcome and Introductory Remarks
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM David Coleal, Bombardier
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM David Pritchard, Pravco LLC / SUNY Empire State College
Aerospace 4.0: Implications to the New Manufacturing Ecosystem
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Michael Harrington, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jeffrey Breland, Boeing
Insuring the NASA Space Program: "The Write Stuff"
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Peter Coen, NASA
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Jean Thomassin, United Technologies Corporation
Project 804: The Development of the Hybrid-Electric X-Plane
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM Individual Meeting with Underwriters (two rooms)
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM Individual Meeting with Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert LLP
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM Board of Trustees only Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
07:30 AM - 11:30 PM Registration
07:30 AM - 08:45 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM Kristin Slyker, Honeywell
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hidden Pitfalls - Whose Liability Are You Accepting (Interactive Panel)
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Moderator Bob Crawford (ABC President), Trustees Joe Gaug and Rick Roberts;
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Fitzpatrick & Hunt reps Ralph Pagano and Garth Aubert; and
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lead Underwriters Johnny Wadhams (Chubb) and Simon Abbott (Global)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM John Doyle, Marsh
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Closing Lunch
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting with Lead Underwriters, Legal Counsel and Brokers
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM Committee Reps