Guest speakers


( at USAIRE Luncheons since September 1992 )

2020 Feb 7

Christian Scherer
AIRBUS Chief Commercial Officer

2020 Feb 28
(SW Chapter)

Vincent Carre
Inspecteur Gnral des Armes

Topic: Les enjeux de l'arme de l'air et de l'actualisation de la loi de programmation (The speech will be in french)

2020 Jan 30
(SW Chapter)

Alexandre Feray
Openairlines, Founder and CEO

Topic: "How Big Data and AI can help aviation become more sustainable"

2019 Nov 15
(SW Chapter)

David Ziegler
Vice President Aerospace & Defense

Topic: "The Aerospace Industry Renaissance"

2019 Sep 27
(SW Chapter)

Celine Fornaro
European Equity Reseach, Head of Aerospace & Defence

Topic: "Green power: Will climate change propel the Aviation sector towards Hybrid Electric Aviation by 2028?"

2019 Sep 18

Pierre Vellay
Advisor in Aeronautics and fleet strategy Former Senior Vice-President fleet planning Air France - KLM

Nico Buchholz
International Advisor on Aviation and company evaluations Former EVP Lufthansa Group for Fleet and OEM activities Former CPO Bombardier

Topic: The process for an airplane selection

2019 Jun 7
(SW Chapter)

Zuzana Hrnkova
Vice President Marketing, ATR

Topic: "How regional aircraft manufacturers answer to airspace and populations constraints?"

2019 May 24
(SW Chapter)

Nicolas Chamussy
EVP, Head of Space Systems Airbus Defence and Space

Topic: "The challenges of Europe's space sector facing the global excitement for the domain."

2019 May 17

General Manager & Chief Executive Officer IATA

Topic: International Aviation outlook and perspectives

2019 Apr 26
(SW Chapter)

Benjamin SAADA
CEO Expliseat

Topic: "How a startup can disrupt the seat industry? The expliseat journey"

2019 Mar 22
(SW Chapter)

Bart Reijnen

Topic: "Satair 4.0 - the next chapter of material management solutions in a changing market"

2019 Mar 20

Anne Brachet
EVP Engineering & Maintenance AIR FRANCE KLM

Philippe Rochet

Frank Walschot
CEO SR Technics

Topic: Evolution of the MRO market. Challenges facing independents, airline affiliates, OEMs, and airframers providing after market services.

2019 Feb 15
(SW Chapter)

Franois Bacchetta
EasyJet Managing Director - France & Italy

Topic: The low-cost carrier market dynamics: an EasyJet perspective

2019 Jan 31

Laurent Magnin
CEO and Chairman XL Airways

Jean-Franois Dominiak
CEO ASL Airlines

Antoine Huet
Chief Commercial Officer - Corsair

Topic: Market review of French airlines

2019 Jan 25
(SW Chapter)

Mark Walker
Airbus - Head of Procurement Strategy & Governance

Topic: The perils of Brexit for a European Company and how to overcome them

2018 Dec 7
(SW Chapter)

Jean Christophe LAMBERT
Ascendance Flight Technologies - CEO

Topic: Urban air mobility: what are the operational challenges & opportunities

2018 Nov 9

Executive Vice President Strategy & International AIRBUS

Topic: The C Series Deal : an insiders view

2018 Oct 26
(SW Chapter)

Aidan Reynolds
CTO Jackson Square Aviation

Topic: Key Challenges of Lease Aircraft Residual Value

2018 Sep 19

Jos Abramovici

Bertrand Dehouck
Managing Director, Head of Aviation EMEA BNP Paribas CIB

Yann Sonnallier
Head of Aviation Finance SOCIETE GENERALE

Topic: Come and listen to some of the most active banks in aircraft financing. They will speak of the market and share their visions for the future of aviation markets. With the increasing number of aircraft, can the current system sustain the financing of deliveries? What will be the new sources of capital, the new actors? Role of the debt and equity capital markets? Role of the aircraft leasing companies in supporting aircraft fleet growth?

2018 May 30

General Denis Mercier
Supreme Allied Commander Transformation of NATO Former Chief of Staff of the French Air Force

Topic: How will digitalization and big data change the way Defence organizations operate and prepare in a complex environment?

2018 May 25
(SW Chapter)

Laurent Martinez
SVP Service Business Operations Airbus

Topic: "FLY BY DATA"

2018 Mar 16

John S. Slattery
President & Chief Executive Officer Embraer Commercial Aviation

Topic: Leadership up to 150 seats: the opportunities and challenges.

2018 Mar 16
(SW Chapter)

Yannick Assouad
CEO Latcore

Topic: "Aerospace Supply Chain Consolidation: Opportunities and Challenges"

2018 Feb 9
(SW Chapter)

Jean-Franois Veauville
Airbus Programme Director, HEXCEL Composites

Topic: "From silk fabric to high performance composites"

2018 Feb 16

Christian McCormick
General Manager Global Banking CALC CEO - Athyenia

John Plueger
CEO & President - Air Lease Corporation

Philip Scruggs,
President and Chief Commercial Officer - Aercap

Topic: Review of leasing market and currently trends

2017 Nov 17
(SW Chapter)

Pacme Rvillon
CEO Euroconsult

Topic: "Satellite Communications Business and Aircraft Connectivity"

2017 Oct 6

CEO ZODIAC Aerospace Services

Thierry TOSI
VP and General Manager Service Solutions Rockwell Collins

2017 Sep 22

Chief Executive Officer AIR FRANCE

2017 Sep 22
(SW Chapter)

Airbus Security Officer

Topic: "How Product Security Implies Global Companies Security"

2017 Jun 16
(SW Chapter)

Alain De Zotti
Chief Engineer AIRBUS A350XWB

Topic: "Meeting airlines & passengers expectations with technological innovations on board"

2017 May 12

Chairman & CEO ONERA

Topic: "L'ONERA, un vritable outil de souverainet"

2017 May 12
(SW Chapter)

Nicolas Bertrand
Vice President Air France Fleet

Topic: "External growth mechanisms within the Aerospace industry"

2017 Apr 21

Laurent Magnin
Chief Executive Officer XL Airways and La Compagnie

2017 Mar 24
(SW Chapter)

Tristan Sanson
Exane BNP Paribas Executive Director, Aerospace & Defense Equity Research

Topic: "External growth mechanisms within the Aerospace industry"

2017 Mar 17

Chief Executive Officer AIR France

Topic: Air France : Challenges and Outlook

2017 Feb 17

Philippe Mhun
HEAD OF CUSTOMER services, covering FHS, customer support. Member of Airbus excom.

2017 Feb 17

Pacme Rvillon
CEO Euroconsult

Topic: Satellite Communications Business and Aircraft Connectivity

2017 Jan 27

Chief Executive Officer SAFRAN

2017 Jan 20
(SW Chapter)

Christophe Fourtet
Co-founder of SIGFOX

Topic: "How to build the biggest eco-system for the Internet of Things?"

2016 Dec 9

Monique Legrand Larroche
Lieutenant General (Armament Corps) Director of the operations directorate of the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA)

Topic: The issue of the management of Defense equipment programs in the execution of the French military programming law.

2016 Dec 2
(SW Chapter)

Eric de Saintignon
President, Airbus OneWeb Satellites SAS & COO of the US/French Airbus OneWeb companies

Topic: "A new vision for mass production of 900 satellites"

2016 Nov 4

Patrick KY
Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Topic: Challenges in the development of the EU regulatory framework.

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2016 Oct 21
(SW Chapter)

Zuzana Hrnkova
Vice President Marketing ATR

Topic: "Revealing new opportunities for turboprops"

2016 Sep 23

Patrick de Castelbajac
CEO ATR Avions de Transport Rgional

Topic: "Diversity and Complementarity in commercial aviation"

2016 Jun 1

Michael Huerta
administrator FAA

Topic: *See below*

2016 May 1
(SW Chapter)

Marc Pr
Former CEO Aerospace Valley

2016 Apr 15

Pierre- Yves Loiseau
CEO and Chairman of Air Total International

Topic: The plane and the rig, How the oil market uncertainty actually impacts the aerospace sector

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2016 Apr 15
(SW Chapter)

Thierry Tosi
VP/GM, Service Solutions Rockwell Collins

Topic: "Commercial & Military MRO: Markets, Challenges and Solutions"

2016 Apr 1

Alexandre de Juniac
CEO of Air FRANCE KLM group

Topic: Air France Recovery European Air Transport

2016 Mar 18

General Jean-Paul Palomeros
Former Air Force Chief of Staff (2009 /2012) NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (2012/2015)

Topic: Based on his experience of Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Palomeros will share with us his vision for the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

2016 Feb 12

General Hans Dieter Poth
Defence Attach German Embassy in France

Topic: Creation of a European defense union and a European army. Utopia or political necessity in the 21st century?

2016 Jan 29
(SW Chapter)

Patrick Daher
CEO Daher

Topic: "multi business fast growing family owned company governance in aviation"

2015 Nov 6

Philip Scruggs
President and Chief Commercial Officer AerCap

Topic: AerCap and Aircraft leasing

2015 Nov 1
(SW Chapter)

Franois Caudron
SVP Airbus

2015 Oct 16

Christian Scherer
Head of AIRBUS Group International

Topic: "Airbus DS 2.0 and Airbus Group"

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2015 Sep 25
(SW Chapter)

Christian Mc Cormick
Corporate Finance Director of CALC (China Aircraft Leasing Company)

Topic: "Chinese lessors: an asset or a challenge? Financial possibilities?"

2015 Jun 29
(SW Chapter)

Fournadet Philippe
CEO Tarmac

2015 Jun 26

Frantz Yvelin
CEO and Founder "La Compagnie Boutique Airline"

Topic: How to build an airline on a niche market ?

2015 Apr 24

Guillaume Faury
President & CEO Airbus Helicopters

Topic: Airbus Helicopters in the USA, a long term success story

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2015 Apr 10

Klaus Richter
Chief Procurement Officer Airbus Group & Airbus

2015 Apr 10
(SW Chapter)

Dr. Jean Botti
Airbus Group Chief Technical Officer

Topic: Perspectives about the future of flight

2015 Mar 20

Gnral Grgoire de Saint-Quentin
Commandant les Oprations Spciales

Topic: "Changements stratgiques et quipement des forces spciales"

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2015 Mar 20
(SW Chapter)

Lionel Romanetti
VP Aerospace & Defense, Kuehne+Nagel

Topic: Challenges & benefits of Global Supply Chain Transformation in Aerospace. 3 case studies: Airbus in Europe, Rolls-Royce in Asia and Honeywell in North America.

2015 Feb 6

Alexandre de Juniac
CEO Air France - KLM

Topic: "Strategy for a European airline group, Air France KLM"

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2015 Jan 30
(SW Chapter)

Patrick de Castelbajac
Chief Executive Officer, ATR

2015 Jan 16

Stphane Isral

Topic: In 2014, the European space transport industry took its fate into its own hands

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2014 Dec 18

Olivier Andries
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Turbomeca, Groupe Safran

Topic: March des hlicos, volution demande client et dveloppement moteurs, pays mergents

(connection required)
2014 Nov 28
(SW Chapter)

Yann Barbaux
Chief Innovation Officer, Airbus

Topic: How to bring innovation in a risk averse industry

2014 Nov 7

Dr Arnaud Derossi
Mdecin Chef dInternational SOS et spcialiste des problmes dvacuations sanitaires travers le monde

Topic: DEbola aux crises sanitaires, challenges rencontrs par le monde de lAviation

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2014 Nov 1
(SW Chapter)

Sirat Ariel
Managing Director IRT St Exupery

2014 Oct 3

Jean Botti
Chief Technical Officer of Airbus Group

Topic: Future prospectives in Aerospace

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2014 Sep 1
(SW Chapter)

Vuillermoz Guillaume

2014 Jun 13

Global Head of Transportation Group BNP PARIBAS

Topic: " Impacts of the banking crisis and of new regulations on Aviation Finance"

2014 May 13

Charles Hughes
Business Development & Strategy Director MARSHALL Aerospace

Topic: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group delivering innovative engineering and support solutions

2014 May 1
(SW Chapter)

Evrard Didier
Head of A350 Program, Airbus

2014 Apr 11

Ernest J. Herold
Deputy Assistant Secretary General Defense Investment Division NATO HQ/IS-DI

Topic: "Roadmap to the next NATO Summit in Wales. Impact on NATO and its relationship with Industry"

2014 Apr 1
(SW Chapter)

Reville Pierre Yves
Head of Service Solutions, Airbus

2014 Mar 14

Dr. Stefan Weingartner
MTU Aero Engines AG Member of the Board of Management & President Commercial Maintenance

Topic: "Engine MRO Market Dynamics and Service Solutions"

2014 Mar 1
(SW Chapter)

DHrouville Baudouin
Managing Director, Ardian

2014 Feb 3

Le gnral Denis Mercier
Chef d'tat-major de l'arme de l'air

Topic: "Les applications des UAV en 2040"

2014 Jan 1
(SW Chapter)

Hrnkova Zuzana
Head of cabin marketing, Airbus

2013 Nov 1
(SW Chapter)

Benhamou Andr
CEO, Liebherr

2013 Sep 20

Franck Terner
CEO of Air France Industries & KLM Engineering and maintenance

Topic: " MRO business "

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2013 Sep 13

James Stewart
CEO Mubadala Aerospace

Topic: " What's the future business model for MRO "

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2013 Sep 1
(SW Chapter)

Billig Jean-Michel
DT Renault

2013 Jun 14

Pierre Reville
Vice-Prsident, Services-Solutions, Services & Customer Support AIRBUS

Topic: "Differentiation in Services"

2013 May 24

David P. Storch
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,ARR CORP

Topic: "Industry dynamics and the future outlook for aviation and defence from the perspective of a fast-growing international provider of products and services to commercial airlines and government customers."

2013 May 1
(SW Chapter)

Ebanga Jean-Paul

2013 Apr 5

Mr Fernando Pinto
CEO of TAP Portugal

Topic: "TAP Portugal's business model and strategy"

2013 Apr 1
(SW Chapter)

Zarouatti Olivier
CEO Zodiac

2013 Mar 7

Alain Garcia
Vice-President of the Acadmie de l'air et de l'espace and former Head of Engineering of Airbus.

Romain Gervis & Grgory Britton
Winners of the 2012 Usaire Student Award

Topic: "What business models for the airlines in 2020? Think out of the box!"

2013 Jan 25

John Plueger
Prsident et COO de Air Lease Corporation (ALC)

2012 Nov 1
(SW Chapter)

Chef Alain
Managing Director, ACSSI

2012 Oct 1
(SW Chapter)

Thomas Williams
Head of Marketing, DGA

2012 Sep 28

Amiral Rogel
Chief of Staff - French Navy

Topic: Le rle et l'organisation de la Marine Franaise en 2020 et au-del

2012 Sep 19

Jud Rose
Director Policy DIrectorate, Defense Technical Security Administration (DTSA)

Topic: DTSA and Policy and Export Control - ongoing export control reform effort

2012 Jun 4

Jean-Paul EBANGA
Prsident CFM International

Topic: How aircraft engines are shaping the air transport industry and beyond

2012 Jun 1
(SW Chapter)

Jarry Philippe Former
VP Marketing, Les Ailes Anciennes

2012 May 4

Yves Galland
Prsident de Boeing France

Topic: Boeing, volution et perspective du premier groupe aronautique mondial

2012 Apr 1
(SW Chapter)

Blanc Grard Former
SVP Programs, Airbus

2012 Mar 16

Herv Gilibert
Chief Technical Officer & Chief Quality Officer

Elonore Cerceau & Stphane Bouche-Osochowski
Winners of the 2011 Usaire Student Award

Topic: LEspace sera-t-il la nouvelle frontire ? Quels sont les enjeux gopolitiques et industriels de demain ?

2012 Mar 1
(SW Chapter)

Saia Bob
Vice President, Pratt

2012 Jan 20

Jean-Paul Herteman
Prsident-directeur gnral de SAFRAN

Topic: Des moteurs d'avion la biomtrie, une stratgie transatlantique gagnant-gagnant

2012 Jan 1
(SW Chapter)

Bole Colin
Head of Europe ILFC Europe

2011 Nov 3

Gnral Jean-Paul Palomeros
Air Chief of Staff

Topic: Une vision du rle et de l'organisation des forces ariennes europennes en 2020

2011 Nov 1
(SW Chapter)

Billig Jean-Michel
EVP Engineering, Eurocopter

2011 Sep 23

Patrick Auroy
NATO Assistant Secretary General Defence Investment

Topic: NATO preparing for the unpredictable

2011 Jun 10

Didier Kayat
CEO du groupe DAHER

Topic: DAHER, the differentiating sucess model

2011 May 11

Jack Harrington
CEO of Thales Raytheon Systems

Topic: Thales Raytheon Systems, 10 years of sucess to the Nato Ballistic Missile Defence

2011 Apr 1
(SW Chapter)

Buchholz Nico
SVP, DLH Group

2011 Mar 31

Nico Buchhol
Senior Vice President of DHL Group

2011 Mar 18

Antoine Bouvier

Topic: One MBDA et la Dfense anti-missile

2011 Feb 10

Richard Evans
Market Forecasting Manager at Rolls-Royce

Jean-Baptiste Lemarquand & Octavian Oanca
Winners of the 2010 USAIRE Student Award

Topic: Airline Industry Issues and Forecast

2011 Feb 1
(SW Chapter)

Million -Rousseau Christophe
VP Finance, Airbus

2010 Dec 16

Dale Moss
CEO Open Skies

Topic: Openskies and the transatlantic traffic

2010 Dec 1
(SW Chapter)

Moore John
Head of Sales ATR

2010 Nov 24

Pierre Vellay
Special Advisor to the CEO of Air France KLM and to the CEO of ILFC

Topic: World Airline fleet requirements

2010 Oct 8

Kevin Wolf and Robert Kovac
BIS Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce and Managing Director, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), US Department of State

Topic: Defense Exports 2010: Maximizing Future Export Capabilities

2010 Oct 1
(SW Chapter)

Thomas Williams
Head of Marketing, DGA

2010 Jun 25

Patrick Gandil
Directeur Gnral de l'Aviation Civile

Arnaud Bassil
Prix Spcial du Jury Student Award 2009

Topic: SESAR - Ciel unique europeen" and "Les implications du nuage de cendres volcaniques sur le trafic aerien"

2010 May 1
(SW Chapter)

Bruner David
VP, GCS Panasonic

2010 Apr 30

Al Wolkman
Director, International Cooperation, Office of the US Under Secretary of Defence

Topic: Current issues in transatlantic cooperation

2010 Apr 1
(SW Chapter)

Niss Francis
President, Liebherr Aerospace

2010 Mar 26

Gilles Michel
Directeur Gnral, Fonds Stratgique d'Investissement (FSI)

Topic: Le rle du FSI pour renforcer les entreprises franaises

2010 Mar 1
(SW Chapter)

Courpron Henri
GM, Seabury

2010 Feb 2

Yves Vandewalle et Jean-Claude Viollet
Dputs, Membres de la commission de dfense

Topic: La politique de la France en matire de drones

2010 Jan 14

Jeffrey Bialos
Partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs

Topic: The Evolution of the Transatlantic Defense Market and the Implications for U.S. National Security Policy

2009 Nov 18

Jos Abramavic
Global Head of Aviation Group & Rail Finance, Calyon

Topic: How to cope with the financing of World aircraft deliveries in 2010?

2009 Oct 1
(SW Chapter)

Enders Tom
CEO, Airbus

2009 Sep 14

Alain Garcia
Former SVP Engineering, Airbus Chairman ACARE Integration team

Topic: Intensified Europe-US Cooperation Links in the Aeronautical Industry

2009 Apr 30

Michel Wachenheim
Director du Cabinet du Secrtaire dEtat au Transport

Gal Le Bris
Winner of USAIRE 2008 Student Award

Topic: Energy/Environment Context for Aeronautic & Defense Industry in 2030.

2009 Mar 27

Lord George Robertson
Senior Counsellor Cohen Group Former Secretary General-NATO, Minister of Defense, UK, Member of House of Commons, UK.

Topic: European-US Defense Relations in Obama Presidency

2009 Mar 4

Van Bochoven, Leendert Partner
ublic Sector, European Defense/Network Centric Operations IBM Global, Brussels

Topic: The Planet is Getting Smarter. Will your Co.Keep Up?

2009 Feb 1
(SW Chapter)

Hersen Francois
President, Air Caraibes

2009 Jan 13

Sonenshein, Dr. Raphael
Prof.Political Sciences/Public Admin California State University Fullerton, Cal.

Topic: A New Face at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave: Where Does the USA Go From Here?

2008 Nov 14

Delpech, Thrse
Director of Strategic Studies, Atomic Energy Commission

Topic: The Renaissance of the World Civil Nuclear Park and Potential Consequences on Nuclear Proliferation.

2008 Oct 21

Fromion, Yves
Dput du Cher, Membre de la Commission de la Dfense Nationale

Topic: Le Livre Blanc et la LPM, sont-ils adapts au contexte gostratgique actuel et venir?

2008 Jun 13

Lewis-Alain Roche
IGA, Chef, Mission de Modernisation, MCO Aronautique (MMA)

Robert G.Loewy
Prof.Guggenheim Schl Aerospace Engineerg, Georgia Institut of Technology

Topic: Aerospace Engineering, Attracting Talented People

2008 Jun 1
(SW Chapter)

Vernhes Jean-Michel
President, Blagnac Airport

2008 Apr 1
(SW Chapter)

Leahy John
COO Airbus

2008 Mar 7

Loewenstein, Andreas
SrVP Strategy & Company Developement Eurocopter

Topic: Eurocopters Transatlantic Strategy

2008 Mar 1
(SW Chapter)

Bitboul Serge

2008 Feb 5

Tanaka, Nobuo
Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Topic: The New Energy Deal in the World in 2008

2007 Oct 26

Barrot, Jacques
Commissaire Europen au Transport

Topic: Le Transport Arien : Environmentally Friendly ?

2007 Sep 21

Fuchs, Luiz F.
Sr. VP, Directeur Gnral, Embraer Europe

Topic: Embraer : Future Strategy

2007 Sep 1
(SW Chapter)

Lohl Norbert
Director EASA

2007 Jun 1
(SW Chapter)

Von Borstel Rainer
SVP Airbus

2007 May 30

Roudier, Franois & Herold, Ernest J.
Deputy Managing Director, Paris Air Show, SIAE & Colonel Chief, Office Defense Cooperation U.S. Embassy

Topic: U.S. French Relations in Defense Cooperation

2007 Apr 27

Bujon de lEstang, Franois
President Citigroup France (former French Ambassador to U.S.)

Topic: The New Deal in Transatlantic Relations

2007 Mar 23

Grand DEsnon, Jrme
Directeur des Affaires Juridiques Ministre de lEconomie, des Finances et de lIndustrie

Topic: March Public et Gouvernance dEntreprises

2007 Mar 1
(SW Chapter)

Jouaillec Francois
Director, Aerospace Valley

2007 Feb 3

Perra, Alexandre Lucas, Alexandre Rigollet, Aurlien & Florian
Winners of USAIREs 2006 Student Award (presentations at French Senate)

Topic: World Aerospace & Defense Industry in 20 Years

2007 Jan 23

Masseret, Jean-Pierre (PS)
Senator PS

Tessier, Guy (UMP MP)
President, National Assemble Defense Committee

Topic: Debate on Defense Issues in Presidential Campaign

2007 Jan 12

De Montbrial, Thierry
Director IFRI

Topic: Relationship Between Russia and Western Countries

2006 Oct 20

Poimboeuf, Jean-Marie

Carnet, Jean-Marie
Senior Executive GICAN

Topic: Organization of Euronaval

2006 Jun 1
(SW Chapter)

Vellay Pierre
VP, Fleet Air France

2006 May 12

Carli, Philippe
President Siemens, France

Topic: Siemens Strategy in Europe

2006 Apr 27

Dordain, Jean-Jacques
Directeur Gnral Agence Spatiale Europenne

Topic: Space Dominance : Quelle Ambition Europenne ?

2006 Mar 24

Mandil, Claude
Directeur Excutif Agence International de lEnergie

Topic: Energy and the Challenges of Global Sustainability

2006 Feb 23

Vinon, Serge
President, Foreign Affairs & Defense Comm. Snateur du Cher

Topic: Levolution de la Relation Transatlantique dans la Construction de lEurope de la Dfense

2006 Feb 1
(SW Chapter)

Lux Didier
EVP, Airbus

2006 Jan 27

De Poncins, Etienne
Directeur Cabinet of Catherine Colonna Ministre Dlgu, Affaires Europennes

Topic: European Defense

2005 Dec 9

Pommellet, Pierre-Eric
VP Thales Avionics-Business Line Aerospace Valley

Topic: Organization & Objectives of Aerospace Valley

2005 Nov 1
(SW Chapter)

Williams Tom
EVP, Airbus

2005 Oct 7

Loth, Bernard
VP & Genl.Manager RC Subsidiaries Rockwell Collins

Topic: Transatlantic Partnerships via Industrial Presence in France

2005 May 13

Le Portz, Louis & Joly, Jean-Luc
President / General Manager of S.I.A.E. Paris Air Show Organizers Salon du Bourget

Topic: Organization of the 2005 Paris Air Show.

2005 Apr 8

Klein, Dominique
Deputy to Fr.Dlgu Affaires Stratgiques French Government

Topic: Missile Defense : The French Perspectives

2005 Mar 4

Aubert, Jean-Pierre
Dlgu Interministriel-Dfense French Ministry of Defense

Topic: Economic Developments & Industry Restructuring

2005 Jan 1
(SW Chapter)

Bouvier Antoine

2004 Nov 4

Giovachini, Laurent
Director, Cooperation/Industrial Affaires DGA

Topic: Challenges for DGA in Current Intl Environment

2004 Oct 8

Gayet, Franois
Sr.VP, Marketing & Sales Thales International

Topic: European Aircraft Carriers Program & Challenges

2004 Jun 25

Favier, Jacques
Directeur Gnral, Euronaval Show

Carnet, Jean-Marie
General Delegate of GICAN

Topic: Organization of Euronaval 2004 Show, Oct 25-29

2004 May 28

Searle, John
CEO Saft

Topic: Developing Power Source Technologies for Aerospace

2004 Mar 26

Avice, Edwige (Mrs.)
PDG, Financire de Brienne, Dfense Conseil International

Topic: Are European Research Initiatives & Transatlantic Cooperation compatible ?

2004 Feb 27

Parmentier, Guillaume
President, Ctre Franais s/Etats-Unis Institut Franais des Relations Internationales

Topic: US-French Relations : Beyond Repair ?

2004 Jan 30

Mattner, Mike
Head of Business Development Galileo Joint Undertaking

Topic: Galileo The Train has left the Station

2003 Oct 24

Paccard, Jacques
Exec.VP & Mg Dir. Defense & Security Sagem

Topic: Sagem, Challenger on National & International Mkts.

2003 Sep 26

Galland, Yves
President, Boeing France

Topic: Boeings Global Strategy

2003 May 23

Eckhaus, Shimon
Corp.VP, Marketing & Business Develop. Israeli Aircraft Industries

Topic: Marketing as a System of Systems.

2003 Apr 25

Bonnet, Yves
Commissaire Gnral de S.I.A.C. Paris Air Sow organizers, Salons du Bourget

Joly, Jean-Luc
General Manager de S.I.A.C. Paris Air Sow organizers, Salons du Bourget

Topic: Organization of the 2003 Paris Air Show.

2003 Mar 28

Hughes, John
Exec.VP & COO, Arospace and IT&S Thales

Topic: Thales-a major player in an evolving aerospace world

2003 Feb 28

Wolff, Alejandro
Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) U.S. Embassy, Paris

Topic: Transatlantic Relations per senior U.S. diplomat

2003 Jan 31

Thiercelin, Marc
Artist, Teacher, Competitor Tour du monde en voile

Topic: Competition Sailing

2002 Nov 8

Alban, Marc
General President Muse de LAir et de LEspace

Topic: History & Future Strategy of the Muse

2002 Sep 27

Michot, Yves
Chairman Defense Conseil International

Topic: Situation & Future of Aerospace Industry in Europe

2002 May 31

Snyder, Jack
Corporate Business Development Lockheed Martin

Topic: The Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Program

2002 Apr 16

Shea, Jamie Dr
Director, Information and Press NATO Hqs., Brussels, Belgium

Goodman, Andrew Dr
Political Officer U.S. Mission to NATO Hqs.

Wynne, Michael W.
Under Sec. Of Defense for : acquisition, Technology & Logistics U.S. Dept. of Defense, Washington, D.C.

2002 Mar 1

Conlin, Linda M.
Asst.Sec. for Trade Development U.S. Department of Commerce

Topic: US-EU Trade Relations Aerospace Perspective

2002 Jan 25

Sommade, Christian
VP Business Development Cegelec (Defense, Security & Aerospace)

Topic: Weapons of Mass Destruction-Challenge for Europe

2001 Nov 16

Godwin, Nick
Sr.VP Marketing & Communication BAE Systems, Aircraft Group Aircraft Service Grp (Toulouse)

Topic: Status of the Aircraft Business

2001 Oct 26

Combarieu Amiral Chef de la Section Dfense

Topic: European Policy for Security & Defense within E.U.

Assemble lUnion Europenne

2001 Sep 28

Burchfield, Timothy Regional Security Officer

Topic: Security for American Businesses Overseas

U.S. Embassy, Paris

2001 May 18

Bechat, Jean-Paul Chief Executive Officer

Topic: Current and future activities of SNECMA


2001 Apr 27

Marchegay, Edmond Commissaire Gnral, S.I.A.E.

Joly, Jean-Luc General Manager, S.I.A.E.

Topic: Organization of the 2001 Paris Air Show

Salon le Bourget

2001 Mar 30

SNECMA Management, Engine Manufacturing Plant

Topic: Tour of the plant, explanation of activities


2001 Feb 23

Bell, Robert Asst. Secretary for Defense Support

Topic: Enhancing Transatlantic Armament Cooperation

NATO Hqs., Belgium

2001 Jan 25

Hoffman, Dr. Jeffrey Head, NASA Europe

Topic: NASA Future Projects for Space Exploration

U.S. Embassy, Paris

2000 Oct 27

Farrell, Pamela Committee on Armed Services

Topic: R & D & Technology within the DOD

U.S. Senate

2000 Sep 29

Tytgat, Luc Directorate Transport & Energy

Topic: The Galileo Project

Euro Commission (Brussels)

2000 May 26

Cosentino, Carmelino Senior V.P.

Topic : Alenias Position in EADS

Alenia Aerospace

2000 May 18

Spiro, Joel Minister Counselor, Economic Affairs

US-EU Trade Issues important to Aerospace Industry

U.S. Embassy, Paris (Toulouse)

2000 Mar 24

De Raffin, Jean-Marc Senior VP

Topic: EADS Impact on Worldwide Aerospace

Arospatiale Matra (Toulouse)

2000 Feb 25

Rossignol, Jacques Directeur Gnral

Topic: Arianspace : The Reference in Launch Services


2000 Jan 28

Fournerat, Andr VP

Topic: Links Between Aviation and Humanitarian Services

Aviation sans Frontires

1999 Oct 22

Bouvier, Antoine CEO, ATR Division

Topic: Regional Air Transport Market

Arospatiale (Toulouse)

1999 Sep 24

Jay, Sir Michael HBM Ambassador to France

Topic: Defense Industry Consolidation in Europe

British Embassy

1999 May 28

Gourgeon, Pierre-Henri V.P. & General Manager

Topic: Is Air France Prepared for the 3rd Millennium ?

Air France

1999 Apr 30

Marchegay, Edmond Commissaire Gnral

Joly, Jean-Luc General Manager

Topic: Organization of the 1999 Paris Air Show

Salon Le Bourget

1999 Mar 19

Eymar, Patrick V.P. Strategy & Business Development

Topic : Arospatiale Hier, Aujourdhui et Demain

Aerospatiale (Les Mureaux)

1999 Feb 26

Picard, Jean-Loup Sr. V.P. Strategy & Development

Topic: Thomson-CSF Strategy for Transatlantic Cooperation


1999 Jan 29

Roche, Claude V.P. Strategy

Topic: Air & Tactical Missile Defense for 2000

Matra Systems & Technology

1998 Sep 25

Paris, Henri (Former Gnral) President

Topic: The Russian Crisis


1998 Jun 26

Fournet, Jean IGA, Dir. Coop./Affaires Industrielles

Topic: Cooperation & Industry, Status & Perspectives

Ministre de la Dfense

1998 Apr 24

Blanc, Grard Sr. V.P. Airbus Operations

Topic: Current and Planned Airbus Activities

Airbus Industries

1998 Mar 27

Haigner, Jean-Pierre Astronaut

Andr-Deshays, Claudie Astronaut

Topic: Experience, Russian Space Program and Mir Station.


1998 Feb 27

Peoples, Thomas E. President

Topic: US Defense Industry : Mid-Sized Company Viewpoint

Aerojet International

1998 Jan 30

Benton III, David L. Lt. General, Chief of Staff

Topic: Role of U.S. Forces as a Stability Factor in Europe

U.S. Army Europe

1997 Sep 26

Pearson, Robert W. Deputy Chief of Mission

Topic: Prospectives on NATO

U.S. Embassy, Paris

1997 Jun 27

Helmer, Jean-Yves Dlgu Gnral pour lArmement

Topic: New Procurement Policy for Armament in France

Ministre de la Dfense

1997 May 30

Russell, Dr. Dietrich President, Commercial Aircraft Div.

Topic: Restructuring of European Aerospace Industry

Daimeler-Benz Aerospece

1997 Mar 26

Darrason, Olivier Deputy of Bouches du Rhne

Topic: Transatlantic Relations in Aerospace & Defense

French Parliament Defense Com.

1997 Mar 13

Condit, Philip M. President and CEO

Topic: Managing Change in the Global Environment

Boeing Company

1997 Feb 25

Mounts, William Dir., Intl & Commercial Systems

Topic: International Systems Acquisition & Armaments Coop.

U.S. Defense Dept.

1997 Jan 31

Lenzi, Guido Director of Security Studies

Topic: NATOs and WEUs Roles in the Next Century

Western European Union

1996 Nov 15

Ray, Norman Asst Sec. Gen., Defense Support

Topic: Implementation Force Bosnia & NATO Enlargement

NATO Hqs., Belgium

1996 Sep 27

Klinger, Thierry Dlgu Interministriel

Topic: The Changing French Defense Industry Landscape

Ministre de la Dfense

1996 Jun 28

Smith, Gary Acquisitions Executive

Topic: U.S. Interest in & Purchase of Foreign Technology

U.S. Special Operations

1996 May 31

Besson, Bernard

Topic: Introduction to Economic Intelligence (from his book)


1996 Mar 22

De Rose, Franois Former French Ambassador

Topic: Relationship between France and Atlantic Alliance

NATO Hqs, Belgium

1996 Mar 01

Vedel, Jean General, Director DGA-DCA

Topic: French Aerospace Programs & Industry Trends

Ministre de la Dfense

1995 Oct 27

Gallety, Yves Director, Marketing

Topic: Direction Finding on the Battlefield

Rockwell Collins

1995 Sep 29

Thierry, Danielle Commissionnaire Divisionnaire

Topic: Global Airline Safety

Police Nationale

1995 May 19

Picq, Philippe Senior Vice-President

Topic : Future Large Aircraft Program


1995 Apr 28

Michot, Yves Executive VP and C.O.O.

Topic: 1995 Paris Air Show


1995 Mar 31

Denis, Alain Admiral, Defense Military Advisor

Topic: Defense & Deterrent Systems against Nuclear Threats

Matra Defense

1995 Feb 24

Herteman, M. Director Commercial Engine Development

Topic: Matching New Engines with New Aircraft Projects


1995 Jan 27

Couvelaire, Alexandre Chairman

Topic: The New Open Sky in France


1994 Jun 17

Bonnet, Roger M. Director-Space Science Program

Topic: European Space Program

European Space Administration

1994 May 20

Harriman, Pamela U.S. Ambassador to France

Topic: U.S. / French Cooperative Challenges & Opportunities

U.S. Embassy, Paris

1994 Apr 29

Pierson, Jean President

Topic: The Downturn in the Aircraft Industry

Airbus Industries

1994 Mar 25

Marshall, David, Director Business Developmt, Aerospace

Topic: European / American Industrial Relationships

Rolls Royce

1994 Feb 25

Gallois, Pierre M. General de Brigade Arienne

Topic: Will Cold War return because of (ex) Yugoslavia ?


1994 Jan 28

Blom, Eric S. Director, Mktg Dev.& Tech Programs

Topic: JAS Gripen Agiant Project for a Small Nation

Volvo Flygmotor AB

1993 Oct 22

Zander, Glen R. Deputy Chairman

Topic: Public to Employee-owned Company via Group Raider

Trans World Airlines

1993 Sep 24

Fairhead, Rona VP Marketing & Strategy

Topic: Bombardier The new force in Aerospace

Short Brothers

1993 May 28

Peguillan, Franois VP Marketing and Programs

Topic: Developing a World-Class Avionics Company

Sextant Avionique

1993 May 07

Dassault, Serge Commissaire Gnral

Topic : The 40th Air and Space Salon du Bourget

Salons du Bourget

1993 Apr 02

Van Eekelen, William Dr. Secretary General

Topic: The Changing Dimensions of European Security

Western European Union

1993 Feb 19

Bigay, Jean-Franois President

Topic: European / American Cooperation in Helicopters


1993 Jan 29

Ceretti, Fausto Chairman and CEO

Topic: Alenia and International Cooperation


1992 Oct 30

Fleury, Jean Former General and President

Topic: New Plans for Paris Airports

Aroports de Paris

1992 Sep 25

Menanteau, Pierre General, Conseiller Militaire

Topic: European Defense, post-Maastricht