Wednesday, September 14



12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  -  Doors Open, Coffee, and Networking 


1:00 p.m. - Opening Remarks 

            Christopher D. Roberti, Senior Vice President, Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  


1:05 p.m. - The Modern Space Race: National Security Beyond the Skies 

             Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno, Director of Staff, U.S. Space Force  

            Moderator:  Maria Demaree, Vice President and General Manager, Mission Solutions, Lockheed Martin Space  


1:30 p.m. - Discussion: Commercial Space—Defending and Securing our World 

            Roy Azevedo, President, Raytheon Intelligence and Space  

            Alexander MacDonald, Chief Economist, NASA 

            Moderator: Scott Pace, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council 


2:00 p.m. - Discussion: International Collaboration in Space 

            Sylvie Espinasse, Head of the Washington Office, European Space Agency 

            Meredith McKay, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA 

            Mary Preville, Vice-President, Space Program Policy, Canadian Space Agency 

            Moderator: Alan Pellegrini, CEO, Thales North America 


2:35 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Connectivity in Space 

            Maj. Gen. Clint Crosier (Ret.), Director, Aerospace and Satellite, Amazon Web Services 

            Moderator: Christopher D. Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


2:55 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Artemis I Mission Briefing 

            Mike Sarafin, NASA’s Artemis Mission Manager  

            Moderator: Michelle Russo, Chief Communications Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  


3:15 p.m. - Fireside Chat: NASA in Focus

           Benjy Neumann, Director of the Human Spaceflight Capabilities Division for Space Operations, NASA  

            Moderator: Vincent M. VociVice President, Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


3:30 p.m. - Keynote Remarks 

            The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission 


3:40 p.m. - Discussion: Sustainability: An Industry-Wide Imperative 

            John E. “Jack” Potter, President and CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority 

            Robin Riedel, Co-Lead, McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, McKinsey and Company 

            Moderator: Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International—North America  


4:15 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Public-Private Partnerships and Space Exploration 

            Peter Beck, CEO, Rocket Lab 

            Moderator: The Honorable Charles Bolden, Former Administrator, NASA


4:35 p.m. - Discussion: Cislunar Economy Enabling Technologies for a Sustainable Future 

            Takeshi Hakamada, Founder, Representative Director and CEO, ispace            

            Charity Weeden, Vice President, Global Space Policy and Government Relations, Astroscale U.S. 

            Moderator: Kristin Fisher, CNN Space and Defense Correspondent 


5:10 p.m. - Discussion: What’s Next? Space Stations after ISS 

            Mary Lynne Dittmar, Ph.D., Chief of Government and External Relations, Axiom Space  

            Jeffrey Manber, President of International and Space Stations, Voyager Space 

            Misty Snopkowski, Program Executive, Commercial Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Development Program, NASA 

            Moderator: Ellen R. Stofan, PhD, Under Secretary for Science and Research, Smithsonian 


5:40 p.m. - Closing Remarks 

            Christopher D. Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 



Thursday, September 15

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. - Doors Open, Light Breakfast, and Networking


8:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks 

            The Honorable Carol B. Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


8:10 a.m. - Discussion: Outlook for Low-Cost Carriers

            Barry Biffle, President and CEO, Frontier Airlines  

            Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Executive Chairman, Allegiant Air  

            Moderator: Robert L. Crandall, Former Chairman and CEO, AMR Corporation and American Airlines (Retired) 


8:30 a.m. - Discussion: Tomorrow’s Air Mobility 

            Kyle Clark, Founder and CEO, BETA Technologies 

            Bonny Simi, Head of Operations and People, Joby Aviation  

            Moderator: Elan Head, Senior Editor, The Air Current  


8:55 a.m. - Inspiring and Recruiting Tomorrow’s Aerospace Innovators  

            The Honorable Marion C. Blakey, Former Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, and Former President and CEO, Rolls-Royce North America  

            Barry Butler, Ph.D., President, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  

            Andrea Inserra, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton 

            Moderator: Christopher Browne, John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 


9:25 a.m. - Fireside Chat: Discussion with the Department of Commerce 

            The Honorable Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce  

            Moderator: Vincent M. Voci, Vice President, Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


9:40 a.m. - Fireside Chat: Discussion with the Transportation Security Administration 

            The Honorable David P. Pekoske, Acting Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

            Moderator: Christopher D. Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


10:00 a.m. - Fireside Chat: CEO Perspective: Air Canada 

            Michael Rousseau, President and CEO, Air Canada  

            Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-In-Chief, Air Transport World 


10:15 a.m. - Fireside Chat: FAA in Focus 

               Billy Nolen, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration 

            Moderator: Neil Bradley, EVP, Chief Policy Officer, and Head of Strategic Advocacy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


10:30 a.m. - Discussion: Innovations for Supply Chain Resilience  

            Paolo Dal Cin, SVP, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, EH&S, Raytheon Technologies 

            Tom Gentile, President and CEO, Spirit AeroSystems 

            Moderator:  C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas, Inc.  


11:10 a.m. - CEO Perspective: The Avianca Story 

            Adrian Neuhauser, President and CEO, Avianca Holdings S.A. 

            Moderator: John E. Luth, Chairman and CEO, Seabury Capital Group LLC 


11:25 a.m. - Discussion: Air Cargo’s New Frontier 

            Steve Alterman, President, Cargo Airline Association

            Mike Parra, CEO, DHL Express Americas

            Moderator: John Dietrich, President and CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide 


11:50 a.m. - Keynote Discussion: A Conversation with Boeing’s President and CEO 

            David L. Calhoun, President and CEO, The Boeing Company  

            Moderator: Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. - Lunch 


1:15 p.m. - Fireside Chat: CEO Perspective: United Airlines 

            Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines Holdings, Inc.   

            Moderator: Pete Muntean, CNN  


1:30 p.m. - Presentation: Addressing Cyber Threats 

            Ken Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners, Inc.   


1:45 p.m. - Discussion: The Future of Aviation Safety 

            Douglas Coleman, Chief Legal Officer, Reliable Robotics  

            Dan Elwell, Former Deputy and Acting Administrator, FAA, and President, Elwell & Associates, LLC 

             Christopher J. Rocheleau, Chief Operating Officer, National Business Aviation Association  

            Moderator: Captain Lee Moak, Founder and CEO, The Moak Group


2:20 p.m. - Presentation: A New Era for Supersonic Flight 

            Blake Scholl, CEO and Founder, Boom Supersonic  


2:33 p.m. - Discussion: Aviation Fuels of the Future   

            Martyn Holmes, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Commercial Aviation  

            Christopher Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Boeing Company  

            Graham Webb, Chief Sustainability Officer, Pratt & Whitney 

            Moderator: Martin Durbin, President, Global Energy Institute, and Senior Vice President, Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


3:04 p.m. - Remarks: U.S. Commercial Aviation 

            Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America


3:10 p.m. - Discussion: Building Talent Pipelines, from the Ground to the Sky 

            The Honorable J. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt, Former Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration and Former President, Airline Pilots Association 

            Faye Malarkey Black, President and CEO, Regional Airline Association 

            Captain Patrick Burns, Vice President, Flight Operations and System Chief Pilot, Delta Air Lines  

            Moderator: Nick Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America 


3:44 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Southwest Airlines’ Executive Chairman 

            Gary Kelly, Executive Chairman, Southwest Airlines 

            Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-In-Chief, Air Transport World 


4:00 p.m. Fireside Chat: CEO Perspective: Alaska Airlines

            Ben Minicucci, President & CEO, Alaska Airlines

            Moderator: Lori Aratani, Transportation Reporter, The Washington Post


4:15 p.m. - Discussion: Meeting the Needs of the Modern Customer 

            Matt Davis, Chief Commercial Officer, FlightAware

            Clotilde Enel Rehel, Executive Director of Programs, Connected Aviation Solutions, Collins Aerospace 

            Stacey Wronkowski, Vice President of Digital Technology, United Airlines

            Moderator: Laurie Garrow, Professor and Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility, Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics



4:46 p.m. - Presentation: Carol B. Hallett Award 

            Frederick W. Smith, Founder and Executive Chairman, FedEx Corporation 


5:06 p.m. - Closing Remarks 

            Christopher D. Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Closing Reception with Door Prize Giveaways

Back by popular demand, all attendees at our closing reception (you must be present to win!) will be eligible to win roundtrip airline tickets provided by the following Summit sponsors:

  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines 
  • Allegiant Travel Company 
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United