July 11 – July 14, 2019
F-AIR Colombia is an event for representatives from aeronautical companies to gather and present civil and defense aviation advances in Antioquia, Colombia. The event showcases aerospace and defense companies, static displays, an air show, and more. To join the count down and learn more, visit http://www.f-aircolombia.com.co/?i=2. My all-time favorite acrobatic team, The USAF Thunderbirds, will even be there! Will you?
Tinker and the Primes Annual Conference
August 13 – 15, 2019
Tinker and Primes Annual Conference provides a space for individuals to come together and complete their goal of enterprise collaboration to increase readiness. The event will take place in Midwest City, Oklahoma. For its 14th year, the conference is introducing a new program called “Where Are We Going?” to focus on ideas and issues that are key to strengthening their overall goal. The event will also feature guest speakers including The Honorable Robert H. McMahon, Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry Jr., and Kenneth Waston. To find out more visit https://midwestcityok.net/tinkerandtheprimes/. I was in Midwest City earlier this week for the 707th AWG TIM and look forward to returning to Oklahoma for Tinker & The Primes (I still think this annual conference sounds like the name of a rock band).
NGAUS Annual General Conference and Exhibition
August 30 – September 2, 2019
In the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, thousands of Army and Air National Guard officers from the United States, three territories, and the District of Columbia come together to meet, have fun and put pen to paper for setting up the NGAUS upcoming legislative agenda. This year the theme of the conference is “The National Guard – An American Treasure”. The event will feature activities such as a Motorcycle Rally, Company Grade/ Warrant Officer Mixers, a Retiree Luncheon and Caucus and more. To register for the event visit https://www.ngaus.org/events/141st-general-conference-exhibition-0.
F-16 Technical Coordination Group (TCG) World Wide Review (WWR)
September 9-12, 2019
As always, the F-16 TCG will meet in Ogden, Utah to present its WWR. The F-16 TCG provides technical support to flyers of all variants of the F-16 of Partner Nations (PNs). The WWR allows all member countries to come together to discuss issues and ideas and meet with qualified F-16 suppliers and specialists. To learn more, visit https://worldwidereview.org/#/. This year, InterConnect Wiring will brief on a very important aspect of F-16 wiring. Be sure not to miss our briefing at the F-16 TCG WWR! Contact me after the F-16 TCG WWR to request your copy of our briefing.
Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI)
September 10-13, 2019
Taking place in London, England, DSEI is the leading event to connect governments, national armed forces, industry leaders, and defense and security supply. This year Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security, and Joint Forces will be the five domain-focused zones. The event will feature networking, access to relevant content, discovery and more. To register for the event visit https://www.dsei.co.uk/.
Air Force Association (AFA) Air, Space & Cyber Conference
September 16-18, 2019
AFA hosts its annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference this year in National Harbor, Maryland. This conference allows for industry individuals to come together and be the first to see the latest innovations, listen to speeches from recognized leaders, and more. Invited speakers include the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. To register, visit https://www.afa.org/events/calendar/2019-09-16/air-space-cyber-conference.
AIA Fall SMC Meeting
September 24-26, 2019
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Supplier Management Council (SMC) meeting is an opportunity for senior supply chain representatives to come together and hear about the latest “trends and takes” on issues facing the supply chain in our aerospace industry. The 2019 Fall Meeting will be hosted by Bell, a Textron company, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Home sweet home!) Attendees can expect to meet with Bell leadership, sign up for B2B meetings, attend informational sessions, take a tour of The Bell Training Academy, and much more. To register, visit https://www.aia-aerospace.org/event/2019-fall-supplier-management-councilmeeting-hosted-textron-bell-helicopter/. As a member of the AIA SMC EXCOM, I highly recommend all individuals and companies in the aerospace industry attend this respected and incredibly useful event. Topics such as Cyber Security and the Exciting Future of our Industry will be covered. Don’t wait to sign up! Don’t be left out! Do come! Do have fun! See you there!!! Come a day early or stay a ½ day later to take a tour of InterConnect Wiring. We are located less than 5 miles from the host hotel, Omni Fort Worth. Give me a call at 817.377.WIRE  and I will give you a personal tour of my company!