Boeing Commercial Airplanes UK Supplier Showcase – Weds May 17th 2023
Background for the Boeing Supplier Showcase
Boeing’s Long-Term Partnering Initiative with the UK Government, announced in July 2016, and renewed in 2022 includes the commitment to increase the opportunities for UK companies to bid on work for Boeing platforms. As part of this commitment Boeing has hosted, with UK Government support, a major event each year. UK industry, aware of developments in the range of Boeing’s civil aircraft fleet, increasing production rates and a more integrated approach to ongoing platform support, are keen to showcase their latest products and services that will help make Boeing Commercial Airplanes more competitive and successful at the platform level and provide innovation in platform support for Boeing Global Services. It also provides a mechanism for strengthening mutual confidence that Boeing and supplier technologies funded with ATI programme support will find a route to market.
Format, Timing & Venue
- Location: Boeing Facility in Seattle
- Date: 17th May 2023
At the heart of the event are the B2B meetings where Boeing technology, product development, procurement and services staff can meet with UK suppliers who have technologies, products and services that directly satisfy Boeing’s needs. In addition, a plenary session allows for Boeing to expand on its strategic roadmap for products, manufacturing processes and supply chain engagement in terms of digital interchange and commercial arrangements. It also allows UK Government to highlight the latest technology and operational improvement programmes to a wider Boeing audience. The event will be supported by senior UK Government officials across Government and it is anticipated that the UK delegation may be led by a Minister.
It has been the custom to hold events on an annual basis, alternating between defence and commercial aviation sectors which allows novel technologies, incubated over a 2 year period, to be described and presented to Boeing. The pandemic interrupted this pattern and so there has not been any sizeable engagement between Boeing & UK commercial aerospace suppliers since 2019 so this event, scheduled for 17th May, is timely.
The plenary & B2B sessions will both take place on 17th May in a suitable Boeing facility in Seattle, specifically in the vicinity of the Everett facility. There will be a dinner at the end of the day with all UK & Boeing participants which will be held in a nearby venue.
As in previous years Boeing will be invited to detail the specific technology, product and service areas of interest which can be long-term, strategic needs to drive platform roadmaps or a short-term tactical need to de-risk a near-term imperative eg dual-sourcing to achieve rate increases
ADS, in partnership with UK Government’s Department for International Trade will work with other partners, such as the Regional Aerospace Alliances, to identify suppliers who can match Boeing’s needs. They will be asked to describe their capabilities in a prescribed format which will allow Boeing to review the submissions and decide which companies to invite to the Boeing Supplier Showcase thus ensuring that both parties have a mutual desire to meet.
Associated UK Government Event
To take advantage of the presence of a large number of UK Suppliers, senior Government officials and possibly a Minister there will be a networking reception held the night before the Boeing Supplier Showcase inviting representatives of aerospace, defence and space companies to join the UK delegates and offer an opportunity for further engagement.
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