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Emerging Technologies in Automation Speaker Series focusing on opportunities for local companies in the aerospace and defence industry.
About this event
This in-person event is hosted by Invest WindsorEssex in partnership with the Canadian Association of Moldmakers, Automate Canada, Pilot Hill/Best Defence Conference, Fraunhofer Project Centre/University of Western Ontario, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Canada Aerospace and Black Ridge Defence. The session will provide information on opportunities and requirements (certifications) for local companies (manufacturers and automation companies specifically) to supply customers in the aerospace and defence industry and to partner with the Fraunhofer Project Centre at Western University on R&D projects.
*Lunch will be provided*
(Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions)
12 p.m. Wendy Stark, Director of Business Retention & Expansion, Invest WindsorEssex – Welcome and introduction
12:05 p.m. Heather Pilot, President of Pilot Hill Ltd. – Doing Business in the Canadian Defence Sector: overview of the aerospace and defence industry in Canada
12:15 p.m. Vanja Ugresic, P.Eng, MESc, Manager of Operations, Fraunhofer Project Centre@ Western University – Overview of the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research at Western University and opportunities for companies to work with the Centre
12:35 p.m. Alexander Tsoulis, P.Eng, Senior Advisor – Business Development & Advanced Technologies, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Canada Aerospace – Canadian and Global Aerospace Overview and Potential Opportunities: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), MHI Canada Aerospace, Canadian and Global Aerospace
12:55 p.m. Alain Gauthier, President, Black Ridge Defence – Opportunities for armoured vehicles