A returning speaker to GFMC, Aboulafia is vice president of analysis at Teal Group and a renowned expert within the aerospace community. He routinely consults with and advises countless global aerospace companies, leading financial institutions, and media outlets such as Bloomberg and the Financial Times.
"Richard is a key figure within the aerospace industry and brings tremendous insight into what manufacturers should expect from it in the near future," says Patrick McGibbon, AMT vice president – Strategic Analytics. "Richard will provide insights on opportunities in the increasingly competitive commercial market, the expansion in F-35 production, and future investment news."
Aboulafia has noted that the aerospace industry fared better in the 2008 recession than any other manufacturing sector and has demonstrated continuing resilience in the years since. New opportunities in both defense and commercial programs will contribute to additional growth, with deliveries expected to exceed $200 billion in value per year by the end of the decade.
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For more than 40 years, GFMC has brought together economic forecasters, sales and marketing specialists, and industry leaders from throughout the manufacturing technology industry. These experts share their insight into the market factors that drive manufacturing, and attendees come away with data and information they can apply to help their companies outpace the competition.
Source: AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology