Summer SMC Meeting - Hosted by 3M

Where will BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon and other industry leaders be this August 4-6?

That's right, these companies and more will be at the aerospace and defense supply chain event of the year - the Aerospace Industries Association’s summer Supplier Management Council meeting, August 4-6, 2014, at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, hosted by 3M.

As we all know, these are critical times for our industry. Now more than ever, AIA members must work together to preserve and protect the aerospace and defense industry and find opportunities for growth. We look forward to having you with us at the Supplier Management Council as we work together on our most challenging issues.

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3M will be scheduling one-on-one business meetings between AIA members and 3M's Business Unit and Sourcing Leaders from across 3M's Aerospace, Defense and Industrial business areas.  3M Representatives will have special expertise in the following:

  • Metalworking and fabrication
  • Bonding and adhesives
  • Paint prep and finishing
  • Erosion protection and prevention
  • Worker safety
  • Various technologies to enable lighter, safer, quieter and faster aircraft
  • And much more


  • Technology Fair and Product Expo is sponsored by 3M Defense and will feature cutting edge technologies, applications and products for the Aerospace and Defense industries.
  • Technical and Business leaders from key 3M divisions will be on hand to show AIA members how 3M technology can be incorporated into their processes to drive higher productivity, lower costs, improve worker safety and solve their toughest design in problems.


  • Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement (confirmed)
  • Brett Lambert, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy and Senior Fellow, NDIA (invited)
  • Congresswoman, Betty McCollum (D-MN), member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee (confirmed)
  • Charity Golf Outing & Reception to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, hosted by 3M Monday, August 4th
  • St. Croix River Boat Reception & Dinner Cruise, hosted by 3M on Wednesday, August 6th

Please Note: The last day to receive a refund of the registration fee is Monday, July 7th.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Paul!

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