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About AeroDef

Smart Technologies + Intelligent People = Collaborative Intelligence

AeroDef Manufacturing® is an aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

AeroDef showcases the industry’s most advanced technologies across an innovative floor plan designed to facilitate interaction and business relationships between exhibitors and buyers looking for integrated solutions. Our keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest levels of government and industry. They participate to share their vision of the potential of technology, collaboration and public policy to transform manufacturing – concepts that attendees will experience on the exposition floor and in the in-depth conference technical sessions. It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, advanced solutions and real-world applications.

If you have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing, you can’t afford to miss AeroDef Manufacturing.

Be an integral part of aerospace and defense manufacturing’s premier event at the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference and Exposition. The industry’s leading showcase for the smart technologies and intelligent minds driving aerospace and defense, AeroDef is a must for suppliers, buyers and other industry professionals eager to enhance their skills and learn from experts.

Get easy access to the creators and decision makers in aerospace and defense manufacturing, gathered together in one spot to showcase products, solve technology problems, discover solutions to the industry’s most pressing challenges, and make valuable business connections.

The most personal, high-end conference and exposition in aerospace and defense manufacturing, AeroDef provides endless invaluable opportunities for face-to-face networking with the brightest, most innovative minds from the top companies in the industry.

Pick their brains at keynote presentations, technical sessions, workshops and a myriad of networking events, or schedule one-on-one discussions. You’ll be able to create critical partnerships and explore fresh ideas that could mean the difference between the success or failure of your company — all in one place, over just a few days.


Get easy access to the smart technologies and intelligent people propelling aerospace and defense manufacturing at AeroDef.


Take advantage of multiple networking opportunities and form relationships that will define the future of your company as well as the future of aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing at Aerodef. 


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