10:15-10:45 JIT in Long Cycle Businesses through lean process digitization and 4.0

Creating flow and ensuring the right information/part is in the right quantity, reach the right place at the right time for 100% OTD and Cash Flow Optimization. Giulio Lanza will tackle Supplier Connectivity from Capacity planning, Inventory control, to purchase order and delivery, Right-Time Visualization- Digilitization of annomalies - Material Replenishment - Production/Service Control adherence  and Integrated Logistics and 4.0.

12:00-12:30 Aerospace industry in Morocco

Aerospace industry in Morocco experienced a growth of 22% last year. The supply base offers a large and diversified amount of capabilities with an integration rate of 34%. Indeed, Morocco offers good proximity and free of duties access to both Europe and US markets, a competitive cost structure and high-quality standards, which makes it a very competitive solution for companies willing to expand their footprint or looking for new competitive suppliers.

14:00-14:30 Aerospace and Defense Industry in Turkey

A cultural and economic hub for the last 25 centuries, Turkey is the 13th economy in the world, with 5,5% average annual GDP growth, and a young, well-educated and dynamic population. Turkey has a flourishing aerospace industry, with civil and military aircraft/helicopters designed and manufactured locally. With 515 aircraft and 210 million passengers per year, Turkey is a major aviation hub, also thanks to the new Istanbul airport, the largest in the world. Relations between Italy and Turkey are solid and thriving. Italy has been 3rd investor in 2018, and 5th commercial partner. More than 1400 Italian firms operate in Turkey, including major aerospace companies.

    Alfredo Nocera is a senior management consultant, and since 2018 he is Country Advisor in Italy for the Presidential Investment Office of Turkey.
    After graduating in Aerospace Engineering, in 2000 he joined AgustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters), working first as Contract Manager at the Business Unit Italy, then as Sales Manager for the NHI Consortium in France.
    From 2007 to 2012, he worked as Business Development and Marketing Manager at the automotive company Meritor Inc., supervising marketing activities in Europe, contributing to product positioning and managing the business with several major customers.
    From 2013 to 2015, he served as Sales Director at Piaggio Aero, introducing brand-new aircraft and support services, establishing business in Asia and consolidating commercial activities in Europe.
    A consultant since 2016, specialized in international business growth, strategic partnerships and bridging across cultures, Alfredo Nocera speaks Italian, English, French, German, and Mandarin.

  • Murat KOC, Business Development Manager, ALTINAY

    Murat Koc is the Business Development Manager of ALTINAY. He is in charge of national and international business development activities in aerospace and defense industries. Murat Koc is a Mechanical Engineer with a masters degree from Bogazici University. He started his career as a research assistant at Mechanical Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. Following the academic career for 5 years, he moved to private industry and worked for a turbojet engine development project as a Mechanical Designer. In 2015 he joined to ALTINAY and has been leading the business development activities. Murat Koc has a deep understanding and experience of international collaboration for advanced defense and aerospace system development projects.

14:00-14:30 Cross Technologies: from Space to Earth

Nowadays space related implications on everyday life are becoming more and more evident. Cross technologies have always contributed to enhance our capabilities to pioneer Space, with, as a result, a mutual fertilization of developments: enhancing what is possible on earth thanks to space heritage, and the other way around. 

In Thales Alenia Space, with our “Space for Life” we strongly believe in space as humankind’s new horizon to build a better, sustainable life on earth.  Several projects have been dedicated to fulfil our mission. ALTEC, the Italian Gateway to the International Space Station, and soon to Mars, is devoted to create and grow this strong link between our planet and Space. 

Starting from automotive to medical, passing through agro-food, energy & fashion verticals, several are the practical cases in which Space has a strong synergy with other markets. This presentation, open to an interaction with its participants, helps people and SMEs in understanding how (new) technologies could fit into the discovery path of our universe and beyond. 

  • Cesare LOBASCIO, Innovation Lead, Exploration & Science, Senior Expert, Life Support and Habitability, THALES ALENIA SPACE

    Cesare Lobascio graduated in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 1987, and in Environmental Engineering (MS) at the University of California in Berkeley (USA) in 1993, being awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.

    He has worked for 30 years at Thales Alenia Space in the fields of Space Environment and Environmental Control and Life Support, with roles of analyst, researcher, system engineer, study manager and leader for the disciplines, in the frame of several International Space Station, Scientific Satellites and Space Exploration programs.

    For more than 14 years, he has been Head of the Space Flight, Environment & Habitats Unit. In this role he was responsible for teams active in the domain of Space Environment & Debris, Life Support & Habitat, Aeromechanics & Propulsion.  Since 2014 he serves as Senior Expert in “Life Support & Habitability” in Thales Alenia Space.

    He is currently Innovation Lead for Exploration & Science, in the New Initiatives and Innovation Directorate, active in the innovation Cluster and Open Innovation initiatives.

    He teaches two courses at the Master SEEDS (Space Exploration & Development Systems) in Torino: Space and Planetary Environment and Environmental Control and Life Support.   

    He has authored more than 70 papers for journals and conferences, and several book chapters.

    Member of the International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) International Committee and Space Environment Systems Program Committee, he organizes and chairs several workshops and conference sessions in his field.

    For Ref. see also profiles on LinkedIn, ResearchGate

  • Rosa SAPONE, Head of the Aerospace Systems Engineering Unit, ALTEC Operational Direction

    Rosa Sapone has a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin.

    Currently, Head of the Aerospace Systems Engineering Unit, within the ALTEC Operational Direction.

    Since 2013 she has been the technical manager of the end-to-end service of Logistic and Maintenance support within the ESA TLO contract (Training, Logistics and Operations) supporting the operations of Columbus and its Payloads.

    She hold the role of System engineer and technical reference to NASA for the Logistics and Maintenance aspects, as part of the logistic and engineering support provided to NASA for the PMM module, participating in support to the Italian Space Agency in the Logistics boards of the ISS, in the specific ML&CP (Multilateral Logistics & Control Panel) and MIWG (Multilateral Imagery Working Group).

    Since 2007 to 2011 she was a team leader for real time support from the Mission Support Center of ALTEC for MPLM missions STS-126 / ULF-2, STS-128 / 17A, STS-131 / 19A, STS-133 / ULF -5 and STS-135 / ULF-7.

14:35-15:40 Aggregation and Collaboration Experiences with Piemonte Companies: Results and Perspectives in the Space International market

This one hour workshop aims to deepen the results achieved through the aggregation of Piemontese SMEs and on the characteristic synergy established with the large companies settled in the territory. TAS will present the results of the workshop on the spatialization of the components directly involving the aggregations between SMEs.


    Alessandro Balossino is a mechatronic engineer and has been working in the space field since 2012. In this period he worked on several research programs for the space exploration and on the development and qualification of the Descent System of the ExoMars 2020 mission. He currently works in the R&D unit of Argotec, where he coordinates projects involving Artificial Intelligence, advanced electronics systems and Additive Manufacturing.

  • Flavio BANDINI, Product Line Manager of Infrastructure and Transportation Systems, THALES ALENIA SPACE

    Flavio Bandini Product Line Manager of Infrastructure and Transportation Systems in Thales Alenia Space. Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 1983. In Thales Alenia Space since 1983 with an initial background of structural designer, he was responsible of mechanism and structures systems of ISS Modules Node 2 and 3 and MPLM. Later he was System manager for CEV and CSTS re-entry capsules and subsequently Chief engineer of the pressurized module of Cygnus vehicle. He got the certification as  “System Engineer Professional (CSEP)” by International Council of System Engineering  (INCOSE).


    Joined Tyvak International in 2015 leading as deputy manager in the start-up phase of the company. He enabled the growth of the company, acquiring multiple contracts, developing relations and hiring 20+ engineering resources. BSc, MSc and PhD in Space System Engineering at Politecnico of Torino. 10+ years of experience in Program Management, space systems design, integration and testing. Program Manager for multiple contracts, delivering project management, mission formulation, system engineering, spacecraft AI&T, launch integration services and in-situ campaigns. As COO, he serves Tyvak developing strategy, executing business operations, coordinating R&D and external partners relationships.

  • Marco MORRONE, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer,Composite Research Start-up (CoRe)

    He has more than 10 years of experience as Wealth Advisor. Subesquently he specialized in Enterprise Internationalization and Negotiation. He is also acting as consultant for M&A initiatives and for creation of start-up's. In the CoRe company he is also reference point for the aplication sector Aerospace and in this respect is following the activities of the Cluster "D&Rsolutions".


    Presently supporting Piemonte Agency as Senior Space Expert he is also external Professor at Politecnico di Torino involved in Space Systems Engineering courses since more than 20 years. He was in Thales Alenia Space for 41 years covering several design and Testing responsibilities up to the last position of CTO for TAS Italy and TAS VP for R&D, technology and Product Policy . Actually is also member of the Scientific Committee inside the Center of Near Space and President of the Technical Scientific Committee of the ITS Mechatronics and Aerospace in Piemonte. He is also Co-Chairman of the "Technologies from Space Exploration" WG of NEREUS on behalf of Piemonte Region and is part of the Technical Committee of the A&DM. Is also acting as visiting professor of the University of Leicester in Space Exploration and providing consultancy  to the University of Padua for Space hybrid Propulsion. 

     In recognition of his involvement in the ISS project it has been assigned by NASA and Astronomical Society  the name Messidoro to the asteroid  24856. He is "Maestro del lavoro" and "Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana".

  • Veronica LA REGINA / Director, Global Engagement - Europe & Asia à NanoRacks Space Outpost Europe srl

    Before to join to NanoRacks she was Strategy and Business Development officer at RHEA, and appointed at the European Space Agency (ESA) ? ESTEC as Business Innovation Expert of the Commercial Partnerships? initiative for space exploration in the Directorate of Human Space Flight and Robotic Exploration. Previously worked for the ESA ? Technology Transfer Programme Office, Department of International Relations of the Italian Space Agency (ASI). Even before worked at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, at the International Space University in Strasbourg, Telespazio SpA in Rome, Wave Energy Centre in Lisbon and as researcher at different universities in Europe and in the USA. She has been a climate-KIC coach since 2012. Veronica holds a Master Degree in System Engineering from Electronic Engineering Department, a Master Degree in Space Policy, and a full Graduation in Law.  She also pursued PhD Studies in Economics.

15:45 -16:15 Advanced Laser processing for aerospace parts

Many critical components of aircrafts and helicopters engines and structures are produced using laser processing.
The use of 5 axis laser systems have allowed Aerospace OEMs to improve the parts manufacturability and at the same time to evolve products achieving higher performance and contributing to fuel consumption reduction and total costs.
Prima Power, global leader in the market of 5 axis laser for Aerospace applications, has a long history (+35 years) as a partner of the major OEMs for the development of the most advanced laser processing solutions for demanding applications.
The presentation will provide to the audience an overview of those applications such as laser drilling, cutting and welding, how they are applied to the parts and what advantages laser systems bring.
Additive Manufacturing technology is showing a big potential for further developments.
Prima Power has recently opened a new division (Prima Additive) to contribute to those developments with its experience and knowledge.
Applications and solutions for Additive Manufacturing will also be presented.

16:20-16:50 South African Aerospace Industry

The Commercial Aerospace sector in South Africa includes capabilities in Design, Qualification, Certification and Manufacturing capabilities. Mostly represented by privately owned Small and Medium Enterprises (SMS) as well as a few State owned Entities.  The sector employs around 3 000 highly skilled employees and exports around 200 mEuro.  Mr Johan Steyn, representing CAMASA will give an overview on some of the products and companies that are active in this sector.
  • Johan STEYN, Managing Director of AEROSUD AVIATION (Pty) Ltd and a Director of Aerosud Holdings (Pty) Lt and ANDTc, and Chairmanof the Board of CAMASA (Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association of SA)

    B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical in 1987 at University of Pretoria. 
    Various Program management courses, and Continuous Improvement strategies such as LEAN and Theory of Constraint and Logical Thinking courses.  He is registered as a professional engineer (Aeronautical) at ECSA, served as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee (Aerospace) for more than 10 years. 

    Managing Director of Aerosud Aviation (Pty) Ltd and a Director of Aerosud Holdings (Pty) Lt and ANDTc, and Chairman of the Board or CAMASA (Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association of SA)

    Aerosud Aviation employs over 600 people in Commercial Aircraft parts Design and Manufacture for the likes of Boeing and Airbus, in close collaboration also with Safran and Spirit.  The company is the largest privately owned Commercial Aviation Manufacturer and exporter in SA.  The company was recognized as the Manufacturer of the year and Exporter of the year in the Annual Premier Business Awards of 2016 and 2017 respectively.

    The company has started a new investment phase in Advanced Structural Composites, and a close alliance with the country’s first Advanced Manufacturing Cluster development in Tshwane.

    The Company is involved directly in Industry 4.0 technology applications and collaborations, which has now expanded into a new business offering to other advances manufacturing sectors within the SA industry.

16:20 – 17:25 ELITE-LEONARDO LOUNGE: How ELITE supports Leonardo’s Partners to grow through skills, network and capital

As part of Leonardo's LEAP program, in February 2019 Leonardo and ELITE established a partnership at aimed fostering the growth of leonardo's strategic suppliers through the development of the "ELITE Leonardo Lounge", an environment inside the ELITE Program, co-designed to respond to specific requirements of the best companies in Leonardo's supply chain.

The ELITE-Leonardo lounge allows those suppliers who join the Program to structure their growth and expansion plans, providing structured financial and non-financial tools and solutions, where hight transversal skills are required, particularly in terms of international development and internal organisational structure. In May 2019 the initiative has been further boosted though the agreement among Leonardo, CDP and ELITE whose decided to pool their own strengths in order to support the manufacturers on their paths of growth and development by adopting a system approach.

16:55 – 17:25 The Czech Aerospace Industry: Opportunities for your business and cooperation

If you want to learn more about the Czech market and the aerospace and defense sector in the Czech Republic, take part in our workshop and we will present you the latest and most important information. We will give you advice that no one else can give you regarding the Czech busines environment, while the Czech companies will share their experiences with you.


    After his experience in private sector he has completed the Diplomacy Course of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. 
    He has worked as export consultant of the governmental CzechTrade Promotion Agency  and in 2018 became the director of its foreign office in Italy, responsible for the support of the Czech-Italian business activities and commercial cooperation. Since 2019 he has been responsible also for the Italian activities of the Business and Investment Development Agency of the Czech republic - CzechInvest. 
    Marek Atanasčev graduated in the economy and languages from the Masaryk University in Brno.

  • Lucie MEZNIKOVA, Private Sector Specialist, BRNO CITY MUNICIPALITY

    Lucie Meznikova works at Brno City Municipality where is responsible for cooperation with investors and companies. She is involved in regional innovation strategy projects aimed at improving the business environment and cooperation within the Brno City ecosystem. She graduated in Public Administration from Masaryk University (Brno) and International Relations & Foreign Affairs from University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne.  

    Brno is the metropolis of the South Moravian Region. This young and dynamic city located near three capitals – Prague, Vienna and Bratislava - is one of the most progressive innovation centres in Central Europe.  Brno has a strong tradition in mechanical and electrical engineering. In the field of electron microscopy it is among the best in the world. The aerospace industry is also increasingly important for the region. Even if there are only a few companies in #brnoregion dealing in the aircraft industry and astronautics, the potential for growth is clear. Brno universities and science and research centres are also intensively involved in this sector and are able to establish cooperation with companies.  The importance of popularization in this field is fully recognized in #brnoregion. There are regularly held events such as Brno Space Days, hackathons for secondary school students etc. 

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