The following is the schedule for Sea-Air-Space 2020. Panelists and moderators will be uploaded as that information gets confirmed. Please check back frequently for updates to the educational panel line up as we curate the best subject matter experts for our exposition.

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6:45 am

Congressional Breakfast

April 7 @ 6:45 am

Riverview Ballroom

Rep. Rob WIttman, ranking member, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

8:00 am

Maryland BD Exhibits Open

April 7 @ 8:00 am

Maryland BD

9:00 am

Research, Development and Acquisition with Mr. James Geurts (ASN RD&A)

April 7 @ 9:00 am

Potomac AB

The Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition

Strategic Sealift

April 7 @ 9:00 am

Potomac D

Ms. Erica Plath

Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer, USN; Rear Adm. Richard V. Timme, USCG; Mr. Kevin Tokarski, MARAD

The critical enabler for combat power projection sails on a sealift force that faces significant readiness challenges and in recognized need for recapitalization. Once able to sail uncontested, the sealift force also faces resilience challenges to operating in a contested environment, creating new challenges and opportunities. This panel will focus on what is being done to improve readiness and resilience to be able to deliver combat power from the Nation’s power projection platforms.

Main Exhibit Hall Open

April 7 @ 9:00 am

Prince George's Exhibit Hall

Marine Corps Force Development

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Potomac C

LtGen Eric Smith, USMC

This discussion will outline steps underway and planned to create the Marine Corps America needs.  The Marine Corps must invest in the technologies that maintain a competitive edge, give up legacy capabilities that cannot be economically adapted to meet the demands of the future, and divest to gain the ability to develop and adopt capabilities better-suited to the future threat.

10:45 am

Remotely Operated Systems

April 7 @ 10:45 am

Potomac D

Mr. Marcus Weisgerber

Rear Adm. Casey Moton, USN; Brigadier Gen. Benjamin Watson, USMC; Mr. Doug Harrington, MARAD

The Navy’s remotely operated systems transcend domains to redefine the battlespace. These systems take the concept of distributed maritime operations to the next level for distributed lethality. The panel will discuss how these systems influence strategy and tactics for the warfighter and commanders at sea and ashore.

Surface Forces, Now and in the Future

April 7 @ 10:45 am

Potomac C

Mr. Bradley Peniston

Major Gen. Tracy King, USMC; Rear Adm. William Galinis, USN; Rear Adm. Nate Moore, USCG; Mr. Douglas Harrington, MARAD

What does “right” look like? The Gen. David Berger’s “Commandant’s Planning Guidance” emphasizes the Marine Corps will be a naval expeditionary force-in-readiness, with a focus on operational integration. Panelists will discuss how the Navy and Marine Corps are adapting technology and shifting processes to meet the demand and provide the capabilities necessary for “Great Power Competition” today.

12:15 pm

Sea Services Luncheon

April 7 @ 12:15 pm

Potomac AB

Adm. Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, and Gen. David Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps

The Hon. Robert O. Work, former Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense (2014-2017)

How do the Navy and the Marine Corps best contribute to the national defense and the joint forces? How is the Navy and the Marine Corps accelerating its pace of change to meet the demands of the future operating environment? What will the Navy and Marine Corps focus on in order to meet these challenges?

2:00 pm

Acquisition and Procurement Update

April 7 @ 2:00 pm

Potomac D

Rear Adm. Michael Johnston, USCG;

Afternoon Keynote

April 7 @ 2:00 pm

Potomac C

Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense

3:30 pm

Readiness and Transformation in Naval Aviation

April 7 @ 3:30 pm

Potomac D

Rear Adm. Mike Manizir, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder, USMC; Vice Adm. Dan Abel, USCG; Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, USN; Rear Adm. Timothy Matthews, USN (ret.) Lockheed Martin

As naval aviation continues to transform its fleet with advancing future warfighting capabilities, it has successfully been tackling readiness barriers and warfighting degraders. Panelists will discuss how the Navy and Marine Corps are overcoming the challenges of maintaining and evolving the fleet.

High-Velocity Acquisitions: A CEO-Led Discussion

April 7 @ 3:30 pm

Potomac AB

Mr. Tony Mathis, President and CEO, Military Systems, GE Aviation; Ms. Gretchen West, President and CEO, Schiebel Aircraft Inc.; Mr. Dave McQueeney, IBM Chief Innovation Officer; Mr. Andy Green, Executive Vice President and President Technical Solutions, Huntington Ingalls Industries

How do our industry leaders make strategic decisions in when it comes to equipping and supporting our sea service personnel. From the front lines of battle ready equipment to our nation’s largest shipyards, explore how the speed of business contributes to growth, advancement and ultimately, mission capable maritime superiority.

Foreign Investment in Critical Infrastructures

April 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Potomac C

Mr. William McDonald, Director Office Sealift Support, Maritime Administration, USDOT

Mr. Tim Walton, CSBA; Mr. Jonathon Hillman, CSIS;

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) across the globe in ports and infrastructures has changed the political landscape with potential to redraw alliances.  Recognizing the scope and depth of this influence continues to gain greater awareness yet we don’t fully comprehend the potential future implications for global power projection.

5:00 pm

Sea-Air-Space Exhibition Hall Reception

April 7 @ 5:00 pm

Prince George's Exhibition Hall

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Sea-Air-Space Cancellation Announcement

Due to an order issued by the governor of Maryland prohibiting gatherings in excess of 250 people, we regret to inform you that Sea-Air-Space 2020 is canceled.