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

8:00 am

Maryland BD Exhibits Open

April 7 @ 8:00 am

Maryland BD

9:00 am

Innovation in Small Business with the Honorable James “Hondo” Geurts

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

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

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

3:30 pm

Readiness and Transformation in Naval Aviation

April 7 @ 3:30 pm

Potomac D

Rear Adm. Mike Manizir, USN (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 Lead 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.;

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.

5:00 pm

Sea-Air-Space Exhibition Hall Reception

April 7 @ 5:00 pm

Prince George's Exhibition Hall

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