The Boeing Co. will be the title sponsor for the second annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Aug. 26-27.
In addition, Gov. Nikki Haley will open the event with a presentation.
“We are very excited to have Gov. Haley and Boeing engaged in the second annual Aerospace Conference,” Commerce secretary Bobby Hitt said. “South Carolina’s long history in the aerospace industry was accented with Boeing’s arrival in 2009, and the sector’s growth since has been exponential. I appreciate the opportunity this conference provides to bring together state and industry leaders to discuss the bright future of aerospace in South Carolina.”
The purpose of the South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo is to gather leaders from the government, the aviation industry, and the investment community. The event emphasizes the state’s role as the leading destination for aerospace research and manufacturing.
“We are honored to welcome Boeing as the sponsor of the second annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo,” Steve Townes, chairman of SC Aerospace and president of Ranger Aerospace, said. “Boeing’s arrival in South Carolina in 2009 was a pivotal moment in the growth and development of the aviation and aerospace industry and contributed directly to the significant growth of suppliers and other businesses choosing to locate in South Carolina. We welcome the industry insight that Boeing’s participation will bring to attendees.”