Long Beach, California. AeroDef Manufacturing is the leading technical summit and exposition for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, its 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. Keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest level of government and business and will discuss topics on 3-D manufacturing, cybersecurity, workforce development, globalization and innovation. AeroDef’s show floor is divided into Technology Zones reflecting the entire manufacturing enterprise – from design to manufacture to sustainability. At the center of it all is The Deck – the hub of the expo show floor and host to morning keynote presentations, daytime panel discussions, and afternoon networking receptions.