The Air Force Association (AFA) has announced that Jeff Bezos, the Founder of Blue Origin and Founder and CEO of Amazon, will provide an address during AFA's 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference that will be held September 17 to 19, 2018 ,in National Harbor, Maryland — uring the conference, Bezos will provide an update of his take on innovation in the space industry and Blue Origin.
More than 9,000 attendees registered for the 2017 Air, Space & Cyber Conference, a 24 percent increase from the previous year. This year, the event will feature exhibits from 137 companies and organizations in the defense industry, displaying their latest technological advancements throughout the 100,000 square foot exposition hall.
Over 100 distinguished speakers will participate on more than 35 panels and sessions, including major addresses by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright.
AFA President Gen Larry O. Spencer, USAF (Ret), said that AFA is proud to welcome thought-provoking industry leader Jeff Bezos as a keynote speaker at the organization's largest event of the year. Bezos will offer perspective on the advancements of space and technology and how industry can better partner with the Air Force.
Learn more and register for the 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference at www.afa.org/airspacecyber.