Lockheed Martin today announced that it will host the ninth edition of its annual India Suppliers’ Conference on November 2-3, 2022, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bengaluru. The conference will bring together senior Lockheed Martin leaders from across business areas and the supply chain, industrial development, and business development teams. The event will also have participation from the company’s global Tier-1 suppliers. Key representatives from state governments will attend the event along with Indian and global industry leaders.
The conference will provide a platform to drive conversations around building defence industrial capabilities that will drive ‘Make-in-India’ partnerships into the future, accelerate defence exports and expand Indo-U.S. defence industrial strategic links.
“Lockheed Martin continues to support greater self-reliance in defence for India through accelerating the manufacturing, skilling and technical capabilities of our Indian partners. Our existing in-country relationships with Indian entities such as Tata, Ashok Leyland, Lakshmi Machine Works, MIDHANI, Rossell Techsys, and SASMOS among others exemplify the government of India’s mission to create ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in the defence sector,” said Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India Pvt. Ltd, William L. Blair.
“Hosting the annual India Suppliers Conference is a vital step in our resolve to develop the capabilities of suppliers and provide opportunities for them to access the global supply chain and manufacture in India, for India and the world,” Blair added.
The key highlights of the conference will include:
- Inaugural seminar which will be attended by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Somappa Bommai
- Presentations by Lockheed Martin business area representatives, partners, and Tier-1 suppliers
- Business-to-Business meetings with Lockheed Martin Supply Chain and Business Development team members
The eighth edition of the Suppliers Conference, held in 2021, saw 135 companies of all sizes ― large, MSMEs and start-ups ― participating in the conference and receiving the opportunity to showcase their companies to key stakeholders from the government and industry. More than 250 delegates participated in person while more than 200 delegates participated virtually through Society of Indian Defense Manufacturers CII Hive platform. The two-day event also saw more than 110 business-to-business meetings being organised.