On March 28, Townes spoke at the German Southeastern Aerospace Forum at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Ga. His presentation on aerospace growth in the Southeastern US was part of a larger afternoon session focused on the aerospace industry in the Southeastern US. Townes also moderated a discussion following his presentation. Other sessions of the program included an introduction to the aerospace industry in Germany, company presentations and time to network with the German delegation hosted by the German American Chambers of Commerce.
Townes also presented at the 28th annual AeroMat 2017 Conference & Exposition in Charleston on April 10. His presentation discussed methods for growing the aerospace industry in South Carolina. AeroMat attracted speakers and attendees from all over the country. The conference speakers covered both industry and technical topics relating to the aerospace industry and its future.