Distinguished speakers hail from commercial aviation, defence and aerospace technology sectors.
SINGAPORE, 28 January 2014 – The Singapore Airshow 2014 strategic conferences, business forums and co-located events, will bring together high-level speakers spanning the commercial aviation, defence and aerospace technology sectors. The strategic conferences are dedicated to leading players in the global aviation industry and comprise the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) and the Asia Pacific Security Conference (APSEC), while the co-located events include the A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum and the Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC). The events will take place from 9 to 10 February.
As we mark the second century of commercial aviation, the fourth edition of SAALS, themed “Shaping the Next Century of Commercial Aviation”, will bring together government leaders, airline chiefs, aircraft manufacturers, airport operators, air navigation service providers and regulators to discuss the future of the industry. SAALS will be held on 9 and 10 February 2014 at Raffles City Convention Centre. Jointly organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Singapore Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Experia Events, organisers of the Singapore Airshow, the conference will feature key speakers, including:
The conference will also feature a panel of speakers including:
The seventh edition of APSEC, themed “Asian Security Dynamics and the Role of Airpower”, will bring together defence experts, military officials, academics, analysts and industry leaders on 10 February 2014 at Raffles City Convention Centre, to participate in discussions shaping peace and security worldwide. Jointly organised by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Experia Events, APSEC will feature prominent speakers such as:
Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence, will deliver the keynote address.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will be hosting the third A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum on 10 February 2014 at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore. Themed “New Technologies which could change Aviation and Managing New Technologies Implementation”, the forum will gather speakers from the A*STAR Aerospace Consortium, whose members are amongst leading companies in aviation, to discuss technologies that will lead to the next leap in aviation as well as how to manage the potential risks. Distinguished Guest Speakers at the Forum are:
The Forum will feature the following key speakers in the plenary sessions:
The Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers and the Logistics Department (AELD) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force will also be organising the SATEC on 10 February 2014 at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Currently in its sixth edition, the biennial conference will bring together aerospace and military speakers from around the world to meet and discuss the latest research findings and advancements in aerospace technology and engineering. Participants’ profiles include policy makers, designers, builders and maintainers of aircraft and space vehicles, from both the military and commercial sectors. Key speakers include:
Presented by key aerospace buyers, government agencies and industry leaders, the Business Forums, held on 12 and 13 February at Changi Exhibition Centre, will provide trade visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to understand procurement trends and to tap on business opportunities in key aerospace growth markets, namely China, the United States and the rest of Asia.
The China Business Forum, which will be held on 12 February, will focus on the outlook of China’s aviation market in the year 2020. Chaired by Dr Ng Pock Too, Chairman and CEO of New Board Technology, the China Business Forum will also feature prominent speakers, including:
Key topics that will be discussed include: “A Big Picture of HNA”, “Customer Oriented Win- Win Cooperation”, as well as “Outlook of China Aviation Market in Year 2020”.
The U.S. Business Forum, which will be held on 12 February, will highlight best practices and trends in aviation security and aerospace supply chain management. The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore will chair the Forum and speakers include:
Key topics that will be discussed include: “Aviation Security” and “Aerospace Supply Chain Management”.
The Asia Business Forum, which will be held on 13 February, will bring together various representatives from the MRO industry to discuss the outlook and opportunities in Asia’s MRO market. Chaired by Mr David Stewart, Vice President of ICF SH&E, the Asia Business Forum will feature prominent speakers, including:
Key topics include: “Opportunities in MRO in India”, “Malaysia MRO: Outlook and Opportunities”, “Working with SIAEC” and “Engineering Training Requirements and Outlook for Indonesia”.
Mr Jimmy Lau, Managing Director of Experia Events, said: “One of the key factors that makes Singapore Airshow a successful and must-attend event is the quality of discussions and insights gained at our strategic conferences and business forums. We are honoured to welcome so many distinguished guests and speakers this year, including many airline chiefs, senior government officials and regulators. The strong turnout is a testament to the importance of the strategic conference programme to Singapore Airshow.”