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COUNTRY BRIEFING
February 10, 2014
Singapore

In conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2014 (February 11-16, 2014), the U.S. Embassy in Singapore is organizing a Country Briefing on February 10, 2014, for U.S. exhibitors and visitors to the air show.

The primary objective of the country briefing is to provide American businesses an understanding of Singapore’s and the regional aerospace business environment and outlook. You will get to hear first-hand some of the major undertakings each of these Singapore corporations are embarking on at present and in the future. Senior executives from Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd and Singapore’s Defense Science & Technology Agency (the procurement arm of Singapore’s Defense Ministry) will provide you first-hand information about their respective organizations and their business pursuits. The Singapore Economic Development Board will offer an overview of the aerospace industry in Singapore. While Frost & Sullivan will set your sight on the outlook of the aerospace market in the Asia Pacific. U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar will give his keynote address to kick start the session. We certainly hope you will not miss this very exciting program that takes place only once every other year!

A program for the briefing is appended below. You may register your and your colleagues’ attendance by completing the registration form. Should you need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. WONG Ai Lan or Mr. NG Haw Cheng at Ailan.Wong@trade.gov and Hawcheng.Ng@trade.gov respectively.

AGENDA FOR U.S. EXHIBITORS/VISITORS BRIEFING IN CONJUNCTION WITH SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2014

DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014

VENUE: THE REGENT SINGAPORE, ROYAL II BALLROOM, 1 CUSCADEN ROAD, SINGAPORE 249715

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome by Mr. Patrick SANTILLO, Regional Senior Commercial Officer,
U.S. Embassy, Singapore

8:20 a.m.

Opening Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar (Confirmed)

8:35 a.m.

Outlook of Aerospace Market in Asia Pacific

Speaker: Mr. Chris De LAVIGNE, Global Vice-President, Consulting, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific – http://www.frost.com (Confirmed)

Remark: Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents.

8:55 a.m.

Overview of Singapore’s Aerospace industry

Speaker: Ms. CHUA Jia Ying, Centre Director (New York), Singapore Economic Development Board (TBC) – http://www.sedb.com

Remark: Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) is the investment promotion agency of the Government of Singapore. The SEDB plays a pivotal role in identifying and pioneering economic opportunities for Singapore, its people and foreign business partners.

9:15 a.m.

Partnering the Singapore Space Industry

Speaker: Mr. Jonathan HUNG, President, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) – http://www.space.org.sg

Remark: SSTA serves as a platform for a group of like-minded individuals/entities with a view to developing Singapore into a strategic regional space hub.

9:35 a.m.

Introduction of DSTA and Update of its Activities/Projects

Speaker: Mr. PANG Chung Khiang, Director (Master Planning & System Architecting), Singapore’s Defense Science & Technology Agency – http://www.dsta.gov.sg

Remark: DSTA is the engineering & procurement arm of the Singapore Ministry of Defense. It is responsible for implementing defense technology plans, acquiring defense material and developing defense infrastructure for the Singapore Ministry of Defense (MINDEF). It acquires weapon systems for the Singapore Armed Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force); Advises MINDEF on all defense science and technology matters; Designs, develops and maintains defense infrastructure; Provides engineering and related services in defense areas; and Promotes and facilitates the development of defense science and technology in Singapore.

9:55 a.m.

Introduction of Singapore Technologies Aerospace Group and an Update of STA Activities/Projects

Speaker: Mr. Ambrose William, SVP (Corporate Marketing), Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd – http://www.staero.aero

Remark: Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) is the world's largest independent MRO company. ST Aerospace provides support services for commercial and military aircraft including airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul, engineering, design and development, and aircraft spares supply and management services. It has offices and facilities in key aviation hubs in Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. ST Aerospace has over 7,000 certified engineers and administrative specialists.

10:15 a.m.

Q & A

10:30 a.m.

End of Session

Note: This is a notional program and topics and speakers may subject to change at the discretion of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore