DRAFT AGENDA FOR U.S. EXHIBITORS BRIEFING IN CONJUNCTION WITH SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2014 – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
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 David ADELMAN (TBC)
8:35 a.m. - Outlook of Aerospace Market in Asia Pacific
Speaker: Mr. Chris De LAVIGNE, Global VP Consulting, Industrial Practice, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan – http://www.frost.com (Invited)
Remark: Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team? with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. 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: Mr. LIM Kok Kiang, Executive Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board (TBC) – http://www.sedb.com (Invited)
Remark: Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) is the investment promotion agency of the Government of Singapore. The SEDB plays a privotal role in identifying and pioneering economic opportunities for Singapore, its people and foreign business partners.
9:15 a.m. - Asia Pacific MRO: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Mr. Leithen FRANCIS, Asia Editor, Aviation Week (Invited)
9:35 a.m. - Introduction of DSTA and Update of its Activities/Projects
Speaker: Mr. TAN Peng Yam, Chief Executive, Singapore’s Defense Science & Technology Agency – http://www.dsta.gov.sg (Invited)
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. CHANG Cheow Teck, President, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd – http://www.staero.aero (Invited)
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 draft program and topics of discussion and speakers may subject to change at the discretion of the organizer