AGENDA FOR U.S. EXHIBITORS BRIEFING
IN CONJUNCTION WITH SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2016
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
7:30 a.m. - Registration and Buffet Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - Welcome by Ms. Margaret Hanson-Muse, Regional Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Singapore
8:20 a.m. - Opening Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar (Invited)
8:35 a.m. - Outlook of Aerospace Market in Asia Pacific
Speaker: Mr. Chris DE LAVIGNE, Global Vice President, Consulting, Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific (Invited) - http://www.frost.com
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: Mr. Dominic ONG, Head, Aerospace Group, Singapore Economic Development Board (Invited) – 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. - Introduction of DSTA and Update of its Activities/Projects
Speaker: Mr. HOR Gar Yin, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), Singapore’s Defense Science & Technology Agency (Invited) – 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.
9:35 a.m. - Introduction of Singapore Technologies Aerospace Group and an Update of STA Activities/Projects
Speaker: Mr. Ambrose William, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (Invited) – http://www.staero.aero
Remark: Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) is the world's largest independent MRO operator. 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.
9:55 a.m. - Introduction of Export-Import Bank and ways to aerospace project financing
Speaker: Mr. Richard Pearson, Business Development Officer, Global Business Development, Export-Import Bank of the United States (Invited) – http://www.exim.gov)
Remark: For many U.S. exporters, a lack of access to financing can stand in the way of global growth. EXIM has several forms of support that can provide solution: Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program; Global Credit Express; and Export Credit Insurance.
10:15 a.m. - Q & A
10:30 a.m. - End of Session
Note: The program and speakers are subject to change as appropriate at the discretion of the U.S. Embassy.