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February 15, 2016


In conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2016 (February 16-21, 2016), the U.S. Embassy in Singapore is organizing a Breakfast Briefing on February 15, 2016, for U.S. exhibitors and visitors to the air show.

The primary objective of the briefing is to provide American businesses an understanding of Singapore’s and the regional aerospace business environment, future outlook and opportunities. You will hear first-hand some of the major undertakings each Singapore corporation is embarking. Senior executives from Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd and Singapore’s Defense Science & Technology Agency (the procurement arm of Singapore’s Defense Ministry) will provide their perspectives on the best ways forward in collaborating with U.S. businesses. The Singapore Economic Development Board will offer an overview of the aerospace landscape in Singapore, and Frost & Sullivan will provide an update on the outlook of the Asia Pacific aerospace market. U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar will present his address to kick start the briefing session. A copy of the breakfast briefing agenda 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.




7:30 a.m.

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome Address 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 its Activities & Projects Status

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

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