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Agenda

If you are interested in speaking at the 2019 event please contact Hannah Bonnett on +44 (0) 207 017 7097 or email hannah.bonnett@aviationweek.co.uk

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 05
Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, March 05, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sponsored by AJW
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, March 06
Registration and Refreshments
  • Wednesday, March 06, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Wednesday, March 06
Opening Remarks
  • Wednesday, March 06, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Hannah Bonnett

Events Content Director
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
Wednesday, March 06
Welcome from the Host
  • Wednesday, March 06, 9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
Speaker
To Chow Leah

VP
Sepang Aircraft Engineering
Speaker

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, March 06
Aftermarket Industry Analysis
  • Wednesday, March 06, 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
- An overview of the current state of the region’s fleet - The impact of fleet developments - M&A and vertical integration - Market growth predictions
Speaker
Adam Cowburn

Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Speaker

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 06
​Panel Discussion: The Challenges of Growth, Expansion and Competition
  • Wednesday, March 06, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Consolidation continues as cooperation, partnerships and joint ventures are put in place and numerous initiatives take place across the region, how will all this regrouping impact the market? What will it mean for new entrants and competition as consolidation improves the cost base for existing players and makes the market less accessible? To be more competitive, costs need to be reduced and new processes applied for faster and better conditions – how do we manage the ongoing challenge to continually deliver cheaper? What concerns are there for capacity and slots in the SEA region? What expansion of capacities and capabilities have been implemented to cope with growth and what other strategies need to be considered and prepared to manage this ongoing challenge? What influences are affecting the region: Considering the possible impact of trade war and tariffs; exchange rate fluctuation and influences from the political side.
Speakers
Hervé Alexandre

Director of Business Development
Air France Industries
Speaker

Adam Cowburn

Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Moderator

Nantha Kumar

Head - Group Aircraft Engineering
AirAsia
Speaker

Jumadi T. Simangunsong

GM Engineering & Planning (TVE)
PT GMF AeroAsia Tbk.
Speaker

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Morning Refreshments
  • Wednesday, March 06, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Presentation: A Workforce Ready for Growth?
  • Wednesday, March 06, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
As demand continues to grow in the region, strategies to tackle the manpower challenge include salary increases, Government programmes for young technicians, internships and numerous other retention plans. Who is having success and what can be learnt from other market players? What support does each country’s Aviation Ministry or Government agency give to the MRO or Operators that has proven effective? Considering labour rates: Who is most competitive in SE Asia and how does this match up against China rates? Are Singapore productive enough to be worth the price? How far can new technology such as AI support the industry and mitigate any issues? What forward-thinking and collaboration is needed to address this problem and close the gap between demand and current workforce numbers?
Speaker
Amrul Zeflin Anim

Accountable Manager
Sapura Technics
Speaker

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Panel Discussion: Competing in the Aftermarket
  • Wednesday, March 06, 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
OEMs are becoming increasingly invested in the aftermarket and providing competitive prices in the process. There is also a moving trend of big MROs to the Asia region and competition will increase. The IATA – CFM agreement will increase competition in the market: Are OEMS open to competitive aftermarket support? What opportunity is there for small MROs and how can they compete in the market? What are the OEM aftermarket strategies and the impacts of their deeper involvement in the aftermarket on the rest of the stakeholders?
Speakers
Paul Burton

Managing Director of Asia Pacific
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer
AJW Group
Speaker

Tay Eng Guan

VP/General Manager
ST Aerospace Engines
Speaker

Terry Lim

Regional Director, Business Development – Asia
Triumph Product Support/Triumph Group Inc.
Speaker

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Lunch
  • Wednesday, March 06, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Invest Selangor 
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Presentation: A Critical View on Predictive Maintenance
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Big Data Analytics and Predictive maintenance solutions are being heavily promoted in commercial aviation business as the key to reduce AOGs, prevent delays, secure parts, manpower and logistics before the aircraft lands. Artificial intelligence is utilizing aircraft data to predict logistics requirements and part demands. Are current solutions on the market achieving what is promised? How do they bring benefit to airlines? Are they contributing to cost reduction? Do component pooling providers need these solutions in order to be competitive? What relevance has historical component workshop data for predictive maintenance? How open is our industry for collaboration and what are the risks if we don’t collaborate?
Speaker
Daniel Stromski

Executive GM and Director of the Board
HAECO ITM Ltd.
Speaker

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Panel Discussion: The Operator Perspective
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
What are the primary concerns and expectations of the airlines and what are they looking for from the market to fulfil their needs and requirements? How do the needs of low cost carriers differentiate from those of legacy carriers and how are their needs being catered for? What are they looking for from partners to enable them to operate at an optimal level? How are operating patterns changing and what challenges are they preparing for in the months to come? What opportunities can they see in the MRO sphere?
Speakers
Sajumon MP

Assistant Manager - Line Maintenance
Jet Airways
Speaker

Derwin B. Sandoval

Director – Engineering & Maintenance
Bassaka Air
Speaker

Ranjeet Sarai

VP Aviation & Aerospace
Kuehne+Nagel (Asia Pacific (Management)
Moderator

Ian Wolfe

Senior Advisor Engineering and Fleet Management
Cebu Pacific Air
Speaker

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Panel Discussion: Role of Innovation to Increase Efficiency and Competitiveness
  • Wednesday, March 06, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
What challenges exist for market players and what technology and innovation exists that can respond to those demands? VR and AR, robotics, blockchain, 3D printing, additive manufacturing: What has already effected real change in MRO? How are new technologies improving productivity and efficiency and lowering the operations cost? How could AI and related technologies help with the labour shortfall and cover the shortages?
Speakers
Alain Dupuis

VP Industrial Development
Unabiz
Speaker

Norbert Marx

CEO and General Manager
GAMECO
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Bin Teng

Director
Ameco Beijing
Speaker

Vivek Varma

Head of Operations
Cyient Singapore
Speaker

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 06
Refreshments and Meet the Buyers Meetings
  • Wednesday, March 06, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
This feature of our events provides an opportunity for both airlines and suppliers to meet face to face in focused 10-minute sessions. Airlines are invited to take their seat and save time and effort by having a series of introductions with existing or prospective business partners who can help them achieve greater efficiencies. Suppliers are able to pre-book sessions with airlines they want to meet and gain invaluable face time with new or existing contacts, further enhancing their relationship with the region’s carriers.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 06
End of Day 1 and Networking Reception
  • Wednesday, March 06, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Sepang Aircraft Engineering
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Thursday, March 07
Registration and Refreshments
  • Thursday, March 07, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Thursday, March 07
Opening Remarks
  • Thursday, March 07, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Paul Burton

Managing Director of Asia Pacific
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Thursday, March 07
Presentation: Regional Trends and the MRO Ecosystem
  • Thursday, March 07, 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
With increasing numbers in airline fleets of South East Asia, commercial MRO dynamics is gaining more prominence coupled with MRO investments by global MROs and OEMs in the region. Is there a driving force within the MRO ecosystem to become more inclusive of customer needs and deliver a one-stop solution by covering logistics, training, repair, parts exchange, leasing, financing and also shaping the future of hangars etc? Attend this session to hear illustration and discussion of the top mega trends that will shape the MROs of tomorrow and how MRO business models will transition to become more profit margin focussed and deliver efficient operations.
Speaker
Shantanu Gangakhedkar

Consultant
Frost & Sullivan
Speaker

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, March 07
Presentation: Considering Regulatory Practices and Procedures in South East Asia and the Impact on the MRO Business
  • Thursday, March 07, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Many Asian national airworthiness authorities have their own rules and discrepancies, how can SEA get aligned and become more harmonious in approach so that these different internal markets don’t cause issues? How have the SEARIF nations (Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand) implemented the EASA Part 145/Part M as local regulations and what is the state of compliance and coordination? What issues, such as cross recognition of certifying staff, release certs and pool audits by authorities, have arisen? What responsibilities do Part M Continuing Airworthiness Orgs have in comparison with Part 145 MROS? What are the Owner/ Operator/Stakeholders responsibilities in managing continuing airworthiness? Is risk based surveillance/performance based regulation that EASA and CAA UK are promoting a more effective means of auditing orgs compared to the current method of compliance monitoring?
Speaker
Devan Ramasamy

Senior Technical Advisor
Civil Aviation Authority - CAA International
Speaker

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Thursday, March 07
Presentation: Big Data and Connected Maintenance
  • Thursday, March 07, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Connected aircraft technologies are changing nearly everything about aviation, including the way operators service and maintain complex onboard mechanical systems. We can thank the Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics for connected maintenance capabilities that put powerful proactive tools at operators’ fingertips.  Taking advantage of your aircraft data to drive operational outcomes and return on investment. Airline operators are constantly looking for ways to enhance safety, improve performance, reduce maintenance costs and unplanned downtime, and provide a better passenger experience.
Speaker
Jia Zhijun

Senior Director - Connected Aircraft
Honeywell Asia Pacific
Speaker

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Thursday, March 07
Morning Refreshments
  • Thursday, March 07, 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Thursday, March 07
Presentation: Malaysia Airlines Role in Malaysia’s Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030
  • Thursday, March 07, 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Malaysia have been tasked with becoming the leading aerospace nation in SEA and an integral part of the global market. As Asia-Pacific growth continues, how can regional companies be more smart and competitive in their offerings to capture the inevitable opportunities? How will MAB Engineering and Maintenance satisfy the MRO service buyer and meet capacity demands to grow their third party business and cater to the growing MRO demands?
Speaker
Eke Nazri

Head of Airline Engineering
Malaysia Airlines
Speaker

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, March 07
Panel Discussion: Fleet and Leasing Choices in the Region: What is the Future?
  • Thursday, March 07, 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
There is a large fleet of narrowbody aircraft in the South East Asia region and this looks set to continue. The model of sale and lease-back continues to gain majority share in the aircraft leasing and purchasing business. Is the sale and lease-back method the right choice for ULCC and LCC airlines that are dominant in the region and what can influence this choice? Domination of PBH; increasing numbers of business jets in Vietnam: What trends are we seeing and what is in the pipeline? Small OEMs are being merged into larger OEMs to explore the bigger market and to optimize the operation costs, what will this mean for MRO? What challenges remain in the area of lease returns, MRO support and aircraft documentation for leased aircraft? What trends do we expect to see change, and what will continue for regional market players?
Speakers
Shantanu Gangakhedkar

Consultant
Frost & Sullivan
Moderator

Chris Gruener

Head of Technical and EVP
BOC Aviation
Speaker

Regimantas Juodraitis

Director Sales & Business Development
FL Technics Indonesia
Speaker

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, March 07
Conclusion of Conference and Networking Lunch
  • Thursday, March 07, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 07
Exclusive Tour of Sepang Aircraft Engineering Facility
  • Thursday, March 07, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM