MRO Asia-Pacific

October 31 - November 2 2017
Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre
Singapore

MRO Asia-Pacific Agenda

Select Criteria: Tracks = MRO Asia-Pacific
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
Customer Centric Innovation: Linking Mx & Engineering Output to Customer Satisfaction
Sponsored by:   DHL
Airlines focus on improving the customer experience to differentiate themselves from the competition and drive loyalty.  Improved WiFi and IFE offerings are a good example. One of the futures of CCI lies in linking MRO and engineering output directly to customer satisfaction. Today’s supply chain solutions have vastly improved so that the right part is in the right place at the right time. In the near future, carriers may want to give passengers means to report a defect so that it can be fixed rapidly and then responded back to that customer. This will impact the supply chain and MROs. Learn how to make customer centricity a differentiator in your business, be it airline, supplier or and MRO.
Speaker
Reg Kenney

President Engineering & Manufacturing Sector
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Seminar Leader

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
Chairman's Address - Pace of Change Required in MRO: Partnering to Solve Problems & Opportunities for Automation
The challenges of maintaining a cost-effective fleet require new thinking in how to partner effectively with suppliers to solve problems and realize opportunities.  With the increasing pace of change in the digital economy, there are a multitude of opportunities to consider automation, data analysis and other advanced techniques.  How can we embrace the art of the possible and bring to bear the full value of the digital revolution?
Speaker
Andrew Hewitt

Head of Engineering Contracts & Leasing, Aircraft Leasing
Air New Zealand
Chairman

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
MRO Asia-Pacific 10-Year Market Analyses
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Leading aviation analysts examine current status and upcoming trends of the Asia-Pacific MRO market and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future, both in domestic and global markets.  Forecasts will have concentration on Asia and its segmented markets, including China, India, Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific.
Speakers
Brian Prentice

Partner, Aviation and Aerospace
Oliver Wyman/Cavok
Speaker

Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Speaker

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday, October 31
MRO State of the Industry Panel
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 31, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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The Asia-Pacific (APAC) MRO market continues to show healthy growth, with increasing international investments and partnerships, government support, and more aircraft deliveries. Competitive edge and buying power will attract new players in the market – how will these affect MRO strategies going forward?  What economic factors are impacting and changing the APAC region?  What capabilities are necessary to sustain this growth and momentum?
Speakers
Chye Kiat Ang

EVP Aircraft Maintenance and Modification
ST Aerospace
Speaker

James Barrington

Group Director Airframe Services
HAECO
Speaker

Kheng Yok SIA

Chief Executive
Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)
Moderator

Sonny Stern

VP Sales, MRO Services
Delta TechOps
Speaker

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
Future of Commercial Aviation - Forecast
A financial analyst will share major market trends in commercial aviation in Asia-Pacific, as well as the flow of liquidity. How long will the funds from financiers and investors continue to flow? Also, major OEMs will provide a detailed commercial aircraft forecast for the region.
Speakers
Bert van Leeuwen

Managing Director Aviation Research
DVB Bank SE
Speaker

Randy Tinseth

Vice President, Marketing
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Wednesday, November 01
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
Regulatory Briefing
  • Session Number:  3
  • Wednesday, November 01, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
A panel of regulators will discuss major issues in the APAC region, such as multi-national cooperation; ICAO initiative to standardize the regulatory requirements; regulations; supporting digital workflow; compliance challenges and more.
Speakers
Gerardo Hueto

Asst Director, Safety and Flight Operations, Asia-Pacific
IATA
Speaker

Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Moderator

Sing Kit YUEN

Deputy Head, Continuing Airworthiness – AMO
CAAS
Speaker

Tim Shaver

Deputy Director, Safety Standards
FAA
Speaker

Workforce Needed for Asia Pacific’s Growth
  • Session Number:  4
  • Wednesday, November 01, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
With Asia-Pacific’s growing fleet and competitive MRO market, the challenge of recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce has become an even greater issue. Is the APAC aviation workforce trained and certified properly to stay competitive in a global market? How can certification approaches and the regulatory environment can be improved to address the manpower challenge?
Speakers
Ian Wolfe

Senior Advisor Engineering and Fleet Management
Cebu Pacific Air
Speaker

Olaf Hoftijzer

Director KLM Training E&M
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

Torbjorn Karlsson

Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry Singapore
Session Leader

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Wednesday, November 01
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
Airline Case Study
  • Session Number:  5
  • Wednesday, November 01, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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New MRO Markets and Networks
  • Session Number:  6
  • Wednesday, November 01, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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Asian MRO industry’s expansion has led to new MRO opportunities and networks developing in less traditional markets, such as Airbus developing MRO capabilities in Taiwan in cooperation with China Airlines.  This session will explore the MRO landscape in these emerging markets/regions, and discuss potential partnership and network opportunities.
Speakers
Ajarin Pattanapanchai

Deputy Secretary General
Thailand Board of Investment
Speaker

Brendon McWilliam

Sr Director, Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Bruno James

Head of Business Development & Projects
Airbus
Speaker

Rahul Shah

SVP & Managing Director Middle East, Africa and India Operations
AAR Corp.
Moderator

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday, November 01
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
Latest Tech Applications in MRO
  • Session Number:  8
  • Wednesday, November 01, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
What will the MRO Shop of the Future look like? What new technologies will be used?  Learn trends and updates on technologies changing today’s aviation maintenance.  What will be the opportunities to adopt, integrate and apply these innovative capabilities?
Speakers
Arun Chhabra

CEO
8tree
Speaker

Cyrille Schwob

Head of Research & Technology Development APAC
Airbus Singapore
Speaker

R.H. Chalapathy

Global Head – Solution Advisory and Innovation Aviation Business Unit
Ramco Systems
Speaker

Sherwin Wang

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Tsunami AR/VR
Speaker

Sunny Mirchandani

General Manager
HAECO Spirit AeroSystems
Moderator

Lessors’ Panel
  • Session Number:  7
  • Wednesday, November 01, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session will analyze the changing dynamics of the Asia Pacific leasing market, new trends in leasing contracts, and better lease management strategies.
Speakers
Andrew Thie

VP Technical
Avation PLC
Speaker

Kumar Menon

SVP and Project Manager
GECAS
Speaker

Vishok Mansingh

CEO
CAV Aero Services
Moderator

Vivek Sheorey

Director & CEO
Laminaar Aviation Infotech
Speaker

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 02
Registration Open
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Thursday, November 02
Airlines’ Panel
  • Session Number:  9
  • Thursday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
A leading panel of Asia Pacific airline executives discuss their strategic MRO approaches and requirements.  They will share their challenges and issues, expectations from the aftermarket, and their considerations on future projects.
Speakers
Adikesavan (Adi) Kuppusamy

Head of Technical Purchase & Logistics
Jet Airways India Ltd
Speaker

Catipod Keadmonkong

Heavy Maintenance Department Manager
Thai Airways International
Speaker

Gajapathy Sampath

Director – Technical
AirAsia India Ltd
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Patrick Neo

SVP Fleet & Technical Management
PT Transnusa Aviation Mandiri
Speaker

Retirements Forecast / Parting Out
  • Session Number:  10
  • Thursday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Hear the latest updates and trends on the retirement forecast and how that will impact the parts market. What factors are impacting retirement schedules today? Although part-outs/ teardowns are a profitable business model, space constraints in the APAC region make it very challenging. What are parking and storage options in the region?
Speakers
Brian Kough

Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
Aviation Week Intelligence Network
Speaker

Jason Reed

President
GA Telesis Component Solutions Group
Speaker

Norbert Marx

General Manager
GAMECO (Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Speaker

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 02
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 02
Break / Room Change
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Thursday, November 02
IT Strategies to Maximize on e-Enabled Aircraft
  • Session Number:  12
  • Thursday, November 02, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Is your IT ready for today’s connected aircraft? This session will focus on having the right IT security processes and techniques for the E-enabled aircraft, use of big data to enhance productivity, IT training, support requirements and more.
Speakers
Ashwani Sharma

VP Engineering and Quality Manager
Air Costa
Speaker

Mark Hayman

CEO
Aviation Services Research Centre
Moderator

Mike Lewis

Director, Business Development, Digital Aviation & Analytics
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Ravinder Pal Singh

Chief Information Officer
TATA SIA Airlines
Speaker

The Evolving Aviation Supply Chain
  • Session Number:  11
  • Thursday, November 02, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
As the aircraft and fleets evolve, how will the MRO supply chain change in the next few years?  New collaborations and service solutions are diversifying supply chain options. Learn how to determine the right supply chain strategy for you.
Speakers
Andrew Hewitt

Head of Engineering Contracts & Leasing, Aircraft Leasing
Air New Zealand
Speaker

Augustine Tai

Services & Support Director, Commercial Aviation
Embraer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Speaker

Deepak Sharma

President, Integrated Supply Chain Solutions - Commercial
AAR Corporation
Speaker

Jonathan Berger

Managing Director
Alton Aviation
Moderator

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 02
Break / Room Change
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, November 02
Collaborations & Consolidations
Strategic partnerships are a great business opportunity in today’s fast-changing aviation market. In recent years, there have been many new MRO projects in Asia Pacific. However, these alliances can also be risky investments with opposing benefit expectations. Having the right partnerships and collaborations between airlines, OEMs and MROs is crucial to financial success. Learn best practices from successful APAC MRO ventures, and see how they are shaping tomorrow’s MRO marketplace.  
Speakers
Chung MAK

Aviation Advisor to President & Vice Commanding Officer Aerotropolis Project
S.F. Express Co. Ltd.
Speaker

Frank Bodenhage

President & CEO
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai
Speaker

Tony Shen

Director, Engine Services
AJW China
Speaker

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 02