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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.

REGISTRATION is closed. 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 by Ms. Margaret Hanson-Muse, Regional Senior Commercial Officer,
U.S. Embassy, Singapore

8:20 a.m.

Statement of Intent signing ceremony between U.S. Commercial Service Singapore and the Singapore Manufacturing Federation

8:25 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by Mr. Marcus JADOTTE, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

8:30 a.m.

Opening Address by U.S. Ambassador Kirk WAGAR

8:40 a.m.

Outlook of Aerospace Market in Asia Pacific

Speaker: Mr. Chris DE LAVIGNE, Global Vice-President, Consulting, Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific (Confirmed) – 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.

9:00 a.m.

Overview of Singapore’s Aerospace industry

Speaker: Mr. TAN Kong Hwee, Director (Transport Engineering), Singapore Economic Development Board (Confirmed) – 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.

9:20 a.m.

Introduction of DSTA and its Activities & Projects Status

Speaker: ER. PANG Chung Khiang, Deputy Chief Executive (Strategic Development) and Director (DMSA), Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) (Confirmed) – http://www.dsta.gov.sg

Remark: DSTA is the engineering & procurement arm of Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). It is responsible for implementing defence technology plans; advising MINDEF on defence science and technology matters; acquiring weaponry systems for the Singapore Armed Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force); designing, developing and maintaining defence infrastructure; providing engineering and related services in defence areas; and promoting and facilitating the development of defence science and technology in Singapore.

9:40 a.m.

Introduction of Singapore Technologies Aerospace (STA) Group and an Update of STA Activities/Projects

Speaker: Mr. ANG Chye Kiat, EVP - AMM, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (Confirmed) – 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.

10:00 a.m.

Partnering the Singapore Space Industry

Speaker: Ms. Lynette TAN, Director, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) (Confirmed) – http://www.space.org.sg

Remark: SSTA serves as a platform for a group of like-minded individuals/entities with a view to developing Singapore into a strategic regional space hub.

10:20 a.m.

Q & A

10:40 a.m.

End of Session

Note: The program and speakers may subject to change at the discretion of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore

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