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Singapore Airshow 2014 to feature strategic conferences on aviation, defence, technology

Published on Dec 19, 2013 4:04 PM
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The elite acrobatic Black Knights from the Singapore Airforce flys in formation during the full dress rehearsal for the aerial display at the site of the Singapore Airshow in 2008. Next February's edition of the Singapore Airshow will feature three conferences that address the latest developments and challenges in civil aviation, defence and technology. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Next February's edition of the Singapore Airshow will feature three conferences that address the latest developments and challenges in civil aviation, defence and technology.

These conferences will bring together hundreds of industry leaders, military and government officials, regulators and academics from around the world. For instance, the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit on aviation issues will feature key speakers such as Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director-General Tony Tyler.

The Asia Pacific Security Conference will gather defence experts, military officials and other industry leaders to discuss security topics including the emergence of China as regional military power and its impact on the East Asian security environment. The third conference is the A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum, which will focus on aviation technologies.

Said Mr Jimmy Lau, director of Experia Events which organises and manages the bi-annual airshow: "Singapore Airshow has always included a strategic conference component. This gives our delegates the opportunity to go a step beyond networking and doing business to updating themselves on the latest trends and challenges facing the industry and exploring solutions with other industry experts."