The upcoming Singapore Airshow will take place on February 6-11, 2018. Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event is ambitious to connect opportunities, drive change and shape the future of the global aviation industry. Here are the key conferences within the show to look for:

A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum

Held in conjunction with Singapore Airshow 2018, the Forum will bring together leaders and speakers from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial aircraft, engines and components, as well as aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies, to share their insights on the directions of research and development in the aerospace industry.

Business Forums

Back by popular demand, the Business Forums at Singapore Airshow 2018 will shine the spotlight on key challenges facing the global aviation industry, focusing on key trends like aviation cybersecurity, digital transformation and the impact of autonomous vehicles.

Asia Business Forum

Held in partnership with ICF International, the Singapore Airshow Asia Business Forum will examine the opportunities and challenges for MRO providers in Asia Pacific. Participants will have the opportunity to network with MRO experts as they share insights about the current burgeoning growth found in Asia Pacific. Hear from key international aerospace buyers, government agencies and industry leaders, as they discuss about the opportunities, challenges, solutions and strategies in meeting the strong demands in the MRO industry.

Aviation Cybersecurity Business Forum

Cybersecurity is widely recognised as a top priority with 95% of airlines and 96% of airports planning to invest in major programmes or R&D on cybersecurity initiatives over the next three years. The Aviation Cybersecurity Business Forum, which is co-organised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), will focus on how the global aviation ecosystem should mitigate the growing complexity and sophistication of cyber-attacks, and the risks resulting from the increasing integration between airline, airport and aviation authority IT infrastructure. Prominent cybersecurity researchers and private sector experts will also share their experiences and insights on the emerging aviation cybersecurity risks.

Emerging Technologies and Innovation Business Forum

Held in partnership with the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), and co-organised by GIFAS, the French aerospace industries association to mark 2018, which has been declared France-Singapore Year of Innovation. This well-received forum will focus on Industry 4.0 with digitalisation driving greater efficiency in the areas of data management and security, robotics, industrial internet of things and artificial intelligence, and its applicability in the various sectors of MRO/Manufacturing.

The Autonomous Revolution: The Race is On Business Forum

Co-organised with leading global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, this forum will highlight the progressive switchover of different transportation modes that will result in more change in the industry in the next 10 years than in the last 60. Autonomy will blur traditional frontiers across vehicles. It will create new usages in mobility, defence & security, and supply chains. It will disrupt traditional value chains, generate new business models and put industry leaders at risk, as specialised start-ups and digital giants compete for market share in this fast-evolving space.

Singapore Airshow, a global marketplace and networking event for the world’s aviation community, is organized and managed by Experia Events. The biennial event is also a platform for conferences dedicated to leading players in the global aviation industry with the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) as well as co-located events – the A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum and the Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC).

For more information, visit www.singaporeairshow.com.