Barely three months before the start of next year’s Singapore Airshow, event organizer Experia Events has sold more than 95 percent of the show's exhibit space and nearly has completed the list of display aircraft. Meanwhile, Experia continues to fine-tune its program content to ensure not only the show’s relevance but address key challenges and trends. This year, the show is highlighting what organizers call one of the most exciting and dynamic segments in the aviation and aerospace industry, namely start-ups.
Plans call for the What’s Next Start-up Showcase to support young companies wanting a chance to display their innovations and network with investors and corporate partners at the show.
“We continue to engage with many global companies who are keen to explore or expand into Asia, including a significant number of start-ups and SMEs,” said Experia Events managing director Leck Chet Lam. “In fact, our team is focusing on ensuring that the latest products and services in key areas like cyber security, unmanned aviation systems, avionics and connected aircraft, predictive maintenance, additive manufacturing and aircraft health monitoring will be showcased at Singapore Airshow 2018."
Leck also highlighted opportunities to network with key government and defense officials and senior commercial executives in the context of the show’s VIP Delegation Program.
Separately, the February 4 to 5 Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit, organized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Experia Events, the International Air Transport Association and the Singapore Ministry of Transport, will offer a platform at the Pan Pacific Hotel for top government representatives, civil aviation authorities, senior executives of airlines, airport operators, air navigation service providers and manufacturers to exchange insights and seek solutions to challenges.
Experia calls the summit “the definitive global aviation conference” for top-level decision-makers in aviation to advance the interests of civil aviation and strengthen the relationship between government and the industry.
Carrying the theme “Reimagining Aviation’s Future,” the summit seeks to address both the challenges and opportunities arising from the continued demand for air travel, and provide a platform for civil aviation authorities, governments and airlines to discuss a sustainable approach to future growth in air travel demand.
Business Forums at the show include a forum dedicated to MRO providers in the Asia-Pacific region, cybersecurity and emerging technologies.
Other highlights include the Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC 2018), where researchers, aviation operators and practicing aviation engineers will get a chance to present and discuss key developments and advancements in aerospace technology and engineering.
Finally, the A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum will assemble leaders and speakers from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial aircraft, engines and components, as well as aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul companies, to share their insights.