9 April 2019
Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore

A centre for thought leadership, this strategic conference delivers invaluable insights from top rotorcraft experts, presenting new trends and technologies in the rotorcraft industry, as well as cutting edge solutions for their organisational needs.

Theme: The Future of Rotary in Asia
08:30 to 09:30
09:30 to 10:00
RCA/UMSA Opening Ceremony 2019
10:00 to 10:30
Tea Break
10:30 to 10:45
Opening Remarks

Max Buirski, Chairman, Asian Sky Group

10:45 to 11:45
Session 1: Why Asia is Not One Region

Contrary to the common misconception, Asia Pacific encompasses extreme differences across markets and is far from being ‘simply one place’. Within Asia Pacific’s rotary industry, each country has a different operating environment, conflicting regulations, air space constraints, varying fleet size and ages and different prospects for the future of helicopters. Hear our speakers address the differences, challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific rotary market.

Moderator: Nadav Kessler, Sales & Business Development Director, Asian Sky Group

Speaker(s) include:
  • Dennis Lau, Aviation Analyst, ASCEND by Cirium
  • Ty Corley, Helicopter Technical Advisor, Jet Support Services, Inc (JSSI)
  • Nigel Leishman, Executive Vice President, LCI Aviation
  • Philip Stransky, Vice President, Sales & Relationship Management – Asia/Australia & Pacific, Waypoint Leasing
11:45 to 13:15
Lunch Break and Visit of Exhibition
13:15 to 14:15
Session 2: Beating the Traffic — eVTOL, UAS and Uber

The future is here and the rotary industry must embrace that. With Uber-like businesses developing across industries and around the world, would this business model work for the helicopter industry in Asia? Which countries are most likely to embrace eVTOL and UAS innovations? Find out how Asia can prepare for these new technologies amidst a heavily-regulated environment.

Moderator: Max Buirski, Chairman, Asian Sky Group

Speaker(s) include:
14:15 to 15:15
Session 3: What’s Really Going on in China?

With a consistently increasing fleet size and noticeably large orders for helicopters particularly in China, executives working in and with China discuss what exactly is happening, what is the Government’s intention to open up airspace and what mission sectors are increasingly important in the China market.

Moderator: Nadav Kessler, Sales & Business Development Director, Asian Sky Group

Speaker(s) include:
  • Lei Zhang, Deputy Director, Beijing 999
  • Zhao Yan, President, King Wing General Aviation
  • Michael York, SVP Commercial - Africa, Middle East, Asia, Milestone Aviation
  • Artem Fetisov, Civil Helicopters Sales Director, Russian Helicopters
15:15 to 15:45
Tea Break
15:45 to 16:45
Session 4: Leadership Roundtable Discussion

In this moderated discussion led by Max Buirski, Chairman of Asian Sky Group, CEOs of Asia's leading helicopter operators will share the challenges and potential of their home markets, along with their company's expansion plans and insights on the future of the industry.

Moderator: Max Buirski, Chariman, Asian Sky Group

Speaker(s) include:
16:45 to 17:00
Closing Remarks

Max Buirski, Chairman, Asian Sky Group

17:00 to 19:00
Welcome Reception

Note: Programme is subject to change.

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