In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), AAIS jointly organised a briefing for top executives of the aerospace industry on 16 November 2017 at Suntec City Convention Centre. The event saw the participation of more than 70 C-Suite leaders of aerospace OEMs, large suppliers, support services and solution providers.

The event was conceived as a platform for dialogue between members of the industry and EDB’s Aerospace team.  EDB Director for Transport Engineering Tan Kong Hwee kicked off discussions, highlighting anticipated trends in the global industry landscape and opportunities for Singapore. Attendees provided feedback on some of the challenges they were facing and their views on how it was affecting Singapore’s competitiveness as an industry.

EDB urged companies to continue improving productivity and adopt innovative new technologies such as robotics and automation to keep up with the trajectory of the broader industry. It acknowledged concerns on the availability of skilled labour and presented new manpower programmes to attract and retain new graduates to the industry.

AAIS was pleased to have been able to facilitate this dialogue for the industry’s voice to be heard. We look forward to provide more platforms such as this for fruitful and meaningful discussions.