Last updated: November 15, 2010
|DAY ONE – Tuesday, November 2, 2010|
|9:00 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|1:15 p.m.|| Welcome – Workshop Introduction & Orientation
MRO Asia kicks off with a series of in-depth workshops delivering effective problem solving opportunities within a highly interactive format that also creates an intimate networking atmosphere where delegates address issues and find creative solutions to mutual concerns.
|1:30 p.m.||WORKSHOP SESSIONS|
| A1 - Financing and Contracts
As economies tread back and airlines undergo financial constraints, there are often inconsistencies between the terms of the financiers and the operators when negotiating contracts. This workshop will explore strategies to avoid problems that arise during contract negotiation to ensure expectations are met by all parties involved.
| A2 – Manpower, Training and Certification
Energizing and motivating personnel is vital to helping a company move forward in a sustained manner. Is the Asian aviation workforce equipped with the proper education and skills to stay competitive in a global market? What is the nature of manpower movements? What are the trends for Human Resources in Asia?
|4.00 p.m.|| South Asia - the new emerging giant?
As airlines start to review fleet procurements in this emerging region, will MRO facilities grow along? What long-term effects will there be for the businesses of present providers? This lively participative discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming aviation market of South Asia.
|5:00 p.m.||Registration Closes|
|6:00 p.m.||Workshops concludes|
|DAY TWO – Wednesday, November 3, 2010|
|8:00 a.m.||Registration Desk Opens|
|9:00 a.m.|| Welcome
|9:15 a.m.|| Guest-of-Honour Address
As the balance of power is slowly shifting to the Asia Pacific, the region shows the beginnings of a healthy return to growth.
|9:25a.m.|| Distinguished Speaker Address
Mr. Lim will share how the Economic Development Board views the economic turnaround in Asia as the aviation industry sets to expand.
|9:40 a.m.|| Opening Industry Keynote
Challenges and Opportunities of Turnaround
As the largest aircraft maintenance facility in Asia, GMF AeroAsia has been through the good times as well as the bad. Hear how the challenge of escalating cost pressures and growth of new markets has led them to adapt their business models for success and kept their outlook upbeat.
|10:30 a.m.||Exhibition Hall Opens|
|10:30 a.m.|| MRO Asia Pacific – Trends and Forecast
|11:15 a.m.||Practical Breakouts|
| B-1 Cutting Costs and Improving Efficiencies
How much room is there to cut costs? Can one strike a balance between uncontrollable costs and those that can be contained? Is it essential to repair the part rather than replace it? What innovative repair solutions are available?
| B-2 Cabin Offerings
This session will explore avionics upgrades, IFE trends and what airlines are looking for as they move towards a hybrid model from full service to a semi-budget one.
|12:15 p.m.||Practical Breakouts|
| C-1 Engines, Parts Management and Structures
Are your engines and parts being monitored repaired accurately for optimal performance? What are the innovative repair procedures being followed? Are you getting added value services in engines and components?
| C-2 Safety and Management
Have critical elements of a safety oversight system been implemented effectively? What are regulations influencing the disassembly and dismantling process by air transport authorities, for example, to prevent bogus parts on the market? What sort of technical guidance and safety-critical information do you need to be compliant?
|1:15 p.m.|| Conclusion of Day 2 Conference Sessions
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
|4:30 p.m.||Cocktail Reception in the Exhibition Hall|
|5:30 p.m.||Registration/ Exhibition Hall Closes|
|DAY THREE – Thursday, November 4, 2010|
|8:30 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|9:00 a.m.|| Welcome
|9:05 a.m.|| Strategy for Growth
This keynote presentation will share an operator’s perspective of the Asia Pacific MRO industry, the changing business model, maintenance cost pressures, and role of partnerships.
|9:30 a.m.||Exhibition Hall Opens|
|9:30 a.m.||Interactive Breakouts|
| D-1 Defying Convention- Learning from Budget and Regional Airlines. Role of new Partnerships
Budget carriers discuss how they implement lean and adopt practices to save costs. How are alliances between them leading to cost efficiencies? Learn innovative strategies to keep operational costs down and performance levels up.
| D-2 Asia’s Developing Markets for MRO –What Progress? Challenges and Constraints
Who are the new players for Asia’s MRO? What areas are being looked at for new developments? This session will look into sectors and regions that have found success, as well challenges and disadvantages that have been faced.
|11:00 a.m.|| Solutions & Experience
This session will bring an animated discussion with OEMs, Boeing & Airbus, related to recent maintenance experiences and a look at the implications for MROs as 787 Dreamliner is poised for its first delivery, in Asia of course.
|11:45a.m.|| IT- The Missing Link
Utilization is about reliability – reducing complexities and pulling intelligence for decision making. More airlines and MROs are replacing legacy systems with ERP and looking for sophisticated, integrated systems. The role of mobile technologies and other enablers in the MRO space will also be explored.
|12:30p.m.|| Never Say Never? The PMA debate
With material and operating costs continuing to soar, the debate of PMAs continues to bring an available option that operators are contemplating. However, does this method of cost-savings conflict with concerns of OEMs? How can operators ensure that they have considered all the cost possibilities for maximum performance of their assets?
|1:15 p.m.|| 2010 MRO Asia Conference Concludes
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
|3:00 p.m.||Registration /Exhibition Hall Closes|