Plenary Conference Program
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

UPDATE 10/11/20
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Kuala Lumpur International Aerospace Business Convention

Conference Agenda 2020
28 June 2022

Opening Ceremony

09 :00-09 :05

Chairman’s Welcome and Conference Commencement

Joshua NG, Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy


Welcome Remarks
The Honorable Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister, Minister of International Trade & Industry

09 :20-09:40

Promoting International Partnership and Collaboration

Prof. Ts. Shamsul Kamar Abu Samah, Head, National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO)

Mr. Akira Miyakoshi, Director, Aircraft Component and Material Industries Office,

Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan


09 :45-10:05

Malaysian Aerospace Manufacturing & MRO: An Industry Overview
Naguib Mohd Nor, President, Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA)

10 :10-10:50

Panel Discussion: Recovering and Rebuilding Post COVID-19
Panel Moderator:
Naguib Mohd Nor, President, Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA)
Wilson Tan, Sales & Marketing Manager, RUAG
Yogesh Garg, Sales Director – Asia Pacific, de Havilland Aircraft Company
Sam Geeyes, Regional Director, South Asia, Triumph Group

Jean-Luc Meiffren, International Cooperation Director, Safran Aircraft Engines

Manufacturing & Supply Chain: New Opportunities and Future Challenges

10:50-10 :55

Chairman’s Opening
Amartya De, Associate Director – Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan

10:55-11 :35

Manufacturing Technology for a Low Carbon Economy
Luc Scheffer, Corporate Lab Director and Chief of Manufacturing Technology, Rolls-Royce

11 :40-12 :00

Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Aerospace Today
Amine Benkirane, Senior Airline Market Analyst, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

12 :05-12 :35

Harnessing the Winds of Change in A Post-COVID-19 World
Randhill Singh, General Manager, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Raymond Lum, CEO, Boustead Projects Limited

12 :40-13 :00

UMW – from Auto to Aero
Abdul Rashid, President, UMW M&E Division


Aerospace Manufacturing in Malaysia - Working with OEMs to Maintain Stability and Growth
Zulkarnain Mohamed, Senior Operations Director and GM, Spirit Aerosystems Malaysia

13 :30-13:50

UAM Mobility: Ready to Take Off?
Hon Lung Chu, Head of Singapore and Business Development Southeast Asia, Volocopter

13 :55-14:00

Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Conference Day 1 Close
Amartya De, Associate Director – Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan


Virtual Expo and B2B Meetings

MRO Industry Analysis and Trends in SE Asia

29 June 2022

09 :30-09: 40

Chairman’s Opening and Introduction  
Alan Lim, Senior Associate, Alton Aviation Consultancy

09 :40-10 :00

Airline Operations in the New COVID Reality: A Success Story
Muzammil Mohamad, Country Manager Malaysia & Brunei, Qatar Airways

10 :05-10 :25

Practical Demand Recovery and Implications for Airlines and MROs
Ben Baldanza, Board Director, JetBlue Airways

10 :30-10 :50

The Future is Electric: How Are New Technologies Creating a Vision for Sustainable Industry?
Osama Sheikh, Project Manager for Technology & Innovation, Pakistan International Airlines

10 :55-11 :35

Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Adopting Digitization in the MRO Industry
Panel Moderator:
Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, AAR Corp
Arun Srinivasan, Leading Programme Management and Operations, Pratt & Whitney
Upendra Singh, Maintenance Manager, Go Airlines India
Lokesh Sharma, Senior Consultant, PwC

11 :40-12: 00

Aircraft MRO Market - Opportunity to Reset, Rethink, and Realign for Sustainability
Thibagar Doraisamy, Head MRO Commercial and Strategy, Malaysia Airlines

12 :05-12 :25

Aviation Materials Sharing Under COVID-19 - CUAMA Platform Introduction
Zhang Xiaodong, Material Director, Spring Airlines Technology Development


Virtual conference close


Virtual Expo and B2B Meetings


Arun Srinivasan

Associate Director, Strategy, Engine Health Management, Commercial Engines
Pratt & Whitney

Ben Baldanza

Board Directors
JetBlue Airways

Osama Sheikh

Project Manager - Technology & Innovation 
Pakistan International Airlines

Rahul Shah

Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development
Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, AAR Corp