Plenary Conference Program - Tuesday, October 2, 2018

07:30 – 09:00


Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremony: Mr Syamil Md Silmi

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Remarks
Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros, CEO MATRADE

09:10 - 09:25

Keynote Speech
YB Ignatius Darell Leiking, Minister MITI

09:25 - 09:40

The Potential Opportunity of the Malaysian Aerospace Market
Mr. Riad Asmat,
CEO, AirAsia Berhad

09:40 - 10:00

SE Asia in the World: What Global Industry Trends Do We Need to Consider?
Mr. Juergen Thevenin,
Head of FHS Malaysia, Airbus Customer Services

10:00 - 10:20

From Blueprint to Building: Developing Malaysia’s Aerospace Supply Chain
Dr Bicky Bhangu,
President, SE Asia, Pacific and S Korea,Rolls-Royce

10:20 - 10:40

Business Environment & Supply Chain
Mr. Jose Garza,
Managing Director, Aerospace Composites Malaysia

10:40 - 11:10

Morning break

11:10 - 11:50

Panel Discussion:
What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Aerospace Manufacturing Business Growth in SE Asia?


Mr. Naguib Mohd Nor,
President, MAIA


  • Mr. Jose Garza,
    Managing Director, Aerospace Composites Malaysia
  • Mr. Jean-Luc Meiffren,
    International Cooperation Director, Safran Aircraft Engines
  • Mr. Zulkarnain Mohamed,
    Operation Director, Spirit Aerosystems Malaysia
  • Mr. Zulfikri Osman,
    Deputy Director General, MARA

11:50 - 12:10

Disruptive Technologies in the Aerospace Manufacturing Landscape: How Can Companies Prepare?
Dr. Syazwan Ahmad Rashidi,
Senior Researcher, AMIC

12:10 - 12:30

Digital Transformation in Aerospace
Mr. Herve Jarry,
CTO and VP Technical, Thales Solutions Asia

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:20

Japan's Aircraft Manufacturing Clusters: Promoting Collaboration Across Borders
Mr Kensuke Saito,
Director-Aircraft Component and Material Industries Office Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI

14:20 - 14:40

Spurring the Growth of Aerospace Industry in Malaysia to Become the Regional Hub
Mr. Randhill Singh,
General Manager, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

14:40 - 15:00

How Can Airlines and their Suppliers Effectively Manage Expanding Fleets?
Mr. Sam Woon,
Engineering Business Systems Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways

15:00 - 15:20

Tapping Into South East Asia’s Imminent Airline Business Opportunities
Mr. Upendra Singh,
Maintenance Manager, GoAir

15:20 - 15:50

Panel Discussion:
What is the Role of Partnerships in Ensuring Success in the Airline Sector?


  • Mr Shashi Kumar,
    General Manager Part 145 AMO, Malindo Air


  • Mr. Sam Woon,
    Engineering Business Systems Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Mr. Upendra Singh,
    Maintenance Manager, GoAir

15:50 - 16:20

Afternoon break

16:20 - 16:40

Foreign Independent MRO Development in South East Asia
Mr. Martynas Grigalavicius,
CEO, FL Technics Asia

16:40 - 17:00

Interview session:
Establishing a Competitive Angle as an MRO


  • Mr. Peter Gille,
    Vice President & GM, TurbinAero Asia


  • Mr. Christian Meyer,
    Business Development Director, RUAG

17:00 - 17:20

Fault Detection Tool for Aircraft Harnesses
Mr Sammer Amrutka,
Product Manager Asia- Smartco, Nicomatic

17:20 - 17:30

Audience Q&A

Meet the 2018 speakers

Meet Bicky Bhangu

Bicky Bhangu
President – South East Asia, Pacific and South Korea

Meet Christian Meyer

Christian Meyer
Business Development Director

Meet Christian Meyer

Cornelis Radjawane
Vice President & GM

Meet Herve Jarry

Herve Jarry
CTO and VP Technical

Meet Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen B Madros

Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen B Madros

Meet Jean-Luc Meiffren

Jean-Luc Meiffren
Area Marketing, Sales & International Cooperation Director

Meet Jose Garza

Jose Garza
Managing Director

Meet Juergen Thevenin

Juergen Thevenin
Head of FHS Malaysia

Meet Kensuke Saito

Kensuke Saito
Director, Aircraft Component and Material Industries Office Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Meet Martynas Grigalavicius

Martynas Grigalavicius

Meet Naguib Mohd Nor


Meet Peter Gille

Peter Gille
Vice President & GM

Meet Randhill Singh

Randhill Singh
General Manager

Meet Riad Asmat

Riad Asmat
Chief Executive Officer

Meet Sam Woon

Sam Woon
Engineering Business Systems Manager

Meet Sammer Amrutkar

Sammer Amrutkar
Product Manager Asia-SmartCo

Meet Shashi Kumar

Randhill Singh
General Manager

Meet Syazwan Ahmad Rashidi

Syazwan Ahmad Rashidi
Senior Researcher

Meet Upendra Singh

Upendra Singh
Maintenance Manager

Meet Zulfikri Osman

Zulfikri Osman
Deputy Director General


Arun Srinivasan

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

Ben Baldanza

Board Directors
JetBlue Airways


General Delegate

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