About Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 Conference

10 April 2019
Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Held in conjunction with the 7th World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum (WCACEF), attendees can look forward to meet top-level civil aviation regulators from around the world, industry professionals, key buyers and academia and create exciting discussions, opportunities and partnerships.

Gain insight into the incredible ways that unmanned technologies are shaping the world today. Keep up-to-date with the trends and developments in unmanned technology, and learn from industry experts, regulatory bodies, researchers and academia, as they discuss and debate issues facing the commercial and defence stakeholders in the unmanned systems market.

Theme: Enabling the UAS Future

10:00 to 10:15
Keynote Address

Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

10:15 to 11:15
Business Opportunities & Applications of Drone Technology

Unmanned aircraft systems are reinventing old businesses and creating new business opportunities. With companies beginning to embrace drone technologies in activities like delivery services, inspection and survey purposes, it is no doubt that drones are increasingly being recognised as valuable commercial tools. Discover how these technologies are influencing and redefining the ways we do business.

Moderator: Janesh Janardhanan, Consulting Director, Defense & Security, Asia-Pacific, Frost & Sullivan

Speaker(s) include:

  • Jessica Chung, Consulting Manager, Ipsos Business Consulting
  • Tan Kok Jin, Project Director, Thomson-East Coast Line (Civil Team 2) & Chairman, Drone Task Force, Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • Shell*
11:15 to 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 to 12:45
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM)

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) systems are designed to regulate and prevent unmanned and manned aircrafts from collision. With increased usage of drones, there is a need to implement an appropriate UTM system in order to integrate them safely into the evolving airspace of today. What are the key considerations in the implementation of a UTM system to manage the introduction of delivery drones? Learn In this session, speakers will discuss about the impacts of delivery drones on consumers and general aviation, discuss the key factors in creating and implementing appropriate UTM system to manage the introduction of delivery drones, as well as the key areas of concerns when it comes to the limitations of current drone technology and operator capability.

Speaker(s) include:

  • Jay Merkle, Executive Director, Office of Unmanned Aircraft System Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Mark Yong, CEO and Co-Founder, Garuda Robotics
  • Dr Terry Martin, Applied Research Lead Autonomous Systems, Nova Systems
12:45 to 14:00
Lunch and Visit of Exhibition
14:00 to 15:00
Regulating an Evolving UAS Environment

As the skies get busier, how do we keep air traffic moving safely and efficiently in an increasingly populated airspace? It will be a challenge to manage an increasingly populated airspace, while keeping all air traffic moving safely and efficiently. In this session, gain insight into the various ways of regulating and managing speakers will discuss on how to regulate and manage an evolving UAS environment to ensure aviation and public safety.

Moderator: Greg Waldron, Asia Managing Editor, FlightGlobal

Speaker(s) include:

  • Kevin Shum, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
  • Patrick Ky, Executive Director, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
15:00 to 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 to 16:30
Rethinking Urban Air Mobility

With rapid urbanisation placing an increasing strain on public transport systems and road traffic, unmanned aircraft systems could soon be the next big thing in urban transportation. Speakers will discuss topics such as innovative and safe mobility solutions, the tools to support an innovation pipeline, ways to increase public awareness and acceptance of UAM, and the necessary planning for infrastructure to support it.

Moderator: Robin Thevathasan, Member of AAIS Panel of Expert, Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)

Speaker(s) include:

Note: Programme is subject to change.

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