Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter Ltd (WAI-SG)

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Encourage and empower women to grow in the aviation and aerospace sector in Singapore. Inspire young girls to develop a passion for aviation and pursue a career in the industry. WAI-SG offers a platform for an inclusive local and global network.

ABOUT WOMEN IN AVIATION SINGAPORE CHAPTER LTD (WAI-SG)
Established in 2021, Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter Ltd (WAI-SG) is the Singapore chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI), a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.

WAI and WAI-SG’ welcomes women and male advocates, executives, corporate and airline pilots, maintenance technicians, engineers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers, and many others to join as members.

Today, Women in Aviation Singapore chapter has attracted more than 200 members and continues to grow rapidly.

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2024 Asia Forum Conference

Panel Discussion

Aviation and Aerospace Industry at the Crossroads of Innovation, Growth and Global Turbulence: The Asian Perspective


Pre-registration required on www.iawa.org



Event Details

"Aviation & Aerospace Industry at the Crossroads of Innovation, Growth and Global Turbulences. The Asian Perspective"


This first IAWA Forum Asia, cobranded with the Women International Aviation Singapore Chapter (WAI-SG), brings together female leaders of the industry the day prior to the start of the Singapore Airshow. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges of our industry, to network and connect with colleagues in the region and globally, features timely and important topics presented by prominent women in the field, and offers opportunities for global networking.


We will also discuss how we ensure that our industry gains skills for the future and how diversity and inclusion are key to the prosperous development of the aviation sector. How do we ensure women have pivotal leadership roles in the next evolution?


Join usto discuss these topics in this Asia Forum in Singapore! It will be another fantastic opportunity to network, cultivate, and advance women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Agenda

February 19, 2024

Main Schedule

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote address
The Honorable Ms Poh Li San

Senior Vice President, Changi Airport Group; Board Adviser, Women Aviation International, SG; Member of Parliament, Sembawang GRC
Poh Li San (Board Advisor at Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter Ltd (WAI-SG))
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Executive Panel on state of the Industry
The aviation and aerospace industry is on the growth path in the Asia-Pacific region. Passenger demand is forecasted going continuously up. The order books of the airframers are full, whilst global turbulences and supply chain challenges become permanent issues. What are the challenges and the solutions from the different stakeholders perspectives? Can the infrastructure in the air and on the ground keep up the growth pace ?

Panelists:

- Erika Pearson, Vice President Commercial Sales and Marketing Southeast Asia & Oceania, Boeing
- Dorothy Reimold, Vice President Civil Aviation, AIA Aerospace; Advisory Board IAWA
- Hadley Bowling, Vice President Asia Pacific Sales, GE Aviation
- Ibu Polana Pramesti, CEO AirNav Indonesia
- Rita Flaherty, Vice President Strategy and Business Development GE Aviation Defense & Systems

Moderator:

Mary Ellen S. Jones, Strategic Advisor JetZero; Advisory Board IAWA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Technology trends, Innovation & Sustainability-Vision 2030
How will innovation help us to achieve sutainability goals? Is Asia-Pacific set for SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) production in Asia Pacific? What will be the impacts from new engines and the impacts from advanced air mobility? What are passenger expectations, the key challenges, the innovations and the drivers that will lead us into the future?

Panelists:

- Beatrice Cassou, Commercial Director APAC and ESG strategy, Titan Aviation Leasing
- Irene Makris, Vice President Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney
- Jia Min Chew, Account Manager SITA
- Lisa Ously, Head of Supply Chain, JetZero
- Teo Hui Ling, WAI SG sustainability subcommittee lead


Moderator:

Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President- Strategic Growth and Business Development- Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa -AAR Corporation Singapore
Hui Ling Teo (Founder and network member of Counsel for Sustainable Aviation)
Rahul Shah (Senior VP -  Strategic Growth & Business Development  Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at AAR Corp)
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Tea and Networking Coffee
3:55 PM - 4:50 PM
Talents Pipeline & Staffing for a sustainable future. Competences of Future Leaders
Many segments in our industry are facing serious staff shortages. Whilst the growth of aviation & aerospace can only be successful if we feed the talent pipeline and, in parallel, retain people in our sector. Women are traditionally at risk of leaving the aviation sector, as studies have clearly shown. How can organisations and companies support achieving a diverse, equal, and inclusive working culture? How can NGOs like IAWA support women to invest in themselves? How to make aviation and aerospace attractive to get the smartest talents engaged?

Panelists:

- Amita Unni, Executive Director and Country Head Randstad Sourceright
- Lou-Ann Seet, Partner Sales Asia Pacific for FlightAware, President Women in Aviation International, Singapore Chapter
- Mansi Singh, Partner BTG Advaya
- Mehreen Tanvir, The Asia Foundation's Singapore Program Manager, Asia Foundation
- Selda Konuksu, Sr. Director Global Sales Airbus, Member of IAWA board


Moderator:

Marita Lintener, Managing Director European Aviation Consultancy, IAWA President-elect and Acting VP Asia
Lou- Ann (President at Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter (WAI-SG))

Speakers

Lou- Ann (President at Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter (WAI-SG))

Lou- Ann

President at Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter (WAI-SG)

Poh Li San (Board Advisor at Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter Ltd (WAI-SG))

Poh Li San

Board Advisor at Women in Aviation Singapore Chapter Ltd (WAI-SG)

Hui Ling Teo (Founder and network member of Counsel for Sustainable Aviation)

Hui Ling Teo

Founder and network member of Counsel for Sustainable Aviation

Rahul Shah (Senior VP -  Strategic Growth & Business Development  Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at AAR Corp)

Rahul Shah

Senior VP - Strategic Growth & Business Development Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at AAR Corp

IAWA Asia Forum

Pre registration directly required at www.iawa.org

Door PriceS$25

Sponser and Partner

Venue

Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Raffles Avenue
Singapore

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For additional event or venue information, please email events@waisg.orgYou can also reach us at +65 82830393

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