27 - 28 November, 2018
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore

Conference Day One – Tuesday 27 November 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am Morning Refreshment and Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

9:00 am - 9:40 am Analysing Changing Trends in Strategic and Tactical Military Airlift Operations in APAC

Ridzwan Rahmat - Senior Reporter, Aerospace, Defence and Security, IHS Janes
•Understanding the market opportunity and development for military airlift requirements in the region
•Analysing the importance of multi-role platforms to support both strategic and tactical airlift operations in APAC
•Reviewing the latest technological innovations in military aerial logistics and applicability to APAC requirements 
•Procurement of new aircraft vs MRO and upgrades: Which are more likely in APAC?

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Ridzwan Rahmat

Senior Reporter, Aerospace, Defence and Security
IHS Janes

9:40 am - 10:20 am Airbus- The Full Range of Airlift and AAR Solutions

José Luis de Miguel Cortés - Vice President Head of Product Marketing, Airbus Defence and Space

José Luis de Miguel Cortés

Vice President Head of Product Marketing
Airbus Defence and Space

10:20 am - 10:30 am Speed Networking

10:30 am - 11:10 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:10 am - 11:40 am Delivering Strategic and Tactical Mission Objectives through the C-17A and C-130J Platforms: Lessons Learnt from Missions in Afghanistan and SAR Operations

Wing Commander Dean Bolton - Executive Officer, 86th Wing, Air Mobility Group, Royal Australian Air Force
•Understanding how the Air Mobility Group in the RAAF has utilized both the C-17A and C-130J aircraft to successfully execute strategic and tactical airlift operations
•Configuring the C-17A to allow the RAAF to flexibly deploy troops, heavy equipment, combat vehicles and supplies all over the world 
•Lessons learnt so far from disaster relief and humanitarian operations- How has the C-17A and C-130J performed against mission requirements?
•Analysing current and future upgrade and procurement plans to meet evolving mission requirements

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Wing Commander Dean Bolton

Executive Officer, 86th Wing, Air Mobility Group
Royal Australian Air Force

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Strengthening the Philippine Air Force’s Airlift Operations

Brigadier General Stephen P Parreño - Wing Commander, 220th Airlift Wing, Philippine Air Force

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Brigadier General Stephen P Parreño

Wing Commander, 220th Airlift Wing
Philippine Air Force

12:20 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

3 Rotations @ 40 Minutes each.

During this part of the conference, delegates will get the opportunity to participate in 3 topics of their choice. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Roundtable A: Multi-Role Capabilities Platform: Can You Do More with Less?

Roundtable B: Best Practices in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations

Roundtable C: Can Maritime Patrol and Airlift Operations Go Hand-in-Hand?

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Wing Commander Dean Bolton

Executive Officer, 86th Wing, Air Mobility Group
Royal Australian Air Force

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Colonel Tan Chee Kee

Air Operations
Royal Malaysian Air Force

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Colonel Federico B Enriquez PAF (MNSA)

Director for Operations, 220th Airlift Wing
Philippine Air Force

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Indonesia Air Force's Case Study: Best Practice from Regional Air Forces in HADR missions and Multilateral Operations

Air Vice Marshall Fajar Prasetyo - Commander, Operational Command 2, Indonesian Air Force


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Air Vice Marshall Fajar Prasetyo

Commander, Operational Command 2
Indonesian Air Force

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Managing Existing and Legacy Assets in a Rapidly Changing Environment: The RMAF Perspective

Lt. General Dato’ Sri Hj Abdul Mutalib bin AB Wahab - Air Operations Commander, Royal Malaysian Air Force
•Overview of how the A-400M platform has helped the RMAF achieve strategic airlift operations including air-to-air refueling
•Managing tactical airlift operations including HADR through existing and legacy assets like the C-130s- Current maintenance and upgrade plans
•Doing more with less- analyzing the RMAF’s current strategy of working with SEA nations to complement training and maintenance for aircraft
•Understanding future requirements and airlift modernization capabilities over the next 10 years

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Lt. General Dato’ Sri Hj Abdul Mutalib bin AB Wahab

Air Operations Commander
Royal Malaysian Air Force

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Closing Remarks from Chairperson & Close of Conference Day One