Starting with an Opening Dinner on the 4th of February 2018 followed by a full day Summit the next day, the SAALS provides a global platform for information exchange on the latest aviation issues that matters most to key government representatives, airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, manufacturers, and other industry stakeholders.

Participants can expect various keynote speeches by high-level government representatives, panel discussions as well as opportunities for Q&A.

4 February 2018, Sunday

Opening Dinner

Opening Dinner Dialogue

5 February 2018, Monday

Opening Speech

Leadership Panel Unlocking Aviation's Potential; What Do We Need To Do?

Supersonic travel. Commercial space flights. Autonomous aircraft. Artificial intelligence. The rapid pace of technology and innovation in the aviation industry is presenting many opportunities but also posing challenges to businesses and regulators. How can they cope? Where will the weight of growth be for the aviation industry - core markets or emerging markets? And as more people travel, the impetus for more regulation increases. How should international aviation respond to such challenges? What needs to be defended and what ought to change? Will aviation be able to deliver its full potential in the face of such challenges?

Session 1 The Next Generation of Aircraft Technologies

The aviation industry is at the cusp of its next technological revolution. New aircraft and engines are enabling more cities to be connected and transforming the aviation industry. Future emerging technologies offer even more exciting possibilities, such as ultra-long range travel, supersonic aircraft, and emissions-free engines. Nonetheless, doubts persist as to whether these technologies will be commercially viable. Which are the technologies which are likely to make the greatest impact to the aviation sector? How should airlines cope with the disruption that the new technologies bring?

Session 2 The Airline Industry: What's Beyond the Horizon

The success of Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have driven much of the growth in air travel in the Asia-Pacific over the last two decades. This has given millions the opportunity to fly, connecting peoples and cultures like never before. Legacy full service carriers have responded vigorously to the competition, adapting their business models, and offering new products. At the same time, barriers to entry are low and we can envisage the entry of many players into what some feel is an already overcrowded market. What is the future of the airline industry? How will the air travel industry have to adjust in order to compete in the next 20 years?

Session 3 The Future Of UAVs

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are the hot-button issue for the aviation industry. While UAVs provide multiple new applications and have the potential to complement manned flights and revolutionise aviation, many remain concerned with the safety, security, and privacy implications. Which are the developments which offer the most potential? What is an appropriate balance between growth and safety? How should we manage and regulate UAVs without stifling the industry?

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Reimagining Aviation's Future 2018
Aviation Tomorrow: Managing New Challenges, Realising New Potentials 2016
Shaping the Next Century of Commercial Aviation 2014
Driving Change, Overcoming Challenges Together 2012
Battling the Crisis, Shaping the Future 2010
Your Premiere Pass to a Key Global Aviation Conference 2008

320 key stakeholders in aviation, including top government representatives, civil aviation authorities, senior executives of airlines, airline operators, aircraft manufactures and the heads of ICAO and IATA in an exchange of ideas to advance the strategic interests of the aviation sector.

For the SAALS 2016 Fact Sheet please click here.

For past SAALS speakers, please click here.