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

Welcome Address

5 February 2018, Monday

Opening Addresses

Ministerial and Chief Executive Panel Unlocking Aviation's Potential; What Do We Need To Do?

The business and regulatory environment for civil aviation is rapidly evolving. Many countries are considering policies that can limit the growth of aviation. At the same time, new technologies, such as UAVs, aircraft and ATM systems are emerging with the potential to disrupt strong incumbents. 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 Future Aircraft Technologies

The aviation system is driven by technology. New aircraft such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB have enabled airlines to serve destinations that they were not able to in the past, and in the process opened up new markets and expand route networks. In turn, this is transforming the aviation industry. Airline networks are changing to harness the opportunities; the value proposition of traditional hubs are being re-examined. This session with both Airbus and Boeing will look at the plans the aircraft manufacturers have for future aircraft technologies, and how they will affect the development and growth of the aviation system.

Session 2 The Airline Industry Beyond LCCs

The success of Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) in the last two decades has changed the way people travel and the landscape of the airline industry. The changes in the industry set off by LCCs have given millions the opportunity to fly, connecting peoples and cultures like never before. Full Service Carriers have been forced to change their business models and become more efficient, while some airlines have adopted hybrid models of operating both short and long-haul routes, or provided more diverse product offerings. What is the future of the airline industry beyond LCCs, and what is the next business model that will again disrupt the business structure of the airline industry?

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. How should we manage and regulate UAVs without stymieing its potential?

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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.