The Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) is the only event of its kind in the industry that brings together high-level participants from regulators, the private sector, government and airline operators to address a wide range of hot topics from environment liberalisation and security challenges to salient strategic trends the region faces.

Into its 7th edition in 2020, SAALS will once again welcome these key stakeholders in an exchange of ideas to advance the strategic interest and address the salient trends facing the aviation sector.

The summit will take place on 9 & 10 February 2020 and is jointly organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Experia Events, International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Singapore Ministry of Transport (MOT).

Attendance to this summit is strictly by invitation only. More information on the summit’s theme and programme will be made available in October 2019.



Back by popular demand, the Business Forums at Singapore Airshow 2020 will spotlight the latest developments and trends in Asia’s aerospace and defence industry.

Key international aerospace buyers, government agencies and industry leaders will share insights and discuss on the opportunities, challenges, solutions and strategies in the aerospace and defence industry.


Date: 12 February 2020

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Global fleet and MRO growth forecasts continue to exceed expectations, creating a healthy market opportunity for maintenance providers, OEMs, information technology suppliers. Today’s e-enabled aircraft produce terabytes of valuable operational data which, if efficiently and effectively leveraged, have the potential to dramatically improve operational performance and the customer experience. The potential gains of using big data analytics, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and robotics to support predictive maintenance are huge. But their application will present challenges and implementing them in a cost effective manner will take time. Our experts will cut through the hype and weigh in on the real-world potential and challenges to integrating these emerging technologies in the MRO industry.

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Date: 12 February 2020

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Aircraft manufacturers are ambitiously evolving their business models to gain a greater share of the industry’s profit pool. As they pursue new approaches to design, manufacturing, supply chain and services, OEMs are significantly changing the landscape for manufacturing across the globe. What does this mean for suppliers in Asia? What are the challenges and opportunities? How differentiate in this new context? How can countries attract investments to be part of the vertical integration pursued by OEMs?

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Date: 13 February 2020

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

This inaugural forum features inspiring and provocative talks by technology leaders and innovators who will discuss breakthrough innovations and leading edge concepts in aviation that are shaping the future of flight and mobility.