Official media conference on the inaugural editions of Rotorcraft Asia

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The inaugural editions of Rotorcraft Asia (RCA) and Unmanned Systems Asia (UMSA) are set to take off from 18 to 20 April at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore. We would like to invite you to the RCA and UMSA 2017 Official Media Conference taking place on Monday, 17 April 2017, followed by an exclusive preview of the exhibition.

According to Flight Ascend, 37 percent of global demand for civil helicopters will be generated by Asia-Pacific by 2025[1], this puts it far ahead of the projected global fleet growth of 27 percent. With the demand for new-build helicopters in Asia Pacific continuing to increase, RCA 2017 is designed to tap this increasing wealth of opportunities in the thriving region and address growing demand from its largest sectors.

Co-located with RCA is UMSA 2017, which will present the future of drones across a vast spectrum of commercial and defence applications, showcasing cutting edge technologies and solutions in aerial, ground, surface and underwater systems.

RCA and UMSA 2017 will provide a vantage opportunity for delegates looking to stay ahead of this fast-changing rotorcraft and unmanned systems industry.

During the media conference, Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events, will share the key highlights of RCA and UMSA 2017 and Mr Tan Kong Hwee, Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will share updates on Singapore’s rotorcraft and unmanned systems industry.

Aviation analyst of Flight Ascend Consultancy, Mr Dennis Lau, and Mr Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific, will also discuss insights on the global and regional market outlook and key trends.

The media conference will be followed by an exclusive tour of the exhibition and opportunities to speak with industry leaders such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky, among others.

Details of the event are as follows:


Monday, 17 April 2017


10.30am – 1.00pm (Media registration begins at 10am)


Function Room 6

Changi Exhibition Centre

9 Aviation Park Road

Singapore 498760


We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance by Thursday, 13 April 2017. Should you have any queries, please contact Ernest Lee at or +65 9010 9719.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

Media Conference Programme





Media Registration and Refreshments


Welcome Address and Overview of Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2017

Mr Leck Chet Lam

Managing Director, Experia Events


Overview of Singapore’s Rotorcraft and Unmanned Systems Industry

Mr Tan Kong Hwee

Director, Transport Engineering

Economic Development Board


Insights On Global And Regional Civil Helicopter Market Outlook, Key Trends and Forecasts

Mr Dennis Lau

Aviation Analyst

Flight Ascend Consultancy


Insights On Global And Regional Unmanned Systems Market Outlook, Key Trends and Forecasts

Mr Subhranshu Sekhar Das

Vice President, Aerospace & Defense

Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific


Q&A session


Tour of Exhibition and 1-1 media interviews




End of Media Conference


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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 April 2017 )