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Sphere Conferences launches inaugural Indochina Aviation Conference 2017

Singapore, 23 August 2017 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the Indochina Aviation Conference (IAC) 2017 at the Landmark Bangkok, Thailand. Supported by the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) and the Airline Operators Committee (AOC), the Indochina focused aviation conference will be held from 23 – 24 August 2017.  


It is a dedicated platform for discussions and debates on the opportunities offered by the accelerating aviation sector in the region – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. IAC 2017 brings together key players from the industry including airlines, airport operators and other aviation professionals, to facilitate networking and exchanges of valuable insights on the latest development in the Indochina market.


One of the key highlights of the event is the Ministerial Address by Guest of Honour, Mr Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister for Transport, Ministry of Transport, Thailand. He will also grace and open the conference on the second day, as well as share opportunities and plans for Thailand’s aviation sector.


The conference covers key areas on Aviation Management and Operations, Aviation Planning and Development, Aviation-Tech and Aviation Security. Some of the key topics to be discussed by notable aviation leaders over the two insightful days include:


·         Revolutionising airport operations through technology of today and tomorrow

·         Future proofing airports – Designing to exceed expectations

·         ASEAN Open Skies – Can Asia really become a Single Aviation Market (SAM)?

·         GX for Aviation: The Flight Path to Quality Inflight Connectivity

·         Where does Indochina’s aviation safety standard stand comparing to the rest of the world?  


The importance of the Indochina market is made evident by the presence of the region’s key aviation organisations including AirAsia Group, Airline Operators Committee, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited, ASEAN Air Transport Integration Project, Bangkok Airways PCL, Cathay Pacific Airways, Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, Dedienne Aerospace, Emirates, Garuda Indonesia, Hadid International Services, Hahn Air Lines GmbH, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Inmarsat Aviation, Jetstar Group, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa Consulting GmbH, Ministry of Transport of Thailand, Myanmar AirAsia, Myanmar Airways International, SITA, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, VINCI Airports Singapore Pte Ltd and many more.


Ms Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are honoured to have Thailand’s Minister for Transport gracing the event and are privileged to work together with AOT and AOC to organise this important conference. IAC 2017 offers huge potential to aviation professionals providing networking opportunities for aviation leaders to engage and work together to scale greater heights in this part of the world.”


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For more information, please contact:
Ms Zalifah Noordin

Marketing Executive

Sphere Conferences

Tel: +65 6848 6054


Mr Deror Wong 
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226


About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.


SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.


SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.


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