With the pandemic now firmly behind us, winds of change are sweeping across the aviation sector, inspiring new innovation and ideas that will redefine the notion of travel. As global priorities shift and new solutions take flight, issues like decarbonisation and advancements in airline business models are increasingly gaining momentum. I would like to cordially invite you to the KPMG Global Aviation Conference 2023 to discuss the risks and opportunities that lie ahead for the aviation sector.

Programme for the day:

Time Session Synopsis
08:30 Registration, networking and refreshments  

Welcome address/Keynote

Malcolm Ramsay, Partner, Global Head of Aviation, KPMG in Singapore



Evolution of aviation finance 

Joe O’Mara, Partner, Head of Aviation Finance, KPMG in Ireland

Financing the fleet of the future – Assessing the current state and expected trends in aviation finance.

The future of airports

David Ng, Principal Advisor, Infrastructure Advisory, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Singapore

This panel will delve into the dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape of airport developments in Southeast Asia. The panelists will share their expertise, experiences, and insights on the challenges and opportunities presented by the region's escalating demands for modern, efficient, and sustainable airport infrastructure.
11:00 Break

Airline business models post-pandemic

Malcolm Ramsay, Partner, Global Head of Aviation, KPMG in Singapore

The rebound post-pandemic has seen customers returning to air travel with great enthusiasm; with the Southeast Asia region re-emerging as a global aviation hub.  How have airlines business models changed post pandemic and what are we seeing in the market.

Panel discussion - “Headwinds” or “Tailwinds”? Balancing aviation modernisation and cybersecurity

Eddie Toh, Partner, Head of Forensic Technology, Asia Pacific, Advisory, KPMG in Singapore

As the aviation industry modernises through digitalisation, technology and artificial intelligence into the ecosystem, cybersecurity considerations are critical to protect the aviation ecosystem from cyber threats. Hear from our panel speakers as they share their thoughts on the changing environment in the aviation sector.
12:45 Lunch

Understand how BEPS 2.0 changes the way you fly

Andy Baik, Partner, Head of US Tax Desk, KPMG in Singapore

Chan Yen San, Partner, Professional Practice. KPMG in Singapore

How multinational companies are taxed globally will be impacted by OECD’s BEPS Two-Pillar initiative bringing a seismic change in how different country tax rules interplay in the global tax system.  This session will cover the most pertinent implications of this so-called BEPS 2.0 initiative to the aviation industry with a focus on being prepared for the new global tax order starting in 2024. 

Decarbonisation of aviation

Christopher Brown, Partner, Aviation Strategy, KPMG in Ireland

A look at the future of flight, in particular its challenge to decarbonise and how that might be paid for. Incorporates survey responses from a recent KPMG global study on who pays for decarbonising the sector that will be launched around the event.
15:30 Break


Cherine Fok, Partner, KPMG ESG, KPMG in Singapore

We will look at the impact of the inaugural publication of the first two IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards on the industry and discuss how companies, and auditors, will need to adapt with these changes.


Closing remarks

Malcolm Ramsay, Partner, Global Head of Aviation, KPMG in Singapore

17:00 Close

Join us as we analyse new realities in the aviation sector and discover the strategies needed to stay ahead in a bold new world. Admission is complimentary but early registration is highly recommended to secure your spot. Please indicate your availability by clicking the registration button below.

We look forward to meeting you and discovering new industry perspectives at the conference.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

8.30am to 9.00am (Registration and breakfast)
9.00am to 5.00pm (Conference)

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Begonia Junior Ballroom Level 3
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956

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