The 19th Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference co-organised by Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) and National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2 to 5 July 2015, received positive feedback from more than 250 delegates from 31 countries and regions worldwide who attended the conference. This global conference was chaired by President of ATRS, Prof. Martin Dresner and the opening was addressed by Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, at University Town in NUS.
The four-day event provided leading experts and researchers a platform for discussion and sharing on air transport research. During keynote and concurrent sessions, panelists from various international organisations presented on topics ranging from air transport policies and airport operational strategies to safety and security matters.
As this global event was held for the first time in South East Asia, a social programme that showcased the cultural and cosmopolitan facets of Singapore was also specially prepared for our delegates. Besides the social programme, another highlight was the Gala Dinner at Hotel Fort Canning, where the delegates mingled and networked over dinner.