TITANIUM ASIA Conference in Singapore to Address Aerospace, Supply Chain Issues
The International Titanium Association (ITA) will host the first
TITANIUM ASIA 2018 conference and exhibition February 4th-5th,
the day before the Singapore Airshow starts, at the Grand Hyatt
One backdrop to the Singapore gathering is that European aerospace giant
Airbus recently announced plans to ramp up production of its A320 jets
at an existing assembly facility near Beijing. A January 9th
report by BBC News, along with a similar Airbus press statement, said
the company expects to produce six A320 jets a month by the year 2020.
Aerospace is a key, high-profile global business market for the titanium
industry and much of the projected growth for the aerospace industry
will be generated in the greater Asia region.
As it turns out, Nicole Lecca, the senior vice president of material and
part procurement for Airbus, tops the roster of speakers for TITANIUM
ASIA. Lecca has spent three decades with the aerospace company and last
year was promoted to her current post, where she deals with metallic and
composite raw materials, along parts procurement for all Airbus Group
Henry Seiner, vice president of business strategy for Titanium Metals
Corp. (TIMET), also will address the Singapore conference. Seiner, who
serves as the chair of the ITA’s board of directors, has extensive
experience in the aerospace sector, is responsible for TIMET
international supply chain, and oversees the company’s marketing,
product management, purchasing and production planning.
Dr. MP Sukumaran Nair, chairman of Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd.
(KMML), will discuss India’s goals for expanding its ascending
titanium/zirconium market and aerospace industry.
Other speakers addressing the TITANIUM ASIA conference will be: Jeremy
Halford, president of Arconic Titanium and Engineered Products;
Shuanxiao Jia, general manager, Baoji Titanium Industry Co. Ltd.; Gary
Lantzke, chief executive officer of Callidus Welding Solutions; Günter
Busch, the head of southeast Asian representation for ALD Vacuum
Technologies GmbH; Graham P. Walker, vice president, sales and marketing
at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products; Nick Corby, titanium product manager
for ELG/Utica Alloys; and Heming Hao, market analyst, Argus Media.
Exhibitors at TITANIUM ASIA include: ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH;
AMETEK—Reading Alloys; Aries Alloys; Baoji Boze Metal Products; Baoji
Jiaqi Metal; Baoji Titanium Industry Co. Ltd.; BÖHLER Bleche GmbH and
Co. KG; China Huaxia Special Metal Ltd.; ELG Utica Alloys; Friggi North
America Inc.; Grandis Titanium Co.; Hangsterfer’s Laboratories; Hangzhou
King Titanium Co.; Hempel Special Metals AG; Inductotherm Group China;
Industrial Metals International; KV-Titan Ltd.; Luoyang Sunrui Titanium
Precision Casting Co.; Perryman Company; Retech; Supra Alloys, a
division of Titan Metal Fabricators; Titanium Industries Inc.; TIMET;
Tinita Engineering Private Ltd.; Tipro International Co. Ltd.; Toho
Titanium Group; Tricor Metals; Uniti Titanium; Zhangjiagang Huayu
Nonferrous Metal Material Co. Ltd. (Valueti); Xi’an Metals and Minerals;
and Zhejiang Shenji Titanium Industry Co. Ltd.
Contact the ITA (www.TitaniumAsia.org),
or by telephone 1-303-404-2221 for more information on how to attend the