Heli-Asia 2004 (Heli-Asia 2004)
Venue: The Shangri-La Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2004||End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2004|
|Registration Date: Oct 11, 2004|
Prime Minister of Thailand
I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Shephard Conference and Exhibitions for holding Heli-Asia 2004 in Thailand.
In 2004, this fifth biennial event will be a timely focus for the region’s heightened interest in helicopters for both civil and military use. This, the fifth event in the series, bears witness to the confidence shown by the international community in Thailand as a focus for the region’s high technology industries.
Thailand has long recognized the potential of the helicopter in the saving of human life, the protection of sovereign territory, and the development of regional economies in a wide variety of roles from search and rescue to high-rise fire fighting to peacekeeping military operations. This exhibition will further al of those aims.
I look forward to welcoming the exhibitors and participants to Thailand and to Heli-Asia 2004. I hope they will find time in their busy schedules to acquaint themselves with out country a little better and to nurture mutually beneficial business relationships.
Commodore Geoff Ledger, Commander Australian Navy Aviation Group, Australia
Senior Serving Officer, Royal Thai Air Force, Thailand *
Brigadier General Hugh Paine, Director Helicopter Systems, South African Air Force, South Africa
Opening Address:- Military Aviation - The Future
Colonel Paul Edwards, Chief of Staff, UK Army Air Corps, UK
Robert Rich, President, Helicopter Association of Australasia, Australia