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The Conference

Thank you for attending the APCNDT2017
  Organising Committee 

President : Mr Sze Thiam Siong
Vice President: Mr S.K. Babu

Mr Madhavan Krishnamurthy
Mr P Pugalendhi
Mr Jayesh Bhatt
Mr T Murugan
Mr Mariadass Francis
Mr Jeyakumar T
Mr G Balakrishnan

  Scientific Committee 

Chair : Dr Andrew Malcolm
Vice Chair: Dr Edmund Liew

  Exhibition Committee  

Chair : Dr B Muthuramalingam
Vice Chair: Mr Jayesh Bhatt

  Finance Committee

Chair: Mr Dickson Tan ( Honorary Treasurer - NDTSS)

  International Advisory Committee

Mr S.K. Babu - Chairman - The International Committee for Non Destructive Testing (ICNDT) 
Dr Mike Farley - Past Chairman - The International Committee for Non Destructive Testing (ICNDT)
Dr Norikazu Ooka - President - Asia Pacific Federation for Non Destructive Testing (APFNDT)
Dr Jong Poh Lee - Vice President - Asia Pacific Federation for Non Destructive Testing (APFNDT)
Dr Man Yong Choi - The Korean Society for Non Destructive Testing (KSNT)
Dr Gong Tian Shen - The Chinese Society for Non Destructive Testing (ChSNDT)
Mr Kevin Smith - The American Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Mr David Gilbert - The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Ms Sharon Bond - The Canadian Institute for NDE
Professor Ching-Chung Yin - The Society for Nondestructive Tesing & Certification of Taiwan (SNTCT)
Dr Venkatraman - Chair, International Affairs, The Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Dr Abdul Nassir - The Malaysian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Mr Pranay Wadyalkar - The Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Mr Les Dick - New Zealand Non-Destructive Testing Association
Ms Cheprasova Ekaterina - Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing

Thank you for your support. There will be 81 exhibitors that will showcase the latest in
NDT technologies, instrumentations, and systems.

Exhibition showcase starts from 13 to 15 November 2017 from 9am to 6pm and
16 November 2017 from 9am to 4pm
except on 13 November which ends at 8pm because
of the Welcome Cocktail.

Click HERE for the list of confirmed exhibitors.


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(Technical Session, Exhibition Visit, Daily F&B, Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner)

Early Bird



SGD 1,750
(from 1 November 2017 & onsite)



SGD 1,500
(with One(1) year validity)
SGD 1,500
(with Two(2) year validity)
SGD 1,500
(with Three(3) year validity)



SGD 1,750

(Technical Session, Exhibition Visit, Daily F&B, Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner)

SGD 1,400

Student Author*
SGD 844
(Does not include Gala Dinner)



SGD 1,400
(with One(1) year validity)

SGD 1,400
(with Two(2) year validity)

SGD 1,400
(with Three(3) year validity) 


SGD 1,400

(Technical Session, Exhibition Visit, Daily F&B and Welcome Reception)

Early Bird



SGD 875
(from 1 November 2017 & onsite)


*Student: This registration is only for undergraduate students and will not apply to PhD students. Online registration requires a copy of student pass to be uploaded.
**Exhibition only but NOT entitled to conference participation/entry.
NDTSS Local Members/AINDT/ASNT/ChSNDT Members: Online registration requires to input valid membership number, special code and a copy of the membership certificate to be uploaded.
For Presenter One-Day Pass, please contact the secretariat at

(Exhibition Visit, Daily F&B, Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner)

SGD 750


(Technical Session, Exhibition Visit, and F&B on the day)

SGD 500

Student Author*
SGD 350


SGD 250
(Per Pax)

(Exhibition Visit, and daily F&B for 4 days)

SGD 500
(13 to 16 November from 9am to 5pm) 

(Exhibition Visit for one day only, NO F&B)

No Charge
Register onsite

(Pass is valid only for one day) 

Concurrent Workshops are available as part of the Conference. Please note that ASNT Members Forum is strictly for ASNT members only.

ASNT Members Forum
A half day members interaction forum lead by ASNT. This forum would provide details about the changes in ASNT Certifications, Members engagement. NDTSS recommends all ASNT Members attending the 15th APCNDT to register for this conference, this would provide answers for all your questions. Pre-registration is required for this event. Click HERE for programme.
ICNDT International Forum
A half day forum is provided to show case the members regional & international events . The forum would also cover topics on certification & ICNDT engagement for global harmonization for personnel certification in Non Destructive testing. The forum will have a panel session to clarify the queries made by audiences on the differences between the two accreditation standds.. The forum will also discuss the expected revision and changes for future 17025 standard. Welcome all participants to register for this forum. Click HERE for programme.
NDTSS Workshop
A half day workshop is provided to all local members and potential members of NDTSS. During this workshop the new SGNDT Certification scheme will be launched and members would have chance to clarify and apply for conversion of their existing certification to International renowned SGNDT Certification. There would be a members forum , Q&A session to address the recent challenges faced by the NDT Industry in Singapore. The forum aimed to provide solutions for the future challenges. The forum would also have a special session on Accreditation for Non - Destructive Testing. Click HERE for programme.


Registration Closed.  

Accommodation blocks have been reserved for conference delegates at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel from 12 to 18 Nov 2017.  Please note that rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

  Official Conference Hotel

Marina Bay Sands Hotel
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956

Marina Bay Sands is the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, the hotel features three cascading towers topped by an extraordinary sky park, “floating” crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired Museum, retail stores, trendy Celebrity Chef restaurants, endless entertainment at the theatres, the hottest night clubs and a Las Vegas-style casino.

Room rate as per best available rate.

For Room Reservation please contact hotel



Concorde Hotel Singapore

100 Orchard Road
Singapore 238840

Room rate starts from SGD235++ per room per night for conference delegate.  Rooms are still available.

Concorde Hotel is a 4-star business hotel located on the world-renowned Orchard Road.


Millennium & Copthorne International Hotels

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
392 Havelock Road

Singapore 169663

Room rate starts from SGD310++ per room per night

Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel overlooks the historic Singapore River, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a premier upscale conference hotel where luxurious elegance and contemporary style go hand in hand. The hotel lets you experience the best of what the city has to offer. It is ideally located within easy reach of the Central Business District and the waterfront precincts of Robertson Quay, Clark Quay and Boat Quay with their lively dining and entertainment venues.

For Room Reservation, please contact the hotel at

Copthorne King's Hotel

403 Havelock Road
Singapore 16932

Room rate starts from SGD280++ per room per night

Copthorne King's hotel is a located in a quiet enclave along the historic Singapore River, a boutique-style business hotel that prides itself on its warm and personal touch.  The hotel is across the street from Grand Copthorne and is about 4.5km from Marina Bay Sands.

For Room Reservation, please contact the hotel at

Studio M Hotel
3 Nanson Road
Singapore 238910

Room rate starts from SGD280++ per room per night

Studio M hotel exudes avant-garde style and is a great business or leisure getaway in the iconic entertainment precinct of Robertson Quay.  The hotel is designed by architect, Piero Lissoni and is the first fully loft-inspired hotel in Singapore.  The distance from the hotel to Marina Bay Sands is about 4.1km.

For Room Reservation, please contact the hotel at

Robertson Quay Hotel

15 Merbau Road
Singapore 239032

Room rate starts from SGD110++ per room per night

An established Budget Class Business Hotel strategically positioned along the Singapore River and in the heart of Robertson Quay.  The distance from the hotel to Marina Bay Sands is about 4.4km.

For Room Reservation, please contact the hotel at

Park View Hotel

81 Beach Road
Singapore 189692

Room rate starts from SGD108++ per room per night

Located on Beach Road, the hotel is a good and convenient place to stay because of its ideal location near the Marina Square area. The distance from the hotel to Marina Bay Sands is about 2.6km.

For Room Reservation, please contact the hotel at

Hotel Kai

14 Purvis Street
Singapore 188593

Room rate starts from SGD108++ per room per night

Located in the heart of Singapore, the hotel is within walking distance to major shopping centers such as Suntec City, Bugis Junction, and Raffles City.  Attractions like The Esplanade Park, The Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, The National Museum, The Parliament House, Victoria Theatre and The National Arts Gallery are easily accessible from the hotel's convenient location. The distance from the hotel to Marina Bay Sands is about 2.3km.

For Room Reservation, please contact the hotel at
15th APCNDT has accepted over 250 technical contributions from practicing NDT professionals, engineers, scientists and developers in academia and industry (manufacturers and end-users) covering all aspects of non-destructive testing including novel applications, research and technology development across all industrial areas.

All technical presentations will be given in English.  

Note: Programme is subject to change  
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  • Authors of accepted abstracts must complete conference registration including payment of applicable fees by 31 August 2017.
  • All authors are required to prepare a full paper manuscript of 6-8 pages in length in English according to the format available HERE.
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  • Manuscripts for full papers must be received by 20 October 2017.
  • All full papers will be published open access in and in e-proceedings under Creative Commons licenses. You may choose either Attribution or Attribution-NoDerivs as the license type.


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration 

Submission of Abstracts

Submission of Full Paper
Please submit your paper.

Presenting Author Registration

Full Paper Submission

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 About Singapore

about   About Singapore
Located at the centre of the Asia Pacific Region Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, but commands an enormous presence with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce.
venue   Venue
The conference and exhibition will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre adjacent to the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel and facing the Singapore River.
weather   Weather
Hot and humid with little variation throughout the year.  Average daytime temperature is 31⁰C (88⁰F), dropping to around 24⁰C (75⁰F) in the evening.  The monsoon season can bear down pretty heavily from November onwards, so be prepared for rain on a daily basis during this period.
Nosmoke   No Smoking
Smoking is not allowed in all air-conditioned places, such as malls, restaurants, pubs etc.  There are designated smoking areas in some entertainment outlets and open-air eateries.
electricity   Electricity
The standard electrical current used is 220-240 Volts AC (50 cycles).  Primary Socket type is Type G British BS-1363
Watericon   Safe Drinking Water
Water can be drank straight from the tap as water here passes World Health Organization standards. Bottled water are easily available.
visa   VISA Requirements
The visa application form is available free of charge at all Singapore overseas missions (except for non-resident High Commissioners/Ambassadors based in Singapore). The list of our Overseas Missions is available here. You can approach the nearest Mission directly for more information on the requirements and procedures to apply for a visa.

Click HERE to check Entry Requirements for Foreigners (For Social Visit purposes only)

Contact Us

Ms Annie Ng
APCNDT2017 Secretariat
c/o Spark Planners Ptd Ltd
141 Middle Road, #05-08 GSM Building,
Singapore 188976

(Spark Planners is the appointed event management company by NDTSS)


The 15th Asia Pacific Conference for Non Destructive Testing (APCNDT) from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Singapore is the major regional event for the Asia Pacific Federation for Non Destructive Testing and its member societies.

You are cordially invited to join us.
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