Eminent Speakers, Policy makers and Experts to address Conference on Civil Aviation
The 3rdedition of India Aviation will be formally inaugurated digitally by Mr. Ajit Singh, Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India here in city at Begumpet Airport tomorrow morning 10am. Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will be the chief guest. A Coffee Table Book on 100years of Civil Aviation will be released at the inaugural.
Titled “Safe Flights….Seamless Skies”, it will chronicle and compile all the milestones as well as major developments related to the aviation sector. Airports Authority of India (AAI) took the initiative on behalf of the Ministry of Civil Aviation to publish the Coffee Table Book. The Book covers majority of the segments of civil aviation such as the first chapter “Take Off” sets the stage by reminding readers that aviation was not new to India.
A Commemorative Postage Stamp brought out by Ministry of Communications & IT will be also be unveiled on the occasion.
All the 21 aircrafts and helicopters which will be for static display have already arrived on Tuesday. A CEOs forum will be held in city on the day one. Mr. Tony Tyler, Director General & Chief Executive Officer of International Air Transport Association; Dr. Dinesh A. Keskar, President, Boeing India; Mr. Kiran Rao, Executive Vice President-Marketing & Contract, Airbus; Mr. GM Rao, Group Chairman, GMR Group; Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways; Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director, Economics and Programme Development and several others will participate in the CEO’s Forum.
Civil aviation industry experts and policy-makers from across the world are to meet at the third edition of India Aviation conference at India Aviation 2012, Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad. The day-long conference scheduled to be held on 15th March 2012 is jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with the theme: ‘India – The Emerging Aviation Hub’. KPMG is the knowledge partner and SITA and Boeing are the sponsors of the conference. Policy makers, senior government officials, domain experts and global leaders from civil aviation sector will discuss and deliberate upon the future of civil aviation in India. Honourable Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India Mr. Ajit Singh is to inaugurate the conference.
Some of the confirmed key speakers include Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation; Mr. Tony Tyler, Diretor General & CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA); Mr. Yap Ong Heng, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore; Mr. R.V. Kanoria, President, FICCI; Mr. V.P. Agarwal, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI); Dr. Dinesh A Keskar, Chairman, FICCI Civil Aviation Committee & President, Boeing – India; Mr. Robert Keady, Senior Vice President (GDB), Pratt & Whitney, Mr. Ilya Gutlin, Vice President, SITA.
The conference will have sessions and presentations on ‘India’s emergence as an Aviation hub’; ‘Global Cooperation and Future of Civil Aviation: Turbulence and Recovery’; ‘Innovation / Technology trends in Aviation industry’; Vision 2030: Shaping Indian Civil Aviation’s Future’.
The conference will focus on the opportunities for investment in Indian civil aviation sector and highlight India’s potential for becoming a hub for ‘air cargo logistics’, ‘manpower training’ and ‘Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul’ (MRO) work triggered primarily by India’s fast-growing passenger traffic, aircraft demand, availability of talented engineering workforce and strategic position in the South East Asia.
Organised alongside the India’s largest and only event of its kind on civil aviation – India Aviation 2012, the conference will be participated by policy-makers, regulators, airport infrastructure developers, airlines, financial institutions, corporate leaders & investors, technology providers, consultants, bilateral & multilateral agencies, senior Government officials, domain experts and others having interest in the business of civil aviation. About 300 people are expected to attend the conference.