3-4 September 2018
Hotel Taj Diplomatic Enclave; Delhi, India
Venue : Hotel Taj Palace
Dress code : Formal
The inaugural session will commemorate India's milestone achievement of 50-straight months for domestic aviation growth in India, as well as chart the roadmap for building India's global engagement and leadership beyond the next 50.
Against the backdrop of sustained high growth in India, the Airport infrastructure capacity needs to be expanded significantly, while also focusing on initiatives to raise passenger throughput. Airlines’ network expansion may be constrained greatly by delays in expansion of airport infrastructure capacity. Benchmarking and experience from successes achieved at gateway airports globally will be a useful ingredient for growing India’s airport infrastructure. Increased participation from leading global airport groups may have a role in India’s future airport infrastructure roadmap.
Session moderator: Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA
Bongani Maseko, CEO, Airports Company of South Africa
Denitza Weismantel, Senior VP, Fraport AG
Julien Coffinier, MD, ADP International Asia-Pac, Groupe ADP
Thomas R Hardy, Director, USTDA
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, COO, IndiGo
Anil Pathak, Member Planning, Airports Authority of India
Aviation requires governments, airports, air traffic management and the airlines working in partnership with a strong collaborative agenda. Allowing Aviation to deliver the wider economic benefits requires a focus on the regulatory and policy landscape, which can facilitate exactly that.
Session moderator: Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI)
Jeff Poole, Director General, Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO)
Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Chris Rocheleau, Executive Director for International Affairs, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Aviation is both a spinoff for other related industries like Avionics, Leasing & Finance, MROs etc; and has also been traditionally an early adopter for developments that technology, IT and innovation provide. The session will help gaze into the crystal ball and address questions on what the future may hold out for aviation – growth, market, passenger preferences among others. What are developments and advances across the related and supporting industries that will impact the future of Aviation?
Session moderator: Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President, IATA
Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, India
David Walton, COO, BOC Aviation Limited
Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon
Jeffrey Goh, CEO, Star Alliance
Leslie Thng, CEO, Vistara
VK Mathews, Executive Chairman, The IBS Group
Airlines have an important role in expanding India's global air-connectivity footprint. The session will provide an Airline CEO's perspective on the operating environment in India and will deliberate on the opportunities that exist in its course to becoming the third largest global aviation market by 2024. A panel mix of global and Indian airline leaders will bring the focus on learning from best practices and on developing innovative approaches for sustainable growth of Indian Aviation.
Session moderator: Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman - Asia Pacific, The Boston Consulting Group
Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation, India
Ajay Singh, Chairman & MD, Spicejet
Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways
Pieter Elbers, CEO, KLM
Sebastian Mikosz, Group MD & CEO, Kenya Airways
Vinay Dube, CEO, Jet Airways
Concluding & wrap-up by Minister for Civil Aviation