3-4 September 2018

Positioning India for global aviation leadership

Hotel Taj Diplomatic Enclave; Delhi, India

Monday, September 3

5:30 p.m.
Registration opens
7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Venue : Hotel Taj Palace

Dress code : Formal

Tuesday, September 4

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Inaugural Session

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.

  • Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation
  • Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI)
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Plenary Session: Meeting the Airport Infrastructure Capacity challenge

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

Panel Members:

  • 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

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Plenary Session: Delivering an optimal regulatory & policy landscape for aviation

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)

Panel Members:

  • 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)

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Plenary Session: Ingredients for aviation success

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

Panel Members:

  • 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

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Plenary Session: "Can India be a global aviation leader?"

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

Panel Members:

  • 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

5:15 p.m. - 7:00 pm.
Networking reception

Driving Direction from Airport to Hotel