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ET Aviation Focus Summit - Strengthening Indian Skies
09:00 – 09:30
Registrations & Refreshments
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome Address by Rishi Kapoor, Sector Head, Times Conferences Limited
09:35 – 10:00
Chief Guest Address: Aviation in India: Where is the industry headed?
Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Civil Aviation Minister, Govt. of India
10:00 – 10:15
Special Address:
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon'ble MoS of Tourism & Culture & MoS State For Civil Aviation, Govt of India
10:15 – 10:45
Felicitation: Celebrating Excellence in Aviation Sector
10:45 – 11:00
Tea and Networking Break
11:00 – 12.15
Panel Discussion 1: Aviation Industry Take Off: The Next 5 Year’s Navigation Plan

V. Somasundaran, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India;
S Machendranathan, Chairman, The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA);
R K Srivastava, Chairman, Airports Authority of India;
Prabhakar Rao, CEO, GMR Group;
S Venkat, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India;
Cramer Ball, CEO, Jet Airways;
Vivek Gour, MD, Air Works India Engineering

Moderator - Amber Dubey, Head of Defence and Aerospace, KPMG
12:15 – 13:00
Case Study Presentation: Game changer in the Aviation industry
Arvind Mehrotra, President, Infrastructure Management Services, NIIT Technologies
13:00 – 14.00
Lunch & Networking
14.00 - 14.15
Case Study Presentation: ‘MRO’ Reforms: The make in India initiative
Ravi Menon, ED, Air Works India Engineering
14.15 - 14.30
Special Address: Institutional Framework for Developing Air Cargo
J K Dadoo, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Govt of India
14:30 – 15:30
Panel Discussion 2: Boosting Air Cargo to give wings to Make In India (GDP)

Dr Renu Singh Parmar, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India;
K S Kunwar, Director General, Air Cargo Forum India;
Mahesh Trikha, MD, Aargus Global Logistics;
Pradeep Panicker, Chief Commercial Officer, Delhi International Airport

Moderator - J K Dadoo, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Govt of India
15:30 – 16:30
Panel discussion 3: Enhancing regional connectivity: Growth for aviation and GDP

Anil Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India;
Ved Prakash, Directorate of Air Transport, DGCA;
Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India;
Sajid Khan, Country Manager India, Srilanka & Bangladesh, South African Airways
Bhupesh Joshi, Director & CEO, Club One Air;
Ravi Menon, ED, Air Works India Engineering

Moderator - Manish Mathur, Partner, Aerospace, Automotive & Industrial, AT Kearney
16.30 - 16.30
Valedictory & Close of Conference
Above speakers are invited / confirmed
Please note: The list of topics & speakers is indicative and subject to change.
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