Indian Air Cargo – the imminent take-off

Venue: Lotus Ballroom, 3rd Floor

14th February 2024
09:30 - 10:00 VIP Gathering (Pavilion 2 - VIP Lounge - Ground Floor)
10:00 - 10:20 Exhibition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Pavilion 2 - Ground Floor)
10:20 - 11:00 Conference Inaugural Ceremony (Lotus Ballroom 1 - Third Floor)
11:00 - 12:30
Panel 1 - 10 million tonnes by 2030 – is the runway getting ready for such ambitious target?
IIndia has an ambitious target of achieving 10 million tonnes of annual cargo throughput by 2030. Going by the current rate of economic growth and the positive sentiments around making India a manufacturing hub for global hightech companies the target looks real and doable. Third largest aviation market and the fifth largest economy in the world are factors that support such growth numbers. This panel will navigate the headwinds and tailwinds in the 10 million tonne flightpath.

• Manoj Singh, Chief Cargo Officer, Adani Airport Holding Limited
• Sanjiv Edward, CEO - Cargo & Logistics, GMR Group
• Ramesh Mamidala, Head of Cargo, Air India
• Dennis Lister, SVP Product and Innovation, Emirates SkyCargo
• Tom Owen, Director, Cathay Cargo
• Yashpal Sharma, Managing Director, Skyways Group & President, ACFI

• Roland Weil, VP – Sales, Cargo, Frankfurt Airport
12:30 - 13:00 Editor's Choice
• Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargoin an exclusive conversation on-stage with Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 -15:30
Panel 2 - Collaboration over the borders: The need for Global Unified & Aligned Quality Processes in the fast-expanding Indian pharmaceutical export markets?
Over the past two years, we have seen an exponential rise in the Indian pharmaceutical export industry. The 27 billion USD export market in 2023 showed a growth of 25%, with the US being the main buyers, at 10% of the total Indian export. In stark contrast, reports about the quality of medications are usually based on reports that come directly from the WHO. That is why the question arises as to how we as industries can work together to continue to guarantee top quality. It is clear that the air cargo component is still a vast majority of logistics, especially in temperature conditioned products such as vaccines. With other words is there a need for Global Unified & Aligned Quality Processes to support the fast-expanding Indian pharmaceutical export markets, and what can be done in collaboration with supply chain and logistics partners?

• Netka Hohlfeld, Department Head Life Science and Healthcare Logistics, Dachser
• Jimmy Nares, Section Chief - Aviation Marketing, Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Miami International Airport
• Rashmi Karnad, Manager Climate Control Product – Pharma, Qatar Airways
• Samuel Speltdoorn, Cargo Business Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company
• Ugrasen Singh, Associate Director - Imp / Exp and Indirect Procurement
• Vikas Rebello - Head Logistics, India APAC , Teva Pharmaceuticals

• Frank Van Gelder, MD, Mediconed Consultancy & Secretary General, Pharma. Aero
• Tushar Jani, Group Chairman, Cargo Service Center
15:30 - 16:00 Networking Break
16:20 - 17:35 Panel 3 - Keep it fresh – how does air cargo keep the promise and deliver it anytime, every time?
Fresh food and flowers are life's simple pleasures. Avocadoes from Kenya; mangoes from India, flowers from Columbia, salmon from Norway and lobster from Nova Scotia, people from around the world love to have them on their dining table. They bring a smile to everyone's face. For the food we eat and the flower we enjoy; the world is better with air cargo.

• Richard Theknath, Chairman & Managing Director, Jet Freight
• John Batten, CEO – EMEAA, WFS
• Kaushal Khakhar, CEO, Kay Bee Exports
• Mark Alzawahra, Founder & MD, Catch of Norway Seafood
• Kamesh Peri, CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India
• Milton De La Paz, VP Airline Relations and Cargo Business Development, DFW

• Keku Bomi Gazder, MD & CEO, Aviapro Logistics Services
18:30 Onwards
Welcome Dinner
(Lotus Ballroom 2 & 3 - Level 3)
15th February 2024
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:15 Panel 4 - Digitalisation for efficiency, customer delight and profitability
Artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and big data – how do these increasingly become inevitable to air cargo operators to generate revenue, increase efficiency, support customer delight and improve profitability.

• Amar More, Co-founder & CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions
• Ashok Rajan, SVP - Global Head - Cargo & Logistics Solutions, IBS Software
• Moritz Claussen, Founder & Co-CEO,
• Prithviraj Chug, CEO, Group Concorde
• Ashwin Bhat, CEO, Lufthansa Cargo
• Leonard Rodrigues, Acting MD, Head of Revenue Management & Network
Planning, Etihad Cargo
• Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head - Air Products, AP Moller Maersk

• Olivier Houri, EVP & Chief Revenue Officer, SmartKargo
11:15 - 11:45
Networking Break
11:45 - 13:00 Panel 5 - How many freighters do we need?
For a country of 1.4 billion people with an ambition to be the third largest economy (over 5 Trillion USD) by the close of this decade how many freighter aircraft does India need? How important is access to main deck capacity in a rapidly growing economy? How will the dynamics change for domestic versus international cargo and between belly capacities versus main- deck?

• Mark Sutch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cargo, IndiGo
• Sanjeev Gadhia, Founder & CEO, Astral Aviation
• Johnny Rubio, Chief Commercial Officer ISMEA, Silkway West Airlines
• Nipun Anand, Founder & CEO, Pradhaan Air Express
• Nikhil Ved, Managing Director, Blue Dart Aviation

• Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:15 Panel 6 - From B2B to B2C to D2C to C2C – what is the future for ecommerce logistics and order fulfillment?
The significant uptake in online shopping in recent years has changed the ecommerce game. While many shoppers still choose to make a day out of browsing around malls and city centers, there's no denying that the convenience of online shopping is a huge draw. For businesses, the allure of ecommerce is the ability to attract and reach customers far and wide, including across national borders. How will such rapid changes in online purchases within the border and across the border impact the way orders get fulfilled and parcels get delivered?

• Abel Alemu, MD, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services
• Jannie Davel, SVP, MSC Air Cargo
• Amitabh Singh, Post Master General (Mail Management & Business Development) India Post
• Saurav Khurana, Head of Transportation Externalisation and 3P Carrier Network, Amazon India

• Glyn Hughes, Director General, TIACA
15:15 - 15:35 Editor's Choice
• Milind Tavshikar, Founder & CEO, SmartKargo, in an exclusive conversation on-stage with Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group

15:35 - 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 - 17:15
Panel 7 - Air cargo’s path to sustainability
Net zero by 2050 – how realistic is industry's commitment to achieve this goal?
What are the specific plans to meet this goal? What are the small but
very practical steps that industry stakeholders can do to reduce waste
and be more sustainable? Is there more to sustainability than Sustainable
Aviation Fuel (SAF), the corner stone of net zero by 2050 ambition?

• Kiran Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Noida International Airport
• Adrien Thominet, Executive Chairman, ECS Group
• Burak Ömeroğlu, VP Middle East and South Asia, Turkish Cargo
• Vivek Chopra, Senior Director - Airfreight India & Indian Subcontinent, DB Schenker
• Charles Wyley, EVP MEAA, Menzies Aviation

• Danita Waterfall-Brizzi, Principal Cargo & Logistics Consultant, Hospitio Consulting Services
18:30 Onwards Awards Night
(Lotus Ballroom 2 & 3 - Level 3)

Conference Agenda

Transformation Logistics in India
16th February 2024
09:30 - 10:00 Networking Break
10:00 - 11:30 Transformation of Rail Logistics in India

• Shri Santosh Jha IRTS CMILT, Director, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
• Shri Niraj Verma IRTS CMILT, Divisional Railway Manager, Western Railway, Mumbai.
• Shri Rajneesh Aggarwal, IRTS CMILT, Chief Commercial Manager, Western Railway, Mumbai
• Shri Umesh Bhanot IRTS Rtd., Managing Director, APL Logistics India Private Limited
• Shri Manish Puri IRTS CMILT, Managing Director, Rail Innovations & President, Association of Container Train Operators

• Shri Vivek Sahai IRTS Rtd., Former Chairman, Railway Board.
11:45 - 13:15 Challenges of Multimodal Logistics in India

• Shri Sachin Bhanushali IRTS CMILT, Former CEO & Director, Gateway Rail Freight Limited.
• Shri K. Jaibhaskar, Head of Customer Delivery, Maersk Line India Private Limited
• Shri Amit Garg, Head of Domestic Business, DP World Rail Logistics Private Limited
• Ms. Poroma Munshi Rebello CMILT, President - Business Development, Pristine Logistics & Infraprojects Limited
• Shri Akshyat Bhatia, Vice President - Logistics, Adani Renewables & Energy Limited

• Shri Shantanu Bhadkamkar, MD, ATC Global Logistics Pvt Ltd & Immediate Past President, AMTOI
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:45 Innovators, Disruptors & Trend Setters - Redefining Logistics

• Major Jyoti Joshi Mitter, Head of Rail Product, South Asia, Maersk Line India Private Limited.
• Ms. Ity Pandey IRTS CMILT, Divisional Railway Manager, Central Railway, Bhusaval
• Ms. Nurjaha Arora, Head of Corporate Communications, APM Terminals India, Maersk Group
• Ms. Anamika Sinha CMILT, Head - Business Strategy & Commercials, Topper & Router Logistics Private Limited
• Ms. Sanjam Gupta, Director, Sitara Shipping Private Limited.

• Dr. Seema Sharma IRTS CMILT, Chief Administrative Officer, Central Railway
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