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air cargo India Conference Agenda
25th February 2020
Welcome 9:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs
09:30 hrs to 10:00 hrs
Delegate Registration
Official Opening of air cargo India 2020
Inauguration 09:30 hrs to 18:00 hrs Exhibition open for visitors
Networking break 10:00 hrs Hosted by
Welcome address 10:30 hrs to 10:40 hrs Mr. Gerhard Gerritzen, Member of the Management Board, Messe Muenchen GmbH
Address 10:40 hrs to 10:50 hrs R.K. Patra, Editor-in-Chief, STAT Media Group
Keynote Address 10:50 hrs to 11:00 hrs Vandana Aggarwal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Panel Discussion – 1:

11:00 hrs to 12:30 hrs State of digitalization in the air cargo industry

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  2. Dorothea von Boxberg, Executive Board Member Product and Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG
  3. Dennis Lister, Vice President, Product & Business Development, Emirates SkyCargo
  4. Huned Gandhi, Managing Director, Dachser India
  5. Manoj Singh, Senior Vice President & Head Cargo, Mumbai International Airport
  6. Keku Gazder, CEO, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company (AAICLAS)
  7. Halit Tuncer, Regional Director – Cargo, Turkish Airlines
  8. Ashok Rajan, Senior Vice President & Head, Cargo & Logistics Solutions Line of Business, IBS Software
Lunch Break 13:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs Hosted by
Round table – 1

14:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs Air Shipper Forum - Perishables
Quality and compliance: setting standards and building capacity for transport and logistics of perishable goods

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group
  2. Kaushal Khakhar, Chief Executive Officer, Kay Bee Exports
  3. Jalpa H Vithalani, Founder & Director, Global Agritech & Director, Jupiter Express Services
  4. R Ravindra, Deputy General Manager and Regional Head, Mumbai, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  5. Arun Chandra, General Manager, Aviation Business, Bangalore International Airport
  6. Sanjiv Edward, Chief Commercial Officer, GMR Delhi International Airport
  7. Navdeep Lamba, Vice President, Cargo & Logistics, SpiceJet
  8. Venugopal Bangera, Chief Executive Officer, Cargo Service Center
  9. Richard Theknath, Promoter & Managing Director, Jet Freight
Networking Break 15:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs Hosted by
Round table – 2

16:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs Air Shipper Forum – Pharma
Co-creating Pharma Supply Chain Standards and Visibility

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aerro
  2. Makarand Sane, General Manager, Head – Export Logistics, Sun Pharma
  3. Ravi Kumar Tummalapalli, Head of Logistics, APPAC, Japan, China, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  4. Rajasekhara Reddy, Vice President – Global Demand Planning & Logistics, Glenmark
  5. Ashok Bhattacharaya, Managing Director, Takeda Pharma
  6. Mark Sutch, Regional General Manager – South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Manoj Singh, Senior Vice President & Head Cargo, Mumbai International Airport
  8. Jaisey Yip, Associate General Manager, Cargo & Logistics and Air Hub Innovation, Changi Airport
  9. Nathan De Valck, Head of Cargo Product & Network Development, Brussels Airport Company
  10. Jimmy Nares, Section Chief, Aviation Marketing, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
  11. Jeremy Mitchell, Service Assurance Manager, Sharjah International Airport
  12. Tushar Jani, Group Chairman, Cargo Service Center
  13. Imran Ahmed, Senior Manager – Airline Marketing ( ground handling), AISATS
  14. Roland Rappl, Managing Director, va-Q-tec
  15. Aditya Parulkar, President, Penta Freigh
26th February 2020
Networking 10:00 hrs Hosted by
Panel Discussion – 2:

10:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs Trade Tension drag on air cargo and building resilience

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Steve Townes, CEO & Founder, Ranger Aerospace and Chairman & CEO, ACL Airshop
  2. Russi Batliwala, Chief Executive Officer, Chapman Freeborn Group
  3. Peter Penseel, Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning, Qatar Airways Cargo
  4. Eric Wilson, Managing Director, Cargo Global Sales, Delta Cargo
  5. Graham Perkins, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Europe, Middle East / India / Africa (EMEIA), Atlas Air
  6. Niranjan Navratnarajah, Cargo Industry Director, Unisys Asia Pacific
  7. Pukhraj Singh Chug, Chairman & Managing Director, Group Concorde
  8. Markus Muecke, Board Member, CargoiQ, FIATA, Air Freight Institute, IATA
Networking Break 11:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs Hosted by
Panel Discussion – 3:

12:00 hrs to 13:30 hrs The Indian subcontinent, the most promising air cargo export region of the world

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Keku Gazder, CEO, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company (AAICLAS)
  2. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo
  3. Nirbhik Narang, Executive Director, Cargo, Air India
  4. Adrien Thominet, Chief Executive Officer, ECS Group
  5. Tom Crabtree, Regional Director, Airline Market Analysis, Marketing & Business Development, Boeing
  6. Saurabh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo
  7. Sanjiv Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, SpiceXpress
  8. Amar More, Chief Executive Officer, Kale Logistics Solutions
  9. Keshav Tanna, Chairman, Airfreight Institute, FIATA
Lunch 13:30 hrs to 14:30 hrs Hosted by
Round Table – 3

14:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs Air Shipper Forum
Building airports of the future for special cargo commodities

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Roland Weil, Vice President, Sales, Cargo, Frankfurt Airport
  2. Max Conrady, Senior Vice President, Cargo, Frankfurt Airport
  3. Pramod Sant, Vice President, Head of Import Export and Customs, Siemens
  4. Vijayanand Choudhry, Global Head, Procurement, Tata Technologies
  5. Sujan Roy, Head International Business, Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors
  6. Phani Krishna, Head, West-2 Region, DSV Air & Sea
Networking Break 16:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs Hosted by
27th February 2020
Round Table 4

10:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs Air cargo for eCommerce logistics – enabling and delivering global trade

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Emir Pineda, Manager, Aviation Trade & Logistics, Marketing Division, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
  2. Dharmender Khanna, Head of Brand – Lotto Sport Italy, SSIPL Retail
  3. Abhishek Middha, Founder, The Boho Street
  4. Shayak Mazumder, Chief Executive Officer, Eunimart
  5. Dibyendu Ganguly, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, EximScouts
  6. Sujit Subramanian, Vice President, Cargo, Go Air
  7. Vijay Sharma, Head – Cargo, Delhi International Airport Limited
  8. Pratik Mehta, Deputy General Manager, Airline Marketing, Cargo, Bangalore International Airport
  9. Aniket Nathvani, Head, Cargo and B2B, Shadowfax
Networking Break 11:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs  
Panel Discussion – 4:

12:00 hrs to 13:30 hrs Transportation support for the digital world – building future capacity with new modes complementing the traditional

Panel Members:
  1. Moderator: Steven Verhasselt, Vice President, Commercial, Liege Airport
  2. Lesley Cripps, Sales director, Cargo Flash Infotech
  3. Varun Kulshreshtha, VP – Operations, Shipa Freight
  4. Asaad Joubran, Business Development Lead India, Zipline
  5. Ramesh Mamidala, Chief Cargo Development officer, Adani Airports Limited
  6. Sidharth Kundu, Director of Sales - South Asia and Oceania, Astrophysics
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