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air cargo India Conference Agenda
31st May 2022
Inauguration 09:00 hrs to 10:00 hrs Official Opening & Inauguration of air cargo India 2022
Networking break 10:00 hrs to 10:30 hrs Hosted by SIS
Panel Discussion – 1: 11:00 hrs to 12:30 hrs Air cargo – the big uplift to continue post pandemic
With the passenger travel recovering slowly and steadily all over the world belly cargo capacity is making its come back. However, the demand for air freight continues to be strong and freight rates continue to remain elevated. Two years of pandemic saw robust demand for air cargo and this panel aims to discuss how that demand will continue to be strong even as the world comes out of the pandemic.

Panel Members
• Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales and Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group
• Dennis Lister, Vice President - Product and Business Development at Emirates SkyCargo
• Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer, Lufthansa Cargo
• Sanjiv Edward, Chief Commercial Officer, Delhi International Airport
• Sanjeev Gadhia, Founder & CEO, Astral Aviation
• Yashpal Sharma, Managing Director, Skyways Group
MODERATOR: Glyn Hughes, Director General, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

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Lunch Break 13:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs Hosted By National
Pharma Air Shipper Forum: 14:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs The future of pharma supply chains – can air cargo maintain its pole position?
The pandemic demonstrated once again the importance of building a resilient healthcare supply chain for the world. The air cargo industry, to a great extent, responded with agility to ensurepharma supply chains through the pandemic was smooth and error-free. This pharma air shipper forum will feature special presentations that include how air cargo supply chain is building its capabilities for individualized medicine and cell & gene therapies and insights into the CEIV 2.0 project of Pharma.Aero in partnership with IATA. The shipper forum also features a panel discussion specifically focussed on the “future role of the Indian Life Science production markets and its impact on air cargo capacity corridors”.

Panel Members
• Tushar Jani, Chairman, Cargo Service Center
• Trevor Caswell, Chairman of the Board, Pharma.Aero
• Jaisey Yip, General Manager, Cargo & Logistics Development at Changi Airport Group
• Nathan De Valck, Head of Cargo Product & Network Development, Brussels Airport Company
• Miguel Rodríguez, Senior Manager Climate Control Products at Qatar Airways
• Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero
• Manoj Singh, Senior Vice President & Head of Cargo, Mumbai International Airport
• Rajasekhara Reddy, Vice President Global Demand Planning & Logistics, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
• Sreenivas Rao Nandigam, Global Head of Supply Chain, Sun Pharma
• Samuel Speltdoorn, Cargo Business Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company
• Pramod Pereira, AGM - Quality, Training & Procedures, CSC India
• Kristof De Smedt, Global Business Unit Director, CCT Thermal Covers, Cold Chain Technologies
• Ravi Kumar Tummalapalli, Managing Director India, va-Q-tec
• Fabrice Panza, Manager Global Cool Chain Solutions, Etihad Cargo
• Abdullah Bahadır Büyükkaymaz, Manager, Special Cargo, Turkish Airlines
• Jeremy Mitchell, Services Assurance Manager, Commercial Department, Sharjah Airport Authority

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Theme Dinner 18:30 hrs Onwards Hosted By
1st June 2022
Networking Break 09:30 hrs to 10:00 hrs Hosted By
Panel Discussion – 2: 10:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs Cross-border ecommerce and its impact on air cargo
The dramatic shift in consumer purchasing habit — offline to online — during the pandemic has given rise to increasing volume of goods being moved across borders. Rising digital adoption and rapid internet penetration allow for consumers to buy and sell online from anywhere and everywhere. Therefore, ecommerce is creating new opportunities for the air cargo industry. A Euromonitor estimate suggests that cross-border ecommerce will grow to a $1trillion-2trillion market by 2030. This panel attempts to look for success stories in the cross border ecommerce, how air cargo responds to rapidly changing ecommerce market environment and identify trends that impact air cargo volumes from the e-retail part of the ecommerce — direct to consumer and from business to business segments.

Panel Members
• Ramesh Mamidala, Chief Cargo Officer, Adani Airport Holding Limited
• Ankit Kumar, CEO, Skye Air Mobility
• Vikas Kapoor, Head of Global Operations at Delhivery
• Maurice van Terheijden, Managing Director EMEA, ACL Airshop
• David van der Meer, Cargo Partnerships Director, Schiphol Cargo
MODERATOR: Olivier Houri, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, SmartKargo

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Networking Break 11:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs Hosted By
Panel Discussion – 3: 12:00 hrs to 13:30 hrs How will digital innovations increase air cargo revenues?
It is a fact that air cargo has been slow to digitize. But in the two years of pandemic, air cargo industry opened itself a bit more aggressively to digitalise its processes. Stakeholders in the industry are making strategic decisions to invest in deploying advanced technology solutions to streamline processes and increase revenue. They are opening up to collaborate to make air cargo industry on par with its peers when it comes to digital initiatives and doing business in the digital age. This panel will look at how digital transformation is taking air cargo industry to a new high eventually reducing cost, increasing efficiency and improving visibility.

Panel Members
• Darryl Judd, Area Product Manager, India Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Maersk
• Moritz Claussen, Founder & Co-CEO,
• Manuel Galindo, CEO WebCargo by Freightos
• Ashok Rajan, Senior VP & Head - Cargo & Logistics Solutions, IBS Software
• Jasraj Singh Chug, Co-Founder & Director, Cargoflash Infotech Pvt Ltd.
• Saurabh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GMR Cargo
• Osmannuri Ustabas, Cargo Business Development & Innovation Manager, Turkish Airlines
MODERATOR: Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions

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Lunch 13:30 hrs to 14:30 hrs Hosted By
Air Shipper Forum 14:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs What are the biggest challenges for air shippers now and what is the solution?
In this forum we are placing shippers at the heart of the discussion and asking them to narrate the concerns and challenges in accessing air freight capacity when they want and where they want at rates that are competitive. The panel intends to discuss the problems under normal circumstances and through unprecedented times like the one that the global air freight industry is going through. Speakers in the panel will share anecdotal examples to illustrate what went right and what went wrong in air cargo logistics with particular reference to the last two years. It will focus on new aviation trends like advanced long range narrow body aircraft capable of flying intercontinental flights bringing down belly capacity for cargo and its impact on shipper's reliance on main deck, long term, committed capacity. The speakers in the panel reflect on ideas on how to be agile and resilient in an environment that has too frequent occurrences of disruptions of global proportions.

Panel Members
• Ruby Abidi, Director Air Cargo, India Subcontinent, Cargo-Partner
• Huned Gandhi, Managing Director, Dachser India Private Limited
• Fardeen Malbarwala, Director, Galaxy Freight
• Sharon Lucinda Vaz-Arab, Director – Region IMEA, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering
• Kaushal Khakhar, CEO, Kay Bee Exports
• Vickram Srivastava, Head of Planning – Global Supply Chain, Sun Pharma
• Somil Shrivastava, Head of Supply Chain Management, Magna automotive
MODERATOR: Roland Weil, Vice President Sales – Cargo, Frankfurt Airport

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Networking Break 16:00 hrs to 16:30 hrs Hosted By
Awards Nite 18:30 hrs Onwards Hosted By
2nd June 2022
Pannel Discussion 4 10:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs The big freight capacity crunch - How do we mach capacity to demand? When do we see stability in air freight market?
Demand supply mismatch continues to affect air cargo industry despite having access to belly cargo capacity which is making its come back, slow but steady. However, there are other factors that adversely affect the market equilibrium and thus create frequent volatility in freight rates. This panel aims to discuss how industry can get the required capacity through innovative ways that include new and better equipment and some quick to market main deck capacity to address the demand.

Panel Members
• Prithviraj Chug, Chief Executive Officer, Group Concorde
• Peter Penseel, Chief Operating Officer Airfreight, CEVA Logistics
• Neel Jones Shah, EVP & Global Head, Airfreight, Flexport
• Kamesh Peri, CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal
• Keku Bomi Gazder, Managing Director & CEO, Aviapro Logistics Services Private Ltd
• Satish Lakkaraju, Senior Vice President, WIZ Freight
MODERATOR: Tom Crabtree, Regional Director – Airline Market Analysis, Marketing & Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

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Networking Break 11:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs Hosted by 
Panel Discussion – 5: 12:00 hrs to 13:30 hrs People, planet and prosperity - make air cargo sustainable for the future
The topics of the environment, sustainability and carbon footprints are becoming more widely discussed today, making it essential for companies to consider these issues when deciding on a shipping method for their goods. For air cargo industry stakeholders, the priority is not just about being carbon neutral but a call to approach sustainability holistically encompassing the prosperity of both people and planet. The panel discusses how technology comes into aid companies to be sustainable and celebrate successful sustainable stories in air cargo. The panel aims to establish that making air cargo sustainable for future is not an option but an imperative.

Panel Members
• Marcel Fujike, Global Head Products & Development Air Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel
• Suraj Nair, Founder and CTO, SPEEDCARGO Technologies
• Matt Petot, CEO, CargoAi
• Vikram Singh, CEO & Founder, TechEagle Innovations
• Christopher Storch, Global Head of Sales, va-Q-tec Group
• Darryl Dias, Co-Founder and Director, Magenta
MODERATOR: Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group

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Lunch 13:30 hrs to 14:30 hrs Hosted By
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