• Air Cargo India 2016:
    23-25 February 2016

    Don't miss this prospect of a huge international networking opportunity.

  • Air Cargo India 2016:
    23-25 February 2016

    An opportunity to the delegates to
    listen to the views of the decision makers from all sectors of the
    Air Cargo Industry on a variety of relevant topics in sessions based on
    the main theme of the conference.

  • Air Cargo India 2016:
    23-25 February 2016

    A Concurrent Exhibition is being set up for the benefit
    of the players in the Air Cargo Industry to show case their products
    and capabilities in the fastest growing region of the Air Cargo market.

AIR CARGO IN INDIA

India to grow into one of the ten largest international freight markets by 2018 - IATA.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1% over the next five years. Emerging economies, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, will be the fastest-growing markets. “Air cargo remains as vital to the global economic system as ever. This year, more than $6.8 trillion worth of goods, equivalent to 35% of total world trade by value, will be transported around the world by air. So it is welcome to see a forecast for a return to growth for the air cargo sector after several years in the doldrums. An average of more than 4% growth for the next five years would be a marked improvement on the performance of recent years. Since 2011, for example, growth in freight tonnes has averaged just 0.63% per year,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. India will be the second fastest-growing market with a CAGR of 6.8% to add 622,000 extra tonnes. Bangladesh (339,000 total freight tonnes), Ethiopia (319,000) and Nigeria (276,000) make up the remainder of the top five.



CONFERENCE

Welcome to Air Cargo India: Business ready to take on a world of opportunities!!

About the financial revolution, planes peaking, how Asia is leading economies of the world out recession, all that and more...

  • Is Indian airfreight really taking off?
  • 2.2 billion Passengers flown by air every year, but for many airlines it is what is carried beneath those passengers that generates a large part of their revenue. In fact the total value of goods transported by air is 35% of all international trade. With a return to growth for the air cargo sector after several years in the doldrums, and average of 4 percent growth in airfreight is projected for the coming five years. Emerging economies will be the fastest-growing markets and here in India, as in much of Asia, airfreight is really taking off. Taking advantage of the fast growing Indian market, which is expected to expand by 8.5 percent per year for the next 5 years, we are here in Mumbai to take a look at a growing event of its kind in Asia Pacific! ‘Air Cargo India 2016’!

  • Is the world ready to take on a massive share of the Indian market…?
  • It’s no surprise that the world will gather here with the desire of setting up businesses in this rising economic powerhouse. As a wave of reforms is sweeping over India in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) policies, emphasis on public-private partnerships to improve infrastructure, export tax rebates, etc. As industry players seem to be a lot more optimistic with the demand of freight picking up strongly boosting the airfreight market to 2.8 million tonnes by 2018. That’s a message for all of us because according to experts what happens in the air cargo industry is normally reflected about six months later in the general economy.

  • Is India’s airfreight market development a realistic goal yet…?
  • A country which represents a population of 1.28 billion in a continent notable for its large size and densely populated (4.4 billion people) and that of Asia accounts for roughly 60 percent of the planet’s human population. Knowing the economy is going to expand and that Asia is leading the world out of the recession for many - representing a seismic shift in the world economy. If you look at India, it is under developed, now developing so the opportunities here are phenomenal. Today within the domestic sector, 65 percent of freight is transported by surface and 4 0 percent of the hinterlands do not have access to all-weather roads. These are awful challenges in doing business with India, nonetheless, one of the main reasons why cargo firms are so optimistic – they feel faster, better prepared and more nimble than they were So despite a lack of infrastructure in certain regions and pockets of volatility, this is a nation that is beginning to show signs of sustainable growth.


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Exhibition

Meet our speakers

Dr. Renu Singh Parmar
Dr. Renu Singh Parmar
(IES), Senior Adviser, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Peter Scholten
Peter Scholten
CEO, Fast Logistic Solutions (FLS) Group
Glyn Hughes
Glyn Hughes
Global Head Cargo, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Athina Kapeni
Athina Kapeni
VP, Global Marketing & Sales Celebi Aviation
Rainer Muller
Rainer Muller
Vice President-Commercial,
Saudia Cargo
Russi Batliwala
Russi Batliwala
Chief Executive Officer, Chapman Freeborn Group
Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech
Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech
Member of the Executive Board Products & Sales, Lufthansa Cargo AG
Eric Hartmann
Eric Hartmann
VP, Cargo Alliance SkyTeam Cargo
Manoj Singh
Manoj Singh
Vice President & Head - Cargo, Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd
Sanjeev S.Gadhia
Sanjeev S.Gadhia
Founder & CEO, Astral Aviation Ltd
Sanjiv Edward
Sanjiv Edward
Chairman, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) & Head of Cargo Business Delhi International Airport
Michael T. Steen
Michael T. Steen
Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide
Tom Crabtree
Tom Crabtree
Regional Director – Airline Market Analysis Marketing & Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Huned Gandhi
Huned Gandhi
Managing Director, Dachser India Private Ltd.
Hemanth  DP
Hemanth DP
Chief Operating Officer, Aero Commercial, Cargo & Asia Pacific Flying School GMR Airports
Samir J. Shah
Samir J. Shah
Chairman, Freight Forwarders’ Association of India (FFFAI)
L.R.Sridhar
L.R.Sridhar
Founder & CEO, Connect India e-Commerce Services Private Limited, Founder & MD: Mile Academy Pvt Ltd. Director – Thinkroot Technolgoies Pvt Ltd.
Ashok Rajan
Ashok Rajan
Vice President & Head, Airline Cargo Line of Business, IBS Software
Emir Pineda
Emir Pineda
Manager Aviation Trade & Logistics(Marketing), Miami International Airport
Justin Bowman
Justin Bowman
Chief Executive Officer, Air Charter Service
Percy Avari
Percy Avari
Regional Manager, South Asia Aramex International
Mithileshwar Thakur
Mithileshwar Thakur
Joint Director General Foreign Trade, Government of India
Satya Prasad Sahu
Satya Prasad Sahu
Commissioner (IT) Central Board of Excise & Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, CBEC
Des Vertannes
Des Vertannes
Retired Air Cargo Executive & Former Global Head of Cargo,IATA
Tania Polonnowitt Wettimuny
Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny
Managing Director, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Ramesh Mamidala
Ramesh Mamidala
CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt. Ltd.
Christa Soltau
Christa Soltau German
Group Manager Cargo, Airports Company South Africa--ACSA
Bharat Thakkar
Bharat Thakkar
Former President,Air Cargo Agents Association Of India (Acaai)
Keshav Tanna
Keshav Tanna
Vice president, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA), Vice Chairman Air Freight Institute (AFI)
AL Nahiyan Gangani
AL Nahiyan Gangani
Head – Business Development, India, Alibaba.com
Rajiv Khanna
Rajiv Khanna
Country Head - Express and Commercial, Jeena and Company
Steven Verhasselt
Steven Verhasselt
VP-Commercial, Liege Airport
Jacob Matthew
Jacob Matthew
President of Middle East & Pacific Rim-National Air Cargo
Bhavesh Manglani
Bhavesh Manglani
Co-founder and COO—Delhivery
P N Ranjit Kumar
P N Ranjit Kumar
Postmaster General, Mumbai Region
D.Murali
D.Murali
Executive Director (Cargo) Coord. AIR INDIA
B.C.KHATUA
B.C.Khatua (IAS Retd.)
Former Chairman, Forward Markets Commission & Former Textiles Commissioner, Govt. of India
B.C.KHATUA
Pradeep Kumar
Senior Vice President, Jet Airways Cargo
Daniel Thorstein Charles Parker
Daniel Thorstein Charles Parker
Vice President Cargo Sales, Qatar Airways Cargo
Dawit W. Michael Gebre-ab
Dawit W. Michael Gebre-ab
Senior Strategic Planner, Air Djibouti
Conrad Aranha
Conrad Aranha
Cargo Manager, Ethiopian Airlines
Jassim Saif
Jassim Saif
Vice President, Cargo Commercial, Emirates Airline
Dr. Sudhanshu
Dr. Sudhanshu
Dy.General Manager, Agricultural & Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA)
Madhusudan
T V Madhusudan
Dy.General Manager, Distribution, RPG Life Sciences Limited
Vishal Kashyap
Vishal Kashyap
Head, Airfreight – Procurement & Capacity Management DHL Global Forwarding, India
Roland Weil
Roland Weil
Vice President Sales Cargo, Fraport AG
Babette Desfossez
Babette Desfossez
Customs Attache, Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi
Peter Huyghebaert
Peter Huyghebaert
Consul General, Consulate of Belgium, Mumbai
Pramod Sant
Pramod Sant
Vice President, Head of Import and Export, Export Control customs South Asia Cluster, SIEMENS
Ryan Viegas
Ryan Viegas
Vice President – Supply Chain & Procurement Watson Pharma (Actavis)
Rakesh Shah
Rakesh Shah
Director –Supply Chain & Strategic Dealer Management Merck Ltd., India
Dharmesh Jain
Dharmesh Jain
General Manager Purchase, Reliance Life Sciences
Johan Leunen
Cargo Marketing Manager,Brussels Airport Company
Nathan De Valck
Cargo & Product Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company
Stevem Polmans
Stevem Polmans
Head of Cargo,Brussels Airport Company
Peter Van Domburg
Peter Van Domburg
District Manager, Expeditors Belgium and Luxembourg
Jayan T
Jayan T
Executive Manager, Worldwide Logistics - India John Deere India Pvt Ltd
Anil Kumar Gupta
Anil Kumar Gupta
Commissioner of Customs (Export), Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai
Anil Kumar Gupta
Zubin Rustom Davar
Country Development Manager, Jeena & Co
What the leaders say
  • Glyn Hughes
    Global Head of Cargo, IATA

    Well done my friend on another great event.

    Congratulations to you, your dad and your entire team for a great Air Cargo India.

    All the best and see you soon.

  • Mr.Des Vertannes
    Retired Air Cargo executive and former Global Head of Cargo, IATA

    " It was extremely satisfying to engage with the largest collection of Shippers ever to attend an Air Cargo Conference during Air Cargo India 2016! Their vocal passion to understand and overcome existing roadblocks was clearly evident so I am confident they will be the driving influence along with the users of e-commerce in the evolution of the air cargo supply chain by the turn of this decade! "

    Separately, I would add as a useful anecdote that this event - as with its Air Cargo Africa counterpart- continues to grow in stature and importance in the role it plays for the industry.

    The participation of government and regulatory officials is key to highlighting the value of Air Cargo as the pillar of sustaining human life and the driver to economic prosperity and job creation!

    Lastly, please ensure that your reports on the conference topics include the action points the panelist agreed to undertake and implement ahead of the next conference!!

  • Dirk Schusdziara
    Fraport AG - Frankfurt Airport Services

    Thank you again for the wonderful conference.

  • Rainer Mueller
    VP Commercial, Saudia Cargo

    It’s been one of the best industry events I attended. Very well organised, positive discussions, excellent opportunity to meet with our customers and a lot of business opportunities to be followed up.

  • Michael Steen
    EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Worldwide

    “RK Patra and his team put together a good agenda for this year’s Air Cargo India conference which allowed the air cargo industry participants to have an open dialogue with members of the Government of India regarding its “Make in India” strategy and the role air cargo will play. This was a great step towards a direct dialogue between industry and government which will be critical to support the increasing demand for an integrated air cargo supply chain both domestically and internationally”

  • Huned Gandhi
    Managing Director India, Managing Director, Dachser India Pvt. Ltd.

    It was my pleasure to have attended this excellent event where all the stakeholders from the Air Cargo Industry gathered under one roof to openly discuss the growth opportunities and challenges that are foreseeable in the coming years. A great event also to network with the fraternity and establish solid contacts for business growth !

    My good wishes to you, Priyo and the Stat Times team for taking this initiative to bring us together

  • Peter Scholten
    CEO, Fast Logistics

    It is always pleasure to be on your events. Again you guys did a good show and this time it was much more convenient with everything on one location! For us it was successful.

  • Eric Hartmann
    VP Cargo Alliance, SkyTeam Cargo

    Thank you, we enjoyed the event and will transmit positive news regarding our participation.

  • Hemanth DP
    COO, Aero Commercial Cargo & Asia Pacific Flying school, GMR Airports

    It was a great event and very well organised. It gives an excellent opportunity to meet important industry people at the highest levels under one roof. Your and your teams hospitality was par excellence and we enjoyed the entire experience. I wish you the very best and good health and happiness ahead.

  • Emir Pineda
    Manager Aviation Trade & Logistics, Miami Airport

    We felt it was an awesome event and look forward to future participation (ACA) and continued support of STAT Times.

  • Dan Parker
    Vice President, Global Sales, Cargo, Qatar Airways

    Thank you so much for inviting us to take part. The whole event was a great success from our eyes and something which we will be committed to attending every time.

  • Pramod Sant
    Vice President, Head of Export /Imports and Export Control and Customs Siemens Ltd, India

    I wish you all the best . It is indeed pleasure to be associated with STATTimes , and personally friend like you. I find Air Cargo India 2016 has achieved such high standard that all other programs are way behind. I enjoyed session with good questions and answers quality of participants were excellent.

    To top it Gala night and award function was truly international , Set , digital screen as well as entertainment program was great. I found every body enjoying and having good time.

  • Akhilesh Rao
    Chief Operating Officer, SovikaAviation Services

    Hearty Congratulations to entire Stat Time Team, it was quiet an action packed event for us. Very well organized event.

  • Ravinder Katyal
    Director, UT Worldwide

    Many thanks for the great event organized by STAT. We really have great interactions with different business partners.

  • Brian P. Walker
    Marketing, Product Positioning, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in another successful event! You went above and beyond even previous years!

  • Anjana Gopinath
    Corporate Communications, IBS Software Services

    It was an extremely well conducted event. And for IBS, it was happiness, all through, with the award win. Looking forward to more future associations!

  • Steven Mauluka
    Operations manager, Air Cargo Malawi Ltd

    Air Cargo India 2016 was definitely a successful and enjoyable event. CONGRATULATIONS! Well done.I think the organization was very professionally done. The venue was ideal for the numbers and the caliber of the exhibitors, delegates and visitors. We expect to realize benefits from the ‘limitless networking’ which we were afforded.

  • Michael Clements
    Regional Manager, EMEIA- Atlas Air Inc

    I was a great event as always.

  • Bradley Dlima
    Cargo Sales manager India, Kenya Airways

    It been our pleasure as Kenya Airways to have participated for the 6th year running. My thanks on behalf of KQ to all at Stat Times for making our participation a possibility.

  • Dagmar Hanau
    Group marketing manager, ATC Aviation

    We were really impressed and a very positive feedback how the event worked. The show was great and there were a lot of good networking opportunities.

  • Habtamu Gebregziabher
    Manager Cargo marketing, Ethiopian Cargo

    I had wonderful show and pleasant time in Mumbai.

  • Kat Richards
    Events manager, Air Charter Service

    Firstly just wanted to say we had a great show so thank you for organizing.

  • Sameer Sabharwal
    Manager Cargo, Finnair Cargo, New Delhi

    It was indeed a great event. Almost all major airlines were present in the exhibition, including Finnair in partnership with Brussels Airport.

    Brussels Airport also hosted the Pharma Air Shippers Forum where shippers, freight forwarders, and airlines had the opportunity to talk about transparency and accountability in pharma logistics.

    Overall, Air Cargo India was a wonderful experience as it provided a great opportunity to meet clients, especially pharmaceutical shippers, from Mumbai and Delhi, and to discuss their needs and our service offering to the local cargo market.

HOTEL BOOKING

Official Partner Hotel

  • As the event gears to provide you with the best business networking opportunities; STAT Times also wishes you have a memorable trip.

  • Prepare to get enchanted by refreshing spirit of Indian Hospitality!
  • We are delighted to announce that we have officially selected a 5 Star luxury Hotel in Mumbai, “Grand Hyatt” for accommodation of event participants.

  • Grand Hyatt forms part of its chain of hotels worldwide and located near UNESCO World Heritage site, Dhobi Ghat; the world’s largest outdoor laundry or catch a glimpse of Mumbai’s rich and diverse heritage deeply embedded in culture at the National Centre of Performing Arts.

  • Official Hotel Info: http://mumbai.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

  • Please note that the deadline for hotel booking is 10th February 2016. This would be a peak season in Mumbai and rooms will be subject to availability after this deadline.

  • The Grand Hyatt offers a special rate for delegates.

  • Please liaison with the Hotel authorities via online facility (link provided) and a copy marked to us in case of an issue.
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