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CAPA India Aviation Summit 2015: Reshaping Indian Aviation for the Future

Adel Ali, Group CEO, Air Arabia

K. Shyam Sundar, CEO, Air India Express

Cramer Ball, CEO, Jet Airways

Giorgio de Roni, CEO, GoAir

Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India

India’s aviation market is at a critical turning point against a backdrop of improving economic confidence and a new government with a reformist agenda. As Indian aviation prepares for the next growth phase, the CAPA Summit has been convened to help shape critical decisions.

Some of the confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Air Arabia: Adel Ali, Group CEO
  • AirAsia India: Mittu Chandilya, CEO
  • Air India: S. Venkat, Director Finance
  • Air India: Pankaj Srivastava, Director Commercial
  • Air India Express: K. Shyam Sundar, CEO
  • CAPA: Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman
  • CAPA: Kapil Kaul, CEO South Asia
  • Cleartrip: Samyukth Sridharan, President & COO
  • Cochin Airport: A.C.K. Nair, Airport Director
  • Deccan Aviation: Capt. G.R. Gopinath, Founder & CEO
  • DFS India: Manishi Sanwal, MD
  • Dholera Airport: Amit Chavda, GM
  • Emirates: Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, VP India
  • Fraport India: Matthias Engler, MD
  • GoAir: Giorgio de Roni, CEO
  • IndiGo: Sanjay Kumar, CCO
  • Jet Airways: Cramer Ball, CEO
  • Jet Airways: Raj Sivakumar, CCO
  • Mumbai Airport: Rajeev Jain, CEO
  • Rolls-Royce: Kishore Jayaraman, President India & South Asia
  • Rothschild India: Amitabh Malhotra, MD
  • SpiceJet: Sanjiv Kapoor, COO
  • TransOrg Analytics: Naveen Jain CEO
  • Travelport: Derek Sharp, Senior VP & MD, Air Commerce
  • Zurich Airport: Martin Fernandez, MD International Business Development

Key issues to be discussed at this must-attend event include:

  • Will India's airlines return to profitability in the next 12 months?
  • Do investors have the appetite to fund airline restructuring, growth and start-ups?
  • If fuel tax can be slashed, could India become the lowest cost market in the world?
  • Will a focus on ancillaries transform the viability of airlines in India?
  • Which is the right airline business model for the Indian domestic and international markets?
  • Which are the fastest growth international outbound markets?
  • How much of a boost will inbound tourism receive from the introduction of electronic visas?
  • What would the abolition of the 5 year/20 aircraft rule mean for international traffic?
  • Can Gulf and Asian carriers expect to secure increased access to the Indian market?
  • What has been the experience of PPP airport operators in India?
  • What is the status of greenfield airport tenders for Navi Mumbai and Goa Mopa?
  • How much interest is there in the privatisation of airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur?
  • What is the secret to creating a viable regional sector?
  • Could Air India and the Airports Authority of India really be privatised?
  • Is the government finally ready to give India the civil aviation policy it deserves?
  • What are the key opportunities for global aviation businesses if the Indian market is set to triple in size over the next ten years?
The Indian aviation market is complex and dynamic. CAPA’s India Aviation Summit enables participants to understand the real situation on the ground and to meet the industry and government leaders that influence the direction of the market.

Any company with exposure to or an interest in Indian aviation needs to be a part of the conversation that will take place at the CAPA India Aviation Summit. Ideas and contacts generated at this event will drive strategy, planning and investment decisions in 2015. Can you afford not to be there?

Photo highlights from the last CAPA India Aviation Summit

Left to right: Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia; Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA – Centre for Aviation; Cyrus Guzder, Chairman, AFL; Saroj Datta, former Executive Director, Jet Airways; Kerrie Mather, CEO, Sydney Airport.

Left to right: Aditya Ghosh, President & CEO, IndiGo; Deepak Brara, Executive Director Commercial, Air India; Bill Franke, Managing Partner, Indigo Partners; Capt. G.R. Gopinath, Founder and Chairman, Air Deccan; Neil Mills, CEO, SpiceJet; Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways; Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA – Centre for Aviation.

Almost 200 senior level delegates assembled at the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai for the 2012 Summit.

Airports Authority of India Chairman, V.P. Agrawal is interviewed by the large print and television media contingent that provided extensive coverage of the Summit.