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Indore: Industry experts to ponder expansion of aviation sector


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Indore: A consolidated effort to pave way for launching international flights from city will take shape of the state’s maiden Connect Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh Aviation Conference, to be held here on Saturday. As many as 11 aviation experts will express their views on expansion of aviation sector in the state at the grand event.

The conference is being organised jointly by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Government of Madhya Pradesh and Airport Authority of India (AAI). The half-day conference will be organised at Imperial Hall of Brilliant Convention Centre, starting at 9.30 am and concluding at 2 pm.

Former chairman of CII state council and the man, who conceptualised the event, Ranjan Mimani informed that the conference will bring together the key stakeholders in the aviation industry to discuss & deliberate on potential business opportunities in the aviation sector of the state.

The conference will delve into the latest trends in regional and global aviation environment and it will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the emerging trends & future projection in the sector. Importantly, through the conference, top leaders of the airlines, who are coming to attend it, will also explore the possibility to roll-out maiden international flight of the state from the city.

Top level officials of the state government will pitch for it by presenting the vital figures of the international travellers of the state, he said.
At Connect Madhya Pradesh – Airlines, MRO’s, suppliers, operators, OEM’s, regulators and industry experts will converge to exchange ideas and best practices, share experiences, debate issues and challenges and gather knowledge.

Eminent speakers

Ashok Barnwal, (IAS) Principal Secretary, Department of Aviation, MP

Hari Ranjan Rao, (IAS), Principal Secretary, MP State Tourism Development Corporation, MP

Kumar Purushottam, MD, Madhya Pradesh Audhyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam, Indore

Keku Bomi Gazder, CEO, Cargo & Allied Services Company (AAICLAS), a venture of Airport Authority of India

Aryama Sanyal, Airport Director, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore

Kiran Jain, Commercial Director, Air Asia

Melwin D’Silva, General Manager (Market Planning), Air India

Jyoti Mayal, Secretary General, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI)

Rajat Kumar, Vice President (Network & Planning), Indigo Airlines

Abhijit Dasgupta, VP (Network Planning) Jet Airways

Rajesh Sekhar, General Manager (Sales), India