Tuesday 11 September 2012

CAPA India Summit to re-connect the world to business opportunities in Indian Aviation

The CAPA India Aviation Summit will be held at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai on 30-31 October 2012 with the theme of re-connecting the world to business and investment opportunities in Indian aviation.

Kapil Kaul, CEO South Asia, CAPA stated that, “The summit will highlight the fact that despite recent challenges the underlying fundamentals in the market remain strong and the long term prospects for India are amongst the most exciting in global aviation. India is expected to emerge as the 3rd largest aviation market in the world before 2020 which is why CAPA believes that it is essential that key stakeholders and thought leaders assemble to discuss how best the sector can prepare for its next wave of growth – sustainably and profitably. If positive change is to happen all stakeholders have to become more engaged, central government must take a more progressive approach, industry needs to become more united and play a stronger advocacy role, hotels and tourism operators have to get involved and state governments must take more responsibility. This is the direction that the summit is designed to encourage.”

Strong track record of successful CAPA aviation summits in India
CAPA has a long history of convening successful industry forums in India, with eight earlier summits having attracted the key decision makers and influencers in the sector, from Ministers and government leaders to industry CEOs and global investors. From the very first event the objective has been to create a valuable forum for knowledge-building and networking. In 2012 the leadership of the entire sector is once again set to attend together with more than 220 delegates from around the world. Extensive global coverage will be provided by close to 50 print and broadcast media organisations.

Issues to be discussed include:

How quickly can Indian aviation recover from recent challenges?
What are the prospects for policy and regulatory reform, how does the market achieve cross-party consensus?
What is the 10, 20 and 30 year vision for the sector?
How does India prepare to become a billion passenger market with a single generation?
What are the implications for manufacturers, lessors, MROs, ground handlers and other suppliers?
Where will the funding come from, what are the key risks for investors?
Where will the people come from, how do we address the skills shortage?
What are the traffic and investment opportunities for foreign airlines and global alliances?
Informed discussion based on accurate research and analysis
“As the leading aviation advisory, research and knowledge practice in South Asia, CAPA India is uniquely positioned to deliver a summit format which delivers value to the industry,” added Mr. Kaul. “Our objective is to encourage informed discussion supported by accurate research and data analysis. Each session of the Summit will be supported by CAPA executive briefing papers which are designed to provoke thought and encourage debate. We want participants to be able to come away with actionable learnings and conclusions.”

Delegate registrations are now open and a special Advance Purchase discount of 15% is available for registrations and payments made on/before 15 September 2012.

For more information visit www.capaindiasummit.com or email Tarika Wadhwa.

CAPA invitation-only roundtable, a powerful initiative for Indian and international stakeholders
The importance which CAPA India attaches to delivering outcomes is highlighted by the fact that on the evening of 30th October 2012, an exclusive Roundtable will be hosted to discuss how we establish a new and viable business model for Indian aviation. This invitation-only event will comprise key government officials and heads of industry from organisations with a stake in the successful revival of the Indian aviation industry. The evening will consist of 3 hours of intensive deliberation between 80 of the most senior executives from airlines, bankers, investors, aircraft manufacturers, lessors, airport operators, state governments, tourism operators, regulators and policy makers on how to set the Indian aviation sector back on its strong growth trajectory.

This roundtable session is already being highly anticipated by participants as perhaps the most seminal discussion in Indian aviation held amongst an unprecedented gathering of decision makers and stakeholders.

For more information about the CAPA Roundtable please contact Binit Somaia.

Introducing global executive education for aviation professionals in South Asia
The CAPA India Aviation Summit will be followed by a series of Executive Education courses for aviation professionals on 1-3 November 2012, designed to stimulate innovation, productivity and performance, critical attributes for senior executives in these challenging times. Courses will be delivered in conjunction with some of the leading global universities and training providers and include:

Leadership Development for Aviation Executives
Airport Management, Development and Finance
Public and Private International Aviation Law & Policy
CNS & Air Traffic Management
Detailed information about course content, objectives and faculty will be announced next week.

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