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Day 1 - 1st July 2024


  • 10:00 - 11:15
    Inaugural Panel & Lamplighting Ceremony

Opening Remarks

Praveen PA

Director Aerospace & Defence, Government of Telangana

Stephane Castet

CEO, BCI Aerospace

Industry Remarks

Thierry Cloutet

Regional Procurement Officer, India & South Asia, Airbus

Masood Hussainy

Executive Director, TATA Advanced Systems Ltd

Jetendra Gavankar

CEO, Safran India

Prakash Chauha

Director, NRSC

Tapash Ghose

General Manager (Indigenisation, Joint Ventures & Outsourcing), HAL

Welcome Remarks

Sri Jayesh Ranjan IAS

Special Chief Secretary for Industries & Commerce, IT, E&C of Government of Telangana

Dr G Satheesh Reddy

President AESI and Former Chairman DRDO

Inaugural Address

Sri Duddilla Sridhar Babu

Minister for Industries & Commerce, IT, E&C and Legislative Affairs, Government of Telangana


  • 11:15 – 12:45
    Panel: Accessing and Developing Global Aerospace Supply Chains: A Roadmap to Success
    • Understanding the strategic imperatives for growth
    • Regional vs. national vs. global scale-up for SMEs
    • Filling the supply chain gaps in aerospace and defence markets
    • Key Technologies Transforming the Future of Global Supply Chains
    • Understanding the role of certification and accreditation
    • Reinvention in Supplier Lifecycle Management
    • Building Sustainability in Supply Chain


Mital Khona Kaul

VP Aerospace and Defence, Accenture


Chandra Shekhar

Sr. Director - Global Sourcing Strategy, GE Aviation

Sunil Prasad

Global Delivery Head – Aerospace and Defense, L&T Technology Services

Karthik Krishnamurthy

Director Operations, Mahindra Aerospace

Niklas Lohse

Senior Global Commodity Manager, Rolls-Royce

Thierry Cloutet

Regional Procurement Officer, India & South Asia, Airbus

Vamsi Vikas Ganesula

MD, Raghu Vamsi Group

  • 12:45 – 14:25
    Lunch break

  • 14:25 – 15:00

Amber Dubey

Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

  • 15:00 – 16:00
    Panel: Unlocking the Opportunities for a Growing Aviation and Engine MRO Market
    • How is India well-positioned to make the most of the expanding market?
    • What are the key growth areas to focus on?
    • Scaling-up operations to capture more market potential
    • Taking a digital-first approach to developing MRO technologies


Bharat Malkani

Managing Director, Max AeroSpace


Jetendra Gavankar

CEO, Safran India

Laveen Sundararaj

Senior Engineering Manager, COLLINS AEROSPACE

Dinesh Bohra

CEO, GMR Aero Technic

R.S. Thakur

General Manager, AI Engineering Services Limited - AIESL

  • 16:00 - 17:30
    Panel: Understanding and Leveraging the Key Regional Space Industry Growth Opportunities
    • Strengthening India’s manufacturing capability base to prepare for a larger space sector
    • Key industry segments that are economically viable and helping to drive growth
    • Financing a sustainable space sector
    • Digital Transformation as the Key to Accelerating Access to Space
    • How Can Industry Partnerships Play a Role in Developing Value-Add Capabilities for the Space Industry?


Alex T Koshy

Director - India Entry, M&A, SAS Partners Corporate Advisors Private Limited


Sudheer Kumar

Retd Director - Capacity Building and Outreach, ISRO

Chaitanya Dora Surapureddy

CFO & Co-founder, Dhruva Space

Munetaka Ueno

Research Director- Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center, JAXA

Gautier Champion

Deputy General Manager, CNES India

Giritharan Thiruppathirajan

Chief of Staff, Agnikul Cosmos

Ashwin Mahavadi

Senior VP - Business, Skyroot Aerospace

  • 17:30
    Conference Day 1 Close

Day 2 – 2nd July 2024

  • 10:00 - 11:00
    Panel: Building a Viable Ecosystem for UAV Manufacturing
    • Where is the current market potential for drones and UAVs?
    • Building the next-generation ecosystem for urban air mobility
    • Redefining economic and service models for eVtols
    • How can the aerospace supply chain adapt to future aircraft requirements?


Smit Shah

President, Drone Federation of India


Vijay Sridasyam

VP, Marvel Geospatial Solutions

Prem Kumar Vislawath

Founder & Chief Innovator, Marut Drones

Sunil Jha

Senior Director of Engineering, ideaForge Technology

AVM KVR Raju, VM (Retd.)

Technical Lead-UAV & Missiles, ADANI Defence & Aerospace

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Panel Discussion: Defence as a Key Growth Industry
    • Leveraging the research and development ecosystem to drive modernisation of the sector
    • Establishing long term opportunities and partnerships: a roadmap for success
    • Understanding and leveraging the synergies in defence and space
    • Government policies/focus as a catalyst for growth of the sector
    • Potential for India to transition from a net defence importer to net exporter


Kunal Sikka

CEO, SIKA Aerospace and Defence


Jetendra Gavankar

CEO, Safran India


Deputy General Manager, Business Development and Marketing, HAL

G M Anitha

Addl General Manager (Head electronics), Bharat Dynamics Ltd

Girish Nilange

Head Of Business Development, Rotary Connectors ltd

Addepalli Krishna Sai Kumar

Director of Operations, Apollo Microsystems

  • 12:00 - 12:30
    Boeing India Supply Chain Overview

Ganapati Hebbar

Supplier Development & Growth Manager, Boeing India

  • 12:30
    Conference Day 2 Close

Day 3 – 3rd July 2024

  • 10:30 – 10:55
    Supply Chain Logistics - Concepts of Ease of Doing Business in India

Nishchal Padhya

Managing Director, Siddhartha Logistics

  • 11:30 – 11:55
    Machining Transformation (MX): A Mindset Change for Aerospace Manufacturing?

Michael Kirbach

Director, DMG MORI India

  • 11:55
    Conference Day 3 Close