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7th Biennial International Conference & Exhibition

Date: Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd February 2018
Time: 0900 Hours to 1600 Hours - Business Sessions & Shippers Meet
Time: 1930 Hours to 2200 Hours - Cocktails and Networking Sessions & STAT Times Excellence Awards
Venue: Grand Hyatt, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East, Mumbai.

As global indicators recorded expansion in the world economy mainly due to robust growth in Asia, Mr. R.K. Patra, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of STAT TIMES is his foresightedness brought out AIR CARGO INDIA series - `a road to recovery’ and ever since it is gaining popularity bringing global players under one roof to discuss and interpret industry challenges and opportunities.

Air Cargo India also received international media coverage courtesy BBC World News.

STAT TIMES ( is an Integrated International Transport Media specializing in Air Cargo since 1986.

India’s airfreight sector has been is set to expand by 12.5 per cent per year for the next 5 years. Keeping in mind the growing business, we need to bring about standardization in processes at large owing to industry stakeholders using technology advancements in the most effective way.

Shippers form the most important constituent of the supply-chain in any transport system. Realizing this importance, AIR CARGO INDIA 2018 would lay special focus exclusively on air shippers. India’s growing merchandise export has created enterprising shippers of various high-yield items, pharmaceuticals and perishable items. AIR CARGO INDIA 2018 will provide an ideal platform for interaction between various links in the supply chain with focus on the air shippers.

The 7th biennial International networking Air Cargo Event, AIR CARGO INDIA 2018, organized by STAT Times from 20th - 22nd, February, 2018 would be yet another occasion for the international trading fraternity to assess and avail of the opportunities in this sphere. The very fact that this biennial event has been attracting overwhelming response ever since its inception in 2006 is a pointer not only to the popularity of the event, but also to the opportunities in India.

World air cargo growth will expand at a 5.8 percent annual rate over the next two decades, with worldwide air freight traffic tripling through 2027. Asian air cargo markets will lead the industry growth. The rapid growth of international trade has created a global village. Air transport assumes great importance, especially in the transportation of high yield items and perishable goods. It also helps reduce high inventory-carrying cost. The rapid growth of international trade has created a global village.Air transport assumes great importance, especially in the transportation of high yield items and perishable goods. India’s growing might in the Information Technology, large scale liberalization and globalization of trade have been instrumental in the growth of the Air Cargo Industry. Moreover, the consumption pattern of the 1.2 billion people and a risingpurchasing power of the major middle- class in the country have undergone a vast change which has a bearing on the growth of the Air Cargo Industry.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in scheduled commercial airlines having been raised by the Government from 49% to 100% is attracting major overseas players to expand their Indian networks and capacity, with Middle East Carriers like Emirates, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad & particularly prominent in the build-up.

Air Cargo business has overtaken the ocean freight & rail freight market by expanding at nearly 19% in the last 3 years, as against 10.3% growth registered by ocean freight and 9.2% by railways.

Dedicated freighter services have been launched by various airlines. Air India was the first scheduled passenger airline in India to enter this arena, and in 2008 embarked on a 25% capacity expansion. Airlines of high stature like Jet and Indigo and other formidable players in the Logistics Industry are also looking for their own cargo offshoots.

This Conference aims at fulfilling the increasing need felt in the Air Cargo industry both in India and abroad for a common platform to come together and deliberate on the prospects in the booming Air Cargo Industry in this country.

It is an opportunity for the delegates to interact with the key players of the industry from all over the world about the immense business possibilities in the emerging Indian Air Cargo market.

The Conference will also provide 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.

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.

Book Now to become a prospective player in the highly productive deliberations, show-case your Air Cargo products & services and join in the social gatherings for highly effective networking.


Glyn Hughes
Global Head of Cargo
International Air Transport Association
Steven Polmans
Vice Chairman
The International Air Cargo Association
Keku Gazder
Chief Executive Officer
AAI Cargo Logistics & Allied Services
Anis Ahmed
Founder & Group CEO
MGH Group
Russi Batliwala
Chief Executive Officer
Chapman Freeborn Group
Shantanu Bhadkamkar
Federation of Customs Brokers' Association
Teddy Zebitz
Chief Cargo Officer
Saudia Cargo
Dheeraj Kohli
VP and global lead of travel and transportation
Turhan Ozen
Chief Cargo Officer
Turkish Airlines
Ahmad Luqman Bin Mohd. Azmi
Chief Executive Officer
MAB KargoSdnBhd
Amar More
Chief Executive Officer
Kale Logistics Solutions
Pukhraj Singh Chug
Managing Director
Group Concorde
Ashok Rajan
Vice President & Business Head - Airline Cargo Services
IBS Software Services Private Limited
Felix Kreutel
Senior Vice President Cargo
Frankfurt Airport
Steven Verhasselt
Commercial Director
Liege Airport
Graham Perkins
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Europe, M.East, India & Africa (EMEIA) Atlas Air, Inc.
Ramesh Mamidala
Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt. Ltd.
Manoj Singh
Senior Vice President & Head-Cargo
Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.
Marcel Fujike
Senior Vice President
Products & Services-Global Air Logistics
Markus Muecke
Global Head Air Freight Procurement & Product Management
Ryan Viegas
Head of Logistics - Asia Pacific
TEVA Pharmaceuticals
Emir Pineda
Manager-Aviation Trade & Logistics, Marketing Division
Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Hemanth DP
Chief Commercial Officer - Aero Commercial, Cargo
GMR Airports
Tom Crabtree
Regional Director
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Jacob Matthew
President of Middle East & Pacific Rim
National Air Cargo
Sam Katgara
Jeena & Company
Keshav Tanna
Air Freight Institute FIATA
Mark Sutch
Regional General Manager
Cathay Pacific Airways

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