Defence & Aerosupply India 2015 second edition


Global conclave to focus on next gen Technology, Innovation & Skills Development 

  • Telangana to finalize Defence Policy shortly & incorporate Conclave deliberations
  • Global firms like Sikorsky, Embraer, Thales India, Finmeccanica/Augusta Westland, Airbus to participate
  • His Excellency, E.S.L. Narasimhan, and Governor of Telangana to inaugurate conclave

The three-day global aviation conclave will focus on next generation Technology, Innovation and Skills Development to develop solutions for myriad challenges being faced by Defence & Aerospace industry. With the changing global business landscape driven by innovation, the focus of the Conclave will be on next generation Technology and requisite Skills Development.

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The global conclave will be formally inaugurated on Nov. 29th by His Excellency, E.S.L. Narasimhan, and Governor of Telangana along with Mr. Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister for Industries, Textiles & Sugar, Govt. of Telangana, Mr. K Vishweshwar Reddy, MP and Mr. P Jithender Reddy, MP and Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Director, RCI and Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The global conclave is being organized by Kenes Exhibitions in partnership with Govt. of Telangana at HICC Novotel, Nov. 30-Dec.02, 2015.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Mr. Arvind Kumar, IAS; Secretary – Industries & Commerce and Mr. E. Venkat Narasimha Reddy, Vice Chairman and MD – Telangana State Industrial Investment Corporation, Govt. of Telangana said: The State Government will finalize its Defence Policy shortly based on the deliberations at the 3-day global conclave and has also studied different incentives offered by neighbouring States to stay competitive.” Based on last year conclave deliberations, the first draft has been developed and is being fine-tuned but will take final shape after incorporating deliberations and discussions at the current conclave. The Conclave will have special focus on Next Generation Technology & Innovations, Skill Development and Workshops to make it a rich & engaging for delegates & exhibitors, Ms. Prema L. Zilberman, General Manager, and Kenes Exhibitions told reporters.

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Another important feature at the Conclave will be the presence of a large French delegation from Bordeaux Aeronautics. The 10-member French delegation has experts from Aerospace, Transportation, Foreign Trade Advisory and members from Bordeaux Metropole & Aérocampus Aquitaine among others. The delegation will be presenting their views on Supply Chain & Skills Development, showcase perspective of collaboration with Govt. of Telangana as a destination for aerospace industry, Ms. Prema said.

The three-day global conclave has confirmed participation from some of the globally recognized firms like Sikorsky, Embraer, Thales India, Finmeccanica/Augusta Westland, Airbus, Eurocopter, Dassault, UTC, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and the IAMF (Israeli Aerospace Manufacturing Federation) PROXIVISION, AIRBORNE METALS, among others.

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The Conference Program includes leaders in the aviation business who discuss new opportunities and challenges. Included are keynote addresses by Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Former Secretary, Dept. of Defence R&D (GoI) & former Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri & Director General of DRDO & ADA, Mr. Itzhak Nissan, Former CEO & President of Israel Aerospace India, Mr. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India, Mr. Venkat Katkuri, Head, Airbus Defense and Space, India, Mr. Hemanth DP, COO – GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., India, Mr. Yaniv Dinur, Chairman and CEO, Progressive Labs Ltd, Israel, Prof. R.-J. Ahlers, General Manager, Proxivision, Germany, Mr. Jérome Verschave, Director, Aérocampus Aquitaine, France, Mr. Jasbir Singh Solanki, Head Homeland Security & Smart Cities – Mahindra Special Service  Group, Mr. Frédéric Woringer, Director, International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bordeaux, France, Mr. Yaron Bul, RosAeroSystems, Russia, Mr. Yuval Schuster, CEO, Rangsons-Schuster, India, Mr. Vamsi Vikas, CEO – Skanda Aerospace, Mr. Mauro Moretti, CEO – Finmeccanica/Augusta Westland, Italy, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary – IT&C, Government of Telangana, Mr. Raj Velagapudi, Senior VP – Cyient among other distinguished speakers.

The conclave aims to bring global companies with focus on technologies, high-end products and expanding their supplier’s base to explore new business opportunities in the Indian market. It will cover the India policy debate on Defence & Aviation, changes in Defence procurement, public & private partnerships besides skill development and human capital for this emerging sector. For more details, check



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