15th International Conference on Energising Indian Aerospace Industry: challenges & Opportunities in the New Environment ; 10 -11 September 2020

Event Information:

  • Thu, Sep 10 2020 To Fri, Sep 11 2020
  • Virtual

15th International Digital Conference on
Energising Indian Aerospace Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Environment

10 -11 September 2020

The world is passing through turbulent times, with Covid-19 wreaking havoc in more ways than one it is but natural that many, if not most, plans of almost all countries have been severely upset and have had to be curtailed or modified in some way or the other. The aviation sector has been severely impacted with a reduction in demand and consequently the production output of OEMs and their suppliers. However, the security threats have not diminished and, in fact, there is an uptick in tensions in many more areas around the world, as seen in the South China Sea, Western Pacific, West Asia and Northern Africa.

India’s security challenges have also become more complex in the past year due China’s incursion across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along its northern frontiers. With austerity measures (due Covid-19 effect) being implemented and funds being diverted (rightly so) to the social sector and to beef up the economy at the grass roots level, the defence allocation for capital acquisitions, which is already insufficient in many aspects, may take a hit. The government, on its part, has re?emphasised its thrust towards indigenisation by launching its Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self-Dependence) campaign and to buy from local entrepreneurs as much as possible.

In this uniquely different environment, where does the Indian aerospace industry find itself? To state that they have a long way ahead of them would be an understatement. The Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS),  Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have been discussing for the past fourteen years, avenues of energizing Indian Aerospace Industry through the medium of an annual international conference. The 2018 edition had the sub-theme, ‘Mapping the Change,’ while last year the optimism in the air was reflected in its transforming to, ’Flight Plan for the Future.’ The upheaval brought-in by Covid-19 forces us to take stock of how the pandemic has, and would, affect the Indian aerospace industry. Accordingly, the 2020 edition of the event has been titled 15th International Conference on Energising Indian Aerospace Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Environment’ and would be conducted on digital platform on 10th and 11th September 2020. It will bring together Government officials, serving Armed Forces officers, captains of industry (both Indian and foreign), MSMEs, certification agencies, academics and the users to discuss and arrive at action points that could assist policy makers. The webinar will be conducted over a day and a half and will have working sessions as under: -

Specific Themes and Conduct

The event is being conducted in 7 sessions over the course of 2 days.

Day 1:

Inaugural Session

Session I: Capital Procurements 
Session II: DPP 2020: Catalyst for Growth?
Session III: R&D through private Entrepreneurs
Session IV: Emerging Avenues for Indian firms in Global Supply Chain

Day 2:

Session V: Opportunities through Revenue Route with IAF
Session VI: MSMEs: Challenges for Start-ups in Aerospace Sector and Aerospace Clusters
Session VII: Panel Discussion on Aerospace Industry
Delegate Registration Fee: (Inclusive of GST)

  • INR 1,000/- per delegate for SIDM/ CII Members
  • INR 2,500/- per delegate for Non- Members
  • USD 50 per delegate for companies not registered in India

For more details on participation, presentation and Co-Branding opportunities, please contact: sumit.rajput@cii.in / amit.kumar@cii.in