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“The ET Aerospace and Defence Summit 2021”

The Indian aerospace & defence manufacturing sector has seen exponential growth in the last few years. In this light, The Economic Times Aerospace & Defence Summit 2021 (ET ADS 2021) aims to bring together industry experts on one platform to deliberate on the growth opportunities while dealing successfully with the challenges. The event will be held virtually in September.
Today, the sector is on the verge of transformation, powered by important Government initiatives like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Abhiyaan (Self Reliant India Campaign). According to Government estimates, the Aerospace and Defence industry in India is likely to reach a market size of US$70 billion by 2030.

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The summit would also provide a platform for learning and networking

influential gathering of defence and aerospace professionals

agenda of keynote speeches and industry interviews, high-level panel discussions, and sector-specific conference streams

speakers and delegates would make Summit a fertile ground for sharing innovations in development


SUMMIT

The Summit will feature strategy-driven discussions focused on Renewal, Opportunities, Parallel Industries, Digital and Security. The summit would also provide a platform for learning and networking as part of the most influential gathering of defence and aerospace professionals from India. The summit would cover the most pressing issues facing the sector across an agenda of keynote speeches and industry interviews, high-level panel discussions, and sector-specific conference streams.

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AGENDA

16th Nov

09:30 – 10:30
Registration - Log in to Virtual Portal – DAY 1
10:30 – 10:40
Opening Remarks

Wing Commander Shashikant Koppikar, VM, (Retd), Indian Air Force

10:40 – 10:55
Guest of Honor

Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India

10:55 – 11:10
Keynote Speaker

Dr Sudhir Kumar Mishra, Distinguished Scientist & Director General (BrahMos), DRDO and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace

11:10 – 11:25
Keynote Address:

SP Shukla, Chairman – Mahindra Defence, Mahindra Aero & Mahindra Sanyo Special Steels and Chairman – FICCI National Committee on Defence & Aerospace

11:25 – 11:35
Special Address:

Sunil Misra, Director General, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturer (SIDM)

11:35 – 12:25
Panel Discussion: Present State of the Industry in India: How is the aerospace sector changing the business model to adapt to the post-COVID business environment?

Session Chair: Wing Commander Shashikant Koppikar, VM, (Retd), Indian Air Force

R Madhavan, Chairman and MD, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

Kaustubh Shukla, Advisor & Former COO, Godrej & Boyce

Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Aerospace, Kuehne + Nagel

12:25 – 12:50
Fireside Chat with Rajinder Bhatia, President & CEO, Kalyani Group
12:50 – 13:00
Break
13:00 – 14:00
Panel Discussion: Panoramic Overview – Policies, Plans, Challenges at National Level Session Chair- Bhushan Gokhale, (Retd) Air Marshal, India Air Force

Lt Gen P R Shankar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retired), Former Director General of Artillery

Puneet Kaura, Managing Director & CEO, Samtel Avionics Ltd

JD Patil, Whole-time Director and Senior Executive Vice President, (Defence Business & Smart Technology Businesses), L&T, Chairman, Indian Space Association [ISpA] and President, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM)

14:00 – 14:40
Panel Discussion: Imperatives of Technology: How have technology adaptations and a new market landscape opened new channels for growth in the sector?

Moderator – Rahul Kamat, Editor – B2B Division, Worldwide Media

Neel Mehta, Co-Founder & Director, Asteria UAV

Ankit Mehta, Co-Founder & CEO, ideaForge

Yogesh Ramanathan, Founder and CEO, Vinata Aero Mobility

14:40 – 15:40
Panel Discussion: Skill India: Manpower Planning & Training, Legal

Moderator: Wing Commander Shashikant Koppikar, VM, (Retd), Indian Air Force

Anuj Prasad, Head-Aerospace & Defence, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Rachit Bhatnagar, CEO, Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council

15:40 – 15:55
Partner Presentation by: Ramachandra R, Vice President, BFW Advanced Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
15:55 – 16:00
Closing Remarks
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SPEAKERS

The depth of experience of our speakers and delegates would make Summit a fertile ground for sharing innovations in development, business and financing strategies.

Ajay Kumar

Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

Distinguished Scientist & Director General (BrahMos), DRDO and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace.

SP Shukla

Chairman – Mahindra Defence, Mahindra Aero & Mahindra Sanyo Special Steels and Chairman – FICCI National Committee on Defence & Aerospace

JD Patil

Whole-time Director and Senior Executive Vice President (Defence & Smart Technologies), L&T

Rajinder Singh Bhatia

President & CEO, Kalyani Group

Bhushan Gokhale

(Retd) Air Marshal, India Air Force

Puneet Kaura

Managing Director & CEO, Samtel Avionics Ltd

Dr Deepak Kumar Hota

Former Chairman and MD, BEML

Anuj Prasad

Head-Aerospace & Defence, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cdr. Jasbir Singh

(IN Retd), Director (Submarine & Heavy Engineering), Mazgaon Docks Ltd

Rachit Bhatnagar

CEO, Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council

Neel Mehta

Co-founder & Director, Asteria Aerospace

Ankit Mehta

Co-Founder & CEO, ideaForge

Lt Gen P R Shankar

PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)

Kaustubh Shukla

COO, Godrej & Boyce

Aravind Melligiri

Chairman & CEO, Aequs

Yogesh Ramanathan

Founder & CEO, Vinata Aeromobiltiy Pvt Ltd

Shri R. Madhavan

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Sunil Kumar Misra

Director General – SIDM

With a rich work experience of over three decades, Mr Misra has worked in similar Industry organisations for past more than two decades. Currently he is working as Director General – Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM).

Before joining SIDM he was working with IEEMA. Mr Misra served CII as Head of Public Policy. In CII earlier he also served as Head of UP and Madhya Pradesh State office. He established the East Asia Office of CII at Shanghai and was the Chief Representative of China office.

He has also served as Regional Director, Eastern Region at Kolkata responsible for CII operations in the States of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal.

Other than regular span of Industry Association work Mr Misra is credited for his special work in areas of Skills Development, Social Development, Disaster Management, and Delhi Commonwealth Games. Most of such initiatives have been on challenging terrains.

In 2013, he was nominated as the industry expert on United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) programme at the Anti-Corruption Academic at Vienna.

Prior to joining CII, Mr. Misra served as the Executive Director of Indian Industry Association. As the IEEMA Director General, Mr. Misra represents IEEMA in various governments and industry led forums on Policy, Economy, Commerce and Development related issues relevant for the overall growth of the Indian electrical equipment industry.

Mr. Sunil Misra has keen interests in reading travelling and is always in pursuit of new challenges.

Ramachandra R

Vice-President, BFW Advanced Manufacturing Pvt Ltd

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CONTACT US

For Sponsorship Mahadev B

General Manager
Worldwide media
(The Times of India Gruop)
M +91 9448483475 mahadev.b@wwm.co.in

For Speakers Rahul Kamat

M +91 9892612075 Rahul.kamat@wwm.co.in

For Delegates Shruti Nair

M +91 9769621841 Shruti.nair@wwm.co.in

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