15th Annual Conference on AIRPORTS IN INDIA, A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Organiser : Legal Partner:
Delegate benefits (Virtual Conference)
- Direct interaction with senior speakers (Q&A facility)
- Easy connectivity to geographically dispersed delegates (click of a mouse)
- Cost effective (lower ticket price as compared to a physical conference)
- Offers flexibility and convenience
- Access to conference recording
- Recap of conference sessions
|INR||GST @ 18%||Total INR||USD|
|2 – 3 Login||20,000||3,600||23,600||350|
|4 – 5 Login||28,000||5,040||33,040||500|
|6 – 9 Login||36,000||6,480||42,480||650|
|10 – 20 Login||42,000||7,560||49,560||800|
For registration process/payment to attend the conference, please contact:
- There is a 30 per cent discount before January 13, 2020
- There is a 15 per cent discount before February 4, 2020
- GST @18 per cent is applicable on the registration fee.
- Registration will be confirmed on receipt of the payment.
Benefits of sponsorship (Virtual Conference)
- E-Meet influencers and decision-makers
- Reach out to and engage with new or active prospects
- Generate high quality sales leads
- Increase brand recognition
- Target a captive and engaged audience
- Drive website traffic through social media promotions
- Position your company as the thought-leader in your industry
To know more about available sponsorship slots and fees, please contact:
For sponsorship and speaking opportunities, please contact::
For delegate registrations, please contact:
- In the past decade, Indian airports have witnessed fast paced growth in traffic. Traffic has almost grown three times the GDP. The burgeoning numbers have opened up a vista of opportunities in the sector.
- However, the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the sector. The complete suspension of travel adversely impacted the revenue streams of airports. While the Airports Authority of India (AAI) deferred the payment schedules, private operators sought relief in the form of moratoriums on debt obligations and waivers on the payable revenue share.
- The AAI reported a reduction in revenue from about Rs 29 billion during April-June 2019 to Rs 2.3 billion during April-June 2020. Overall, traffic volumes declined by about 75 per cent from about 1.27 million during April-September 2019 to 0.3 million during April-September 2020. With the resumption of flights in a calibrated manner, some signs of recovery are visible. Passenger traffic has increased from about 95,000 in May 2020 to 240,000 in September 2020.
- Airport privatisation is one area that continued to gain steam even amidst the disruption caused by the pandemic. The first round of privatisation of Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru airports has been completed. Under the government’s stimulus package, six airports have been identified for the second-round bidding for operations and maintenance on a PPP basis. An additional investment by private players in 12 airports in the first and second rounds is expected to bring in around Rs 130 billion. Another six airports will be put out for the third round of bidding.
- While the existing airports are currently operating far below their capacity, the government is going ahead with its plan to operationalise 100 additional airports by 2023-24. The report of the Taskforce on National Infrastructure Pipeline FY 2020-2025 has identified airport projects worth Rs 1.43 trillion, highlighting plenty of investment opportunities.
- The Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) continues to play a major role in adding new airports and routes to the aviation landscape. As of October 2020, 50 unserved and underserved airports with 285 routes have been added under UDAN.
- In addition, greenfield airport projects at Navi Mumbai, Jewar, Mopa, Purandar, Bhogapuram and Dholera have made significant headway despite disruptions on account of Covid-19. Besides, new capacity has been created with the commissioning of the Kannur, Durgapur, Shirdi, Pakyong and Kalaburagi airports.
- Meanwhile, capacity utilisation is being improved through automation and deployment of new technology-enabled solutions at airports. Digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra” and upgraded versions of the AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app are some of the noteworthy initiatives in this area.
- The Covid-19 outbreak has also brought the concept of physical distancing to the forefront. For most airports, technology solutions sand innovative equipment have come to the rescue. Contactless plane boarding procedures are already being followed. This has highlighted the urgent need to deploy automated video surveillance systems and crowd management solutions
- The mission of this conference is to highlight the recent trends and developments, analyse the impact of Covid-19 on projects, investments and operations, identify the upcoming and new opportunities, and deliberate upon the potential solutions and future strategies for the revival of the sector. The conference will also showcase the most noteworthy projects and promising technologiesin the current times.
TRENDS, COVID-19 IMPACT, OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTLOOK
- What have been the emerging trends in the sector?
- What has been the overall impact of Covid-19?
- What are the key areas of concern? What are the expectations from the government?
- What is the future outlook for the sector?
GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE: PROGRESS AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE
- What is the government’s vision for airport development?
- What are the key recent initiatives? What has been the progress so far?
- What are the key challenges? What are the expectations from the industry?
AAI’S PROGRESS, INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES
- What have been the recent initiatives taken by AAI during Covid-19?
- What has been the overall progress under brownfield and greenfield airport projects?
- What are AAI’s plans to enhance airport capacity in the future?
- What are the key issues and challenges? What strategies are being followed to address these challenges?
AIRPORT PRIVATISATION: EXPERIENCE, CONCERNS AND POTENTIAL
- What has been the experience so far?
- What are the key lessons learnt?
- What are the future plans and targets?
DEVELOPER PERSPECTIVE: FUTURE STRATEGIES AND THE WAY FORWARD
- What has been the experience so far? What has been the impact of Covid-19 on projects and investment plans?
- What are the key issues impeding faster development of the sector?
- How should the government address these issues and what specific measures should it take?
- What are the suggestions/recommendations for the development of airports in a post Covid-19 world?
OPERATOR VIEWPOINT: KEY CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS IN THE CURRENT TIMES
- What has been the experience in terms of airport operations during Covid-19?
- What are the key strategies and steps being adopted to ensure ease of operations going forward?
- What are the key issues and challenges?
ECONOMIC REGULATIONS AT AIRPORTS
- How has the regulatory regime evolved over time?
- What have been the key challenges with tariff determination for major airports?
- What will be the likely impact of the AERA (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on tariffs for major airports?
UPDATE ON REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY SCHEME
- What has been the progress under RCS?
- What are the key issues and challenges? What are the lessons learnt?
- What are the future plans and targets?
FOCUS ON CARGO HANDLING INFRASTRUCTURE
- What are the key cargo-related initiatives being taken at Indian airports?
- What are the key initiatives being taken by AAICLAS?
- What is the outlook? What are the future opportunities?
- What is the current stance of investors? How has been their experience so far?
- What has been the impact of Covid-19 on asset valuation and project viability?
- What is the level of investors’ interest in brownfield airport assets?
- What are the biggest concerns? What are the lessons learnt?
TOWARDS FUTURE READY AIRPORTS: FOCUS ON DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
- What are the emerging requirements for the design and construction of futureready airports?
- What have been the new advancements? What are the new techniques and technologies being used to drive construction efficiency?
- What are the global best practices?
CROWD MANAGEMENT, SMART SECURITY AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AT AIRPORTS
- What are the new and emerging surveillance requirements in the current scenario?
- What are the existing systems and technologies deployed for surveillance and monitoring? What is the scope of retrofitment of these systems?
- What are the new and advanced technologies being offered by vendors for surveillance and crowd monitoring with minimum human interference?
LEVERAGING NON-AERONAUTICAL REVENUES POST COVID-19
- What has been the experience so far with regard to revenue maximisation from non-aeronautical sources?
- What are the kinds of non-aeronautical revenue sources being looked at in light of Covid-19? What is the future potential for commercial/retail/city-side development at airports?
- What are the key issues and concerns?
SPOTLIGHT ON AIR NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES
- What have been the recent advancements in CNS/ANS services at airports?
- What can the industry expect from the GAGAN project? What are the timelines?
- What are the key initiatives that can be expected in the next few years?
FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: NEW MATERIALS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRACTICES
- What have been the recent advancements with regard to the use of sustainable materials in airport development?
- What are the noteworthy energy efficiency initiatives being taken at airports?
- What are the key initiatives being taken to increase the use of renewable energy?
- What are the key issues and challenges?
ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PASSENGER FACILITATION AND AIRPORT OPERATIONS
- What are the recent advancements in terms of technology being deployed?
- What are the new industry offerings?
- What can be learnt from the global experience?
This session will cover key technologies being deployed in the following segments:
– Terminal construction and installations
– Ground support equipment and services
– Technical systems and services (airside)
– Airfield construction and installations
– Architectural and interior design and information design
– Infrastructure management
– End-to-end baggage tracking/passenger management
For speaking opportunities, please contact:
The conference is targeted at:
- Existing airport operators
- Developers and contractors
- Renewable energy companies
- Safety, security and surveillance companies
- Airport service providers
- Financial institutions
- New/Potential airport operators
- Lighting companies
- Engineering and construction firms
- Communication solution providers
- Management consultants and market analysts
- Equipment manufacturers
- Policymakers and regulators
- Legal firms
- Architecture and design consultants
- Cargo and MRO service providers
- Construction material manufacturers
- Aviation fuel sellers
- IT solution providers and technology providers (cement, steel, etc.)