The Indian Aerospace Industry is going through an interesting phase with `Make in India' initiative goading entrepreneurs to innovate and produce for India, finally graduating to exports. IAF is expected to spend $150 billion on aircraft and Aero Engines over the next 15 years, growing at an annual rate of 10-15%. Of the USD 100 bn projected expenditure on defence equipment in the next 5-10 years, USD 20 bn is likely to be reserved for military aircraft alone. Global majors are making a beeline to get a share of the pie, a trend evident from the huge response to the Request for Information (RFI), floated for fighter aircrafts. Same applies to large helicopter procurements planned for other Services. The Defence Industrial Corridors that will shape the overall defence eco-system would have aerospace entities as major residents. It is in our interest that Indian entities, including MSMEs, cash-in on the resultant offsets accruing from the contracts.
In order to accelerate the` Make in India’ movement, feedback from the industry would be vital. Towards this, the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS)along with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM)/ Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian Air Force (IAF) will be organizing ‘The 13thInternational Conference on Energising Indian Aerospace Industry: Mapping the Change’, on 05-06 September 2018. The conference, would bring together Government officials, serving Armed Forces officers, captains of industry (both Indian and foreign), MSMEs, academia and the users to discuss action points that could assist policymakers and stakeholders including the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Defence, National Security Council, Dept of MSMEs et al.
The themes of various sessions of the Conference will be as under:-
(a) Session I: Capital Procurements (with a special session with the Deputy Chief of Air Staff who looks after IAF’s capital acquisitions).
(b) Session II: Make in India Initiative: Where do we stand?
(c) Session III: Make in India: Opportunities in Repair & Overhaul (with a special session with the Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance who looks after IAF’s maintenance and revenue budget).
(d) Session IV: Defence Industrial Corridors (outreach by State Governments who have set up these special zones).
(e) Session V: Expectations from the Government (with a special address by Joint Secretary (DIP) in Dept of Defence Production).
(f) Session VI: MSMEs: The Real Movers of Aerospace Industry.
(g) Session VII: Panel Discussion with captains of major aerospace industries.
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INR 9,000 /- per delegate for SIDM/ CII SME Member
INR 11,000/- per delegate for SIDM/ CI Large Scale Members
INR 8,000/- per participant for 2 or more nominations- (SIDM/ CII Member)
INR 12,000/- per delegate for Non- Members
USD 500 per delegate for companies not registered in India
The fee mentioned above is inclusive of tax.