AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 to address concerns and challenges of automobile industry

Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The three-day AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 conference will host an exclusive Air Shipper Forum on Automotive to track the trends and address the concerns shaping the automobile industry. Topics relevant to industry stakeholders will be discussed in great detail at AIR CARGO INDIA 2020, to be held from 25 to 27 February 2020 at Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), in fiscal 2018-2019, over 4.6 million units of vehicles (passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle) have been exported. This is a rise from the nearly 4 million units exported in the previous fiscal.

While the automobile industry in India is currently facing a slowdown, it is an apt time for retrospection of business ideas and policies so as to rev up the profits in the future.

The Air Shipper Forum on Automotive is supported by Frankfurt Airport and will be held on Day 2 (26 February).
Commenting on coming onboard as a supporting partner for the Forum, Max Conrady, senior vice president for cargo, Fraport said: “India is an extremely important cargo market for us, especially when it comes to the automotive sector. We attach great importance to further develop our partnership with India. Therefore, we are very pleased that Air India provides a new flight connection between Mumbai and Frankfurt since 2018 and we are looking to a possible frequency increase in 2020. AIR CARGO INDIA is a considerable event for us, not only to establish and strengthen trade contacts but also to encourage the exchange with major representatives of the Indian air cargo sector.”

Apart from the Forum on Automotive, AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 will also give delegates a chance to engage in discussions on forums in other sectors including Perishables, Pharma and eCommerce.

For Conrady, the conference offers versatile benefits. “Of course, our focus is on the automotive sector, but temperature controlled shipments play an important role, too. Frankfurt is Europe’s leading pharma hub and we are seeing a strong growth in the Indian pharma sector over the last few years. We are convinced that there will be a strong focus on the Indian pharma sector in the next years.”

Frankfurt Airport views the Forums as one providing opportunities for future cooperation and growth which will benefit both ends of the trade lane – India and Germany.

The growth in exports coupled with concrete initiatives by the Government of India and the major automobile players in the Indian market are set to cement India’s position as a leader in the two-wheeler and four-wheeler market in the world by 2020. AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 will tap into this optimism to pave the way for leaders to meet and deliberate on the overall growth of the industry.

“The Air Shipper Forum is a great opportunity for us not only to present the strengths of our airport as Europe’s leading cargo hub, but also to establish important business contacts, strengthen partnerships and learn more about the latest developments and trends of the Indian cargo sector,” concludes Conrady.

The last edition of AIR CARGO INDIA witnessed participation from 2,354 visitors, 74 exhibitors and 478 delegates. The 2020 edition is expected to be bigger and better in terms of networking opportunities and knowledge exchange.
AIR CARGO INDIA has onboard Zeal Global Group as the Platinum Sponsor, GMR Cargo as the Gold Partner, Atlas Air as the Exhibitor Lanyard Partner, Skyways Group as the Visitor Lanyard Partner, CargoFlash as the Delegate Bag sponsor and Cathay Pacific Cargo as the sponsor for Cafeteria & Visitor Bags. IBS Software and Unisys have come onboard as Track Sponsors.