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Chartering New Trajectories for Growth of Air Trade between India & UK

Friday, 5 February 2021, 1630 hrs IST / 1100 hrs GMT

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About Event

Air cargo industry currently functions and contributes to the Indian and the UK economy, both directly and indirectly. Trends in the industry itself and in the industries that influence performance of the sector influence a view on the future prospects for the industry and its position within the global air cargo market. UK’s trade transported by air with India is among the highest. While Air freight accounts for under 1% of trade in top ten non-EU trading partners, India’s share of air trade with the UK stands at 1.5%. 

Multi Modal transhipment from the UK could service air freight to destinations across Europe and USA. The future of India-UK air trade holds vast potential as both countries advance towards an Enhanced Trade Partnership which the two governments are actively discussing.

Join us in the webinar for a discussion with senior stakeholders from the UK airlines and domestic airports will participate, discuss opportunities, share views and formulate strategies to drive the air cargo trade between India and the UK.

Focus areas of the webinar:

  • The UK as the hub for India's Exports and Source of Imports
  • Importance of freighters in augmenting the growth of air trade
  • Bolstering growth of local, seasonal and fresh produce supply via air trade
  • Recognising industries and sectors with most potential for exports
  • Identifying areas of untapped potential to boost air trade ties
  • Exploring the feasibility of an Indo-UK air bridge for seamless cargo movement
  • Collaborations between India & the UK to explore vaccine-related opportunities



  • Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Deputy High Commissioner for Bengaluru
  • Keku Bomi Gazdar, CEO – AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services
  • Nirbhik Narang, Executive Director (Cargo)- Air India 
  • Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer – Bangalore International Airport
  • Pradeep Panicker – CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport 
  • Rob Wiemerink, RCM Asia Pacific, India & Middle East – IAG Cargo
  • Pranav Malik, Head EXIM Operations – Field Fresh Foods
  • Session Moderated by Satish Lakkaraju, Chief Commercial Officer, Agility Logistics


Event details:

Date: Friday, 5 February 2021

Time: 1100 hrs to 1230 hrs GMT / 1630 hrs to 1800 hrs IST


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