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Bangalore: Indo-French Defence & Aerospace Seminar [IV Edition]

IFCCI in Bangalore organised the fourth consecutive edition of the Indo-French Defence & Aerospace Seminar on Friday, the 18th October 2019 at The Novotel Techpark, Bangalore

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The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) in Bangalore organised the fourth consecutive edition of the Indo-French Defence & Aerospace Seminar on Friday, the 18th October 2019 at The Novotel Techpark, Bangalore.

The event commenced with a brief introduction by Ms. Payal S Kanwar, Director General – IFCCI and a special address by our Chief Guest, Dr. Prahlada Ramarao, an Indian missile scientist, former vice chancellor of DIAT and a former director of DRDL, the largest of the DRDO laboratories in India and a Padma Shri recipient for his contributions to the Indian space programme.

The first panel discussed the eco-system along with the challenges and opportunities in India and collaborations between India and France in the D&A sectors with experts such as:

  • Mr. Pierre Dickeli, CEO, Safran India
  • Mr. Naresh Palta, CEO – Aerospace & Aviation, Maini Group
  • Mr. Venkataramana Mantha, CEO, Expleo Technologies India
  • Mr. Nikhil Mallavarapu, President – EMS, Centum Electronics Ltd

This was succeeded with a talk by Mr. Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, Vice President – IFCCI Delhi, Chairman – IFCCI Defence & Aerospace Committee and VP and Country Director - Thales India, presented the committee and an overview of the Defence & Aerospace industries in India. 

The second panel followed suit with discussions on India’s MRO capabilities; importance of skill and education vis-à-vis current state and future of job opportunities and innovations in the aerospace & defence sectors with industry veterans:

  • Mr. Luigi Celmi, CEO, Lufthansa Technik Services India
  • Mr. Peter Immanuel, CEO, BridgeNow Academy by P3-Group
  • Mr. Hemanth DP, CEO, Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Ltd 
  • Mr. Venkataramana Mantha, CEO, Expleo Technologies India

Both the panels were moderated by Mr. Rajiv Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan & Co.

IFCCI thanks Khaitan & Co, Expleo Technologies India and Novotel Techpark for their partnership and support in helping make this event a grand success. 

The event was highly appreciated and saw an active participation from more than 150 senior delegates from the Indo-French business community.

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