IIM Bangalore and Toulouse Business School, France to host International Conference on the Future of Aviation and Aerospace 2024

Bengaluru April 17th, 2024: The Executive Education Programmes (EEP) Office at IIM Bangalore, in collaboration with Toulouse Business School, France (TBS), is organising “International Conference on the Future of Aviation and Aerospace 2024 (FOAA 2024)” on 20th April 2024, from 9 am to 6 pm, at Taj Bangalore Hotel (opposite KIAL airport).

The conference will facilitate deliberation on themes like, “The Impact of Macroeconomic Environment on Aviation and Aerospace”; “The Future of Global and Local Aviation Market”; “Drone Sector – Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward”; “Application of AI, ML and Big Data for Airline Operations”, “Maintenance and Customer Service”; “MRO – The Opportunities and Challenges”; “Managing Talent in the Aviation Industry, and Cyber Security, AI” and “Analytics in Aviation Industry”.

This edition will include keynote speakers as well as panel discussions anchored by C-suite executives from Aviation and Aerospace companies, and faculty of IIM Bangalore. The senior management representatives from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aviation hardware and software companies, Indian Air Force, HAL, DRDO, and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be present during the conference.

The conference will feature industry stalwarts and top academicians as speakers. They include: Prof. Jean-François VERDIE, Associate Dean – Executive Education, TBS; Pieter Elbers, CEO, Indigo; Ashish Saraf, VP & Country Director, Thales; Amber Dubey, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company; Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce; Prof. Christophe Benaroya, Head – MSc Program in Aerospace Management, TBS; D Anand Bhaskar, MD and CEO, Air Works; Vishak Raman, Vice President – Sales, Fortinet; Kapil Kaul, CEO & Director, CAPA India; Sajit T C, CHRO, BIAL; Suraj Chettri, VP & Head of Human Resources, Airbus; Sukhjit S Pasricha, Group CHRO, Indigo; Srinivasan Dwarakanath, Former CEO & MD, Airbus India Operations; Prof. Laurent Besson, Academic Director – GEMBA, TBS, and Dr. Ghislaine SANCHEZ-MARTIN, Senior Advisor – Aviation Development, TBS.

The speakers from IIM Bangalore include: Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore; Prof. G Shainesh (Conference Chair), Chairperson, Initiatives on Consumer Insights and faculty of the Marketing area of IIMB; Prof. S Raghunath (Conference Chair), former faculty of IIMB, and Prof. Chetan Subramanian, RBI Chair Professor in Economics and faculty of the Economics area of IIMB.

The EEP Office at IIMB, in partnership with TBS, has been offering the General Management Programme on Aviation and Aerospace since 2015. As part of this collaboration, IIMB and TBS jointly host the ‘International Conference on the Future of Aviation and Aerospace’ as an annual event that brings together industry experts, researchers, scholars and policymakers to deepen the understanding of the current state and future of the sector.

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