‘Wings India 2018’ gets underway with ‘India-Global Aviation Hub’ as theme

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, March 9, 2018

The four-day biennial event ‘Wings India 2018’ began here yesterday with ‘India-Global Aviation Hub’ as the theme.
Jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India and FICCI, Wings India 2018 is a platform for interactions, forging alliances, investments and air connectivity between the States and the global aviation players & stakeholders, an official press release said.
The event was attended by senior ministers of Telangana Government and senior officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation, DGCA, AAI and representatives from FICCI.
Speaking at the inauguration, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said the Government was committed to connecting the cities and towns to increase regional connectivity. The oil prices needed to remain soft, below $80 a barrel, for the sector to grow at a CAGR of 15% for the next 20 years, he said.
The event will witness the presence of 125 exhibitors and 35 CEOs. It will also see representation from 10 countries. Besides the conference and exhibition, Roundtables on Tourism, Cargo and Logistics and Skills and G2B and B2B meetings are scheduled.
More than 300 B2B meetings are scheduled during the event. The conference will focus on fostering partnership to transform Indian aviation and the role of a conducive regulatory framework to facilitate the growth of civil aviation market.
Coinciding with the event, FICCI is set to launch its maiden edition of ‘Wings India Awards’ for Excellence in the aviation sector. The awards will be conferred upon the aviation-related companies, institutions and organizations in 14 categories.
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