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PHD Aviation Summit-2016
“Indian Civil Aviation -Benefits beyond Borders”
February 18th, 2016; PHD House, New Delhi
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9.30 a.m On First Come First Serve Basis

Dear Sir / Madam,

Greetings from PHD Chamber!!

It is our pleasure to share that PHD Chamber of Commerce is organizing its secondPHD Aviation Summit-2016 -“Indian Civil Aviation -Benefits beyond Borders” on February 18th, 2016 at PHD House, New Delhito provide a mega platform for both Indian and global players to tap the immense opportunities arising in the fast growing Indian aviation market and for Indian players to interface with their global counterparts for sustainable business prospects.

Mr. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati ,Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation , Ministry of Civil Aviation will be the Chief Guest Mr. Rajiv Nayan Choubey, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation , H.E. Ambassador of Turkey and other diplomats shall be gracing the occasion, along with many other bureaucrats, Industry experts , captains of the industry , HNI, and many more stakeholders from the sector and allied industries and the end users (related industries) will be joining us and addressing the deliberations.

The programme has been tailored to foster solution based discussions among all States and Aviation stakeholders (Passenger –SOP & NSOP & Cargo), including airports, airlines, regulators, investors, Airport Infrastructure companies, Air Charter Companies, HNI, Cargo Industry, End users, Tourism Industry and other related National & International Industry stakeholders. The Convention will address business-critical issues and solutions for furthering Interstate (Regional & Remote ) Connectivity, Capacity building in Airport for both-Passenger & Cargo, new regulations and policies, latest developments, while providing innovative thinking for future developments in this sector.

The full day programme ending with fellowship cocktails also provides ample opportunities and a global platform to Partner and Showcase game-changing technologies/ trends / products/services in all avenues of this sector to the relevant decision makers and stakeholders and media coverage to further enhance your brand value.

We cordially invite you to be an eminent part of the Summit and look forward to welcome you on the occasion.

Best Regards

Bhavna Singh
Deputy Secretary
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry
PHD House,4/2 Siri Institutional Area
August Kranti Marg
New Delhi-110016
Phone No# 011-26863801-04, 49545454,Extn-236
Fax # 011-26855450,49545451
Mobile # 9811027759

PHD Aviation Summit-2016

Aviation Industry –one of the fast evolving Industries worldwide, is a vital part of the increasingly globalized world economy, facilitating and powering the growth of International Trade, Global Economic Growth, Tourism, International Investments, Employment, Trade Links and support for sustainable development while simultaneously connecting people across continents. The Industry other than linking communities and businesses with the world — is also an important employer and catalyst to skill development in their own right, while simultaneously being essential to social interaction and cultural exchange.

India’s Aviation Industry is also rapidly evolving and is currently all set to make a structural turnaround.India’s changed international image, an improving economic environment, and recent initiatives by the Government of India for this sector, is giving a positive feel that India’s aviation is coming of age. With increased Passenger and Air Cargo Traffic and Tourist inflow projections for the future, investments in new airport capacity augmentation-Pan India, along with more efficient usage of existing capacity has become critical in order for the transport industry to meet this future growth demand in a sustainable way.

The PHD Civil Aviation Summit-2016- “Indian Civil Aviation -Benefits beyond Borders” aims to provide a mega platform for both Indian and global players to tap the immense opportunities arising in the fast growing Indian aviation market and for Indian players to interface with their global counterparts and concerned officials , for sustainable business prospects.

The programme has been tailored to foster solution based discussions among all Aviation Stakeholders, Airports, Airlines, Regulators, Investors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), MRO Industry, Tourism sector and other related Industry stakeholders and allied industries. The Convention will address business-critical issues and solutions, new regulations and policies, latest developments and issues of General Aviation, while providing innovative thinking for future developments.

Chief Guest

Mr. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation,
Government of India

Guest of Honour

Mr. Rajiv Nayan Choubey, IAS
Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Government of India

“Airlines could be goodwill ambassadors to bring nations
and people together!”
I.       Regional & Remote Connectivity:-Key Drivers & Initiatives:-
·         States Perspective
·         Key Developments – MOCA & Airports Authority of India (AAI)
·         Airlines Perspective -Full Service Carriers & Low Cost Carriers
·         Paperless transactions for Cargo handling – Timeline for implementation
·         Impact on Tourism Growth

II.     Global Best Practices – Practical Solutions:–
·         Airlines Perspective
·         International Aviation Associations
·         Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s)
·         Manufacturers & MRO Industry
·         Aircraft Acquisitions & Fleet Management Companies
·         Other Relevant Stakeholders

III.  General Aviation Key Issues:- National Civil Aviation Policy-NCAP2015
·         The new NCAP2015 -Impact on the Industry
·         Suggestions from the General Aviation Sector
·         Scheduled & Non- Scheduled Operators
·         Impact on the Industry & Tourism

IV.  Cargo Sector: A Future Outlook:
·         International & Domestic Cargo Sector Perspective
·         E- commerce Sector Perspective
·         Scope of Future Business Opportunities

·         Civil Aviation Ministry and State Governments
·         AAI / DGCA and Other Relevant Ministries
·         Ambassadors / Diplomats / International Representations
·         Airlines / Associations / Airport Representatives
·         Scheduled and Non scheduled Air Operators.
·         Service Providers / Developers/ MRO Industry /OEM’s
·         Air Freight Companies /Freight Forwarders, Custom House Agents
·         Express Cargo and Ground Handlers/ Cargo terminal Operators
·         Air Fuel and Other Manufacturing Companies
·         Travel & Tour Companies/Tour Operators /Tourism Boards
·         Travel & Hospitality Industry
·         Legal Firms / Technology experts/ Investment Banks/ Investors
·         Representation from other related stakeholders

·         Latest aviation industry initiatives and trends
·         Latest innovative solutions from prominent industry speakers
·         B2B and professional networking
·         Experiencing the latest in aviation technology
·         Benefit from insights on new policy and regulations
·         Share your views & industry wish list at-State and Central levels
·         Capitalize on the growth opportunities in this booming industry
·         Forming long-term s

Italy creates a UNESCO Emergency Task Force for Culture

Italy creates a UNESCO Emergency Task Force for Culture
Paris, 15 February—UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, will sign an agreement on the establishment of a Task Force of cultural heritage experts in the framework of UNESCO’s global coalition Unite for Heritage on 16 February in Rome.
Under the agreement, UNESCO will be able to ask the Italian Government to make experts of the Task Force available for deployment for the conservation of cultural heritage affected by crises.
The agreement is a landmark in the development of UNESCO’s global coalitionUnite for Heritage, which was launched in June 2015 during the annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn (Germany). UNESCO hopes that other countries will take similar steps to reinforce the international community’s ability to respond to the growing threats facing cultural heritage in different parts of the world.
“The agreement is a major and innovative step in our effort to gain recognition for the importance of cultural heritage in cementing identity, building social cohesion and fostering resilience in times of crisis,” said the Director-General. “We must, therefore, continue pressing for the inclusion of cultural heritage protection in humanitarian and peace efforts,” added Ms Bokova.
“The establishment of a Task Force bringing together cultural heritage experts and the Italian Carabinieri force specialized in the fight against the illicit trafficking in cultural property will enhance our capacity to respond to future emergencies”, the Director-General said.
The establishment of this Task Force by the Italian Government directly implements the Strategy adopted by Member States at UNESCO’s General Conference last November. The Strategy sets out to reinforce UNESCO’s action for the protection of cultural heritage and the promotion of cultural diversity and pluralism. It calls on Member States to Contribute to the Strategy, notably through mechanisms for the rapid deployment of national expertise in emergency situations under UNESCO’s overall coordination.
Member States developed the Strategy in response to the recent large-scale, systematic destruction and looting of cultural sites and attacks on cultural diversity and cultural and religious minorities infringing on their human rights and security. Under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage may be considered a war crime. The reinforcement of UNESCO’s capacity to respond to current challenges builds on existing international legal instruments, notably the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and enhances the scope of their application.

Ishq Forever :addressed by: Lisa Ray

Ishq Forever

To be addressed by:
Lisa Ray (International model and actress- ‘Kasoor’ fame)
Javed Jaffrey
Ruhi Singh (former Miss India- ‘Calendar Girls’ fame)
Krishna Chaturvedi

Time   :  3:30 p.m
Date    : 16th February (Tuesday)
Venue :
 Spice Cinemas, Sec 25-A, Noida

You are requested to send correspondents/photographers/camera crew for the Press Conference.

RHYTHM :Addressed by: Salman Ahmad


Vicky Films cordially invites
You to attend the cover of Press conference and
To share with you the uniqueness of their latest Hindi Film


To be addressed by:
Salman Ahmad (Famous Musician ‘Junoon’ fame)
Adeel Chaudhry (Pakistani actor)
Rinil Routh
Vivek Kumar (Director)

Time   : 2 p.m
Date    : 17th February (Wednesday)
Venue :
 PVR Plaza, Connaught Place


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    FEBRUARY 17th, 2016, Hotel The Oberoi, New Delhi
    On behalf of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, andpartners of the Delhi Dialogue, we are delighted to share that the Eighth edition of Delhi Dialogue is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on 17th February 2016 at Hotel The Oberoi New Delhi.
    Delhi Dialogue is an annual Track 1.5 forum for discussing politico-security and economic issues between ASEAN and India.
    In 2015, there has been renewed focus in India’s Foreign Policy on ASEAN through the Act East Policy and recent visit by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to ASEAN. Formalization of the ASEAN Economic Community by the end of this year and the fact that 2017 marks the completion of 25 years of ASEAN-India relations puts ASEAN in the spotlight of India’s foreign policy.
    Accordingly, the overarching theme of Delhi Dialogue VIII isASEAN-India Relations: A new paradigm.

    Given your presence/business interest/expertise in the region, we invite you to attend the Delhi Dialogue VIII on Feb 17th, 2016.

    Please find enclosed the “Delhi Dialogue Agenda” for your kind reference:

    ·         Feb 17th,  2016 : Inaugural & Business session
    We believe that this edition will see wide participation of stakeholders from the India-ASEAN space and look forward to your confirmation to join us.
    DelhiDialogue VIII
    ASEAN-India Relations: A New Paradigm
    February, 2016
    Business Session: 17th Feb, 2016
    0900 hours
    Venue: The Oberoi Hotel
    1000-1030 hours
    1005-1008 hrs
    1008-1011 hrs
    Inaugural Session
    Welcome Remarks by Dr Jyotsna Suri, Immediate Past President, FICCI
    Remarks by MrSumitMazumder, President, CII
    Remarks by Mr Sunil Kanoria, President, ASSOCHAM
    Keynote Address by Mr Anil Wadhwa, Secretary(East)
    Ministry of External Affairs
    1030-1130 hours
    Session I: Co-Manufacturing: Creating Manufacturing Value Chains
    1130 -1230 hours
    Session II: What do Mega Trade Blocs – RCEP and TPP Mean for ASEAN
    and India?
    1230-1315 hours
    1325-1425 hours
    Session III: Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy for realizing India
    ASEAN Economic Integration
    1430-1530 hours
    Session IV: Promoting Cross Border Trade with ASEAN: Capitalising on
    Comparative Advantage
    1530-1545 hours
    Tea/Coffee break
    1600-1700 hours
    Session V: Start-ups and digitization  the way forward
    1700-1735 hours
    1700-1705 hrs
    Valedictory Session
    Opening Remarks and Report back on session I by Dr Didar Singh,


Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa grow at 252.2% (y-o-y) in January 2016
Ministry of Tourism reports that a total of 88,162 tourists arrived in January 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 25,023 during the month of January, 2015 registering a growth of 252.3%.
The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during January, 2016:
(i) During the month of January, 2016 a total of 88,162 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 25,023 during the month of January, 2015 registering a growth of 252.3%.
(ii) This high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 113 countries as against the earlier coverage of 43 countries.
(iii) The percentage shares of top 10 source countries availing e-Tourist Visa facilities during January, 2016 were as follows:
UK (25.37%), USA (15.17%), Russian Fed. (9.58%), France (6.00%), Australia (5.25%), Germany (4.23%), Canada (4.10%), China (3.96%), Republic of Korea (3.72%) and Ukraine (2.86%).
(iv) The percentage shares of top 10 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during January, 2016 were as follows:
New Delhi Airport (33.18%), Mumbai Airport (20.81%), Goa Airport (19.10%), Chennai Airport (6.95%), Bengaluru Airport (5.35%), Kochi Airport (4.17%), Kolkata Airport (2.99%), Trivandrum Airport (2.29%), Hyderabad Airport (2.13%) and Ahmadabad Airport (1.75%).


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