The Indo‐American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Aerospace & Defense Forum organized the Aerospace Conclave – ‘Expectations & Opportunities in the Aerospace Sector’ on 8th June’2012 during the 2nd Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2012 at The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore. The program was attended by leading members of the Aerospace fraternity from Bangalore and India.
Mr. Vasanth Kini Chairman Aerospace & Defense Forum and National Executive Council Member opened the session and Mr. V Srinivasan Chairman IACC Karnataka welcomed the distinguished audience with his remarks. Mr. Donald Lu Deputy Chief of Mission US Embassy in India delivered the keynote.Presentations from Dr. Bala Bharadvaj, Managing Director‐Boeing Research & Technology India, Mr. B. Subramanya Bhat, Asia Supply Chain Manager‐ Moog, and Mr. Bejoy George, CEO‐ Axis Aerospace & Technologies.
Mr. Donald Lu while addressing the audience said that said that the most significant request from Indian Defense Establishment was for greater technological transfer between the two countries. Mr. Lu further said that, “Indian and US companies are working together to produce high‐class products, as an example, Mr. Lu pointed out the new Tata‐Lockheed‐Martin Factory at Hyderabad, which is focusing to build tail sections for all future batches of C‐130 Hercules military transport aircraft, using US technology and Indian skilled workers. Similar ventures could create new employment and economic opportunities in both the countries. The Boeing Research and Technology Centre in Bangalore is developing cutting‐ edge technology for the global market”. Ms. Jennifer McIntyre Consul General Chennai was also present.
Dr. Bala Bharadvaj, Managing Director Boeing Research and Technology India spoke about the “Role of Technology in Aerospace”. Mr. B. Subramanya Bhat, Asia Supply Chain Manager, Moog India Technology briefed about the “Experiences of Aerospace Supplier Management, expectations of Tier 1 companies and where Indian Companies stand”. Mr. Bejoy George, CEO, Axis Aerospace & Technologies shared his approach for “Sustainable Aerospace Offshore Outsourcing”. All 3 topics were linked and appreciated.
The program was followed by Q & A session, which was wrapped and moderated by Mr. Vasanth Kini, Chairman of IACC’s Indo‐US Aerospace Forum. Mr. V Srinivasan Chairman IACC Karnataka delivered the Vote of Thanks and requested the audience to visit IACC pavilion at the concurrent GIM Expo on site.