ACFI’s ‘South India Summit’ at Taj, Bengaluru Airport marks a pivotal success in fostering air cargo growth in the Southern region.
The Air Cargo Forum of India (ACFI) achieved a milestone with its flagship event, the ‘South India Summit,’ held at Taj, Bengaluru Airport on February 2nd, 2024. Themed ‘South India: Connecting Horizons,’ the collaborative effort of ACFI Chapters from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kerala showcased a unified approach to enhancing the air cargo ecosystem in the Southern states.
Distinguished guests, including Chief Guest Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, and Guests of Honour Kajal Singh, IRS, Bhaskar Anand Rao, and Pradeep Panicker, graced the occasion. With over 150 industry delegates and media professionals, the summit provided a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.
Keynote speaker Dhruv Lal, Partner at BCG, emphasised India’s trajectory to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2030. Dr. Rajneesh highlighted the potential of the Southern states for global air cargo transport, particularly in perishables.
Strategic sessions, led by industry figures like Manish Agnihothri and Reshma Zaheer, delved into connecting supply chain horizons and identifying trends. A fireside session led by ACFI President Yashpal Sharma and Vice President Sanjiv Edward underscored South India’s pivotal role in driving the air cargo industry’s growth.
The summit’s significant representation from ACFI Governing Board Members and regional leaders emphasised a commitment to addressing regional challenges, fostering collaboration, and driving sustainable growth in the air cargo and aviation sectors within the Southern region of India.