Aviation Summit

New Partnerships, New Horizons for U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation


Schedule subject to change. Check back for updates. Confirmed speakers listed. All sessions will be held at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown.

Monday, June 24

2 p.m.

Summit Registration (Westin Washington, DC Downtown)

6-6:45  p.m.

Bus departure from Westin to Kennedy Center
Hotel Front Drive

7 p.m. Official Summit Dinner at Kennedy Center Roof Terrace
Bar sponsored by Rapiscan


Tuesday, June 25

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summit registration
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
Sponsored by Leidos
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

9-10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote Remarks
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

Moderator: Ms. Verinda Fike 
Regional Director, Indo-Pacific
U.S. Trade and Development Agency 

Speakers:  The Honorable Enoh T. Ebong 
U.S. Trade and Development Agency 

  Signing ceremony of aviation projects in India and release of aviation project report. 

10:15-10:20 a.m. Keynote Address
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

10:20-10:50 a.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

10:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m. General Session I: Future of Aviation
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Potomac Ballroom Salon 1
Sponsored by Smiths Detection

1:15-1:45 p.m.  Keynote Address

1:45-2 p.m.  Transition Break

2-3 p.m. General Session II - Exploring Aviation Growth in India

3-3:10 p.m. USTDA Update

3:10-3:20 p.m. Transition Break

3:20-4:20 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions I


A. Green Aviation
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1


The Honorable Carol A. (Annie) Petsonk 
Assistant Secretary, Aviation and International Affairs
U.S. Department of Transportation 


B. Aviation Security Technology and Risk Assessment
Meeting Room 10-11


Dr. Philo Daniel
Global Aviation and Urban Security Business Lead
Smiths Detection

Speakers:  Mr. Dan Strellis
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering

  Ms. Lauren Presley 
Product Development Director
4:20-5:30 p.m.

Networking Break with Exhibitors (Those awaiting one-on-one meetings will be able to continue networking in the foyer while meetings are underway.)
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by Veoci and D.S. Brown

4:30-5:30 p.m. One-on-one business development meetings
(Official delegate entities, plus non-U.S. airlines and airports each will have a table.)
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

6-7 p.m.

Official Summit Reception
Magnolia Ballroom
Sponsored by The Boeing Company


Wednesday, June 26

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Summit Registration
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

8-9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
Sponsored by L3Harris
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

9-9:15 a.m. Summary of Summit Day One Highlights
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1
  Ms. Mehnaz Ansari 
Senior Regional Representative - South Asia
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
 9:15-10:30 a.m. General Session III - Developing Regional Aviation in South Asia Beyond India (Network, Infrastructure, Security and Capacity Building)
Speakers:   Mr. Jared Harckham
 Vice President and Managing Director, Aviation

Mr. Jim Eck 
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Mission Network

10:30-10:50 a.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

10:50-11:50 a.m. General Session IV - Enabling Women Leaders in Aviation
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

11:50 a.m.-12 p.m. Transition Break

12-1 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II
  A. Optimizing Air Cargo Operations, Logistics, and Infrastructure
Meeting Room 10-11
Speakers:  Mr. Sundresh Sarup
Managing Director
Logistics Plus India Pvt Ltd

  B. Digital Trends and Transformations for Aviation Development (Cyberthreats and Security Systems)
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1
   C. Expanding General Aviation/Business Aviation in the South Asia Region 
 Meeting Room 12-13
Moderator:   General Aviation Manufacturers Association (speaker TBD)

1-2:15 p.m. Luncheon with Topic Tables
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

2:15-2:30 p.m. Transition Break

2:30-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions III
  A. Aviation System Expansion (eVTOL/AAM/UAM/C-UAS)
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1
Speakers:  Joby Aviation (speaker TBD)
  B. Developing Advanced Integrated MRO Systems 
Meeting Room 10-11

  C. Financing and Leasing of Aircraft, Public Procurement
Meeting Room 12-13

3:30-4 p.m.

Networking Break with Exhibitors
Potomac Ballroom Foyer

4-4:30 p.m. Summary of Key Takeaways Featuring Read-Outs from Concurrent Session Leaders
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1
Facilitator:   Ms. Alissa Lee-Barden
 Senior Indo-Pacific Manager, Aviation and Agribusiness
 U.S. Trade and Development Agency

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Potomac Ballroom Salon 1

  U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TBD)
  Ministry of Civil Aviation (TBD)

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