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BBC World News Presenter to Anchor again at AIR CARGO INDIA 2010

He captivated the audience at the conference and the social networking sessions at Air Cargo India in 2008. Mr. Aaron Heslehurst is to make his presence felt at the 3rd edition of the event, AIR CARGO INDIA 2010 at Mumbai scheduled from February 2-4, 2010.

Commenting on the previous event, especially on Mr.Heslehurst, Mr. Ram Menen, Divisional Sr.Vice President (Cargo), Emirates Airlines said, “I was impressed with the level of participation from overseas delegates. Having had Aaron Heslehurst to moderate was a great idea -- he did bring in a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the conference. It’s good to see the ACI growing in stature, I am sure you will need a much larger venue for your next one

As for Mr.Heslehurst, he is a regular moderator and speaker at the IATA AGMs, World Route Development Forums and several other aviation events around the world. After his debut in the international cargo event through AIR CARGO INDIA 2008, Aaron now moderates and speaks at the annual IATA World Cargo Symposium. He continues his work as a presenter on both BBC’s global news as well as the UK’s number one BBC news channel. He is also part of the presenter family on the acclaimed BBC Breakfast program. Very much in keeping with Aaron’s own personal interest in travel and aviation, he continues covering those global industries for the business travel program FAST: TRACK and has interviewed the heads from most of the world’s major airlines. In terms of the global economy, Aaron has interviewed some of the world's biggest corporate leaders and leaders, from the World Bank, the IMF, the European Union and the World Trade Organisation.

This event takes place, this time at a bigger venue, in the background of the steady recovery that the Air Cargo industry is making from the world economic downturn of 2008. despite the economic downturn, the response has been very good with 90% of the space having been booked with three months remaining for the event. The theme of the conference is ‘Air Cargo in 2010-,The Beginning of the Recovery” reflecting the present scenario in the industry. In fact this event may signal the beginning of the recovery in the air cargo industry. It is apt that this event takes place in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, which by its prudent fiscal planning has succeeded in weathering the storm of the economic downturn. According to the Indian Planning Commission, India’s air cargo movements would grow at over a CAGR of 11.5% from 2007-08 to 2011-12.

About the Organizer: STAT TIMES is an international multi-modal transport trade magazine, specializing in Air Cargo enjoying a world wide circulation of more than 42,000 amongst the high profile leaders of the industry. It has been engaged in the dissemination of information in the field of the Air Cargo industry since its inception in 1986.


STAT TIMES is a multimodal transport media specializing in Air Cargo. Enjoying a readership amongst the leaders of the air cargo industry worldwide, it has started organizing this international event with an objective of providing a platform for trade discussion for tapping the immense opportunities available in India. The first two editions in 2006& 2008 respectively attracted worldwide participation and opened up vistas of opportunities for many. AIR CARGO INDIA 2008 registered 52 exhibitors and 238 delegates from 27 countries. Over 1800 trade visitors attended the exhibition The 3rd edition, AIR CARGO INDIA 2010 is scheduled for FEBRUARY 2-4, 2010. In spite of the economic crisis, this event has received tremendous response with 90% of the space already blocked

For information on Air Cargo India 2008, please contact Priyo Patra, Director- Events, at

Tel: +91 22 2757 0550 / 2757 5055
Fax: +91 22 2757 2382/ 2756 2202
59 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2AQ
Telephone: +44 (0)161 408 0542
Fax: +44 (0)870 432 1732

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