Dr. Nikhil Kilpady
Director Airports & Airlines
Nikhil comes with over 20 years of experience in commercial aviation and travel industry. For 10 years he has held leadership roles in international aviation/airlines across South Asia and the Middle East region.
He has led & managed the Station Start-up of Maldives flight operations for Cathay Pacific. He has headed local Airport Operations, Planning, Commercial, Cargo, Finance & Marketing functions during the start-up process. He is an active voting member in the IATA Gulf (APJC & LCAG) panel meetings to discuss financial, distribution & commercial matters in the Middle East market.
He just recently received his Doctor of Business Administration degree (PhD) from SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich (UAE campus).
14 November 2023 | 14:20 - 15:00 | Panel: Achieving SAF growth through investment & financing
The success of commercial use of SAF relies heavily on investments stimulating demand in the market. This session will identify the resources fueling sustainable aviation for the long haul and how governments can Implement policies that de-risk investments and promote collaboration and investment into the entire SAF value chain.
16 November 2023 | 13:45 - 14:25 | Panel: Preparing for the passengers of tomorrow: Leveraging commercial and business aviation synergies for growth
This session will explore the latest developments in intermodal connectivity, airport hubs, shared facilities and eVTOLs. Also highlighting the insurance & legal considerations of operating in a crowded airspace and how we can prepare for the new safety risks and legal considerations to protect the passengers.