Aero India 2019: IIM Bangalore host International Conference in collaboration with Toulouse Business School, France


In collaboration with Toulouse Business school (TBS), France, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore or IIMB hosted the international conference on Future of Aviation and Aerospace 2019, on Saturday. The conference was happened in the presence of industry experts and aerospace management professionals.

IIM Bangalore organized this event for the second consecutive year. The Aviation event saw the participation of aviation experts across the world, executives from major airline companies, alumni of the General Management programme for Aerospace executives (GMAE) at IIMB ad=nd the present batch of students of the programme.

Ajay Mehra, Bombardier- Commercial Aircraft; Professor Francois Bonvalet, Dean – TBS France; Dr Raghunath S, Professor from the Strategy area GMAE Director at IIMB and Conference Chair, and Dr. Christophe Benaroya, from TBS France inaugurated the programme.

IIMB Director Professor G Raghuram, sent a video message at the inauguration. In the video message he highlighted the need to study the aviation value chain.

He said, “We need to encourage the startups, and the right talent to bring in expertise to the aviation centre.”

“Along with protectionism, we face a key issue with manufacturing while there are large opportunities out there. We need to build on long-term institutional structures that will be implemented to address the cost issues in the sector, “said Bombardier-Commercial Aircraft Ajay Mehra.

“We have signed a successful partnership with IIMB, which has already witnessed 4 cohorts in the GMAE programme, forming a strong alumni network. Through this program, we have successfully been able to cater to the skills that the industry requires, placing our students across leading players such as Etihad Airways, Jet Airways etc, “said Professor Francois Bonvalet, Dean – TBS France.

Professor S. Raghunath observed that through their management education programme the relationship between IIMB and TBS has contributed to professionalizing management talent in Indian aerospace and commercial aviation sector.


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