INDIA: BBC presenter to anchor Air Cargo India 2008

Aaron Heslehurst, the BBC World Business news presenter will be anchoring Air Cargo India 2008, the 2nd biennial international networking conference being organized by STAT Times, at the World Trade Centre,Mumbai from January 23-25, 2008. Heslehurst has been a BBC World news presenter since February 2002 and is currently presenting the World Business Report and […]


Aaron Heslehurst, the BBC World Business news presenter will be anchoring Air Cargo India 2008, the 2nd biennial international networking conference being organized by STAT Times, at the World Trade Centre,Mumbai from January 23-25, 2008.

Heslehurst has been a BBC World news presenter since February 2002 and is currently presenting the World Business Report and hourly business news bulletin covering the latest from the leading international corporate news to global business as well asbreaking major news stories.

Air Cargo India 2008 is taking place at a time, when India is witnessing a boom in import and export trade and consequently foreign airlines are aggressively expanding cargo capacities in India to be able to take advantage of the immense opportunities created by this boom. The air cargo business in India is at an early stage of development as rapid economicgrowth is putting demand on existing capacity.

As it is, there is a 49 percent limit on foreign direct investment in the air cargo sector, but realising the importance that air cargo has assumed in the fast developing market of India, the Indian Government has proposed increasing it to 74 percent. The Commerce Ministry and the Foreign Investor Promotion Board (FIPB) are studying this issue and a notifi cationis expected shortly.