Rishaad Salamat | Anchor

Rishaad Salamat, Anchor, Bloomberg

Rishaad Salamat is one of Bloomberg’s longest-serving TV anchors. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2010 and features on weekday morning shows Trending Business and Asia Edge.

As one of the longest-serving hosts on Bloomberg Television, Rishaad has interviewed global news makers ranging from heads of states to game changing entrepreneurs. His long list of interviewees includes Gordon Brown as U.K. Prime Minister, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Joseph Stiglitz and Mohammed Younus are among the Nobel Laureates he’s talked with. Recent guests include Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori. Rishaad notably conducted the last television interview with former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond.

An avid journalist and expert in aviation, Rishaad has interviewed many of the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East industry leaders. He also hosted multiple Bloomberg Television special series including Future of Energy, Titans at the Table Asia and Voyagers.

Rishaad joined Bloomberg Television’s London bureau in 1997.


Day One @ 09:00

Keynote Interviews & Aviation Leaders Panel: How can airlines guarantee future success?

Get to the heart of today’s complex aviation issues with the expertise and vision that only industry leaders can provide. Join us for a series of exclusive interviews, where leaders of major airlines, airports and organisations outline what it takes to succeed, and how they are planning to keep succeeding as the industry continues to ‘fly’ forward. Find out their thoughts on what the major game changers will be, how they are continuing to innovate their business models to remain competitive and their plans for the future of their airline.
09:00-09:15: Interview 1
09:15-09:30: Interview 2
09:30-09:45: Interview 3

09:45-10:30: Panel
Asia Pacific remains a standout growth market for the aviation industry, with the strongest growth rate and many relative new comers. Following their in-depth interviews, these leaders come together to debate some of the major challenges facing the sector, including:
  • What are the key strategic and commercial issues driving the future of aviation in Asia?
  • What is the future of competition for both FSCs and LCCs in the long-haul low-cost market?
  • How to keep revenues ahead of costs where a lot of the costs are outside of your control?
  • Airport congestion and how to handle growth, boost profits and control costs?
  • Customers want to pay a sensible price but still have growing expectations. How can the industry cope with the best-in-class expectations, while seeking sustainable profitability?
  • What are the major trends in ancillary, distribution and technology (e.g. AI, robotics, and IoT) unlocking growth for the industry? 

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