INMEX SMM India Conference

October 3 & 4 2019, Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai

  • 10.15 Welcome Address -

    Mr.Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director – India, Informa Markets
  • 10.20 Opening Remarks -

    Bernd Aufderheide, President & CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
  • 10.25 Introductory Remarks -

    Mr.Sabyasachi Hajara, Retd. CMD, Shipping Corporation of India (Chairman, Inmex Advisory Board)
  • 10.30 Keynote Address -

    Shri Amitabh Kumar, IRS, Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping*
  • 10.40 Keynote Address II -

    Mr.Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, Chairman, Indian Ports Association
  • 10.50 Special Address -

    Mr.Gopal Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping*
  • 11.00 Address by Chief Guest
  • 11.15 Vote of Thanks -

    Mr.Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director, Informa Markets in India
  • 11.15 -11.30 Tea Break
  • Session 1 - India’s Maritime Leadership
  • 11 40. – 12.25 • India as a resurgent maritime power

    • How does the Maritime sector need to position itself for long term success

    • Impact of new initiatives by the Govt in Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Defence Production

    • National policy framework to establish Ship building &Ship repair clusters/hubs

    • Regional Maritime dynamics South East Asia and Indian Ocean Region

    Speakers -

    Rear Admiral G K Harish, Director General Naval Design, Indian Navy*

    Mr.Madhu Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Ltd

    Session Chair Mr.Sabyasachi Hajara, Retd. CMD, Shipping Corporation of India
  • Session 2 - Changing Technologies & Changing Business Environment – What do the Experts Have to Say?
  • 12.35-13.10 • How to strengthen business of Indigenous shipbuilding and Marine equipment under ‘Make in India’ and “Skill India” initiative

    • The New trends and Future of Ship Management

    • International firms perspective on ease of doing business in Indian Ship building and Marine equipment supply chain

    • Maritime Economics, Infrastructure and Maritime Environment

    • Decarbonisation beyond 2020

    • Regional Maritime dynamics South East Asia and Indian Ocean Region

    Speakers -

    Mr.Vijay Kumar, Chairman, Tebma Shipyards Ltd & President, Shipyards Association of India

    Mr.Indra Nath Bose, Advisor, The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd

    Captain Sarabjeet S Parmar, Executive Director, National Maritime Foundation

  • 13.10-14.10 Lunch
  • Session 3 - Maritime Contributions to National Prosperity (Panel Discussion)
  • 14.10- 14.50 • Securing India’s Maritime trade routes

    • Development of ports and shipping in the Indian ocean for maritime connectivity

    • Future plans and strategies of leading ship building companies. Issues and challenges.

    • Development of Inland Waterways and Inland Water Transport


    Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital(Retd) , MD & CEO, Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) & Former CMD, Goa Shipyard Ltd

    Mr.G Janakiraman, CEO, Vik-Sandvik Design India Pvt Ltd

    Cdr Abhay Kumar Singh, (Retd), Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

    Captain Anindya Dasgupta, VP Human Capital, Campbell Shipping Private Ltd

    Captain S Halbe, CEO, Maritime Association of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Agents
  • Session 4 - The Maritime World of Tomorrow - Preparedness for Industry 4.0
  • 15.10-15.50 • Autonomous Ships, AI, Robotics and IoT

    • Drone applications

    • Blockchain in Shipping

    • Future of Maritime Safety –Cybercrime threats

    Speakers -

    Mr.R Srinivas, Vice President, Indian Register of Shipping, Member, Cyber Systems Panel at International Association of Classification Societies

    Ms.Shilpa Karkeraa, CEO & Founder, Myraa Technologies, Leading AI Technology Expert

    Session Chair Mr Santosh Patil
  • Session 5 - Preparing People for the Smart Shipping Era
  • 15.50—16.20 Recruitment, training and Caring

    What can the ministry and association supports provide to seafarers, managers, manning agencies and owners

    Speakers -

    Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital , MD & CEO, Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) & Former CMD, Goa Shipyard Ltd

    Session Chair Captain Ajay Achuthan, MD, Synergestic Solutions
  • Session 6 - Women in Maritime
  • 16.20-16.40 • Seafaring as a career for women

    • Discrimination, harassment, stress are some of the issues faced

    • IMO’s theme for 2019 –Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.

    • Gender equality in Maritime setting. The shipping world like any other industry can ill afford to ignore this rich and untapped source of human capital

    Speakers -

    Ms.Sanjam Gupta, Director, Sitara Shipping Ltd, Founder - Member WISTA India & Board Member WISTA International

    Ms.Suneeti Bala, Managing Trustee and Co-Founder, International Women Seafarers Foundation

    Session Chair Ms Nafeesa Moloobhoy, MD, A S Moloobhoy Pvt Ltd
  • 16.40 – 17.00 Tea Break
  • Session 7 - (Plenary Session Common to both the Halls) India’s Marine highways -What is Driving Growth Today?
  • 17.00 -18.00 Spot Light on Sagarmala

    • The Sagarmala project envisages the integrated development of ports, hinterland and their inter-connectivity.

    • Current status, Key opportunities under the programme

    • Logistics cost in India are estimated to account for about 18 per cent of the country’s GDP. Marine highways have a meagre 6% modal share in India, compared to 57% by road and 36 % by rail

    • Infrastructure challenges include shortage of handling facilities for coastal vessels at ports, high port charges, connectivity among ports and inland rail/road connectivity with the hinterland.

    • Coastal Shipping –Liberalising a market with huge potential

    Invited Speakers Keynote Speaker -

    Mr.Kailash Kumar Aggarwal, Jt Secretary, Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping*

    Mr.Pravir Pandey, Vice Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India*

    Session Chair Anil Devli, CEO, INSA
  • Concluding Remarks
  • End of Day One Conference

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  • 10.00-10.30 Tea & Networking
  • 13.30-14.30 Lunch and Networking
  • 10.30- 13.30 Powered by Lloyds List
  • Session 2 - Christopher Pålsson, Managing Director Maritime - Insight, Head of consulting, Lloyd’s List Intelligence
  • 13.30-14.30 Lunch and Networking
  • Powered by CIMAC Circle India 2019 –Indian Oil Corporation
  • 14.30 - 17.00 Topic - ‘MARPOL 2020 Compliance – Stakeholder Readiness’

    • IMO Tier III Compliance: Global Perspective.

    • IMO Tier III Compliance: User Perspective

    • Engine Technology Interventions

    • MARPOL Compliant Marine Fuels Readiness

    • Lubricant Solutions under changing scenario

    • After treatment solutions

  • 17.00 hrs Tea and Networking
  • End of Day Two Conference

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