Ports and Infrastructure Development Conference

Ports and Infrastructure Development Conference - October 3, 2019

Venue – Hall 1, 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 Hazra, 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 - Group Director

    Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee
  • 11.00 -11.20 Tea Break
  • 11.50-12.10 Main Address – Mr.Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, Chairman, Indian Ports Association
  • Session 1 - Making Ports a Partner in Business Development
  • 12.25- 13.10 • Improving regional trade value chain

    • Impact of recent initiatives taken by the government

    • Impact of Privatising Port Operations

    • Perspective of port operators major and non-major

    • How keen are private players to invest in the sector? What has been their experience so far?

    • Expectations from the government and the Port Trusts

    • New sources of funding being explored in the sector

    Speakers -

    Mr.Unmesh Abhyankar, Jt President, CEO Office, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone

    Mr.Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & MD, Essar Ports Ltd

  • 13.10-14.00 Lunch
  • Session 2 - Port Dynamics in the 21st Century
  • 14.00 -14.45 • Competitive landscape facing port authorities and port service providers:

    • Rivalry among existing competitors; Threat of new competitors

    • Bargaining power of port users, service providers

    • All these driving requirements for port expansion, service improvement, pricing decisions

    • Winners and losers will emerge depending on how ports strategically position themselves

    Speaker -

    Captain Padminikant Mishra, Head of Bulk and RORO Business, APM Terminals Pipavav
  • Session 3 - Digital Transformation of Ports
  • 14.45 – 15.15 Role of IT and automation in various port operations (cargo tracking and management, yard management, gate automation etc

    Current status of IT adoption in these areas

    Future outlook

    Speaker -

    Mr.Sudhir Kanvinde, Executive Director –IT, Indian Ports Association
  • Session 4
  • 15.15-16.00 Case study of the Port of Antwerp – Why is it so Successful?
  • 16. 00-16.35 Tea Break
  • Session 6
  • 17.00-18.00 (Plenary Session Common to both the Conferences)

    India’s Marine Highways -What is Driving Growth ?

    Spot Light on Sagarmala

    Invited Speakers

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

    Special Address

    Mr.Kailash Kumar Aggarwal, Jt Secretary, Sagarmala
  • Concluding Remarks
  • End of Conference

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