India Maritime Conference (19-21 January 2022)

Conference Agenda

AGENDA OF DAY 1 (19th January 2022)

  • 10:30 - 11:30

    Welcome Address:

    • Mr. Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets India
    • Mr Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director, Maritime and Technology Fairs, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.
    • Mr Sabyasachi Hajara, INMEXSMM Advisory Chair & Former CMD, Shipping Corporation of India


    • Dr Malini V Shankar, Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University & Chairperson, The National Shipping Board, Government of India
    • Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Upa-Lokayukta, Maharashtra State & Former Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust and Chairman, Indian Ports Association

    Special Address:

    • Mr Jayant Singh, Vice Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India

    Chief Guest Address:

    • Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & Ministry of Ayush, Government of India*

    Vote of Thanks

    • Mr. Ranjith Paul, Group Director, Informa Markets India
  • 11.30-12.45

    Panel Session: Shipping Industry – Building for the Future

    • Navigating the technological, regulatory and market uncertainties in the Industry
    • How to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead
    • Future Ship and Future Seafarer

    • HK Joshi, CMD, Shipping Corporation of India
    • Dr Suresh Bhardwaj, Resident Director & Principal, MASSA Maritime Academy, Chennai
    • Tine Viveka Westerberg, Assistant Professor & Project Manager, Department of Maritime Operations, Faculty of Technology, Natural and Maritime Sciences, University of South Eastern Norway

    • Jagmeet Singh Makkar, IMEI Chair, Indian Maritime University; Chairman (HK Branch), Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
  • 14.00-15.15

    Ship Building & Ship Repair

    A multipronged strategy to enable Indian yards to win global orders
    • Emerging need of nearly 1000 vessels for the Sagarmala’s inlandwater transportation and coastal shipping
    • Policy to be evolved to task select shipyards for a combination of both defence and commercial projects to enhance capacity utilization of yards
    • To explore the export market in the Indian Ocean region, which will enhance the country’s supremacy in the Indian Ocean Region

    • Madhu Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Ltd
    • Suraj Dialani, CMD, Konkan Maritime Cluster

    Session Convenor
    • Mr Sabyasachi Hajara, INMEX SMM India Advisory Chair & Former CMD, Shipping Corporation of India
  • 15.30-16.30

    Smart Ship Technology Trends. Market Outlook and Opportunities

    • Current maritime economy and accelerated technology adoption rate
    • Smart ship trends and market outlook. AI capacities for smart ships and their implications
    • Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) – Trends, guidelines, and innovations
    • ROVs and its opportunities

    • Dr. Abdul Rahim, Corporate Officer & Regional Manager, ClassNK
    • T.S. Girish, Area Manager, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Thailand, Maritime DNV-GL
    • Akshay Jain, Founder & CEO, Vedam Design & mARitymVR

    Session Convenor
    • Santosh Patil, AVP, Business Development – Indian Register of Shipping (IRCLASS)
  • 16.30-17.30-

    Maritime Research

    Blue ocean economy / field of deep sea mining its vista of opportunity and related supply chain and supportability by shipping, ship building and marine engineering 

    • Gopkumar K, Scientist-G, Deep Sea Technologies, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India
    • Dr Arnab Das, Founder & Director, Maritime Research Centre Pune
    • Capt Gajanan Karanjikar, Master Mariner, Multi- Modal Transport Expert, President-All India Marine Pilots Association

    Session Convenor
    • Captain Ajay Achuthan, MD, Synergistic Solutions

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AGENDA OF DAY 2 (20th January 2022)

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Developing Best in Class Port Infrastructure

    • Upgrading India’s port infrastructure to increase its market share
    • Brownfield capacity augmentation
    • Developing world class mega ports with world class infrastructure.
    • Port-led industrialization. Building port cities and maritime clusters
    • Accelerate landlord model adoption for berth operations across major ports

    • Rajiv Jalota. IAS, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, Chairman, Indian Ports Association
    • Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
    • Koen Cornilly, Manager Port Projects, Port of Antwerp International
    • Avinash Rai, CEO, Adani Krishnapatnam Port
    • Vinit Kumar, Chairman, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata

    • Raj Khalid, India Representative for Antwerp Port Authority, India Rep for APEC and PAI.
  • 12.20-13.10

    Transshipment Opportunities in India

    • Key success factors for an Indian Transshipment hub
    • Mitigate risk to Indian trade due to dependence on international ports
    • Operationalize Vizhinjam port in short-term and setup additional transshipment ports in Kanyakumari and Campbell Bay

    • Dr. Jayakumar, CEO, Vizhinjam International Sea Port Limited
    • Ennarasu Karunesan, Maritime Transport, Ports & Logistics Expert. Founder & CEO UMK Group.
    • Shahzad Athar, Vice President, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd

    Session Convenor
    • Dr Malini V Shankar, Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University & Chairperson, The National Shipping Board, Government of India
  • 14.00-15.10

    National Logistics Policy – Towards Seamless Movement of Goods

    • National Logistics Policy: process re-engineering, digitization, multimodal transport, Exim trade.
    • Impetus to trade, enhance export competitiveness, and improve India’s ranking in the Logistics Performance Index.
    • Water Transport -Promoting Cargo and Passenger Movement
    • Coastal Shipping, hinterland connectivity and multimodal logistics hub

    • S Krishnan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu – Presentation
    Session Convenor
    • Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Former President, Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India

    Panel Discussion
    • S Krishnan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu – Presentation
    • N Sivasailam, IAS Retd, Administrative Member, Karanataka State Administrative Tribunal
    • Vivek R Kele, Director, Team Global Logistics Pvt Ltd

    • Xerrxes Master, President, Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (AMTOI)
  • 15.30- 16.45

    Ship Recycling - Driving a Safer and Responsible Ship Recycling Process

    • Leading Ship recycling into a new era. Route to green ship recycling
    • Upgrading ship recycling safety standards.
    • Raising awareness about upcoming regulations
    • Technology and sustainability in ship recycling
    • Government initiatives and support for ship recycling. Role of FDI’s in this industry
    • How can end of life ship management and regulation, improve the shipping industry?

    • Dr Anil Sharma, Founder & CEO, Global Marketing Systems (GMS)
    • Captain Prashant S Widge, Head of Responsible Ship Recycling, Fleet Technology at AP Moller-Maersk
    • Dr Abdul Rahim, Corporate Officer & Regional Manager, Middle East and South Asia, ClassNK

    • Smt Avantika Singh, Vice Chairman and CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board*
  • 16.45-17.30

    Indian Maritime Design

    • Influence of Ship Design Complexity on Ship Design Competitiveness
    • Shift in conventional sources of energy to renewable energy for ship design
    • Next generation logistics for ship design
    • Designing and carbon mitigation
    • Advancements in technology (IOT and artificial intelligence) for ship design
    • For India, with its underlying strength in IT, the Industrial Revolution 4.0 presents an opportunity to leapfrog the technology curve by leveraging its IT skills towards developing the competitive edge.

    • G Janakiraman, CEO, Fietz Global Engineering and Technology Pvt Ltd
    • Prasad Sawant, CEO, Buoyancy Consultants
    • Rakesh Roy, Co-Founder & COO, Vedam Design
    • David Birwadkar, Advisor, The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd
    • Rakesh Singh, Secretary, ICC Shipping Association

    • H V Ramesh, Vice President & Head Ship Building Project Management, Indian Register of Shipping

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AGENDA OF DAY 3 (21st January 2022)

  • 11.00-13.00

    Session on Logotherapy

    • Introduction to Man’s Search for Meaning and Dr Viktor Frankyl
    • Distinguishing Purpose and Meaning- Why Logotherpy is important and how can it be used for prevention of Mental illness
    • Logotherapy and ancient Vedic Sciences

    • Captain Ajay Achuthan, Managing Director, Synergistic Solutions
    • Dr Batya Yangier
    • Dr Avraham

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