INMEX SMM India Conference (1-2 June 2022)

Conference Agenda


  • 10.15-11.30

    Inaugural Session

    Welcome Address
    • Mr Yogesh Mudras , MD, Informa Markets India
    • Mr Andrew Williams, President, Maritime Vertical, Informa Markets
    • Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
    • Mr Sabyasachi Hajara, INMEX SMM India Advisory Chair & Former CMD, Shipping Corporation of India

    Special Address Invited
    • Shri Bhushan Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
    • Director General V S Pathania, PTM, TM Director General, Indian Coast Guard, Ministry of Defence
    • Mr Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, IAS, Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India
    • Keynote Address Mr Sanjeev Ranjan, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways*
  • 11.45-13.00

    Commercial Shipping – Trends and Impact

    • A new normal may be unfolding
    • Disruption in supply chain due to lack of capacity, geopolitical tensions and pandemic-related delays
    • UNCTAD reports say the current surge in container freight rates could increase global import price levels by 11% and consumer price levels by 1.5% between 2022 and 2023 and affect short- and medium-term economic recovery
    • Other trends include expensive bunker oil, raised insurance premium, rise of automation, sustainability
    • How will businesses adapt and face the challenges?

    • Capt. Deepak Tewari, Managing Director, MSC Agency (India) Pvt. Ltd
    • Mr Atit Mahajan, Managing Director, CMA CGM India
    • Jagmeet Makkar, IME(I) Chair, Indian Maritime University & Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch
    • Mr Chris Hayman, Chairman Emeritus/Maritime Group Adviser, Informa Markets (Moderator)
  • 13.45-14.45

    Ship Building: Creating the Right Eco-System

    • A strong shipbuilding industry, commercial Shipping, efficient ports, ocean-going fishing fleet and ability to exploit seabed resources are critical for a nation’s sea power. India’s failure to bring focus on the shipbuilding element of its maritime sector represents a missed opportunity.
    • Creating the right eco-system through government policies, progress of coastal shipping, strong forward and backward linkages, assembly-line productivity
    • Indian shipbuilding industry can cater to domestic markets, global markets and Indian defense.

    • Mr Madhu S Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Ltd
    • Mr Hrishikesh Narasimhan, General Manager, Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd
    • Mr Arjun Chowgule, Executive Director, Chowgule Shipbuild
    • Mr Nijoe Joseph, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
    • Shri Bhushan Kumar, Joint Secretary , Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways*
    • Mr. Jyotisman Dasgupta – President, Institution of Naval Architects (Moderator)
  • 14.45-16.00

    Smart Shipping + Decarbonization

    • Rising sea levels, tropical storms, floods, drought and extreme heat can lead to infrastructural damage, not least at ports, to such an extent that the industry risks losing up to USD 25bn per year by the end of the 21st century
    • Smart Shipping and sustainability can make the maritime sector more competitive and attractive.
    • Vessels can make better use of waterway capacity by adapting their speed and receiving more accurate navigational data. With Smart Shipping technologies, ships can save fuel and money and sail more sustainably.
    • Maritime Intelligence 4.0

    • Mr Sanjay Verma, Director Decarbonisation Solutions , Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd
    • Mr Pradeep Chawla, Chairman at GlobalMET, Managing Director, QHSE and Training, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd
    • Mr. Niladri Dutta, CEO, Tardid Technologies Pvt Ltd
    • Mr Pawan Kapoor, MD, ISF Maritime Services Pvt Ltd (Session Chair)
  • 16.20 -17.20

    Inland Waterways- A Rich Potential, Opportunities & Challenges

    • Despite having an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers, canals, backwaters and creeks, freight transportation by waterways is highly under-utilized
    • Waterways currently contribute around 6% to India's transportation modal mix, which is significantly less than that in developed economies and some of the developing economies as well.
    • Opportunities in NW1 and NW2

    • Mr Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, IAS, Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India*
    • Mr. K. K. Dhawan – Vice President, Indian Register of Shipping
    • Mr Anil Kishore Singh, CEO at Adani Dredging & Inland Waterways
    • Captain Ashwin Solanki, Chief Nautical Officer, Gujarat Maritime Board
    • Captain D C Sekar, Director, AlphaMERS Ltd
    • Captain Rakesh Singh, MD, A-Sree Shipping and Trading Private Ltd & Hon Secretary, Indian Coastal Conference Shipping Association (ICCSA) (Moderator)

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  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Responsible and Resilient Supply Chain & Logistics

    • Supply chain resilience important if India wants to be a dollar 5 trillion economy
    • Government should come up with a strong action plan and give this industry strategic importance. Indian flag ships, robust container shipping per se manufactured and owned in India
    • Responsible supply chain to include Ports, Trains, Trucks, IT Infrastructure
    • A resilient supply chain can help companies identify and sidestep risks that are avoidable – and bounce back quickly from those that aren’t
    • Socially responsible supply chain management can help create, protect, and grow long-term environmental, social, and economic value for stakeholders

    • Mr J. Krishnan, Partner, S Natesa Iyer Logistics LLP
    • Mr Umesh Grover, Secretary General, Container Freight Station Association of India
    • Anshuman Neil Basu, Director, SCM Programs Private Limited, India Coordinator, City of Osaka & Global Environment Centre Foundation Japan, Secretary General | Association of Supply Chain Professionals, India
    • Dr. Hema Date, Dean Student Affairs & Placements, Professor - Analytics and Data Science; Coordinator Center of Excellence in Logistics & SCM, National Institute of Industrial Engineering
    • Mr Shantanu Bhadkamkar, MD, ATC Global Logistics Pvt Ltd, Former President, Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (Moderator)
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Port Opportunities: Investment, Collaboration and Communication

    • A new era in technology and innovation
    • Port modernization, port connectivity, industrial connectivity, community development, skill development
    • Port Development as a catalyst for sustainable growth
    • Mega ports creating an eco system, allowing for economies of scale and export import competitiveness

    • Captain Ram Iyer , Representant Inde HAROPA
    • Mr. Sharad Sarangadharan, Head Business Development Department , Gujarat Maritime Board
    • Captain Sandeep Mehta, President Adani Ports & SEZ
    • Mr. Vinit Kumar, Chairman, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata
    • Mr. Raj Khalid, Ex India Rep for APEC and PAI (Moderator)
  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Marine Insurance in India - Way Forward

    • As India looks to develop a robust marine insurance sector, challenges include lack of liability insurance capacity and sector specific expertise
    • Cargo and Hull marine insurance pain points identified by the users and the road ahead?
    • Ports and terminals are properties that fall into ‘Wet’ properties. As most property treaties exclude wet properties, how challenging is that for capacity building?
    • Analysing capital deployment, premium generation and the reinsurance support
    • Growth in this area depends on the development of the entire ecosystem including knowledge and expertise. What is the way forward?

    • Mr. Bhabani Sankar Rath, MD, Premier Insurance Brokers Ltd
    • Mr. Shardul Thacker, Partner at Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, Advocates, Solicitors & Notaries
    • Mr. C V Subbarao, MD, Sanmar Shipping
    • Mr. David Piesse, CEO DP88 and Advisory Board of Guardtime
    • Mr. Dipesh Shah, Executive Director (Development) at International Financial Services Centres Authority
    • Mr. Jagmeet Makkar, IME(I) Chair Indian Maritime University & Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch (Moderator)
  • 15:00 - 16:00

    Environment & Maritime Social Responsibility.

    • ESG goals
    • Studying the viability of alternative fuels and new energy sources
    • Analyzing decarbonization pathways and the impact of seaborne trade growth and IMO targets
    • Using digital technology to simplify transactions and increase operational efficiencies
    • Assisting companies in their journey to ESG excellence

    • Mr Vinay S Kshirsagar, Chief Financial Officer, Indian Register of Shipping
    • Mr Conor Furstenberg Stott, , Partner, Furstenberg Maritime Advisory & Board Member Blue Technology-Zero Emission Maritime Transport
    • Jagmeet Makkar, IME(I) Chair, Indian Maritime University Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch
  • 16:10-16:20

    Presentation By Innovation Norway.

  • 16:20-17:20

    Technology Adoption & Innovation in Maritime Sector

    • Approach for Fatigue Assessment for Life Extension of Ships
    • Simulation in Ship Design
    • Fuel Cell – Safety & Reliability
    • Propulsive Power Requirement for Maneuvering in Adverse Weather

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