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

    Address:


    • 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

    Speakers:
    • 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

    Moderator
    • 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

    Speakers
    • 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

    Speakers
    • 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 

    Speakers:
    • 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

    Panelists
    • 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

    Moderator
    • 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

    Speakers
    • 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

    Speakers
    • 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

    Moderator
    • 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?

    Speakers
    • 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

    Moderator
    • 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.

    Speakers
    • 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

    Moderator
    • 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

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

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