INMEX SMM India Conference

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

  • 9.30 -10.00 Registration & Tea
  • 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

    Mr Pravir Pandey, Vice Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India
  • 10.40 Keynote Address

    Shri Amitabh Kumar, IRS, Director General of Shipping, Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai (Invited).
  • 10.50 Special Address

    Mr Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
  • 11.00 Special Address

    Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar PVSM, AVSM, VSM –Flag officer commanding - in-chief –Western Naval Command, Indian Navy (Invited)
  • 11.10 Special Address

    Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, Chairman, Indian Ports Association
  • 11.10 -11.25 Special Address

    Address by Chief Guest Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon Minister of State for Shipping (Invited)
  • 11.25 Vote of Thanks -

    Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President -Asia, Informa Markets
  • 11 45 – 13.15

    Session 1 - India’s Maritime Leadership


    • 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

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

    • Public –Private collaboration

    • The changing geopolitical and economic environment

    • Decarbonisation in shipping

    Speakers -


    • Mr Madhu Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Ltd

    • Captain Sarabjeet Parmar, Executive Director, National Maritime Foundation

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

  • 13.15-14.00 Lunch & networking
  • 14.00 -15.30

    Session 2 - The Maritime World of Tomorrow - Preparedness for Industry 4.0 and Preparing people for the smart shipping era.


    • Autonomous Ships, AI, Robotics and IoT

    • Drone applications

    • Blockchain in Shipping

    • Future of Maritime Safety –Cybercrime threats

    • Building human capital for supporting a maritime eco system

    • Training individuals to be employed by ship builders, service providers

    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

    • Mr Peter Seow, Regional Sales Manager Marine & Ports, South Asia, AU & NZ, ABB Ltd

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

    • Captain Anindya Dasgupta, VP Human Capital, Campbell Shipping Private Ltd, Board Member FOSMA

    • Session Chair Mr Santosh Patil, AVP –Business Development, Indian Register of Shipping

  • 15.30 - 15.50 Tea Break
  • 16.00 - 16.45

    Session 3 - Women in Maritime


    • 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 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

  • 17.00 - 17.45

    Session 4 - (Plenary Session Common to both the Halls) India’s Marine highways - What is Driving Growth Today? 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

    Speakers -


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

  • Concluding Remarks
  • End of Day One Conference

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  • 10.00-10.30 Tea & Networking
  • 10.40-11.35

    Presentation by Lloyds List


    Topic: “Global and regional shipbuilding trends, drivers for change and a 5-year outlook for new ship ordering”

    • Speaker Christopher Pålsson, Managing Director Maritime-Insight, Head of consulting,

    • Lloyd’s List Intelligence, Maritime Intelligence
  • 11.45-13.15

    Session by Seatrade


    • Indian ports and their preparedness for cruise tourism,

    • India as a source market for cruise passenger sales
  • 13.30-14.30 Lunch and Networking
  • End of Day Two Conference

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