INMEX SMM India Conference (1-2 June 2022)

Conference Agenda

AGENDA OF DAY 1

  • 10.15-11.30 Inland Waterways- A Rich Potential, Opportunities and 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

    Speakers
    • Mr Ashutosh Gautam, Member (Technical) & Member (Traffic & Logistics I/C), 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 Sekhar, Director, AlphaMERS Ltd
    • Captain Rakesh Singh, MD, A-Sree Shipping and Trading Private Ltd & Hon Secretary, Indian Coastal Conference Shipping Association (ICCSA) (Moderator)
  • 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?
    Speakers
    • Capt. Deepak Tewari, Managing Director, MSC Agency (India) Pvt. Ltd • Mr. Atit Mahajan, Managing Director, CMA CGM India • Mr Suresh Kumar R, CEO-India, Allcargo Logistics Ltd • Mr. Jagmeet Makkar, IME(I) Chair, Indian Maritime University & Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch • Mr. Chris Hayman, Chairman Emeritus, Seatrade Maritime, 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.
    Speakers
    • Mr Biju George, Director Ship Building, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Ministry of Defence, A Govt of India Undertaking
    • Mr Hrishikesh Narasimhan, General Manager, Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd
    • Mr Arjun Chowgule, Executive Director, Chowgule Group
    • Mr Nijoe Joseph, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
    • 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
    Speakers
    • 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. 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

    Speakers
    • 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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AGENDA OF DAY 2

  • 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

    Speakers
    • Mr. J. Krishnan, Partner, S Natesa Iyer Logistics LLP
    • Mr. Umesh Grover, Secretary General, Container Freight Station Association of India
    • Mr. 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
    Speakers
    • Mr. Vinit Kumar, Chairman, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata
    • Captain Ram Iyer , Representant Inde HAROPA
    • Mr. Sharad Sarangadharan, Head Business Development Department , Gujarat Maritime Board
    • Pranav Choudhary, Joint President & Head (Container Business), Adani Ports and SEZ
    • Thomas Philip, India Manufacturing & Logistics Strategic Account Manager, Dassault Systemes India Pvt Ltd
    • 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?
    Speakers
    • Mr. Bhabani Sankar Rath, MD, Premier Insurance Brokers Ltd
    • Mr. Anthony W.J. Fernandez, Consultant Adjuster of Averages, Maritime Operational Risk Management Advisor, Visiting Professor – PG Program on Marine Insurance Law – World Maritime University
    • Mr. C V Subbarao, MD, Sanmar Shipping Ltd
    • 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

    Speakers
    • Mr. Vinay S Kshirsagar, Chief Financial Officer, Indian Register of Shipping
    • Mr. Conor Furstenberg Stott, Partner, Furstenberg Maritime Advisory
    • Mr. Jagmeet Makkar, IME(I) Chair, Indian Maritime University
    Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch
    • Session Chair Mr Santosh Patil, AVP - Business Development, Indian Register of Shipping
  • 16:20-17:20 Technology Adoption & Innovation in Maritime Sector Mr. Ankit Ghosh, Manager-Structure Design, Vedam Design
    Speakers
    - Mr. R. Srinivas, Vice President and Senior Principal Surveyor, Indian Register of Shipping.
    - Mr. Apurba Kar, Consultant Naval Architect.
    - Dr. V Bharatwaja Srinivasan, Scientist F, NSTL, DRDO Vishakhapatnam.

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