Ports and Infrastructure Development Conference

Ports and Infrastructure Development Conference - October 3, 2019

Venue – Hall 1, Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai

  • 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 Hazra, 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

    Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, Chairman, Indian Ports Association
  • 11.10 -11.25 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
  • Session 1 - Keynote Address–Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, Chairman, Indian Ports Association


  • 12.25 - 13.15

    Making Ports a Partner in Business Development


    • Improving regional trade value chain

    • Impact of recent initiatives taken by the government

    • Impact of Privatising Port Operations

    • Perspective of port operators major and non-major

    • How keen are private players to invest in the sector? What has been their experience so far?

    • Expectations from the government and the Port Trusts

    • New sources of funding being explored in the sector

    Speakers -


    • Mr Unmesh Abhyankar, Jt President, CEO Office, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone

    • Mr Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & MD, Essar Ports Ltd

    • Mr Shantanu Bhadkamkar, President Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (AMTOI)

  • 13.15 - 14.15 Lunch
  • 14.15 - 14.45

    Session 2 - Port Dynamics in the 21st Century


    • Competitive landscape facing port authorities and port service providers:

    • Rivalry among existing competitors; Threat of new competitors

    • Bargaining power of port users, service providers

    • All these driving requirements for port expansion, service improvement, pricing decisions

    • Winners and losers will emerge depending on how ports strategically position themselves

    Speakers -


    • Captain Padminikant Mishra, Head of Bulk and RORO Business, APM Terminals Pipavav*
  • 14.45 – 15.15

    Session 3 - Digital Transformation and Modernisation of Ports


    • Role of IT and automation in various port operations (cargo tracking and management, yard management, gate automation etc

    • Current status of IT adoption in these areas

    • Future outlook

    Speakers -


    • Mr Sudhir Kanvinde, Executive Director –IT, Indian Ports Association
  • 15.15-16.00

    Session 4 - Case study of a Successful International Port Presentation


  • 16.00 - 16.35 Tea Break
  • 17.00-18.00

    Speakers -


    • (Plenary Session Common to both the Conferences) • India’s Marine Highways -What is Driving Growth ?

    • Spot Light on Sagarmala

    Speakers -


    • Mr Pravir Pandey, Vice Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India
  • Concluding Remarks
  • End of Conference

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