INMEX SMM India Conference

  • 10.15 Welcome Address - Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director –India, Informa Markets
  • 10.20 Opening Remarks
  • 10.30 Keynote Address
  • 10.45 Address by the Chief Guest
  • 11.00 Vote of Thanks - Group Director Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee
  • 11.00 -11.20 Tea Break
  • 11.20 – 11.50 - Session 1 - Fireside Chat 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 in Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Defence Production
    • National policy framework to establish Ship building &Ship repair clusters/hubs
    • Regional Maritime dynamics South East Asia and Indian Ocean Region
  • 11.50 - 12.10 - Session 2 The Changing Geopolitical and Economic Environment
    • Shipping in a Disruptive World
    • Need for a strategic perspective in the Indian Maritime sector
    • Securing India’s maritime trade routes
  • Invited Speakers Captain Sarabjeet S Parmar, Executive Director, National Maritime Foundation
  • 12.10 - 12.35 - Session 3 Development of a Maritime Eco System
    • How to strengthen business of Indigenous shipbuilding and Marine equipment under ‘Make in India’ and “Skill India” initiative
    • The New trends and Future of Ship Management
    • International firms perspective on ease of doing business in Indian Ship building and Marine equipment supply chain
    • Maritime Economics, Infrastructure and Maritime Environment
  • 12.35-13.10 - Session 4 Changing Technologies & Changing Business Environment – What do the Leaders Have to Say?
    • Decarbonisation beyond 2020
    • Digitisation and Innovation. Best practices for the maritime industry
    • Securing capital for a safe future
  • Invited Speakers i) Mr.R L Pai, Corporate Advisor, Reliance Industries Ltd
    ii) Mr.Indra Nath Bose, Advisor, The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd
  • 14.10- 14.50 - Session 5 Maritime Contributions to National Prosperity (Panel Discussion)
    • Securing India’s Maritime trade route
    • Development of ports and shipping in the Indian ocean for maritime connectivity
    • Future plans and strategies of leading ship building companies. Issues and challenges.
    • Development of Inland Waterways and Inland Water Transport
  • 15.10-15.50 - Session 6 The Maritime World of Tomorrow - Preparedness for Industry 4.0
    • Autonomous Ships, AI, Robotics and IoT
    • Drone applications
    • Blockchain in Shipping
    • Future of Maritime Safety – Cybercrime threats
  • 15.50—16.20 - Session 7 Preparing People for the Smart Shipping Era
    Recruitment, training and Caring
    What can the ministry and association supports provide to seafarers, managers, manning agencies and owners
  • 16.20-16.40 - Session 8 - 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 rich and untapped source of human capital
  • Invited Speakers Ms.Suneeti Bala, Managing Trustee and Co-Founder, International Women Seafarers Foundation
  • 16.40 – 17.00 Tea Break
  • 17.00 -18.00 - Session 9 (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
  • Concluding Remarks
    End of Day One Conference

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