Ports and Infrastructure Development Conference

Venue - Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East)

  • 11.45 Opening Remarks
  • 11.50-12.10 Keynote Address –Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Indian Ports Association
  • 12.10-13.00 Session 1 - Keynote Address
  • 12.10-13.00 - 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
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 -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
  • 14.45 – 15.15 - Session 3 Digital Transformation 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.
  • 15.15-15.50 - Session 4 Port Perspective –Where should Investment be Focussed
    Vallarpadam & Vizhinjam Port : A Strategic Capital
  • 15.50-16.15 - Session 5 Case study of the Port of Antwerp –Why is it so Successful?
  • 16. 15-16.35 Tea Break
  • 17.00-18.00 - Session 6 (Plenary Session Common to both the Conferences)
    India’s Marine Highways -What is Driving Growth? Spot Light on Sagarmala Concluding Remarks End of Conference

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