MUMBAI: Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is organising its 10th Biennial International Conference on Ports, Shipping and Logistics Today, aboard a Cruise ship – Costa neoClassica in Mumbai. This year the Conference will deliberate on “Next Generation Shipping & Logistics – Relevance of Process Re-Engineering.”
BCCI has been organizing International Conferences in India dedicated to the maritime fraternity since 1998. Continuing with this tradition of deliberating on growth and regulatory aspects, the focus of the 10th Biennial International conference 2018 is to derive strategic solutions for improving efficiency of “End-to-End Logistics” in India, keeping “Customer” in focus.
This conference is expected to attract Industry Stalwarts and Eminent dignitaries from the Shipping, Ports and Logistics fraternity.
The Chief Guest of the Conference will be Dr. Malini Shankar, IAS, Director General of Shipping. The Guests of Honour will be Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Mr. Noel Tata, Managing Director of Tata International & Chairman of Trent Ltd.
Mr. F. N. Subedar, President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present his introductory remarks while Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Chairman, Mumbai Port will set the tone on the Theme of this Conference.
Mr. Manish Saigal, MD, Alvarez & Marsal - India, will present Key Observation and Recommendation from Industry Survey. Mr. Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Chairman-In-Charge, JNPT will deliberate on Dynamics of Containerization while Dr. Malini Shankar, IAS, will share her views on Vision for Seamless Logistics and Maritime Infrastructure in India.
Shri Suresh Prabhu, is likely to speak on Export Competitiveness and Maritime Industry in India while Mr. Noel Tata will deliberate on the Expectations from Port, Shipping and Logistics companies.
Mr. Anil Radhakrishnan, Co-Chairman, Advisory Board for PSLC 2018 will sum up the Plenary Session.
The conference will also hosts three insightful Panel Discussions on the Theme “Customer Centricity” to be moderated by Mr. Deepak Shetty, IRS, Ex-Director General of Shipping, “Seamless Logistics through Infrastructure” to be moderated by Mr. Manish Saigal and “Changing Business Models and Innovation in Logistics and Maritime Sector” to be moderated by Mr. Anant Swarup, Joint Secretary (Logistics), Ministry of Commerce.
The conference will also hold short individual session by Dr. Yann Alix, Secretary General, Sefacil Foundation, who will speak on “Future of Shipping and Logistics - Global Trends.”
Mr. Sebastien Roux, Manager International Development, HAROPA Ports will deliberate on Sustainable Logistics and Green Initiatives while Capt. Ashok Mahapatra, Ex-Director, International Maritime Organization will share his views on “Maritime Safety & Related Risks in Shipping & Logistics.”
The Valedictory Session will be addressed by Mr. Sunil Mathur, MD & CEO, Siemens Ltd. and Sr. VP, Bombay Chamber who will speak on Re-Imagining Indian Logistics for Changing Customer Expectations. Mr. S. Hajara, Ex-CMD, Shipping Corporation of India will sum up the proceedings of the Conference and Mr. Vijay Srirangan, Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present the Vote of Thanks.
Objective of the conference:
• Showcase India's achievements in the Maritime sector
• Raise customers' issues and explore solutions through means of technology.
• Identify future opportunities & next generation trends
• Highlight the Ease of Doing Business initiatives for Customer Centric Maritime services.
The Conference will have various Sessions and Panel Discussion on following topics
• Customer Centricity
• Infrastructure for Seamless Logistics
• Changing Business Models and Innovation in Logistics
• Defense Logistics
• Logistics Digitized