PROGRAMME
Day 1 : Saturday, 12 January 2019


With the global economic environment undergoing rapid change in terms of disruptive technologies, the reshaping of global supply chains and growing protectionist tendencies, India can provide a number of opportunities. The combination of a number of factors such as a stable democracy, a rapidly growing economy - the Indian GDP is expected to cross the $5 trillion mark in the coming years and to further double to $10 trillion by 2030 - the emergence of a dynamic middle class, the steady improvement in the economic framework, and rising competitiveness are contributing to make India a favoured place to do business.


National Anthem    
Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry
Address by   Vikram Kirloskar
Vice President
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Address by   Ramesh Abhishek
Secretary
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India
Special Address by   Francis Gurry
Director General
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Special Address by   Kim Hyun Chong
Hon’ble Minister of Trade
Republic of Korea
Special Address by   Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori
Hon’ble Minister of Economy
UAE
Special Address by
  Subhash Desai
Hon’ble Minister of Industries & Mining
State Government of Maharashtra
Keynote Address by   Suresh Prabhu
Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and
Civil Aviation
Government of India
Inaugural Address by Chief Guest   M Venkaiah Naidu
Hon’ble Vice President of India
Vote of Thanks   Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry
 
National Anthem    

1345 - 1445 hrs   |   Networking Lunch


The Infra Expanse - A Super Imperative for Growth

India needs to invest Rs 50 trillion (US$ 777.73 billion) in infrastructure by 2022 to ensure the sustainable development of its economy, while US$ 92.2 billion have been earmarked in the Budget for 2018-19. The infrastructure developments of the last few years have already had a marked impact on service delivery, contributing to sustain inclusive economic growth in the country. There has also been a major thrust on rural infrastructure development, including rural roads, houses, sanitation, irrigation and water supply. It is, however, clear that government funding and the involvement of international financial institutions will not be able to cover infrastructure financing needs. The challenge remains to find the right incentives and conditions to involve the private sector- domestic and foreign - in a more significant way.

● How should India strengthen the policy support for the public-private partnership (PPP) model in order to revive the interest of investors and contractors?

● While the highways and the renewables sectors have been able to generate new PPPs, how could the government’s emphasis on public housing and Smart Cities generate a new wave of involvement from the private sector?

● What success stories could be leveraged in the ports and airports infrastructure sector to create new partnerships between public and private sectors domestic or foreign?

Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Pranjal Sharma
Author, Kranti Nation
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   R A Rajeev
Metropolitan Commissioner
Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority
(MMRDA)
    Abhishek Poddar
Managing Director
Macquaire Infrastructure and Real Assets
    Ajay Durrani
Managing Director - Indian SubContinent
Covestro India Pvt. Ltd.
    Subhash Patil
Partner
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
    Mangal Dev
Head - India & South Asia Region
Hitachi Rail Systems Co
    Chhuon Dara
Secretary of State
Ministry of Commerce
Cambodia

    Mishaal Kanoo
Chairman
The Kanoo Group
UAE
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Pranjal Sharma
Author, Kranti Nation
    Close of Day 1
 

Day 2: Sunday, 13 January 2019


The Inclusion Dynamics – A Digital Wireframe for All

The Digital India initiative, with its three core components – digital infrastructure, digital delivery of services and increase of digital literacy – is at the heart of the Government’s development and reform agenda. Digital connectivity, demand for digital communications and FinTech are critical success factors for other key initiatives including Smart Cities. Key policy reforms including the use of electronic subscriber activation, paperless certification for mobile base station equipment, centralisation of rights of way policy, and formalisation of spectrum trading and sharing norms have all been steps in a positive direction. More thrust is however required for e-Governance and inclusive digital growth. Moreover, electronic manufacturing needs to be strengthened.

● What needs to come next for leveraging the India Stack as a social game changer a growth driver?

● How can 5G emerge as a national reality soon and contribute to smart manufacturing, IoT, digital healthcare, enhanced connectivity and economic efficiency?

● As India has moved from 118 in 2014 to 96 rank in 2018 in the UN E-Governance survey of 193 countries, what next steps should the central and state governments take to move ahead in concert for continuing to deploy E-governance for the greater good?

● With India’s internet population having crossed the 500 million threshold in 2018 and increasing fast, what steps and new measures are required to ensure that ICT infrastructure will keep pace with an expanding and more demanding user base?



Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Claude Smadja
President
Smadja & Smadja Strategic Advisory
Switzerland
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   S V R Srinivas
Principal Secretary – IT
Government of Maharashtra
    Ganesh Natarajan
Chairman
5F World
    Manoj Ladwa
Founder and Chief Executive
India Inc. Group
    Siddharth Shetty
Fellow
iSPIRT Foundation
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Claude Smadja
Special Plenary Session    
Opening Remarks by Moderator   Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry
Special Address by the
Guest of Honour
  Suresh Prabhu
Hon’ble Minister of Commerce &
Industry and Civil Aviation
Government of India
Special Address by the
Guest of Honour
  Devendra Fadnavis
Hon’ble Chief Minister
of Maharashtra
Closing Remarks by
Guest of Honour
  Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry


Fostering an Innovation-driven Growth

The government has stepped up efforts and initiatives to promote a more buoyant innovation in India. The Atal Innovation Mission launched in 2016 is dedicated to scale up the startup incubation system and create an innovation culture in schools. India’s “innovation diplomacy” aims at expanding investment and international cooperation in the area of innovation, with initiatives such as the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund. India has moved up steadily from 81st in the Global Innovation Index in 2015 to the 57th positioning in 2018. However, the ratio of R&D spending to GDP has remained stagnant over the last twenty years at 0.6% and the private sector is dramatically lagging behind the public sector in R&D spending.

● Beyond the strategies developed by the Government, what additional measures or initiatives could be envisaged to broaden and accelerate a technology innovation momentum?

● How should India develop the necessary incentives for private sector companies to devote more resources to R&D?

● How can the potential of frugal innovation be leveraged in a more productive manner?

● As more and more MNCs establish R&D centers in India, how can the country benefit from the innovation resources that this trend is creating?

● What kind of synergies should be developed between established companies and startups to generate new technology innovation dynamics?

Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Ramendra Verma
Partner and Head of Government Advisory
KPMG India
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Aseem Gupta
Principal Secretary – Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Government of Maharashtra
    B Gurumoorthy
Chief Executive of Society for Innovation
and Development Indian Institute of Science
    Anup Karwa
CEO
SFPL Crop Life Science Pvt Ltd
    Yunus Hoosen
Deputy Director General and Acting CEO
Invest South Africa
    Rene Van Berkel
Representative
Regional Office - India
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Ramendra Verma
Partner and Head of Government Advisory
KPMG India


Shaping the Future of Manufacturing: The Time is Now

The share of manufacturing in India’s GDP has remained more or less flat over the last 25 years at about 16%. Government and corporate policies for moving as fast as possible towards smart manufacturing - Industry 4.0 – would improve companies’ profitability and competitiveness and provide the country’s industrial base and its overall economy with a significant leap-frogging boost. A first “smart factory” is being set up in Bengaluru as a cooperative venture between the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing of India’s Institute of Science and The Boeing Company.There are however a number of requirements to be met before making Industry 4.0 a big component of the country’s industrial fabric.

● How should the country approach the transformation towards Industry 4.0 with the right balance between enhancing existing production assets and creating new ones?

● What initial lessons can be learnt from the first Indian companies having introduced COBOTS (industrial robots functioning alongside workers)?

● How can collaboration between established companies and high-tech startups help expand IOT and Big Data capabilities as key enablers of Industry 4.0 ?

● How can we expand and accelerate the creation of much-needed high- skilled labour and also deal with the fear of job losses?


Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Pranjal Sharma
Author, Kranti Nation
Remarks by   Sunil Mathur
Chairman, CII Smart Manufacturing Council
and Managing Director and CEO
Siemens Limited
Remarks by   Ramesh Abhishek
Secretary
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Praveen Pardeshi
Additional Chief Secretary
Chief Minister’s Office
Government of Maharashtra
    Chandrashekar Bharathi
Managing Director
Ace Micromatic MIT
    Vijay Kalra
Chief of Manufacturing Operations – Automotive Division
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
    Dilip Sawhney
Managing Director
Rockwell Automation
    Shailesh Sharda
Head, Centre for the
Fourth Industrial Revolution India
World Economic Forum
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Pranjal Sharma
Author, Kranti Nation


Giving the Food and Agro sector the much needed Impetus

India’s food processing industry covers 32% of the country’s food market, and is one of the country’s largest industries. While India is the world’s largest producer of many commodities, only a small percentage of production is processed nationally, due to disconnects between different steps of the value chain and infrastructure weaknesses. However, getting the food processing sector to a higher level of efficiency and profitability needs to go in parallel with the acceleration of reforms in the agriculture sector to regroup a large number of small and resource-less farms into sustainable entities, increase acreage yield by the use of modern technologies, address the crucial issue of water scarcity, and review many complex domestic regulations.

● How can India expand and improve supply and distribution channels to support the development of the food processing sector?

● What rural education policies are required to spread understanding and use of new agriculture methods and technology to improve efficiency?

● What set of additional policies – including credit allocation initiatives - will boost the penetration of agro-tech in the rural sector?

● What areas of further diversification of production should be prioritized in view of their potential on the domestic as well as on the international markets?

● How should India leverage international cooperation to bring efficient water management systems?

● What are the next steps to further expand the reach of ICT to create proper marketing channels, allowing farmers to sell their produce more profitably?

Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Vijay Iyer
Senior Editor & Chief of Bureau
BTVI
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Anoop Kumar
Principal Secretary - ADF and Marketing
Government of Maharashtra
    Jesus Silveyra
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Agri Industry
Argentina
    K R Venkatadri
Chief Operating Officer
Rallis India Limited
    Ramesh Ramachandran
Sr. Vice President – Strategy and
Precision Farming Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
    B Thiagarajan
Co-Chairman, CII Agriculture Council and
Joint Managing Director
Blue Star Limited
    Arabind Das
Chief Operating Officer
Godrej Tyson Foods Limited
    Shrikrishna Gangurde
Partner
Avee Broilers
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Vijay Iyer
Senior Editor & Chief of Bureau
BTVI


Healthcare Development as a key component of a Growth Strategy

Healthcare has now become one of the most important economic and business sectors in India, with services and public as well as private expenditures increasing very steadily. Among the country’s assets are a very large pool of well-trained doctors and the international cost competitiveness of the sector. The healthcare sector, growing at a double-digit pace is expected to increase to more than US$ 130 billion by 2022, driven by some government initiatives such as the introduction in September of a scheme of health insurance to more than over 100 million families every year and a planned doubling of healthcare spending to 3% of GDP by 2022.

● What are the additional measures required to improve primary healthcare?

● What “to do list” will establish India as a preferred platform for medical tourism?

● How can India leverage the role that digital healthcare startups can play?

● What needs to be done to support the development of the medical devices sector, including the contribution of foreign investors?

● How can India strategize for moving its pharma sector from a global leader in generic low-cost ugs to a creator of new molecules?

Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Archana Shukla
Assistant Editor
CNBC TV18
Remarks by   Sanjeeva Kumar
Additional Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Government of India
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Partha Dey
Lead Healthcare
IBM
    Sangeeta Pikale
Director – Maharashtra
Health Sector Skills Council
    Sumit Goel
Partner, IGH – Healthcare Management
KPMG India
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Archana Shukla
Assistant Editor
CNBC TV18


Tourism and Hospitality as a new Growth Driver

The total contribution to the travel and hospitality sector is expected to be close to 11% of GDP in 2018 and the sector employs around 43 million people. 100% FDI in the tourism and hospitality sector under automatic route has been allowed and a number of states are also now setting up their own tourism promotion policies. However, with the number of foreign tourists at between 9 and 10 million, India lags in leveraging the huge potential that its rich cultural and historical heritage and the diversity of its landscapes offers.

● What are the critical factors for shaping India’s tourism industry future?

● What sustained policies are needed to make India a tourism destination of choice?

● What measures could help address the shortage of skilled manpower in the tourism/hospitality sector?

● What can be done to increase India’s international connectivity as a facilitator for tourism development?

Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Swati Khandelwal
Executive Editor
ZEE Business
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Vishal Kamat
Managing Director
Kamat Hotels India Ltd
    Abdul Matlub Ahmad
President
India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry
(IBCCI)
    Marina Filonova
General Director
Gomel Branch of Belarussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Belarus
    Chandi Raj Dhakal
Past President, FNCCI &
Vice President, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nepal
    Jitendra Gunaratne
President – Leisure Group
John Keells Holdings PLC
Sri Lanka
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Swati Khandelwal
Executive Editor
ZEE Business


Defence & Aeronautics: Fulfilling the Country’s Industrial Ambitions and its Security Imperatives

About 60% of India’s defence needs are now covered through imports. The Government aims to reduce this dependency and develop the domestic defence and aeronautics sector. 100% FDI has now been allowed in the defence sector, with 49% under the automatic route channel, to incentivize private sector companies and global military equipment manufacturers to set up production bases for defence and aeronautics in the country.

● What success stories can be built upon in partnership between Indian companies and foreign defence Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)?

● How should India boost the technological level of public and private defence manufacturers to make them global players and partners of choice at the international level?

● What should be the complementary actions to the Draft Defence Production Policy (DDPP) 2018?

● Are there ways to speed-up the training and skills creation process to provide the sector with the talent required?

Opening Remarks by the Moderator   Jayant D Patil
Whole - Time Director, Member of the Board and
Senior Executive Vice President
Larsen & Toubro Ltd
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Maj Gen S Khanna (Retd)
Principal Advisor
Bharat Forge Ltd
    Phil Shaw
Chief Executive Officer
Lockheed Martin
    V Venkata Raju
Chairman & MD
VEM Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    V S Noronha
Vice President & Head (Defence)
Tata Motors Ltd
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Jayant D Patil
Whole - Time Director, Member of the Board and
Senior Executive Vice President
Larsen & Toubro Ltd


Betting on a Leadership role in Renewables

Renewable energy represents today close to 14% of the total energy generated in India, with wind energy being the largest component. The government targets 175GW of clean energy generation by 2022 – with 100GW coming from solar power - against renewables accounting for about 72GW installed capacity by the end of 2018. The country is now the world’s largest renewables auction market. However, India still depends on coal power for three-fourths of its energy requirements. A number of challenges need to be addressed to fulfill the goals.

● What needs to be done to ensure the profitability of the solar energy sector?

● What steps to address obstacles and slowing factors such as uncertainties?

● How should India capitalize on new renewable generation technologies in terms of cost reduction, storage, and flexibility of power generation?

● With only 5% of the global solar installed capacity, what steps can help create a solid, internationally competitive, solar panel manufacturing base in India

● What needs to be done to develop further the offshore wind power sector?

Opening Remarks by
the Moderator
  Nisha Poddar
Anchor
CNBC TV18
Remarks by   Arvind Singh
Principal Secretary
Energy Department
Government of Maharashtra
Panel Discussion    
Remarks by Panelists   Sindoor Mittal
Vice Chairperson
AVAADA Group
    Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
Managing Director
CLP India Private Limited
    Pradeep Kheruka
Chairman
Gujarat Borosil Limited
    Ramesh Subramanyam
Chief Financial Officer
Tata Power Co. Ltd.
    Rene Van Berkel
Representative
Regional Office - India
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
Moderated Discussion    
Summing up by the Moderator   Nisha Poddar
Anchor
CNBC TV18


India: The New Global Economic Address

Opening Remarks by   Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry
Remarks by   Rakesh Bharti Mittal
President, Confederation of Indian Industry
and Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises

Remarks by   Ramesh Abhishek
Secretary
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India


Special Address by   Subhash Desai
Hon’ble Minister of Industries & Mining
State Government of Maharashtra

Special Address &
Video on Ukraine
Country of Opportunities by
  Stepan Kubiv
Hon’ble First Vice Prime Minister and
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Ukraine

Keynote Address by   Suresh Prabhu
Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and
Civil Aviation
Government of India

    Conclude
    Close of Programme

FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT
 
Mumbai
Ms. Aparna Sudhakar
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
105, Kakad Chambers, 132, Dr. Annie Besant
Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Ph: 022- 24911032
Fax: 022-24939463
E-mail: aparna.sudhakar@cii.in
 
Delhi
Mr. Ashish Khatri
Confederation of Indian Industry
The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road
New Delhi 110003
Ph: 011- 45771000
Fax: 011-24601298
Email: ashish.khatri@cii.in