Venue : Expo Center


    Venue : Expo Center


    Venue : Expo Center


    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.


    Venue : Expo Center

Time Agenda
8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Registration
10.00 a.m. – 10. 30 a.m.
    • Inauguration of Summit Exhibition
        • Inauguration of Summit Conference
          • Lighting of the Lamp Ceremony and Felicitation of Hon’ble Guests

10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
      • Welcome Address:
        Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai

      • Inaugural Address : Global Value Chains - Enabler of Sustainable Trade
      • Chief Guest : Mr. Suresh Prabhu- Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
      • Theme Session
        Speakers :-
      • H.E. Prof. Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of Poland in New Delhi
      • Hon. Mr. Prafulla Samal, Minister for Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Women & Child Development & (Mission Shakti), Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of Odisha
      • Mr. Christian Ewert, Director General, Amfori (Foreign Trade Association)
      • Dr. M. Annadurai, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Satellite Centre (ISAC)
      • Mr. Shishir Priyadarshi, Senior Director and Head, Development Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
      • Mr. Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and former Commerce Secretary, Government of India

      • Vote of Thanks
        Mr. Vijay Kalantri,President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai and Director, WTCA Board, N.Y.
1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
    • Session I

    • Panel Discussion: National and Multilateral Approaches to Foster GVCs
    • Policies and strategies shaping GVCs
    • Regional Trade Agreements - Key facilitator of GVCs
    • Trade Facilitation – Promoting GVC Growth
    • Role of TPOs in strengthening GVC linkages

    • Moderator :-
      Mr. Christian Ewert, Director General, Amfori (Foreign Trade Association)

    • Speakers :-
    • Mr. Andrew Crosby, Managing Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
    • Dr. Nadim Ahmad, Head - Trade and Competitiveness Statistics Division, Statistics Directorate, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Dr. Vinay Sharma, Chairman, Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs (EPCES)
    • Dr. Yang Jun, Professor, School of International Trade and Economics and Adjunct Professor in Research Institute for Global Value Chains, University of International Business and Economics, China
    • Mr. Sebastian Saez, Lead Economist and Coordinator of The Trade and Competitiveness World Bank Program in India
    • Dr. Rupa Chanda, RBI Chair Professor in Economics, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
    • Mr. David Briel, Executive Director, International Investment, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
    • Session II

    • Global Value Chains – Perspectives from Business Leaders and Policy Makers (Case Presentation on lessons from GVC integration)

    • Moderator :-
      Ms. Viviana Araneda, Head, Global Value Chains Division, General Directorate for International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile
    • Speakers :-

    • Mr. Simon Darnell, Procurement Officer, Infrastructure Support Team, United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD)
    • Ms. Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
    • Ms. Madhumitha Ramanathan, Assistant Vice President, Invest India
    • Mr. Md. Salim Ullah, Senior Assistant Secretary (Policy), Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh
    • Mr. Sachin Chhabra, Head – Procurement and Supply Chain, India Bombardier Transportation
    • Techint

5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Visit to Exhibition
7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Welcome Reception and Cultural Programme
(Centrum, 1st Floor, Centre 1 )

Time Agenda
10.00 a.m – 10.20 a.m. Guests of Honour

  • Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.)
    Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

  • Shri. Arjun Ram Meghwal
    Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India
10.20 a.m – 11.30 a.m.
    • Session I
    • Panel Discussion : Global Value Chains – Building MSME competitiveness through value chain integration
    • Firm strategy aiding integration into value chains
    • Gaining access to finance
    • Infrastructure : Key pillar of GVC growth
    • GVCs : Promoting skill development and job creation

    • Moderator :
      Dr. Siddhartha Roy, former Economic Advisor, Tata Group

    • Speakers :-
    • Dr. Pritam Banerjee, Senior Director - South Asia, Corporate Public Policy, Deutsche Post DHL Group
    • Mr. John Foord, President, The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA)
    • Shri. Laxmi Narayan Gupta, I.A.S, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha
    • Mr. Mahinder Chugh, Keiretsu Forum Global Angel Network - Mumbai
    • Ms. Viktoria Lopatina, Founder & Managing Director, Kat.El International Trade Consulting Srls
    • Mr. O.P. Hisaria, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries, Ltd.
    • Mr. Giandeo Rajiv Reemul, CEO, PSA Advisers Ltd
    • Mr. Tim Nicolle, Founder & CEO, PrimaDollar Group
11.30 a.m – 1.00 p.m.
    • Session II
    • Panel Discussion : GVCs : Adaptation of New Technologies
    • Powering GVCs through IT, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence , Robotics, Blockchain and 3D Printing
    • Driving innovation through technology

    • Moderator :
      Dr. Anil V. Vaidya, Professor of Information Management and Area Head of Information Management, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)

    • Speakers :-
    • Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Electronics, South Korea, and Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute India (SRI-B)
    • Dr. H. Purushotham, Chairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
    • Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana, Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department, and Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) Department, Telangana
    • Mr. Prabhakar Chaudhary, Managing Director, HAL Robotics Private Limited
    • Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President & MD, Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance & Vice Chair, Global Energy Storage Alliance
    • Ms. Ally Spinu, Founder-CEO, Export Portal, California
1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Networking Lunch
2.30. p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
    • Session III

    • Moderator :
      Dr. Nadim Ahmad, Head - Trade and Competitiveness Statistics Division, Statistics Directorate, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    • Leveraging the power of GVCs – Case presentations
    • Mr. Pramod Sant, Vice President, Head of Export /Imports and Customs, Siemens Ltd, India
    • Dr. Siddhartha Rajagopal, Executive Director, TEXPROCIL
    • Mr. Mandar Vaidya, Vice President – India Purchase & Global Category Manager - Group Purchase, SKF Bearing
    • Mr. Bhavani Rawla, Country Head – India, Maersk Trade Finance

    • India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • Techint
    • AJE
    • Amazon
    • Ambuja Cement Foundation,
    • Globant
4.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
    • Valedictory Session

5.00. p.m. – 7.00 p.m. B2B Meetings
7.00 p.m. Networking Dinner
(Centrum, 1st Floor, Centre 1 )

Time Agenda
8.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
(For Overseas Delegates)
Field Visit :
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors
Mahindra Towers, Akurli Road,
Kandivili (E), Mumbai – 400101
Maharashtra – India
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Mr. Virendra S. Gupte, Advisor, Tata International Ltd.
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Mr. John Zahaitis, International Business Development, EXPORT PORTAL, USA