India's Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference (ISCMOC)

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Why Should You Attend?

India is one of the world's most dynamic countries and is designated as a priority market by the U.S. Department of Commerce. India's economy grew on average 8 percent over the last ten years and growing dynamism in several of its regional markets have created wide and diverse business prospects for U.S. companies. The country's supply chains are responsible for its continued growth and globalization. The sector is valued by official studies at $500 billion.

India's infrastructure needs present an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. firms in developing supply chains, warehouses, cold chain storage, ports, roads, railroads, airports, and power grids. India will invest $1 trillion in its infrastructure during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017) and looks for private sector participation to fund half of this massive expansion through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. India's highly entrepreneurial and rapidly globalizing private sector is investing in infrastructure projects and is actively looking for suitable partners in USA.

Who Should Attend?

This one-day global business forum is designed to be intensive and specific for business decision-makers, strategic business planners, export, marketing and operations managers, top professionals, legal practitioners, consultants, and academics with a special interest in India's Supply Chain and the business impacts of its continuing growth and globalization. We suggest sending a team of executives to the Forum.

Forum's Major Emphases:
  • Identifying market opportunities in India for U.S.-based firms in various promising sectors
  • Where, when, and how to build your India market
  • Market entry and joint venture strategies
  • Overcoming regulatory and cultural obstacles

Plus! - Candid Industry and Business Case Panels with experienced executives.

Organized By

The USA India Business Summit (UIBS), the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) and Georgia College & State University.

With Support of

The U.S. Commercial Service, The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), The Metro Atlanta Chamber, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Am Cham India, Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and MM Activ

Sponsored by

Other ISCMOC sponsors include USIBRC, Georgia College, Infosys, Manhattan Associates, DACHSER Intelligent Logistics, Metro Atlanta Chamber and USIII.


8:30-9:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15-9:30am Welcoming Remarks

  • Ani Agnihotri, Program Chair, India's Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference
  • Ms. Gretchen Corbin, Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce , Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Honorable Ajit Kumar, Consul General, Indian Consulate, Atlanta

9:30-10:15am Keynote Address - India's Integration with Global and USA Supply Chain

  • Mr. L. Radhakrishnan, I.A.S., Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. John McIntyre, Prof. of Intl. Business and Director, GaTech, CIBER - Session Moderator

10:15-11:00am Morning Special Session - A Perspective on US and Georgia’s Supply Chain & Logistics Industry

  • Mr. Page Siplon, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Mr. Tom Singh, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, CIRCOR International, Inc. - Session Moderator

Coffee Break

11:15-12:15pm Panel A - Building Supply Chain and Logistics Infrastructure in India

Ports, Airports and other opportunities

  • Mr. David R. Gault, Director Business Development India, DACHSER USA
  • Mr. Steve Mulaik, Partner, The Progress Group
  • Mr. Warren Jones, Aviation Development Manager, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl Airport

11:15-12:15pm Panel B - India opportunities in Logistics Sector

Warehousing and Cold Chain, Freight forwarder and Air Freight

  • Ms. Jaymie C. Forrest, Managing Director, Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute – Session Moderator
  • Mr. J.D. Schwefler, Vice President, International Business Development, Americold
  • Mr. Chris Barnes, President, Warehouse Education and Research Council Atlanta Chapter
  • Mr. Jayant Bharadwaj, President, Swift Freight (USA) Inc

12:30-2:00pm Luncheon Keynote Address - Opportunities and Challenges in India's Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

  • Dr. S.B. Agnihotri*, I.A.S., Director General of Shipping, India
  • Mr. Thomas Strauss, Southern Regional Director, U.S. Department of Commerce – Session Moderator

2:15-3:00pm Afternoon Special Session - Challenges and Opportunities for Global Multinationals: How New Business Models, Scale, Technology and Frugal Innovation Can Combine to Create Real Breakthroughs in India's Supply Chains

  • Mr. Sandeep Dadlani, VP & Head Americas, Retail, CPG and Logistics, Infosys, India
  • Dr. Matthew Liao-Troth, Dean, J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, Georgia College & State Univ. - Session Moderator

Coffee Break

3:15-4:15pm Panel C - Indian Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

Agriculture and Food, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Partnerships

  • Mr. Bret Douglas, Vice President, Global Trade & Supply Chain, HSBC Bank
  • Mr. Dharmendra Gangrade, Head – Logistics, Pidilite Industries Ltd., India
  • Dr. Douglas F. Britton, Manager, Agricultural Technology Research Program, Food Processing Technology Division, GTRI

3:15-4:15pm Panel D - IT and Other Services

IT and Allied Technologies, Enterprise Resource Planning and Warehouse Management Systems

  • Mr. Vivek Sehgal, Senior Director, Manhattan Associates
  • Mr. Michael Stolarczyk, President, Kontane Logistics

4:15-5:00pm Case Studies - Case studies of Warehousing and distribution in India

Food, Retail and Technology

  • Mr. Bill Bastian II, President, Bastian Solutions

5:15-7:30pm Reception

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $175/person (subject to availability)
  • Registration: $225/person

Registration Link: http://www.usaindiabusinesssummit.com/registration.php


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