Timings Sessions
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Inauguration of the Exhibition by Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Government of India

Timings Sessions
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


1000 hrs
Arrival of Chief Guest and Dignitaries
1000-1005 hrs
Lighting of the Lamp
1005-1010 hrs
Welcome by Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya
Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Chemical and Fertilizers, Government of India
1010-1015 hrs
Special Address by H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World
1015 – 1025 hrs
Keynote Address by Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju
Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India
1035 – 1045 hrs
Keynote Address by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan
Hon’ble Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
1035 – 1045 hrs
Keynote Address by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Government of India
1045 – 1115 hrs
Inaugural Address by Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Government of India
1115 – 1120 hrs
Vote of Thanks by Shri P Radhakrishnan
Hon’ble Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping,
Government of India
1120 – 1130 hrs
National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and DP World
11:30 PM - 12:00 PM

Tea Break & Networking

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


1200-1202 hrs
1202-1212 hrs
Address by Mr Rajive Kumar
Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India
1212-1222 hrs
Address by Mr A K Mital
Chairman, Railway Board, India
1222-1232 hrs
Address by Ms Rita A Teaotia
Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India
1232-1242 hrs
Address by Mr Rajiv Nayan Choubey
Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
1242-1252 hrs
Address by Mr Ramesh Abhishek
Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
1252-1302 hrs
Address by Ms Preeti Sudan
Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer
Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India
1302-1320 hrs
Address by Mr Sanjay Mitra
Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India
1320-1345 hrs
Interactive Session
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Developing a network of multimodal logistics parks (MMLPs) to act as logistics hubs will address the issues of unfavorable modal mix, inefficient fleet mix and an underdeveloped material handling infrastructure. Logistics parks are expected to help transition from the current situation of point-to-point freight movement to an ideal situation of hub and spoke model freight movement.

The large-scale investment required for developing logistics parks and the need to leverage industry best practices make the PPP model the most viable option. The involvement of a private player will enable access to state-of-the-art technologies available with the private sector and help in achieving efficient delivery of quality operational and maintenance services. Availability of long tenured loans, assistance in land acquisition and quality of trunk infrastructure are some of the other reasons which make the participation of the government critical in the development of logistics parks. 

  • Multimodal Logistics Parks – Success stories of MMLPs in developed economies
  • Changing economic landscape and need for MMLP
  • Impediments for multimodal logistics movement in India
  • Changes needed in Multimodal Transportation Act
  • Multimodal Logistics Park – Need for coordinated action
Session Chair
Mr. Mohammed Jamshed
Member (Traffic) Railway Board
Session Co-Chair
Ms. Leena Nandan
Joint Secretary Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
Mr. Prakash Tulsiani
Chief Operating Officer All Cargo Logistics Ltd.
Mr. Robert Brekelmans
Chief Operating Officer Transforium Company Support

Panel Discussion

Mr. Kalyana Rama, CMD, CONCOR

Mr. H.D. Gujrati, Director (Operations & Business Development), DFCCIL

Mr Manish Mathur, Partner, A T Kearney

Mr. Rajesh Rohatgi, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank

Mr. Davinder Sandhu, Partner, KPMG

Mr. Yuvraj Narayan, Group CFO, DP World
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Parallel Session 1A: Urban transportation: New Developments (Hall 5)

Growing urbanization has increased the need for efficient and seamless public transport systems. Development of public mass transport systems has picked up recently, with a proposal to build a metro rail system in every city with a population > 2 million. Multiple trial runs for BRTS system have also been conducted, with varying degrees of success, to improve the intra city transportation infrastructure. Developments in inter-city rail connectivity are also on the anvil.

There is a pressing need to improve existing road infrastructure and deploy new age technologies & practices to improve traffic movement and road safety. To achieve sustainability, an understanding on the solution themes is required among the solution providers and users with inputs from concerned regulators.

  • E-Commerce – Ultimate solutions for new age smart cities  
  • Future urban transport systems – Convenience vs economic feasibility
  • Intelligent & advanced transport systems – Challenges and opportunities
  • Urban freight transportation – Solving the last mile delivery challenge
  • The role of urban transport institutions for holistic planning of infrastructure to develop an effective and integrated public transport system

Session Chair
Mr. M Ramsekhar
Managing Director and Chief Exective Officer, DIMTS
Session Co-chair
Mr. Abhay Damle
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India
Presentation (Future urban transport systems)
Mr. Shashi Verma
Director of Customer Experience, Transport for London
(Topic: Future urban transport systems)
Mr. Mukund Kumar Sinha
Officer on Special Duty (Urban Transport), Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
Ms. Ekroop Caur

Panel Discussion (Holistic infrastructure planning for multimodal transport)

Mr S K Lohia, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd

Mr Prasana Patwardhan, Chairman & MD, Purple Mobility Solutions

Mr Nitin Kumar, Deputy Managing Director, Fairwood Group

Mr Axel Sondermann, Principal, A T Kearney

Mr Stefan Palskog, President, Scania India

Mr Ravindra Verma, Managing Director, Mobility Infrastructure Group

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tea Break & Networking

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Main Session 2: Freight corridors for economic development (Hall 6)

India has invested heavily in developing its road network over the last 25 years. India has a network of ~5.25 mn km of roads, accounting for ~60% of total freight movement. However, National Highways, the most important links in the Indian road network carrying ~40% of total traffic movement, account for just 2% of the total road network. The government has taken steps to improve the national highway network by setting up of six corridors (4 legs of Golden quadrilateral, North-South & East-West corridors). These corridors carry 35% of total road freight.

Additionally, with 14,500 km of navigable inland waterways and a 7,500-km coastline, India has an immense potential for inland and coastal transportation. However, transportation through inland waterways has a share of less than 5% in the total logistics volumes. In comparison, China and EU transport about 45% of shipments through inland waterways. There are cost benefits of transportation through waterways and coastal shipping, with cost of these modes being half of competing modes like road and rail.

Government has taken visible steps to promote coastal shipping and inland waterway transport as viable alternates to road and rail by compensating the costs incurred on first mile and last mile connectivity, for the commodities with potential to be moved through inland waterways or coastal network. Government has also announced measures under the Sagarmala program for port-led development of coastal areas to enable multi modal transportation. Further steps like dedicated infrastructure to ensure priority berthing, port tariff rationalization to align rates for major and nonmajor ports etc. are required to make the value proposition of logistics movement through inland waterways and sea attractive for logistics players.

  • Corridor approach to road development – corridor, logistics and last mile connectivity
  • Coastal Shipping – Need for comprehensive ecosystem to promote adoption
  • Developing inland terminals – Adopting global models to accelerate development
  • Coastal Shipping & Inland Waterways – Will it drive the next wave of logistics cost transformation
Session Chairman
Mr. Yudhvir Singh Malik
Chairman, NHAI
Session Co-Chair
Mr. Vinayak Chatterjee
Chairman, CII National Committee
onInfrastructure & PPP and
Chairman, Feedback Infra Ltd.
Presentation (Corridors and Connectivity)
Mr. Jose Luis Irigoyen
Senior Director
World Bank Transport & ICT
Presentation (Coastal Shipping)
Mr. Anil Devli
Chief Executive Officer
Presentation (Inland waterways and logistics)
Mr. H. F.W. de Leijer
STC NESTRA, Netherlands

Panel Discussion

Mr Adesh Sharma, Chairman, DFCCIL

Mr Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust

Mr K V Praveen, Executive Vice President and Head, Roads, Elevated Corridors & Runways Business, Larsen & Toubro Ltd

Mr Vivek Kele, President, Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India

Mr Anil Singh, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DP World

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Parallel Session 2A: Supply chain transformation: Storage innovations (Hall 5)

Adaption of new technologies for storage of grains and other agricultural produce including cold chains and silos improve national food security. Innovations in areas such as packaging, labelling, storage and quality improve ambient storage and logistics efficiencies. Supply chain reconfiguration for logistics efficiency may involve consolidation decisions and drive the demand for large scale industrial warehouses planned based on geographical boundaries. In this context, both User and Logistics Service sectors sense need for greater capabilities, skills and new service models.

For example, Greater emphasis is required for chilled and frozen storage innovation that support produce such as milk and milk products, meat, fruits and vegetables freshness. Storage innovations that include energy efficiency and usage of renewable energies may improve adoption of cost effective cold storages, reduce wastage and stabilize prices in market. Greater benefits will accrue with green initiatives such as solar panels, wind power and more importantly reducing the carbon foot print.

  • Networking key facility locations – production & consumption centers
  • Infrastructure status for general purpose warehousing
  • Logistics importance in food security
  • Developments in storage models (ambient, chilled & frozen)
  • Powering storage with renewable energies
  • PPP to meet storage capacity needs of India
  • Benefits from new storage technologies
Session Chairman
Mr Anil Arora
Member – CII National Committee on
Logistics and Managing Director
MJ Logistic Services Limited
Session Co-Chair
Mr Niraj Verma
Member (PPP) NHAI
Mr Nick Vyas
Executive Director
Center for global supply chain, University of Southern California
Mr Mike Mullin
Senior Director for Global Govt. Affairs
Brambles Limited

Panel Discussion

Mr Deven Pabaru, Chief Operating Officer, Future Supply Chains

Mr Amitava Saha, Co-Founder & COO,

Ms Cecilia Briceño-Garmendia, Lead Economist, World Bank Transport & ICT

Mr Nagarajan Sivaramakrishnan, Managing Director, Mother Dairy Fruit &

Timings Sessions
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

State Sessions (Hall 5)

10:00 – 10:10hrs
Welcome Address
Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
10:10 – 10:20hrs
Need for multimodal logistics parks and role of state governments
Country Director, World Bank, India
10:20 – 10:30hrs
Multimodal Logistics Parks planned by DMICDC
, CEO and MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC)
10:30 – 10:40hrs
Investment opportunities in Infrastructure in Haryana
Principal Secretary (Industries), Government of Haryana
10:40 – 10:50 hrs
Need for multimodal logistics parks and coordinated action across ministries
Country Director, Asian Development Bank, India
10:50 – 11:00 hrs
Dry Port & SEZ at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)
Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)
11:00 – 11:10hrs
Multimodal Logistics Park planned at Paradip Port Trust (PPT)
, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust (PPT)
11:20 – 11:20hrs
Tea Break
11:20 – 11:30hrs
Investment opportunities in Infrastructure in Tamil Nadu
Shri Rajeev Ranjan, Addl. Chief Secretary (Highways), Government of Tamil Nadu
11:30 – 11:40hrs
Investment opportunities in Infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh
Shri J Nivas, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd
11:40 – 11:50hrs
Investment opportunities in Infrastructure in Telangana
Shri E V Narasimha Reddy, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd
11:50 – 12:00hrs
Investment opportunities in Infrastructure in Karnataka
Shri Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Managing Director, Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Interactive Session

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Parallel Session 3A: Gateways: GST and role of Digitization for congestion reduction (Hall 4)

Logistics cost in India as a % of GDP is among the highest in the world (~14%). As foreign trade increases, it becomes important to address the factors congesting ports, road and rail networks. Slow growth of infrastructure, non-uniform documentation across states and limited digitization lead to increased waiting times, thereby increasing the overall cost of transportation.

Introduction of Goods and Services Tax makes movement of goods easier across state borders. Greater degree of change in both process and procedures are required for GST compliance. Such changes lead to revised inventory levels, locations and logistics requirements to meet both B2B and B2C demand. 

As India looks to adopt an integrated multi modal logistics model, it is imperative that a strong ICT network is established to introduce end-to-end digitization. Multiple initiatives are proposed aiming at reducing port clearance and check post transit times, most of which require strong coordination between multiple agencies

  • Digitization-led efficiency enhancement of port infrastructure
  • Moving towards seamless inter-state movement
  • Logistics digitization: Need for multi-modal integration to decongest gateways
Session Chairman
Dr. Hasmukh Adhia
Secretary (Revenue)
Department of Revenue Ministry of Finance
Session Co-Chair
Mr.Rohit Kumar Singh
Member (Finance)
National Highways Authority of India
Presentation ( Digitization of logistics to augment global trade)
Mr. Tan Sri Abdul Rahman bin Mamat
Executive Memeber, GCEL
Presentation (Moving towards seamless inter-state movement)
Ms. Polina Hristeva
Sr.Policy Advisor,Transport, Canada

Panel Discussion

Mr Upender Gupta, Commissioner (GST), CBEC

Mr Subrata Mitra, Professor, IIM Calcutta

Ms Cordula Rastogi, Global Solution Lead, Connectivity, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank

Mr Rajesh Yabaji, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, BlackBuck

Mr S K Shahi, Chairman & Managing Director, SKS Shipping

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parallel Session 3B: Standards and skills for logistics (Hall 5)

World over Racking-Handling Equipment-Trucking-Palletizing (RHTP) standards have improved logistics efficiencies. Development and voluntary adoption of such standards by industry must be encouraged.
Nationwide standardized trucks, warehouse infrastructure and material handling equipment would have a positive impact on productivity, safety and efficiency.

Evolving logistics industry standards, processes and procedures, increased technology adaption demand new skill sets. Skill development is the key to improve logistics performance. Specific functional skills need to be focused in logistics and supply chain sub-sectors such as warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding, express courier, purchasing, distribution and operations support. The skill gap in next few years is in millions and requires immediate attention and participation from various stakeholders.

  • Need for standards in Logistics
  • Economic benefits from voluntary standards adoption
  • RHTP study and need for Logistics system certification
  • Bridging skill gaps in Logistics
Session Chairman
Mr R Dinesh
Chairman, CII-Institute of
Logistics Advisory Council and MD,
TVS Logistics Pvt Ltd
Session Co-Chair
Ms.Veena Ish
Member (Admin)
National Highways Authority of India
Presentation (Skill Development in Logistics)
Mr. Thomas Sim
Chairman, Training & Development
Singapore Logistic Academy
Presentation on Green Logistics
Mr. Nick Vyas
Executive Director
Center for global Supply Chain
University of Southern California
Presentation (Transportation of Hazardous Chemical in India)
Mr. Allwyn Crasto
Founder Member, ICC-Nicer Globe
And, Head, Transportation and
Distribution Saftey, South Asia,
BASF India Ltd

Panel Discussion

Capt. Ramanujam, Chief Executive officer, Logistics Sector Skill Council

Mr Sandeep Agarwal, Vice President – North, Ashok Leyland

Mr K V Mahidhar, Head, CII Institute of Logistics

Mr Ashutosh Bajpai, Vice President – Operations, DHL

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs)

in the august presence of

Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Government of India

Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana

Smt Vasundhara Raje, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan