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AGENDA: Day - One : Wednesday, 1st, March

 SESSION – 1Inaugural Session – Laying out the Aspiration & Growth Roadmap
9:00 AM-9:05 AMOpening Remarks

Mr. Kamal P. Nanavaty

Chairman, Conference & Exhibition Committee, ICC & President – Strategy Development, Reliance Industries Ltd

9:05 AM-9:10 AMWelcome Address & Perspective Vision For Indian Chemical Industry

Mr. Bimal Goculdas

President, ICC and Managing Director & CEO, DMCC Specialty Chemicals Ltd

9:10 AM-9:30 AMKey Note Address I: Indian Agrochemicals – How Mncs Are Shaping Their Global Play?

Mr. Erik Fyrwald

Global CEO, Syngenta

9:30 AM-9:50 AMKey Note Address II: Emerging World Of Oil To Chemicals & Sustainability – Challenges & Opportunities

Mr. Nikhil R. Meswani

Executive Director, Reliance Industries Ltd.

9:50 AM-10:10 AMKey Note Address III: Growing Bigger & Getting Stronger: Where Is Global Chemicals Headed?

Mr. Chris Musso

Sr. Partner, Denver – Rocky Mountains, McKinsey & Company, USA

10:10 AM-10:30 AMKey Note Address IV: India-UAE Partnership: Evolving Opportunities For Indian Chemical Companies

Dr. Srikar K. Reddy, I.F.S.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

10:30 AM-10:45 AM

Address By Guest Of Honour:

Policy Enablers To Propel Growth – Initiatives By Govt. of India

Shri Arun Baroka, I.A.S.

Secretary – Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India

10:45 AM-11:00 AM

Address By ‘Chief Guest’ &

Whitepaper Launch: India – The Next Chemical Manufacturing Hub

Dr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers,

Government of India*

11.00 AM-11.05 AMSigning of MoU of ICC with ICT, Mumbai on establishing Centre of Excellence
11:05 AM-11:10 AMConcluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks

Mr. Rajen Mariwala

Vice President, ICC & CEO, Eternis Fine Chemicals Ltd.

11.10 AM-11.15 AMInauguration of the Exhibition
 SESSION – 2Opportunity for India in a Challenging World – Enabling Growth Through Investments
Session Chairman: Mr. Ravi Goenka, Chairman & Managing Director, Laxmi Organic Industries Ltd.
11:35 AM-11.55 AMFrom Mission To Reality – How Can Indian Chemicals Make 1 Tn Happen?

Mr. Avinash Goyal

Sr. Partner, Mumbai, McKinsey & Company

11.55 AM-12:15 PMVolatility For The World, Opportunity For India: Chemical Industry Under Transition

Mrs. Sandra Shroff

Vice Chairman, UPL Ltd.

12:15 PM-12.35 PMChemicals & Capital Markets: Searching The Way Back To The Winner’s Podium

Mr. Jayant V. Dhobley

Business Head and CEO – Global Chemicals, Fashion Yarn & Insulators, Aditya Birla Group

12.35 PM-12.40 PMQ&A SessionLed by Session Chair
 SESSION – 3Panel Discussion: Mission Atmanirbhar
Moderator: Mr. Deepak C. Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Deepak Nitrite Ltd.
12.40 PM-1.15 PM

Liberating The Next Wave For Indian Chemicals

Mr. Kartik Bharat Ram, Joint Managing Director, SRF Ltd;

Mr. U Shekhar, Managing Director, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd;

Mr. Kaushal Soparkar, Managing Director, Meghmani Finechem Ltd;

Mr. Kapil Malhotra, Global Business Unit Head-Fluoropolymers, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd;

Mr. Adhip Nath Palchaudhuri, Director (Service Businesses), Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.

SESSION – 4Panel Discussion: Beyond Borders
Moderator: Mr. Namitesh Roychoudhary, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd.
1.55 PM-2:30 PMAsserting Global Dominance In Chemical Value Chains

Mr. Rajendra Gogri, Chairman & Managing Director, Aarti Industries Ltd;

Mr. Vinod Paremal, President & Managing Director – India Region, Evonik India Pvt. Ltd;

Mr. Janardhanan Ramanujalu, Chairman, Sabic Innovative Plastics India Pvt. Ltd;

Dr. Achala Danait, Managing Director, Clariant India Ltd;

Mr. S Ganesan, Vice President – Policy Affairs, UPL Ltd


Inspiration from Parallels – Leveraging Learnings from Alike Growth Journeys
Session Chairman: Mr. Avinash Goyal, Sr. Partner, Mumbai, McKinsey & Company
2.30 PM-2.50 PMLearnings From The North-East: Rejuvenating Indian Chemicals With International Collaboration

Dr. Marco Moder

Partner, Seoul, McKinsey & Company

2.50 PM-3.10 PMSpeciality Chemicals: Road Ahead For India

Mr. Alexander Gerding

Managing Director, BASF India Ltd.

3:10 PM-3.30 PMWhat Has Changed For Chemicals Globally & The USA: Taking A Step-Back

Mr. Chandrakant Nayak

Country President & CEO, Dow India

3.30 PM-3.50 PMEurope’s Darkest Winters: How Are Chemical Mega-Giants Dealing With Unprecedented Times?

Mr. Ravi Kapoor

Chairman & Managing Director, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd.

3.50 PM-3.55 PMQ&A SessionLed by Session Chair
SESSION – 6Post Break Talk on Integrating Resilience in Spec Chem Growth
4.10 PM-4.30 PMNavigating Margin Pressures In Volatile Scenarios

Mr. Radhesh R. Welling

Managing Director, Navin Fluorine International Ltd.

SESSION – 7Panel Discussion: Feedstock Strategy For Sustainable Growth
Moderator: Mr. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, CEO, Avalon Consulting
4:30 PM-5:05 PMImplications On Long Term Capacity Planning

Mr. Sujoy Choudhury, Director – P&BD, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.;

Mr. Amit Chaturvedi, Head SCM, Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Ltd;

Mr. Chandan Sengupta, Senior Advisor – Marketing & Commodity Business, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd;

Mr. B Vivek Shetty, Chairman, Viswaat Chemicals Ltd.

SESSION – 8Panel Discussion: Embracing People Transformation & Powering Innovation
Moderator: Ms. Nitika Nathani, Partner, McKinsey & Company
5:05 PM-5:40 PMKey Learnings For The Chemical Industry

Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chairman & Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.;

Mr. Prakash Raman, Managing Director, Silox India Pvt. Ltd.;

Mr. Ajay Shah, President – Polymers, Elastomers & Cracker, Reliance Industries Ltd;

Mr. Anand Srinivasan, Managing Director, Head of Engineering Plastics ISC, Covestro (India) Pvt. Ltd.;

Mr. Vikram Singhal, President, Gulbrandsen Technologies, Inc.

SESSION – 9Start-up Boot-camp
Moderator: Ms. Rupali Jain, Partner, McKinsey & Company
5:40 PM-6:10 PM
Disruption In The Space: Elevator Pitch By Start-Up Founders

Mr. Karthikeyan KS, CEO, Proklean Technologies Pvt. Ltd;

Mr. Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman, Board of Directors, Kebotix;

Mr. Kunal Godambe, Founder, GreenShift Energy Pvt. Ltd. (Incubated at S.M.Mokashi Incubator at ICT);

Dr. Saugandha Das, Director and Co-founder, Edhaa Innovations Private Limited (Incubated at SINE, IIT Bombay)

Mr. Punit Krishna, CEO, Chemarc

SESSION – 10Criticality Of Bio-Diversity & Environment Conservation: It’s Now Or Never!
6.10 PM-6.30 PMBiodiversity Conservation and Climate ActionDr. Erach Bharucha, Director, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Inst. of Environment Education and Research

AGENDA: Day - Two : Thursday, 2nd, March

9:00 AM-9:10 AM

Opening Remarks by Guest of Honour:

Indian Chemicals: Unravelling The Tn Dollar Opportunity

Shri Susanta Kumar Purohit

Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Government of India

9.10 AM-9.15 AMAwarding of Responsible Care (RC) Logos
SESSION – 1Building Adherence Towards Safety & Sustainability
Session Chairman: Mr Ravi Kapoor, Chairman & Managing Director, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd.
9.15 AM-9.35 AMCarbon Neutrality Assessment: Future Roadmap For Chemical Industry

Dr. Ing. Raoul Meys, Managing Director, Carbon Minds

Mr. Bala Ramani, Director of Sustainability Consulting, ICIS

9.35 AM-9.50 PMChemical SafetyA Cost Or Investment? Ushering In Global Best Practices

Mr. Suresh Ramachandran

Country Head & Managing Director, Arkema India

9.50 AM-9.55 AMQ&A SessionLed By Session Chair
SESSION – 2Unleashing the Wave of Growth Across Chemical Verticals: The Sectoral Standpoint
Session Chairman: Mr. Ashwin C Shroff, Chairman, Excel Industries Ltd.
9.55 AM-10.15 AMPrecious Metal Recovery From Catalysts And Electronic Waste: How Can The Chemical Industry Play Its Role?

Mr. Paul Hameleers

President, Abington Reldan Metals, USA

10.15 AM-10.35 AMRealizing The Full Potential: Leveraging Technology To Achieve Global Competitiveness

Mr. Pinak Dattaray

Founder, Ripik.AI

10.35 AM-10.55 AM

From Coal To Chemicals:

How Can India Adapt?

Mr. Debashis Nanda

Director BD, Coal India Ltd

10.55 AM-11.00 AMQ&A SessionLed By Session Chair
SESSION – 3Exclusive Chat: Thinking Back & Looking Ahead
Coordinator: Mr. Avinash Goyal, Sr. Partner, Mumbai, McKinsey & Company
11:00 AM-11:45 AMTalking Through The Growth Trajectory And The Underlying Journey

Mr. Nadir Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej Industries Ltd.;

Mr. R. Mukundan, Managing Director & CEO, Tata Chemicals Ltd.

SESSION – 4Critical Role of Supporting Enablers in Unlocking Value
Session Chairman: Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chairman & Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.
11.45 AM-12.05 PMValue Creating Partnerships Through Chemical Clusters: What Will It Take To Build A World-Class Chemical Hub?

Mr. Luc Arnouts

Vice President, International Relations & Networks, Port of Antwerp-Bruges

12.05 PM- 12.25 PMFTAs, Non-Tariff Barriers, Duty Drawbacks: Implications On Cross-Border M&As and Scale of Operations

Mr. Vivek Gadre

President – Corporate Strategy, Atul Ltd.

12.25 PM-12.45 PMThe FutureEnergy, Mobility & Chemicals

Mr. Saiprasad Jadhav

Executive Director & CEO, Epsilon Carbon Pvt. Ltd.

12.45 PM- 12.50 PMQ&A SessionLed By Session Chair
SESSION – 5Panel Discussion: Embedding Enterprise within Indian Chemicals
Moderator: Mr. Alok Sharman, Regional Director – South Asia & Managing Director – India, Brenntag Ingredients India Pvt Ltd.
1.30 PM-2.05 PMRole Of Distributors In Shaping The Path Forward

Mr. M. Ponnuswami, Chairman & Managing Director, Pon Pure Chemicals India Pvt Ltd;

Mr. Robert Styut, Secretary General, ICTA;

Mr. Taketo Kimura, General Manager, Mitsui & Co India P. Ltd.

 SESSION – 6Building The Industry Think-Tank: What’s the Latest Development?
Session Chairman: Mr. S. R .Deo, Managing Director, NOCIL Ltd.
2.05 PM-2.25 PMPowering The R&D Transformation: Building India’s Innovation Strategy & Global Compliance

Dr. Aniruddha B. Pandit

Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai

2.25 PM-2.45 PMGlobal Factors Align To Create World Class Industrial Possibilities:  Affordable & Abundant Energy, Central to Major US Markets, Reduced Emissions and Increased Profitability

Mr. Nathan Lord

President, Shale Crescent, USA.

2.45 PM-2.50 PMQ&A SessionLed By Session Chair
SESSION – 7Panel Discussion: Leadership Re-visited
Moderator: Mr. Dinesh MirchandaniManaging Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
2.50 PM-3.25 PM

Presentation on CEO survey

& Panel Discussion


Ms. Nita KeswaniPartner, Boyden Global Executive Search – Presentation on CEO Survey


Mr. Jayant DhobleyBusiness Head and CEO – Global Chemicals, Fashion Yarn & Insulators, Aditya Birla Group;

Mr. Chandrakant NayakCEO, Dow India;

Mr. Sanjeev KaulChairman & Managing Director, Lubrizol India Pvt. Ltd.;

Mr. Suresh RamachandranCountry Head & Managing Director, Arkema India 

SESSION – 8Key Enablers To Propel Growth: Infrastructure & Regulation
Moderator:Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Chief Advisor – High Performance Polymers, Gharda Chemicals Ltd.
3.25 PM-3.45 PMEvolving Global Regulatory Scenario: Implications For Indian Chemical Industry

Mr. Shisher Kumra, Founder & Executive Director, Global Product Compliance (GPC) /

Dr. Jayachandran Nair, CEO, Global Product Compliance (GPC) – India

3.45 PM-4.00 PMIndustrial Park For Inclusive & Sustainable Growth For Indian Chemical IndustryMr. Virender Kumar, Group Marketing Head – Arete Group (PIP)
4.00 PM-4.05 PMQ&A SessionLed By Session Chair
SESSION – 9Concluding Session
4.05 PM-4.10 PMClosing RemarksDr. Prakash Trivedi,Chief Advisor – High Performance Polymers, Gharda Chemicals Ltd.
4.10 PM-4.20 PMSumming-up and Vote of ThanksMr. D Sothi Selvam, Director General, ICC

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