CONFERENCE AGENDA

17th Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference & Exhibition

on 29th February 1st March 2024 at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai

The Rise of India’s Chemical Industry: From Mission to Reality

AGENDA – DAY 1 29th Feb 2024

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

REGISTRATION / WELCOME

SESSION – 1

Inaugural Session: Laying out the countours & growth roadmap

9:00 AM-9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Mr. Kamal P. Nanavaty
Chairman, Conference & Exhibition
Expert Committee, ICC & President – Strategy Development, Reliance Industries Ltd

9:05 AM-9:10 AM

Welcome Address & Perspective on Indian Chemical Industry

Mr. Rajen Mariwala
President, ICC and Managing Director, Eternis Fine Chemicals
Ltd.

9:10 AM-9:25 AM

Key Note Address I:

Tailwinds shaping the global chemical industry: Why is this time different?

Mr. Liam Condon
CEO, Johnson Matthey

9:25 AM-9:35 AM

Key Note Address II:

UK-India Partnership Opportunities in the Chemical Downstream Industry

Mr. Harjinder Kang,

His Majesty s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for South Asia, British Deputy High Commission

9.35 AM-9.50 AM

Key Note Address III:

UAE-India Partnership Opportunities in the Chemical Industry

 

His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Al Shamsi

Ministry of Industry & Advance Technology, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

9.50 AM-10.05 AM

Key Note Address IV:

Road Map for Japan India Partnership: Petrochemicals

 

Mr. Nob Tabata

Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chemicals

Division, Energy & Chemicals Company, Itochu

Corporation, Japan

 

Mr. Ken Fukui

General Manager, Chemicals Division, Energy & Chemicals

Company, Itochu Corporation, Japan

10:05 AM-10:20 AM

Key Note Address V:

Lens into the Future Business trends shaping Chemical industry over next decade

Dr. Ulrich Weihe

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt

10.20 AM-10.35 AM

Address By Chief Guest : GoI initiatives to enable systemic transition to circular economy & sustainable development & Whitepaper Launch

Ms. Nivedita Shukla Verma, I.A.S.
Secretary, Dept. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India (Invited)

10.35 AM-11.05 AM

Panel Discussion: State Governments pitch: State Government enablers to fuel growth of Chemical industry

Panelists:

      Mr. Hemant Sharma, IAS,

Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of Odisha

      Mr. N. Yuvraj, IAS,

Secretary, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Andhra Pradesh

      Dr. Vipin Sharma, IAS,

Chief Executive Officer, MIDC

11.05 AM-11.10 AM

Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks

Mr. Kartik Bharat Ram
Vice President, ICC and Joint Managing Director, SRF Ltd

11.10 AM-11.15 AM

Inauguration of the Exhibition

By ‘Chief Guest’

11:15 AM-12:00 Noon

COFFEE / TEA BREAK / NETWORKING AT EXHIBITION BOOTHS

SESSION – 2

Indian Chemical Industry: Chartering roadmap towards next wave of growth

Session Chairman: Mr. Yogesh M. Kothari, Chairman & Managing Director, Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd

12:00 Noon-12:15 PM

Criticality of capital to fuel growth: Making India as magnet for foreign investments

Mr. Ramakrishnan Mukundan,

MD & CEO, Tata Chemicals

12:15 PM-12:30 PM

Navigating margin cyclicity: Securing competitiveness of Indian chemicals industry

Mr. Avinash Goyal,

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, India

12:30 PM-12:45 PM

Challenge of Profitable Growth: Capturing domestic opportunity in a globally surplus environment

Mr. Suyog Kotecha,

President, Strategy and New business, Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Ltd.

12:45 PM-12:50 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Session Chair

SESSION 3

Panel Discussion: Unleashing India’s potential

Panel Chair/Moderator: – Mr. Namitesh Roychoudhary, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:50 PM-1:35 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global manufacturing powerhouse for MNCs

Panelists:

      Mr. Alexander Gerding,

Managing Director, BASF India Ltd.

      Mr. Vinod Paremal,

President & Managing Director – India Region, Evonik India Pvt. Ltd

      Mr. Umesh Sathe,

Vice President and India BU CEO of Process Automation, Siemens

      Mr. Chandrakant Nayak,

Country President & CEO, Dow India

      Mr. Janardhanan Ramanujalu,

Head Rest of Asia (Excl.GC), SABIC

      Mr. Mukesh Malhotra,

Country Manager & Managing Director, Syensqo India

1:35 PM-1:40 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Panel Chair

1:40 PM-2:30 PM

LUNCH/ NETWORKING /INTERACTION WITH BOOTHS

SESSION 4

Risk & Uncertainties – The Must Win Battles

Session Chairman: Mr. Bimal Goculdas, Managing Director & CEO, DMCC Specialty Chemicals Ltd.

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Sustainable Digital Transformation: To battle the Growing Risks and Uncertainties

Mr. Axel Lorenz,

Global BU CEO, Process Automation, Siemens

2:45 PM-3:00 PM

Europe’s warmest summers: How should Indian chemical industry respond?

Mr Ravi Kapoor,

Chairman & Managing Director, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd.

3:00 PM-3:15 PM

Sustainable transition: Biotech to circumvent environmental impact

Mr. Samir Somaiya,

Chairman & Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.

3:15 PM-3:20 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Session Chair

SESSION 5

Panel Discussion: Achieving true north-star

Panel Chair/Moderator: Ms. Nitika Nathani, Partner, McKinsey & Company, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 PM-4:05 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic plays towards winning global market share?

Panelists:

      Mr. Rajendra Gogri,

Chairman & Managing Director, Aarti Industries Ltd

      Mr. Maulik Patel,

CMD, Epigral Ltd. (formerly Meghmani Finechem Ltd.)

      Mr. Maulik Mehta,

CEO & Executive Director, Deepak Nitrite Ltd

      Ms. Vinati Saraf Mutreja,

Managing Director & CEO, Vinati Organics Ltd

      Mr. Virender Kumar,

Group Marketing Head Arete Group (PIP)

      Mr. Sridhar Venkiteswaran,

CEO, Avalon Consulting

4:05 PM-4:10 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Panel Chair

4.10 PM-4:30 PM

COFFEE / TEA BREAK / INTERACTION WITH BOOTHS

SESSION 6

Critical enablers to unlock growth opportunity for India

Session Chairman: Mr. Jayant V. Dhobley, Business Head and CEO – Global Chemicals, Fashion Yarn, & Insulators, Aditya Birla Group

4:30 PM-4:45 PM

Countering cyclicity through specialty: Is there a set recipe for success?

Mr. Deepak Jain,

CEO and Managing Director, Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd.

4:45 PM-5:00 PM

M&A in Indian Chemicals space – Joining hands with global marketplace

Mr. Mahesh Singhi,

Founder & MD, Singhi Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

5:00 PM-5;15 PM

Chemicals & capital markets: Implications of regional nuance for India

Ms. Chantal Lorbeer,

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Munich

5:15 PM-5:30 PM

Global competitiveness through technology adoption

Mr. Scott Genereux,

Senior VP, Chief Revenue Officer, Rockwell Automation INC

5:30 PM-5:35 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Session Chair

SESSION 7

Startup Bootcamp

Panel Chair/ Moderator: Ms. Rupali Jain, Partner, McKinsey & Company, India

 

 

 

5.35 PM-6.05 PM

 

 

 

Disruption In the Space: Elevator Pitch By Start-Up Founders in Chemical & Biotechnology industry

Panelists:

      Mr. Daniel Stewart,

CEO and Co-Founder, ViridiCO2

      Ms. Puja Jain,

ElementRe

      Mr. Aniket Malshe,

Founder, Nichem Solutions

6:05 PM-6:10 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Panel Chair

6.30 PM onwards

NETWORKING DINNER FOR ALL DELEGATES

AGENDA – DAY 2 1st March 2024

9:30 AM-9:45 AM

Opening Remarks by Guest of Honour: GoI initiatives to support ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ in Chemicals

Mr. Deepak Mishra, IFoS

Joint Secretary, Dept. of Petrochemicals, Ministry of

Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India

SESSION 1

Emerging Trends, Disruptions and Opportunities

Session Chairperson: Mrs. Ramya Bharathram, Managing Director & CFO, Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd.

9:45 AM-10:00 AM

Delivering on the GenAI promise: Use-cases across the value-chain

Mr. Yashaswi Gautam,
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Boston

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Green chemicals – The upcoming industrial revolution

Dr. Partha P. Maitra

President New Initiatives,

Reliance Industries Ltd.

10:15 AM-10:30 AM

Shortage of chemical clusters in Eastern India / Coast: Role of Auro Industrial city (Kakinada SEZ) in bridging the gap

Mr. Ram Reddy Ojili

Managing Director, Kakinada SEZ Limited

Mr. Muralidharan,

Director, Kakinada SEZ Limited

10:30 AM-10:35 AM

Q&A Session

Led by Session Chair

SESSION 2

Panel Discussion on Chemistry Beyond Borders: Leveraging Flanders (Belgium) to Tackle Europe

Panel Chair/ Moderator: Mr. Mukesh Malhotra, Country Manager & Managing Director, Syensqo India

 

 

 

 

10:35 AM-11:05 AM

 

 

 

 

Flanders/ Belgium in playing a pivotal role in optimising presence of Indian chemical Industry in Europe

Panelists:

      Ms. Ann Wurman,

Director ESSENSCIA Flanders, Director IVP Coatings

      Mr. Luc Arnouts,

Vice President & Director International Relations and Networks – Port of Antwerp-Bruges

      Mr. Wouter Vanhees,

Trade & Investment Commissioner Flanders Investment & Trade

11:05 AM-11:10 AM

Q&A Session

Led by Session Chair

11:10 AM-11:45 AM

COFFEE / TEA BREAK / INTERACTION WITH BOOTHS

SESSION 3

Technological Future: Era of Digital Transformations

11:45 AM-12:00 Noon

Variability to "value": Virtual Go & See on digital transformations

Mr. Ranjit Kanbarkar

Head of Advanced Manufacturing,

CEAT Limited

SESSION 4

Deep dive into Functional Excellence

Session Chairman: Mr. Ramkumar Shankar, Managing Director, Chemplast Sanmar Ltd

12:00 Noon-12:15 PM

Product-led lens in chemicals: Accelerating development cycles

Dr. Klaus Baumgart
Head of Product Management (Organic Pigments) & New Businesses, Sudarshan Chemicals

12:15 PM-12:30 PM

Next gen procurement: Beyond the clean sheet

Mr. Raj Tiwari
CEO, Speciality Chemicals & Whole Time Director, UPL Limited

12:30 PM-12:45 PM

From lab to markets: Accelerated development cycle as a source of competitive advantage

Mr. Ross Baglin

Chief Executive Officer, Interface Polymers

12:45 PM-01:00 PM

India s role to enhance access to Biopharmaceuticals

Dr. Samir Kulkarni

Head of Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.

01:00 PM-01:15 PM

Beating markets through strategy: Imperatives for winning in commodity chemicals

Mr. Ankur Singh

Vice President and Head Strategy, DCM Shriram Limited

01:15 PM-01:20 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Session Chair

SESSION 5

Panel discussion on Deriving scale through distribution

Panel Chair/ Moderator: Mr. Alok Sharman, Regional Director South Asia & Managing Director India, Brenntag Ingredients India Pvt Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01:20 PM-02:05 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deriving scale through distribution:

Shaping the India landscape

Panelists:

      Mr. M. P. Lakshmipathy

Executive Director, Pon Pure Chemicals India Pvt Ltd

      Mr. Robert Styut,

Secretary General, ICTA

      Mr. Kapil Malhotra,

Global Business Unit Head-Fluoropolymers, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd

      Mr. Mottie Kessler,

Chairman and CEO, 2M Holdings Ltd

      Mr. Taketo Kimura,

General Manager, Basic Chemicals Division, Mitsui & Co India Pvt Ltd.

02:05 PM-02:10 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Panel Chair

02:10 PM-03:00 PM

LUNCH/ NETWORKING /INTERACTION WITH BOOTHS

SESSION 6

Building resilience in enablers for growth of the Indian chemical industry

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

03:00 PM-03:15 PM

Indian Chemical Management & Safety: Shaping policy for brighter future

Dr. Jayachandran Nair
CEO, Global Product Compliance

03:15 PM-03:30 PM

De-risking the industry: Protection against tariff wars and dumping

Mr. AK Gupta, TPM Consultants

03:30 PM-03:45 PM

Building resilience: How to manage your own waste/ water?

Mr. Willi Muenninghoff
Regional Director – APAC, Health Sciences, Ramboll

03:45 PM-03:50 PM

Q&A

Led by Session Chair

SESSION 7

Panel discussion on Promising Outlook

Panel Chair/ Moderator: Mr. Ashwin C Shroff, Chairman, Excel Industries Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

03:50 PM-04:35 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

An opportunity to bet on Indian Chemicals

Panelists:

      Mr. Suresh Ramachandran,

Country Head & Managing Director, Arkema India

      Mr. V. S. Anand,

Managing Director, NOCIL Limited

      Mr. Anurag Roy,

Chief Executive Officer, Astec Lifesciences Ltd.

      Mr. Vikram Singhal,

President, Gulbrandsen Technologies, Inc.

      Mr. Prakash Raman,

Managing Director, Silox India Private Limited

      Mr. Ravi Raghavan,

Editor, Chemical Weekly

04:35 PM-04:40 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Panel Chair

SESSION 8

Panel discussion on War for Talent

Panel Chair/ Moderator: Mr. Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search/

Ms. Nita Keswani, Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search

 

 

 

 

04:40 PM-05:10 PM

 

 

 

 

War for Talent

Panelists:

      Mr. Vishal Sharma,

CEO, Godrej Chemicals

      Mr. Rupark Sarswat,

CEO, India Glycols Ltd.

      Mr. Alexander Gerding,

Managing Director, BASF India Ltd.

      Mr. Harsh Goenka,

Executive Director, Laxmi Organic Ltd.

05:10 PM-05:15 PM

Q&A Session

Led by Panel Chair

05:15 PM-05:20 PM

Closing remarks & vote of thanks

Mr. D. Sothi Selvam
Director General, ICC

05:20 PM-05:30 PM

COFFEE / TEA BREAK / INTERACTION WITH BOOTHS

 

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