UIBS: India’s Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference (ISCMOC)
INDIA’S SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 9am – 8pm
Venue: Georgia Tech Technology Square Research Building (TSRB)
85 Fifth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
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India Business Summit presents its fourth Supply Chain Conference. The one day event will include keynote remarks and presentation by Chris Logan Sr. Director Trade Development, the Georgia Ports Authority and Scott Fenwick, Senior Director, Manhattan Associates, Inc. Over a dozen other distinguished speakers will include high ranking officials from U.S. Commercial Service, Government of India, and subject matter experts from US and Indian companies and organizations.
An article on the upcoming conference:
"Logistics Conference to Focus on India" by Trevor Williams | May 22, 2015
An annual logistics conference focused on India is set to draw Judy Rising Reinke, deputy director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, among other key speakers from the U.S. and India, to Atlanta June 3.
In its fourth year, the “India’s Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities" all-day seminar will cover such topics as freight forwarding and shipping, warehousing and automation, India’s cold chain infrastructure, ports, information technology and the Indian legal environment.
Companies represented are to include logistics software provider Manhattan Associates Inc. and Jonaro Technomar Services; a senior executive from the Indian conglomerate Reliant Ltd. is on the invited speakers list.
Ani Agnihotri, who organizes the event through his USA India Business Summit (set to be held once again this year in September), has also confirmed participation of representatives from ports of Georgia and South Carolina.
John McIntyre, director of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research, said his center is happy to put its weight behind the event.
"The longstanding joint outreach work between UIBS and GT CIBER is mirrored in the ongoing success of this annual event highlighting Georgia's unique locational excellence in the global supply chain network and Georgia Tech’s premier status in the supporting discipline," he said in an emailed statement.
The conference comes as India wrestles with a series of reforms that would spur on economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election last year was met with unbridled optimism, but his reform plans, which include massive upgrades to road, port and rail infrastructure, have butted against competing priorities and nearly $50 billion in debt accrued by private infrastructure developers under the previous government.
India under Mr. Modi has joined the BRICS development bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank with the hope of gaining more traction in the sector.
India’s economy is growing dynamically over 6.0% per year and it is offering diverse business prospects for U.S. companies. India’s supply chains are responsible for its continued growth and globalization and the sector is valued by official studies at $500+ billions. Atlanta based USA India Business Summit (UIBS) has a distinguished history of being largest conference in the South–East USA that promotes business relations between USA and India. “Our goal is to encourage investment, partnerships and business between the United States and India, and accelerate growth in key areas of science and technology, energy, supply chain, logistics and infrastructure,” said Ani Agnihotri, program chairman for the conference. India stands out as one of the most promising markets in sectors such as agriculture, engineering goods, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, textiles, infrastructural projects and telecoms, among others. Rapid evolution of India’s markets and its drive for “Make in India” as manufacturing hub of the world as is creating vast opportunities, but also new complexities.”
This forum is designed specifically for business decision-makers, strategic business planners, consultants and senior academics with a special interest in USA and India’s Supply Chain and the business impacts of its continuing growth and globalization.
ISCMOC programming will cover:
- Perspectives on India‘s Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Services and Opportunities for US Companies
- India‘s Integration with Global and USA Supply Chain
- Warehousing and distribution in India (FMCG, Agriculture, Chemical and Technology)
- Infrastructure overview and opportunities – (Warehousing and Cold Chain, Ocean Ship lines, Freight forwarder, Air Freight and Ports Management).
- New innovations in supply chains leveraging technologies – (Enterprise Resource Planning, warehouse management systems, IT and allied technologies).
- Business and Legal Regulations in India – Business Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transfer Pricing
Speakers Confirmed and Invited*
- Honorable Judy Rising Reinke, Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Representative, Georgia Department of Economic Development , Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)
- Honorable Consul General of India (Acting) R. Srinivasan, Consulate General of India, Atlanta
- Honorable Ms. Reenat Sandhu*, Minister (Comm
erce), Embassy of India, Washington DC
- Chris Logan, Sr. Director Trade Development, the Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Ports Authority, USA
- Mr. Scott Fenwick, Senior Director, Manhattan Associates, Inc.
- Mr. Thomas Strauss, Southern Regional Director, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Mr. John M. Wheeler, VP, Carrier Sales, South Carolina Ports Authority
- Mr. Pranil Vadgama, VP, Global Procurement, CHEP
- Mr. Henry Steingass*, Regional Director for S. Asia, US Trade Development Authority (USTDA)
- Dr. John R. McIntyre, Director, GT CIBER and Professor, College of Management, GaTech
- Mr. Abhay Paranjape, Director, Lockheed Martin, Atlanta, USA
- Mr. Roberto Rodriguez, President, NextStep (R3)
- Mr. Aniket Maindarkar, AVP and Head, BPO Operations, Infosys (Americas)
- Mr. Ray Ellis*, Export-Import Bank
- Capt. Christopher. R. Desa, Founder, Jonaro Technomar Services
- Mr. Madhu Madhusudan, Advisor, MetaCog Solutions
- Dr. L.S. Narasimhan, CEO, Paalam Inc.
For sponsorship and more information contact
Ani Agnihotri, Chairman, USA India Business Summit (UIBS) &
India’s Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference (ISCMOC)
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