21-22 November 2019
National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
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Conference Programme

Day 1: 21 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time Sessions
0930-1030 hrs : Inaugural Ceremony: Rediscovering India's Logistics sector: Efficiency, costs & technology
Welcome Address: Shri Shanti Narain, National Chairman, CILT India
Presentation/Address by Knowledge Partner/s: Nomura Research Institute/JLL
Address by Chief Guest:
Vote of Thanks: Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group
Launch of Knowledge Report
1030-1100 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1100-1230 hrs : Spotlight on Action Plan
Integrated National Logistics Policy

Contribution of logistics sector in making India a $5 trillion economy.
Focus on current status, progress and action taken so far on the implementation of the NLP.

Discussion Points:
• Optimizing the current modal mix (road-60%,rail-31%,water-9%)
• Incentivizing the sector (financing and funding)
• Ensuring standardization in logistics (warehousing, packaging, 3PL players, freight forwarders)
• Improving India’s ranking in the Logistics Performance Index
• Lower the logistics cost with impetus on economic growth by driving competitiveness in exports
• Developing Multi Modal Logistics Parks
• Creating a single window for logistics e-marketplace
• Creating center of trade facilitation
• Partnership between government, private players and academia to drive innovation
1230-1330 hrs : Industry Speaks
Changing logistics landscape: Delivering possibilities in the digital era

Discussion Points:

• Developing strategies for a connected logistics world
• Building connections across land, air and sea
• Competition vs cooperation? Unearthing the best opportunities for growth
• Adapting to new realities
• Understanding the changing shape of logistics
• Developing trends and the future of delivery
• Contribution and growth plans
1330-1430 hrs : Lunch
1430-1600 hrs : Regional Connect & WiLAT
Breaking through regional borders: Engaging in cross-border opportunities and role of women in global logistics arena

Discussion Points:

• Creating efficient logistics cross-border strategy
• Understanding regulation, standardization, harmonization etc.
• Opportunities for partnerships: building relations across new markets
• A connected world: prospects for ports and logistics developments
• Regional connectivity in boosting competitiveness and accelerating economic growth
• Infrastructure to promote close economic cooperation
• Taking domestic e-commerce international: growing cross-border delivery
• South East Asia: the next hub for global e-commerce?
1600-1630 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1630-1730 hrs : Tech Talk
Creating a platform for integrated logistics solution

Discussion Points:

• Leveraging new technology to deliver smart, seamless solutions for clients
• Creating a universal platform for connected advantage
• Next-generation logistics: what can we expect from our tech-driven future?
• Technology to solve e-fulfilment challenges in the digital age
• Leveraging the potential of IoT/ adoption of digital solutions (digitized value chain, inventory, order, fleet management)
• Monitoring, tracking, connecting devices (GPS, hardware installed in fleets, real-time data collection)
• AI & Machine Learning
• Data science and analytics (interpret data, automate decision making, improve performance)

Day 2: 22 November 2019 (Friday)
Time Session
0930-1100 hrs : Development of logistics infrastructure capacity

Discussion Points:

• India’s performance on Logistics Performance Index
• Initiatives undertaken to improve logistics
• Bharatmala Pariyojana: Development of a network of Economic Corridors
• Sagarmala Programme for port development
• Development of Dedicated Freight Corridors by Railways
• Creating and developing infrastructure for multimodal connectivity: Ports, Airports, Inland Waterways, Railways, Roads
• Issue of connectivity, operations and security
• Development of highway infrastructure
• Land Ports to enable land trade with neighbouring countries
• Development of National Waterways to enable ecological & economical freight movement
1100-1130 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1130-1300 hrs : Terminal operations: Creation of Multi-modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs)

Discussion Points:

• MMLPs to serve as freight aggregation and distribution, integrated storage and warehousing, information technology support, and value-added services
• Developing multi modal infrastructure
• Creating freight terminals
• Connecting ports and logistics developments with MMLPs
• Current status of MMLPs: 35 multi-modal logistics parks across the country
• Upcoming industrial clusters and consumption centres to produce higher freight volumes
• Freight information management
• Integrated solution: One stop shop for all services-warehousing, custom clearances, terminals, etc.
• Multi-modal transport: improved rail, road, especially Inland water transport
• Value added service: provision for packaging, labeling, packing, etc.
1300-1400 hrs : Lunch
1400-1500 hrs : Innovations and development in Warehousing, Packaging, Cold Chain, Supply Chain management

Discussion Points:

• Utilizing analytics to optimize supply chain operations
• From global to local: The advent of regional warehousing and fulfilment centres
• Building excellence in multichannel customer experience: Online, retail, B2B, B2C
• Supply Chain 4.0 and connected warehouse
• Streamlined and transparent regulations and procedures
• Providing express delivery to global markets
• Building opportunities for flexible services
1500-1600 hrs : Strategies for Financing, investment and importance of skilling the work force

Discussion Points:

• Huge market size and opportunity
• Lending on easier terms with enhanced limits
• Investor interest in B2B logistics tech startups
• Investments and funds flowing in the sector
• Training and skilling the work force to meet the requirement in the digital era
• Training institutes, career opportunities in logistics sector
• Providing soft skills, operations and technical training
• Core issues leading to the lack of quality workforce?
• Defining skills required at operational, middle and senior levels?
• Can involvement of international players help in maintaining skill standards?
1600-1630 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1630-1715 hrs : Case studies/ valedictory