3rd International Conference
-Challenges and Opportunities-

25 July, 2014, Hotel Le-Meridian, New Delhi

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Partner Country - Japan
Chief Guest: D V Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways
Indian Railways is the third largest Rail network in the world under a single integrated management. It is envisaged that Railways modernization and growth can contribute almost 2% enhancement in India’s GDP. However, capacity, efficiency, expansion and safety are major issues that face the country’s rail sector. Inadequate investment in the railways by the Government and private sector has only made the task of bridging the investment gap more difficult. Realizing the need to upgrade rail infrastructure, under its long-term strategic plan, the Ministry of Railways through the DFCCIL has proposed to construct six high capacity, corridors with speed potential of 100 kmph along the Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals. In the first phase, two corridors, the Western and the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridors have been approved and taken up.
Large infrastructure projects like DFCs are critical drivers of the national economy and are being seen as an opportunity to adopt international best practices and latest technology, system, design, and business processes. The Government has also announced development of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) alongside the Western DFC and development of Delhi- Kolkata Industrial Corridor along the Eastern DFC for the development of market-oriented industrial areas, investment regions, industrial parks, ports and airports and mega multi modal logistic parks at different locations along the corridor. In order to optimize productive use, longer and heavier trains have been proposed to ply on these DFCs such as double deck container with capacity of 32.5 ton axle load rolling stock. These corridors would be constructed, and maintained by a corporate entity on commercial principles by DFCCIL while relying on efficient technological solutions but operated by Ministry of Railways.
The development of a dedicated freight corridor is highly capital intensive and would require large scale private participation with funding from World Bank, JICA and even on PPP mode in association with DFCCIL with timely implementation of projects. Therefore, to discuss various issues and opportunities in DFCs, ASSOCHAM is organizing an International Conference on Dedicated Freight Corridors – Challenges and Opportunities at 9.30 a.m. on July 25, 2014 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. This will focus on removing procedural bottlenecks and brainstorm strategy options to accelerate private investment for speedy implementation of these projects. The conference will be attended by a large number of national and international stakeholders.
Key Issues For Discussion
  • Freight Corridor concept, plan and implementation strategies
  • DFCs- Planning and Current scenario
  • Financing options and Investment opportunities
  • Construction and other operational challenges
  • Opportunities for Heavy Rolling Stock & Allied equipment Suppliers
  • States Perception on DFCs
  • Strategies to leverage Private Capital in Industrial Corridors
  • Investment gaps and future challenges
  • Project execution and management challenges
  • Regulatory roadblocks and environment clearances
  • Project performance monitoring
  • International experiences in building Freight /Industrial Corridors.
  • Making India a Global Manufacturing and Trading hub.
  • Opportunities for domestic and overseas Investors in Dedicated Freight Corridors.
  • Integrated Investment Regions.
  • Enhancing Freight Movement
  • Managing Dedicated Freight Corridors
  • Best practices for achievingHigh Quality Public service
  • Environmental & Safety issues
  • Technology transfer
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Maintenance and Operating practices
  • Energy Efficiency in Transportation
Participants’ Profile
  • Policy makers
  • PSU’s and SPVs
  • Companies in Rail Transportation
  • Automobile Companies & Manufacturing Companies
  • Infrastructure Development Companies
  • Construction/Real Estate Companies.
  • Steel Companies
  • Cement Companies
  • Power Companies
  • Mining Companies
  • Oil Companies
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Companies
  • Ports & shipping Industry
  • Technology Providers
  • Representatives of Rail Industry
  • Signaling Experts
  • Freight Forwarders & Transporters
  • International experts
  • Engineers and Technocrats
  • Diplomats & Govt. officials
  • Railways Service Providers
  • Investment & Funding Agencies
  • Venture Capitalists/ Fund Managers
  • Infrastructure Financing Institutions
  • Maintenance & Operation managers
  • Manufacturers of Railways Vehicles for Passenger & Freight
  • Rail Project Managers
  • Apex level Decision Makers and other officials of Railway Board and DFCCIL
  • Representatives from  RDSO, CONCOR, IRCON,COFMOW,RITES
  • Railway Security Officials
  • Railway Stores Officials
  • Warehousing & Logistic Company
Invited Eminient Speakers From
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Planning Commission
  • World Bank & JICA
  • Japanese and other MNCs
  • Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor
  • Infrastructure Companies
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Logistics Companies
  • Ports and Petrochemical Companies
  • Power Companies
  • SEZs and Manufacturing Hubs
  • Industry leaders
  • Container Corporations
  • Central Warehousing Corporation
  • PSU heads & Private Companies
  • International experts
  • Researchers
  • Engineers & Technocrats
 Exhibition Details & Fee:
Stalls measuring 3x2 mtr each are available for Rs. 50,000/- Each stall is built up having depth of 2 mtr and width of 3 mtr. With facilities like –wall partition, covering, carpet, one table, one chair, spotlight, waste paper basket, etc. Companies may send their request for bigger space and accordingly the fee would be payable.
Page Particulars
Amount (Rs.)
Back Cover (Colour)
Inside Covers (Colour)
Full Page (Colour)
Central Spread
Advertisements Material
Positives/ CD must be in CorelDraw, EPS, Pdf format. If JPG Then 300dpi with CMKY
Size of Ad: 18cm x 23cm
Note: It is imperative that Partner / Sponsorship details and Advertisement material are received by us latest by    19th July, 2014. The support options are strictly on first cum first served basis.
Sponsorship Opportunities
The Conference provides an excellent opportunity for organizations/companies to promote their product & services to the focused audience besides networking during tea/coffee and lunch intervals. The sponsorship details are as under:

Conference Partner
Rs. 8 Lac
All 1-10
Principal Sponsor
Rs. 5 Lac
All except 1, 6
Rs. 2 Lac
All except 1,6,7,8
Rs. 1 Lac
Only 2, 3 & 9

1.       Status of ‘Conference Partner’ the Partner’s name and logo will be prominently displayed at the Conference venue.
2.       Branding of company logo at the main backdrop at the Conference.
3.       One full-page Advertisement (Colour) in Souvenir to be released at the Conference.
4.        Logo in the newspaper advertisement.
5.       A 5-page write-up on the topic.
6.       Speaker slot to a company representative.
7.       Complimentary exhibition space of at the Conference venue.
8.       Insertion of Company’s brochure and publicity material into the documentation pack.
9.       Delegate passes to attend the Conference.
10.    Special Seating arrangements for the delegates nominated by the Sponsor organization.

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: INR 3000.00 Inclusive of Service Tax (There is 10% discount for 3 and more delegates from same company)