India – On the Cusp of a Logistics Revolution "Key to Transformation of the Indian Economy"

13 July, 2017 , Hotel Le – Meridien, New Delhi

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Eminent Confirmed Dignitaries
 
Shri Suresh Prabhu
Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways
   Government of India

 
Shri Nitin Jayram Gadkari
Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping,

Govt. of India
 
Shri Amitabh Kant
Chief Executive Officer NITI Aayog,
Government of India


Introduction

Logistics infrastructure is a critical enabler of India’s economic development. Despite significant increase in planned outlay by the Government, country’s network of roads, rail and waterways will be insufficient as freight movement increases about 3 fold over the next decade.  India’s future logistics network is to be built optimally, to meet the growing demand through an integrated and coordinated approach in which the development of each mode—railways, waterways and roads—is matched to the needs and existing assets are better utilised.

Around USD 45 billion is lost each year due to inefficiencies in India’s logistics network. While in absolute terms, industry spend on logistics in India is low—the relative spend is high. India spends 13 per cent of GDP on logistics compared to US (9.5 per cent) and Germany (8 per cent) spend.  The current waste caused by poor logistics infrastructure is expected to increase to USD 140 billion by 2020 (almost 5% of GDP).  These not only result in higher prices and lower competitiveness, but also hampers economic growth. If tackled in coordinated manner, waste can be reduced by half and India’s transport fuel requirement would also reduce by 15 to 20 per cent.

India requires a National Integrated Logistics Policy (NILP). Such a policy should target a greater share of rail, reduce economic waste and improve energy efficiency. The policy will need to establish dedicated rail freight corridors, coastal freight corridors, national expressways, last-mile roads, last-mile rail, multi-modal logistics parks, road maintenance, technology adoption, skills development and equipment and service standards. An empowered cross ministerial group will be needed to drive this effort, define programmes, allocate budgets, monitor implementation, and ensure continual coordination across ministries. The high level National Transport Policy Development Committee recently set up by the government to develop policy recommendations is the first step in this direction.

In this context ASSOCHAM is organising a Conference on “India – On the Cusp of a Logistics Revolution – key to Transformation of the Indian Economy " on 13 July 2017 at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi.

Objective

To promote National Integrated Logistics Policy (NILP) could help the government to reduce recurring losses to the economy and improve capital efficiency.
•    It could define the blueprint for the most effective and efficient logistics infrastructure to support a balanced modal mix, based on the
    anticipated  increase in freight flows by 2020.
•    It can ensure better coordination between multiple national and state-level bodies responsible for developing logistics infrastructure.
•    It can facilitate easier access to and optimal allocation of scarce resources such as investments, equipment and people.


Key Issues:-

Integrated end-to-end Logistics
-    Should we first create Demand before developing modes of Supply?
-    Need for an integrated well-knit network of Logistics enablers - rail, road, air and waterways.
-    Need to ensure cargo movement in the right mode, for optimum use of existing infrastructure.
-    Dangers of a skewed logistics framework; with catastrophic effect on the environment.

Impact of GST, Technology & Digitisation in Supply Chain

-    Are traditional logistics companies ready for a digitally connected and integrated supply chain?
-    How some companies are using Technology to improve their supply chain ecosystem.
-    Digitisation of the supply chain involves …….. the cloud, internet, 3D printing, virtual realities, and most important, skilled workforce.  Are we ready?
-    How GST will completely restructure the logistics landscape, short & long term impacts.
From Strategy to Tactical Implementation
-    Infrastructure creation to move from unstructured/arbitrary to planned model at Govt policy level.
-    Need for National Logistics Policy with guidelines to maximise use of existing infrastructure/assets, while creating blueprint for future growth/demand, both at Govt and private investment level.
-    Many excellent consultant reports are available with various Ministries, but lack cohesive action due to multiple Ministries & agencies involved.
-    Is there need for a Logistics Infrastructure Development panel with investment and regulatory powers?

Target Audience:-

•    Policy Makers
•    Technocrats
•    Infrastructure Companies
•    Central and State Government officials
•    Investors
•    Researcher
•    Multi Modal Transport Operators
•    Logistics service providers & equipment suppliers
•    Professionals from Private and Public Companies
•    Professionals from entire logistics value chain

DATE, TIME AND VENUE
Thursday, the 13th July 2017
Registration:  09:00am to 9:45am
Venue: Hotel Le – Meridien,Janpath, New Delhi

Partnership Opportunities

Partner (Rs. 5 Lac)
•    Prominent display of Company's Logo as 'Partner' at the main backdrop and Summit website.
•    Speaker slot in the Inaugural Session.
•    Corporate literature / brochure to be placed in the Summit head table.
•    Corporate documentary or movie will be played during the networking lunch.
•    3 standees at the venue.
•    Corporate literature to be included in the delegate kit.
•    10 Complimentary Delegate passes to attend the Summit.
•    Acknowledgement of support in the “Thank you panel.”
•   
Sponsor (Rs. 3 Lac)
•    Prominent display of Company's Logo as 'Summit' at the main backdrop and Summit website.
•    Speaker slot in one of the business Session.
•    2 standees at the venue.
•    Corporate literature to be included in the delegate kit.
•    7 Complimentary Delegate passes to attend the Summit.
•    Acknowledgement of support in the “Thank you panel.”

Co-Sponsor (Rs. 2 Lac)
• Prominent display of Company's Logo as 'Co-Sponsor' at the main backdrop and Summit website.
• Corporate literature to be included in the delegate kit.
• 1 standee at the venue.
• 5 Complimentary Delegate passes to attend the Summit.
• Acknowledgement of support in the “Thank you panel.”

Exhibition Stall is also available

Participation Details
• Rs. 4,000/- per delegate on non – residential basis
• For three or more delegates from the same organization, a discount of 10% will be offered
• Cheque / DD in favour of ASSOCHAM, New Delhi