Industrial Relations Conference on
Leveraging IR for Workplace Harmony & Growth

13 November, 2013, Hotel-The Royal Plaza, New Delhi

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Industrial Relations (IR) in India seems to be in a state of flux. In the western countries, there has been an attempt and a fast growing practice of its integration with other functions of management leading to a comprehensive framework of employee relations. In India no such development appears to have taken place; the IR function in companies had been increasingly relegated to a secondary importance in the companies as well as at the business schools. Ask a manager if he would be comfortable working in IR, the honest response would be negative and similarly ask a student if they wish to take IR as a subject of specialization, the response would be the same. More and more of them would like to get into HRM or HRD. The consequence is obvious. Some managers lack the ability to deal with the groups. Others keep on practicing IR in a reactive manner. IR in many companies, more particularly in the manufacturing sector is far from peaceful. Most IR as well as the HR practitioners admits that it is an alarming trend, as losing sight of IR aspect can lead to a disastrous impact for the company. Therefore, it is an imperative that importance of Industrial Relations is restored to have workplace harmony and uninterrupted growth of the company. It must be also noted that IR’s importance is no less in the non-unionized companies and sectors like the IT, Banking, Aviation, Hospitality, Retail etc.
It is with this background that ASSOCHAM in collaboration with Shri Ram Centre is organizing a National Conference on “Leveraging IR for Workplace Harmony and Growth” on 13th November, (Wednesday) 2013, at Hotel - The Royal Plaza, New Delhi.
Conference Objective
The basic objective of the Conference is to set the agenda for putting IR in the forefront of the management policy framework and deliberate on the effective application of key IR strategies to achieve workplace harmony and sustained growth of the organization.
The conference will follow the experiential learning approach with speakers (CEO’s and Senior IR/HR leaders) drawn from eminent companies from the public, private and multinationals companies.
Conference Sessions

CEO s’ Prospective of Industrial Relations
Strengthening Social Dialogue
Outsourcing and management of Contract Labour
Building Employee Relations

Invited Speakers
  • Shri  S.Y. Siddiqui, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Labour Affairs, COO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
  • Prof. J.S. Sodhi, Director, Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Economic and Social Development
  • Shri  R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  • Shri  Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
  • Dr. A.K. Balyan, MD & CEO,  Petronet –LNG Limited
  • Shri  A. C. Chaturvedi, Ex-CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India.
  • Shri  Arvind Uppal, Chairman & Managing Director,  Whirlpool of India Ltd.
  • Shri  Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power
  • Shri Sunder Rajan, President, Sona Koyo Steering Systems ltd.
  • Shri  B.K. Sanwariya, Chief Labour Commissioner
  • Shri  Rajendra Prasad Singh, General Secretary, INTUC
  • Shri  Ariel B. Castro, Specialist on Workers’ Activities, ILO
  • Shri  K S Jamestin, Director Human Resource, ONGC
  • Shri R.P. Singh, Director, Human Resource, IFFCO
  • Shri N. K. Bhairali, Director Human Resource, Oil India Ltd.
  • Ms. Veena Swarup, Director Human Resource, EIL
  • Shri  R. Mohan Das Director (Personnel & Industrial Relations), Coal India Limited.
  • Shri  A. Sudhakar, Executive Director-HR, Dabur India Limited
  • Dr. Anadi S. Pande, Vice President (HRM, Corporate Planning & Strategy), Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
  • Shri Rajneesh Bawa, HR Head-New Holland Fiat India Pvt. Ltd & Case Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shri  Harbajhan Singh, Vice President General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt.Ltd
  • Shri  S. P. Singh, General Manager HR, NTPC
Who Should Attend
  • CEOs/Directors
  • Corporate IR/HR Professionals
  • Chief Personal Relation officer
  • Head- Legal Officer/Compliance
  • Law Firm Partner
  • Academics and Institutes
  • Government Officials etc. 
The Conference provides risk and governance executives a platform to share ideas, learn from peers and improve upon existing methodologies that have been created to support the people, process and technologies of their organizations.Considering the immense importance of the conference, ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite you to participate as our esteemed “Delegate” and set the tone and tenor of discussions in this One day National Conference.

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: Rs. 4,000/- per participant including Service Tax (10% discount for 3 or more persons from the same organization)