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KNOWLEDGE SERIES
Mr N.N. Kumar, Chairman In-Incharge, JNPT shall address the Keynote for the Knowledge Series on 10th July 2013, Nehru Centre
"Outlook & Emerging Challenges - PORTS & SHIPPING"

Meet prominent speakers and industry professionals. Right platform for networking with the industry stalwarts.

Mr. N N Kumar,
Chairman-In-Charge, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Speakers

Capt. Arun Karkare,
Marine Consultant, Sai Techno Consultants

Mr. Ajay Singh,
Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva

Mr. Rajiv Agarwal,
CEO & MD, ESSAR

Mr G. Kannan, Head Logistics,
Larsen & Toubro

Mr. Michael Pinto, (Retd.) Secretary,
Government of India

Mr. T S Balasubramanian, Member Finance & Chairman-In-Charge,
Tariff Authority of Major Ports

Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Chairman,
Mumbai Port Trust

Capt. Dinesh Gautama,
Advisor, President, Navkar Corporation Ltd &
Advisor to Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping

Cdr. (Retd.) Sudhir Kumar,

Geekay Security Services Pvt. Ltd.
Senior Commandant Shri. Amit Sharan,
CISF

Col. Deepankar Chaudhary,
Lead Consultant,
Mahindra Special Services Company

Shri. Vijay Arora, IAS,
Indian Register of Shipping - IR CLASS

It was a laudable initiative to bring all the stakeholders in International Logistics together. It is encouraging to note that for the future you plan to have similar sessions in other cities.
Kindly circulate the proceedings, highlighting the action points.
We wish you all the success in this praiseworthy endeavor.

ShantanuBhadkamkar
Chairman -FFFAI

The event was well organised, and the knowledgeable Speakers provided for lively discussions. It was a good opportunity to meet and network with professionals from the Port community and associated industries. I look forward to more such events in the future.

Daraius Dadachanji
Chief Operating Officer
DP World Nhava Sheva

The Knowledge Series is very informative and attracted many questions from aknowledgeable audience to elicit informed responses. In just a daylong session, the delegates were given deep insights into the ports and shipping sectors.It generated interested from those who were new and gave a clearer understanding to those who are veterans in the industry. The Speakers highlighted the existing pitfalls and showed the way forward.
Discussions on bulk cargoes brought out the vagaries in the demand and supply and the session of container trades highlighted hiccups of liner services which affect the movement of consumable goods for the common man.
Session of project cargoes was vibrant as pictorial images of over-dimensional cargoes moving through the cramped streets of a village highlighted the travails of transportation in India.
More such seminars throughout the length and breadth of the country will bring the insights of shipping and logistics to a larger cross section of the citizenry.

Capt Dinesh Gautama
President, Navkar Corporation Ltd

This conference has brought into focus various complicated issues facing the maritime trade and transport.
This has given greater understanding to Indian professionals as well as foreign investors eyeing India's port and shipping sector.

Prof: Sham Choughule
Trade & Transport Research Centre
Mumbai University.
Member "Port & Logistics Committee"
Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA),

It was a pleasure and an honor to be invited to theinaugural seminar in the Knowledge Series' At the outset I must congratulateIBM for organizing it.
It was an unique approach away from the conventional style to share views of experts, with their wisdom born of experiences and knowledge in their own way,on this Open Platform rather than having structured slide presentation only. Selection of Speakers and Panelist was excellent and the series will go a long way in bringing much needed attention to the Ports& Shipping Sector. 
I am personally grateful to IBM having invited me to panel a session on Security,a subject not very close to my heart but very crucial for this sector. I am looking forward to the next Event very keenly to cover some more challenges in this sector.

Cdr(Retd) Sudhir Kumar
 
"Lets maintain our pace of Knowledge with such exclusive - innovative events to cope up with challenges in the sector."
In short "Seminar was Zara Hatke" for the debutants.
B D Suratwala

(Business Development)
AbadIndiaAshoreBase Resources
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Very informative session with a good mix of participation from the maritime fraternity comprising of port developers, operators, logistic players and government representatives. The ideas shared by the Speakers were very insightful and gave a pragmatic view about the challenges & opportunities in the maritime sector in India. The event was well coordinated and managed professionally by the organizers
Vishal Bhambhani, CFA
Associate | Infrastructure Solutions Group
Centrum Capital Ltd.

The current global economic situation is a serious challenge for the shipping industry. Shipping, which contributes immensely to global merchandise transport, is adapting itself to face the challenge with the help of such conferences like the Knowledge Series, where different Experts expresstheir outlook towards challenges which help us to mitigate the risks.

Soubhik Bhattacharya
RICKMERS-LINIE / ULA

Compliments for a well-conceived and well-presented seminar. Your event had great intellectual input and the audience, I think, came away better informed.

Raj Khalid
India Representation
Antwerp Port Authority
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The Knowledge Series pioneered byIBM  has certainly opened the doors for Port & Shipping Industry to the new intellectual inputs as priced take away by Delegates who attended the maiden Event, so brilliantly put together by the dedicated staff of IBM.
The concept of conducting such Knowledge Series under the guidance of the best talents available from the Industry also speaks volumes of  their ability to organize a high profile and excellent quality program at short notice.
Finally almost full house and high percentage attendance through the whole day of deliberations proves one point, that what I have expressed is certainly not an exaggeration!
I wish IBM all the best for all such future programs. "
CaptArunKarkare
Master Mariner


The sessions topic is  current and  of interest to  private investors in PPP projects in Ports sector.
The sessions chaiman  Mr pinto a veteran in the ports sector   gave a Birds eye view of the 
PPP projects,itsevolution,the tariff mechanism, the role of the ports,unhealthy  practices,steps required to be taken to make ppp Projects vibrant etc. My self gave  a talk on the evolution of Tamp,the existing Tariff Guidelines,itsdeficiences,the recommendations of the Inter ministerial Committee,the proposed Draft Guidelines 2013, its merits,Deregulation of  Tariff Fixation mechanism,the protection of users interest,the performance review,the Grievance Redressal mechanism and the need to attract huge investment in pppprojects.The question answer session was lively. The participation of the delegates kept the session interesting.
T.S..Balasubramanian.
Member(Finance),TAMP


The knowledge series was Brilliant!!
An incredibly informative and practical session.
It had cutting edge and was insightful with enormous value.
It was a pleasure for me to be part of this series. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and was impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of the audience.
Congratulations on this great initiative which will benefit in addressing the biggest concerns of the logistics industry i.e. Manpower and infrastructure.
Wish you Goodluck and hope to see more of such "Knowledge Sessions".
NityamKhosla
Director
TEAMGLOBAL Logistics Pvt Ltd
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