09:30 – 09:55


10:00 – 10:05

Welcome remarks

10:05 – 10:15

Opening keynote: Supply Chain – A boardroom discussion

Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director – South Asia, A.P. Moller, Maersk

10:15 – 10:20

Chief Guest Address: Need for robust supply chain ecosystem for making Bihar a hub for textile industry
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Minister of Industries, Government of Bihar

10:20 – 10:55

Fireside Chat: Retrospection: Managing global supply chain risks in today’s context

The global supply chain management aims to produce profit, reduce inefficiencies, and timely delivery of goods and services. However, a few of the main challenges remain – Delays, Data Management, Exposure to Risk, Quality Control, Time Zones and Foreign Transaction costs.

Points of discussion:

  • Making processes cost-efficient and enhancing productivity
  • Improving visibility to collect and consume data
  • More focus on technology


  • Abhinav Singh, Director – India Customer Fulfilment, Supply Chain and Global Specialty Fulfilment, Amazon
  • Rinkesh Satija, Senior Director, Supply Chain, Foods Operations, India Region, PepsiCo
  • Zarir Langrana, Executive Director and President (Global Chemicals Business), Tata Chemicals

Moderator: Somick Goswami, Partner and Leader Transformation, PwC India

10:55 – 11:05

Improving lives by integrating the world

Bhavik Mota, Director, Sales, South Asia, A.P. Moller – Maersk
Ankur Seth, Transformation Leader, Maersk

11:05 – 11:50

Panel discussion: Supply chain tech trends: Unravelling labour shortages, fulfillment issues and customer expectations

Globally, businesses are implementing automation into their operations for greater efficiency and productivity. Automation even reduces human errors and improves a company’s ability to meet with emerging laws concerning data compliance.

Points of discussion:

  • Streamlining repetitive tasks
  • Improving performance by bringing more transparency in operations
  • Saving time and operations cost
  • Digital supply chain
  • Real-time demand sensing and response
  • Drone deliveries
  • Last mile delivery solutions


  • Radha Shriharsha, Director HR, Maersk
  • Shridhar Kulkarni, Director Operations, Perfetti Van Melle
  • Anirban Basu, Executive Director – Supply Chain Management, Dalmia Bharat
  • Jagadeesh Kunchey, Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics, ITC

Moderator: Ajay Nair, Partner and Leader Supply Chain Transformation, PwC India

11:50 – 12:05

Supply chain lighthouse

Anindya Bhattacharya, Industry Solutions Lead for India Business, AWS India

12:05 – 12:50

Flash presentation: Truck, ship and train: Propelling India’s growth story

The main responsibility of logistics is finding the best mode for specific shipment. Each one has different aspects in terms of volume, speed, and cost. To build an effective supply chain, it is important to understand each mode. This session will aim at bringing experts from four main modes of transportation – Roadways, Railways and Waterways – who will present their different viewpoints.

Roadways: Bharatmala Pariyojana – Optimizing efficiency of freight

Prakash Gaur, Chief Executive Officer, NHLML, NHAI, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways  

Railways: Dedicated freight corridors – Fast tracking India’s freight network

Nanduri Srinivas, Director – Operations and Business Development, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India

Waterways: Inland Waterways – The Road to Environment-friendly Transport

Ajay Kumar Bansal, Director (Traffic and Logistics), Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

12:50 – 13:05

Digital transformation: Raising supply-chain performance to new levels

Sumit Sharma, Co-Founder, GoBOLT

13:05 – 14:05

Lunch break

14:05 – 14:20

Building a Digital First Supply Chain

Parvesh Ghai, Chief Revenue Officer – Pando Corp, Asia Pacific and Middle East Region

14:20 – 15:05

Table-Top Discussions: Traditional Networking Beyond Passwords

This session is a great opportunity to connect with your peers, learn & grow with leaders and practitioners of Supply Chain in India and beyond the boundaries. Learn while you play how new age practices can become a value creator, enabler and competitive advantage for the enterprise. Through this unconferencing session we will try to understand how to achieve excellence in our day to day operations through alignment, empowering partnerships, talent management and digitization through external innovation and operational excellence.
Pinak Kulkarni, Founder – SPARK, Supply Chain Coach and Consultant

15:05 – 15:15

Standalone address: Supply chain trade finance: Global geopolitical and economic circumstances 

Nathalie Louat, Director of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Financial Institutions Group, IFC

15:15 – 16:05

Panel discussion: Journey to net zero: Creating sustainable logistics operations
Organizations are focusing on measuring the impact their goods and services have on the environment and society. The aim is to minimize environmental harm from factors such as usage of energy, water consumption and waste production.Points of discussion:

  • Ways to minimize environmental harm
  • Prioritizing renewable energy
  • Benefit and challenges of Supply Chain sustainability


  • Atul Gupta, Executive Director, Indian Oil
  • Naveen Ahlawat, Chief Procurement Officer, Jindal Steel and Power
  • Umesh Madhyan, Vice President – Logistics, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Ram Kuppuswamy, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Hero MotoCorp

Moderator: Saurabh Jain, Partner – Supply Chain Transformation, PwC India

16:05 – 16:20

Ajay Nair, Partner and Leader Supply Chain Transformation, PwC India

16:20 – 16:25

Close of conference

*This is a tentative agenda and subject to change.