Well structured and though provoking six business sessions
will be held at the federation of freight forwarders convention beginning at
Chennai on August 12.
The inauguration ceremony, which will be held on August 12,
will be addressed by Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of Ports, Shipping and
Waterways, Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, CMD,
All Cargo Logistics and Chairman, NITIE; Mr. Vivek Johri, Chairman, CBIC; Mr.
Amrit Lal Meena, Secretary Logistics Govt of India. The valedictory Session, to
be held on August 14, will be addressed by Mr Shripad Y. Naik, Minister of State for Ports and Shipping.
Chairman elect of the Federation Dushyant Mulani will be
Convenor for the business sessions and the issues that will figure in the
sessions include Customs-Regulator to Facilitator, Industry Perspective &
Expectation of Customs, WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, International Best
Practices, Digital Global Customs, Digital Transformation for Business
Enhancement, Indian Customs Initiatives on Digital Changes, Importance and
FFFAI Initiatives for Skill Development, PM Gati Shakti and Multimodal Logistics Operations, Asset
Based Models-New Perspective, New Age Financial Model, Resilient Supply Chains;
Global Supply Chains, Overcoming Disruption, Railways Connectivity and
Integration, Aviation Industry for the Future and Next Generation and Youth in
The Business Sessions will be conducted and addresses by
the expert speakers: Mr. P.K.Agarwal, Pr
Chief Commissioner, Mumbai Customs Zone, Mr Gaurav Masaldan, Joint Secretary,
Customs; Mr. Piyush Kumar Shah, Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mr.
Uday Pimprikar, Expert on Indirect Tax, Mrs. Carol West, Secretary IFCBA, Mr.
Vittal Raj, CA, Kumar & Raj, Mr. André Simha, Global Chief Digital &
Information Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Mr. R Ananth, Deputy
Secretary (Customs), CBIC, Mr. Vineet Melhrotra, Kale Logistics, Mr. Samir
Shah, Past Chairman & Advisor, FFFAI; Dr. Malini V Shankar, Vice
Chancellor, Indian Maritime University, Mr. R. Giridharan, Managing Director,
TN Apex Skill Development Centre for Logistics, Mr. Tej Contractor, President,
IIFF, Mr Nirav Thakker, Secretary, IIFF, Capt. Deepak Tewari, MD, MSC (India)
Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Amrit Lal Meena, Special Secretary (Logistics); Mr. Abhishek
Choudhary, Vice President - Corporate Affairs, HR & Company Secretary,
National Industrial Corridor Development, Smt. Vandana Aggarwal, former Eco
Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation; Mr. Amit Maheshwari, CMD, Soft Link, Mr.
Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Past Chairman & Advisor, FFFAI; Mr. George Abrao,
Chairman, Abrao Group; Mr. Harish Shashidhar, DBS Bank; Mr. Niraj Ambani, Group
President – Supply Chain Reliance Industries Ltd, Mr. Pramod Sant, Industry
Expert; Dr. Sharmila Amin, Managing Director – South Asia India Bertling
Logistics India Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Ennarsau Karunesan, IAPH Regional Director to
India, Mr. Sanjay Swarup, Director (International Marketing & Operations),
CONCOR; Mr. Keku Bomi Gazder, MD & CEO, AVIAPRO Logistic Services Pvt. Ltd,
Mr. Juma al Maskari, Executive Director - Khazaen Dry Port, Mr. B Govindrajan,
COO, Tirwin Management Services (P) Ltd; Mr. Vaishnav Shetty, Executive
Director, ECU Worldwide, Mr. Vaibhav Vora, Managing Director, Continental
Carriers Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Avishkar Srivastava, Chief Innovation Officer, The PDP
Group; Ms. Chaitaly Mehta, Director, EKF GLOBAL Logistics Pvt Ltd and other