27-29 March 2019
The Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Conference Programme

Global Economic Zones Expo & Convention 2019
DAY 1: 27 Mar 2019 (Wednesday)
Time Conference Room 1
1130-1300 hrs : Photogallery
Inaugration Function: Unshackle Barriers in Global Business

Introduction and Welcome Address by:
Mr. Siddharth Singh, IAS (Retd), Chairman, WICS, India

Presentation by Knowledge Partner:
Mr. Ankur Malhotra, Director, Mazars Advisory LLP, India

Address by:
• Mr. Babu Lal Jain, Chairman, Foundation for MSDG, India

Download• Shri Rajesh Agrawal, IRSME, Ex Officio Secretary and Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board, Government of India

Keynote Addresses:
• Shri Anup Wadhawan, Secretary, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

• Shri Depinder Singh Dhesi, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Haryana

Chief Guest:
Mr. Amitabh Kant, IAS, CEO, Niti Aayog, India

Vote of Thanks:
Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India
1300- 1400 hrs : Lunch
1400- 1530 hrs : Photogallery
Inaugural Conference Session: Revitalising India’s Economic Zone

Discussion Points:
• Current status,challenges and opportunities
• Strategy and potential
• Policies, incentives and regulatory environment
• Need for performance-measuring mechanisms
• Establishing linkages between Economic Zones and the domestic economy
• Approved vs operational SEZ’s
• Entry and exit complications
• Export and import policies and procedure
• The way forward

Co-Chair: Shri Bidyut Bihari Swain, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Distinguished Speakers:
Download• Mr. Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, TATA Steel Special Economic Zone Limited, India

• Mr Rajesh Phadke, Chief Architect and Planner, JNPT SEZ, India

• Mr. S.N. Patil, CEO, Dahej SEZ, India
1530-1545 hrs : Networking tea break
1545-1715 hrs : Photogallery
Session: Infrastructure for Successful Economic Zones

Discussion Points:
• Sustainable and modern infrastructure facilities
• Thinking beyond real estate, energy, transportation, etc. facilities
• Land acquisition for SEZs
• Encouraging public-private partnership for development of economic zones
• Success Stories of Indian SEZs
• Effective solution for infrastructure bottlenecks in India

Moderator: Mr. MehulKhakhi, Project Director, Mott MacDonald, India

• Mr. R. Muthuraj, ITS, Development Commissioner, Sri City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) India

• Mr. Dipesh Shah, Chief, GIFT IFSC, India

• Mr. Sanjay Srivastava, Business Head, Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd., India

• Mr. DownloadSatish Kamat, President-Operations, Sri City, India

• Mr. SubhomoyBhattacharjee, Consultant, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India

• Dr. Pawan Kumar, Associate TCP, Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India

DAY 2: 28 Mar 2019 (Thursday)
1000- 1130 hrs :

Promoting Investment and Trade in Economic Zones

Discussion Points:
• Practices and Issues
• Opportunities and challenges in Economic Zones
• Promoting investments, not limited to promoting exports
• Effective Strategies for attracting Investments
• Need of revised and single window approval systems
• Foreign investments in manufacturing SEZs

Chair: Dr. L.B. Singhal, Development Commissioner, Noida Special Economic Zone, India

Download• Mr. Indranil Dasgupta, CEO, ATTIVO Economic Zones, India

Download• Mr. Ranganathan Jagannathan, Deputy General Manager & Team Lead – Business Development, Reliance Model Economic Township Limited (METL), India

Download• Mr. Rohit Kapur, Managing Director, Dezan Shira & Associates, India

• Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, ICRIER, India

• Mr. Hitender Mehta, Managing Partner, Centrum Legal, India

Download• Balakrushna Panda, I.O.F.S., Zonal Development Commissioner, Falta Special Economic Zone & SEZs in East & North Eastern Region

1130- 1145 hrs : Networking tea break
1145- 1300 hrs : Photogallery
Tax Incentives in Economic Zones

Discussion Points:
• Tax exemptions/concessions for units and developers
• Impact of GST in economic zones
• Advantages and disadvantages of sunset clause
• Valuation & Export issues in DTA clearance from SEZ units
• Effects of frequently changing taxation policies
• Tax Holidays and incentives by government
• Tax on goodsand services in economic zones

Chair: Mr. Sumit Dutt Majumder, Former Chairman- Central Board of Excise and Customs, Author, Columnist and Customs & GST Expert, India

• Shri Senthil Nathan S, IRS, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India

Download• Mr. Rajiv Chugh, Partner & National Leader, Policy Advisory & Speciality Services, EY India, India

• Mr. Mark O’Connell, CEO, OCO Global, UK

• Mr. Bimal Jain, Executive Director, A2Z Taxcorp LLP, India

• Baskar K, Senior Director, Deloitte India, India
1300 - 1400 hrs : Lunch
1400-1530 hrs : Photogallery Presentations by Experts:

Moderated by: Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Lead Policy Public Expert, India
1400-1420 hrs : Case Study Presentation by: Mr. R. Preston Martin, Co-Founder and CEO, Adrianople Group: Effect of good business intelligence on several specific economic zone projects
1420-1435 hrs : DownloadPresentation by: Mr. Abhishek Chandra, IAS, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India
1435-1450 hrs : DownloadPresentation by: Mr. Mosttafa Shazzad, Project Head, Kishoregonj Economic Zone Ltd. and Chhatak Economic Zone Ltd. and CFO, Nitol Steel Ltd., Bangladesh
1450-1505 hrs : DownloadPresentation by: Mr. A. Bipin Menon, Director (Foreign Trade), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, India: Free Trade Agreement
1505-1530 hrs : DownloadKeynote Address by: Mr. Chandranath Dey, Head-Industrial Consulting, JLL India: Logistics and its impact on SEZ
1530- 1545 hrs : Tea Break
1545 -1715 hrs : PhotogallerySession by Haryana Government

• Welcome address and opening of the session by: Dr. Narhari Banger, MD, HSIIDC

Download• Presentation by Mr. P. P. Singh, Sr. Town Planner, Dept of Town and Country Planning, Haryana

Download• Presentation by Dr. Dinesh Deshwal, IRSE, MD, HRIDC

Download• Presentation by Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Haryana

Download• Presentation by Sh. Devender Singh, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Haryana

• Interactive Session with investors

• Vote of Thanks

DAY 3: 29 Mar 2019 (Friday)
1000- 1130 hrs : Photogallery
Fostering Development through Industrial Parks, Technology Parks, Textile Parks, Free Trade Zones, Export Zones, etc.
Discussion Points:
• Current Scenario, scheme benefits & incentives
• Small- and large-scale industrial projects
• Importance of promotion and development of industrial parks and IT parks
• Role of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs
• Major factors for success and lessons learned
• Impact of economic zones on economy and units

Moderator: Mr. Sourav Hazra, Senior Director, CBRE South Asia, India

• Dr. Omkar Rai, DG, STPI, India

Download• Mr. B.K. Mehrotra, COO, AAICLAS, India

Download• Mr. Shashank D. Shende, Joint Development Commissioner, KASEZ-Ahmedabad SEZs Cluster, India

Download• Mr Akshay Patel, Sr Vice President, IL&FS Clusters, India

• Mr. Sandeep Nair, A.V.P. Sales & Marketing, Khed City, India

Download• Mr. Abhishek Langde, Executive Engineer, GIDC, India
1130- 1145 hrs : Networking tea break
1145-1300 hrs : Photogallery
Presentations by Experts:
Moderated by: Mr. Rakesh K Sahai, Managing Director, Nuovafil&InfoteckPvt. Ltd., India
1145-1210 hrs : DownloadMs. Vineeta Hariharan, Lead Policy Public Expert, India
1210-1230 hrs : DownloadMr. Shashank D. Shende, Joint Development Commissioner, KASEZ-Ahmedabad SEZs Cluster, India: Special Economic Zones (SEZs): Impetus for Economic Development
1230-1240 hrs : DownloadMr. O.P. Mishra, Special Secretary (Home), Govt of NCT of Delhi: Securing the SEZs-Security Concerns
1240-1300 hrs : DownloadMr. Harit Mohan, CEO & Founder, Signicent Information Solutions LLP, India: IPR - A Skill at the Heart of Economic Zones
  DownloadMr. R. Preston Martin, Co-Founder and CEO, Adrianople Group: Effect of good business intelligence on several specific economic zone projects
Concluding remarks by Session Moderator
1305-1320 hrs : Photogallery
Valedictory Address by: Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India
1320-1330 hrs : Vote of Thanks: Mr. Siddharth Singh, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, WICS, India
1310-1400 hrs : Lunch and Visit to Exhibition
*Invited/Consent awaited Programme is subject to change without any prior notice