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

Conference Programme

GEZ Expo & Convention 2019
DAY 1: 27 Mar 2019 (Wednesday)
Time Conference Room 1
1200- 1300 hrs : Opening Ceremony : Unshackle Barriers in Global Business
1300- 1400 hrs : Lunch
1400- 1500 hrs : Inaugural conference session: Revitalising India’s Special 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 Special Economic Zones and the domestic economy
• Approved vs operational SEZ’s
• Entry and exit complications
• Export and import policies and procedure
• The way forward
1500-1515 hrs : Networking Break
1515- 1615 hrs : 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
1615- 1715 hrs : International Case studies

DAY 2: 28 Mar 2019 (Thursday)
1000- 1130 hrs : Promoting Investment and Trade: Practices and Issues
Discussion Points:
• 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
1130- 1145 hrs : Networking Break
1145- 1300 hrs : 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 good vs services in economic zones
1300 - 1400 hrs : Lunch
1400- 1530 hrs : Encouraging Technology Parks in India
Discussion Points:
• STPI Scheme Benefits & incentives
• STPI vs SEZ
• Importance of promotion and development of IT parks
• Role of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs
• Operational issues
1530- 1545 hrs : Networking Break
1545 -1715 hrs : Case Studies

DAY 3: 29 Mar 2019 (Friday)
1000- 1130 hrs : Strategic Logistics Infrastructure: A Platform for the Efficient Flow of Business
Discussion Points:
• Importance of logistics and warehousing in economic zones
• Alternatives beyond intermediaries for economic zones
• Emerging technologies in logistics management
• Guidelines for registration and incentives for Logistics Services Economic Zone
1130- 1145 hrs : Networking Break
1200- 1300 hrs : Industry / Sector Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities
Discussion Points:
• Impact of SEZs on economy and units
• Issues and challenges emanating from the SEZs in India
• Recommendations and policy measures based on practical experience
• Developers’ and units experience with SEZs
• Contribution towards boosting employment opportunities
• Skilling and training facilities for hired manpower
1300-1330 hrs : Valedictory
1330 - 1430 hrs : Lunch