Agenda

6th Annual The Economic Times Infra Focus Summit
27 September, 2018
Taj Palace, New Delhi
Theme : Transition towards Futuristic and Resilient Infrastructure

09:00  - 10:05 Welcome & Registration
10:05  - 10:15 Welcome Address from ET Edge
Sunita Quadros, Business Head & Senior Vice President, Times Strategic Solutions, Times of India Group
10:15 - 10:45 Chief Guest Address : Government’s push in addressing the Infrastructure Investment Gap
Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilisers
10:45 - 11:30 Flash Presentations - Taking Stock – Rebranding and Redefining India through new age Infrastructure Projects
  The Sagarmala Project
  Kailash Kumar Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
  Inland Waterways
  Pravir Pandey, Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India
  Versova-Bandra Sea Link
  R.L. Mopalwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation
  The Bharatmala Project
  Nagendra Nath Sinha, Managing Director, National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation( NHIDCL)
11:30 - 11:45 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:00 Keynote Address: Sector’s outlook and upcoming opportunities for the high-spirited Economy of India
Shri Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
12:00 - 12:45 Interactive Panel Discussion – Reviving PPP to woo FDI in Infrastructure
Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency
P.R. Jaishankar, Chief Executive Officer, IIFCL Projects Limited
S.K. Saha, Adviser, NITI Aayog
Rohit Modi, Chief Executive Officer, Essel Infra & Smart Utilities, Essel Infra
Shailesh Pathak, Chief Executive Officer, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects
Gurpreet Chhatwal, President, CRISIL Ratings
Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Co-Founder & Director, Product Development, Gaia Smart Cities
Panel Moderator: Vishwas Udgirkar, Partner & Leader Government Utilities Infrastructure Development, Deloitte
12:45 - 13:00 Spotlight Session: Aviation related challenges with a spotlight on UDAN- RCS
Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India
13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Talk Show – Prepare the roadmap for delivery of India’s infrastructure targets
Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited
M.K Gupta, Chairman, Indian Railways Station Development Corporation  & Member Engineering Railway Board
Rajiv Mundhra, Chairman, Simplex Infrastructures Limited
Dr Mangu Singh, Managing director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Panel Chair: Himangshu Watts, Senior Editor, Energy and Infrastructure, The Economic Times
14:45 - 15:00 Keynote: International Case Study –  Strengthening Regional Transport Connectivity in Southern Asia
Dr Nagesh Kumar, Director & Head, South and South-West Asia, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
15:00 - 15:45 Panel Discussion: Infrastructure Arbitrations - Expediting the Dispute Resolution and unwinding the road for Robust India 
B.S. Saluja, Secretary General, The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Dr P. R. Swarup, Secretary & Director General, Construction Industry Development Council
Tejas Karia, Partner, Head – Arbitration, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas,  Vice-Chairman, Society of Construction Law, India
Ajay Kharbanda, Chief Legal Officer, Delhi International Airport Limited
Atul Sharma, Managing Partner, Link Legal India Law Services
Panel Moderator: Geetu Singh, Partner, Forensic & Dispute Practice, PwC
15:45 - 16:00 Case Study:  Indian Railways’ most expensive project – The Chenab River Bridge Project
AK Sachan, Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Limited 
16:00 - 16:15 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45  C-Level Panel Discussion: Connected Transportation Infrastructure – The coming together of roads, railways, airports, ports and renewables
Anoop Kumar Agrawal, Managing Director, Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd
Saibal De, Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS Maritime Infrastructure Company Limited
Hemant Kumar Thanvi, Chief Financial Officer, Mytrah Energy
P. S. Nair, Chief Executive Officer-Corporate, Airports Sector, GMR Group
Panel Moderator: Jaffery Thomas, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
16:45 - 17:00 Special Keynote Address – Key Hurdles Preventing Infusion of Funds into the Infrastructure Sector
Dr Sumila Gulyani, Program Leader, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, World Bank
17:00 - 17:45 Special Panel Discussion on Alternative Sources - Need for new sources and their impact on Infrastructure Financing
Sujoy Bose, Managing Director and Chief Executive officer, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Satish Mandhana, Managing Director and Head of Investments, Eversource Capital
Mukul Modi, Senior Vice President , SBI Capital Markets
M.K. Sinha, Managing Partner and Co-Head - India, Global Infrastructure Partners India
T.N. Arun Kumar, Executive Director, CARE Ratings
Sujeet Govindaraju, Director, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Panel Chair: Manish Aggarwal, Partner and Head, Corporate Finance - Infrastructure and Government Services, Head - Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG India
17:45 hours End of Conference