Programme Schedule
The Economic Times Infra Focus Summit 2017
9.30 - 10.00
Welcome & Registration
10.00 - 10.05
Opening Remarks
10.05 - 10.15
Welcome Address
10.15 - 10.45
Chief Guest Address
10:45 - 11.00
Networking Break
11.00 - 11.45
Panel Discussion: Integrating International Corridors for Quantifying Economic Development

Infrastructure and Development go hand in hand. Infrastructure plays a vital role in transforming a developing nation to a developed one. It also implies better job opportunities across nations, exchange of ideas and thoughts for better utilization of resources and exploring better opportunity cost. Development of International Corridors promises better trade opportunities, connect remote villages to unban cities cross border, and increase productivity. The discussion will focus on What are the threats? What are the challenges? What are the opportunities? & Which are the Sectors that can expect major growth with opening up of the international corridors?
11.45 - 11.55
Special Address
11.55 - 12.40
Panel Discussion: Financial Intermediation: Addressing investor’s concern

Despite the Govt push for Infra Finance, looking at the state of Indian Infrastructure progress a lot of Banks, VCs, & PEs are worried about their ROI. Economic viability of the project is utmost important while investing whether it is on a macro or micro level. In this panel, Investor concerns are addressed where the banks, institutional investors talk about their woes in Project Financing.
12.40 - 12.55
Compelling International Case Study: Achieving Trade competitiveness with connected corridors
12:55 - 14.00
Networking Lunch
14.00 - 14.15
Standalone – Infra FutureScope: Confluence of energy, transportation and technology
14.15 - 15.15
Spotlight Session Material Matters: 5 trend setting materials that will change the scope of Infra, how we build, construct & create

In this session, we will explore the innovations, materials, new technological advancements happening in the infrastructure domain that promises to bring in a new wave.
15:15 - 16:00
Building Infra Intensive Economy: Taking stock - Mega projects & mega impact

In this bare it all session, we take stock of few mega projects that were announced, stalled & few others who are commissioned. Real time issues like land clearance, legal & financial constraints, supply chain roadblock, long term viability of these projects will be discussed.
16:00 - 16:05
Closing Remarks
Please note: The list of topics & speakers is indicative and subject to change.