Meet on ‘Nagpur - an emerging logistic centre’ on Oct 7

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Oct 2017 09:30:37


Business Bureau,

The Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) is organising a logistics conference ‘Nagpur – an emerging logistics centre,’ on October 7, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm at Hotel Le Meridien, Wardha Road. It is sponsored by Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., Western Coalfields Ltd and Distribution Logistics Infrastructure (DLI).

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping has given consent to be the chief guest. The objective of organising the event is that Nagpur had been unable to grow as a logistics centre despite its natural geographic advantage and the excellent connectivity by rail, road and air due to close interstate boundaries. However, the time for Nagpur has arrived as GST has removed state boundaries and created a one-nation market for seamless movement of goods.

Shivkumar Rao, Vice-President of VED and Project Director of the conference said that logistics and manufacturing companies have shown their interest in creating infrastructure at Nagpur that can lead to the creation of such a logistics hub. Suitable policy initiatives by the State Government can convert this interest into actual investments that will make this logistics hub a reality.

The conference boasts of a galaxy of eminent speakers who are experts in their fields like among the galaxy of speakers are Dr Deepak Mhaisekar, Chairman of Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority; M. Chandrashekhar, General Manager (Tech), RO, Nagpur (Chhattisgarh), Regional Office, National Highways Authority of India; K Sathianathan, DL Infra, New Delhi; Sambit Sathapathy, Business Head, Cold Chain; Capt Sanjay Sharma, CEO, Integrated Logistics Park; Arif Siddiqui, Founder & Director, Coign Consulting, Mumbai; Ajay Rao, Founder & CEO, Emiza Inc, Mumbai; Avinash Potdar, Associate Partner, Impel Pro, Mumbai; Mahavir Jain, Architect, Jain Associates, Nagpur; Shivkumar Rao, R&Y Logistics, Nagpur; Manoj Saraogi, Director, Asset Max Warehousing Pvt Ltd, Viren Thakkar, Logistics Park India Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur, Nitin Jirafe, Plant Head, John Deere, Nagpur, Rajan Agarwal, Director, Rinku Commercial Corporation, CA Varun Vijaywargi, Nagpur.

The key sessions of the day will be on macro view of the logistics scenario post GST and Nagpur’s preparedness.
Devendra Parekh, President of VED said, the Project Director is Shivkumar Rao, Vice-President of VED, supported by VED members Vilas Kale, IPP, Rahul Upganlawar, Secretary General, P Maheshwari, Vice-President, Narayan Gupta, Treasurer, Navin Malewar, Joint Secretary, Pankaj Mahajan, Joint Secretary, Atul Tajpuriya, Joint Secretary, Anil Rathi, Member, and others.