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AGENDA: Day - One : Tuesday, 1st, March



09.30-09.35 Hrs

Opening Remarks :

Mr. Kamal P. Nanavaty, Chairman–Conference & Exhibition Com., ICC & President-Strategy Development, Reliance Industries Ltd


09.35-09.40 Hrs

Welcome Address :

Mr. Ravi Goenka, President, ICC & CMD, Laxmi Organic Industries Ltd


09.40-10.00 Hrs

Key-Note Address 1 : Chemical Industry, Green Hydrogen & Green Future

Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, FRS

National Research Professor & Former Director General, CSIR, Government of India


10.00-10.20 Hrs

Key-Note Address 2 : Realizing the Opportunity in Indian Chemicals industry – Learning from other Countries

Dr. Jakob Fischer

Sr. Partner, McKinsey & Company, Munich


10.20-10.40 Hrs

Key-Note Address 3 : Uncertainty for the World, possibilities for India – Navigating the Challenge of Constant Change in Chemicals

Mr. Stefan Doboczky

Chief Executive Officer, Heubach Group


10.40-10.55 Hrs

Address by Guest of Honour : Mission ‘Make In India’ – Policy Initiatives for attracting Investments in Chemicals

Ms Arti Ahuja I.A.S., Secretary, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, GoI


10.55-11.10 Hrs

Address by Chief Guest :


Dr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare and, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, GoI


11.10-11.15 Hrs

Briefing by McKinsey regarding Concept Paper on “Accelerating India’s Sustainability Journey in Chemicals”

Mr. Avinash Goyal

Sr. Partner, McKinsey & Company


Release of  Concept Paper on “Accelerating India’s Sustainability Journey in Chemicals” at the hands of

Dr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare and, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, GoI


11.15-11.20 Hrs

Vote of Thanks

Mr. Bimal Goculdas, Vice President, ICC & MD & CEO, The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co Ltd


11.20-11.30 Hrs

Coffee / Tea Break



Emerging Trends, Disruptions and Opportunities in the New Normal


Session Chairman: Mr. Krishnamohan Narayan, Managing Director, BASF India Ltd


11.30-11.50 Hrs

Future of China: Chinese Economy and Chemicals Industry: What lies ahead?

Mr. Sheng Hong

Sr. Partner, McKinsey & Company, Shenzhen-China


11.50-12.10 Hrs

Mitigating Supply Risks in Chemicals Value-Chain: How can India look inwards and improve Self-reliance?

Mr. Ramakrishnan Mukundan

Managing Director & CEO, Tata Chemicals Ltd


12.10-12.30 Hrs

Emerging World of Oil to Chemicals: Going from 80-20 to 20-80

Mr. B. Ashok – CEO, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd


12.30-12.50 Hrs

Congestion, Delays and Supply Chain Challenges: What lies ahead in the crisis?

Ms. Charmaine Remedios, Vice President – EXIM Shipping & Logistics Head, Reliance Industries Ltd


12.50-13.10 Hrs

From Manufacturing to a Solutions Partner

Mr. Jayant V. Dhobley, Business Head and CEO, Global Chemicals, Fashion Yarn & Insulators, Aditya Birla Group


13.10-13.15 Hrs

Question & Answer Session


13.15-14.00 Hrs

Lunch / Networking / Interaction with Booths



Breakout Sessions



Breakout-1  (Agrochemicals)

Breakout-2  (Speciality Chemicals)



Session Chairman: Mr. Vikram Shroff, Director, UPL Ltd

Session Chairman: Mr. Deepak C. Mehta, MD, Deepak Nitrite Ltd 


14.00-14.20 Hrs

CXO Interview :

Mr. Vikram Shroff, Director, UPL Ltd    

By Ms Rupali Jain, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

CXO Interview :

Mr. Deepak C. Mehta, MD, Deepak Nitrite Ltd

By Mr. Divy Malik, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Mumbai    


14.20-14.40 Hrs

Solving India’s food challenge: Ensuring Food Security for Billion and Role of Innovation in Agrochemical Industry :

Mr. Sanjiv Lal, MD & CEO, Rallis India Ltd

Squaring the circle: Value creation and growth in Specialty Chemical – Food, Nutrition and Biosciences :

Dr. Jens Christian Blad, Senior Vice President – Corporate Development, Lanxess India Pvt Ltd


14.40-15.00 Hrs

Industry response to the new normal: Headwinds and tailwinds for Indian agro chemicals industry : Mr. S. Ganesan, Vice President – Policy Affairs, UPL Ltd

Panel Discussion: Growth in India’s downstream manufacturing sector – Role played by the Speciality Chemicals industry :

Panel Members :

Mr. Suresh Ramachandran, Country Head & MD, Arkema India,

Mr. U. Shekhar, Chairman, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd

Mr. Rupark Sarswat, CEO, India Glycols Ltd

Mr. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Avalon Consulting


15.00-15.20 Hrs

Agro chemicals outlook: A Window Of Opportunity for the Chemical industry: Making The Economic Recovery Plan A Driver For Competitive Sustainability : Mr. Balakrishnan Iyer, Chief Procurement Officer, Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Pvt Ltd


15.20-15.30 Hrs

Question & Answer Session


15.30-15.50 Hrs

Coffee / Tea Break / Interaction with Booths


Panel Discussion : Facilitated by Mr. Avinash Goyal, Sr. Partner, McKinsey & Company


15.50-16.50 Hrs

Panel Discussion: India the new battleground for global Chemicals manufacturing – Support the industry seeks from policy-makers

Mr. Anand Srinivasan, MD, Covestro (India) Private Limited

Mr. Prakash Raman, MD, Transpek-Silox Industry Pvt Ltd

Mr. Rajendra V. Gogri, CMD, Aarti Industries Ltd

* Mr. Rajesh Srivastava, CEO & MD, Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd

16.50-17.00 Hrs

Question & Answer on Panel Discussion


Panel Discussion : Facilitated by Mr. Avinash Goyal, Sr. Partner, McKinsey & Company


17.00-17.50 Hrs

Elevator pitch by startups in Chemical Industry

Mr. Gaurab Chakrabarti, CEO & Co-Founder, Solugen

Mr. Brian Perrott, CEO & Co-Founder, BluePallet

Mr. Scott Barrows, President, BluePallet

Mrs. Ginger Krieg Dosier, CEO, BioMASON


17.50-18.00 Hrs

Question & Answer Session


18.00-18.20 Hrs

Coffee / Tea Break / Interaction with Booths / Exhibitions / Demonstrations


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AGENDA: Day - Two : Wednesday, 2nd, March

09.30-09.40Key takeaways / Learning from Day OneMr. Bimal Goculdas, Vice President, ICC & MD & CEO, The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co Ltd 
SESSION – 1Riding the growth wave: Transitioning from kilos to tonnes 
Session Chairman: Mr. Bimal Goculdas, Vice President, ICC & MD & CEO, The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co Ltd 
09-40-10.00 HrsOptimizing capital allocation: Unleashing the next wave of capital driven growth for India’s chemical industry

Mr. Suveer Sinha

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Mumbai

10-00-10.20 HrsIndia’s Emerging M&A Scene in chemicals: Catching up with the global marketplace

Mr. Pankaj Patwari

Managing Director, Advent International

10-20-10.40 HrsImpactful R&D: Key wealth driver for chemical industries in today’s economyProf. A. B. Pandit, Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 
10-40-11.00 HrsInternet of Things: How would Digital Transformation change the chemicals business in next 5 years?

Mr. Sandeep Redkar

Consultant Leader, Rockwell Automation

11.00-11.10 HrsQuestion & Answer Session 
11.10-11.30 HrsCoffee / Tea Break / Interaction with Booths 
SESSION – 2Industry Think-Tank : Facilitated by Nitika Nathani, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Bangalore 
11.30-12.15 HrsCase studies / learnings on – “Glocalization” of Indian Chemical companies

Mr. Zarir LangranaExecutive Director, Tata Chemicals Ltd

Mr. C. G. Sethuram, Group CEO, Thirumalai Chemicals Limited

Mr. Ramkumar Shankar, MD, Chemplast Sanmar Ltd

12.15-12.25 HrsQuestion and Answer Session 
12.25-12.30 HrsTechnical Break  
Boyden Session – CEO Survey Presentation & Panel Discussion on Leadership Paradoxes 
12.30-13.00 Hrs

Presentation : Results of the CEO Survey:

Ms Nita Keswani, Partner & Head – Chemicals Practice, BOYDEN Global Executive Search

Panel Discussion : Leadership Paradoxes in the Post Covid Era :

Moderator :  Mr. Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Partner, BOYDEN

Panel Members : Mr. Alok Sharman, Regional Director – South Asia & MD – India, Brenntag Ingredients

Mr. Anand Gopaladesikan, MD – India & VP – Polymers, Asia, Wacker Chemie

Mr. Jayant V. Dhobley, Business Head and CEO, Global Chemicals, Fashion Yarn & Insulators, Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Mukesh Malhotra, MD, Solvay India

13.00-13.30 HrsLunch / Networking / Interaction with Booths 
SESSION – 3Preparing for the next wave of growth: The Sectoral Standpoint 
Session Chairman: Mr. Rupark Sarswat, CEO, India Glycols Ltd 
13.30-13.50 HrsPetrochemicals 2030: Reinventing the ways to win in a changing industry – Impact of feedstock on oil-to-chemicals value chainMr. Yeo Yu Kin, Senior Vice-President – Consulting, Asia & Middle East, Argus Media 
13.50-14.10 HrsGrowth wave in Construction Chemicals: Driven by surging developments in real estate and infrastructure?Mr. Arijit Basu, Ex-MD, SIKA 
14.10-14.30 HrsBlurring lines between Chemicals & Pharma: Emerging plays in CDMOs / CRAMs

Dr. Jaidev Rajpal,

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Gurugram

14.30-14.40 HrsQuestion & Answer Session 
14.40-14.45 HrsTechnical Break 
SESSION 4Sustainability – ESG & Circularity : Cutting Edge Technologies for Recycling
Session Chairman: Mr. Ravi Kapoor, Chairman – Sustainability Expert Committee, ICC & MD, Heubach Colour Pvt Ltd
14.45-15.05 hrsBeing a ESG Company : Focus on CircularityMs Stefanie Lang, Senior Manager – Sustainability Asia Pacific, BASF
15.05-15.25 hrsTechnology Behind Pure Cycle and the Strategic and Economic Value to the Recycling IndustryMr. Dustin Olson, Chief Manufacturing Officer. Pure Cycle Technologies
15.25-16.15 Hrs

Panel discussion: How can companies leverage their ESG performance ? :

Meeting Sustainability goals

Fulfilling social commitments

Monetizing ESG initiatives like Carbon credits, REC, etc.

Green Finance – Demystifying

Lead Panelist:

Mr. Divy Malik, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Mumbai

Panelists :

Dr. Mritunjay Chaubey, Global Vice President – Environment, Sustainability & Green Cell, UPL Limited,

Dr. Ashok Menon, Director – Sustainability Strategy, APAC Region, SABIC,

Dr. Ralf Kelle, Head – Sustainability Strategy, Evonik,

Mr. K. V. S. Satish Kumar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd

16.15-16.25 HrsQuestion and Answer Session
16.25-16.35 HrsConclusion and Vote of ThanksMr. D. Sothi Selvam, Director General, ICC

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