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Construction World Leadership Summit 2013
Program Agenda
Program Agenda

Theme: "Global Learnings & Glocalization for Indian Construction Industry"


**Note: All panel rounds will have: 3 speakers + 1 moderator.

09.00 – 09.30 AM

Registration (30 minutes)

Inaugural Session

09.30 – 09.40 AM

Welcome Address
Pratap Padode, MD & Editor in Chief, ASAPP Media Information Group

09.40 – 10.00 AM

Keynote Address by Anil Swarup, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat
Focus on Government’s plans on Investment for Infrastructure & Construction sector
including a overview on Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI)

10.00 – 10.20 AM

Inaugural Address by M Ramachandran, Former Secretary, Urban Development

10.20 – 10.30 AM

Q & A followed by vote of thanks

10.30 – 11.00 AM

Networking Tea Break

SESSION   I : Focus :Challenges in the Indian Construction sector

11:00 – 12.15 PM

Panel Round I: Challenges in Project Execution: Challenges faced while execution of
major infrastructure projects across India. What is being planned & the way forward
Moderator: Arun Kumar Jain, MD, Fluor Daniels
Panelists: Alwyn Bowden, CEO, Essar Projects; Harish Ahuja, President - Strategy & Corp Affairs, MoserBaer Projects; KK Mohanty, MD, Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd., Rajan Malhotra, L&T ; Sista Prasad, CEO, Pratibha Group

12.15 – 12:30 PM Question & Answer session

12:30 - 01:30 PM

Dedicated Session on 12th Five Year Plan by GAJENDRA HALDEA, Planning Commission

01.00 – 02:30 PM

Networking Lunch Break

SESSION II :  Focus : India’s Infrastructure domain

02:30 – 03:15 PM

Panel Round II: Renegotiating Contracts: Can contracts can be renegotiated without being set for a rebid? What are international best practices?
Moderator: Amber Dubey, Partner & Head – Aviation, KPMG
Panelist: Tushar Chawla, Partner, ALMT Legal; VR Neelkantan, Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas; Anjula Negi Sarin, PPP Expert*, ADB; JL Khushu, MD, Era Infra*

03:15 – 03:30 PM

Networking Tea Break

SESSION III :  Focus : Project Finance in India’s Infrastructure & Construction scape

03.30 – 04.15 PM

Panel Round I: The IDF factor! : Will Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF) be a game changer in
Infra finance? Discuss.
Chair & Moderator: Paritosh Gupta, CEO,IDC - IL&FS
Panelist: Amit Goenka, MD & CEO, ESSEL Finance; Kamal Verma, CEO, SREI, Rajat Bhal,
Director, CRISIL Ratings; Mayank Bansal, Partner, IDFC Alternatives

04.15 – 05:00 PM

Panel Round II: Agenda for action: Which infra sectors, infra projects are set to move in the
coming 12 months with election at hand.
Moderator: Ashish Wig, Chairman, Indo American Chamber of Commerce – Infar Committee
Panelist: VB Gadgil, CEO, L&T Metro; RK Jha, Director, Gift Gujarat; Upendra Giri, CEO, ACOE Global; El Hassane Bin Ahmed, CEO, MVV Water Utility; Ashok Lavasa, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Power*, Rajieve Krishnan, COO, APM Terminals*, Narayan Rao, GMR*



11th CONSTRUCTION WORLD GLOBAL AWARDS / 1st Annual Equipment India Awards

*Confirmation Awaited