Porter Prize 2015

Time: 08:00 – 09:30

Registration & Breakfast for NCF Participants and Delegates

Time: 09:30 – 09:35

Welcome Address by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness

Time: 09:35 – 09:45

Talk by Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman, India Council On Competitiveness & Managing Partner & CEO, Roland Berger on The Present State of Manufacturing in India

Time: 09:45 – 10:20

Keynote by Michael Enright on Manufacturing in India Vs China

Time: 10:20 – 10:50

Keynote by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto on Importance of ‘Make in India’

Q&A with Rajiv Bajaj by Anurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief, BW|Business World

Time: 10:50 – 11:40

Panel Discussion on India’s present Manufacturing Capability, Future Potential and the way forward
What is India good at? What are the barriers to becoming a manufacturing nation? What is the opportunity – “Make for India” or “Make for the World”? Are we making progress?

  • Seshagiri Rao MVS, CEO, JSW Steel
  • Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India
  • Rameesh Kailasam, Deputy Managing Director, APCO Worldwide
  • Nagendra Palle, CEO, Mahindra First Choice wheels
  • Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, One Plus

Moderated by Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor, Mint

Time: 11:35 – 11:55

Tea/Coffee Break

Time: 12:05 – 12:15

Talk by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness on Manufacturing Competitiveness for Indian States

Time: 12:15 – 13:05

Panel Discussion on Succeeding in a tough environment & what are the best locations for Make in India – The idea of States and Cities Challenges faced by Indian Corporates? What makes the Cities & States attractive? Should India concentrate on developing a few SEZs?

  • Pawan Maini, Managing Director – India, Ramboll
  • Raman Roy, CEO, Quattro Global
  • Rajiv Bajaj, Partner, Nomura Research India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arvind Singhal, Chairman and Managing Director, Technopak
  • David Wittenberg, CEO, The Innovation Workgroup

Moderated By Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, MINT

Time: 13:05 – 13:15

Session by Br. Prasanna Swaroopa on Spirituality and Leadership

Time: 13:15 – 14:15


Time: 14:15 – 14:30

Keynote by Raja Choudhury, National Award winning film maker on Rewiring the Brain

Time: 14:30 – 15:30

Panel Discussion on Enhancing Manufacturing Capability in the Defence Sector
Strengths and growth drivers for the sector, opportunities for defense manufacturing in India and financial incentives within the sector

  • V K Saraswat, Member, Niti Aayog
  • General N C Vij, Former Chief of the Army Staff & Director Vivekananda International Foundation
  • Vernon Noronha, Head Defence and Institutional Busines, Tata Motors
  • Rajinder Bhatia, CEO, Defence & Aerospace, Bharat Forge

Moderated by Rahul Gangal, Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Time: 15:30 – 16:20

Panel Discussion on Future of Manufacturing in Global Economy
Newer approaches and their impact, usage of robotics and future of manufacturing jobs, growth drivers and policies within the sector

  • Roy Kamphausen, Director, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
  • Himanshu Jain, MD & VP- Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia, Sealed Air
  • Vishwanath Madhugiri, Chief Innovation Officer, LYCUM GROUP
  • Chetan Tolia, CHRO – Tata Power Group
  • Anil Khaitan, MD, Sunil Healthcare

Moderated By Vinay Hebbar, MD, Harvard Business Publishing India

Time: 16:20 – 16:40

Keynote by Terence Tse on India and the EU: How Make in India can help International Expansion and build new value chains

Time: 16:40 – 16:45

Closing Remarks by Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman India Council On Competitiveness & Managing Partner & CEO, Roland Berger

Time: 16:45 – 17:10

Tea/Coffee Break

Time: 17:10 – 17:15

Introducing the Porter Prize by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Time: 17:15 – 18:00

Panel on Capitalism, Shared Value and Social Progress
Building a clear understanding of shared value, how is the concept beyond corporate social responsibility and enhances
the organizations ability to contribute to communities by reconceiving products & markets and redefining productivity in the value chain.

  • Dr. Shelly Batra, CEO, Operation Asha
  • Anil Jain, Managing Director, Jain Irrigation
  • Sumantra Sen, CEO, JSW Foundation
  • Deepak Arora, Group Head – CSR and CEO, Essar Foundation
  • Satya Saurabh, Managing Director, Adimode Tranasnational Trading LLC

Moderated by Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor, MINT

Time: 18:00 – 18:45

Panel on Strategy, Positioning, Tradeoffs & Fit, Building a Competitive Advantage
To understand issues pertaining to offensive and defensive action, how entrepreneurs find unique value and drive change within the industry, how trade offs define consistency in a strategy and how fit defines competitive advantage with choices

  • Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Sales Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Western Digital
  • R Subramanian, Senior Vice President & MD, DHL Express India
  • Siddharth Arora, CEO & Co-founder, ePaisa Ltd
  • Sandeep Mann, Fellow, Institute for Competitiveness
  • Anuj Mehra, CEO, Mahindra Rural Housing & Finance

Moderated By Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, MINT

Time: 18:45 – 19:00

Keynote by Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Time: 19:00 – 19:40

Keynote Address by Professor Michael E. Porter on How smart connected products are transforming competition

Time: 19:40 – 20:00

Q & A with Michael E. Porter led by Sajjan Jindal, Managing Director & CEO, JSW Steel

Time: 20:00 – 20:45

Book Launch -‘Do you know Deen Dayal Upadhyay’ and Porter Prize Ceremony

Time: 20:45 – 21:00

Address by Kailash Chandra Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party

Time: 21:00 – 21:05

Vote of Thanks & Unveiling the Power of the Porter Prize 2016 by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Time: 21:00 onwards

Cocktails & Dinner

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