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Mr N.N. Kumar, Chairman In-Incharge, JNPT shall address the Keynote for the Knowledge Series on 10th July 2013, Nehru Centre
"Outlook & Emerging Challenges - PORTS & SHIPPING"

Meet prominent speakers and industry professionals. Right platform for networking with the industry stalwarts.

Mr. N N Kumar,
Chairman-In-Charge, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust


Capt. Arun Karkare,
Marine Consultant, Sai Techno Consultants

Mr. Ajay Singh,
Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva

Mr. Rajiv Agarwal,

Mr G. Kannan, Head Logistics,
Larsen & Toubro

Mr. Michael Pinto, (Retd.) Secretary,
Government of India

Mr. T S Balasubramanian, Member Finance & Chairman-In-Charge,
Tariff Authority of Major Ports

Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Chairman,
Mumbai Port Trust

Capt. Dinesh Gautama,
Advisor, President, Navkar Corporation Ltd &
Advisor to Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping

Cdr. (Retd.) Sudhir Kumar,
Vice President Strategic Planning,

Geekay Security Services Pvt. Ltd.
Senior Commandant Shri. Amit Sharan,

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Lead Consultant,
Mahindra Special Services Company

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World's Leading Maritime Trade Fair, SMM 2013 comes to Mumbai
SMM India, the 3rd edition of SMM, was  recently held in Mumbai in conjunction with the 50th National Maritime Week, a celebration of maritime activities when India welcomes the national and international maritime industry to an event-packed week in Mumbai.

The second overseas offshoot of the world's premier shipbuilding event SMM is a shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair held by Hamburg Messe every two years, alternating with overseas offshoots in Istanbul (Turkey) and Mumbai (India).
A key part of the fair was an exclusive seminar, on 'Last 50 years of Indian Shipping-introspection and way ahead'. The Seminar was was inaugurated with a lamp lighting ceremony by Chief Guest Milind Deora, the Hon'ble Minister of State for Shipping.

Additionally a Public Private Partnership Summit was organized by high-ranking representatives from the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard to exchange views and experience of vital interest for the maritime professionals. The esteemed Chief Guest for the PPP Summit was Vice Admiral NN Kumar, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), New Delhi.
The conference featured several pivotal panel discussions by numerous prominent personalities from India's shipbuilding and shipping industry such as Vice Admiral (Retd) Pramod C Bhasin, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chairman Defence Council, ASSOCHAM who opened a discussion on avenues for constructive dialogue on the Public Private Partnership in the maritime sector. This was followed by a keynote address by Mr. J D Patil, executive Vice President, Head of Defence and Aerospace, Member of HEIC board, Larsen and Toubro (Heavy Engineering - Mumbai). Inspector General SPS Basra, YSM, PTM,TM, Commander - Indian Coast Guard Region (West) also chaired a session on Horizon Scan coastal / Inland security - Role of Coast Guard & support agencies.

The event showcased the entire value chain of Maritime Industry, consisting of Shipbuilding, ship repair, machinery maintenance, Defence/Marine and electronics equipment, the state-of-the-art products and new developments.

The SMM organizer. Bernd Aufderheide, President & CEO, Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH, Hamburg, Germany and. Rajan Sharma, Managing Director, Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. said "India's growing strength in the shipbuilding sector, coupled with the renewed drive in the industry, set the stage perfectly for SMM India 2013 to play host in Mumbai. We are sure that this will prove to be an extremely beneficial platform to bring together ship owners, industry experts, high-ranking representatives from the Indian ship building industry and shipyards as well as the Indian navy and coastguard."