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Manufacturing Summit 2014, November 14, 2014 || Mumbai


CII's national flagship event- The Manufacturing Summit was initiated in 2002 in Mumbai, under the chairmanship of Mr Jamshyd N Godrej, Past President, CII & Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd. The event has now completed more than a decade of its existence – with the 11th edition held in Mumbai in December 2012.

The Summit provides a forum with a conducive environment to exchange views, engage in healthy discussions and arguments and also offer face-to-face networking amongst manufacturing companies of the region. The forum has earned a reputation for pioneering the advancement of people in business, education, technology and networking and has become known for its roster of high profile speakers.

The Summits over the years have included think tanks, best practices round ups, growth dialogue strategy sessions and discussion of bold ideas for an impactful future. It is one-of-its-kind event where top manufacturing executives gather to share their strategies, experiences, and best practices on becoming more competitive in today's global market.

With amazing educational sessions, and hours of dedicated networking time, this is an incredible opportunity for an organization to build new relationships with other senior-level manufacturing executives, with minimal cost and effort. Top-notch consultants like The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co., Edelweiss amongst others have been working closely with CII in making the Summit a high-profile interactive event.

The Summits assist in:

- Forging relationships with other manufacturers that can lead to profitable partnerships
- Discovering a road-map for innovation-led transformation through case studies of top manufacturers
- Learning about technological advances that will revolutionize your business
- Inspiring oneself from some of the top minds in the industry

2014 Edition

CII is organizing the 13th edition of the Manufacturing Summit on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Mumbai. The theme of the Summit this year is "Making 'Make in India' a Reality" which is an economic imperative for the country to grow, prosper and move ahead.

As the manufacturing map of the world is expected to be redrawn, India is also working to improve the ease of doing business to attract investments in the manufacturing sector based on the Prime Minister's ambitious 'Make in India' initiative. Indian economy is going through one of its most positive periods in over a decade. The country has a stable, industry-friendly government, elected with a clear majority. The Prime Minister has made explicit announcements about making India a manufacturing hub, with ambitious references to SEZs, and 'Zero-Defect, Zero Effect' manufacturing policy.

So long as this positivism translates into policy changes and increased investments, Indian manufacturing should move into an era of higher growth than before. The global climate also appears to be filled with optimism, with global GDP expected to grow at a faster rate this year and the next. At the same time, the manufacturing competitiveness map of the world is being re-drawn. Erstwhile manufacturing super-powers such as China are losing ground, thanks to increasing labour and energy costs. Newer manufacturing centers are coming up. Mexico, US, UK are all now very competitive manufacturing locations in their parts of the world. Many trends in manufacturing are slowly sweeping the world – the most perceptive being the digital trend, driven by ubiquitous connectivity, cheaper and better devices and greater processing power.

Deciphering these trends and gearing up for the next few years of rapid growth is critical for manufacturing companies today. The National Manufacturing Summit attempts to de-mystify these trends and synthesize their implications for the Indian manufacturing industry. The event is structured around five sub-themes, and sub-sessions.

The Manufacturing Summit proposes to create and facilitate a platform to exchange views, engage in healthy discussions and connect with 250 of the industry's most influential professionals, from across the country. This will take form of Signature Dialogue Sessions with CEOs, Best Practices Round Ups, Strategy Sessions and Panel Discussions for an impactful future. It aims to bring together the best minds inside and outside the manufacturing industry to provide cutting-edge insight on the trends and challenges manufacturers face in the years ahead

Some of the prominent business and thought leaders likely to participate at the Summit include Mr Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council; Mr Baba Kalyani, CMD, Bharat Forge; Dr Naushad Forbes, Vice President, CII 2014-15 and Director, Forbes Marshall Pvt Ltd; Mr K Venkataramanan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro; Mr Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO- South Asia, GE; Dr Arindam Bhattacharya, Managing Director, BCG India; Mr Seshagiri Rao MVS, Joint Managing Director & Group CFO, JSW Steel; Mr Nikhil Meswani, Executive Director, Reliance Industries Ltd; Dr G Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer, Tata Sons amongst others. They will share their experiences and highlight the strategies that we need to take to position India as a global manufacturing superpower. The format of the event has been uniquely envisioned to ensure that delegates play an active role in influencing and shaping the discourse on the future of manufacturing in India.

Redefining the Manufacturing Opportunity

The Summit will deliberate on 'Make in India- Redefining the Manufacturing Opportunity' at the Inaugural Session and will focus on diverse subjects like Digital Impact in Manufacturing; Make in India Conundrum-- Solving the Manufacturing Puzzle; Talent Challenge: Making Manufacturing Glamorous; Strengthening our weakest link- SMEs and Winning at Exports.

The nature of manufacturing in India is undergoing a fundamental change. On the one hand, the government has made announcements on turning India into a manufacturing hub. There are discussions of the MAT being taken away from manufacturing SEZs to make them attractive investment destinations. Given the consolidation in the power generation industry and the reforms in the distribution sector, power availability could steadily improve across the country. In this backdrop, what is likely to be the shape of the Indian manufacturing opportunity? – export oriented vs. domestic-demand driven, driven by labour arbitrage or known for best-in-class manufacturing practices, plagued by infrastructural challenges or thriving in a robust eco-system. Will Made-in-India become a bigger, more powerful brand in the near future? A panel discussion with senior government members and senior industry leaders on this topic is expected to be the curtain-raiser session of the Summit.

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