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India Chemical Industry Outlook

15 April-16 April, 2008
Mumbai, India

*All sessions and times are subject to change.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
9:00 am
Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits Open
10:00 am  Welcome Remarks
  Dipankar Dutta Gupta, President, Indian Chemical Council (ICC) 
John Pearson, Divisional President, Chemical Week
10:05 am Opening Remarks by Chemical Week
  Lyn Tattum, Publisher/Group VP, Chemical Week 
10:10 am Inaugural Address
  U. S. Jha, Chairman and Managing Director, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.
10:20 am  India's Plans for Growth: New Investment Regions
  K.C. Misra, joint secretary, Department of Chemical & Petrochemicals,
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers 
10:50 am The Emerging Role of India in the Global Petrochemical Industry
  Kamal Nanavaty, President/Cracker & Polymers Sector, Reliance Industries
11:20 am Thank You Remarks
  D.P. Misra, Director General, ICC
11:25 am Coffee Break/Exhibits
  Hosted by: M/S Daga Global Chemicals Ltd. 
11:45 am Entrance Strategies into India
  George Corbin, President and CEO, Solvay Advanced Polymers
12:15 pm Fine Chemicals and Pharma Boosts Health in the Industry
  Jai Hiremath, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Hikal
12:45 pm Luncheon
  Hosted by: LyondellBasell Industries
2:20 pm An Outlook of the Petrochemical and Polymers Industry
  Just Jansz, President, Technology Business, LyondellBasell Industries
2:50 pm Human Resources: Where is the Talent Coming From?
  Ramamurthy Sankar, Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. 
3:20 pm India's Emerging M&A Scene: Catching Up With
the Global Marketplace
  Alasdair Nisbet, Managing Director, Lazard 
3:50 pm Coffee Break/Exhibits
  Hosted by: M/S Daga Global Chemicals Ltd. 
4:15 pm  Challenges of Doing Business in India
  G. Ramaseshan, Chief Executive & Head of South Asia/Care Chemicals, BASF India
4:45 pm  Branching Out Globally
  R Mukundan, EVP Chemicals Business, Tata Chemicals Ltd.
5:15 pm Panel Discussion
Addressing Infrastructure and Logistical Challenges
  Moderator: Rajeev M. Pandia, Managing Director, SI Group-India Limited
Panel Members:
Venugopal Koka, President and CEO, SABIC Innovative Plastics, India
S. K. Hazra, Chairman, Safety, Health & Environment Expert  Committee,

ICC and Managing Director, Aegis Logistics Ltd.
Julian Ho, Executive Director/Energy, Chemicals  & Engineering Services,
Singapore Economic Development Board
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
  Hosted by: Reliance Industries Limited
7:00 pm  Dinner
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
8:30 am  Breakfast/Exhibits
9:10 am Day Two Opening Remarks
9:15 am  Turning Oil and Gas into Chemicals
  K Govindarajan, Executive Director/Petrochemicals, Indian Oil Corp
9:45 am Panel Discussion
Locating Licensing Opportunities in India
  Moderator: D. P. Misra, Director General, ICC
Panel Members:

Rocky Vermani, Managing Director/Licensing, Nova Chemicals
Pooran C Tripathi, President, Stone & Webster Rolta Ltd.
Just Jansz, President/Technology Business, LyondellBasell Industries
10:30 am Coffee Break/Exhibits
  Hosted by: M/S Daga Global Chemicals Ltd. 
10:50 am India as a Destination for R&D
  Sarah Martin, Director and Site Leader/Global R&D Centre, Dow India
11:20 am Financing Issues in An Emerging Market
  Anil Chandramani, Principal Investment Officer/Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals,
International Finance Corporation 
11:50 am Panel Discussion
Impact of the International Regulatory Scenario on the
Indian Chemical Industry
  Moderator: M. Sriram, Adjunct Professor, MUICD
  Panel Members:
  S. Ganesan, Chairman, International Treaties Expert Committee, ICC
  V. G. Bukkawar, Advisor, Safety Health and Environment and
Responsible Care, ICC
  Dr. D. M. Wakankar, Vice President - Corporate Product Safety,
Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited
D. M. Wakankar, Vice President/Corporate Product Safety,
Clariant Chemicals (India) 
12:30 pm  Luncheon
  Hosted by: Aceto Corporation 
2:00 pm Prospects of the Engineering Plastics Market in India
  Massimo Cattaneo, Director B.U. New Products, Radici Novacips SpA
Board Member, Radici Plastics Modi P. Ltd
2:30 pm Panel Discussion
Environmental Protection and Pollution Control
  Moderator: S. K. Hazra, Chairman/Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)
and Infrastructure Expert Committee, ICC
Panel Members:

Sanjay Choudhary, Corporate Head-Technology, Safety, Health & Environment,

Tata Chemicals Limited, India 
Prasad Tipinis, Chief/Corporate Group - Centre for HSE Excellence,
Reliance Industries

Yogen Parikh, Past President, Indian Environment Association 
3:15 pm Coffee Break/Exhibits
  Hosted by: M/S Daga Global Chemicals Ltd. 
3:35 pm A Global Distributor’s Perspective on India
  Leonard Schwartz, Chairman, President and CEO, Aceto Corporation 
4:05 pm Panel Discussion
An Overview of the Five Investment Regions
  Moderator: DP Misra, Director General, ICC
  Panel Member:
K. V. V. Sathi Reddy, Chief Engineer,
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd
Vishal Dev, Managing Director/Indian Administrative Services (IAS),
Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO)
Senior official, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation
5:05 pm Closing Remarks
  Deepak C. Mehta, Managing Director, Deepak Nitrite 
5:15 pm Conference Concludes

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