Mumbai gears up for annual Shipping Summit
The fourth annual India Shipping Summit (ISS), set for the end of this month, will see government figures rubbing shoulders with international commercial leaders in a vibrant cross-border networking environment.
Running 29 September ? 1 October at Grand Hyatt Mumbai, the Summit will address key themes at local and global levels. India"s future as a global maritime player, finance to help it enter a new era, infrastructure opportunities, and the offshore oil and gas markets will be in full focus.
Other topics under the spotlight will be shipbuilding in India, maritime technology and the changing regulatory arena, energy transportation and the industry"s crewing crisis. The Summit will also feature a series of special Open House Debates and For/Against votes.
More than 30 international speakers will address the Summit. Joining senior representatives of India"s Ministry of Shipping will be Sabyasachi Hajara ? President of the Indian National Shipowners" Association and concurrent Chairman of Shipping Corporation of India), Tony Mason ? Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation, Yudhishthir Khatau ? Managing Director of Varun Shipping, J.O. Espinoza Ferrey ? IMO"s head of policy and planning, David Gilmour ? Director of Marine Lubricants at BP plc, and Capt. Rajesh Tandon ? Managing Director of V.Ships India.
The Summit"s impressive business networking programme features two major dinners (one to present the India Shipping Summit Awards 2008), hosted lunches, plus welcome and farewell receptions.