Achieving
the Infra Mission

Now running through webinars! May 12th – June 16th

About the Conference

About the Conference

India is aspiring to become a $5 trillion economy and adequate infrastructure spending is critical. The National Infrastructure Pipeline released by the government has laid out a spend of Rs 102 trillion on projects over 2020-25. Of these, projects worth Rs 42.7 trillion (42 per cent) are under implementation and worth Rs 32.7 trillion (32 per cent) are in the conceptualisation stage, while the rest are under development. During the fiscals 2020 to 2025, sectors such as energy (24 per cent), roads (19 per cent), urban (16 per cent), and railways (13 per cent) amount to around 70 per cent of the projected capital expenditure in infrastructure in India.

With the Centre and states expected to have an equal share of capital expenditure at 39 per cent each to be undertaken in the infrastructure sector; the private sector accounts for 22 per cent.

Currently, the Indian financial markets are in doldrums. Banks are not lending and the NBFC sector has collapsed. A large part of the appetite of Indian businesses was addressed by External Commercial Borrowings. This has resulted in liquidity crises for project developers and delayed their financial closure.

Private investment has been shy for last few years. With several large projects held up in the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) framework, there is a wait-and-watch policy being followed by existing players to scout for purchase of existing assets; thus, the demand for new projects is subdued. However, the Union Budget has made the turf favourable for sovereign funds and new manufacturing units. The corporate tax rates have been made attractive too. Tax disputes have been put on a fast track for dispute resolution. The stage is set for a revival.

The plans to generate private sector interest and to demonstrate project management and execution capabilities with the mandate at hand is a daunting one but can kickstart the economy

Infrastructure Today Conclave will deliberate with investors, experts and authorities how this can be achieved

WhY YOU should attend?

  • Excellent networking opportunity
  • Discover emerging opportunities in India’s rapidly developing Infra sector
  • Through insightful sessions by industry and international experts, you can expand your horizons of the mind and of your business
  • The Conclave will summarize the trend in Infrastructure projects on hand with an attempt to provide key recommendations to overcome major challenges
  • The Conclave will discuss upcoming infrastructure projects in power, highways, ports, airports and metro rail with their project owners

Target Audience:

  • Directors of IT infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure managers
  • Data Center
  • Infrastructure Developer
  • EPC Contractor (Bridge, tunnel, Track, port, airport)
  • Infrastructure finance group in commercial banks
  • Directors of IT infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure managers
  • Data Center
  • Infrastructure Developer
  • EPC Contractor (Bridge, tunnel, Track, port, airport)
  • Infrastructure finance group in commercial banks
  • Directors of IT infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure managers
  • Data Center
  • Infrastructure Developer
  • EPC Contractor (Bridge, tunnel, Track, port, airport)
  • Infrastructure finance group in commercial banks

Event Schedule

Achieving the Infra Mission

Smartening Port Development 12th May

Session Description:

Amidst all this, the revamped port community system(PCS), the National Single Window is expected to connect and provide real time information to stakeholders on a single platform. Other measures include web based e-forms and direct port delivery, installation of container scanners and radio frequency identification-based systems for gate automation, digitalisation of land records.

COVID19 has thrown the plans in a disarray. Even though port services have been brought under the ‘essential services list’, some vessels which came alongside berths have encountered difficulties in carrying out cargo operations as only 20-25% of the total workforce were present. There is also a shortage of trucks, which is badly affecting cargo evacuation alongside berths and at storage yards. Huge backlogs of containers building up at key Indian gateways such as Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Chennai, forwarders warned that over the next month port congestion in some parts of the world would lead to shortages of equipment elsewhere and create significant liability issues for shippers globally. The National Infrastructure Pipeline has proposed Rs 1.02 trillion to be spent on this sector by 2025.Discussing the way forward Infrastructure Today/ Construction World is hosting a webinar with experts on the subject."

Moderator: Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, Construction World & Infrastructure Today

Panelists:

  • Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust
  • Avinash Chand Rai, COO, Adani Port & SEZ Mundhra
  • Ashish Gupta, MD, TM International Logistics (Tata Steel Subsdiary)
  • Sudhir Kanvinde, Executive Director, Indian Ports Association

Will PM Modi's economic package revive Indian businesses? on 19th May

Session Description:

The country has been reeling under heavy economic stress due to the Covid-19 driven lockdown. The impact has put core sectors into a downward spiral, including Construction Projects, Construction Equipment, MSME businesses and more!

PM Modi recently announced a 20 Lakh Crore stimulus for the economy, committing as much as 10% of the GDP amount to address the financial stress. Will PM Modi's relief package rescue India?


Moderator: Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, Construction World & Infrastructure Today

Panelists:

  • Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra
  • Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group
  • Madhan Sabnavis, Chief Economist, CARE Ratings
  • Pradeep Singh, Former Advisor - Infrastructure Development, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir & Former Vice Chairman IDFC Projects

The New Metro Life-Line on 26th May

Session Description:

Metro rail networks stretching over 1,500 km, including rapid rail transit system (RRTS) projects, are being proposed to be laid over the next 5 years across various cities. The proposed Rs 3-trillion expenditure on these projects comprised central and state government equity, apart from funding by other agencies. Over the past 5 years, metro projects totalling 877 km were put in the pipeline in 27 cities, of which 400 km have already been laid and the work on the remaining sections is underway. With funding for most metro projects already available, Indian cities had one project which was taking the country by storm when the pandemic hit like a speed breaker. Now metro construction has been given a green light. Experts will discuss during this webinar organised by Construction World/Infrastructure Today, the restarting of metro projects on which billions are riding.

This webinar is supported by our Gold Partner: J Kumar Infraprojects & Datamatics

Moderator: Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, Construction World & Infrastructure Today

Panelists:

  • Kumar Keshav, MD, UP Metro Rail Corporation
  • Elias George, Partner and Head, Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, KPMG (Previously MD Kochi Metro Rail) (CW Person of the Year 2017)
  • Nalin Gupta, MD, J Kumar Infraprojects
  • Bhushan Vartak, VP Delivery Head, Datamatics

Project Opportunities on 2nd June

Session Description:

The National Infrastructure Pipeline's plans need a reset by accounting for the COVID19 health crisis. Which infra projects will get affected and how would priorities would change between projects and sectors? Experts discuss.

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For Speaking Opportunity

Tanveer Padode

Tel: +91 22 2419 3000 | Mob: +91 9324579821
Email:Tanveer.P@FirstConstructionCouncil.com

For Sponsorship

Shweta Virdikar

Tel: +91 22 2419 3000 | Mob: +91 8108366300
Email:Shweta.V@ASAPPInfoGlobal.com