Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

26 Aug 2009

Seminar on ‘Facilitating Trade and Global Competitiveness: Express Delivery Sector in India’
August 26, 2009

Inaugural Session :
Welcome Address: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER
Special Address : Ms. Ilse Wilczek, Chairperson, Global Express Association
Keynote Speech : Mr. Anand Sharma, Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India
Closing Remarks : Mr. R. K. Saboo, Chairman – Express Industry Council of India
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Technical Session 1:  Improving India’s Supply Chain
Chair: Mr. Anwarul Hoda, Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Speakers: “Recent Developments in Express Delivery Regulatory Regimes in Asia

Express Industry in India: Constraints and Way Forward”

Discussants: Ms. Kiran Puri, Director, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Mr. T.C.A. Srinivasa Raghavan
, Associate Editor, Hindu Business Line
Technical Session 2: Benefits of a Single Market
Chair: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER
Speakers: Addressing state and local level issues and concerns”

Discussants: Mr. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd.

Mr. Anshuman Singh, CEO-Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd.

Roundtable: Express Industry – The Way Forward  
Chair : Ms. Kameswari Subramanian, Joint Secretary (Customs), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance
Speakers: Mr. Tom Wheelwright, Senior Vice President, Public-Policy – Asia Pacific, DHL

Dr. K. C. Ravi, VP Govt. & Public Policy, Cummins Group of Cos., Cummins India Ltd. 

Mr. K. L. Thapar, Chairman, Asian Institute of Transport Development

Prof. Subrata Mitra, Professor, Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta


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