What's New
  • This week we are happy to welcome SSA (Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers Association) ,
    UK as a supporting media partner.
    SSA's vision is to support and promote the UK maritime industry and they actively work with members to identify global opportunities ,
    improve performance and expand their portfolio nationally and internationally.


The conference is focussed around seven key sectorial themes in the maritime ecosystem.

  • Trade Lanes, Shipping
  • Ports, CFS/ICDs & SEZs
  • Shipbuilding
  • Investments, Advisory
  • Technology, Training
  • Leisure Including Cruise and Lighthouse Tourism.

The sector-focused conferences to be held over the three days will take up emerging issues related to rebuilding India as a Maritime Nation and follow through on the initiatives taken in this space so far.

It would provide an integrated platform for exchange of ideas and networking across the sectors and will benefit all its participants, including the regulators by providing insights and actionable suggestions.

Eminent speakers, policy makers and business leaders will address the conference, presenting a unique opportunity to network with top executives of the exhibiting companies, diplomats, and the Ministers as well as senior government officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Shipping, Transport among other dignitaries.

Program Schedule

14 September 2017

10.00- 10.30 : Inauguration of the Conference and the Exhibition.

10.30- 12.00 : Collaborating to leverage India as a maritime nation
Join supply chain users (Exporters/importers) and transportation service providers representing shipping lines, forwarders discussing how to improve efficiency and reduce cost in the supply chain leveraging the maritime trade lanes connecting India.

12.30- 14.00 : Collaborating to lift Indian maritime infrastructure
Join the port owners, developers operators, SEZ, CFS/ICD developers/operators discuss with their customers including representatives of shipping lines, how to improve India 's maritime infrastructure

14.00 Onwards : Lunch & Exhibition Time
Networking and B2B meetings

19.30 Onwards : Networking Dinner
Get together of top executives of the exhibiting companies, Diplomats, Sr. Govt. Officials from the Ministry Of Shipping, Govt. of India and Ministers & officials. (by invitation only)

15 September 2017

11.00- 12.00 : Collaborating to build maritime transportation infrastructure
Join the discussions on the imperatives for the industry to support creation of maritime assets and the opportunities in shipbuilding and ancillary industries. This session pursues the Make In India initiative of the government of India

12.30 - 14.00 : Collaborating to support (finance) creation of maritime infrastructure and assets
(Infrastructure finance, Ship finance, M&A)

14.00 - 16.00 : Networking Opportunities for the participants in the INSTC conference with trade and officials from India,
Iran, Russia and other CIS countries.

15.00 - 16.30 : Collaborate to connect Indian maritime infrastructure(Road,Rail,Coastal & Inland Waterways)
B2B Meetings( For pre-registered delegates only)

19.30 Onwards : Networking Dinner
B2B Meetings ( For pre-registered delegates only)

16 September 2017

10.00- 11.30 : Collaborating to increase efficiency and velocity in maritime trade going to the customer directly Join the representatives from the Automation, Information systems, training and certification agencies to deliberate on issues and ideas relating to improving industry efficiency in the maritime ecosystem. This session pursues the Digital India and Skill India initiatives of the government of India

12.00 - 13.30 : Collaborating to develop and promote maritime India as a leisure destination Join the representatives from the travel, tourism and cruise related industry to discuss on promoting cruise tourismfrom India

14.00 Onwards : Lunch & Exhibition Concludes Networking and B2B meetings

2016 Participants

Why you must Attend?

Build invaluable Industry connections with High-profile participants and discuss key issues to gauge the business prospects and benchmark your approach with other stakeholders.

Interact with Business delegations from among exporters, importers, shipping lines, ports, cruise lines.

High-level presentations, case studies, sector updates and panel discussions.

Merchandise trade contributes to over 50% in the country's real GDP and 95% of this merchandised trade by volume is moved throught maritime transport.

Discuss diverse topics relating to policy and regulatory challenges etc.

The sector-focused conferences would be held over the three days will take up emerging issues related to India re-emerging as a prominent Maritime Nation and follow through on the initiatives taken in this space so far.

This will benefit all its participants, including the regulators by providing insights and actionable suggestions.

Supported By

Media Partner


Networking Opportunities

Be prepared to talk business and policy with the following industry stakeholders:

- Freight Forwarders - Trade Associations - Private Investors (Domestic/International) - Indian Navy and Coast Guards
- Port Authorities - Port & Terminal Operators - Importers/ Exporters - Offshore Suppliers & Services
- Shipping Lines - Container Terminal Operators - Ship Builders, Designers & Repairers - Port and Terminal Equipment Manufactures
- Policy Makers - Port Infrastructure Developers - Ship Registrars & Consultants - Financiers & Insurers
- Ship Operation and Management - Government Agencies - Trade Publication /Media - CFS/ICD developers and operators
- Classification Societies - Legal Professionals - Export/Import Councils - Academic & Research Bodies
- Regulatory Authorities - Naval Architects & Designers - Cargo Handling Equipment Cos - Ship Inspection and Surveys
- Marine, Electrical & Mech. Engineers - Security Agencies - Logistics Service Providers
- IT Solutions Providers - Port and Maritime Agents - Navigation Equipment Providers