MNI conference
MNI conference
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What's New
  • This week we are privileged to announce that Maritime Nation India 2017 in association with ASCW is organizing ‘MNI CSCO ROUND TABLE 2017’.
    This week we are happy to share that Maritime Nation India 2017 received a letter of endorsement from The Minister of state for defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre.
MNI 2017 Brochure
Maritime nation India 2018


A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years of mere study of books. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Maritime Nation conferences are planned meticulously to facilitate fruitful interaction between service users, service providers, policy makers, and influencers. The conversations with industry stalwarts, round table conferences, CXO sessions, and association meetings provide an opportunity to formulate views on emerging issues in the global maritime and logistics ecosystem.

The trade show presents a unique opportunity for you to network and interact with top executives of participating companies, diplomats, industry chambers, academia and government representatives.

India with its vast coastline and a glorious maritime past has a huge potential to rebuild itself to be a key global player in the maritime and logistics ecosystem. Maritime Nation India 2017, to be held on 14-15-16 September, contributes towards realising this potential through its industry-themed conferences.

The 2nd edition of Maritime Nation India Conference, to be held over a span of three days, 14-16 September 2017 would have conferences around seven key sectors of the maritime and logistics ecosystem:

  • Trade Lanes, Shipping
  • Ports, CFS/ICDs, SEZs, Logistics Parks
  • Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Ship Recycling
  • Multimodal Connectivity- Road, Rail and Inland Waterways transport and Coastal shipping
  • Investments and Advisory for the Maritime and Logistics Ecosystem including legal aspects
  • Technology and Training
  • Cruise and Lighthouse Tourism infrastructure

Eminent speakers, policy makers and business leaders will address the conference, presenting you 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.

Maritime Nation India is 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.

Program Schedule

14 September 2017

10.30 - 12.00 : Panel discussion-Collaborate to leverage India as a maritime nation
12.30 - 14.00 : Panel discussion-Collaborate to lift Maritime infrastructure in India and Abroad-Ports, CFS/ICD, SEZ & Logistics Parks
14.00 Onwards : Networking Lunch ( For pre-registered delegates only)
17.00 : B2B Meetings ( For pre-registered delegates only)
Special Business Program
11.30 - 14.00 : The Company of Master Mariners of India ( CMMI) Members Meeting on seafarer related issues Knowledge Session on risk management, GST
14.00 - 15.30 : MNI CSCO Round Table 2017 Round table of Chief Supply Chain Officers Leveraging Maritime Logistics for a Smarter Supply Chain How users can work with Shipping Lines, Ports and Dry Ports to cut costs and improve efficiency Participation: Supply Chain Heads from large exporters from the cements steel, automotive sectors discuss shipping requirements
15.30 - 17.30 : Indian Merchant's Chamber (IMC) Knowledge Session for members Single Window System for Export - Mr Satya Sahu, Commissioner (IT), Central Board of Excise & Customs, Department of Finance

15 September 2017

11.00 - 12.00 : Panel discussion-Collaborate to build and maintain maritime transportation assets -
12.30 - 14.00 : Panel discussion-Collaborate to support creation of maritime infrastructure and assets
15.00 - 16.30 : Collaborate to increase efficiency and velocity in maritime trade- Automation & Training
16.30 - 17.30 : FIEO
17.30 - 18.00 : EXIM Bank- Launch of exporters portal
19.30 Onwards : Networking Dinner ( by invitation only )
Special Business Program
10.30-11.30 : MACCIA
12.00-15.00 : Institute of Marine Engineers of India (IMEI) Members knowledge session on International Maritime Organization (IMO) new rules for environment protection - Emission norms & ballast water management
15.00-17.30 : Association of Multimodal Transport of India(AMTOI) Maritime Training Session
18.00-19.00 : Maritime Training Session

16 September 2017

10.00 - 11.30 : Panel discussion- Collaborate to connect Indian maritime infrastructure - Road, Rail, Coastal & Inland Waterways
12.00 - 13.30 : Panel discussion-Collaborate to develop and promote maritime India as a leisure destination -
13.30 - 14.00 : Networking Lunch ( For pre-registered delegates only)
15.00 Onwards : Conclusion & Felicitations B2B Meetings ( For pre-registered delegates only)
Special Business Sessions
10.30 - 12.00 : Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) Growing Cruise Tourism- discussions by members.
14.00 - 15.30 : International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) International Conference 2017 Organized by Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations of India (FFFAI) Supported by Ministry of Commerce Participants from government and trade organizations from Iran, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan
15.00 - 17.30 : Trade Facilitation Conference by Federation of Freight Forwarders' Association of India (FFFAI)

Participating Organizations

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.

Dinner Partner


Hospitality Partner


Outdoor Media Partner

  • MNIMedia 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