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Ever since in 2014, with the Prime Minister of India, having launched the ‘Make in India’ program to place India on the world map as a manufacturing hub, it has opened a plethora of opportunities to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best in class manufacturing infrastructure. India’s manufacturing sector is now stirring towards gaining global recognition and becoming the fifth largest manufacturing country in the world by 2020.

The manufacturing sector in India has the potential to touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025 by contributing 25-30 per cent of the country’s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025. There are many factors that could help India become a world class manufacturing hub with favourable business conditions, such as large pool of engineers; young working population; labour wages and growing domestic market for consumption of manufactured goods.

Innovation in Manufacturing

Heraclitus quoted, “Change is the only constant”. Technology is changing the way businesses are functioning in the world, with Innovation being the key driver for businesses to grow exponentially. Thus, in order to be globally competitive in the coming years, it is imperative that Indian manufacturing companies develop and integrate technology that are driving innovation by commercialising  innovative ideas into sustainable businesses to leveraging new business models to drive competitive and profitable growth.

With numerous multinationals expanding and setting up their manufacturing plants in the India, the manufacturing ecosystem has benefitted from various elements such as: state of the art technology for manufacturing of products; trained manpower in manufacturing plant; and a greater focus on operations and efficiency improvement. Advanced manufacturing such as 3D printing, Robotics and Automation are increasingly becoming more common on the shop floor.

The Economic Times – 3D

The Economic Times believes that Innovation in next big things for the manufacturing sector and we need to address the various challenges pertaining to the growth of the sector, from producing more while consuming less material, consuming less energy and creating less waste and making the whole process increasingly profitable and environmentally sustainable. Given this, we at The Economic Times are pleased to present the 1st Edition of The Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019 with the aim to help manufacturing leaders define and shape a better future for themselves, for their organizations and the industry at large.

The Innovation Zone

At the Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019, the Innovation Zone is the ideal platform for innovators to showcase their innovation to the industry big thinkers, leading decision makers and influential advisors. The Innovation zone will offer:

A lively, interactive experience to all participants demonstrating solutions, applications and technologies on specific meetings and events industry challenges
To showcase the latest technology products, innovative and revolutionary solutions identified to impact and change the industry today and in the future
A great opportunity to connect with talented people, open your mind to new possibilities and feel inspired

What’s in store for you?


Power packed panels:

Witness first-hand the innovations that the industry is adopting to bring the best possible technical support to the market.

Global stories within your reach:

Hear global success stories shared by the leaders themselves in your backyard. An unmatched global experience at your fingertips.

Live Interviews:

Hear global leaders from the digital space, field questions from one of our media partners followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Key takeaways and new perspectives:

The forum will give insight into new technologies and conversations that will make possible many aspirations of the market.


  • Get to know the growth strategies and innovation road maps
  • Discover new tactics to overcome the skills gap and recruit a new generation of workers
  • Update your lean and continuous improvement tools to maximize efficiency and reduce waste
  • Meet and exchange ideas with peers in your markets and industries
  • Gain insights from leaders on how to restructure your operational process with new technologies
  • Learn from professionals with solutions to your manufacturing challenges

Reasons to Partner & Exhibit with us


Thought Leadership

Meet 200+ senior decision makers from the manufacturing industry that will enable you to build your reputation as a market – leader in your chosen domain through speaking sessions and subject specific conference streams, address and focus days


ET is one of the leading business newspaper and will ensure your brand strong positioning and extensive reach through various verticals. Furthermore, promotional activities a month prior through email campaigns, social media and tailored web coverage.

Featured Networking

One on one meetings, industry focused tracks that will enable a perfect environment to initiate new business talks.



  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Director of IT/Manufacturing
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Head Manufacturing
  • Design Engineer
  • Director of Engineering
  • Plant Heads


  • Automotive
  • Pharma
  • FMCG
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electronics
  • Heavy Engineering
  • Metals



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Technology Partner

Associate Partner

Knowledge Partner

Webcast Partner

Media Partner

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Gifting Partner


15:30 - 16:30 Registration & Network
16:30 - 16:35 Welcome Address by ET Edge
16:35 - 16:45 Keynote Speaker: Industry 4.0: The Holy Grail in Manufacturing
  Debu Mishra, Partner, Deloitte
16:45 - 17:15 Spotlight Talk: Driving Competitive Advantage for Supply Chains through AI, IoT, Advanced Analytics & Blockchain

In this session we will learn how the following technologies can improve supply chain ability to sense and shape demand.

  • How with application of AI will enhance and even automate decision making, reinvent business models and ecosystems, and remake the customer experience that could make many other emerging technology trends redundant?
  • How Advanced Analytics can improve decision making in functional areas like supply chain planning, sourcing, and logistics and transportation, and that can be deployed to improve end-to-end supply chain performance?
  • How with the application of IoT will improve asset utilization, higher uptime through remote monitoring and maintenance, improve customer service by better understanding customer behavior and needs, and proactively responding to and shaping customer demand?
  • How Blockchain can be used in tracking the movement of products mining to retail stores by developing a digital record that includes the unique attributes, including various product specifications?
  Shridhar Kamath, Partner, Deloitte 
  Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur, Senior Director - Head of Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  Manoj Kothari, Head Supply Chain, Godrej Consumer Products USA, Africa & Middle East
  Procyon Mukherjee, Chief Procurement Officer - India, LafargeHolcim
17:15 - 18:00 Panel Discussion: The power of Technology in Manufacturing: An In-depth look

In this session we will highlight the uses, applications and benefits of Technology such as Machine Learnings, Analytics, IOT, AI, Robotics in Manufacturing process such as:

  • Predictive & Proactive maintenance
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Asset/Resource Optimization
  • Remote Diagnosis
  • Inventory Management
  • Quality Control
  Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, Essar
  Tom Thomas, Executive Director of Technology & Projects, CEAT 
  Satyanarayana Kasture, Group IT Head, Ashok Piramal Group
  Gurpiar Sibia, Lead Systems Engineering, Strategic Enterprise, Cisco India & SAARC
  Moderated by Akash Srivastava, Partner, Deloitte
18:00 - 18:15 Tea / Coffee Break
18:15 - 18:35 One on One Discussion: Smart Manufacturing: Big Investment with Big Impacts and Rapid Returns

In this session, we will know about the need and importance of investing in technology innovation and how it has become an important element of the comapny’s agenda. Few of the deliberations will revolve over the following:

  • The impact and level of investment in research & development
  • Digitization and increased integration of vertical and horizontal value chains
  • Digitization of products & services
  • Introduction of innovative digital business models and ROI
  • Achieving significant revenue gains with simultaneously reducing costs
  Jadgish Ramaswamy, Chief Digital Officer, Hindalco
18:35 - 19:00 Fireside Chat: The Industry 4.0 Revolution: Man v/s Machine

Workforce transformation is on the horizon as manufacturing experiences a fourth wave of technological advancement. Through this session we will elaborate on the following:

  • How is Industry 4.0 evolving?
  • How should companies keep up the pace?
  • Will it create or destroy jobs?
  • What type of skills will be in demand?
  Venkata Naga Prasad Vaitla, CIO, Granules India
  B Ghosh, CIO - Enterprise, Mfg Systems & Corporate Functions, Mahindra & Mahindra
  Moderated by Kathir Thandavarayan, Director, Deloitte
19:00 - 19:30 Panel Discussion: Changing Global Scenario: Time for Major Policy Reforms

Through this session we will bring forth the major policy reforms that have been undertaken and it’s benefits. Some of the reforms are:

  • One single window system
  • Tax reforms
  • Skilled Manpower & Labour reforms
  • Construction permits
  • Property Registration
  • Electricity reforms
  • Land reforms
  • Environment reforms
  J. Sridharan , Quality & Business Excellence Professional
  Chandrakant Salunkhe, Founder and President, Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India 
  K E Raghunathan, National President, All Indian Manufacturers Association
  Vijay Kalra, ED & CEO, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers
  Moderated by Debashish Biswas, Director, Deloitte 
19:30 - 19:50 Special Address by Shiva Kumar - Director, Strategic Enterprise, Cisco India & SAARC 
19:50 - 20:10 Keynote Address by 
  Dr. P. Anbalagan , IAS, Chief Executive Officer, M.I.D.C*
20:10 - 20:30 Chief Guest Address
  Satish M Gavai, Additional Chief Secretary Industries, Government of Maharashtra*
20:30 - 20:45 Felicitation Ceremony
20:45 onwards Cocktail & Dinner