SUMMIT | Day 1

Monday, 11 November

08:30 Hrs onwards

Registration at the Lower Lobby level

10:00 Hrs
11:00 Hrs

Inaugural Session – Regions for Unified Growth

As India remains one of the most attractive investment regions for foreign companies with a consistent investment of more than USD 40 Billion for the last three years, the Government of India envisages the development of Global Scale Industrial Corridors in the Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical sectors of the country in an integrated and environment friendly manner.


Shri Sandip Somany
Shri Nikhil Meswani
Shri P Raghavendra Rao
Shri Mekapati Goutham Reddy
Capt. Dibya Sankar Mishra
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya
Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda
Shri Prabh Das

11:30 Hrs
13:00 Hrs

Presenting the Vision of PCPIRs by State Government

Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) have an important role to play in realizing India’s vision of becoming a $ 5 trillion economy by 2025. This session aims to unleash the true potential of the PCPIRs and chalk out the roadmap for establishing them as global manufacturing hubs. The session will entail State Governments presenting the vision, strengths and opportunities of PCPIRs, as well as prepare a tentative shelf of projects including infrastructure.


Shri Samir Kumar Biswas
Shri Rajat Bhargava
Shri M. Thennarasan
Shri Mekapati Goutham Reddy
Shri Hemant Sharma
Shri Aneesh Sekhar. S
Shri Shri A.K. Mathur

13:45 Hrs
15:15 Hrs

Session 1: Strategies to attract investments

Making India a global manufacturing hub for chemicals and petrochemicals
Stakeholders and policymakers will share success stories and future opportunities in Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Regions (PCPIRs) and discuss their role in developing India into a chemical and petrochemical manufacturing hub.

The session will also have discussions on investment potential of bulk chemicals, petrochemicals, plastics, specialty chemicals, crop protection chemicals and brainstorming on proposed incentives.

Major Stakeholders:
  • Corporates/industry (interested in green/brown field projects)
  • Investment banks
  • State government (DCPC & PCPIR states)

15:30 Hrs
17:00 Hrs

Session 2: PCPIR Infrastructure

Building assets for the country
The session will delve into the role of Central and State Governments in infrastructure development as well as the status of basic common utilities developed by various agencies.

The session will also witness stakeholders assess infrastructure gaps and discuss upgradation plans as well as scope of auxiliary plant and utility service providers.

Major Stakeholders:
  • Infrastructure ministries (viz. shipping, civil aviation, road transport and highways, railways, power, urban development)
  • External agencies for common utilities
  • State government (PCPIR states)
  • Corporates/industry

17:00 Hrs
18:30 Hrs

Session 3: Alternative, Cutting-edge and Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable solutions for a New India
The session will have policy makers and industry representatives discuss cutting-edge technologies in chemicals and petrochemicals, advanced processing of plastics materials and plastic waste management.

The session will be concluded discussing Circular Economy for enhancing productivity and sustainability.

Major Stakeholders:
  • Corporates
  • Research institutions
  • Corporates/industry

SUMMIT | Day 2

Tuesday, 12 November

10:00 Hrs
11:30 Hrs

Session 4: Feedstock

Ensuring optimum availability
The session will witness policy makers and industry captains discussing the ways and means to enhance feedstock supply to the industry in pursuance of the Central Government’s endeavour to balance the dependence on imports.

The agenda of discussions also includes scope of integrated petroleum and petrochemicals units to improve Naphtha supply in the domestic market, raw material distribution/sharing plan with anchor tenants and understanding the scope of transporting liquified Ethane & its viability for respective major clusters and PCPIRs.

Stakeholders will also come together to discuss consequences of US Shale Gas revolution and its impact on India besides highlighting investments in non-traditional business modes such as Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) units, methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process and coal-to-olefins (CTO) process.

Major Stakeholders:
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • PSUs under MoPnG
  • Technology providers
  • Corporates/industry


Mr. Stefano Zehnder
Mr. Avinash Verma
Mr. Kamal Tandon
Mr. B Ashok
Mr. Janardhanan Ramanujalu
Mr. Goutam Biswas
Mr. Manas Banerjee

11:45 Hrs
13:15 Hrs

Session 5: Downstream Industry

Unleashing the true potential
This session will have policy makers and industry representatives assessing demand — supply of building blocks in respective PCPIRs, identifying the enabler (refinery cum petrochemicals complex) for the downstream petrochemical units as well as the potential of downstream industry and its linkages with other industries.

Investment potential in various downstream segments is also on top of the session agenda.

Major Stakeholders:
  • Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Downstream processing industry players
  • State government (PCPIR states)
  • Corporates/industry


Mr. Devinder Chawla
Mr. Rajendra Gogri
Mr. C S Liew
Mr. Subodh B. Bhide
Mr. Mukesh Bhuta

14:00 Hrs
15:30 Hrs

Session 6: R&D and Skill Development

Building an innovative and skilled India
The Central government has been focusing on enhancing research and skill development, therefore, this session will be dedicated to assessing the progress in research, scope of technology transfer, role of CIPET and its future plans as well as technology gaps and the way forward.

On the skill front, stakeholders will discuss about development made in the sector through knowledge sharing, role of corporates and key initiatives in the sector.

Major Stakeholders:
  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • State government (PCPIR states)
  • Corporates/industry


Dr. Sanjay K. Nayak
Mr. Ajai Sirohi
Mr. Abul Basher Miah
Dr. Gurmeet Singh
Dr. S. Bharatan
Dr. Smita Mohanty
Dr. PSG Krishnan
Mr. Manish Khandelwal

* The schedule may be subject to change.