The Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the auspices of the Logistics and Supply Chains Committee, recently organized the Supply Chain Conclave at the Taj President in Mumbai. The theme of the conclave was Navigating Disruptions and Building Resilience by Embracing Innovation. The event brought together industry leaders, policymakers, Regulators and experts to delve into critical discussions shaping the future of supply chain management in India.

In her welcome address Pinky Mehta, Vice President of the Bombay Chamber and Chief Financial Officer of Aditya Birla Capital provided insights into the Chamber’s illustrious 188-year journey and highlighted its ambitious initiatives encompassing digitisation, sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and ease of doing business.


Dr. Sampath Kumar, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, delivered a Special Address on Shaping India’s Trade Resilience through FTAs. He emphasized the importance of leveraging India’s competitive advantage in manpower and navigating tariff and non-tariff barriers to seize opportunistic periods for export growth.

The event also featured an Address by Chief Guest, Shri. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Chairman of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA). Shri Wagh shed light on India’s resilient supply chain ecosystem, even during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and outlined the government’s supportive measures and initiatives to enhance logistics efficiency.

The first panel discussion, moderated by Tej Contractor, Director of Mayur C. Contractor Logistics, explored the theme of Continued Disruption, a New Normal in Supply Chain. Panelists included industry stalwarts, namely – Seema Kapur​, Director ‑ Export Logistics, Jubilant Ingrevia, Deepal Shah, Group Chief Financial Officer, Allcargo Logistics, Amartya Kumar Guha, Vice President – Supply Chain, Sugar Cosmetics and Alejandro Sánchez de la Rosa, Economic and Commercial Affairs Head, Consulate of Mexico in Mumbai. The panelists discussed innovative strategies to navigate supply chain disruptions amidst geopolitical tensions and global crises.

The Conclave also featured an enlightening Panel Discussion on Unlocking the Future: Emerging Technologies and Innovations in Supply Chain, moderated by Capt. Nikunj Parashar, Founder, Sagar Defence Engineering and Oceanos BV Netherlands with panellists, Capt. Nitin Mukesh, Nautical Surveyor-cum-Dy. Director General [Tech], DG Shipping, Michael Blohm-Pape, Head of customer service and Digital inventions, Hapag Lloyd, Uddhav Kumar, Co founder & CEO, Lynkit, Pankaj Aher, Head of SCM / CPO, Siemens India and Amit Mitna, Logistics Procurement Director Asia, Unilever, explored the transformative impact of emerging technologies such as AI and digital innovations on supply chain dynamics.

The event concluded with a featured session on Risk Mitigation for Supply Chain by R K Pandian, DGM & Regional Manager, ECGC.

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