Event Name       : The Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019 – Manufacturing Edition

Event Date          : 15th March 2019

Event Place        : Westin, Mumbai

Event Theme     : Disrupt | Develop | Demonstrate


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.

The Economic Times believes that Innovation is the next big thing 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, the 1st Edition of The Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019 – Manufacturing Edition scheduled on 15th March 2019 at Westin, Mumbai aims to help manufacturing leaders define and shape a better future for themselves, for their organizations and the industry at large.

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.

At the The Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019, an Innovation Zone provides the ideal platform for innovators to showcase their innovation to industry 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
  • A showcase of 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


Power packed panels discussion will witness first-hand innovations that the industry is adopting to bring the best possible technical support to the market as well as share global success stories. The forum aims to give an insight into new technologies and conversations that will make possible many aspirations of the market. These are nuggets that you can definitely implement in your transformation strategy and plan ahead to meet the goals of innovative banking and insurance processes that will rule the market in the coming years.

Esteemed Panelists include Debu Mishra, Partner, Deloitte; Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur, Senior Director - Head of Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories; Vijay Kalra, ED & CEO, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers; Shiva Kumar - Director, Strategic Enterprise, Cisco India & SAARC; Jadgish Ramaswamy, Chief Digital Officer, Hindalco; Venkata Naga Prasad Vaitla, CIO, Granules India; B Ghosh, CIO - Enterprise, Mfg Systems & Corporate Functions, Mahindra & Mahindra

The Keynote Address on Industry 4.0 will address the evolving customer demands and raising pressures of economic uncertainties. There will be important issues and case studies brought into focus at the event, such as : The power of IOT in Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing; Automation & Robotics; Artificial Intelligence; Building Smart Factory with AI ; Big Data & Analytics; Man & Machine in Industry 4.0 workforce; Importance of adopting green manufacturing & sustainability; Integrating Blockchain Applications for the Manufacturing Supply Chain; The Future of Smart Manufacturing and the role of CIO and much more.

The Summit also includes an awards ceremony that will recognize the achievements of those that have differentiated and carved a niche for themselves in a demanding industry space. The Economic Times AI & IoT Summit provides the perfect platform for organisations and economies to collaborate and thrive, making it an unmissable event for industry members and beyond.

About Times Strategic Solutions Limited

Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.


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