Programme Agenda

8:30 am – 9:30 am


Registration & Networking Tea

9:30 am –9:35 am


Lamp lighting ceremony

9:35 am - 9:40 am


Opening Note by Niranjan Mudholkar, Editor – The Machinist

9.40 am –10:00 am


The Machinist Hall of Fame 2018 – An industry stalwart will be honoured for his / her contribution to the industry. Previous stalwarts include: Baba Kalyani of Bharat Forge (2015), Rajan Nanda of Escorts Ltd. (2016) & Dr. Mahesh Gupta of Kent RO (2017).

10:00 am-10:30 am


CEO Panel Discussion: Based on the event theme of Inspire, Integrate, Innovate, this power-packed session will find out how CEOs are driving the quest for profitability through an incisive focus on excellence and sustainability.

10.30 am -10:45 am


Networking Tea Break

10.45 am-11:05 am



11:05 am-11.25 am


Industry Case Study

11.25 am-11.45 am



11:45 am -12:05 pm


Presentation: Capex free Solar Solutions for Manufacturing Companies to reduce energy bills by Cleanmax Solar

12.05 pm-12:35 pm


Operations Panel Discussion on ‘Technology disruption—How to deal with it?’ - Today, manufacturing is being disrupted by technology at rapid pace. While adapting these technologies, companies face various challenges including compliances, skills upgradation, etc. This panel discussion will talk about how to deal with the challenges in the context of adoption, skill upgradation, regulatory issues and trends.

12:35 pm -12:40 pm


Vote of Thanks by Rishi Sutrave, Brand Publisher, The Machinist

12:40 pm -1:25 pm


Networking Lunch Break

1:25 pm onwards


Leave for Mahindra & Mahindra Chakan Plant Tour. Please note that the buses will leave at 1.35 pm sharp from the venue. This will be a guided Plant Tour and will include visits to the following three shops for some of the monocoque vehicles manufactured at the Chakan Plant.

  1. Press Shop,
  2. Body Shop, and 
  3. Final Assembly Line.

About the Mahindra Chakan Plant

Spread across 700 acres, Mahindra Vehicles Manufacturers Ltd. plant at Chakan MIDC (Pune) is a state-of-the-art and eco-friendly manufacturing facility. The Chakan plant is the largest and the best in Mahindra Automotive Division in terms of its capacities and capabilities. Headed by Nachiket Kodkani, this plant integrates the best in technology, operational excellence, and green practices. The plant manufactures multiple products including commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles.

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