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Andhra Pradesh’s central location within India, its strong transportation links with other parts of the country and the access it provides into India make it a suitable location for a distribution and logistics hub. By 2020, Andhra Pradesh will be the distribution and logistics centre of choice for companies wanting to move goods within India as well as to and from India. In future it is aspiring to match the logistical capabilities of global hubs such as Holland and Singapore and be the benchmark hub in India. The ingredients for making the sunrise state into a logistics hub already exist – the state has good rail and road linkages to other parts in India, it has a combination of government-owned and private ports at strategic locations, particularly considering the growing trade with South East Asia. This makes Andhra Pradesh a natural gateway to East & Southeast Asia. In fact, the government’s New Industrial Policy has been formulated to make Andhra Pradesh the most preferred global logistics hub and India’s gateway to East and South East Asia by 2029.

The state has 974km long coastline, which is second longest in the country and dotted by some of the deep seaports in India including Visakhapatnam, Krishnapatnam, Gangavaram seaports, making it strategically positioned to benefit from port-led development.

Building on these strategic advantages the state government has planned to ready a Greenfield seaport at Machilipatnam by 2022. The largest port on the east coast – Krishnapatnam Port is already pioneering in moving transhipment cargo in the Bay of Bengal and has emerged as the gateway to surrounding hinterland.

Sensing these logistics advantages industrial giants are making a beeline into the state: Kia Motors has set up its first mega manufacturing plant at Yerramanchi village of Anantapur district, while Chittoor District is being developed as an automobile hub. The Chief Minister is determined to develop Visakhapatnam as software destination, Tirupati as hardware destination and Rayalaseema as automobile destination. This massive industrial development cannot proceed without availability of adequate and efficient logistics infrastructure. Andhra Pradesh has the unique distinction of being the only state in India being part of two of the three major industrial corridors (VCIC and CBIC) presently under implementation in the country. The need of the hour is to map the cargo generation centres and plan logistics infrastructure development to ensure swift movement of cargo. The need of the hour is to provide seamless connectivity to industrial clusters, rather than logistics playing the catch-up game which can slow down the industrial growth in the state.


Friday,December 21, 2018

10.30hrs onwards Registrations
11.30hrs to 13.00hrs Inaugural Session
13.00hrs to 14.00hrs Lunch Break
14.00hrs to 16.00hrs Business Session One - Building an Ecosystem for Global Logistics Hub
16.00hrs to 16.30hrs Coffee Break
16.30hrs to 18.00hrs Business Session Two - EXIM Growth, Cargo Transportation and
Connectivity: Meeting the Future Demand
18.00hrs to 19.00hrs Networking Session
19.00hrs to 20.30hrs Smart Logistics Awards
20.30hrs onwards Cocktails & Dinner


Mr. S.P Tucker, IAS (Retd),
Former Chief Secy, Govt of AP.
Executive Vice Chairman, AP Economic Development Board, GoAP


Mr J A Chowdary
Spl. Chief Secy & IT Advisor to the CM
Govt of AP Session Chairperson


Mr V. Kalyana Rama, IRTS
Container Corporation of India Ltd

Mr Ajay Jain, IAS
Principal Secy to Govt - Energy, Investment & Infrastructure
Govt of AP


Mr J Krishna Kishore, CA,IRS
CEO, APEDB & Ex-Officio
Secy to Govt of AP

Ms K Sunitha, IAS
Executive Director & Chairman i/c,
Tobacco Board

Mr K V Satyanarayana, IAS
AP State Warehousing Corporation


Dr Koya Praveen, IPS
Director of Ports,
Department of Ports,Govt of AP


Mr Samir J Shah
Past President
Federation of Freight Forwarders Assn. in India


Dr Rakesh Singh
Institute of Supply Chain and Management

Mr Anil Arora
Aetos Growth Partners LLP

Ms Vinita Venkatesh
Navayuga Container Terminal Pvt Ltd.

Mr V Sudhakar Chowdary
Managing Director
Mohan Spintex India Limited


Mr Mittapalli Umaaa Maheswara Rao
Mittapalli Audinaryana Enterprises Pvt Ltd


Mr H N Ramaprasad
Vice President
Exports & Supply Chain, ITC Limited Indian Leaf Tobacco Division

Mr Shivaram Mavuleti
Jyothi Exports

Mr Jayavaradhan Sambedu
Co-Founder & CTO
Curl Analytics


Mr Surendra Lingareddy
Director APAC


This summit will help you realize profitable relationships with influential decision makers and allows you to stand out from the crowd and achieve increased corporate and brand visibility. This is a perfect platform to promote your company and showcase your strengths to high profile individuals, companies and stakeholders from the air/sea logistics sector.

We shall constantly create visibility and value for companies that partner in the Smart Logistics Summit & Awards Amaravati 2018 and shall provide significant recognition and acknowledgement across the event, i.e. during run-up to the event, at the event and post-event. Our sponsors and partners will be highlighted as true owners spearheading the cause of up-lifting air/maritime trade and industry in Odisha in particular, while adding value to the larger maritime goals of our nation.

Following are the Categories


Registration Fees

INR 3000

Note: Rates are exclusive of GST @ 18 % applicable

Early bird discount of 10% till December 15th

Group Discount

15% for 3 – 5 Delegates

20% for 6 and above delegates

15% discount for members of Supporting Partners*

25% for 6 and above delegates

*Discounts are Non-cumulative

Modes of Payment:

All payments in Indian Rupees(INR) will be made in favour of “Gateway Media Pvt Ltd” through account payee cheque/DD payable
at Hyderabad. For Online transfer(NEFT/RTGS) details as below:

Bank : HDFC Bank, Khairatabad Branch, Hyderabad, India.

Current Account No:50200026662598

IFSC Code: HDFC0009182 , MICR Code:500240105.

Note: Please inform your Bank to quote the Ultimate Beneficiary account no. and name without fail to enable to trace the remittance immediately
Spot Registrations on the day of Event can be done through Cash / DD / Credit Card / Debit Card.



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General Manager - Operations

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Vijayawada is a city in the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, on the banks of River Krishna in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Hotels ergonomic design has space allocated for business, entertainment and rejuvenation all packed in your spacious room. Be it a wedding, long duration stay or a transit visit, with our 194 rooms, 25 apartments and 12 suites we have designed something for each of your room requirement. Located in the centre of the Vijayawada city and Amravati capital region it is a perfect address for a business meeting or devotional visit.

Hotel Novotel Vijayawada Varun
Bharathi Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008, India



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