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THEME: The Heart of Hinterland

Nestled at the heart of India, ‘Zero Mile’ city Nagpur in the post-GST economic conditions is in the limelight with most of the major logistics firms have either setup their distribution centers here or in the process of having one. A lot has changed in the last couple of months, from a non-starter now almost all major supply chain companies have a presence in Nagpur. For the strategic location, consumer goods company Patanjali Group has acquired land for manufacturing and to serve domestic and export market. Retail major Big Bazaar banks on Nagpur’s convenient location and has made it the hub for import cargo and also as the central warehouse and distribution centre. A walk around Nagpur and one can find cargo carriers bearing license plates from all over the country plying around. It is truly a cosmopolitan cargo hub of India. With ‘logistics & distribution’ being the hot investment sector now, it is apt and timely for Nagpur to be the ideal destination for Smart Logistics Summit & Awards 2018.

Nagpur due to its central location has the luxury of multiple seaports at its disposal such as JN Port, Visakha Container Terminal, and Krishnapatnam Port. Nagpur and nearby regions generate a mix of industrial and agro commodities. Though the city is majorly known as trade center for pulses and agro commodities but it also has a heavy concentration of saw mills. Another major centre that generates EXIM cargo is Mandideep known for fiber, yarn and spinning mills, and home to major export industries like Vardhman Group. India’s one of the single largest rice procurement hub Gondia is about 166 kms from Nagpur. Infact nearby regions Raipur, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Western Odisha are major rice production centers, and the single largest export commodity from Nagpur. The catchment area for Nagpur is Chandrapur, Bhandara, Jabalpur, Raipur, Sansur, Yeoatmal, Bhilai, Satna, Akola, Amrawati, Gondia, Siltara and Sambalpur, among others. Mihan is on a course correction, and the largest land bank acquired is about 214 hectare meant for warehousing. The potential of Nagpur is immense as a cargo hub. And there couldn’t be a better platform than Smart Logistics Summit to meet and interact with people who matter the most in the EXIM and maritime trade in the region. The sessions and topics are carefully chosen to address the best interest of all stakeholders. The summit is presented and managed by Gateway Media , a media house with years of experience in putting together some of the best & biggest maritime trade shows in India, and publishers of South Asia’s premier maritime trade magazine Maritime Gateway.

The ‘Smart Logistics Summit & Awards’ to be held at Radisson Blu on May 4, 2018 (Friday) should be your destination to experience some of the ‘NEO’ logistics solutions. A platform through its thoughtful and constructive interactions, brings together logistics service providers, port and terminal operators, shipping lines, freight forwarders, CFS & ICD operators, exporters/importers, merchandise traders and manufacturers, trade associations and the government to deliberate on the existing challenges and explore opportunities to make logistics smart. Smart logistics will improve delivery reliability and simplify the supply chain management, benefiting the EXIM community.

A glittering night of ‘AWARDS’ is also awaiting to recognize outstanding achievements and exceptional accomplishments of individuals and organizations in the logistics sector.

Event Schedule

MAY 04, 2018

11.00hrs Onwards Registrations
11:30hrs to 13.30hrs EXIM Cargo Growth: Present and Future prospects
13.30hrs to 14.30hrs Lunch
14.30hrs to 16.00hrs Connecting Gateway Ports and cargo movement: Solutions and Service offerings
16.00hrs to 16.30hrs Coffee Break
16.30hrs to 18.00hrs Logistics Infrastructure : Time and Cost efficiency
18.00hrs to 19.00hrs Networking over Cocktails
19.00hrs to 20.30hrs Smart Logistics Awards
20.30hrs Onwards Networking Cocktail Dinner


Mr Anup Kumar Satpathy
Chief General Manager
Central Region CONCOR

Mr Animesh Gupta
Head - Commercial
Indo Rama Synthetics (India) Ltd

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Mr Kirti Shah
Reliable Logistics

Mr Manohar Bhojwani
Chief Executive Officer
Diet Foods International – India

Ms Vinita Venkatesh
Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal & MD, Ocean 2 Door India Pvt Ltd.

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Capt Inderpal Singh
Vice President - West
MSC Agency (India) Private Limited

Mr Shivkumar Rao
R & Y Logistics Pvt Ltd

Mr Nitin Lonkar
Butibori Manufacturers Association

Mr K Sathianathan
Managing Director
Distribution Logistics Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd

Ms Aloma Fernandes
Area General Manager – Western & Central India
CMA CGM Agencies (India) Pvt Ltd

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Mr K Srikanth
Vice President - Liner
Avana Logistek Limited

Mr Harsh Kumar
Co Founder
CogoPort-International Logistics

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Mr Anand Verma
Senior Manager
Transworld Global Logistics Solutions India Pvt Ltd


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 Nagpur 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.

For Contact


Mr Satish Shetti

National Manager – Sales

+91 99207 05534


Mr Santosh

Executive – Client Relations

+91 8500 858 201


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