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THEME: Logistics STRATEGY for a Vibrant EXIM Hub

You must have heard of India fast climbing the ranks of ‘Ease of Doing Business’. But have you ever thought of ‘Ease of Logistics’. When India is on the move to adopt IT-enabled ‘Smart’ business solutions, isn’t it time to lay down ‘smart logistic solutions’ for the IT hub state of India!!!

Software exports are synonymous with Karnataka, even then it has carved a niche in merchandise trade as well. No wonder exports from Karnataka have been on the rise, contributing to about 13% of India’s exports. It’s one of 17 states to have an Export Strategy, resulting export oriented industrial growth. Karnataka has one major sea port at Mangalore, and one of the busiest airports is at Bengaluru. However, compared to the state’s contribution to EXIM economy, a lot more is desirable on the infrastructure front. While the difficult terrain of Western Ghats pose logistic challenge, on theother hand a well developed national highway network connecting Karnataka to the ports at Chennai, Ennore, Krishnapatnam, Kattupalli and Cochin provide additional gateways to the far East and West. The state has an operational ICD at Whitefield, one of the busiest in the country. Additionally, 7 CFSs and 1 air freight station take care of last mile and hinterland connectivity. The state has formal approvals for 62 SEZs, 41 notified SEZs, and 25 exporting SEZs. Karnataka’s contribution in EXIM is evident from 422 operational EOUs, the maximum in any state in India.

The state’s key industries are sunrise sectors - automotive, textiles, aerospace, agro products such as gherkins, granite, furniture, pharmaceuticals, engineering, electronics and telecom. Karnataka is poised to be the bright spot among India’s EXIM cargo hubs. Being the IT capital of India, now it is time for exporters and importers of KARNATAKA to claim stake to ‘SMART LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS’ to transport valued cargo with ‘EASE’. After an astounding response to the Karnataka Logistics Summit in 2016, NAMMA BENGALURU is host to the “Smart Logistics Summit & Awards 2017”, taking place on Friday, 3rd November 2017 at The Leela Palace, with the theme ‘Logistics Strategy for a Vibrant EXIM Hub’.

Through thoughtful and constructive sessions and interactions, the summit is an annual platform to bring together logistics service providers, port & terminal operators, shipping lines, freight forwarders, CFS & ICD operators, exporters/importers, merchandise traders and manufacturers, deemed exporters, trade associations and the government to deliberate on the existing logistics challenges and explore opportunities to make logistics smart. Smart logistics will improve delivery reliability and simplify the supply chain management, benefiting the EXIM community. The business sessions will be followed by a glittering night of ‘AWARDS’ to recognise outstanding achievements and exceptional accomplishments of individuals and organizations in the logistics sector.

Event Schedule

NOVEMBER 03, 2017

13.00hrs Onwards Registrations
14.00hrs to 15.30hrs Inaugural Session: Theme
Logistics Strategy for a Vibrant EXIM Hub
15.30hrs to 16.30hrs

Business Session 1
Managing container supply chain: Shippers Perspective

16.30hrs to 17.00hrs Coffee Break
17.00hrs to 17.20hrs A Special Presentation on E- Sealing of Containers
17.20hrs to 18.30hrs Business Session 2
Connecting to Gateway Ports: Optimizing time and cost
18.30hrs to 19.00hrs

Networking Over Cocktails

19.00hrs to 20.30hrs Smart Logistics Awards
20.30hrs Onwards Networking Cocktail Dinner




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 Bengaluru 2017 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 Karnataka in particular, while adding value to the larger maritime goals of our nation.

Following are the Categories

Delegate Registration

  • Registration Fees

  • INR 3000

  • Note:Rates are exclusive of GST @ 18 % applicable

  • 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 : UNION BANK OF INDIA, Khairatabad Branch, Hyderabad, India.

  • Current Account No:532101010035483

  • IFSC Code: UBIN0553212 , MICR Code:500026018.

  • 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.



  • Ms Meenakshi E

  • Conference Manager

  • +91 77029 50879

  • meenakshi@gatewaymedia.in



The Leela Palace Bengaluru has garnered innumerable awards and accolades since its opening in 2001 and till date remains the only destination hotel in Bengaluru. The hotel has 357 luxurious guestrooms, multiple dining options and extensive banqueting and conferencing venues.


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