Confederation of Indian Industry organized ‘Madhya Pradesh Logistics Conclave’ on Saturday, 19th May 2018 bringing together the different stakeholders of Logistics Sector on a common platform with an aim toexplore the way forward for Madhya Pradesh to become the hub of Logistics Services in India. Conclave also focused onstrengthening industry’s competitive edge through showcasing best practices in Logistics and Supply Chain sector.
“After one-nation-one-tax concept of GST, when there is no entry tax, the geographical location of Madhya Pradesh can be exploited for sending goods. MP can be envisaged as a transit point for moving goods from the point of manufacturing for further distribution in other states” said Mr. Hemant Bhatt, Chief Commissioner, Custom, Central Excise & GST, who was also the Chief Guest of the event.
Mr. Anup Satpathy, Chief General Manager, CONCOR also addressed the gathering and stressed upon need of improving infrastructure in state for making it thehub of logistics services and explained the current setup & services of CONCOR along with the future plans.
Dr. Ravi Chamaria, CEO Sofocle Technologies made a presentation on application of Blockchaintechnology across the Supply Chain ecosystem in Logistics Sector. He explained how technology would play a key role and help eliminate duplicative and error-prone transactions, while Mr. Kapil Premchandani, MD, K. D. Logistics showcased the future of Warehousing in current scenario.Mr. Apurva Mankad, Founder & CEO, WebExpress shared his views on India’s dream of becoming Logistics Superpower and ways in which ‘E-way Bill’ and data goldmine from GST would support the same.
Mr. Rajesh Khare, Chairman, CII Madhya Pradesh State Council gave the inaugural address and said “Madhya Pradesh due to its strategic locational advantage and size in terms of population & geography has a huge requirement of transport & logistics services”.
Conclave also witnessed a panel discussion on “Future of Logistics in an age of Digital Disruption”and received an overwhelming response by industries operating in Logistics sector across the Madhya Pradesh state.