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Conference Agenda

Day One 07 April 2016 Thursday

9.00am Registration and Welcome Coffee & Tea
India Economic Outlook & India's Waste Challenge
10:00am Emcee's opening remarks
10:15am Welcome address & lighting of lamp ceremony
Aloysius Arlando, CEO, SingEx Holdings, Singapore
Ritu Marya, Editor-In-Chief, Franchise India Holdings Limited, India
10:45am Opening Keynote Addresses: Outlook for the Indian economy and what it means for Clean & Green India
The economic outlook in Southeast Asia, China and India remains robust over the medium term, secured by the stable rise in domestic demand and consumption. India is focused on managing inflation which helps the central bank to lower interest rates as it did most recently. The falling oil prices and a reform drive by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also lead India's growth to hit 7.5%. What challenges will India face in raising its long-term growth rate?

Dr Anil K Gupta, Michael D Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalisation & Entrepreneurship, Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland, USA & Co-author of "Getting China and India Right" and one of Thinkers50's "most influential living management thinkers"
11:30am Dr Mahesh Gupta, President, PHD Chamber and Chairman & Managing Director, Kent RO Systems Ltd, India"
11:45am Morning Refreshments
12:15pm Journey towards e-waste eradication

B K Soni, Chairman & Managing Director, Eco Recycling, India
12:30pm Addressing the waste challenge in India
As the only leading professional non-profit organisation in the field of Solid Waste Management in India, this presentation will provide a recent overview of waste management which includes municipal solid waste, biomedical waste, hazardous waste, e-waste and construction & demolition waste.

Dr Amiya Kumar Sahu, President & Founder, National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI), India
1:00pm Panel discussion:
Addressing the waste challenge in India: Environment, water & e-waste

There are many environmental issues in India. These issues are also one of the primary causes of health issues and diseases impacting lives. The panellists will share and discuss the major waste management challenges and opportunities in India.

Moderated by: Dr Amiya Kumar Sahu, President & Founder, National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI), India

Panellists: Dr Irfan Furniturewala, Hanjer Biotech Energies, India
Sandeep Patel, Founder, Lets Recycle, India
Dr Srikanta Panigrahi, DG, Carbon Minus
Vijay Chaddha, CEO, Bharti Foundation
Hitesh Mittal, Managing Director, Hitech Enviro Engineers & Consultants, India
2:00pm Networking Lunch
Clean India - Challenges, Opportunities & Role of Social Entrepreneurship
3.00pm The evolution within lamp and Mercury Recycling from a global perspective

Claes Ryden, Managing Director & Vice President, MRT System International AB, Sweden
3.15pm The role of World Bank in India's environment management needs
The World Bank has developed various initiatives and approaches to help tackle India's environmental challenges. This presentation will highlight some of the pressing environmental issues and what needs to be done collectively in order to promote development and growth.

Neha Vyas, Senior Environmental Specialist, The World Bank
3.45pm Afternoon Refreshment
4.00pm Social entrepreneurship & role of young leaders
Solid and liquid waste management are undoubtedly the corner stones for a Clean and Green India. It is clearly an area of focus and priority across sectors. In the Indian context, this is a journey or race with no 'finish line'. On the ground, various solutions, best practices and business models have emerged. In some areas, we see some cases of dramatic turnarounds. In many other cases the situation is only worsening owing to delays and at best inaction. Progress is visible in the space of solid waste management. Sewage or liquid waste management is still largely left to traditional approaches and conventional systems that either don't work or are fraught with gaps in implementation. The current solutions are infrastructure based, require large investments and are always on a catch up mode. Conventional solutions are neither economically viable nor financially attractive. They are difficult to maintain, upgrade or even retro-fit. Some models within the PPP (Public-Private-Partnership) have been tried with mixed results. This session aims to share ECOSOFTT's journey, highlight opportunities for social enterprises in the Clean & Green India movement with a specific focus on water and used water

Stanley Samuel, Founder & CEO, ECOSOFTT, Singapore
4.30pm A step towards Clean India Campaign
This presentation will highlight the current status of the cleaning industry in India and the challenges its players face including the general attitude towards cleaners, general hygienic standards and why mechanisation of cleaning is so important. It will also cover the size of the cleaning market and an evaluation of the Government initiative: Clean India Campaign.

Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Karcher Cleaning Systems Private Limited, India
5.00pm Summary & Business Matching Session
6.00pm Close of Day one

Day Two 08 April 2016 Friday

Invest India
10:00am Emcee's opening remarks
10:05am Innovative solutions to transform India - Partnering with private sector
India's urban population has grown rapidly over the last few decades. How will India's new policymakers and private sector work together to improve on the liveability of urban areas especially secondary cities? This session will discuss the Triple Bottom Line framework which highlights the holistic gains on the economic, social & environmental fronts by adopting systematic waste management strategies in India.
Kiran Jethwa, Managing Partner, Fumase LLC, USA
10:30am Executive panel: Infrastructure investment opportunities in India: Assessing investor's appetite
The need to improve waste management infrastructure in India is both vast and urgent. Indian cities are underprepared for the continuing rapid urbanisation growth. With the lack of serious development in infrastructure, waste management has become a matter of great concern to all stakeholders. This session will highlight some of the key areas where investors can play an integral part in waste management opportunities, and how they may execute on these.

Moderated by: Dr Amiya Kumar Sahu, President & Founder, National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI), India

Panellists:Mudit Narain, VP - New Initiatives, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
Raj Pai, Managing Director, GEF Advisors India, India
Kiran Jethwa, Managing Partner, Fumase LLC, USA
11:15am Morning refreshments
11:45am Unlocking India's potential
Raj Pai, Managing Director, GEF Advisors India, India
12:15pm Panel discussion: Green infrastructure in India - Opportunities and challenges
Green Infrastructure is vital in providing and connecting life support systems for urban environments. It includes parks and reserves, gardens, waterways and wetlands, streets and transport corridors, pathways and greenways, squares and plazas, roof gardens and living walls, just to name a few. The panel of experts will discuss the challenges faced and opportunities in meeting India's green infrastructure needs in 2016 and beyond.

Moderated by: To be confirmed.
Penalists:Sonali Bhagwati, President & Founder, Design Plus Architecture
Jogy P Thomas, CEO, ATS Infrastructure
Neeraj Bansal, Partner & Head Real Estate, KPMG,India
1:00pm Networking lunch
A Look Ahead
2:30pm Keynote address: Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Framework
When Singapore first started building the nation in the 1960s, it did not have a framework or a set of principles or guidelines to follow. Singapore learnt from other cities and still look abroad for ideas. Singapore's pioneer leaders have constantly envisioned 3 liveability outcomes, viz; a competitive economy, a sustainable environment and a high quality of life, in the process of city building. To achieve high liveability standards, Singapore has adopted an integrated master planning system and a dynamic urban governance approach.

The liveability outcomes and approach constitute the Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Framework. This framework has been derived from 5 decades of Singapore's urban development experience. It is specific to Singapore. The general principles of an effective integrated master planning process and a dynamic urban governance approach to raise and sustain liveability standards are, however, common, particularly for small cities with limited natural resources. The CLC Framework can help city planners look at urbanization issues from strategic, managerial and political perspectives, rather than purely technical ones. It can also provide some useful insights to city leaders as they consider the approaches best suited to their particular circumstances.

Loh Ah Tuan, Member of the Expert Panel, Centre for Liveable Cities and Consultant, Keppel Seghers Engineering Singapore, Singapore
3:15pm Afternoon refreshments
3:45pm Building liveable cities: Where do we begin?
A city's success in developing a liveable and sustainable urban environment depends largely on how well it incorporates all its environmental, economic, social and political aspects as well as key players and stakeholders. To have a successful implementation of these ideals and visionary policies, the planning process should remain dynamic, ensuring that change is considered constant to allow for adaptability. Thereby allowing

Nirup Jayanth, Head - Business Development, Jurong Consultants (India), India
4:15pm Sharing Singapore's expertise for a sustainable and liveable city
Many will agree that Singapore is a liveable and sustainable city. Indeed, Singapore has overcome some of its constraints, such as water shortage and high population density, to create a conducive environment for its residents. Today, Singapore hosts a vibrant ecosystem of companies offering world-class urban technological solutions, that ranges from clean energy, water and waste-water treatment to solid-waste management. By tapping on the knowledge of these companies, urban authorities will be able to tackle environmental challenges in a sustainable way.

Tay Lian Chew, Regional Director, South Asia Group, International Enterprise Singapore
4:45pm Closing summary and end of Summit
Business matching session
5:30pm Registration for Awards Dinner & cocktail reception