Virtual Conference on Strengthening OEM Supply Chain Competitiveness

Thursday 14th July 2022

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Enabling SMEs integrate into Global Supply Chains. The one-day virtual conference attempts to make MSEM’s aware about emerging opportunities and dynamics in the OEM Supply Chain to help them retain their competitive edge in global markets.


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What to expect from the Sessions

Evolving dynamics and latest trends

Opportunities,Knowledge & insights for building market competitiveness

New focus areas to explore in engineering OEM supply chain

New market entry strategies & business connections

Policy Advocacy & Trade regulations

PostCOVID 19 impact on Skills, Technologies & Trade

How MSMEs can build their global OEM supply chain linkages

Key Highlights

  • Global Audience

  • Thought Leaders

  • Government Speakers

  • International SME Stakeholders

  • Q/A Session

  • Dissemination of Event Compilations & Knowledge Resources

  • Knowledge Sessions

  • Business Facilitation

  • Recognition; Trade & Engagement

  • Workshops on Trade Through e-commerce

  • Release of Knowledge Paper


OEM & Supply Chain significance for SMEs

  • OEMs & Value Added Resellers (VAR) aremajor contributorsinto the Hi Tech engineering trade globally.

  • COVID 19 pandemic and geo-economic trade scenarios transforming OEMs supply chain models.

  • Technological disruption, constant globalization and evolving consumer behaviour

  • Increasing adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies

  • New methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and end to end supplier integration

  • SMEs are key to future Supply chain competitiveness


Inaugural Session

10 : 00 - 11 : 00

Welcome Address by EEPC India

  • Welcome Address by Mr. Mahesh Desai, Chairman, EEPC India
  • Address by Mr. Anant Swarup, JS Logistics Division, DoC on PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for Multi Modal connectivity to various Economic Zones
  • Address by Mr. B B Swain, Secretary, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India
  • Vote of Thanks by EEPC India


Building Engineering SME Supply Chain Competitiveness

11 : 00 - 12 : 00

Engineering Supply Chain is under pressure due to multiple factors today. Starting with COVID Pandemic, then Ukraine-Russia War & China Factor and now inflation and ensuing recession in many countries is resulting a severe pressure upon the global Supply Chain, which is eventually leading to slowdown in the Manufacturing Activity across several nations. In such a scenario, SMEs needs to prepare themselves to face such difficult times ahead, both financially and technologically, in India and overseas markets.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Rajan Sudesh Ratna, Dy Head & Sr. Economic Affairs Officer, UNESCAP, New Delhi
  • Dr. Tamal Sarkar, Executive Director, Foundation for SME Cluster (FSME)
  • Ms. Meghana Joglekar, General Manager, Exim Bank of India
  • Mr. Anjani Srivastava, General Manager & Regional Head Pune, SIDBI


Leveraging Digital Tech & E Commerce Platforms for Engineering MSMEs

12 : 00 - 13 : 00

Digitization has penetrated into the every kind of business operations across the world today. Digitization acts as catalyst for globalization, which makes supply chain move higher to an entirely new level, while opening a whole new range of opportunities for SMEs, which are looking to play bigger role in the manufacturing sector. As Digitization and E Commerce technologies are getting more sophisticated and accessible, the SMEs are set play an even bigger role in trade across the borders in the near future.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mr. Poul V Jenson, Director, EBTC
  • Mr. Vibhor Jain, COO - Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)
  • Prof. S.K. Mohanty, Professor, Research & Innovation System for Developing Countries (RIS)


Emerging OEM Sectors in India & Success Stories

14 : 00 - 15 : 00

The success of the engineering manufacturing depends upon the competitiveness and the efficiency of the supply chain. As the world is witnessing major energy transition towards cleaner and sustainable sources of energies, new manufacturing sectors are emerging which are creating opportunities for new supply chain sectors. New Technologies in the existing engineering manufacturing are revamping themselves to overcome supply chain bottlenecks and strengthening themselves for any economic crisis.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mr. Shantanu Roy, Executive Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.
  • Mr. Rajiv Nath, Managing Director, Hindustan Syringes & Medical Device Ltd.
  • Mr. Ashutosh Tripathi, Chief of Operations, Escorts Kubota Ltd.


Smart, Flexible & Intelligent Supply Chain – International Initiatives & Lessons for India

16 : 00 - 17 : 00

A strong supply chain ecosystem can ensure a healthy trade between countries. New Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Smart Logistics, E Commerce etc are building new opportunities for Industry to upgrade themselves and explore new collaborations across the borders.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mr. Florian Schneider, Consultant Competence Center Economic Principles, VDMA, Germany
  • Mr. Nebart Mwapwel, Ag. Executive Director, Tanzania Chamber of Comm, Ind & Agri
  • Mr. Sayed Fathy, CMD, Value Technologies for Import & Agencies, S.A.E., Egypt
  • Mr. Agmon David Porat, Head of Industry 4.0 Innovation Lab, Let-lab, Israel

Session No. Time (IST) Session Name Link
10 : 00 - 11 : 00 Inaugural Session View Details
Session I 11 : 00 - 12 : 00 Building Engineering SME Supply Chain Competitiveness View Details
Session II 12 : 00 - 13 : 00 Leveraging Digital Tech & E Commerce Platforms for Engineering MSMEs View Details
Session III 14 : 00 - 15 : 00 Emerging OEM Sectors in India & Success Stories View Details
Session IV 16 : 00 - 17 : 00 Smart, Flexible & Intelligent Supply Chain – International Initiatives & Lessons for India View Details

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Why India?

  • According to IMF, India is expected to grow at 8.2% in 2022

  • By 2030, India can add more than $500 billion a year to the global economy.

  • India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) crossed the unprecedented 55.5 point in March 2021

  • $2 trillion will be spent on infrastructure in the next decade

  • India has emerged among the most preferred manufacturing destination.

  • Various Government Initiatives such as PLI, MITP, Defense Corridors, Renewable Energy etc

  • The manufacturing GVA now contributes about 19 percent of India’s GVA in total.

  • By 2030, in India more than 40% of all purchases will be highly digitally influenced, up from 20-22% today.

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About EEPC India


We are the premier trade and investment promotion organisation in India. EEPC India is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and caters to the Indian engineering sector.


We have played a lead role in promoting Brand India Engineering by organising exhibitions around the globe. We are now organizing a series of virtual trade fairs, exhibitions to help the exporting community in connecting with global buyers amid Covid-19 outbreak.


  • We have been the face of Indian engineering exports for 67 years
  • We are now a full member of the France-based UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
  • We have received BMO accreditation of the Quality Council of India (QCI) – NABET