India-Japan Business Summit
"Make in India with Japan for the Globe"
14th July 2023 from 9 am to 6 pm

Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway


 9.00 - 9.30 Registration + Tea

# Inaugural Session

9.30 am - 9.35 am
Programme Introduction

Mr. A Murali, Advisor
BCIC and Vice President, Toyota Tsusho India Private Limited.

9.35 am - 9.45 am
Guest Facilitation, Lamp Lighting

9.45 am - 9.50 am
Welcome Address
Dr. L Ravindran, BCIC President and Managing Director & CEO, Wealthmax Group of companies, Bengaluru

9.50 am - 10.00 am
India Japan Strategic Global Partnership
Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Partner, PwC India

10.00 am - 10.10 am
Setting the context
Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh, IJBC President, Pune

10.10 am - 10.25 am
Chief Guest

Honourable Mr. M B Patil,
Minister for Large and Medium Industries, Govt. of Karnataka

10.25 am - 10.35 am

A message by Guest of Honour

His Excellency Mr. Tsutomu Nakane,
Consul General of Japan in Bengaluru

10.35 am - 10.45 am
Keynote Address by Chief Guest

Mrs. Geetanjali Kirloskar
Chairperson & MD, Kirloskar Systems Pvt. Ltd and Chairperson, Toyota Tsusho Insurance Broker India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru

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 10.45 am - 11.00 am Guest Felicitations/ Break and Buffer

 Theme 1: Unlocking the Secrets of Japanese Manufacturing Excellence

11.00 am - 11.20 am

Talk/Presentation 1: "The Art of Kaizen: Continuous Improvement for Operational Excellence"

Mr. B Padmanabha, Associate Executive Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

11.20 am - 11.40 am

Talk/Presentation 2: "Industry 4.0: Bridging the Gap between Tradition and Innovation"

Mr. Ankur Basu, Partner, PwC India

11.45 am - 12.30 pm

Panel Discussion 1: "Japanese Manufacturing Excellence: Lessons and Insights for India"

Moderator: Mr. T R Parasuraman, BCIC Past President

Panel members:

1) Mr. Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India (Virtual)

2) Prof. Prem Motwani, Author, Consultant on TPM/TQM and Former Professor, JNU, New Delhi

3) Mr. Hirohisa Soma, Senior Director General, SMRJ, Japan

 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm Buffer and Lunch

Theme 2: Revolutionizing Global Mobility and Electronics Manufacturing:
Collaborative Strategies for India and Japan

1.30 pm - 1.50 pm

Talk/Presentation 3: "Future of Mobility: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for India and Japan"

Mr. Aashutosh Sinha

Principal, Nomura Research Institute Consulting & Solutions India Pvt. Ltd

1.50 pm - 2.10 pm

Talk/Presentation 4: "Smart Manufacturing: Leveraging Digital Technologies for the Future"

Mr. P S Easwaran, Partner, Deloitte India

2.15 pm - 2.50 pm

Panel Discussion 2: "Collaborative Strategies for Global Mobility and Electronics Manufacturing"

Moderator : Mr. Mohammad Athar, PwC Partner

Panel members:

1) Mr. P K Banerjee, Executive Director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM), New Delhi

2) Dr. S Devarajan, Sr. Vice President, BCIC and Sr. Vice President

3) Mr. Vivekananda, Co-Founder and CEO, Bounce

2.50 pm - 3.00 pm

Bilateral Initiatives between India and Japan BCIC Japan Office Initatives

Mr. T R Parasuraman, Past President BCIC


Theme 3: Building World-Class Infrastructure for Make in India:
A Collaborative Effort between India and Japan

3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

Talk/Presentation 5: "Innovative Financing Models for Infrastructure Development"
Mr. Devayan Dey, Partner, PwC India

3.20 pm - 3:40 pm

Talk/Presentation 6: "ESG: Framework for being a responsible corporate citizen"

Ms. Yuki Isogai, Partner, PwC Japan

3.45 pm - 4.30 pm

Panel Discussion 3: "Collaborative Strategies for Digital and Physical Infrastructure Building"

Moderator: Prof. Anjula Gurtoo, Director Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Panel members:

1) Dr. Aravind Chinchure, CEO, Deshpande Startups

2) Mr. Ashish Nanjiani, Vice President – Engineering & Cloud Infrastructure, Rakuten India Enterprise Private Limited

3) Mr. Sudhir Jaiswal, President and CEO, Enterprise System Solutions Pvt Ltd

4) Mr. Rajiv Duggal, Chief Operating Officer, Shimizu Corporation India Private Limited, Bengaluru

5) Mr. Pallab De, Partner, Energy, Utilities & Resources, PwC India

 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Buffer and Tea

Theme 4: Unleashing India's Talent Pool in IT, Healthcare, and Technology for Japan

4:45 pm - 5:05 pm

Talk/Presentation 7: "Digital Skills for the Future: Opportunities and Challenges for India and Japan"

Ms. Eiko Nagatsu, Partner, Deloitte Japan

5:05 pm - 5:25 pm

Talk/Presentation 2: "Healthcare Innovation: Opportunities for India-Japan Collaboration"

Dr. Rana Mehta, Partner, PwC India

5:30 pm - 6.15 pm

Panel Discussion 4: "Unleashing India's Talent Pool: Strategies and Solutions"

Moderator: Ms. Shirin Sehgal, Deputy Chief People Officer, PwC

Panel members:

1) Mr. R Mukundan, Vice President, ABK AOTS DOSOKAI, Chennai

2) Mr. Tomio Isogai, Freelance Advisor, Kansai Japan India Cultural Society (Virtual)

3) Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh, President, IJBC

4) Ms. Nalini George, Chief People Officer, Rakuten India Enterprise Private Limited


6.15 pm - 6.25 pm

Call to Action
by Mr. Abhishek Choudhury, IJBC Vice President

6.25 pm - 6.35 pm
Vote of Thanks

Dr. S Devarajan, SVP, BCIC and Senior Vice President, TVS Motor Company Limited

6:35 pm - 7:30 pm 

Buffer and Cultural Programme - Display of Indian and Japanese art/culture

 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Cocktail Networking Dinner