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A leading global platform where cutting-edge supply chain strategies meet visionary innovators.

  • June 1 Conference
  • June 2 Global Buyer - Supplier Meet
  • Venue: Taj Lands End, Mumbai
  • 200+ Organizations
  • 400+ Delegates - Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals
  • 40+ International Speakers
    & Thought Leaders
  • 30+ Supporters, Sponsors
    & Partners
  • 6000+ Google Reviews

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About

IPSC 2024, Mumbai

The International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference (IPSC) 2024 is an electrifying union of global business luminaries from the world of logistics, procurement and supply chain – from CEO’s to global heads to investors – all joining hands to push progress and ignite innovation in the world of supply chain across diverse industries.

A two-day event, with the Conference and the Buyer-Supplier meet on 1st and 2nd June respectively, the IPSC Mumbai event is set to play a crucial role in reinforcing India position itself at the forefront of economic innovation through a comprehensive supply chain transformation.

One of the most promising events in recent times, the International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference, which is Blue Ocean’s signature event, has garnered wide appreciation and popularity since its inception in 2014. 

At its core, IPSC Mumbai is a non-profit initiative, meticulously designed to catalyze transformative change across the supply chain and procurement landscapes in India through the strategic and financial support acquired from the IPSC conferences. 

Attendees At-A-Glance

WHO CAN YOU EXPECT?

IPSC Mumbai
A Must-Attend Event

Happening for the first time in India, IPSC Mumbai opens a myriad of growth opportunities for India’s supply chain growth and transformation.

Power-Packed Panel Discussion

  • Alignment with ‘Make in India’ initiative to transform India into a global manufacturing hub
  • Impact of Bharat Mart on the Indian supply chain: leveraging efficiency & agility
  • Strategic role of Bharat Mart in strengthening India-UAE bilateral trade ties
  • Diving into the unprecedented opportunities and benefits
  • How is a UAE gateway for Indian products and a support system for ‘Make in India’ initiative
  • Strategies and platforms offered by UAE to promote Indian SMEs
  • Diversifying India's export portfolio through the UAE gateway
  • How UAE’s investments in India is boosting India’s manufacturing infrastructure and supply chain
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  • Factors leading to India’s growth as a supply chain hub
  • Sectoral opportunities and challenges for India’s SCM landscape
  • India's competitive edge in the global market: key strategies
  • Embracing India’s supply chain potential with skilled workforce
  • - Mapping India’s carbon footprint; identifying emission drivers
  • Addressing sector-specific challenges and solutions
  • Prioritizing sustainability and resilience in supply chains
  • Helping India achieve net zero goals: Role of corporates  



  • Current scenario; Challenges faced by procurement professionals
  • Ways in which procurement professionals can adapt to the evolving trends
  • Innovative methodological practices to optimize Sourcing Process
  • Digital transformation to address the procurement challenges
  • Overview of India’s e-commerce expansion – growth factors
  • Addressing last-mile delivery challenges: technological solutions
  • Scope of distribution and diversification of services for retailers
    and manufacturers
  • Innovations to meet customer - centric expectations and experiences
  • Redefining supply chain value and resilience with SCOR D
  • Responding faster to disruptions through SCOR D enabled technologies
  • SCOR D functions in driving customer value creation
  • Upskilling to adapt to the changing technological landscape  
  • Strategies to promote gender diversity in logistics workforce
  • Overcoming hurdles to maintain work-life balance and flexibility
  • Leadership styles of women in crisis management
  • Developing critical skills for promoting women in logistics                                                              

Engaging Keynotes

  • Empowering "Make in India" initiative on the world stage
  • Key features of the Bharat Mart
  • Impact of Bharat Mart on India – UAE bilateral trade ties
  • Diving into the unprecedented opportunities and benefits
  • How is the UAE a gateway for Indian products and a support system for ‘Make in India’ initiative
  • Role of UAE’s Investment in India's Manufacturing Sector
  • Diversifying India's export portfolio through the UAE gateway
  • Predictive analysis vs traditional forecasting
  • Technologies behind predictive analysis (AI, ML and big data analytics)
  • Understanding the benefits and possible challenges
  • Benefits of Supply Chain Integration for SMEs
  • Different models of integration for SMEs
  • Affordable and accessible technology solutions for SMEs
  • Supply Chain Management: Project Management – the key connect
  • Core skills for ensuring supply chain efficiency and competitiveness
  • Project management best practices for supply chain management
  • Balancing resilience and sustainability in supply chain
  • Best Practices to build a resilient and sustainable supply chain
  • How trained and skilled workforce will help in achieving this balance
  • Key factors driving this shift from China to India
  • India’s strength and opportunities as a manufacturing hub
  • Future trends and implications – what lies ahead?
  • AI application in different stages of supply chain management
  • Digital proficiency to support widespread AI adoption in India’s supply chain
  • Recommendations for policymakers and businesses for AI adoption: Success stories
  • Root causes of semiconductor shortages; impact on auto industry
  • Strategies for diversifying the source of semiconductor supplies
  • Alternative technology or materials to reduce auto industry's reliance
    on traditional semiconductors
  • Global factors driving the reshaping of supply chains
  • Strategic partnerships for global supply chain diversification
  • Strong need for creating a trained supply chain workforce

IPSC Awards 2024 Mumbai

The IPSC Awards are designed to shine a spotlight on those organizations that are making significant contributions to the advancement of supply chain and logistics practices in India. Whether you are a veteran in the field, a rising star, or an organization making waves in supply chain and logistics, we invite you to be part of this exciting journey.

  • Excellence in Supply Chain Innovation
  • Excellence in Procurement Practices
  • Outstanding Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Efficient Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year
  • Tech Innovation in Supply Chain
  • Innovative AI-based Solution for Supply Chain

Our Eminent Speakers

Michael Proffitt
Former CEO
Dubai Logistics City Management
& Board Member of Dubai World Central
Sourav Ganguly
Former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) & Former Captain - India Cricket Team
Dr. Sathya Menon
FCIPS, FCLIT, FCMI, CPM, CICCM, CISCM, CERTIFIED SAP CONSULTANT - SCM

Group CEO
Blue Ocean Corporation
Douglas Kent
Executive Vice President,
Corporate and Strategic Alliances at Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
Former Managing Director –Advisory, PwC
Ajay Singh
VP – Supply Chain Management,
Hindustan Platinum
Board Member of Studies and Former HOD (SCM),
Universal Business School
Former GM – Materials Management & PPC, Ericsson India

Ramit Mahajan

Head - Customer Experience Supply Chain IMEA,
Henkel
Former Head of Supply Chain, SABIC Former SCM Manager, GE
Michael Proffitt
Former CEO
Dubai Logistics City Management
& Board Member of Dubai World Central
Sourav Ganguly
Former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) & Former Captain - India Cricket Team
Dr. Sathya Menon
FCIPS, FCLIT, FCMI, CPM, CICCM, CISCM, CERTIFIED SAP CONSULTANT - SCM

Group CEO
Blue Ocean Corporation
Douglas Kent
Executive Vice President,
Corporate and Strategic Alliances at Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
Former Managing Director –Advisory, PwC
Ajay Singh
VP – Supply Chain Management,
Hindustan Platinum
Board Member of Studies and Former HOD (SCM),
Universal Business School
Former GM – Materials Management & PPC, Ericsson India

Ramit Mahajan

Head - Customer Experience Supply Chain IMEA,
Henkel
Former Head of Supply Chain, SABIC
Former SCM Manager, GE

John Ellis

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Chief Executive Officer of Middle East Aerospace
Former Commercial Director – Fujairah International Airport
Rachit Rungta
Head - Supply Chain Strategy & Network Planning, Reliance Retail
Former Assistant Executive Director, Dalmia Cement (Bharat)
Former Sr. General Manager - Supply Chain, Havells India
Abdul Azeez
Group Chairman,
Blue Ocean Corporation
Manoj Yermalkar
Head of SCM – ACG Engineering Limited, Pune, India
Former General Manager, SCM, Praj Industries Limited, Pune, India
Vipin Vaidyanathan
Senior Director and Head of Consulting - Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Head of Business Excellence –DMCC
Former Assistant VP, Process Consulting - HSBC ME
R. Balkrishnan
Director- Corporate Planning Technology, Diversification & Global Expansion Portfolios

John Ellis

Chief Operating Officer
Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Chief Executive Officer of Middle East Aerospace
Former Commercial Director – Fujairah International Airport
Rachit Rungta
Head - Supply Chain Strategy & Network Planning, Reliance Retail
Former Assistant Executive Director, Dalmia Cement (Bharat)
Former Sr. General Manager - Supply Chain, Havells India
Abdul Azeez
Group Chairman,
Blue Ocean Corporation
Manoj Yermalkar
Head of SCM – ACG Engineering Limited, Pune, India
Former General Manager, SCM, Praj Industries Limited, Pune, India
Vipin Vaidyanathan
Senior Director and Head of Consulting - Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Head of Business Excellence –DMCC
Former Assistant VP, Process Consulting - HSBC ME
R. Balkrishnan
Director- Corporate Planning Technology, Diversification & Global Expansion Portfolios
Grant Swanepoel
Regional Lead, Global Channels and Alliances Middle East & Africa - Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)

Mohammed Al Ali

Group Vice Chairman,
Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Managing Director
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Srinivas Rao V
Country Head & General Manager Logitech India & South Asia
Former Assistant VP and Category Head – Reliance Retail
Sudipta Chatterjee
Program Director - Procurement and SCM at Blue Ocean Corporation
Former General Manager – India Carbon Limited
Former Head of Zonal Service Operations – Bharti Airtel
Nikunj Desai
Head - Global Supply Chain, ACG Worldwide
Former Head Engg Sourcing & Stores, CEAT Tyres

Percy Jal Engineer

Senior Director – Academics at Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Country Manager - Sharaf DG
Grant Swanepoel
Regional Lead, Global Channels and Alliances Middle East & Africa - Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)

Mohammed
Al Ali

Group Vice Chairman,
Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Managing Director
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Srinivas Rao V
Country Head & General Manager Logitech India & South Asia
Former Assistant VP and Category Head – Reliance Retail
Sudipta Chatterjee
Program Director - Procurement and SCM at Blue Ocean Corporation
Former General Manager – India Carbon Limited
Former Head of Zonal Service Operations – Bharti Airtel
Nikunj Desai
Head - Global Supply Chain, ACG Worldwide
Former Head Engg Sourcing & Stores, CEAT Tyres

Percy Jal Engineer

Senior Director – Academics at Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Country Manager - Sharaf DG
K. Rajan
Executive Vice President
ITD Cementation India Limited

Dr. Rajesh Bhandari

Senior Director – Academics at Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Sr. GM - Kuwait Auto Parts Imports Company
Former Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager - Mercedes Benz India

Venkataramana Murthy Gadepally

Head - Logistics & Warehousing, Liebherr India
Former VP – Supply Chain, Nandan Petrochem
Former Deputy GM – Logistics & Planning, Bosch India
Saju Augustine
Director Of Operations – Blue Ocean Academy, Kochi, India
Former Head of SCM - Adidas Emerging Markets, MENA
Former Regional Lead (Demand Planning) – Kodak NE
V S Ramachandran
CFO – Blue Ocean Corporation Former Head of Corporate Planning & Quality – Emarat
Former Executive Director - TUF Commodities DMCC
Saurabh Srivastava
Head of Supply & Growth Planning Apparel – Flipkart
Former Supply Chain Strategy Consultant – EY
K. Rajan
Executive Vice President
ITD Cementation India Limited

Dr. Rajesh Bhandari

Senior Director – Academics at Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Sr. GM - Kuwait Auto Parts Imports Company
Former Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager - Mercedes Benz India

Venkataramana Murthy Gadepally

Head - Logistics & Warehousing, Liebherr India
Former VP – Supply Chain, Nandan Petrochem
Former Deputy GM – Logistics & Planning, Bosch India
Saju Augustine
Director Of Operations – Blue Ocean Academy, Kochi, India
Former Head of SCM - Adidas Emerging Markets, MENA
Former Regional Lead (Demand Planning) – Kodak NE
V S Ramachandran
CFO – Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Head of Corporate Planning & Quality – Emarat
Former Executive Director - TUF Commodities DMCC
Saurabh Srivastava
Head of Supply & Growth Planning Apparel – Flipkart
Former Supply Chain Strategy Consultant – EY
Krishnan Subramaniam
International VC – Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK
Former Strategic Advisor – Transworld Group of Companies, UAE

Rajiv Bhattacharya

VP - Strategy & Projects, V-Trans (India)
Former CEO - V-Xpress

Vikram Idnani

President - Chief Information Officer, Landmark Group, India
Former Sr. VP/Head – IT, Reliance Retail
Mayur K.
Head of Customs & Foreign Trade Operations, BASF India
Former Head - Export and Import Operations, BASF India
Vivek Sarbhai
Sr. Director - Supply Chain & EHS, Thermofisher Scientific, India & Middle East
Former Director - Customer Service & Logistics , Mondelez Middle East & Africa
Sandeep Pratap
Head of Procurement, Eveready Industries India
Former Regional Lead - Raw Materials Procurement, UPL (Asia Pacific Region)
Krishnan Subramaniam
International VC – Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK
Former Strategic Advisor – Transworld Group of Companies, UAE

Rajiv Bhattacharya

VP - Strategy & Projects, V-Trans (India)
Former CEO - V-Xpress

Vikram Idnani

President - Chief Information Officer, Landmark Group, India
Former Sr. VP/Head – IT, Reliance Retail
Mayur K.
Head of Customs & Foreign Trade Operations, BASF India
Former Head - Export and Import Operations, BASF India
Vivek Sarbhai
Sr. Director - Supply Chain & EHS, Thermofisher Scientific, India & Middle East
Former Director - Customer Service & Logistics , Mondelez Middle East & Africa
Sandeep Pratap
Head of Procurement, Eveready Industries India
Former Regional Lead - Raw Materials Procurement, UPL (Asia Pacific Region)
Anupam Shrotary
Head of Supply Chain & Operations - Kimberly Clark Professional, South Asia & Thailand
Former Head - Factory Supply Chain, Nestle

Vivek Gaurav

Director – Operations, Cipla Health Ltd
Former Head – Planning & Logistics for Export Markets & Trade Compliance (ME, Asia & Africa), General Mills

Ashish Tripathi

General Manager - Global Sourcing, Logistics & Agency, TORM
Executive Member Supply Chain – Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Indian Chamber of Commerce
Sanjam Sahi Gupta
Director - Sitara Shipping
Founder - MaritimeSheEO
Executive Board Member – World Maritime University
Harjeet Joshi
Former Chairperson and Managing Director at The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
Saleha Shaikh
Founder & Head, Women's Wing - The Maritime Union Of India
Founder & CEO - Dynamic Marine Solutions, Turkey
Anupam Shrotary
Head of Supply Chain & Operations - Kimberly Clark Professional, South Asia & Thailand
Former Head - Factory Supply Chain, Nestle

Vivek Gaurav

Director – Operations, Cipla Health Ltd
Former Head – Planning & Logistics for Export Markets & Trade Compliance (ME, Asia & Africa), General Mills

Ashish Tripathi

General Manager - Global Sourcing, Logistics & Agency, TORM
Executive Member Supply Chain – Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Indian Chamber of Commerce
Sanjam Sahi Gupta
Director - Sitara Shipping
Founder - MaritimeSheEO
Executive Board Member – World Maritime University
Harjeet Joshi
Former Chairperson and Managing Director at The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
Saleha Shaikh
Founder & Head, Women's Wing - The Maritime Union Of India
Founder & CEO - Dynamic Marine Solutions, Turkey
Dhara Lakhwani
Associate Director- Global Ocean & International Transportation AMEA, Kellogg's
Former Regional Logistics Manager Mondelēz International

Nitin Joshi

Head of Warehousing & Logistics – Fabindia
Former GM – Supply Chain, Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd

Ashish Tripathi

General Manager - Global Sourcing, Logistics & Agency, TORM
Executive Member Supply Chain – Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Indian Chamber of Commerce
Sanjam Sahi Gupta
Director - Sitara Shipping
Founder - MaritimeSheEO
Executive Board Member – World Maritime University
Harjeet Joshi
Former Chairperson and Managing Director at The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
Saleha Shaikh
Founder & Head, Women's Wing - The Maritime Union Of India
Founder & CEO - Dynamic Marine Solutions, Turkey
Dhara Lakhwani
Associate Director- Global Ocean & International Transportation AMEA, Kellogg's
Former Regional Logistics Manager Mondelēz International

Nitin Joshi

Head of Warehousing & Logistics – Fabindia
Former GM – Supply Chain, Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd

Ashish Tripathi

General Manager - Global Sourcing, Logistics & Agency, TORM
Executive Member Supply Chain – Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Indian Chamber of Commerce
Sanjam Sahi Gupta
Director - Sitara Shipping
Founder - MaritimeSheEO
Executive Board Member – World Maritime University
Harjeet Joshi
Former Chairperson and Managing Director at The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
Saleha Shaikh
Founder & Head, Women's Wing - The Maritime Union Of India
Founder & CEO - Dynamic Marine Solutions, Turkey

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