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“An Overview of Industrial Chemicals, Bulk & Fertilisers”: Mr. Kartik Santhanam

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that, Mr. Kartik Santhanam , EVP, Corporate Sourcing, Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., a well-known Industry professional, will be addressing the global audience at “India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit 2019” being organised on 1st February 2019 at Holiday Inn, Mumbai. He will be sharing his thoughts on “An Overview of Industrial Chemicals, Bulk & Fertilisers”

Mr. S Kartik is an Executive Vice President in Deepak Fertilizer & Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (DPFCL) heading Corporate Sourcing.

He has more than 15 years of rich professional experience in fertilizer industry with expertise in cross functional leadership, leading transformation, strategic sourcing & planning, supply chain management, risk mitigation and techno commercial operations.

In 2003, he started his career with Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals limited, after which he spend a brief amount of time in Lason India limited. Since 2007, he has been associated with DFPCL and has grown exponentially up the ranks. For some time in DPFCL, he has been an EA to the Chief Executive Officer which helped him expand his breadth of perspective and understand business better in a short period of time.

In DPFCL, he heads a team of 60 across the fertilizer supply chain of around INR 2,500 crores per annumin 3 manufacturing locations and 4 ports in India. He leads developing and implementing strategic sourcing plans for raw material and finished fertilizers.

Apart from this, he oversees procurement excellence for non-raw materials, inventory management, developing and managing distribution networks, tax management and process improvements.

From a scale perspective, his portfolio includes executing inbound logistics for 300,000 MT per annum and inventory management for more than 25,000 SKUs.

Over years, he has been instrumental in achieving substantial saving over benchmark prices, involved in optimization projects to improve throughput, driving innovation in sourcing and develop strong partnership with reliable vendors.

Cross functionally, he plays an instrumental role in designing DFPCL’s strategic outlooks and managing implementation of the same.

Industry has recognized him with accolades like “Supply Chain Officer of the Year”, “Chief Procurement Officer of the Year” for excellence in Supply Chain Innovation, best use of e-Procurement, Innovation & Technology in Procurement, Manufacturing excellence and excellence in risk mitigation strategy.

Apart from corporate work experience, he has entrepreneurial exposure in management consulting and educational industry.

He has a very strong and compelling academic background - an alumni of IIM Bangalore, ICFAI Business School and NIT Jalandhar. Throughout his career he has been awarded with merits and scholarships for his excellence in academic career. IC DETAILS

About India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit 2019

We are pleased to inform that “The 5th India Tanker Shipping & Trade Summit” is receiving huge response from various shipping and business hubs of the world. This conference has become a common platform for all the stakeholders, be it a refinery, oil marketing companies, ship-owners, oil terminals, law firms or ship suppliers to discuss the topics of common interests.

Venue:   Holiday Inn, Sakinaka, Andheri East, Mumbai
Date:     1st  February 2019
Time:     08:45 – 17:30, followed by Networking Cocktail

You MUST be a part of this conference to:

  • Meet key players from the Bulk Liquid, Oil, Chemical & Gas Tanker Business
  • Listen to the stalwarts of the industry
  • Strengthen your relationship with existing clients and build new ones
  • Enhance the visibility of your organisation
  • Learn how others are navigating their companies through these challenging times
  • Achieve months of business in JUST ONE DAY

The following eminent personalities have consented to Chair the Session/Speak at the Conference:

Shri Pradeep Rawat, Chairman, National Shipping Board, Govt. of India.

Shri Neeraj Bansal, I.R.S., Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.

Mr. Vijay Handa, Sr. Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd.

Mr. Ajay Reshamwala, Chairman & Managing Director, Reshamwala Shipbrokers

Mr. Sudesh Kamath, Managing Director, Odfjell India

Mr. Dhiraj Pahuja, C.E.O., Shapoorji Pallonji Forbes Shipping Ltd.

Mr. Vishavdeep Gautam, C.O.O., WOMAR Logistics Pte Ltd.

Mr. Ashish Niranjan, Head-Shipping & Operations, Nayara Energy

Mr. Kartik Santhanam, EVP, Corporate Sourcing, Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Rajiv Kumar, D.G.M. – Chartering, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Ashwin Shanker, Advocate & Arbitrator, The Chambers of George A. Rebello.

Mr. Pradeep Rajan, Senior Managing Editor, Asia Pacific Shipping & Freight, S & P Global Platts.

The Organizers have invited few more stalwarts from the industry to speak at this event, we shall announce their names once we receive confirmation from them.

Promote Your Organisation & Brand

Use our global reach to promote your brand. The conference presents a unique and unmissable opportunity for organizations to enhance their visibility and promote their brand to their global audience. You can reach more than 100,000 industry professionals in various shipping hubs spread across the globe through our e Newsletter and other social media platforms.

Introduction & Objective:

Stalwarts of the industry will discuss the current and future trends of the Seaborne Oil, Chemicals & Gas Tanker Trade. Join the stalwarts and industry colleagues in the discussions to explore “Emerging Opportunities in India's Seaborne Oil, Chemicals & Gas Tanker Trade”

India’s Current Refining capacity is estimated to be more than 215 MMTPA. More than 400 Very Large Crude Carriers terminate voyages on the Indian Coast every year. In spite of this booming trade Indian ship owning sector has not grown to its true potential.

Chemical Industry is central to any developing world economy. Developed economies have greater per capita usage of chemicals over the developing economies.  Enhanced requirement of IMO2/3 Chemical tankers for both import and export of specialized products- Expect about 10 pct. growth over next 5 years. What opportunities will be created in terms of trade & employment?  

According to a TechSci Research report, India’s LNG demand is anticipated to increase from 64 mmscmd in 2015 to 306.54 mmscmd by 2025. What are the opportunities in India’s Seaborne LNG Transportation? What is the impact of latest regulatory measures on Seaborne Oil and Chemical trade?
With the above perspective in view and to explore if we are geared to grab the opportunities, The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce a one-day conference on 1st Feb 2019, Holiday Inn, Sakinaka, Andheri East, Mumbai.

Who Should Attend:

The Conference discussions are extremely useful to Oil Refineries, Oil marketing companies, Port &Terminals, Gas, Bulk Liquid Storage, Companies engaged in industrial chemicals, Petro Chemicals, bulk and fertilizers Ship owners, Operators, Charterers, Cargo Interests, Port Operators, Ship & Cargo Brokers, Marine Surveyors, Ship Agents, Bunker Suppliers, Traders, Barge Operators, Financial Institutions, Insurance and Law Firms, Private Maritime Security Companies, Media, National and Regional Authorities.

Delegate Registrations Fees:

Delegate fee per person INR 11,000/- + 18% GST till 25th January 2019.  Total Amount payable INR 12,980/- per [US$ 220.00]   

From 26th January 2019, Delegate fee per person INR. 12,500/- + 18% GST.  Total Amount payable INR 14,750/- per [US$ 250.00]

For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:
Capt Virendra N. Mishra, Conference Director
+91-22- 41271324
Come, join us and benefit from the opportunity to connect, confer and conduct business!


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