NextGen 2024: Young Turks to focus on making India a global manufacturing hub
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NextGen 2024: Young Turks to focus on making India a global manufacturing hub

Komal Shah Bhukhanwala, Director, R&D and IP, SML Ltd.; Jashan Bhumkar, Director, Soujanya Color; and Mihir V. Shah, Executive Director, Vipul Organics Ltd. and Pravin Prashant, Executive Editor, Indian Chemical News are speakers

  • By ICN Bureau | July 09, 2024

Indian Chemical News is organising a panel discussion on NextGen Leaders: Role in Making India a Global Manufacturing Hub during ‘NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2024’ on July 12, 2024. The 4th Edition of NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2024 will be held on July 11-12, 2024 at the Novotel Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai. The theme of this year’s Summit-cum-Conference is "Transforming India into a Global Manufacturing Hub.”

Please register for the Summit by clicking on the link (https://www.indianchemicalnews.com/nextgen-chemical-and-petrochemical-summit-2024/register.php). Speakers for NextGen leaders session during the 4th Edition of NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit organised by Indian Chemical News, India's No. 1 news portal on Chemical, Petrochemical and Energy are: Komal Shah Bhukhanwala, Director, R&D and IP, SML Ltd.; Jashan Bhumkar, Director, Soujanya Color; and Mihir V. Shah, Executive Director, Vipul Organics Ltd. The moderator of the session is Pravin Prashant, Executive Editor, Indian Chemical News.

Points to be covered during the session are: Embracing technology and Industry 4.0; Encouraging innovation and R&D; Promoting skill development and education; Building sustainable and resilient manufacturing; Nurturing collaboration and partnerships; and promoting global integration.

NextGen leaders play a crucial role in shaping and making the Indian chemical industry a global manufacturing hub. They bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and strategic thinking that can drive the growth and transformation of the manufacturing sector.

NextGen leaders are well-versed in digital technologies and the concept of Industry 4.0. They can champion the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and data analytics. One of the critical factors for India to become a global manufacturing hub is a skilled workforce. Next-generation leaders can actively promote skill development initiatives and collaborate with educational institutions to ensure that Indian workers are equipped with the necessary technical skills.

Innovation is a key driver of manufacturing competitiveness. NextGen leaders can encourage a culture of innovation within organizations by promoting research and development activities. They can collaborate with universities, research institutes, and startups to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship and technological advancements.

These future leaders have a heightened awareness of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. They can drive the adoption of sustainable manufacturing practices, such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and responsible sourcing.

Overall, NextGen leaders have a critical role to play in making India a global manufacturing hub. With their expertise in technology, innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, they can drive the transformation and growth of the manufacturing sector, boosting India's competitiveness on the global stage.

The Summit is supported by DCM Shriram Chemicals as principal partner, Somaiya Vidyavihar University as academia partner, Cadmatic as platinum partner and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh as state partner. 

Gold partners for NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals are: Epsilon Carbon, Forbes Marshall, Gharda Chemicals, Indofil Industries, Ingenero, IPCO, Jaaji Technologies, Moglix, PIP, Port of Antwerp - Bruges, RIECO and Re Sustainability. Associate Partners are: HPCL and Nuberg EPC. Supporting partners are: Aarayaa Advisory Services, Archroma, India Glycols and Tata Steel Special Economic Zone and industry association partners are: ACFI, AMAI, CropLife India, Gujarat Chemical Association and PMFAI.

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