NextGen Chemical & Petrochemical Summit 2021


Indian Chemical News (ICN), the most credible media platform for chemical, petrochemical, energy and pharmaceutical industries, is all set to expand its virtual horizon with the introduction of India’s first Virtual Summit cum Exhibition titled NextGen Chemical & Petrochemical Summit 2021 to be held from 07-8th October 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the industry across the globe worst. The ban on international travel forced companies to shift their meetings virtually. Physical exhibitions that act as a major networking and relationship building medium disappeared from the market.

During these challenging times, Indian Chemical News with the help of the latest cutting-edge technology, is set to offer an opportunity to the stakeholders of the industry to conduct business from location of their choice and connect with the target audience. This Virtual summit is a part of the industry’s broader plan to offer an opportune platform to the stakeholders. The first edition of NextGen Chemical & Petrochemical Summit 2021 will also serve as a premier forum for the panel discussions/presentations/ paper presentations/case studies etc. It will feature invited keynote speeches, peer-reviewed paper presentations, and other R&D and technological advancement in the field of chemical, petrochemical, energy and other sectors. This event provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The Virtual event will witness several exciting partnerships and announcements that promise to augur in new trends in the industry. The summit expects footfalls from a wide range of visitors that comprise chemicals, petrochemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals and other allied sectors.

Industry Overview

Global chemical production (excluding pharmaceuticals) is expected to grow by 4.4% in 2021, which is above average for the years prior to the coronavirus pandemic. This growth should be seen predominantly in emerging markets (2021: +5.4%; 2020: +1.8%). In advanced economies, a growth rate of 2.5% (2020: –4.2%) is anticipated, which is above average for pre-crisis years. The level of production from 2019 will thus already be surpassed in 2021 in emerging markets. Overall, production in advanced economies will presumably still be considerably lower.

All this leads to focus on emerging markets like India where growth is the highest. India’s chemical industry is estimated to be worth US $178 billion in FY20 and has potential to reach US $300 billion by FY25. To achieve US $300 billion, the chemical industry needs to grow at a CAGR of 11% in the next five years. This is possible considering government initiatives, growth in the consumer base, changes in lifestyle, increase in disposable incomes and focus on healthcare and hygiene. Apart from this, the coordinated effort from all stakeholders will give a big boost to this sector which is focusing on Aatmanirbhar in a big way.

To move in the big league, Indian Chemical Companies should focus to increase its domestic consumption as well as exports market. Many countries and customers are now looking for China plus one option in the chemical sector and this is a win-win for India as they can leverage on it and also focus on becoming Aatmanirbhar in the chemical sector and should focus on reliability of supply and supply chain efficiency.

Trends in Indian Chemical Sector

Shift Towards Green And Non-fossil Fuel

Increase In Mergers, Partnerships, and Acquisitions

Innovation Will Drive growth

Digitalization & Industry 4.0 Gaining Momentum

ESG Becoming Mainstream

India and South East Asian Countries Set to Emerge as Manufacturing Hub


Chief Guest

Shri. Bhagawanth Khuba

Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, New and Renewable Energy
Government of India

Vartika Shukla

Chairperson & Managing Director
Engineers India Limited

Dr. Vishal Choudhary

Dy. Industrial Advisor
Department of Chemical & Petrochemicals
Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt of India

B. Narayan

Group President
Reliance Industries Ltd

Rajendra Gogri

Aarti Industries Ltd

Shohab Rais

COO-Indian Chemical Business
Tata Chemicals

Maulik Mehta

CEO & Executive Director
Deepak Nitrite Ltd

Samir Somaiya

Chairman & Managing Director
Godavari Biorefineries Ltd

Vikram Shroff

UPL Limited

Maulik Patel

Meghmani Finechem

Adnan Ahmad

Clariant India

Anand Shankar

Regional Sales Leader (India)
Honeywell Connected Industrial

Derrick Bauer

Materials Engineering Manager
Elliott Group

Dr. Klaus Brun

Director - Research & Development
Elliott Group

Praveen Kapse

Vice President
Global Strategy and Innovation
Tridiagonal Solutions

J Phani Krishna

Head - Operations
RIECO Industries Ltd

Shisher Kumra

Founder and Executive Director
Global Product Compliance Group

Dr. Jayachandran Nair

GPC India

Sunil Patil

Senior Director, Solution Consulting, APJ

Abhinav Chowdhary

Country Manager, Sales

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO

Adsul Mahendra Bhanudas

Manager - Sales
Clean Technology Systems
Dürr India

Sabine Pietruch

Data Analytics Engineer

Sudhir Toraskar

Senior Business Director
Asia South Business Line Health Care
Evonik India

Karthik Nilagiri

General Manager – Corporate Affairs
Reliance Industries Limited

Amit Gandhi

Managing Director & Partner
Boston Consulting Group

Viswanathan Rajendran

Kearney India

Sanchita Banerjee

ED - Special Projects
Oil India Limited

Rahul Tikoo

Managing Director – South Asia
Huntsman Corporation

Sudarshan Jain

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance

Kapil Malhotra


Bimal Puri

Vice President & CIO
SRF Technical Textiles

Atul Govil

CTO & Head
India Glycols Ltd

Dr. R. K. Malhotra


Avila D’Souza

Leader – Value Acceleration
Galaxy Surfactants Ltd

Ankur Singh

Head - Strategy & BD
DCM Shriram Ltd

Amrit Singh Deo

Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Vinati Saraf Mutreja

Vinati Organics Limited

Ankit Patel

Executive Director
Bodal Chemicals

Meghav Mehta

Deepak Phenolics Ltd

Kaushal Soparkar

Managing Director
Meghmani Finechem Ltd.

Sturle Harald Pedersen

Greenstat Hydrogen India

Mirik Gogri

Head – Corporate Strategy
Aarti Industries Ltd

Bijal Mathkar

R&I Director
Solvay Research and Innovation Center, India

Dr. Mayukh G. Warawdekar

Sr. VP - R&D
Fine Organic Industries Ltd

Dr. Hardik Joshipura

Chief Executive Officer

N K Rajavelu

EVP & Business Head
Coromandel International Limited

Deepak Shah


Dr. Kamlesh Pai Fondekar

Head - Research & Development
Godrej Agrovet Ltd

Yogesh Kalra

Head - Global Business Creation
Galaxy Surfactants Ltd

Rajendra Chunodkar

President - Manufacturing Operations
Lupin Ltd

Sagar Kaushik

President - Corporate & Industry Affairs
UPL Ltd.

MP Aggarwal

Chief Promoter
Sajjan India Limited

Partha Sur

General Manager – Technology
Haldia Petrochemicals

Prashant Sharma

Chief Technical Officer
Cadila Healthcare Limited

R G Agarwal

Dhanuka Group

Ravi Annavarapu

FMC India

Jitendra Goyal

General Manager – R&D
Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Dr. Rafi Shaik

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

S Bharathan

Executive Director - R&D

Vivek Gupta

Joint VP – Instrumentation & Digitalization
DCM Shriram Ltd

Ganesan Balakrishnan

GM – R&D and Special Projects
Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited

Subikash Jena

Executive Director (I&C)

Allison Buenemann

Industry Principal – Chemicals
Seeq Corporation

Abhiraj Choksey

Managing Director
Apcotex Industries Ltd

Milan Patel

Jt. Managing Director
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Anurag Pandey

Team Lead
Reliance Industries Ltd

Suresh Nambiar

CGM – Strategic Information Systems
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Vivek Dhyani

GC/GCMS All India Business Manager
Agilent Technologies

Sudeep Maheshwari

Kearney India

Manoj Jha

GM – Petchem Strategy
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Saugata Chaudhuri

Head – Petrochemicals Marketing

DMR Panda

GM – Hydrogen

Vidya Rattan Sharma

Managing Director
Jindal Steel and Power

Prof. G. D. Yadav

Emeritus Professor of Eminence
Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai

Dr. Archana Kumari

Dy. Regional Director

Pravin Prashant

Indian Chemical News


Platinum Partners
Gold Partners
Associate Partners
Industry Association Partners
Event Tech Partner


The profile of the speaker faculty is always critical to engage qualitative and quantitative delegate participation. As such, we take utmost care to address pressing issues and design a sharp conference module that would capture attention of knowledgeable, experienced and well informed industry experts.


With the combination of ICN editorial cum research based approach and excellent connect with senior level industry stakeholder, we are poised to further expand our reach with the combination NextGen Chemical & Petrochemical Summit 2021. The upcoming summit will be driven by a unique audience pre-qualification process and shall be promoted extensively both via offline and digital outreach platforms.

Key Sectors Covered

  • Basic Chemicals
  • Organic Chemicals
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Agrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hydrogen
  • Paints and Coatings
  • APIs, Intermediates and key Raw Materials
  • Dyes, Dye Stuffs, Dye Intermediates and Pigments
  • Aromatics
  • Plastics
  • Petrochemicals
  • Gas
  • Clean and Green Chemicals

Reasons to Participate

  • A well curated agenda focusing on post-pandemic challenges and global trends

  • A platform providing ample networking opportunities with industry experts and solution providers

  • Connect with your target audience from anywhere in the world

  • Real-time audience interactions with polls and surveys

  • Interactive Branding Opportunities throughout the platform

  • Gain insights from who’s who of chemical and petrochemical industry

  • Explore innovative products & solutions from the top industry players

  • Develop new & strengthen existing relations with business partners and suppliers

  • Network with key decision makers from chemical and petrochemical industry all under one roof

Who Should Attend

  • CMDs/CEOs/MDs

  • Policy Makers/Decision Makers

  • Senior Executives

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Managers

  • Academia

  • IT & Technology Managers

  • Sales & Marketing Head

  • Production Head

  • Automation Heads

  • Plant Managers & Operators

  • Supply Chain & Logistics Managers

  • EPC solution providers

  • Quality Heads & Professionals

  • Industrial Automation Managers

  • Experts/Consultants/Thought Leaders

  • APIs & Bulk Drugs and Plastics Raw

  • Materials manufacturing companies


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