Conference Day 1

8th February, 2018 (Thursday)
08:30 - 09:30 hrs Registration
09:30 - 10:30 hrs Inauguration

Welcome: Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Chairman, PLASTINDIA 2018 International Conference

Guest of Honour / Theme Speaker: Prof. David Kazmer, Professor & Chair, University of Massachusetts – Lowell Presided by: Shri K. K. Seksaria, President, PlastIndia Foundation Special Invitee: Shri Rajeev Chitalia, Chairman, National Executive Council, PlastIndia Foundation

10:30 - 11:00 hrs High Tea & Interactions
   
Life cycle of Plastics
11:00 - 11:30 hrs Saving the World

Diego Donoso, Business President, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company

11:30 - 12:00 hrs Micro Macro Habitat: Living exceptionally with Less

Niels Peter Flint, Visionary Designer, Founder, N P Flint Consultancy

12:00 - 12:20 hrs It’s not Waste, Only Wasted Potential

Andrew Almack, Founder & CEO, Plastics for Change

12:20 - 13:00 hrs Innovate or Perish
Panel Members

- Punit Krishna, CEO, Digital Transformation
- Rajkiran Madangopal, Co-founder & COO, Banyan Nation
- Smita Bhatia, Advisor, GEM Enviro Management
- Shubhi Sachan, Researcher and Designer, Sustainable
Materials
Moderator: Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Chief Knowledge
Officer, STEER

13:00 - 14:00 hrs Lunch Break & Poster Session
   
Automotive
14:00 - 14:40 hrs The world moves with plastics

Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman, Mothersons

14:40 - 15:10 hrs Innovation Showcase

Asmita Sathaye, ‘The Common Man’s Car’

15:10 - 15:50 hrs Technology Vision & Road Map

- Ajay Purohit, Technical Chief, TATA Motors
- Dr. Guru Rajan, Mahindra and Mahindra
- Dr. Rajeev Basargekar, Technical Director, APPL Industries Limited Moderator: Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Chief Knowledge Officer, STEER

15:50 - 16:20 hrs Tea Break
   
3D Printing
16:20 - 17:00 hrs 3D Printing - Toys or Tools

- Gordon Styles, President, Star Rapid
- Swapnil Sansare, CEO, Divide by Zero

16:50 - 17:30 hrs A world of imagination

Ajay Purohit, Technical Chief, TATA Motors

17:30 - 18:10 hrs 5 biggest challenges facing manufacturers

- Kaushik Mudda, CEO, Ethereal
- Keyur Punjani, Founder, Infinium Robotics LLP
- Nishant Shah, Director – Engineering, Imaginarium
Moderator: Satish Gokhale, Director – Industrial
Design, Design Directions Pvt. Ltd.

Conference Day 2

9th February, 2018 (Friday)
08:30 - 09:30 hrs Registration
09:30 - 10:00 hrs In Conversation Session

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (to be confirmed)

   
Bringing materials to Life
10:00 - 10:30 hrs As diverse as life outside – How to achieve excellence through design

Uttam Banerjee, CEO, Ekam Eco Solutions

10:30 - 10:55 hrs Innovation Showcase

Sunakshi Bansal, ‘Comfortable Stiletto’

10:55 - 11:20 hrs Innovation Showcase

Krishna Sai Inkoolu, ‘Shoe That Can See’

11:10 - 11:50 hrs A Winning Team - Plastics and Sports: Improving Performance and Increasing Safety

Anil Sahoo, Director, Mochiko Shoes

11:50 - 12:20 hrs Tea break
   
Composite
12:20 - 12:40 hrs Taking a flight of fancy: Composites gives the aerospace wings

Vijaya Kumar C., Head - Advanced Composites, L&T Defence

12:40 - 13:20 hrs Trends and Challenges in the World of Composites
Panel Members

- Dr. Ramakrishna A, Head (RA), DFRL DRDO, Ministry of Defence
- S B Dangayach, Director, Sintex Group of Companies
- Dr. Sachin Jain, Partner, SKYi Innovations LLP
Moderator: Prof. Anup Ghosh, Head of Material Science and Engineering, IIT Delhi

13:20 - 14:20 hrs Lunch Break & Poster session
14:20 - 14:50 hrs UML-PIU cooperation and Creation of World-Class Plastics Engg Department

Presentation by: Dr. Joseph Hartman, Dean, Francis College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

   
HealthCare
14:50 - 15:20 hrs Fighting the Global Healthcare Challenges With Plastics Innovation

Srikrishnaprabhu R., COO & Co-Founder, Supercraft3D

15:20 - 15:45 hrs Innovation Showcase

Diwakar Vaish, ‘Ventilator in Your Pocket’

15:45 - 16:10 hrs Innovation Showcase

Satya Prakash Singh, ‘Bionic Arm’

16:10 - 16:40 hrs Revolutionary Applications of Materials

- A. K. Shrivatsava, Director, Rainbow Drug and Chemicals
- Prof. Pravinsinh Solanki, Senior Faculty, National Institute of Design

16:40 - 17:10 hrs Unveiling the Billion Dollar Opportunity

Subba Bangera, Chairman, Active Biz Solutions

17:10 hrs Vote of Thanks

Dr. Pradeep Bakshi, Chief Mentor, STEER

Tea/Coffee