The 19th CEOs CONFERENCE, Dubai


08 - 11 October 2015


Holiday Inn Dubai


The Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), the national level professional body of 58 years’ standing, is dedicated to the advancement of Industrial and Scientific knowledge and application of such knowledge and practices for systemic improvements, both at the macro and micro levels, in industry, business, government, academia and society at large. IIIE conducts two mega events- namely CEOs Conference and National Convention.

The CEOs Conference brings together leaders of various industries, across India, for deliberating on various issues of national concern for evolving strategies for national development.The National Convention held annually in different parts of the country focuses on current themes of relevance and urgency, in the national context, addressing inter alia, issues of relevance to the IE profession. It acts as a forum for exchange of technological ideas and managerial practices.

The Institution is privileged to have many of the eminent personalities from Industry, Academia and Government as its members. It interacts closely with industry, academia and professionals. The Institution also promotes organisational and professional excellence by recognizing achievements and contributions of the organisations and individuals by conferring Honours and Awards.

Apart from the above activities, the Graduateship Examination conducted by the Institution twice a year, is recognized by the Government of India on par with the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.

The National Council is headed by Shri R G Rajan, Chairman and Managing Director, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited as its President and Commander Bhaskar Muralidhar Bhandarkar (Retd.) as Chairman.

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  • to extend and integrate knowledge that contributes to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management (POM);
  • to disseminate information of POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organisations, national and local governments, and the general public; and
  • to promote the improvement of POM and its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organisations throughout the world.


    IIM Shillong has been set up with a vision of expansion and mobilization of facilities for offering good quality management education and research in the North Eastern region of India. The Ragiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM) offers a comprehensive two years Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Programme (PGDM). The Institute aims to develop unbeatable leaders for an economically and ecologically sustainable society. The Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM) also offers one year program Post Graduate Program for Executives – Managing Business in India and China. The Executive Management Program aims at equipping the participants with adequate knowledge and business skills for managing businesses in India and China.


    Since 1998, the Institution is organizing Annual CEOs Conference and has organized 17 CEOs Conferences so far. The previously held Conferences are:

    Year Venue Theme
    1998 Port Blair Indian Industrial Renaissance
    1999 Kathmandu The Resurgent India – How fast?
    2000 Jodhpur Benchmarking-For Competitive Edge
    2001 Kochi Can India Meet the Challenges of Global Competition?
    2002 Manali Profit through Quality & Productivity: Indian Experience
    2003 Mussoorie Global Pursuit of Productivity and Quality in the Knowledge Economy
    2004 Hyderabad World Class Management Practices
    2005 Kodaikkanal Strategic Drivers for Fuelling Growth
    2006 Lonavala Productivity Challenges of Growth
    2007 Shimla Global Competitiveness – The Lean Way
    2008 Goa Effect of Globalisation on Indian Economy:Strategies for Corporate
    2009 Manali Recession: Challenges and Corporate Strategies
    2010 Nainital Business Excellence through Innovation
    2011 Goa India as Manufacturing Hub
    2012 Udaipur India 2025: Industrial Perspective
    2013 Amritsar Global Competitiveness: India in Retrospect and Prospects
    2014 Lonavala Organizational Effectiveness for Growth and Prosperity

    Theme for 19th CEOs Conference

    Pursuit of Global Excellence in the areas of Manufacturing, Operations and Services for making use of opportunities arising under ‘Make in India’

    Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has envisioned a dream to make India the world’s manufacturing hub. For this he has initiated the”Make in India” campaign. The aspiration is laudable but not easy to achieve. For making this vision reality, both government and industry need to take bold and sustained measures. There has to be a structured approach for achieving this dream.

    On one side, it is expected that government should make ease in doing business a reality, create right infrastructure and drive labour reforms. On the other side, industry should bet on technology and innovation to revive their manufacturing and should strive for achieving global leadership in manufacturing. At the same time, institutes and educational bodies need to make sure that they supply skilled human resource to industry which is efficient and effective.

    One thing is sure that the stage is set for India to play a major role in world manufacturing. This conference aims at playing its part in laying out key imperatives and a roadmap for turning this vision into reality.

    We invite CEOs, bureaucrats, technocrats and thinkers who can share their knowledge and experience toward this mission. We expect the deliberations, discussions and churning of ideas on following themes:

  • Creating and sustaining global competitiveness
  • Creating positive mindset for’ Made in India’ products
  • Ease of doing business
  • Regulatory reforms
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Role of University, Educational Institutes & Research Institutes in pursuit of“Make inIndia”
  • Achieving cost leadership
  • Business transformation


    Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. The Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world.

    The local currency is the dirham. Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.


    The hotel is located in the heart of Dubai, within walking distance from consulates, Burjuman mall & the main metro station. 210 stylish and spacious rooms offer guests all the modern facilities one would expect for a comfortable stay, from the Holiday Inn pillow menu, to the 32"LCD HD TV, mini-bar, digital safe box, iron & iron board, tea & coffee making facilities. Hotel offers a delicious and lavish Holiday Inn buffet breakfast. Anwar restaurant offers delicious meal. One can enjoy free time at The Two Guineas English Pub while watching the major sports events on giant screen. Dubai sunset can be enjoyed from rooftop pool. Spacious and highly equipped gym will keep you fit and steam & sauna will keep you relaxed. ‘Stay fresh’ at the new Holiday Inn Bur Dubai - Embassy District.

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    20th Street Bur Dubai, Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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    This prestigious event offers a unique opportunity for the organisations to sponsor the events and advertisements in the Proceedings

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    There are numerous international flights from all important cities of India and other countries.


    Chief and Top Executive Officers comprising of Chairmen, Managing Directors, Directors at the Board Level, Unit Heads, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Sr. Executives in the Private and Public enterprises, Heads of Academic and Financial Institutions will deliberate on the theme of this conference.


    08th–11th October 2015
    (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)


    All delegates will check in at the Hotel on 08th October 2015 (at 12:00 hrs.) and will check out on 11th October 2015 by 12:00 hrs.


    Well thought-out papers / articles are invited from CEOs / eminent thinkers for presentation in Conference Sessions and publication in the proceedings. Abstract of the papers should be E-mailed at and on or before 15thAugust 2015 and the full paper by 31stAugust2015.


    This is a residential conference. The participants and delegates will stay in the hotel from 8th October 2015 till 11th October 2015. The Conference delegate fee (inclusive of Accommodation, Boarding, Cultural Programme, Conference Souvenir, Networking Dinner, Desert Safari Dubai Business City Tour, Local hospitality, Delegate kit) is Rs. 70,000/- (Rs. 25000/- extra if accompanied by spouse); Foreign delegates US$ 1,500/- (US$ 500/- extra for spouse). Fee for non-resident delegates from GCC countries will be Rs 45000/- or US $ 750 only.

    LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION: 31st August2015


    All payments are to be made in favour of “IIIECEOs Conference” payable at Mumbai.
    Payments, correspondence, booking of Sponsorship, Advertisement, Banners may kindly be sent to:

    The Convener
    19th CEOs Conference
    Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering
    NHQ, Plot No.103, Sector - 15
    CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400 614
    Tel : 91-22-2757 9412, 2756 3837 Fax: 91-22-2757 8526 Mobile : 094477 62623
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    Bank of India, A/c Type Current, Bank A/c No.005320100000720, IFSC Code of the Branch (For RTGS) BKID0000053, PAN No. AAATI0182R.

    Conference Schedule

    12:00 - 13:00

    Márhaba Dubai!

    (Check in at Holiday Inn. The Hospitality of the hotel and class of IIIE would take you to unique experience. Of course we do not claim to beat the home comforts)

    13:30 - 14:30
    17:00 - 17:30
    17:30 - 19:30

    Visionary Speaks: Conference Session I

    (Invited Talk from luminaries from Industries, Academia and Policy makers)

    19:30 - 20:00

    Nothing but the Best (IIIE-Industry Forum): Conference Session II

    (Discussion on Roadmap of IIIE for promoting `Sustainable Development’)

    20:30 - 23:00


    (Networking Dinner. Spread of exotic dishes specially chosen by the chef

    06:00 - 08:00

    Good morning/Sabáh al-kháyr

    (Destress yourself - Workout/Play/Swim)

    08:00 - 09:00

    First Dip

    (Energize yourself with the sizzling set up of five star deluxe cuisine spread, for the day long deliberations)

    10:30 - 11:00

    Tea Break

    (Exchange of ideas over a Cup of Tea)

    11:00 - 13:00

    Devil’s Advocate: Conference Session IV

    (Candid and forthright thoughts on the theme of the Conference)

    13:00 - 14:00

    Dubai’s Delight

    (Exotic Lunch offering the Mugalai / Continental / Arabian cuisine)

    15:00 - 2300

    Desert Safari: Conference Session V (Adventure Training to build up a Comradeship

    (Environmental Study of the exciting and thrilling Desert Ecosystem and Culture)

    Barbeque Night

    (Exposure to the Dessert Culture, traditional Folk Dance and authentic Gulf Cuisine)

    08:00 - 08:45

    Break Fast

    (Delicacies served at first meal of the day)

    11:00 - 13:30

    Dubai Business Centres tour: Conference Session VII (Field Visit)

    (The First-hand experience of Dubai Business Activities)

    13:30 - 14:30

    Lunch at Calicut Paragon

    (Enjoy exotic seafood delicacies)

    20:30 - 22:30

    Dhow Cruise: Conference Session X (Field Visit, Study of Marine Tourism)

    (Cruise around wonderful surroundings of the sparkling and enthralling Dubai coast line. Enjoy on-board Dinner and cultural show)

    06:00 - 08:00

    Good morning/Sabáh al-kháyr

    (Destress yourself – Workout / Play / Swim)

    08:00 - 08:45

    Break Fast

    (Delicacies served at first meal of the day)


    See you again. Masalamah!

    (Check out and go to work with rejuvenated body and mind till we meet next time)

    Location and Venue


    Dr. B E Narkhede, Vice Chairman, IIIE & Co-Chairman

    Mob. : 098215 95864

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    Prof. R A D Pillai, Hon. Secretary, IIIE & Organising Secretary

    Mob. : 094477 43887


    Shri K S Pratheep, Convener, 19th CEOs Conference

    Mob. : 094477 62623

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    Er. Harish Kutemate, Co-ordinator, 19th CEOs Conference

    Mob. : 098224 63614


    Shri R K Shirgaonkar, Executive Director, IIIE

    Mob. : 093217 79372

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