International Conference on Humanitarian Logistics at IIM Raipur

Start Date:2013-12-02
End Date:2013-12-03
Event Type:International Conference
Location:Hotel V W Canyon, Raipur

• Top government officials, NGOs, CSR Directors, management team looking after disaster management, humanitarian logistics.
• Members of the disaster management team who interact closely with government, NGOs, international funding agencies and supply functions.
• Executives who are responsible for supply management, purchasing, inventory, marketing, production, IT and finance across all industries.
• Management consultants working in cross-functional areas for humanitarian logistics.
• Academicians and Researchers in the area of Disaster Management, Humanitarian Logistics, and Supply Chain. 

Event Details:

The Conference aims to:
• Provide an essential update on natural and manmade disaster, future trends, disaster response, preparedness and governance issues.
• Identify strategic issues in humanitarian logistics including logistics planning, coordination and delivery systems, in good condition, in the quantities required, and at the places and time they are needed.
• Sensitize towards the humanitarian supply chain management processes due to the increasing complexity and magnitude of global emergency relief operations for their business
• Understand the responsibilities of all the stake holders including government, government organisations, NGOs, international relief agencies, and academia and their role to equip the business leaders with the skills and knowledge to manage unpredictable environment.
• Highlight how efficient and effective logistics system can make significant contribution in managing disaster and humanity.
• Provide an opportunity for professionals to meet peers and colleagues in positive environment of learning and sharing.

Plenary & Technical Sessions
Day 1: December 2, 2013
• Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Logistics
• Disaster Response, Preparedness and Relief Operations
• Humanitarian Logistics Planning and Coordination
• Humanitarian Supply Chain Management
• Humanitarian Logistics Modelling
• Relief Distribution Channel Design
• Procurement Management
• Disaster Prevention and Management

Day 2: December 3, 2013
• Agile and Lean Humanitarian Supply Chains
• Technology and Humanitarian Logistics
• Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Operations
• Humanitarian Logistics Performance Management
• Disaster Relief Operations
• Warehousing and Inventory
• Fleet Management
• Organisational Issues in Humanitarian Logistics

The above mentioned topics will be covered by the academia (IIMs, IITs and leading business schools), Government Officials, Ambassadors of developed, developing and under developed countries, NGOs and top executives from industry.

Special Features of the Conference

Technical Sessions (TS)
• TS1: Disaster Preparedness and Relief Operations
• TS2: Humanitarian Supply Chain and Logistics
• TS3: Humanitarian Logistics Planning & Coordination
• TS4: Humanitarian Logistics Modelling
• TS5: Technology and Humanitarian Logistics
• TS6: Agile and Lean Humanitarian Supply Chains

Panel Discussions (PD)
The special feature of this conference is the panel discussions by the ambassadors, policy makers, top executives, leading thinkers and eminent professors from India and abroad on following topics:
• PD 1: Right to Food: Value Chain Perspective
• PD 2: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Operations
• PD 3: Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Logistics
• PD 4: Managing Humanitarian Logistics

Key Speakers

• Mr. Shekhar Dutt
Hon’ble Governor of Chhattisgarh, India
• Mr. M. Shashidhar Reddy
Hon’ble Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, India
• Mr. Ashok Thakur
Secretary (HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI
• Dr. Anil Kakodkar
DAE Homi Bhaba Chair Professor & Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, GoI
• Mr. Ali Illiassou
H.E. Ambassador, Embassy of Niger, New Delhi, India
• Ms. Amita Sharma
Additional Secretary (TE), Ministry of Human Resource Management, GoI
• Lt. Gen Anil Chait
GOC-IN-C, Central Command, Indian Army, India
• Mr. Anil Sinha
Vice Chairman, Bihar Disaster Management Authority, India
• Vice Admiral Anil Chopra
Command-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vishakhapatnam, India*
• Dr. Anisya Thomas Fritz
Co-Founder, Fritz Institute, San Francisco, USA*
• VADM Anurag G. Thapliyal
Director General, Indian Coast Guard
• Mr. Ashutosh Bajpai
Director – India Operations, DHL Express

• Prof. B.S. Sahay
Conference Co-Chair & Director, IIM Raipur, India
• Mr. Bhaskar Barua
Former Secretary, Food & Agriculture, GOI,
FAO Team Leader, Myanmar
• Mr. D.S. Misra
Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh, India
• Mr. Derek Glass
Programme Director, ADRA, India
• Prof. Devanath Tirupati
Director, IIM Bangalore, India
• Prof. G. Raghuram
Professor, IIM Ahmedabad, India
• Prof. Gautam Sinha
Director, IIM Kashipur, India
• Prof. Gyongyi Kovacs
Director, Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chairn Research Institute, Finland
• Mr. Hari S. Bhartia
Chairman BoG, IIM Raipur & Co-Chairman, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.*

• Air Marshal J. Chauhan
AVSM, VSM, Central Air Command Allahabad
• Major Gen. (Retd.) J.K. Bansal
Member, National Disaster Management Authority, India
• Mr. J.K. Sinha
Member, National Disaster Management Authority, India
• Prof. Janki Andharia
Dean, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, India
• Mr. Kuldip Nar
Managing Director, Aidmatrix, India

• Ms. Lise Grande
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative*
• Prof. Mark Goh
National University of Singapore, Singapore
• Dr. Muzaffar Ahmed
Member, National Disaster Management Authority, India
• Dr. N.M. Nagarkar
Director, AIIMS Raipur, India
• Mr. N.M. Prusty
Conference Co-Chair & Founding Chairperson, Sphere, India
• Prof. N.V.C. Menon
Conference Co-Chair & Former Member,
National Disaster Management Authority, India
• Dr. P.K. Mishra
Director General, Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, India
• Mr. Pierangelo Gandini
In-charge Consular Affairs, Embassy of Columbia, New Delhi, India
• Prof. Prafulla Agnihotri
Director, IIM Trichy, India
• Prof. Prem Vrat
Former Director, IIT Roorkee & Vice Chancellor, ITM Gurgaon, India
• Vice Admiral R.K. Dhowan
Vice Chief of Naval Staff, India*
• Lt. Gen R.K. Rana
Command-in-Chief, Madhya Bharat Area, Jabalpur
• Dr. Ram Boojh
Programme Specialist, Natural Sciences, UNESCO
• Prof. Ravi Shankar
Professor, IIT Delhi, India
• Dr. Richard Oloruntoba
University of Newcastle, Australia
• Prof. S.G. Deshmukh
Director, IIITM Gwalior, India
• Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava
Regional Adviser, ICT and Disaster Risk
Reduction Division, UNESCAP, Bangkok
• Dr. Santosh Kumar
Director, SAARC Centre for Disaster Management, India
• Dr. Satendra
Director, National Institute of Disaster Management, India
• Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva
Chairman & Managing Director, ONGC, India
• Mr. T. Nanda Kumar
Member, National Disaster Management Authority, India
• Dr. Tara Datt
Managing Director, Odisha State Management Disaster Authority, India *
• Mr. Unni Krishnan
Vice Chairperson, Sphere Project–Geneva, Head-Emergency- Plan International, UK*
• Dr. V. Thiruppugazh
Additional CEO, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority
• Mr. Vikrant Mahajan
CEO, Sphere India (National Coalition of Humanitarian Agencies)

*Confirmation awaited.

Conference Registration
Online registration will start from 1st August 2013 on the conference website. Registration will also be accepted by post or fax. Details and registration form will be available on the website. All attendees are requested to register for the conference. Registration is necessary even though no paper is submitted. One author must get registered for inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings. The Conference Fee includes Conference kit and a copy of the proceedings, Conference Lunch, Dinner, Tea and Refreshments.

Registration Fee and Payment Details
For Professor/Government Officials/NGOs
SAARC Countries INR 5000
USA, Europe and other Countries USD $150
Research Scholars/Students
SAARC Countries INR 3000
USA, Europe and other Countries USD $100
SAARC Countries INR 7000
USA, Europe and other Countries USD $200

For details of Registration please visit:
Delegates are requested to remit the registration fee through NEFT/RTGS mode of payment. The details are as follows:
Name : IDBI Bank Ltd
Branch : IIM Raipur Branch
Account : Indian Institute of Management Raipur A/C II
Account No : 1292104000001052
NEFT/ IFSC Code : IBKL0001292

For details, please contact:
Conference Secretariat
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
GEC Campus, Sejbahar, Raipur, India 492015
Phone: + 91-771-2772101/117, Fax: +91-771-2772 102
Contacts: +91 9406209510; +91 7389214975