Program Details 

09:00 – 09:45


09:45 – 11:00
Inaugural Session



Open to Press

Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Introduction

Welcome address by Arvind Mahajan, Head of Infrastructure, Government & Energy sector, KPMG in India

Keynote address by Dr. (Shri) Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India

Chief Guest Dr. (Shri) M. Veerappa Moily, Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India


11:00 – 11:15 

Tea Break 

11:15 – 12:30
Plenary Session

Chatham House
Rule to follow

Panel Discussion: Energy Security


Is the pricing and allocation of power, gas and fuels viewed as restrictive in nature? 


How should policy provide a fillip to the overall ecosystem? 


Is the investment by Indian companies outside India a possible solution? 


What is the future and role of unconventional sources like CBM and shale gas in the Indian context? 


How to get the super majors of Energy sectors interested in India? 

Moderator: Mr. Arvind Mahajan, Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Government & Energy sector, KPMG in India

Shri R. V. Shahi, Chairman, Energy Infratech & Former Secretary, Ministry of Power

Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, Chairman & MD, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

Mr. Stewart Beck, High Commissioner to India, Canada

Mr. B Ganguly, President and COO (E&P), Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)

12:30 – 1:30
Plenary Session II

Chatham House
Rule to follow

Panel Discussion: Power - Opportunities and Challenges

What are the root-causes for the current situation on fuel shortages & stranded capacities?

Is it time to open-up retail competition more decisively?

Do we see land acquisition and environmental permitting as potential bottlenecks? Are there any solutions?

 Are we heading for a financial crisis again in distribution?

Moderator: Mr. Santosh Kamath, Partner, Infrastructure and Government Services (IGS), KPMG in India

Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman & CEO, Renew Power

Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya
, Chairman & MD, Singareni Collieries

Mr. Suneet Maheshwari
, MD & CEO, Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure Finance

Mr. Praveer Sinha
, CEO, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.

13:30 – 14:45 

Networking Lunch 

14:45 – 16:00
Plenary Session III

Chatham House
Rule to follow

Panel Discussion: Gas Value Chain

How can we source LNG better?

Will the pricing regime see a change in the future?

What policy changes are required to increase the pace and provide confidence to the investors?

What are the bottlenecks in infrastructure including transmission and distribution?

Moderator: Mr. Bhavik Damodar, Partner - Transaction Services and COO - Infrastructure and Government Services, KPMG in India

Shri Anil Jain, Advisor Energy, Government of India and Former Joint Secretary, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Mr. Narendra Kumar, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Ltd.

Mr. Patrick Suckling, High Commissioner to India, Australia

Mr. Pankaj Wadhwa, Vice President (Finance), Petronet LNG

16:00 – 16:25 

Tea Break 

16:25 – 17:40
Plenary Session IV

Chatham House
Rule to follow 

Panel Discussion: Capital Projects Optimization

Over lifecycle of planning, implementation & operation where is the maximum value loss?

What are the reasons for value loss - Poor configuration, Overruns etc.?

Are Indian companies maturing in capital project execution?

Moderator:  Mr. Sanjay Garg, Partner - Major Projects Advisory, Infrastructure and Government Services (IGS), KPMG in India

Mr. Rajeev Mehrotra, Chairman & MD, RITES Ltd

Mr. Kishor Nair, President, Welspun Energy

Mr. V.R. Sharma, Dy. MD & CEO (Steel Business), Jindal Steel & Power

Mr. R. K. Gupta, Group CEO, UEM

17:40 – 18:00 

Closing remarks: Energy scenario in India

Shri B. K. Chaturvedi,
Member, Planning Commission, Government of India