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Indian : RS 4,500/-

Foreign : $ 250/-

Delegate Registration


Indian : RS 5,000/-

Foreign : $ 300/-



Indian : RS 2,000/-

Foreign : $ 200/-

Note (T&C):
i. The above cost is inclusive of Taxes.
ii. Cancellation Policy : Cancellations must be confirmed in writing/email. The last date for request for cancellation of your registration is 15th Oct 2017 with 75% refund. 25% of the fees would be withheld as processing fees at any given point of time. Substitutions are not allowed.
iii. All Registrations are final.



Crowne Plaza Chennai (Adyar Park)
132, T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600018
Tamil Nadu ( INDIA )

Room RatesTariff Special for WSF
Single  Rs. 7,700/- Rs. 5,000/- incl. b/fast + taxes
Double Rs. 8,700/- Rs. 5,500/- incl. b/fast + taxes

Special Rate Offered Include : Breakfast At Coffee Shop / 2 Bots. Of Mineral Water / Tea/ Coffee Maker In Room / Use Of Gym & Pool. Room Features Include Wifi / Satellite & Cable TV.


No. of Rooms Blocked – 20
Check in / out – 23rd / 25th November, 2017

All queries on hotel accommodation / conference / 
WSF – 2017 arrangements may be addressed to:

Asst, Manager Crowne Paza
Mobile: +91 73587 37111

Kindly utilize the special rates and rooms on or before
31st August 2017. Special rates expire after this date.



Hall A 24th November 2017
09:00 to 09:10 Talk on theme of seminar – Mr. Anil Kumar, Vice Chairman  
09:10 to 09:40 Session Chairman: Capt K P Rajagopal  
  "Farm to Fork": Perspective on Coastal Shipping Mr. G.R. Mani, HIMT
09:40 to 10:00 TEA BREAK
10:00 to 13:00 Panel Discussion : Ports & Terminals – Coastal Shipping & Inland Waterways – Hinterland Connectivity  
  Session Chairman : Mr. Rabindra Kumar Agarwal, I.A.S. Jt Secretary Shipping Session details separately furnished  
13:00 to 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00 Propelling growth amidst disruptive Technologies – Session Chairman – Vice Admiral B Kannan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.)  
14:00 – 14:30Disruptive Technology paper Gautam Kar, Synergy
14:30 – 15:00 Age of Disruption – LR Class View Luis Benito, LR
15:00 – 15:30 Propelling growth – A P&I perspective Jonathan Andrews,SIMS
15:30 - 16:00 TEA
16:00 - 16:30 Technological Disruptions – New Directions in Higher Education Dr. R. Gopal, D.Y.P Univ
16:30 - 17:00 Disruptive Technology affecting Future Markets Dag Klein, Fearnleys

Hall B 24th November 2017
09:00 - 10:30 Cyber safety/Cyber Security Session - Session Chairman – C P K Kashyap  
09:00 - 09:30 Fuel Management Challenges in a Disruptive World Capt Rahul Choudhury, VPS
09:30 - 10:00 Cyber safety Gautam Kar, Synergy
10:00 - 10:30 Cyber Enabled Ships/ Cyber security Luis Benito, LR
10:30 - 11:00 TEA
11:00 - 11:30 Automation and Cyber Safety Challenges R. Srinivas, IRS
11:30 - 12:00 Internet usage and managing relationship Dr. Sandya Ramadass, Synergy
12:00 - 12:30 Regulatory Changes to adapt to the future Rajnish, Vedam Designs
12:30 - 13:00 Innovative Energy, Efficient propulsion & Repair Technology S Janaka, HIMT
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 16:30 Energy Efficiency - Session Chairman - M Manikandan, V Ships  
14:00 - 14:30 Resilient Engineering & Fifth age of Safety Dr(Capt) S. Bhardwaj, MASSA
14:30 - 15:00 The innovative energy efficient technology Dr Abdul Rahim, NKK
15:00 - 15:30 TEA
15:30 - 16:00 Ship owner's dilemma – 2020 compliance Jesper S Jensen, Torm
16:00 - 16:30 Drag Reduction of Ships Sudhir Sindhagi TMI
16:30 - 17:00 Energy Efficiency M Manikandan, V Ships

Hall A 25th November 2017
09:00 to 10:00 Maritime Claims - Session Chairman - Capt Neel J Nair  
09:00 to 09:30 Fixed Premium Insurance for P&I Jason Riley, Navigators
09:30 to 10:00 Maritime Law Capt S Pullat
10:00 to 13:00 Panel Discussion on Maritime Claims, Litigation & Arbitration- Session Chairman - Hon'ble
Justice V. Ramasubramanian,
Session details separately furnished
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 to 17:00 Ship Recycling - Session Chairman : Mr. Chitta Dash, LR
14:00 to 14:30 Ship Recycling - Software Applications in Ship Recycling Dr. Shivaprasad, CUSAT
14:30 to 15:00 Ship Recycling – Administration point of iew Mr. A.B. Dutta, DGS
15:00 to 15:30 Ship Recycling - Classification perspective Shobhit Kapoor, LR
15:30 to 16:00 Ship Recycling- Recycling yards perspective Mr. Sanjiv Agarwal ( Partner - Director at JRD Industries)
16:00 to 16:30 TEA

Hall B 25th November 2017
09:00 - 10:00 Maritime Education and Training - Session Chairman : Mr. Sanjeev Vakil  
09:00 to 09:30 Need for special focus to Maritime Education M Subramanian, RLINS
09:30 - 13:00 Panel Discussion on Maritime Education & Training - Session Chairman : Dr. B.K. Saxena Session Details separately furnished  
13:00 to 13:45 LUNCH
13.45 to 14.15 Ship Performance – Session Chairman: B Jayakumar  
13.45 to 14.15 Fleet performance management using data analytics Kaushik Seal, DnV-GL
14:15 to 16:15 Ship Design & Ship Building - Session Chairman: Capt K J H Christie  
14:15 to 14:45 Paper on shipbuilding Harikrishnan, Cochin Shipyard
14:45 to 15:15 Electric Propulsion in Indian Shipbuilding Perspective Pradyut Sen, L&T Shipbuilding
15:15 to 15:45 Safety Assurance for Naval Ships Anil Kumar, LR
15:45 to 16:15 Technology Update in Ship design and Shipbuilding Rohit Trivedi, Synergy
16:00 - 16:15 TEA
16:15 to 17:15 Concluding Session – Session Chairman's report – Branch Chairman's Address
19:00 ……… Valedictory Function – "Mariners' Nite – 2017" – Gala Dinner


  • Innovative management processes for economic growth.
  • Financial strategy & valuations for shipping.
  • Coastal Shipping / Inland Water Navigation / Hinterland Connectivity.
  • Innovative Energy Efficient Propulsion & Repair Technology.
  • Challenges to Port & Maritime Authorities.
  • Future Outlook – Risk Management in Commercial Shipping & Operational Challenges.
  • Regulatory Changes – To Adapt to the Future.
  • India & Its Future Manpower Challenges.
  • Maritime Clusters - avenues for investment & growth of business.


  • Each presentation of 30 minutes duration.
  • 5 minutes of interaction / Q & A session with the delegates on conclusion.
  • Power point presentation recommended. Presenter can elaborate during presentation.
  • Souvenir shall have full text of the abridged version of material presented.
  • Presentation material shall be as soft copy in CDROM / e-mail attachment.
  • Full text of topic can be included in the souvenir with details of author / his CV / his photograph.
  • Acceptance of paper on decision by the technical evaluation committee.
  • Decision will be communicated not later than August 15, 2017


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