The fourth annual India Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference (ISCMOC) will take place June 3 at theTechnology Square Research Building (TSRB), Georgia Tech Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.
Registration and business sessions will begin with a welcoming address from Chris Logan, a senior director in Trade Development at the Georgia Ports Authority.
“As the third largest Asian economy after China and Japan, India is a valued and growing trading partner for Georgia’s ports. The Port of Savannah’s total container trade with India grew 63 percent between 2010 and 2014,” Logan said. “In fact, Savannah handled 35 percent of all U.S. Southeast and Gulf Coast container trade with India last year, making our port the busiest in the region for U.S.-India trade.”
This executive forum is designed for business decision-makers, strategic planners, consultants and senior academics with a special interest in India’s supply chain and the economic impact of its rapid expansion and globalization.
“India stands out as one of the most promising markets in sectors such as agriculture, engineering goods, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, textiles and infrastructural projects, among others,” said Ani Agnihotri, program chairman for the conference. “Our goal is to encourage investment, partnerships and commerce between the United States and India, and accelerate growth in key areas of science and technology, energy, supply chain, logistics and infrastructure.”
The Georgia Ports Authority is a presenting partner of this one-day event, along with UIBS and Georgia Tech CIBER.
Major imports handled by the GPA from India include textiles such as rugs, apparel, sheets and blankets, as well as auto parts, and arts and crafts items, while paper, wood pulp, logs and lumber, and clay are the main exports. These imports and exports complement major Georgia businesses, including the carpet and textiles industry based in North Georgia, as well as timber and mining in Middle and South Georgia.
Every shipping service connecting the U.S. East Coast and India calls on the Port of Savannah. Four container services calling Garden City Terminal offer direct routes to India, and one mixed cargo service calling Ocean Terminal directly serves the 1.28 billion person market. Eight more of GPA’s Suez services offer transshipment opportunities.
For more information on the conference, go to www.usaindiabusinesssummit.com.
Find print-quality images of port operations here. Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 369,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $20.4 billion in income, $84.1 billion in revenue and $2.3 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy. The Port of Savannah handled 8 percent of the U.S. containerized cargo volume and 11 percent of all U.S. containerized exports in CY2014.
For additional information, please contact GPA’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Robert Morris at (912) 964-3855. Visit the GPA web site at www.gaports.com.