"In this session, the speakers discuss the current scenario of the PPP model in India and abroad. The sharing of experience is carried out by basing some cases in Africa and recommendations on the way forward for PPPs in countries such as India. "
Honourable Minister Mr. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India shares his insights on Procurement as enabler for COVID-19 emergency response and how MSMEs are important for the global value chain. He also deliberates on how they are driven by the nature of procurement system and that procurement can be a big boost to the economy.
In this session, the speakers share the challenges faced by them, both in Public and private sector during the pandemic while implementing Infrastructure projects. Remote Supervision of the Railway Projects has also been taken up as a case to enlighten the audience on how the various challenges were addressed.
In this session, the speakers focus on global challenges faced in COVID-19 vaccine procurement and supply management predominantly in the continent of Africa and Asia. The speakers also emphasise on the Global Challenges faced in ensuring the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in United State of America and Europe.
In this session, the speakers highlight the challenges faced by employees and contractors from procurement industry. The session also covered Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) - experience from India and across the world.
In this session, the speakers share how Data Analytics is used for detecting Corruption and Collusion in Public Procurement and the importance of Open Data for ensuring transparency in Public Procurement.
In this session, the speakers emphasise on the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Supply Chain Management sharing Automatic Supplier qualification assessment and bid evaluation using Machine Learning.
Mr. Ashutosh Vajpai, Joint Secretary, Economic Affairs, Government of Rajasthan; Mr. Xiaoping Li, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank; Ms. Meena Agarwal, Director, NIFM and Mr. Shanker Lal, Lead Procurement Specialist, World Bank discussing the Professionalisation of Procurement.
Mr. Tallen Kumar, CEO GeM; Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre; Mr. Michael Graeme Osborne, Senior Procurement Specialist, The World Bank and Mr. P V V Satyanarayan , General Manager, CRIS discussing Technology in Procurement: e Procurement, e-RA, AI, Big Data, IoT and Robotics.
Mr. Kumar V Pratap, Joint Secretary (Infrastructure Policy and Finance), DEA, Ministry of Finance; Mr. Maurice Diamond, PPP Expert, IPATS, London; Mr. R K Pandey, Member (Projects), National Highway Authority of India; Ms. Hemalatha D, Head – Procurement and Process Improvement, L&T IDPL and Mr. Harsh Doshi, Technical Director, R.K.C Infrabuilt Pvt. Ltd discussing the Growth & Emergence of Public Private Partnership (PPP).