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Conference Agenda

MOLDEX India Conference Agenda

Indian Moulding Industry – New Technology & Techniques for Global Industry

20th Jan 2024

10:00 - 11:15 Hrs

Conference Registration

11:15 - 11:20 Hrs

Welcome Note by Mr. Mukesh Kharia, Division Director, Messe Stuttgart India

11:20 - 11:30 Hrs

Special Address on India’s development in the last decade

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Mr. Rajesh Nath

Managing Director

VDMA India

11:30-12:30 Hrs

Inaugural Panel Session: Decoding the New Foreign Trade Policy and its Roadmap

  • What New Foreign Trade Policy brings to the table?

  • What does the future hold for Moulding Industry?

  • Will New Foreign Trade Policy act as a bridge between Global and India Molding Industry Hub.

  • Foreign Trade Policy aim in specialised engineering products like molding and related products which have significant untapped potential, to unleash a new surge of “India’s Manufacturing story” with new world economic order.


Mr G H Gireesha

Group CFO

Wevin India Pvt., Vinar Group of Companies

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Jurist Dr. Srikant Parthasarathy

Chartered Account

Foreign Trade policy Expert & Academician

Dr. Kavita Mathad - Dean - GIBS Business School Bangalore

Dr Kavita Mathad

Dean and Chief Growth Officer (CGO)

GIBS Business School


Mr Ketan Chandarana


Synergy Global Sourcing

12:40-12:50 Hrs

Presentation: Misumi corporate presentation

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Mr. Deepak Shivkumar

Senior Manager (Sales)

Misumi India

12:50-13:50 Hrs

Panel: Empowering Manufacturing Excellence: Advances in Tooling, Molding, and Maintenance

  • How can precision and sustainable tooling drive efficiency?

  • How do high-speed molding and new materials enhance production?

  • How does predictive maintenance optimize equipment and minimize downtime?

  • How do data analytics and emerging trends impact manufacturing?

  • Future opportunities and Challenges for tooling, molding, and maintenance?


Mr Avinash Khare

Ex Tata Motors and Consulting SME



Mr Nanthakumar

Divisional Manager

Toyoda Gosei South India

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Mr G V Dasarathi


LEANworx, - Industry 4.0

13:50-14:30 Hrs

Networking Lunch Break

14:35-15:40 Hrs

Panel Discussion: Technological Innovations and Their Global Implications

  • How do technological advancements affect tool patterns and mould making in the industry?

  • What are the key challenges and opportunities

  • How do technological advancements affect tool patterns and mold making in the industry?

  • What is the global impact of technological innovations in the industry?

  • How are sustainability practices evolving in response to a changing landscape, and what is their impact on workforce development?


Mr Avinash Khare

Ex Tata Motors and Consulting SME



Andrews Lijoy

Metal Application Leader

EOS GmbH India


Dr. Manoranjan Biswal

Sr. Scientist



Mr Lokesh Naik


Durga Loykasts Pvt Ltd

15:40-15:50 Hrs

Presentation on “Digital eco system for Indian MSMEs”

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Mr. Vinod Mullasseril

Founder & Chairman

Lidex India Private Limited
Trillion ADS International GmbH

15:55-16:25 Hrs

Panel Discussion: Role of India's Moulding Industry in the Global Market
India’s prowess in craftsmanship and precision engineering has been subject of admiration. With Engineering export targets of US$ 200 by 2025, with specialised molding and its related products and Global manufacturing aspiration, molding industry can contribute major economies of scale.

  • What are the key factors that make India's specialized moulding and related products stand out on the global stage?

  • What role can the moulding industry play in India's broader aspirations for global manufacturing leadership?

  • What partnerships or collaborations are being pursued by India's moulding industry to strengthen its position on the global stage?

  • How does sustainability factor into India's moulding industry's global positioning and growth ambitions?

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Dr Jyothish Kumar


Additive Manufacturing Society of India



Vice President & Head - Sales & Marketing

Tafe Engineering Plastics & Tooling Division

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Mr Shijesh Kokkodan


Macpro Technologies Pvt Ltd

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Vijay Sivalingam


Dolphin Die Cast

16:25 onwards

Networking Tea Break

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