PIOCCI 13 Oct 2016 Program & Schedule



Conference Program

13 October 2016

Samrat Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

1200 – 1330 Hours Inaugural Session: “Role of BRICS in Energy Security”

Energy security is the association between national security and the availability of natural resources for energy consumption. Access to cheap energy has become essential to the functioning of modern economies. However, the uneven distribution of energy supplies among countries has led to significant vulnerabilities.

Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and technological diversification of energy sources, would result in significant energy security and economic benefits.

India is also taking various steps to bolster its energy security and recently to enhance the petroleum and hydrocarbon sector, Government of India has introduced initiatives like the Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP), Marketing and Pricing freedom for new gas production, grant of extension to the Production Sharing Contracts and assigning the Ratna offshore field award to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for development.

BRICS Countries can surely contribute towards each other’s energy security. With the foregoing theme, attendees and Policy makers shall deliberate the ways and means for BRICS coordination so that better synergy can be developed in the Oil and Gas front.


Indian Diaspora plays a prominent role in the polity and business of their respective countries. Even among BRICS nations, the Indian Diaspora has steadily gained prominence. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi has in his visits to South Africa, Russia, China and Brazil met with Indian Diaspora and seeks their engagement in driving their countries and their private businesses to partner with Indian PSUs and private enterprises. We seek to utilize the BRICS conference and attendance by our Chapter Coordinators and members to hasten this clarion call by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

Welcome Shri Sushil Pandit, Working President, PIOCCI
Address Shri Naresh Kumar, Chairman - Deepwater Drilling & Industries
Special Address Shri K D Tripathi, Secretary - Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Address Amb. (Retd.) Virendra Gupta, Former High Commissioner of India to South Africa & President - ARSP
Diaspora Viewpoint Shri Munish Gupta International Coordinator - PIOCCI
Special Address - Setting the tone Shri Raj Kumar Bhatia, Patron - PIOCCI
Special Address Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament
Keynote Address Shri Dharmendra Pradhan,
Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) of Petroleum and Natural Gass
Vote of Thanks Smt. Renu Sharma, Vice-President - PIOCCI
1330 - 1430 Hours Networking Lunch


1430 – 1600 Hours Session – 2

Panel Discussion - “Opportunity and Challenges for Energy Security”

Energy Securities and successful global partnerships.
Considering the recent crash in Oil and Gas market it become imperative for BRICS countries to come closer and increase their cooperation in Oil and Gas sector. Russia is a major exporter of Oil and Gas, whereas India, China and South Africa are the biggest importers and consumers of Oil and Gas. Session will highlight the Opportunities and Challenges for the Energy Security.

Welcome Shri Chandra Shekhar Randev, Secretary - PIOCCI
Moderator Shri S C Chopra, Chancellor - Petroleum University
Participants Amb. R K Rai, Former Ambassador of India to Thailand
Shri D K Sarraf, CMD - ONGC
Shri Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refinery) - IOC [Chairman Designate]
Shri Sunjay Sudhir, I.F.S. JS (IC) - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Shri B S Negi, Former Director - GAIL & Former Member PNGRB
Shri R S Butola, Former Chairman, IOC
Shri S P Garg, Former Director (Finance) - OVL
Concluding Remarks Shri Vinod Painuly Technical Advisor - PIOCCI
Vote of Thanks Shri Sanjay Ganjoo, Secretary - PIOCCI
Session Concludes


1600 – 1630 Hours Tea Break


1630-1800 Hours Session 3

Diaspora & the new Indian Economic Order

Indian Diaspora has come of age. 2017 will mark 100 years of abolition of indentured labor globally, a historic milestone for tens of thousands of the Indian Diaspora that was lured more than 200 years ago by Colonial rulers to far lands west, east and south across the globe in the search of opportunity. The 20th and 21st Centuries are marked by the Rise of the Indian Diaspora as affluent, a knowledge powerhouse, scientists and researchers, small, medium and multinational businesspersons who make a big difference in the socio-economic-polity of the countries they live. India throws up a new breed of NRI migrants across the world as India demonstrates a resilient economy with stable growth.

A new Indian economic order has lured the Diaspora to extend their engagement beyond the emotional connect to economic partnership. The next generation of Youth NRIs and PIOs presents a unique opportunity for India to develop a special and unique bond with these global leaders of tomorrow. The Indian Diaspora discusses its aspirations and experience in this panel discussion.

Welcome Shri Abhay Aggarwal, Secretary General, PIOCCI
Heralding a new era in Partnership - Diaspora hails Modi Government's initiatives, seeks more Shri Munish Gupta, International Coordinator, PIOCCI
PIO aspirations- Indentured Labourers to Indispensable Indian Flag Bearers Smt. Rita Abraham, Coordinator-South Africa, PIOCCI
BRICS & South American Opportunities Shri Shoban Saxena, Coordinator-Brazil, PIOCCI
NRIs to PIOs - Diaspora breeds new migrants Shri Sunil Hali, Co-Coordinator-USA, PIOCCI
Fast & Vast New Frontiers -Youth Diaspora - A Vital link for the future but with Unique needs Sushri Utkarsha Sharma, Youth Coordinator- Russia, PIOCCCI
Engaging the Diaspora in India’s Cleantech Innovation Sushri Amrit Raj, National Project Coordinator - UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme
Guest of Honour - Defining the Paradigm Shift in the Diaspora relationship Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale, Head - BJP International & Overseas Friends of BJP
Vote of Thanks Shri Mukesh Aggarwal, Vice President, PIOCCI
Session Concludes


1930 - 2230 Hours Networking Cocktail and Dinner