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iit Alumni PAN IIT India-Japan Convention 2017


In an interactive atmosphere of speeches, panel discussions, field visits, workshops, entertainment program and cocktail dinners coupled with media coverage, the convention offers excellent opportunities to connect with leaders with extensive international outlook.


Pan- IIT India –Japan Convention, 1 December, 2017


09:00 AM – 10:00 AM


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Plenary Session

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Overview of the event and welcome by organizers

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

H. E. Sujan R. CHINOY, Ambassador of India to Japan

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hiroshi HIRABAYASHI, President Japan India Association



11:30 AM – 12:15 PM


12:15 PM – 16:10 PM

Panel Discussions



Panel 1: Indian Smart City Development and Lessons from Japan

12:15 PM – 13:30 PM

Anil GUPTA, Chairman, NEC Technologies India

Manjunath REDDY, Head, Business Design, TATA Elxsi

Sanjeev SINHA, President, IIT Alumni association, Japan

Dr. K E Seetharam, Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo







Panel 2: Urban Transport, City Planning, Infra Development: Experiences of Japan, opportunities in India

13:35 PM – 14:50 PM

G. RAGHURAM, Director, IIM Bangalore

Rajiv DUGGAL, COO, Shimizu India

Nobuyuki OZAKI, Senior Fellow, Toshiba Corporation

Shinya HANAOKA, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology







Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Railway Development and Technology Transfer

14:55 PM – 16:10 PM

Sanjay PAREEK, President, Japan India Global Infra. Research Institute

Hiroyuki TSUKUI, Deputy General Manager, Indian High Speed Rail Division, JR East

Nalinkash Vyas, Chief, Railway Technology Mission, Indian Railway

Katsuo MATSUMOTO, Deputy Director General, South East Asia Division, JICA



Concluding Session “New frontiers of India-Japan Relations”

16:15 PM – 17:30 PM

Vikram GUPTA, Founder and Managing Partner, IVY Cap Ventures, India

Yukio TAKEYARI, Chairman, NASSCOM Japan Council

Satoshi WATANABE, Director, Center for International Affairs,

School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Kikuo KISHIMOTO, Dean, School of Environment and Society,

Tokyo Institute of Technology



Closing Remarks



19:30 PM Onwards

Gala Dinner, Hotel Spring Makuhari