The topics for the panel discussions during the business sessions are given below:

  • Skilled Labour / Training for better productivity and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Possibilities and new opportunities in Eastern India.
  • Ease of Doing Business—The way forward.
  • Digitalisation ( Block Chain Technology) and simplification of Business Processes.

The Symposium is about highlighting the Eastern India and its significance in the Logistic industry. Eastern India have given many First to India. Right from medieval era till today.
The Nalanda University was the first University of India.

The erstwhile Dum Dum International Airport was the first International Airport of India.
The First Ship building Yard was the Garden Reach Ship Builders.

The Kolkata Port was the first Port of India and is the gateway to our neighboring land locked countries – Nepal and Bhutan.
Kolkata was the first Capital of India.

The Kolkata Metro rail is the first metro rail of India.

India’s first national highway was build in Bengal –The Grand Trunk Road [ GT Road ].

In the Eastern India –Darjeeling in Bengal and Assam was the first place where Tea plantation started in India.
The Crude oil was first discovered in Assam again Eastern India.

The first Steel Plant was again in the East. Jharkhand and Bengal .

The first railway wagon workshop in Chittaranjan .

The first Domestic Courier terminal was in Kolkata.

India recently witnessed the first charter of 24tons of explosive Class I DG cargo from Kolkata.
The list is endless.

Air Cargo Logistics in Resurgent Eastern India—Opportunities, Possibilities and Challenges