Introduction  - About the Summit

Confederation of Indian Industry in partnership with Organisation for European Economic Development (OECD), Business and Advisory Committee (BIAC) to OECD, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce and Fraunhofer Institute, Germany is organising the “1st Green Manufacturing Summit” on the 17th-18th March 2011at New Delhi.

Sustainability has become the new trend in the manufacturing industry having tremendous business potential. The emergence of the concept of Sustainable Development has led to an increase in demand for “Green Products” leading to the emergence of green technologies and processes thereby creating new opportunities for the manufacturing sector providing new avenues for growth in “Green Manufacturing”.

According to a study by CII and BCG report on manufacturing, the global market for green products is estimated at US$ 190 bn and is expected to grow at 15% year on year. Also with a growing conviction across countries and industries for a greener growth model; it is imperative for the companies to imbibe “Green Manufacturing” as a policy.

The Indian government is also focusing on green technology and green manufacturing which is indicative from recent discussion paper on ‘National Manufacturing Policy’ prepared by DIPP. This summit will complement Indian government efforts of promoting India as Green manufacturing location.

Green Manufacturing is a lateral concept which finds relevance in all sectors across the manufacturing sectors such as Automotive, Steel, Cement, Electronics, Real Estate & building, Chemicals, Water Equipment and Processes, etc. Companies are investing heavily in building up green products (Green Automotive, Green Cement), processes, supply chain and technology that is eco friendly.

The Summit will have a special focus on green products, technology, processes, best practices, advance manufacturing technique, technology acquisition process and experience from select sectors pertaining to all sectors across manufacturing.

“Mr Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, would be the Chief Guest for the Summit and deliver the Keynote Address at the Inaugural Session of the Summit.”

Venue and Date

17th-18th March 2011, Hotel Taj Mahal, Mansingh Road, New Delhi.

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