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Make in India: Investing & Manufacturing in Special Economic Zones

Make In India, Webinar, Free


India has set a national goal to increase the share of engineering and manufacturing in its GDP to 25% from the current 16% over the next decade. In support of this initiative, the new Indian Government has launched the 'Make in India' campaign, which aims to transform India into a global manufacturing export hub. The key focus of PM Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign is to bring efficiency into the system by focusing on Public-Private partnerships, harnessing the potential of Democracy, Demography, and Demand and to provide infrastructure for ease of doing business.     

The campaign seeks to increase foreign as well as domestic investments in manufacturing across 25 sectors including Energy, Aviation, Defense, Automotive, Textile, Railway, Biotechnology, Electronics, Food Processing, Chemicals and more.

Bilateral Benefit: Special Economic Zones & Make in India

To provide incentives to the manufacturing industry, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will play a key role in India’s economic and industrial growth in the near future. SEZs are geographical regions designed for the manufacturing industry to produce goods for export or domestic use. SEZs provide employment opportunities which are exempt from certain federal laws regarding taxes, quotas, FDI-bans and restrictive labor laws in order to produce goods at a competitive price. SEZs in India provide a number of investment incentives to foreign investors which will be valuable for foreign manufacturers and beneficial to the local manufacturing industry.

This free webinar is aimed at providing information to the participants about the key opportunities in the Energy, Chemicals, and Pulp & Paper Sectors that the Indian market offers to your company under the “Make in India” initiative.

In this webinar we will be focusing on following topics:

  • Indian Economy & the "Make in India" initiative

  • Opportunities for global manufacturers in India (Government, Fiscal & Operational Benefits)

  • Selection of manufacturing sites or region for specific industries

  • Benefits of doing business in Special Economic Zone (Free Trade zone)

  • Incentives and facilities offered to foreign businesses located within an SEZ

  • Fiscal and non-fiscal incentives from the Central and State Governments under the SEZ Policy

Who Would Benefit From Attending?

  • Global Business Development Executives

  • Economic Development Executives

  • Country Directors for India & International Markets

  • Manufacturing & Operations Process Owners

  • Real Estate Developers

  • C level management

The webinar will also feature a 15 minute discussion with CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya addressing opportunities for American Manufacturers at Mundra Special Economic Zone, an emerging economic hub developed by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ).

There will be a Q&A session where attendees will have a chance to ask questions directly to the experts. 

Register today to secure your spot in this free webinar!



Ravi Krishnan | Managing Director | Krishnan & Associates

Originally from India, Ravi Krishnan’s expertise includes marketing, market forecasts & business development for the global energy, manufacturing & infrastructure industries. His Stamford, Connecticut based firm initiates marketing & business development programs for corporations seeking market expansion in Asia especially India and Indian firms seeking expansion in Western markets especially USA. K&A also offers business development, corporate strategy, technology transfer, and manpower solutions for OEMs globally across energy & manufacturing industries.



Sudipta Bhattacharya | Chief Executive Officer | Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ)

Sudipta Bhattacharya is the CEO of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), India’s largest multi-port operator and logistic company. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of the Adani Group. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer responsible for managing the Group's Strategy and Transformation programs.

Before his role with the Adani Group he was the President and CEO of the Invensys' Safety and Control and Technology business units having conceptualized and then leading the internal merger of four of the Invensys divisions that was eventually acquired by Schneider Electric in 2013. Prior to Invensys he was the Senior Vice president for all of SAP's Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Engineering product portfolio.