Virtual Conference | July 16th 2021

Timings (IST) :
10:45:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:15:00 pm to 4:30 pm

About Chemical 4.0

The chemical industry is the mother of all industries and every industry, in some way, is dependent on it. Putting numbers to it, over 96 percent of manufactured goods contain products from the chemical industry.

Since the last few years, the Chemical Industry has witnessed a myriad of challenges such as rise in competition, increased production demand, stringent environmental protection requirements and call for uninterrupted logistics. The pandemic added additional roadblocks, spiralling any growth momentum to a zero level.

Now that the markets are slowly opening up, there will be newer challenges and the traditional operations will no longer be sufficient for the chemical industry to compete. Be it Manufacturing, Production, Operations, Quality or Supply Chain, the Chemical Industry will need to ‘Automate its Future.

Understanding this need, WorldofChemicals in association with Rockwell Automation is organising a Virtual Symposium on ‘Chemical 4.0: Automating the Future’ on July 16th, 2021. Industry experts from across the world will answer the toughest automation questions and discuss solutions for the chemical industry.

As a knowledge partner, Rockwell Automation, is a global automation solutions leader in creating ‘Connected Chemical Plant’ helping companies to optimize plant operations, improve asset utilization, lower support costs and reduce risks with a modern distributed control and information system.

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Industry Insight

The adoption of digital technologies in the Chemical Industry is still at the nascent stage. Despite the global industrial evolution towards digital transformation, Machine Learning, and Industry 4.0, the chemical industry still treads this path with scepticism. In India, most chemical companies are still indecisive and dwindle around dilemmas including:

  • Where to begin?
  • How much to automate?
  • What will be the cost of implementation?
  • Is there a best fit solution?
  • Will cybersecurity threaten the company’s data?
  • Can SMEs and MSMEs afford the automation cost?
  • Are there short term and long term RoIs to expect?
  • Will the existing infrastructure support automation?
  • What is the way forward for automating operations?

To answer all these questions, let's e-meet at the virtual symposium ‘Chemical 4.0: Automating the Future.’ Technology experts will be available to connect and explore ways in which automation can be implemented to augment the company’s growth hereon.

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • Decision Makers
  • Senior Executives
  • IT & Technology managers
  • Automation Heads
  • Plant Managers & Operators
  • Supply Chain & Logistics managers
  • EPC solution providers
  • Quality Heads & professionals
  • Industrial Automation managers
  • Experts from Chemical
  • Petrochemicals
  • APIs & Bulk Drugs and Plastics Raw Materials manufacturing companies

Why Should You Attend?

  • A well curated agenda focusing on post-pandemic challenges and global trends
  • Bursting myths surrounding automation
  • A platform providing ample networking opportunities with experts and automation providers
  • Brief on implementable and practical solutions for technology adoption
  • Discussions as to how chemical companies have successfully implemented automation solutions for operations
  • Sessions on successful automation execution for the chemical industry
  • Addressing concerns on cybersecurity and data management & analysis
  • Audience QnA facility to get queries answered by experts
  • Post event interactions for specific organizational requirements towards automation


Mr. Rahul Tikoo
Managing Director
India Sub-continent & Polyurethanes South Asia Business, Huntsman Corporation

Mr. A.K. Prasad
Managing Director
Archroma India

Mr. Sandeep Redkar
Business Manager(Process)
Rockwell Automation

Mr. S G Mokashi
Chairman of CHEMEXCIL
Godavari Biorefineries Ltd

Mr. Jayaseelan J
Drug Manufacturers’ Association

Mr. Atul Govil
Chief Transformation Officer
India Glycols Limited

Mr. Dhruv Jain
Assistant General Manager
Grasim Chemicals, Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Vivek Gupta
Asst Vice President & Head-Instrumentation
DCM Shriram Limited
Mr. Rajendra Chougale
Global Process Tech Consultant
Rockwell Automation

Chemical 4.0 : Agenda

Session 1

    10:45:00 am to 1:00 pm (IST)

Inaugural Session
  • 10:45 to 10:50 am
Automation 4.0 in Pharma Supply Chain
  • Jayaseelan J (Chairman & Director)

    • 10:50 to 11:10 am
  • Organizaton : Delvin Formulations & Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association

Digitalisation - Challenges & Opportunities in Chemical Industries
  • Vivek Gupta, Assistant VP & Head Instrumentation
    • 11:15 to 11:35 am
  • Organization : DCM Shriram Automation
IOT in Manufacturing for Operational Excellence and Safe Operations
  • Atul Govil, Chief Transformation Officer, Head (SAP and IT)
    • 11:40 to 12:00 pm
  • Organization : India Glycols Limited
Adoption of Automation for Operations - Benefits and Challengese
  • Dhruv Jain, Lead, Digital & Industry 4.0
    • 12:10 to 12:30 pm
  • Organization : Grasim Chemicals, Aditya Birla Group
Industry Automation 4.0 Implementation Process
  • Rajendra Chougale, Global Process Tech Consultant
    • 12:30 to 12:55 pm
  • Organization : Rockwell Automation
Q&A and Vote of Thanks
  • 12:55 onwards

Session 2

    2:15:00 pm to 4:30 pm (IST)
Inaugural Session
  • 2:30 to 2:35 pm
Growth prospects in Renewable and Bio-based Specialty Chemicals in India. Focus on Policies, Automation & related challenges
  • S.G.Mokashi, General Manager, Marketing
    • 2:40 to 3:00 pm
  • Organization : Chairman, CHEMEXCIL
Digitalisation and Process Safety
  • Rahul Tikoo, Managing Director
    • 3:05 to 3:25 pm
  • Organization : Huntsman Corporation
Chemical Processing with Safe, Efficient and Enhanced operation - The Archroma Way
  • Anjani Prasad, Managing Director
    • 3:40 to 4:00 pm
  • Organization : Archroma India
Digital in chemicals: From technology to Business impact
  • Sandeep Redkar, Business Manager(Process)
    • 4:00 to 4:20 pm
  • Organization : Rockwell Automation
Q&A and Vote of Thanks
  • 4:20 pm onwards

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