Agenda

Day 1
8.30 – 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 – 11.00 Welcome, Context, LPG opportunity in rising Asia
Keynote & Inaugural Address
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas; Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
11.00 – 11.30 Exhibition Inauguration & Tea Break 
11.30 – 13.00 Round table discussion: The ‘Ujjwala’ Model : Journey, Success and Learnings for the emerging world
The Ujjwala Programme has been a standout success story, not just in terms of tremendously increasing LPG’s reach by 50 million, and thereby ensuring access to this clean energy for almost 88% of Indian population. This is an example of how government and industry can come together to truly transform lives. Ujjwala’s revised goal is now 80 million connections
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Round Table Discussion: Global Trends, Demand Drivers for the next decade
With US Shale Gas being a key disruptor of the decade, increased supply of LPG has been made available to the global markets, increasing product competitiveness. This is encouraging newer applications of the product, both on wholesale and retail chain. From petrochemicals to usage as a marine bunker fuel. The panel discusses new demand drivers. 
16.00 – 16.30 Tea break
16.30 – 18.00 Autogas, the perfect fit.
Autogas has grown strongly in the last decade. Autogas the third most widely used automotive fuel, after Petrol and Diesel. What are the opportunities for Autogas to grow in developing countries, especially those in Asia? How successful has the adoption of Autogas been for some leading Asian countries. What can the industry do to increase Autogas adoption?
19.00 – 20.00 Cocktail reception
20.00 - 23.00 Gala Dinner
DAY 1
PARALLEL TRACK
11.00 – 11.30 Tea Break 
11.30 – 13.00 ‘Ujjwala rollout’ : Safety until the last mile…
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Women in LPG. Catalysts for change!
Session Summary :  WLPGA has recognized an opportunity for the LPG industry to take actions that can address the issue of improving diversity in the workforce. The session discusses the Indian success stories and the global body’s efforts to further the participation of women in the industry. The network’s mission is to support and help empower women in the LPG Industry by leadership, coaching, mentoring and promoting role models and case studies.
16:00 – 16.30 Tea break
16.30 – 18.00 Beyond Biomass, communicating the LPG case…
Session Summary :  Fiscal provisions notwithstanding, adoption of LPG in the rural areas, was faced with several other challenges. These included the perception of the ‘biomass’ being free and an inherent skepticism to change. How did the government and industry work towards addressing the challenges? Perspectives from the Industry and experts.
DAY 2
BEYOND DOMESTIC
8.30 – 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 – 10.30 Welcome, Opening Remarks and Keynote
10.30 – 11.00 Tea Break 
11.00 – 13.00 Looking beyond domestic, infrastructure to support.
Session Summary: While LPG growth in India has been driven primarily by household domestic sector, yet it has been endeavor of the industry to make available this clean gaseous fuel for applications beyond domestic as well. This includes several commercial usages as well as innovative solutions in many other applications including industrial. The session discusses many such usages. The session also discusses about the key role played by stakeholders to make LPG available through terminalling and distribution through subsequent pipeline infrastructure.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 LPG access and initiatives in the subcontinent.
Session Summary: Alongwith the huge strides in LPG access in India, the subcontinent has also seen significant progress on initiatives on increasing LPG access to the population of many countries in the region.
15.30 – 16.00 Tea break
16.00 – 17.00 LPG Panchayats/ Interaction with Beneficiaries
17.00 – 17.30 Interaction with the Minister, Valedictory and Closing Address
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas; Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
17.30 – 18.00 Vote of Thanks
Executive Director- LPG, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd