Saturday, February 8, 2014

Discover Opportunities in Power & Water Distribution - Join IUKAN 2014, 13th Feb, New Delhi

IUKAN 2014 is focused on improving Utility Services in Urban Areas and covers power, water, waste etc. It is a very interesting platform that is build to get various stakeholders such as Policy Makers, Regulators, Operators, Service Providers, Consumers, Technology Players together and facilitate 'Rapid Scale Up’, 'Service Effectiveness’ and 'Financial Flows' to this important sector. 

IUKAN 2014, the 3rd such Event is to be held at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on 13th February. It will have two parallel tracks, one on Power Distribution and other on Water Distribution including Waste Water, with focus upon improving their performance through faster reforms and PPP uptake. Its theme is 'Complimenting Reforms Bottom-up through Improved Operationalization and Engaged Local Ecosystem’. 

The Conference will see 12 panels, 50+ Speakers, 20+ Partners, 70+ Best Practice Award Nominees and total 300+ delegate participation. The Conference will provide an excellent networking platform for fellow industry professionals.

Conference TRACK Panelists (Select list)             
IUKAN Advisory Board

TRACK A - Power Distribution

Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Prof. IITM, Member PM Scientific Committee
Mr. Amit Bhatia, Head Energy Products Div., Raychem RPG
Mr. Ankur Singla, Co-Founder & CEO, Akosha
Mr. Ashok Varma, Executive Director, PwC             
Mr. Chris Gaines, CTO, Exceleron
Mr. Jagdish Chelaramani, BU Head Aurangabad DF, GTL          
Mr. Manu Puri, Principal - Energy & Utilities, Accenture Services
Mr. Mohammed Suleman, Energy Secretary Govt. of MP
Mr. Manaen Srigiri, CEO, JNJ Meters
Mr. Suvajit Das, AVP, Proj. Advisory Struct. Finance, SBI CAPS 
Mr. Prabhakar Kukde, Ex ED Tata Power, Ex Tech. Director MSEB
Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd
Mr. R.C. Agarwala, MD, NPCL   
Mr. Rada Nair, Head Corporate Planning & Strategy, Enzen     
Mr. Satish Kulkarni, CIO, Essel
Mr. Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL
Mr. Sunil Varma Marri, Head Energy, IMaCS            
Mr. Sunil Wadhwa, CEO, IL&FS Energy     
Mr. S. Jayaraman CTO, Essel
Mr. Surjya Roy, Director Client Services, AC Nielsen
Mr. Vinod Kala, MD, EVI

TRACK B - Water Distribution (including Waste Water)

Mr. Alok Shiromany, Head Technical Committee, JnNURM
Mr. Amrit Pandurangi, ED, Deloitte
Mr. Anand Sahasranaman, ED, IFMR Finance Foundation
Mr. Anil Sole, Mayor Nagpur, President AIMC
Mr. Ashish Mathur MD, JUSCO
Dr. Arvind Kumar, President, IWF
Mr. Darpan Jain MD, KuIDFC
Mr. Hemant Lodha, President, ECED, SMS Infrastructure Ltd.
Dr. Isher Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
Ms. Malini Shankar, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra
Mr. M.S. Unnikrishnan, MD, Thermax
Mr. Nishesh Mehta, VP, Next Drop
Mr. Paritosh Gupta, CEO, IL&FS IDC ltd
Mr. Patrick Rousseau, CMD, Veolia Water India
Mr. Rahul Gowardhan, Director, HR & PR, OCW
Mr. Rahul Joharapurkar, VP, ADCC Infocad
Dr. Renu Khosla, Director, CURE
Mr. Shrikar Padeshi (Commissioner, Pimpri Chinchwad MC)
Mr. Sridhar Chandrasekhar, Director Corporate Infra Ratings, CRISIL
Mr. Srinivas Chary, Dean of Research &Mgmt.Studies, ASCI
Ms. Vandana Bhatnagar Economist, WSP-SA, World Bank

Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor, IIT Madras
Dr. Isher Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
Dr. Smita Misra, Senior Economist, World Bank
Mr. Amanullah, CEO, SMPL Utilities
Mr. Anand Sancheti, MD, SMS Infra Ltd.
Mr. Ashish Sahay, VP, Stelmec
Mr. H. Subramaniam, Editor & COO, EA Water
Mr. K Ashok Natarajan, CEO, TWIC
Mr. Kamal Maheshwari, Director, Spanco
Ms. Malini Shankar, Principal Sec., GoMS
Mr. M.S. Unnikrishnan, MD, Thermax
Mr. Mohammed Suleman, Energy Secretary GoMP
Mr. Patrick Rousseau, CMD, Veolia Water India
Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO, TPDDL
Dr. R Nagaraja, Founder & MD, PRDC
Mr. Rajiv Sharaf, CIO, Reliance Infra
Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai, President, ISGF
Mr. Romit Sen, Deputy Director, Columbia Water Center
Mr. Sadashiv Rao, Chief Risk Officer, IDFC
Mr. Satheesh Kumar, CMD, Enzen
Mr. Srinivas Chary, Dean Research & Mgmt., ASCI
Mr. Sunil Wadhwa, CEO, IL&FS
Mr. Vinod Kala, MD, EVI

2 Tracks, 6 Panels each,

1.  Reinforcing Local Ecosystemfor Reforms
2.  Benchmarking Operational success of PPPs
3.  Improving Performance Contracting of PPPs
4.  Innovating Outsourcing with Service Providers
5.  Marketing Mass Behavior change in Customers
6.  Financing Loss Reduction& attracting Capital

9 Categories in Awards

1.  Customer Services & Complaint Management
2.  Metering Effectiveness &Smart Infra
3.  Billing And Collection
4.  Operations, Maintenance & Asset Mgmt.
5.  Loss Reduction, Theft Control & Vigilance
6.  People Management &Development
7.  Bid Management & Operations Takeover
8.  Audits, Compliances & MIS
9.  Innovations and Others
Best Practice Awards
A unique Best Practices Awards is been instituted to recognize best operational practices with utility Operators and also Solutions and Service Providers pan India. Nominations will be judged by eminent 4 Juries and the results will be declared on the final day of the conference.

Nominees (Select list): A2Z - ADCC  -  AIVA Engineering Pvt. Ltd.  -  Anjani Logistics  -  BESCOM  -  BSES Rajdhani  -  BSES Yamuna -  CESC Limited  -  Creative Entrepreneurs  -  DGVCL  -  E-Cube Energy Trading -  E-Link  -  Enzen  -  GTL Limited  -  JUSCO  -  MSEDCL -  MVV Water Utility Private Ltd.  -  Mobilcule  -  Mysore City Corporation  -  NPCL  - Orange City Water  -  OSSR  -  OZO Nano Sciences  -  Pranat Engineers- PGVCL  -  Raychem  -  Reliance Infrastructure Ltd  -  Secure Meters  -  SMS Infra Ltd.  -  Tata Power Company Ltd  -  TCS  -  Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd  -  UGVCL.  -  Vadodara  Municipal Corporation  -  WESCO  - Mechatronics  -  Others…

For participating & to avail Group discounts for the conference, contact pManifold team:

  • Kunjan Bagdia, +91 98231-3347 (
  • Isha Gupta, +91 95038-75007 (

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