About conference

PMI Gujarat Chapter Conference 2023 is an illustrious gathering, uniting project management practitioners, industry stalwarts, academia and professionals. This conference facilitates the exchange of best practices, cutting-edge trends, and technological advancements. It’s a testament to our commitment to enable project managers to be future-ready in the era of Industry 5.0. 

In an age of rapid technological evolution and global industry transformation, we stand at the precipice of Industry 5.0 – a revolutionary phase poised to redefine the way businesses operate. Our conference theme, “Crafting Tomorrow’s World: Strategic Project Management for Industry 5.0,” encapsulates the essence of this momentous shift and its profound implications for enterprises worldwide.

We aim to engage in this transformative discourse, join and emerge with a blueprint for crafting a prosperous and sustainable tomorrow in the world of Industry 5.0. Together, we will explore the possibilities of Crafting Tomorrow’s World.

Why attend?

  • Conceive and enhance PM culture among MSME and Large-scale industry in synergy with MNC.
  • In-depth Industry Insights: Gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of Industry 5.0 and understand how strategic project management can drive success in this dynamic environment.
  • Expert Speaker Discussions: Hear from industry experts, thought leaders, and experienced project managers who will share their knowledge, best practices, and real-world case studies.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals, peers, and potential collaborators in the field of strategic project management. Build a strong professional network to enhance your career prospects.
  • Inspiration and Motivation: Be inspired by success stories, innovative projects, and motivational talks that will energize and invigorate your approach to strategic project management in the industry 5.0 era.
  • Earn PDUs: Earn up to 6 Professional Development Units to maintain all PMI credentials






Content Hours


Start Time Track Speaker
09:00 AM Registration and Networking  
10:00 AM Delegates Welcome + Event Announcements + Ceremonial Lighting + Spiritual Invocation  
10:20 AM Opening remarks by PMI Gujarat Chapter President + Address by Nirma University  
10:40 AM Address by Distinguished Chief Guest Mona Khandhar, IAS
11:00 AM Opening keynote: “The rise of AI in Climate Tech and Sustainability – Solving real-world problems” Geetha Gopal
11:45 AM Networking Break  
12:00 PM Expert Session: “Adoption of Wielding Technology in Industry 5.0” Nhung Nguyen
12:30 PM Case Study: Industry 5.0:Revolutionizing with Human Centric Approach Rohan Shah
12:45 PM Case Study: Smart Construction Unveiled: A Case Study on Embracing Smart Technology as a Strategic Partner for Human Expertise Gauri Seth
01:00 PM Networking Lunch  
02:00 PM Recognition Ceremony: Honoring Contributions from Generous Donors and Volunteers  
02:15 PM Panel Dialogue: Smart Factory Synergy: Can Project Management Bridge the Gap between Technology and Operations in Industry 5.0? Kishore Upadhyay, Arpan Shah, P.S.Patel, Nimit Sheth, Dr.Bhargav Dave (Moderator)
03:15 PM Group Photo  
03:30 PM Networking Break with High Tea  
03:45 PM Panel Dialogue: Is Sustainable Infrastructure the Key to Tomorrow’s Projects in
Industry 5.0?
Nirmit Jhaveri, Apurva Parikh, Abhinand Pandya, Anand Sharma, Jayraj Bhatt, Shankar Subrahmaniyam (Moderator)
04:35 PM Trivia Break  
04:45 PM Case Study: Adoption criteria for Industry 5.0: Mott MacDonald enforcing through enabling digital approach. Arpan Shah
05:00 PM Panel Dialogue: Funding the Future: Financing Strategies for Industry 5.0 Initiatives Jaimin Shah, Prashant Sharma, Yogesh Shah, Akash Gandhi, Rinkesh Bansal (Moderator)
05:50 PM Expression of Gratitude  


Geetha Gopal

Chief Operating Officer, Verdana

PMI Future 50 Awardee | CIO100 ASEAN Awardee | Carbon Management | Digital Transformation | Automation, AI and Infrastructure

Nhung Nguyen (Julian)

CEO and Managing Director of Weldtec JSC.

Dr. Bhargav Dave

Co-Founder and CEO, VisiLean Ltd.

Kishore Upadhyay

Head IT & HR, Otsuka Pharmaceutical India Pvt. Ltd.

Arpan Shah

Senior Vice President, Mott MacDonald


Founder, CMD & CEO PSP Projects Ltd

Nimit Sheth

CMD at RAMANA Safety and Systems India Ltd

Sankar Subrahmaniyam

Co-Founder, InCoBAN Ecosystem

Nirmit Jhaveri

Founder and Lighting Design Principal @ Atelier dada India + Founder and Lighting Design Principal @ Atelier Lights

Apurva Parikh

Director, Multi Media Consultants Pvt Ltd

Abhinand Pandya

CEO, Goodlii

Anand Sharma

Partner, Talati & Talati Chartered Accountants

Jayraj Bhatt

Senior VP& Zonal Head Federal Bank

Rinkesh Bansal

Program Director & Master Inventor at IBM

Jaimin Shah

CEO & Managing Director, Dev Information Technology Ltd

Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM Gujarat | Vice President, TiE Ahmedabad | Chairman, GCCI IT Taskforce

Prashant Sharma

Chief Technical Officer at Zydus Group

Part of Zydus Senior Leadership Team and manages Group Manufacturing & Operations for Formulations & API at Zydus Cadila

Yogesh Shah

Partner at Deloitte haskins & Sells

Akash Gandhi

Associate Director, Operational Excellence , Biocon Biologics, LSSBB

Rohan Shah

Founder and CEO, Hedweeg Innovations Pvt Ltd

Gauri Seth

COO, Comfort Group

Conference PMO

Mr. Rajit Shah
Conference Director
Vice President – Corporate Relations
PMI Gujarat Chapter
Mr. Sandip Karia
Conference Co-Director
Vice President – Academics Affiliation
PMI Gujarat Chapter
Mr. Mehul Patel
Conference Co-Director
Vice President – Marketing
PMI Gujarat Chapter
Mr. Brijesh Shah
Conference Co-Director
Vice President – Programs
PMI Gujarat Chapter


Nirma University, Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Hwy, Gota, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481, India