Additional Skill Acquisition Programme in association with the Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) organised an Industrial Conclave on 16th June 2017 at the Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram. Industry professionals and academicians participated in the brainstorming session on repositioning the sector in ASAP. The LSC played a key role in the programme by bringing in leading industry experts from the different sub-sectors and through the active involvement of the CEO, Capt. T.S. Ramanujam and Head, Training, Shri. Ravikanth Yamarthi. There was representation from top companies including FedEx, DHL, Blue Dart, GATI, DTDC, DHL, EICI, OM Logistics, CII Institute of Logistics, Parekh Integrated Services Pvt Ltd and ARAMEX.

Agenda for discussions included offering industry relevant skill courses for new job roles, identification of Training Service Providers for the newly proposed skill courses, facilitating internships in On the Job Training (OJT) mode, placement support and positioning the sector in the upcoming ASAP Community Skill Parks. Introductory remarks by Dr Reju M.T. IAS, CEO, ASAP and also a presentation on ‘Trends in the Logistics Sector’ by Capt. Ramanujam was followed by parallel roundtable discussions on four identified themes by professionals from the industry, academia and government organisations.