CII's national flagship event, The Manufacturing Summit was initiated in 2002 in Mumbai, under the chairmanship of Mr Jamshyd N Godrej, Past President, CII & Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd. The event has now completed more than a decade of its existence – with the 11th edition held in Mumbai in December 2012. The Summit provides a forum with a conducive environment to exchange views, engage in healthy discussions and arguments and also offer face-to-face networking amongst manufacturing companies of the region. The forum has earned a reputation for pioneering the advancement of people in business, education, technology and networking and has become known for its roster of high profile speakers. The Summits over the years have included Think Tanks, Best Practices Round Ups, Growth Dialogue Strategy Sessions and Discussion of Bold Ideas for an impactful future. It is one-of-its-kind event where top manufacturing executives gather to share their strategies, experiences and best practices on becoming more competitive in today's global market. With amazing educational sessions, and hours of dedicated networking time, this is an incredible opportunity for an organization to build new relationships with other senior-level manufacturing executives, with minimal cost and effort. Top-notch consultants like The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co., and Edelweiss amongst others have been working closely with CII in making the Summit a high-profile interactive event. The Summits assists in : Forging relationships with other manufacturers that can lead to profitable partnerships Discovering a road-map for innovation-led transformation through case studies of top manufacturers Learning about technological advances that will revolutionize your business Inspiring oneself from some of the top minds in the industry The 15th Manufacturing Summit will be held in Mumbai in November 2016. It aims to bring together the best minds inside and outside the manufacturing industry to provide cutting-edge insight on the trends and challenges manufacturers face in the years ahead.