The Association of Multimodal
Transport Operators of India – AMTOI, held its 21st AGM on the 16th
of September 2020 using a virtual platform for the 1st time. Using
the virtual platform saw a lot more participation at the AGM by members from
other regions in India.
The well attended AGM was followed by
a well curated “AMTOI Dialogues“ session
with two very eminent speakers namely, Mr. Suresh Parekh from Polestar Maritime
and Mr. Tigmanshu Dhulia a renowned Director from the film Industry to give a
different perspective from outside the industry on the current business
Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar, President, AMTOI, welcomed the
Chief Guest, the speakers and attendees.
The AGM proceedings started on time with a brief moment
spent in silence paying homage to those who lost their lives during the year -
the brave soldiers protecting our borders, the front line COVID 19 warriors,
the police personnel, and our AMTOI members. After presentation of the Annual
report for the term 2019 -20 by the Hon. Secretary Mr. George Abrao and the
Audited financial report by the Hon. Treasurer Ms. Anjali Bhide, the results of
the election to two posts of the managing committee was announced.
This was followed by the customary presentation of
citation by the President Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar to members – M/s Tulsidas
Khimji Pvt. Ltd. for completing 125 years, M/s L P (India) Logistics Pvt. Ltd. -
100 years, M/s Nabros Transport Co Pvt. Ltd. – 50 years, and for completing 25
years to M/s AMI Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd., M/s Atlas Shipping Services Pvt.
Ltd., M/s Cargomar Pvt. Ltd. & M/s
The program then moved on to a very interesting and
informative “AMTOI Dialogues”
session which was craftly moderated by Mr. Xerrxes Master the Vice President of
The first speaker for this session Mr. Tigmanshu Dhulia
spoke on how the film industry has adapted to the changes post the COVID 19
with the importance and relevance of OTT or Over the Top Media platforms like
Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Hotstar etc. in view of the current pandemic. He also
shed considerable light on how the industry is combatting the situation and how
he foresees the future shaping up. Mr.
Master also, questioned Mr. Dhulia on the raging debate on nepotism currently
prevalent in the industry.
The second session with the very renowned shipping
industry stalwart Mr. Suresh Parekh dealt on the subject of the relevance of “family business” in our industry today,
their branding, legacy and how to meet the challenges of the future including
combatting the current situation. Mr. Suresh Parekh in his inimitable style
floored the audience with his frank and forthright views. He impressed young
and old with his zest, enthusiasm and optimistic outlook in these very
Both sessions were followed by a Q&A session which saw active participation from the audience.
AMTOI has for the very first time recorded these sessions
and is now available on its Youtube channel for posterity and benefit of its
The AGM concluded with Mr. George Abrao the Hon.
Secretary giving the vote of thanks.
On conclusion of the knowledge session,
the 1st Managing Committee of the year 2020-2021 was held again on
following office bearers were elected for the year 2020-2021