The Concalve

We are pleased to announce the National Skill Conclave, Gujarat being hosted by the Labour, Skill Development and Employment Department, Government of Gujarat and organised by APAC News Network on 30th November 2023 in Gujarat.

The aim is to bring together policymakers, thought leaders, higher education leaders, enterprise CXOs and IT industry leaders together to discuss various aspects, challenges and solutions to create an ecosystem in which an employable skilled workforce can be ensured ready for the industry with new-age skills.










Host Partner

Co-Host Partner

University Partners

Associate Banking Partner

Associate Partners


Shri Bhupendra Patel

Hon'ble Chief Minister
Government of Gujarat

Shri Balvantsinh Rajput

Hon'ble Minister,
Labour, Skill Development and Employment Department
Government of Gujarat

Shri Kunvarjibhai Halapati

Hon'ble Minister of State,
Labour, Skill Development and Employment Department
Government of Gujarat

Programme Mentor

Dr Anju Sharma, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary
Labour, Skill Development & Employment Department,
Government of Gujarat

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, IAS (Retd.)

Chairperson, National Council for Vocational Education and Training
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Government of India 

Anil Pratham, IPS

Police Reforms
Government of Gujarat

Manu Srivastava, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary
Technical Education, Skill Development & Employment Department
Government of Madhya Pradesh 

S Suresh Kumar, IAS

Principal Secretary
Skill Development and Training Department
Government of Andhra Pradesh 

Prof. Rajive Kumar

Member Secretary
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Dr. Maneesh Mishra

Executive VP, Strategy
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)



Ramesh Ranjan, IAS

Mission Director
U.P. Skill Development Mission
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Programme Lead

Gargi Jain, IAS

Mission Director,
Gujarat Skill Development Mission.

Shrikant Sinha

Chief Executive Officer
Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK)

Nikhil Dubey

Assistant Director
M.P. State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd.
Government of Madhya Pradesh

Sunil Kumar Marwah

Chief Executive Officer
Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI)

Arvind Bali

Chief Executive Officer
Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC)

AKN Balaji

Chief Executive Officer
Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC)

Ashish Jain

Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Sector Skill Council

Sanjay Sharma

Chief Executive Officer
Skill Council for Mining Sector

SK Bose

Chief Executive Officer
Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council

Sushim Banerjee

Director & CEO
Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council

Rajan Bahadur

Chief Executive Officer
Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council

Mona Gupta

Chief Executive Officer
Home Management And Care Givers Sector Skill Council HMCGSSC (Domestic Workers Sector Skill Counil-DWSSC)

Dr. Neerja A Gupta

Vice Chancellor
Gujarat University

Dr. Mahendra Sharma

Pro Chancellor & Director General
Ganpat University

Dr. Rajul K. Gajjar

Vice Chancellor
Gujarat Technological University (GTU)

Dr. Anunaya Chaubey

Anant National University

Dr. R B Jadeja

Pro-Vice Chancellor
Marwadi University

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Chakravorty

Executive President
Indus University

Dr. Sunil Shukla

Director General
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Dr. S. Sundar Manoharan

Director General
Pandit Deendayal Energy University

Dr. CA Achyut Dani

Director General & Provost
J.G. University

Prof. Dr. Sameer Sood

NIFT Gandinagar

Prof. Rakesh Rai

Central University of Gujarat

Prof. (Dr.) K. N. Sheth

Vice Chancellor
Gandhinagar University

Dr Anil M Bisen

ITM Vocational University

Dr Amit Ganatra

Parul University

Prof. (Dr.) Avani Umatt

Team Lease Skills University

Dr. Parag Sanghani

P. P. Savani University

Prof. (Dr.) Dharmesh Shah

Indrashil University

Prof.(Dr.) P. M. Udani

Vice Chancellor
Sankalchand Patel University

Prof. Ami U. Upadhyay

Vice Chancellor
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University

Dinesh Awasthi

Vice Chancellor
L. J. University

Dr. Priyesh P. Gandhi

Vice Chancellor
Sigma University

Dr. Saurin R. Shah

Vice Chancellor
Silver Oak University

Prof. Dr. S. Shanthakumar

Gujarat National Law University

Dr. Anil Matoo

Head- HR Operations
IR and Administration
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd.

Rupak Rathore

Head HR and L & D for Biologics Business

Abhisekh Rudra

Head of HR
Reliance Industries Limited

Rushikesh Rajendra

CHRO & Senior VP - Strategic Initiatives
Gateway Group of Companies

Hetalkumar Shah

Head Learning and Development and Corporate HR
Havmor Ice Cream Private Limited

Krishna Shah

Head - Human Resources
Prakash Chemicals International Pvt Ltd

Colonel Rajesh Ohol

Deputy Vice President - HR
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Limited

Uddeeptabh Mishra

Asst Vice President - HR
Birla Copper, Aditya Birla Group

Vishakha Sawlapurkar

Group Head - Performance
Reward & Workforce Planning
Adani Group

Sunil Bulchandani

Head Of Human Resources
Karnavati Automotive Group

Ushakiran Malisetty

Head of Partnerships
PW Skills

Parmeshwar Hans

Sr. GM - Human Resources
Amneal Pharmaceuticals



  • Higher Education & Skill Policymakers & Administrators
  • Higher Education Decision Makers - University Owners/ Chancellors/ Vice Chancellors
  • Foreign Universities/ Embassies Education & Skill Counsellors
  • CHROs & L&D Heads
  • IT Industry Leaders
  • EdTech Companies
  • State Skill Missions/AICTE/ NSDC/Skill Councils/UGC



  • Fostering Government-Industry-Academia Collaboration to ensure Skilled,
    Employable Workforce in the era of Industry 4.0
  • India as Nerve Center of Skill Development : The Road Ahead - State’s Perspective
  • Role of Higher Education Leaders to Bridge the Gap of Academia-Industry collaboration
  • Facilitating Employment, Meeting Skill Needs of the Industry: Role of Sector Skill Councils
  • Evolution of Talent Market- Changing Equation of Demand Supply Management in Digital Age
  • Exploring Trends in Online Learning, Upskilling, Employability, Emerging Skills
  • Transforming Skill Ecosystem to address the challenges of Industry Ready Students



  • Opportunity to Collaborate with Skill Administrators
  • Speaking Slot in Panel Discussions
  • Presentations Slots
  • Technology Workshops
  • Innovation Booths
  • Branding Opportunity
  • Opportunity to Showcase & Present Industry Solutions