Conference Program

25 - 26 October 2018

Thursday, 25 October 2018

09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:30

Inaugural Session

11:30 – 12:00

Inauguration of the Exhibition by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel, Government of India

12:00 – 13:30

Leadership Panel: Steel Scenario - Indian & Global Perspectives


This session will provide a distinctive opportunity for the Steel Industry to gain invaluable insights on leadership, vision and strategy, instrumental in steering through the present and future challenges in the fast-changing business environment. The Indian and International Industry Captains will share from their wealth of experience in running their operations in India.

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

Indian Steel — Innovations and Technology


This session will provide a platform to showcase the disruptive and cutting-edge technological innovations in the steel and associated sectors, which can bring in significant improvements in parameters such as operational/energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness etc., and thereby lead the sector into a “future-ready” state.

16:00 – 16:45

Tea & Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:15

Indian Steel – Future Trends & Challenges


Session Highlights
• Raw Material Perspective
• End User Perspective
• Finance and Investments
• Logistics Infrastructure
• Energy Efficiency / Environment Sustainability

18:30 Onwards

Cocktails & Dinner

Friday, 26 October 2018

10:00 – 11:30

Aspects of Steel Use in India


The Session will talk about the major three perspectives of the Indian Steel Demand and Supply
Dynamics Scenario:
1) State Wise Steel Demand
2) Rural Steel Demand
3) End-Users demand Perspectives

11:30 – 12:00

Tea & Coffee Break

11:30 – 01:15

The Human Face – CSR and Sustainability


The Steel industry plays a vital role in the development of a nation. One way of achieving this is through CSR activities for upliftment of the living standards of poor communities and contributing to a sustainable planet. This session will focus on the major CSR initiatives undertaken by the Steel Corporates, and their future plans towards contributing to the betterment of society and upholding our commitment to the triple bottom line.

13:30 – 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 – 16:00

Challenges & Opportunities in International Steel Trade


This session will highlight India’s steel trade performance, domestic factors impacting trade, global steel policies, free trade agreements and other issues that are impacting the volatile steel trade environment. Experts and senior industry leaders would share their views on these issues deliberating upon remedial measures which can be effectively undertaken.