2nd India Steel and Metal Conference

2nd India Steel and Metal Conference was organized by Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) & Steelmint and it was supported by Ministry of Steel, Government of India.

The prestigious inaugration ceremony and conference were initiated under the distinguished leadership of-
Mr. Nikunj Turakhia, President, Steel Users Federation of India
Mr. Ashwini Kumar, Ministry of Steel, Government of India
Mr. Pankaj Chadha, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPS India
Mr. Arun Misra CEO & Whole Time Director, Hindustan Zinc Excecutive Director, Vedanta Ltd.

Shri. Ashwini Kumar, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Steel, Government of India delivered an insightful speech, sharing his thoughts on the industry’s future, carbon footprint and steps to be taken towards green steel.

The conference covered a range of topics, and discussions led by professionals within the steel industry as below:

1) Insightful discussion on – Which way will the Indian steel supply-demand balance tilt by 2030? – Focus on Flats

Panelists were:

Mr. Sachin Shetty, Managing Partner, Quesrow Consulting
Mr. RajeshGoyal, Sr Vice President- Strategic Sourcing, ReNew Power,
Mr. Raveesh Sabharwal, Asst. Vice President Procurement, Kirby Building Systems – A group company of Alghanim Industries,
Mr. Saji Samuel, EVP (Business Head – Hot Rolled Coils & Plates), JSW Steel India
Mr. Praveen Shrivastava, Chief of Marketing & Sales (Branded Products & Retail), Tata Steel

2) Insightful discussion on- Which way will the Indian steel supply-demand balance tilt by 2030? – Focus on Longs

Panelists were:

Mr. Rajib Maitra Partner, Consulting, Deloitte, India
Mr. VS Chakravarthy, Director Commercial, Steel Authority of India Limited
Mr. Sushil Kumar Pradhan, Chief Marketing Officer, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
Mr. Santimoy Chattopadhyay, Vice President & Head, SCM, GR Infraprojects Limited
Mr. Sanjay Agrawal, EVP & Business HeadSales & Marketing Long Products, JSW Steel

3) Insightful discussion on Scope of organised service centres

Panelists were:

Mr. Vijay Sharma, Director, Jindal Stainless
Mr. Agarwal Ashirwad, Managing Director, Triveni Enterprises
Mr. Aditya Khandelwal, Director, Delhi Trading Corporation
Mr. Venkat Pampatwar, Sr. GM- West (Sales & Operations)
The session was moderated by Mr. Sachin Shetty, Managing Partner, Quesrow Consulting

4) Insightful discussion on-Evolving sourcing strategies: Growing e-commerce penetration & digital transformation

Panelists were:

Mr. Shatrughan Singh, Chief Commercial Officer, Birla Pivot
Mr. Rupchand Lohana, Head – Central Digital SCM, L&T Energy-Hydrocarbon
Mr. Tushar Kamat, Chief Business Officer, Bizongo
Mr. Saurabh Natu, Head of Strategy, Central Sourcing, Market Research & Consumer Insights, L&T-SuFin

The session was moderated by Mr. Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director, Ease of Doing Business, Mr. Igor Karelin, Founder & CEO, Metal Market.

5) Insightful discussion on- Hedging in times of steel market volatility An in-depth assessment

Panelists were:

Mr. Ashwini Kumar, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Steel, Government of India
Mr. Tom Hiemstra, Head of Steel Derivatives, MCS Group Singapore
Mr. Kapil Dev, Chief Business Officer, NCDEX
Dr. Dr. Manish Lunker, Sr. VP – Procurement, India, Welspun Corp Group (Welspun World)
Mr. Pinakin Dave, Additional General Manager Products & Business Development, BSE India
Ms. Deepa Aggarwal Gracias, Chief Representative, SGX Group
Mr. Chittaranjan Rege, Head-Base Metals, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.
The session was moderated by Mr. Nirmalaya Deb, Editor -Technology, SteelMint.

6) Insightful discussion on- Non-ferrous metals markets – Outlook to 2030

Panelists were:

Mr. Santosh Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer Copper Business, Vedanta Limited – Sterlite Copper
Mr. Mayur Karmarkar, Managing Director, International Copper Association India
Mr. Unnikrishnan Prabhakaran, VP & Head Price Risk Management, Hindalco Industries Limited
Mr. Sanjay Mehta, Director MTC Group & President Material Recycling Association of India

The session was moderated by Mr.Viral Shah, Head Brokerage, 360 ONE Wealth

7)Insightful discussion on- Evolving trade dynamics in a fast-changing global steel market

Panelists were:

Mr. Nikunj Turakhia, CEO, Standard Group India
Mr. Satyajit Maity Chief of Marketing & Sales Global Wires, Tata Steel
Mr. Prinson Paul, GM (Iron and Steel Products Division), Mitsui & Co. India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Gorkem Bolaca, CEO, Galex Steel International

The session was moderated by Ms. Nishtha Mukerjee, GM-Operations, SteelMint.

8) Insightful discussion on-Factors that will drive Indian steel prices in short to medium term

Panelists were:

Mr. Sehul Bhatt, Associate Director, CRISIL Limited
Mr. Amit Agrawal, Chief- Business Excellence & New Projects, Tata Steel
Mr. Prateek Bindal, CEO, SMW ISPAT PVT LTD.

The event placed a significant focus on Supply Chains and Sourcing Strategies, recognizing them as pivotal elements in driving industry excellence. The discussions and sessions explored innovative approaches to enhance efficiency and sustainability.

Experts from the esteemed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur, Prof. Manish Sarkhel, Operations and Supply Chain Management & Prof. Mohita Gangwar Sharma, Operations and Supply Chain Management guided participants through the intricacies of Operations and Supply Chain Management & enrich participants with a comprehensive understanding of sourcing strategies.

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