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Date: 25th November 2015
Venue: Hyatt Regency (Near International Airport), Mumbai
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

International Copper Association India (ICA India) in association with Hindalco Industries Ltd and Vedanta Ltd is proud to bring together India’s copper fraternity to congregate and deliberate the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry over an exclusive platform, India Copper Forum 2015. Inviting key stakeholders to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework.

The India Copper Forum will be seeking experts to answer to questions like:

  • How will ‘Make in India’ , ‘Electricity 24x7’ and ‘Housing for All’ campaign shape up future copper demand?
  • How does the copper industry look at FTAs and its impact on the domestic fabricators?
  • How will the industry deal with issues on lack of standards and codes, quality marking norms?
  • Where is the next new demand for copper to come from?

The performance of the copper industry is directly correlated with the performance of sectors like power, construction, telecom, automobile and on demand for products like power cables, transformers, generators, radiators, and other ancillary components. Hence, the copper industry’s growth is closely linked to the country’s economic and industrial growth.

Policy bottlenecks have been India’s bane for achieving higher growth targets which the current government promises to address. The domestic consumption is said to accelerate through various initiatives under ‘Make in India’ and ‘Housing for All’. The robust increase in domestic activity such as rapid urbanization, huge infrastructure projects, smart cities, industrial corridors, modernization of ports, airports, rails and electricity grids suggest reinforcement in local copper consumption.

There has been a shift, right from market fundamentals to roles of industry players in the last few years. With this many are looking forward to improvement in market conditions with the support of Indian Government.

Supported by:
Hindalco Industries Ltd
Vedanta Ltd


Registration: 9:00 to 9:30am

  • Inaugural Session: (9:30 am to 10:30 am)
    • Welcome Address - ICA India
    • Inaugural Address - Ministry of Mines
    • Special Address – Hindustan Copper
    • Special Address – Vedanta
    • Special Address – Hindalco
    • Special Guest – Ex Member Planning Commission

  • Tea Break and Networking (10:30 am to 11:00 am)


  • Session 1 : Copper Scenario (11:00 am to 1:00 pm)
    • Presentation
      • World and India Copper Scenario by Wood Mackenzie
    • Panel Discussion Points:
      • mport vs domestic consumption of refined copper
      • Impact of Make in India campaign and Government expectations (GST/FTA/etc.)
      • How are legislations and government reforms impacting on capacity, investment and demand?
      • Government initiatives to boost copper demand
      • Expectation from the Government in terms of policy, tax structure, infrastructure development

  • New Technology Recognition Award

  • Lunch Break and Networking (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)

  • Session 2: Structural Changes and Competitive Challenge in Wires, Cables and Winding Wire Industry (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
    • Panel Discussion Points:
      • Does copper’s biggest end-use market continue to show strong growth rates?
      • Which applications are driving demand?
      • Potential sunrise sector to drive demand?
      • Capacity utilisation and impact from foreign imports?
      • Future of copper towards winding wire, cables and communication wire.
      • Quality of copper and its impact of product performances
      • Quality of scrap and its sources?
      • Issues of recycling and enforcement on environmentally benign principles

  • Tea Break (3:30 pm to 3:45 pm)

  • Session 3: Structural Changes and Competitive Challenges in Copper & Flats Tube Industry (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)
    • Panel Discussion Points:
      • Demand and supply scenario of copper tubes in India
      • Quality of tubes available in India and its applications
      • >Sourcing issues faced by the industry
      • Quality Norms required for various applications
      • Challenges faced by the industry
      • Where is more investment needed?
      • Medical Gas and Air Con Tube

  • Concluding Remarks: (4:45 pm to 5:00 pm)

~ Forum Ends ~

Note: The final agenda with the names of honourable guest speakers and panelists will be shared shortly.

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