Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 am

  • Inaugural Session: (9:30 am to 10:45 am)
  • Presentation of Welcome Bouquets and Lighting of Ceremonial Lamp
  • Welcome Address– Mr. Sanjeev Ranjan, MD ICA India (5 mins)
  • Key Note Speaker – Dr. Ajit Ranade, President & Chief Economist, Hindalco Industries Ltd.  

Copper Industry – Issues & Challenges (15 mins Presentation)

  • Special Address – Mr. P Ramnath, CEO ,Vedanta Copper Division (10 mins – Waiting for Presentation)
  • Special Address – Mr. JC Laddha, Group Executive President, Hindalco Copper Division (10 mins Presentation on India – An emerging copper consumer)
  • Special Address – Mr. KD Diwan, CMD, Hindustan Copper (10 mins speech on Indian Copper Mining Industry)
  • Guest of Honour – Mr. Ravi Capoor  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI (12 mins on Various Government initiatives and opportunities it present to copper industry)
  • Chief Guest – Mr. Balvender Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, GoI (12 mins on Copper Raw Material Security for future economic Growth)
  • 10 mins Question and Answer
  • Vote of Thanks – Mr Alok Ranjan, Vedanta Copper (5 mins)

New Technology Recognition Award: (Chief Guest to give away the awards)

  • Spirotech Heat Exchangers Pvt Ltd
  • Kitra Industries
  • Group Photographs and handing of Mementos  

Tea Break and Networking and Media Interaction (10:45 am to 11:15 am)


  • Session 1 : Copper Scenario (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)


    • World and India Copper Scenario by Nick Pickens, Senior Research Manager – Copper Mine Costs, Wood Mackenzie
    • Chinese Economy and related Copper Scenario by Victor Zhou, Director ICA China
    • Impact of Government Initiatives on Import and Domestic Supply of Refined Copper by Dr Biswajit Nag, Professor Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
    • Indian Copper Scenario by Aurobinda Prasad, Vice President Research, Kotak Commodities

Panel Discussion Points:

    • Import 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


    • Mr. Ajay Shankar, Former Secretary DIPP – MoC
    • Mr Nick Pickens, Wood Mackenzie
    • Dr Biswajit Nag, IIFT
    • Mr Aurobinda Prasad, Kotak Commodities
    • Mr Gulam Zia, Knight Frank
    • Mr Victor Zhou, ICA China
    • Mr S Nanda, Hindustan Copper Ltd
  • 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


    • Mr Shreegopal Kabra, RR Kabel Ltd
    • Mr S Biswas, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
    • Mr R Ramakrishnan, Polycab Wires Pvt Ltd
    • Mr Rohit Shah, Metal Recycling Association of India
    • Mr Anil Naik, Bharat Bijilee Ltd
    • Mr Mayur Karmarkar, ICA India
    • Mr Peeyush Gupta, UL*
  • Tea Break (3:30 pm to 3:45 pm)

Session 3: Structural Changes and Competitive Challenges in Copper Tubes & Strips Industry (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)

Panel Discussion Points:

    • Demand and supply scenario of copper tubes and strips in India
    • Quality of tubes & strips 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


    • Dr D De Sarkar, India Copper Development Centre
    • Mr Gurmeet Singh, Rajco Metals
    • Mr DK Jain, Agarwal Metal Works Pvt Ltd
    • Mr M Gopi Krishna, Voltas Ltd
    • Mr Ashutosh Shukla, Schneider Electric*  

Supported by:

Hindalco Industries Ltd

Vedanta Ltd

  • Concluding Remarks by Mr Sanjeev Ranjan : (4:45 pm to 5:00 pm)

Each Session to have 15 mins Question and Answer

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