Theme: Copper in Technology, Innovation and Transformation

Date: 24th October 2018, 09:30 to 17:30 hrs
Venue: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi


Registration:09:30 – 10:00 hrs

Inaugural Session: (10:00 – 11:30 hrs) 

Chief Guest

Honourable Shri Suresh Prabhu : Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India


  • Welcome Address : Mr. Sanjeev Ranjan, Managing Director – International Copper Association, India
  • Guest of Honour and Keynote Address
      • Shri Vikram Singh Gaur, Joint Secretary – NITI Aayog, Government of India
      • His Excellency Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez, Ambassador – Embassy of the Republic
        of Peru.
  • Special Address
    • Mr. JC Laddha, CEO – Birla Copper, Hindalco Industries Ltd. at Aditya Birla Group
    • Mr. P Ramnath, CEO – Sterlite Copper, Vedanta Ltd.
    • Mr. Santosh Sharma, CMD – Hindustan Copper Limited.

Industry Recognition (Excellence Awards 2018) – (11:30 – 12:00 hrs)

Tea Break (12:00 to 12:15hrs)


Session 1: Copper Scenario (12:15 to 13:30 hrs)

  • Panel Discussion Points:
    • Global, Asia and India overview on usage and supply of copper
    • Copper usage trends in China
    • Indian macro-economics overview
    • Impact of FTAs on Indian manufacturing
    • Copper pricing scenario

    Session Chairman : Mr. Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow – Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) Delhi*


    • Mr. Rahul Prithiani, Director- CRISIL Research
    • Mr. Colin Bennett, Global Manager Market Analysis – International Copper Association
    • Prof. Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Professor and Chairperson – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
    • Mr. Joe Zhou, Project Manager Market Analysis – International Copper Association China
    • Mr. Kunal Shah, Head of Commodities Research – Nirmal Bang.

Lunch Break (13:30 to 14:30 hrs)

Keynote address and Industry Interaction (14:30 to 15:00 hrs)

  • Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO – NITI Aayog, Government of India*

Session 2: Global Competition and Indian Copper Industry (15:00 to 16:15 hrs)

  • Panel Discussion Points:
    • Overview on copper rod market in India
    • Overview of wire and cable industry of India
    • Role of secondary copper in the industry
    • Opportunities and challenges related to copper winding wire industry in India
    • Opportunities and challenges in copper rolled products
    • Risk management in copper procurement  

    Session Chairman : Dr. V.S. Seshadri, Sr. Advisor – International Policy & Trade 


    • Mr. Kaushik Vakil, Vice President – Hindalco Industries Ltd.
    • Mr. D.K. Jain, President of INFMMA & MD – Agrawal Metal Works Pvt. Ltd
    • Mr. Sandeep T. Jain, Senior Vice President – Bombay Metal Exchange Ltd.
    • Mr. Sudhir Agarwal, Managing Director – G.K. Winding Wires Ltd.
    • Mr. Rishit Koradia, Senior Executive – Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd

Session 3: Technology, Innovation and Transformation (16:15 to 17:30 hrs)

  • Panel Discussion Points:
    • Emerging trends in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in India
    • Technological development for batteries in electric vehicles
    • Use of copper alloy fish cages for aquaculture in Asia
    • Copper heat exchangers coil in heat pump

    Session Chairman

    • Shri Anil Kumar Nayak, Joint Secretary – Ministry of Mines, Government of India


    • Dr. Sajid Mubashir, Scientist “G” & Member R&D at National Automotive Board (NAB), Dept of Heavy Industry (DH) Department of Science & Technology – Government of India
    • Mr. Wenson Zheng, Senior Marketing Director – ICA China
    • Dr. K Balasubramanian, Director – Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, (NFTDC) Hyderabad
    • Dr. Prabhjot Kaur – CEO, Center for Battery Engineering (CEEV) IIT Madras
    • Mr. Cooper Zhao – Project Manager, High Efficient Heating – ICA China.
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