Conference Program

21 – 22 November 2019

Thursday, 21 November 2019

09:00 – 10:00


10:00 – 12:30


Presentation of Floral Bouquets

Lighting of Ceremonial Lamp

Welcome Address:

Mr. T.V Narendran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited

Address by:

Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group

Address by:

Mr. Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited

Address by:

Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited

Address by:

Mr. Dilip Oommen, Managing Director, ESSAR Steel India Limited

Address by:

Mr. Pradosh Kumar Rath, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.

Keynote Address by Chief Guest:

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel, Government of India

Release of Report -

“Status of Indian Steel Industry”

Presentation of Highlights of the Report

Presentation of ISA STEEL AWARDS

1) Award for “Excellence in Steel Journalism”
2) Award for “Outstanding Researcher (Steel) in an Academic Institute/ R&D Labs.”
3) Award for “Excellence in Innovation by Downstream Steel Industry”.
4) Award for “Excellence in Domestic Sales by Downstream Steel Industry”.

Felicitation of the Chief Guest

Vote of thanks

by Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Secretary General & Executive Head, Indian Steel Association
12:30 – 13:00

Visit to Steel Exhibition

13:00 – 13:30

Networking Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:45


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.

14:45 – 16:15


This session will provide an overview of various disruptive and technological innovations happening in the steel and associated sectors, which can bring in significant improvements to increase the efficiency of production processes and improve customer service and there by lead the sector into a “future ready” state. Latest technologies in the area of IoT, sensors and Artificial Intelligence are unlocking new possibilities that allow steel producers to collect more data in different ways and take data driven decisions in the age of predictive analytics, smart factory & Industry 4.0. This session will deep dive into some of these emerging technologies and its implications for the steel sector.

16:15 – 16:30

Tea / Coffee Networking Break

16:30 – 18:00


The Session will highlight the role of Steel in Today’s construction, including the key areas of discussion of Steel being considered as a “green” product as it is entirely recyclable, benefiting the builder to buy recycled steel for a new commercial building or home. The session would also focus on steel’s strength, durability and ease of installation and maintenance, which gives the architects more flexibility in designing buildings and homes and creating greater spaces. Certain drawbacks related to relatively higher cost of choosing steel over other conventional materials and corrosion related issues would also be addressed with inputs on the highly beneficial return on investments received by opting for Steel in construction.

18:30 onwards

Cocktails & Dinner

Friday, 22 November 2019

09:30 – 11:45


In comparison to 2017-18 (9.62 million tonnes), India’s total steel export has declined by 34 per cent in 2018-19 and stood at 6.36 million tonnes because of varied reasons and external competition. But, in 2018-19, the government has taken appropriate measures in order to protect the domestic industry from unfair external competition. This session will cover illuminating discussions between the government and top players of the steel industry, with regard to the current scenario of steel exports, and also highlight the crucial steps to be taken in the near future.

11:45 – 12:00

Tea / Coffee Networking Break

12:00 – 13:45


The session will discuss how the Capital goods industry should be strengthened to increase competition which would help in reducing the capital cost of projects. Today, the imported plants may come at a lower cost but this is more often than not followed by their high priced maintenance contracts & spares. By local manufacturing, the maintenance of plant and machinery can also be done economically which would effectively support the expected creation of 300 million tonnes (MT) of steel capacity in the country by 2030-31 as against existing 138 MT.

13:45 – 14:45

Networking Lunch Break

14:45 – 16:30


Today, the steel companies are required to install specified pollution control equipments/ facilities and also operate well within the prescribed Standards/Norms in respect of air, water and noise pollution as also solid waste generation & utilization. The session will bring out invaluable insights from the key stakeholders of the industry and Government officials on the current scenario. The focus will be on how the Steel Industry is constantly changing, innovating and complying in order to attain and meet higher environmental standards to effectively contribute to a sustainable planet.

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Secretary General & Executive Head, Indian Steel Association