International copper association India announces third edition of the India copper forum

  • Industry News
  • Nov 02,17
International Copper Association India (ICA India) will host the third edition of India Copper Forum (ICF) in association with Hindalco Industries Ltd and Vedanta Ltd on 8th November 2017 at Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi.
International copper association India announces third edition of the India copper forum

International Copper Association India (ICA India) will host the third edition of India Copper Forum (ICF) in association with Hindalco Industries Ltd and Vedanta Ltd on 8th November 2017 at Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi.
 
The chief guest inaugurating the event will be Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Arun Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Mines and S. Chadha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce will be the guest of honour to deliver the keynote address.
 
India Copper Forum is a non-commercial platform for copper industry, which provides an opportunity to all its key stakeholders to share an opinion on emerging trends, challenges and solutions that influence the copper market.
 
The long-term growth prospects of the Indian economy are following a positive trend and with increasing integration into the global economy, India is poised to take center stage as the world's fastest-growing major economy. Growth drivers such as technology innovations, rapid urbanisation and rising consumer demand are predicted to boost copper usage in the coming years. 
 
Recognising the future that copper has in nation building with advent of new and disruptive technologies like electric vehicles, energy infrastructure, energy storage, renewable energy and other sectors, the theme for 2017 is 'One India One vision – Copper in Technology, Innovation and Transformation'.
 
This year’s session chairpersons and panelists include eminent industry names including: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Principal Advisor, Minister of Power; Subhash Chandra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India; B Lal, Director, Indian Transformers Manufacturers Association; Rashmi Nihalani, Assistant Vice President, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd; N K Sharma, Head CMD-I, Bureau of Indian Standards; Goutam Roy, Chief Electrical Inspector, Central Electricity Authority; Gyanendra Thakur, Director, Metals and Mining Consulting, Wood Mackenzie.
 
Looking forward to the 3rd India Copper Forum, Sanjeev Ranjan, Managing Director, ICA India and chair of the steering committee for India Copper Forum explained that, “Indian market has undergone a significant change in last few years on account of bold Government initiatives like demonetisation and GST. The Indian economy is gradually going to grow where infrastructure and real estate investments will provide great opportunities for continued copper usage. At ICF 2017, we are working to provide a platform for all its stakeholders and to take advantage of knowledge sharing and work towards achieving the theme of 'One India One Vision' using technology, innovation leading to transformation.”
 
India Copper Forum is organised in partnership with Multi Commodity Exchange, Calderys India Refractories Ltd and pManifold as knowledge partner, silver sponsor and engagement partner respectively. ICF 2017 is expected to bring who’s who of the copper industry as well as broader industrial community who have toiled and shaped the industry where it stands today and they are all geared to work together, innovate, transform and build one and better India.

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