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  • India Steel 2019: Strong visitor and exhibitor growth confirms position as leading trade platform

    Published on January 24, 2019

    Mumbai India Steel 2019 concluded today with footfalls of over 10,000 trade visitors from around the world. The exhibition witnessed the participation from over 200 companies from India, Austria, Brazil, China, USA, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, UK, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UAE. India Steel 2019 was organised by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

    The valedictory session today was held in the presence of Mr Vishnu Deo Sai, Minister of State for Steel, Government of India who made the valedictory address. Mr Mukesh Kumar, Director, SRTMI, Government of India; Mr Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; Mr Neeraj Agrawal, Director, Ministry of Steel, Government of India; Mr Tin Myint, Senior Technical Advisor, Myanmar Steel Association; Mr Sylvester Damiani Ghuliku, Managing Director, State Mining Corporation, Tanzania; Mr Jayant Acharya, Director – Commercial, Strategy & Marketing and Co-Chair, FICCI Steel Committee; Mr Prabir Raychaudhury, Director – Commercial, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. and Co-Chair, FICCI Steel Committee; Mr Rajesh Ivaturi, Partner, Deloitte; were also present during the session.

    With its focus on the relevant areas of the steel and allied industries, the India Steel Conference and Exhibition is the number one B2B trade fair for the Indian subcontinent for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and traders at home and in international markets. Knowledge sessions were focused around iron ore, alloy steel, stainless steel, high strength steel, boron steel, importance of logistics in the sector; and technology solutions enhancing productivity. Trade visitors from various segments of the industry, such as the wholesale or manufacturers came face to face with a trading partners for their specific requirements.

    Industry leaders of the Indian Steel sector highlighted the ‘Role of Logistics in the Indian Steel Industry’; ‘Technology Solutions for Enhancing Productivity & Efficiency’; ‘Key Enablers for the Indian Steel Industry’; ‘Steel at the Core of Green Economy’; and ‘Steel of Tomorrow; Special & Stainless Steel.’

    The 4th edition of India Steel witnessed over 200 buyers from Afghanistan, Algeria , Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

    The inauguration of the conference and exhibition on January 22, 2019, the event was addressed by Mr Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister for Steel, Government of India, Mr Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Minister of State, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mr Sandip Somany, President, FICCI; Mr Binoy Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India; Ms Ruchika Chaudhry Govil, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India; Mr Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd. and Chair, FICCI Steel Committee; Mr Abhyuday Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless Ltd. & Co-Chair FICCI Steel Committee; Dr Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association; Mr Aditya PrasadPadhi, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha; Mr P K Rath, Chairman & Managing Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.; Mr Dilip Oommen, Managing Director and Deputy CEO, Essar Steel Ltd.; Mr Seshagiri Rao, Joint Managing Director & Group CFO, JSW Steel Ltd.; Mr Naushad Ansari, Joint Managing Director, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.; and Mr Atul Bhatt, Chairman and Managing Director, MECON Ltd.


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