Delhi to host 6th MAKE IN STEEL Conference & Awards on 10th February 2023

With the timely theme ‘Decarbonisation v/s Growth’ this mega event is all set to become the potential game changer.

The 6th edition of ‘Make In Steel’ to bring together structural steel technocrats from all over India and abroad on 10th February 2023 in New Delhi.Experts to deliberate on state-of-the-art steel offerings and address the deep-rooted issues around multiple aspects of steel.More than 150 renowned technocrats and decision-makers involved in the steel to participate.

Mumbai, 23 December 2022: Organised by FIRST Construction Council in conjuncture with Construction World and Infrastructure Today magazines, the 6th edition of MAKE IN STEEL CONFERENCE & AWARDS to be held on 10th February 2023 in New Delhi, presents a full day of live conference content, and an interactive networking opportunity with the best in the business.

The conference will be followed by an inspiring MAKE IN STEEL AWARDS, voted by the eminent Jury members, presented to steel manufacturers across large and medium categories. The innovative award categories include Green Factory, CSR, Best Entrepreneur, Outstanding Achievement, and the much-awaited Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.

With a focus on ‘Decarbonisation versus Growth’, the experts will discuss what is on the horizon for the Indian steel sector, and address issues revolving around modernization, demand, risk management, decarbonisation, scrap, input costs, international trade, and more.

The keynote address for this one-day event will be delivered by Terrence Busuttil, Director, ConstructSteel, World Steel Association (WorldSteel). The conference will witness a couple of high-octane panel discussions that deliberate on the burning issues in the steel sector.

The first panel discussion topic on “Decarbonisation versus Growth – Steel Industry’s ‘Net Zero’ dilemma” will be deliberated by VS Chakravarthy, Director (Commercial), SAIL; Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Sr. Advisor, JSP Group; Rajamani Krishnamurti, President, ISSDA; along with expected participation of the concerned heads from steel producers like Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd, and others.

The second panel discussion on the topic “Rewriting Indian Infrastructure Story with Steel” is all set to be driven by VB Sood, CEO, IRSDC; RK Vijayavergia, Consultant, STRAMI & Ex-Executive Director (Operations), SAIL; Amin Nayyar, Director, ANA Design Studio and other industry stalwarts.

The other well-thought-out sessions of this conference include ‘Modernization and Technology Developments – Investing in Tomorrow’ which will highlight the increasing demand for steel in India, and moreover, will also spill the beans on the anticipated expansion plans.

This conference will also witness some intriguing case studies shared by industry experts with a primary focus on the increasing use of steel in construction. Some of the interesting case studies to be presented include ‘Roadblocks in use of Structural Steel for Construction in India’ by Pankaj Gupta, Founder & CEO, ROARK Consultants; ‘Steel in Bridges in Roads & Railways: Chenab Bridge’ by Afcons Infrastructure; and ‘Steel in Mega Infra Projects’ by National Highways Logistics Management Ltd.

Apart from these, SP Singh, Jt. Secretary, MoRTH; Pankaj Saxena, Director (Project Planning), Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation; Barun Pal Chowdhury, CEO, Vishwa Samudra Engineers; RK Goel, Project Director, Railway Board, and many others are also expected to onboard this high-profile platform.

Amid this august gathering of industry stalwarts, FIRST Construction Council will release its ‘6th TMT Rebar Report’. Pratap Padode, Founder & President, FIRST Construction Council believes that a healthy dialogue within the industry is needed to set the course for the future. He believes that, “India’s economic growth has a great upside in terms of capacity and per capita consumption of steel. Decarbonising steps reflect the maturity of the industry and its long-term sustainability. The government needs to balance the need for the domestic industry to grow vis-a-vis the international prices such that other dependent industries in India are not bearing the burden.”

The audience profile comprises more than 150 top developers, architects, infra planners, structural engineers, global and domestic steel producers, mining companies, decision makers of steel producers, policymakers, technical heads and steel plant heads, technology providers, steel industry associations, researchers and scholars, domestic and international banks.

Along with the practical agenda, the conference also offers a close look at the innovative and sustainable products available in India today.

It is certainly a not to be missed gathering for all the steel professionals.

Vrushali Negandhi
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