DPIIT, Ministries & FIRST Construction Council to discuss sustainability with cement industry captains at Cement EXPO 2023 on Dec 14-15

Join DPIIT, Ministries & industry leaders at Cement EXPO 2023 on Dec 14-15 for sustainability talks

Sh. Sanjiv (Jt Secretary, DPIIT), Emir Adiguzel (Founder & Director, World Cement Association); Neeraj Akhoury (President, Cement Manufacturers’ Association, & MD, Shree Cement); Lt General Raghu Srinivasan (DG, Border Roads Organisation); Jaxay Shah (Chairperson, Quality Council of India); and Nilesh Narwekar (CEO, JSW Cement), Pankaj Kejriwal, (Director, Star Cement), among others will be star speakers at Indian Cement Review Conference and Awards 2023.

The event will see the participation of cement majors like Ultratech, JSW Cement, Star Cement, JK Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement, Shree Cement, Wonder Cement, Birla Corporation, My Home Industries, Shree Digvijay Cement, Sagar Cement, etc.

More than 35 industry stalwarts will share their insights on the cement industry during Cement EXPO & ICR Conference 2023, which will be held from December 14-15, 2023, at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi.

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As the Indian cement industry gears to add 145-155 million tonnes (MT) in fresh capacity with an investment of Rs 1.2 trillion, the 14th Edition of Cement EXPO – be held from December 14-15, 2023, at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi – will bring together industry leaders and other key stake holders on one platform to discuss the future trends and outlook for the sector.

Cement EXPO 2023, which will be co-located with the 9th Indian Cement Review (ICR) Conference and the 7th Indian Cement Review Awards, is organised by FIRST Construction Council (an infrastructure think tank) and Indian Cement Review (ICR), India’s leading cement publication that has been serving the industry for the last 38 years. The 14th Cement EXPO is supported by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government e Marketplace (GeM), and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India (GoI).

According to experts, India’s cement industry, the second largest in the world, will add 80-100 MT of capacity by 2024-25 (FY25) itself, driven by increased spending on housing and infrastructure. However, this expansion needs to come with minimum impact on the environment by using modern technologies and automation solutions. With the theme of “Driving Sustainability Through Technology”, Cement EXPO and ICR Conference 2023 will highlight on decarbonisation strategies to be adopted by the industry across business value chain – from procurement to manufacturing to distribution & logistics. Some of the key Guest of Honour speakers for the event will be:

  • Sh. Sanjiv, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
  • Emir Adiguzel, Founder & Director, World Cement Association
  • Lt General Raghu Srinivasan, Director general, Border Roads Organisation
  • Neeraj Akhoury, President, Cement Manufacturers’ Association, & MD, Shree Cement
  • Jaxay Shah, Chairperson, Quality Council of India
  • Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI
  • Sanjay Pant, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards

“With climate change issues posing big challenge to the industry, cement companies are putting in big innovation efforts directed towards mitigating the problem of climate change. With an apt theme of ‘Driving Sustainability Through Technology’, Cement EXPO will bring together the cement manufacturers, technology/equipment providers and other key stakeholders (like policy makers, building & construction companies, project vendors, etc) under one roof to explore the possibility of the carbon-neutral growth path for the industry. So, participate in Cement EXPO 2023 & ICR Conference to explore unlimited possibilities to grow your business,” stated Pratap Padode, Founder & President, FIRST Construction Council.

The event will see the participation of cement majors like Ultratech, JSW Cement, Star Cement, JK Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement, Shree Cement, Wonder Cement, Birla Corporation, My Home Industries, Shree Digvijay Cement, and Sagar Cement, among others.

ICR Conference will provide valuable insights into the transformative power of sustainable technology in the cement industry and highlight the importance of collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing to drive the industry towards a more sustainable future. In addition, the conference will delve into the latest innovations and practices that are reshaping the cement industry, enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

More than 35 industry stalwarts will share their insights on the cement industry during Cement EXPO & Indian Cement Review Conference. Some of the leading experts addressing the conference include: Dr LP Singh (Director General, National Council for Cement & Building Materials); Arun Shukla (President & Director, JK Lakshmi Cement); Naveen Kumar (Director, Udaipur Cement Works); K K Rajeev Nambiar (CEO & MD, Digvijay Cement); Shailendra Kumar Gupta (Chief Operating Officer & Cluster Head-North Zone, Ultratech); Anuj Khandelwal (Business Head – Grey Cement, JK Cement Ltd); Pankaj Kejriwal (Executive Director, Star Cement); Nilesh Narwekar (CEO, JSW Cement); Durgamadhab Mohanty (Senior VP – IT, Birla Corporation Ltd); Vimal Kumar Jain (Technical Director, Heidelberg Cement); Hemantkumar Aiyer (VP and Head R&D, Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd); Arun Attri (CIO, Wonder Cement Limited); Ulhas Parlikar (Global Consultant for Waste Management, Circular Economy, Policy Advocacy, AFRs & Co-processing); Ashwani Pahuja (Chairman & Managing Director, NextCem Consulting); K N Rao (Corporate Head EHS, AFR Energy Sustainability, My Home Industries); Manoj Vyas (Head – AFR Sourcing, Nuvoco Vistas); Dr S B Hegde (Prof Jain University & Visiting Professor Pennsylvania State University, USA); Manoj Rustagi (EVP & CSO, JSW Cement); Saurabh Palsania (Jt President, Shree Cement); Kaustubh Phadke (India Head, Global Cement & Concrete Association); Manish Chordia (Regional Sales Manager – Cement, South Asia & Africa, ABB India Ltd); Dr Bibekanand Mohapatra (Advisor & Consultant, CMO-Cell, Ultratech), etc.

The winners of the 7th Indian Cement Review (ICR) Awards – which are given for the fastest growing cement companies and stalwarts (under “Person of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement” categories) for their contribution in the cement industry – will also be felicitated at the 14th Edition of Cement EXPO. With over 70 exhibitors, Cement EXPO (along with ICR Conference & Awards) is expected to attract more than 5,000 quality visitors. Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) and Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have extended their support to the event.

Some of the companies sponsoring Cement EXPO 2023 include ABB, Gebr Pfeiffer, JK Cement, Flender, ATS Conveyors, ISGEC, Humboldt Wedag, TIDC (a Murugappa Group company), IKN Engineering, Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation, Loesche, and Star Cement among others. Exhibitors such as Rockwell Automation, Bosch Rexroth, Danfoss Drive, Elann Drive & Automation Pvt Ltd, Shanthi Gears, Diamond Group, Kanodia Cement Limited, Verder Scientific Pvt Ltd, Ringfeder Power, Singhania Systems, Elektromag Devices Pvt Ltd, Pentol Germany, etc, will be showcasing their latest technologies at the EXPO.

The 14th Cement EXPO will witness participation of a diverse range of exhibitors representing different facets of the cement industry, including: Cement Equipment Manufacturers; Cement & Concrete Manufacturers; Raw Material Suppliers; Cement Testing and Quality Control Equipment Provider; Construction Equipment; Automation & IT Solutions Providers; Admixtures and Chemical Suppliers; Concrete Reinforcement and Structural Systems; Logistics and Transportation Service Providers; and Material Handling Solutions, among others.

The EXPO will attract key decision makers from the industry such as CEOs/MDs, Plant Managers, Technology Heads, CIOs, Procurement & Supply Chain Heads, Government Representatives (Union as well as States), Associations, Consultants, Construction & Infrastructure Companies; Industrial Estates; etc.

To attend the Indian Cement Review Conference & Awards 2023 as a delegate, contact Ms Yasmin on +91 842 2874 010 or Yasmin.H@ASAPPinfoGlobal.com

For exhibition & sponsorship related enquiry about Cement EXPO 2023, contact Mr Sujoy Gomes on +91 86577 95881 or Sujoy.G@ASAPPinfoGlobal.com