NMDC Minirals & Metal Golden Jublee International Conference Outlook 2030
NMDC Minirals & Metal Golden Jublee International Conference Outlook 2030

Day I: October 09, 2018 (Tuesday)

10:30 - 12:30

Inaugural Session


Welcoming Guests


Lighting of Lamp & Invocation


Welcome Address


Mr. N Baijendra Kumar, Chairman & Managing Director, NMDC Ltd.


Address by Chief Guest


Chaudhary Birender Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Steel, Government of India


Introduction to Conference


Mr. Narendra Kumar Nanda, Director (Technical),NMDC & Conference Convenor


Keynote Address


  • Dr. Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association
  • Mr. Jatinder Mehra, CEO ESSAR Steel India Ltd
  • Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group
  • Mr. Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Mr. Saraswati Prasad, Special Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel, Government of India


Address by


Mr. Binoy Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India


Address by Special Chief Guest


Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India


Release of Conference Souvenir*


Vote of Thanks
Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

12:30- 13:30

Lunch Break

Day I: October 09, 2018 (Tuesday)

13:30 – 15:30

CEOs’ Deliberation on Developing the Minerals & Metals Industry Vision 2030





Envisioning the outlook for Minerals & Metals Industries, the CEOs would deliberate the vision of industries for 2030; highlighting the opportunities, global trade, regulations, growth trends and innovations in the industry. The session would deliberate the Mineral & Metal Industries of Tomorrow.

Session Chair:
Dr. Aruna Sharma, Former Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India


  • Mr. Neeraj Mandloi, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Mining Corporation & Principal Secretary, Mineral Resources Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Mr. Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd. & Chair, FICCI Steel Committee
  • Mr. Atul Bhatt, CMD, MECON Limited
  • Mr. Dilip Oommen, Managing Director & CEO, ESSAR Steel India Ltd.
  • Mr. Jorg Naumann, President, Herkules, Maschinenfabrik Gmbh & Co, Germany
  • Mr Johann Jacob, Chairman, King Island Scheelite Limited Australia
  • Mr. Pradosh Kumar Rath, Chairman and Managing Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd
  • Mr. Seshagiri Rao M.V.S., Joint Managing Director & Group CFO, JSW Steel
  • Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal (India & China)
  • Mr. Tuhin K. Mukherjee, Managing Director, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd and Chair, FICCI Mining Committee

Q & A

15:30 - 16:00

Tea Break

Day I: October 09, 2018 (Tuesday)

16:00 - 17:30

Session on Global Perspective of Minerals and Metals – Country Session


The session would highlight growing opportunities across various countries for the minerals and metals production. Representatives from across the globe will showcase their country’s policies which facilitates such growth. India will also be highlighting its Make-In-India initiative which has made a mark globally.

Session Chair:
Mr. S.K. Roongta, Chairman, BALCO & Mentor, FICCI Non-Ferrous Metals Committee


  • H. E. Mr. Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez, Ambassador of Peru to India
  • H.E. Mr. Baraka H. Luvanda, High Commissioner, High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Mr. Mark Cully, Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Government of Australia
  • Mr. Atanu Mukherjee, President, M N Dastur & Co.
  • Mr. Barry Goodsell, Director, Claycrete, Australia
  • Mr. Santosh Sharma, CMD, Hindustan Copper Ltd. & Co-Chair, FICCI Non-Ferrous Metals Committee
  • Mr. Santanu Rudra, General Manager (Sales & Marketing), Danieli India Ltd.


19:00 onwards

Networking Dinner

Day II: October 10, 2018 (Wednesday)

09:30 – 11:00

Session on “Minerals Outlook 2030”







The deliberation in the session will primarily focus on global minerals outlook: 2030; detailing technological advancements, beneficiation, regulatory policies, skill enhancement, economic contribution among others. The session will present a glimpse of mineral industry of future.

Session Chair:
Mr.  P.K. Satpathy, Director (Production), NMDC Ltd.


  • Mr. D Singh, Chairman-Cum-Managing Director, Indian Rare Earth Ltd.
  • Mr. Uday Kumar, Professor Operation & Maintenance, Engineering Head of Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
  • Mr. M B Verma, Director, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India
  • Mr. Nik Senapati, President, Australia India Business Council, Queensland and Ex- MD, Rio Tinto India
  • Mr. Paul Gray, Research Director, Global Iron Ore Market, Wood Mackenzie
  • Mr. Peter Baldwin, Commissioner -India, Government of Western Australia
  • Mr. Phil Staples, ManagingDirector, CKIT Conveyor Engineers
  • Mr. Ralph J Lutes, Vice President – Asia, Teck Resources Limited

Q & A

11:00 - 11:30

Tea Break

Day II: October 10, 2018 (Wednesday)

11:30 - 13:00

Session on “Metals Outlook 2030”









Globally, Iron & Steel industry is exhibiting good growth rate. Major countries like USA, China, India, Turkey, etc are showing healthy trend in their crude steel output. Simultaneously, countries are also imposing certain trade restrictions to safeguard their domestic industries. At this juncture, it becomes imperative for the steel makers to innovate, sustain and strengthen various processes for further efficiency improvement & to remain competitive in these dynamic markets

Session Chair:
Mr. Sandeep Tula, Director (Personnel), NMDC Ltd


  • Mr. Anil Anand, Country Head, Paul Wurth India
  • Mr. Glen Fozzard, Managing Director ECT, Australia
  • Mr. Gyanendra Thakur, Principal Consultant – Metal and Mining, Wood Mackenzie
  • Mr. Jacopo Nardi, Director for Steel Development, RINA Group
  • Mr. Jeffery Lu, Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts, Singapore
  • Mr. Peter CH Zonneveld, Executive Advisor, Danieli & Corus
  • Mr. Petermaier Norbert, Senior Vice President, Primemetal Technologies Austria GmBH, Austria
  • Mr. Prabir Raychaudhary, Director (Commercial), Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.

Q & A

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Day II: October 10, 2018 (Wednesday)

14:00 - 15:30

Session on “Key Enablers for Minerals and Metals 2030”






The session aims to shed light on key enablers defining the growth of mineral and metal industries, up till 2030, including aspects like conducive infrastructure, favorable regulatory framework and the need to keep abreast of technological advancements in the backdrop of ever-changing market dynamics for the two industries, both domestically, and globally.

Session Chair:
Mr. P.C. Gupta, Former CMD, NMDC Limited

Session Co- Chair:
Mr. S S Mohanty, VC & MD, Neelanchal Ispat Nigam Ltd


  • Mr. Rajendra Talamudupula, Study Manager & Principle Pipeline Engineer, Ausenco
  • Mr. Amit Bhandari, Managing Director, Mine Excellence, Australia
  • Mr. Ashley Moore, Chairman & Managing Director, ECT India
  • Mr. Keith Vining, Group Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
  • Mr. Mikko Potsonen, Counsellor (Economic and Commercial), Embassy of Finland
  • Mr. Niladri Bhattacharjee, Partner, KPMG Advisory
  • Mr. Pawan Parikh, Chief Executive Officer, Shapoorji Pallonji and Co P Ltd, EPC.
  • Mr. S.V. Prasad, Vice President, SBI Capital Markets Ltd.
  • Dr. Vijay Joshi, Director, D R Slag Consulting, Sydney

Day II: October 10, 2018 (Wednesday)

15:30 - 16:30

Valedictory Session


Welcome Address
Dr. T R K Rao, Director (Commercial), NMDC Ltd

Theme Setting
Ms. Jyoti Vij, Dy. Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Summary of Conference:
Mr. Alok Kumar Mehta, Executive Director, NMDC Ltd. & Conference Coordinator

Special Address

  • Mr. Rajender Kumar Kataria, Secretary, Department of Commerce and Industries (MSME and Mines), Government of Karnataka
  • Mr. Subodh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Mineral Resources Department, Government of Chhattisgarh*
  • Mr. Bipul Pathak, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India
  • Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

Address By
Ms. Rasika Chaube, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India

Address by Guest of Honor

  • Mr. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Coal & Mines, Government of India

Address by Chief Guest

  • Mr. Vishnu Deo Sai, Hon'ble Minister of State, Ministry of Steel, Government of India

Vote of Thanks
Dr. Narendra K Nanda, Director (Technical), NMDC Ltd. & Co-Chair, FICCI Mining Committee

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