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Agenda Overview

Day one: Sunday 25th January

  • 12:30     Registration desk opens
  • 13:30     Chairman’s opening remarks 
    Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria
  • 13:40     Keynote: The power of stainless steel
    Abhyuday Jindal, Promoter, Jindal Stainless Limited, India
  • 14:10     Keynote Panel Q & A

Session I: Producers

  • 14:20     Duplex Stainless Steel Solutions
    Yatinder Suri, Country Head, Outokumpu India Private Ltd, India
  • 14:40     Viraj –one stop shop for stainless steel Long Products – and more?
    Rakesh Chauhan, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Viraj Stainless Steels Ltd., India
  • 15:00     Special stainless steel products made in India
    Sunil Nair, Deputy Chief of Research and Development, Mukand Ltd., India
  • 15:20     Panel Q & A

15:40     Networking refreshment break

Session II Raw Materials

  • 16:20     Stainless Steel Scrap – the flexible link in the raw material supply chain
    Bharat Mandloi, Managing Director, Cronimet ABCOM Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • 16:40     Overview of the global chrome market 
    Philippe Richard, Secretary General, ICDA- International Chromium Development  Association, France
  • 17:00     Nickel – an essential commodity for India
    Anil Shah, President, Ni-Met Metals & Minerals Inc., Canada
  • 17:20     Panel Q & A

Executive Roundtable

17:40     Moderator: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria
  • N.C. Mathur, Advisor, JSL Stainless Ltd, and President, Indian Stainless Steel Development Association, India
  • Wolfgang Emmerich, Corporate Strategy, voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH, Austria
  • RK Goyal, Managing  Director, Kalyani Steels Lt d., India
  • Dmitry Kuznetsov, Chief Analyst, Norilsk Nickel, Russia
  • RK Nagabushana, General Manager - Steel and Quality, SAIL Salem, India

+ other leading panelists to be announced

18:30     Close of day one

Day two: Monday 26th January

13:00     Registration desk opens

  • 13:30   Chairman: Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR – Steel and Metals Market Research, Austria
  • 13:40   Keynote presentation: The unique and extraordinary beauty of stainless steel
    Bill Zahner, CEO and President, A. Zahner Company, USA
  • 14:10 Keynote Q & A

Session III: Consumers

  • 14:20     Unlimited opportunities for stainless steel utensils
    Hitendra Bhalaria, Managing Director, Bhalaria Metal Craft Pvt. Ltd., India
  • 14:40     Design and function - high quality stainless steel in sinks
    Dinesh K Aggarwal, Pheonix Applicances P. Ltd, India
  • 15:00     The market for seamless stainless steel tubes
    Wolfgang Lipp, Managing Director, SMI - Steel Market Intelligence GmbH, Austria
  • 15:20     Stainless steel in refinery, petrochemical applications
    PV Sanjay, Director Purchasing, Subcontracting & Logistics, Sulzer India Limited, India
  • 15:40     Panel Q & A

16:00    Networking refreshment break

Session IV: Game Changers

  • 16:40     Technologies for energy and operation efficiency in stainless steel production
    Joachim von Schéele, Head of Application Sales,  Linde India Ltd, India
  • 17:10    Tapping the Hearth of Innovation – Stainless steel production more efficient than ever before 
    Hans Joerg Krassnig, Senior Expert Integrated Plant Solutions , Primetals,  Austria
  • 17:40     Innovative Solutions and Technologies for Melting, Refining and Casting of stainless steels 

    Riccardo Tosini, Senior Sales Manager, INTECO Melting Technologies GmbH, Austria

  • 18:10    Panel Q & A

18:30 Close of conference

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