New Delhi: International Copper Association India (ICA India) is going to host the third edition of India Copper Forum (ICF) in association with Hindalco Industries  and Vedanta on November 8, 2017 at Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi. The theme of the Forum for this year is ‘One India One Vision– Copper in Technology, Innovation and Transformation’.

Union minister of commerce and industry, Suresh Prabha, will grace the inaugural session as chief guest. Secretary ministry of mines, Arun Kumar, will be guest of honour and joint secretary ministry of commerce, S.Chadha deliver the keynote address.

India Copper Forum is a non-commercial platform for copper industry, which provides an opportunity to all its key stakeholders to share an opinion on emerging trends, challenges and solutions that influence the copper market.

Recognizing the future that copper has in nation building with advent of new and disruptive technologies like electric vehicles, energy infrastructure, energy storage, renewable energy and other sectors, the high on this year’s agenda is to discuss the strength of copper and hear about the very latest insights on industry outlook covering the following topics-

  • Promoting ‘One India’ through convergence of departments and policies to align for further the copper industry
  • Global, Asia and India overview on usage and supply of copper, and arising opportunities will capitalize on the trends and avenues that the industry needs to back itself on for a strong growth
  • Innovations and paradigm shifts on both – demand and supply – sides to make India a world leader in e-Mobility emphasizes on government’s initiatives towards an electricity powered vehicles and the role copper industry will play scaling up to these new demands
  • Driving scale-up implementations through standards, enforcement and measurements highlight the need for policy implementations and meeting global quality standards.


Keeping the trend, this year’s session chairpersons and panelists  are Ashok Jhunjhunwala, principal advisor to minister of power, Subhash Chandra, joint secretary – ministry of mines,  B Lal, director – Indian Transformers Manufacturers Association, Rashmi Nihalani, assistant vice president – Multi Commodity Exchange of India, N K Sharma, head CMD-I, Bureau of Indian Standards,  Goutam Roy, chief electrical inspector – Central Electricity Authority, and Gyanendra Thakur, director – metals and mining consulting – Wood Mackenzie

The ICA India managing director and chair of the steering committee for India Copper Forum 2017, Sanjeev Ranjan said , “ Indian market has undergone a significant change in last few years on account of bold Government initiatives like demonetization and GST. The Indian economy is gradually going to grow where infrastructure and real estate investments will provide great opportunities for continued copper usage. At ICF 2017, we are working to provide a platform for all its stakeholders and to take advantage of knowledge sharing and work towards achieving the theme of “One India One Vision” using technology, innovation leading to transformation.”


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