5th Indian Steel Conference 2009
Venue: Taj Lands End
|Event Date/Time: May 19, 2009||End Date/Time: May 20, 2009|
|Registration Date: May 19, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 25, 2009|
This event is the premier steel conference in India attracting only the most senior and influential speakers in the industry. As one of the largest steel producers in the world, India is at the forefront of both demand and supply.
2008/9 has seen the global credit crisis affect all industries but how much impact will the economic downturn have on steel production and will we see a major demand slowdown from the industries growth engine, China? All eyes are on the infrastructure, housing and construction sectors to chart domestic demand. How can steelmakers consolidate and grow and crucially, how will they finance working capital, acquisitions and expansion plans?
The challenges brought about by the economic downturn have affected global steel demand and output in the short-term, yet the crisis will ultimately create a plethora of opportunities for the sector in India for those that remain calm, well-placed and informed to take advantage.
Against such a backdrop of challenge and opportunity, there is much to discuss and our audience will be treated to the leading experts and major players looking at the most important issues of demand, supply, technology, pricing and finance, including:
â€¢ Has the steel super-cycle decisively turned downwards?
â€¢ What is the outlook for consolidation in the steel sector?
â€¢ Will capacities come on stream?
â€¢ Acquisition of land: A bottleneck in expanding Indiaâ€™s steel capacity?
â€¢ Chinese steel: a threat to the Indian steel market?
â€¢ When is lending expected to kick-start global housing & infrastructure?
â€¢ New technology in the production of low cost steel
â€¢ Automotive industry demand and automotive steel in 2009
â€¢ Indian infrastructure outlook and steel in construction
â€¢ Coated steel, plate steel and electrical steel markets
â€¢ Commodity and project finance in the Indian steel sector
Indian Steel 2009 is the essential conference to attend for any serious player in the Indian steel industry.