Global Steel 2010- “Time to steel ahead – Anatomy of an Economy riding the Growth Trajectory” (Global Steel 2010)

Venue: Intercontinental The Lalit Goa

Location: Goa, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 11, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 13, 2010
Registration Date: Jan 31, 2010
Early Registration Date: Nov 30, 2009
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Global Steel 2010

“Time to steel ahead – Anatomy of an Economy riding the Growth Trajectory”

Gujarat NRE and The Economic Times present Global Steel 2010, the fifth international conference in the series to be organised in Goa on 11th to 13th February 2010. Global Steel is an international conference on steel and the steel making raw materials, metallurgical coal, coke, iron ore and ferroalloys. The organisers drew inspiration from the vision 2020 and to put things in the right perspective; in the words of former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, “The sinews of a Nation are made of Steel. Its per capita consumption determines the development index of its people. Its production and consumption silently communicates the strength and stature of an economy…” Today as the economies around the world in unison are seeing stronger signs of revival from the sharpest recession in living memory, Global Steel 2010 is being organised in a perfect time to provide the steel industry to pause, think, strategise for riding the strengthening growth curve and give raw materials producers the opportunity to contemplate an aligned future. Hence, the theme of this years conference is aptly coined as: “Time to steel ahead – Anatomy of an Economy riding the Growth Trajectory”

What muscles and nerves are to human body, iron and steel is to the economy of a nation. India's economy is largely domestic consumption led and accordingly it has been less affected by the deceleration in global economic growth when compared to other countries. As a result, Indian steel demand growth remains better than in many countries with significant future potential. The construction industry is expected to rise further due to the government's stimulus plan; the automotive sector is doing well. Hence, it is expected that domestic steel demand is going to strengthen and experience sustained robust growth for the long term. Global Steel 2010 will help us assess our preparedness for the next boom phase, and chart the forward path in the rapidly changing global economic and political landscape. Can the world manage a rising India with an already buoyant China? The time is just right to strike the iron (or is it steel), when it is hot.

Global Steel 2010 being presented jointly by Gujarat NRE and The Economic Times, has thus been timed and structured in such a way that it provides a right platform for the Steel, Iron Ore, Coking Coal, Sponge Iron and Ferro Alloys Industries to conduct business under one roof. The event will create an international meeting point to facilitate information exchange, strategic discussions, networking, forging alliances and to understanding trends in national and international markets.

The international conference would have Ministers, Government officials, doyens of Indian steel industry, captains and experts of global steel and steel making raw materials industry gracing the occasion by their presence and by participating in the discussions. We are pleased to have the Australian industry and mines delegation during the conference being led by the Hon. Minister of Primary Industries, NSW, Australia.

Profile of Participants at Global Steel 2010

Major Steel Producers
Prime, Secondary and Tertiary Sector Manufacturers
Representative of manufacturers / producers of vital raw materials
Processors / Technology suppliers
Major steel consumers – Auto and auto ancillary producers, construction, shipping, transport and infrastructure companies
Major producers of raw materials to the steel industry, Coking Coal, Iron Ore, Ferroalloys
Non renewable energy suppliers like wind / solar firms
Project and Finance consultants
Bankers / Fund managers
Consultants and Research Analysts

Entrepreneurs looking for new ventures, diversification opportunities / joint ventures, dealers / end users, leading consultants and nodal agencies would enrich the proceedings with their participation and knowledge.

International delegates and merchant bankers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, Belgium, USA, Brazil and China are regular participants in all past conferences.

The Event – Glimpses from the Past

The past four conferences were a huge success with stalwarts from the entire gamut of steel making and allied industries such as primary and secondary producers, cokemakers and iron ore producers, shipping experts, technology suppliers etc. all taking part. The Seminar cum expositions were not only acclaimed critically but were also hailed as a unique opportunity for the attending delegates to network, raise and debate critical issues and forge forward views. The previous events received overwhelming positive responses and had worldwide participations of over 150 delegates. The unanimous conviction emerged from the deliberations is “The Future of Steel is in India……” The coming century would be the Indian growth story and for anyone to ignore the Indian potential would be at their own peril.

Conference Agenda / Structure -

Inauguration and setting the tone – Policy planners view from the top of the economy, and its critical components that will blast the growth path into the future. The view from the base station:
• Union Ministers, Government officials providing the governments vision
• Industry captains sharing their outlook as well as
• International dignitaries sharing the global perspective and scope of enhanced trade and linkages together with opportunities for Indian industry in the global arena.

Technical Sessions – The one and half day technical sessions would
• Provide an insight to the Indian Steel industry and the challenges ahead, from the horses’ mouth as the CEOs of Indian Steel Industry discuss and deliberate on future growth paths and the challenges ahead.
• The sessions would also highlight on the global restructuring of the steel industry and the opportunities that lies ahead for Indian industry on the world stage.
• The session on raw materials would present the vital iron ore and coal linkages along with met coke availability as they are largest factors influencing the prospects of any steel company, whilst not forgetting the important role of sponge iron and ferroalloys in steel.
• A session dedicated to the inward mining mission to India from Australia exclusive for Global Steel 2010
• Also on the discussion table would be
o Logistics, ports, rail and necessary developments,
o Environment, green steel, coping with climate change issues,
o Ethics in business, and
o The role of financial institutions, credit availability as well as the cannon of resource mobilisation in realising the vision of 2020.
o Latest technologies in mining as well as in steel making and steel making raw materials process industry


There will be a concurrent exposition providing an ideal platform for networking and formal and informal discussions, problem solving and business development. It would showcase new steel making equipment, technology and services to the Mining Industry and other target markets.

Networking Cocktail Dinner and Fashion Show

While the days would be long and enriching for the delegates, the evening networking cocktail dinner would provide an opportunity to carry forward the discussions in the informal and leisurely atmosphere.

A unique fashion show on steel where the glamour divas will highlight the soft sensuality of the Indian female form, draped in the cold warmth and the functionality of steel.

Speakers Invited

Mr Digambar Kamat, Hon’ble Chief Minster of Goa
Mr Virvadhra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Steel, Government of India
Mr Sriprakash Jaiswal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Coal, Government of India
Mr Ian Mcdonald, Hon’ble NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Australia
Mr Peter Varghese, Hon’ble Australian High Commissioner to India
Mr P K Rastogi, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India
Mr C Balakrishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India
Ms Santha Sheela Nair, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India
Mr S K Roongta, Chairman, Steel Authority of India
Mr P S Bhattacharya, Chairman, Coal India Limited
Mr Peter Marcus, Managing Partner, World Steel Dynamics, USA
Mr N K Singh, Former Member, Planning Commission
Dr J J Irani, Tata Sons
Mr B Muthuraman, Managing Director, Tata Steel
Mr Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited
Mr Prashant Ruia, Essar Steel
Mr Rajeev Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Corporation Ltd
Mr Vikrant Gujral, Vice Chairman and CEO, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
Mr Harsh Kumar Jha, Managing Director, Tata Metaliks Ltd
Dr Sanak Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Arcelor Mittal India Ltd
Mr Gerard McCloskey, McCloskey Group, UK
Mr Srinivas Dempo, Dempo Group
Mr Bill Graybeal, CC Carbon
Mr Murray Shaw, Kumba Resources
Dr Amit Chatterjee, Tata Steel
Mr Nigel Chaves, West Asia Maritime
Mr C H Kwag, Director, POSCO Research Centre
Mr Sandeep Jajodia, Monnet Ispat
Mr Swaminathan Aiyer, The Economic Times
Mr Vineet Kohli, Chief Country Representative BHP Billiton, New Delhi
Dr Neil J. Bristow, Chief Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Ltd
Mr Calum Baker, Manager Steel and Steelmaking Raw Materials, CRU, UK
Mr Mark Bell, Hatch Consulting, Australia
Mr Arun Kumar Jagatramka, Chairman and Managing Director, Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd
Representatives from Ministry of Ports, Power, Railways, Shipping, Road and Surface Transport
Representatives of Financials Institutions, Banks

Tie-up the support

The dress code for Global Steel is smart casual. Delegates and speakers are encouraged to wear neck ties, which attract a fine. Money so collected are donated to Indian Renal Foundation

Steel Life

A photography competition, open to all accredited press photographers would be organised as part of Global Steel 2010. Photographs dwelling on the subject of “how steel touches our daily lives” will be accepted as entries. Select entries will be exhibited in the conference venue and the best entry would be adjudged by a select panel of jury as well as on delegates’ choice, which will attract cash prizes of Rs.1,00,000/-; Rs.50,000/- and Rs.25,000/-. The contest is being organised with a view towards increasing awareness about steel in the media.


Goa – Sun, Sand and Iron ore

Goa, the capital of iron ore of India and its the prime export port in west India is a tropical paradise being bathed by the warm waters of the Arabian sea, the land where spirits never ebb. The unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture is to a large extent what makes Goa and the "Goan" unique and has permeated all aspects of Goa's life including its food, religion, language, festivals, dances and of course names. The locale could not have been more apt for deliberations and exploring new steel worlds.

InterContinental The Lalit Goa Resort, India – Goa offers a slew of exotic destinations to revellers. One can either visit the lapping beaches or soak in the sun sand and a variety of water sports. A new luxurious all suits resort built on 85 acres of land which is straddled between two rivers and offers an 880 meter long exclusive beach front, giving the resort a unique advantage of both sea water and fresh water recreational opportunities. Portuguese styles inspire this resort’s twin storey sprawling structure along with beautiful landscaped gardens and a 9 hole 35 par links Golf course. The venue makes the ultimate destination to mix serious business with leisure.


To make a lasting impression on the decision makers, Global Steel 2010 provides you with an unparallel branding opportunity to promote your corporate identity in this exciting market. Past experiences have shown that sponsorship has proved to distinguish companies from their competitors and is the perfect way to ensure delegates remember your company. By being a sponsor you would be able to reach in a significant manner to this group of senior level iron and steel executives, industry analysts, global audience and to the policy and decision makers. For further details please contact the organisers.