mjunction services limited, India’s largest B2B e-commerce company, will organise the Indian Steel Markets Conference (ISMC 2021) on February 25 and 26, 2021, on the theme “Indian Steel: Realigning to New Normal”.
As the Indian steel sector realigns itself in the wake of the global pandemic, it has also been a period of innovation and transformation for the industry. The conference will seek to capture the essence of these broad-based changes and explore the opportunities and challenges they usher in.
mjunction MD Mr Vinaya Varma said, “The bold moves undertaken by the Ministry of Steel and industry to promote steel usage and generate demand from different sectors of the economy have opened numerous opportunities – new demand patterns, innovative sales channels via digital mode, valued added products and many more. In this context, the Indian Steel Markets Conference will provide a platform for the policymakers, industry and other stakeholders to take forward the present and upcoming issues of the steel sector.”
The Union Budget for 2021-2022 placed in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman focused on capital expenditure with generous increase in outlays for key sectors like defence services, railway, and road, transport and highways would not only ensure that growth comes back but would provide impetus to steel consumption.
The conference expects participation from Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Steel, Ms Soma Mondal, Chairman, SAIL, Mr V R Sharma, MD, JSPL, Mr Dilip Oommen, Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal & Nippon Steel India and Mr Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC.
The session will also try to look at factors driving prices and try to find whether the current good times for the sector would sustain during the rest of the year. Digitalization of steel supply chain and emerging importance of e-markets in driving sales would also be covered in depth.
There would a dedicated session on steel scrap, which is increasingly being used as a source of environment-friendly raw material for steel making.
The speakers will include eminent industry experts such as Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Secretary General, Indian Steel Association, Mr Vinay Shroff, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, JSW Steel, Mr Ajay K Misra, Chief of Marketing, Industrial Products & Projects, Tata Steel, Mr Akshaya Gujral, Chief of Sales, AM&NS, Mr Sanjay Mehta, President, MRAI, Mr Yogesh Bedi, Chief, Steel Recycling Business, Tata Steel, Mr Sumit Issar, Managing Director, Mahindra Intertrade Ltd (MIL) & Mahindra Steel Service Centre (MSSCL), Mr K K Pahuja, President, ISSDA, Mr Oscar Tarneberg, Vice President, Metals, Argus Media, Mr Sharad Mahendra, Chief Executive Officer, JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd, Mr Sridhar Krishnamoorthy, Managing Director, Arjas Steel, Mr Kapil Dev, Executive Vice President, NCDEX, Dr Mukesh Kumar, Director, Steel Research & Technology Mission of India (SRTMI), Mr Sanat Bhaumik, Director (Sales & Marketing), Steel Plantech, Mr Ramakrishna Chinnamsetty, Head – Mining, AM&NS, Mr Somesh Biswas, Chief, Raw Material Strategy, Tata Steel, and Mr Deependra Kashiva, Executive Director, Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association.