Indian Minerals & Markets Forum 2019 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in India’s industrial minerals market over Tuesday & Wednesday 19 & 20 November 2019.

Confirmed speakers

Opening Keynote
Chetan Shah, Chairman, Ashapura Group, India

Supply and demand of important industrial minerals in India
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain, Chief Mineral Economist, Indian Bureau of Mines, India

The climate & outlook for mineral project investment & development in India
John Evans, Managing Director, Tractus Asia Ltd, Thailand

Investment opportunities in the Indian mineral industry
Anurag Ojha, Senior Manager (Mining), NMDC Ltd, India

Minerals for the electrification of India
Dr Richard Flook, Managing Director, Mosman Resources, Australia

Developing markets for Li-ion batteries in India & Asia
Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill Information Services, UK

Graphite developments, markets & India’s mineral challenge
Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Graphite PLC, UK

Industrial minerals trading
Vanessa Bagdy, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Mineral Enterprises, India

Refractory raw materials supply & demand in India
Hakimuddin Ali, Chairman Imerys India & Director Business Development & Strategy, Africa and Middle East, India

Overview of supply and demand of India’s refractories
Sameer Nagpal, CEO-Refractories, Dalmia OCL Ltd, India

Influencing factors impacting India’s refractories market
Anirbandip Dasgupta, Senior Executive Officer, Indian Refractory Makers Association, India

Refractory recycling market and products in India
Vatsal Dhandharia, Proprietor, Global Recycling, India

Wollastonite and its market outlook
Gaurang Singhal, Director, Wolkem India Ltd, India

High purity quartz supply & demand
Murray Lines, Managing Director, Stratum Resources, Australia

Opportunities for Indian filler mineral suppliers in plastics, rubber, & coating markets
Samantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst Chemicals, IHS Markit, Switzerland

Ceramic raw materials and the importance of white clay
Jayesh Dave, General Manager, Radheshyam Minerals, India

Feldspar and quartz production and markets
Gimpex Ltd, India

Mineral processing developments
Dietmar Alber, Business Development Director, Minerals & Metals Division, Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany

Water-free electrostatic processing of fine minerals
Kyle Flynn, Sales Engineer, ST Equipment & Technology, USA

Topics to include:

  • Status & outlook for India’s industrial minerals industry

  • Investment & trade climate

  • Impact & response to overreliance on Chinese mineral imports

  • Mineral resource development

  • Developments in processing technologies

  • Market demand outlook







Fillers in paper, plastics, coatings

Programme Outline

Monday 18 November
18.00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 19 November
Presentations & Discussion
Evening Reception sponsored by Ashapura MC logo

Wednesday 20 November
Presentations & Discussion

Thursday 21 November



hosted by

 Ashapura MC logo
06.10 flight to Bhuj, Gujurat
Overnight Bhuj
Friday 22 November
Return flight to Mumbai 08.10 or 16.05
Optional visit to White Desert


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