Programme*

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.

MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER

16.30 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception sponsored by MMCL logo2

TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER

07.30 Registration

OVERVIEWS
09.00 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
09.15 Welcome Address
Chetan Shah, Chairman, Ashapura Group, India
Manan Shah, President, Orient Abrasives Ltd, India
09.30 Supply and demand of important industrial minerals in India
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain, Chief Mineral Economist, Indian Bureau of Mines, India

10.00 COFFEE

INVESTMENT | TRADING
11.00 The climate & outlook for mineral project investment & development in India
John Evans, Managing Director, Tractus Asia Ltd, Thailand
11.30 Risks, concerns, & impact of mineral legislation & India’s mineral requirements to 2050
Anurag Ojha, Senior Manager (Mining), Anil Kumar, DGM, & Pradeep Kumar, DGM, NMDC Ltd, India
12.00 Trading & investing in Indian industrial minerals
Ajay Kulshreshtha, AK Minerals Consultancy Services, India

12.30 LUNCH

REFRACTORIES MARKET 1
14.00 Refractory developments
Ashapura Group, India
14.30 Refractory raw materials supply & demand in India
Hakimuddin Ali, former Chairman IRMA and former Chairman Imerys India, India
15.00 Overview of supply and demand of India’s refractories
Sameer Nagpal, CEO-Refractories, Dalmia OCL Ltd, India

15.30 COFFEE

REFRACTORIES MARKET 2
16.00 Influencing factors impacting India’s refractories market
Anirbandip Dasgupta, Senior Executive Officer, Indian Refractory Makers Association, India
16.30 Secondary raw materials for the refractory industry
Dr. Nilachala Sahoo, Director (Technical), Chaitanya Refractory Pvt Ltd & Global Recycling, India

17.00 CLOSE OF DAY 1

18.00 Evening Reception sponsored by Ashapura MC logo

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Programme Outline

Monday 18 November
18.00 Welcome Reception sponsored by MMCL logo2

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

Wednesday 20 November
Presentations & Discussion

Thurs. & Fri. 21 & 22 Nov.
OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP BHUJ, GUJARAT
hosted by

 Ashapura MC logo

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

CERAMIC & FILLER MINERALS & MARKETS
09.00 Feldspar and quartz production and markets
Dr. Balasubramaniam Venkatachalam, Director, Gaangey Minerals Pvt. Ltd.,
GIMPEX Group, India
09.30 Ceramic raw materials and the importance of white clay
Jayesh Dave, General Manager, Radheshyam Minerals, India
10.00 Opportunities for Indian filler mineral suppliers in plastics rubber & coating markets
Samantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst Chemicals, IHS Markit, Switzerland

10.30 COFFEE

PROCESSING DEVELOPMENTS
11.00 Future oriented processing technology for high-end industrial minerals and their applications
Dietmar Alber, Business Development Director, Minerals & Metals Division, Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany
11.30 Water-free electrostatic processing of fine minerals
Kyle Flynn, Sales Engineer, ST Equipment & Technology, USA
12.00 Wet processing of industrial minerals in India and South East Asia
Dr. Arabinda Bandyopadhyay, Chief Technologist, CDE Asia Ltd, India

12.30 LUNCH

FUTURE MINERAL & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS 1
14.00 Minerals for the electrification of India
Dr Richard Flook, Managing Director, Mosman Resources, Australia
14.30 Li-ion battery market
Alison Saxby, Director, Roskill Holdings, UK

15.00 COFFEE

FUTURE MINERAL & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS 2
15.30 High purity quartz supply & demand
Murray Lines, Managing Director, Stratum Resources, Australia
16.00 Wollastonite and its market outlook
Gaurang Singhal, Director, Wolkem India Ltd, India
16.30 Graphite developments, markets & India’s mineral challenge
Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Graphite PLC, UK

17.00 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

*subject to change

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