February 06, 2018

Tata Steel and the Indian Institute of Metals organise the Asia Steel International Conference 2018

Organised by Tata Steel and Indian Institute of Metals, the 3-day event will host Indian and International speakers on steel and related sectors

Bhubaneswar: Asia Steel International Conference 2018, being organised by Tata Steel and the Indian Institute of Metals, started today at Bhubaneswar, with the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, inaugurating the three-day long event.

Anand Sen, president, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel, and chairman, Asia Steel 2018, said, “We welcome all the delegates to share their knowledge about the sector.”

Dr Aruna Sharma, secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India; RK Sharma, principal secretary, Steel and Mines, Government of Odisha, and Dr Biswajit Basu, president, the Indian Institute of Metals, were among the dignitaries present during the inaugural session of the conference.

Asia Steel Conference provides an opportunity to bring steel producers, researchers, academicians, equipment manufacturers and technology suppliers of the world on a common platform to share innovations in steel manufacturing technology.

The steel producing countries need to deliberate the issues and challenges on continual basis to ensure a sustainable future.

Asia has aptly taken the responsibility of holding this conference at regular interval.

This is the second time Asia Steel International Conference is being organised in India, under the aegis of Tata Steel and the Indian Institute of Metals. The first time India hosted the conference (the second edition) was 15 years ago in 2003 at Jamshedpur.

This major conference is held every three years and attracts about 500 professionals from various countries and gives a platform for exchange of knowledge on various aspects of the steel industry. The last Asia Steel conference was held in 2015 at Yokohama, Japan.

Asia Steel International Conference is organised by The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, The Chinese Society for Metals, The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials and The Indian Institute of Metals once every three years. Asia Steel 2018 will cover topics ranging from raw materials to steel products and its uses.

The conference will run in seven parallel sessions between February 6 and 8, 2018. There will be a total of 62 sessions and keynote speakers from India as well as from China, Korea, Japan, The Netherlands, the UK, US, Germany, Belgium and Canada will be sharing their knowledge during the three day conference.

Dr Sharma and Dr Hideki Murakami, executive officer, and head, Process Research Laboratories, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Japan, today were among the plenary session speakers today.

Topics like environment, water conservation, carbon footprint would be focus areas for discussions during the three-day deliberation.