During the 4th ICF, organised by International Copper Association India, leaders from industry and government presented insights to further encourage and provide a fillip to the copper industry
International Copper Association India (ICA India) hosted the fourth edition of the India Copper Forum (ICF) in association with Hindalco Industries Ltd & Vedanta Ltd in New Delhi. ICF is the largest non-commercial platform for the copper industry for sharing views on emerging trends, challenges and solutions. The aim of the forum is to empower every member of the copper industry big and small, to voice their opinion and bring forth ideas and innovations that will take the country to the next frontier. The forum witnessed discussions on such disruptive technologies such as electric vehicles, energy infrastructure and energy storage. The event also saw the recognition for industry leaders with Copper Excellence Awards, celebrating forward thinking, initiative and drive.
Over the last four editions of the India Copper Forum the event has garnered a lot of participation and involvement from the copper industry. The event was witness to participation of over 160 delegates from across the copper value chain. India Copper Forum was supported by Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) as Knowledge Partner and pManifold as Engagement Partner.
ICA India showcased the latest innovations and applications of copper at the “Innovation Booth” to give a glimpse of the future of the industry to the delegates. The innovation booth showcased interventions made by ICA India across its various programs such as electrical safety, distribution transformer, power cable and motors. The Association’s partners also leveraged the opportunity to showcase their range of copper products and applications such as voltage regulator from Jindal Rectifiers, IE3 efficiency motor and copper motor rotor designed and manufactured by MSME sector, fire survival and solar cable samples, etc.
Welcoming the participants Sanjeev Ranjan, Managing Director, International Copper Association India, said, “We are extremely pleased to see the strong and diverse participation of delegates for this edition of India Copper Forum. We firmly believe that by bringing all voices of the industry, including primary and secondary copper producers, and the government together will be able to overcome challenges and harness the opportunity in a growing economy."
The tone for the copper forum, in the Inaugural Session, was set with an inspirational video message from Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation. He stated, “Copper is a very important element and we have very good production capacity in India with some of the best smelters. Copper will be a significant driver of growth in the world. India should focus on copper related issues. We will encourage copper manufacturing in India to ensure that India becomes a net exporter of finished copper in the future.”
The forum also recognised and celebrated the achievements of individuals and organisations in the Indian copper industry through the Industry Recognition Excellence Awards 2018.