Make In Steel’ Conference India | 24th February 2021 | Virtual Event
Make in Steel 2020-Steel Conference-New Delhi

About Make in Steel

Several steel companies are set to deliver a blockbuster performance in the third quarter of this fiscal as rising steel prices, low input costs and recovering domestic demand drive their margins to multi-year highs

About FCC

The FIRST Construction Council (FCC) is an infrastructure think tank, focused on providing the latest updates on the construction industry in India and dedicated to promoting its causes and needs. The Council provides a platform to promote the adoption of best practices and be the torchbearer for all policy initiatives that are needed to enhance the importance and welfare of the construction industry. FCC also seeks to become a prominent industry voice.

Steel Overview

Globally we use more than 1700 Mt of this steel every year and we recycle and re-use more than 85% at the end of each lifecycle. Closer home, India was the world’s second-largest steel producer with production standing at 111.2 million tonnes (MT) in 2019.The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lock down had severely affected demand and production of steel in the country in Q1FY21. The lockdown in the months of April and May had crippled domestic demand and steel players were forced to look at export markets to keep their inventory in-check. The finished steel exports as a percentage of total finished steel production peaked during April-August 2020 to average 21% compared to 8% in the corresponding period of FY20 and 6% during the same period in FY19. However, with the unlocking of the economy from June 2020 onwards, domestic demand staged a strong V-shape recovery and exports declined gradually. A pick-up in domestic demand from the infrastructure activities, pipe and tubes manufacturing, automobiles, and consumer durables sector ahead of the festive season has led to increased steel consumption and higher restocking demand. Capacity utilisation levels of crude steel improved with the unlocking of the economy and recovery in demand both domestically and internationally. After a sharp drop in April 2020 to 26.5%, capacity utilisation rate of crude steel returned to 72.8% in September 2020, down by just 2.8% from year ago level of 75.6%

Event Info

Date: 24 February 2021
Platform: Virtual
Time: 2.00 PM -6.00 PM

Speakers 2021*

K K Pahuja

Mr KK Pahuja

President, Indian Stainless Steel Development Association

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Ms Susmita Dasgupta

Former Joint Chief Economist, Joint Plant Committee, Ministry of Steel

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Prof M K Madhavan

IIT Hyderabad

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Ashok V Bharadwaj

Mr Ashok Bharadwaj

Director & CEO, Stallion LGSF Machines

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V R Sharma

Mr. V R Sharma

Managing Director, Jindal Steel and Power

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Mr. Alakesh Roy

Managing Director, Zamil Steel Buildings India

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Mr. Alain Legrix de La Salle

Director and Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AM/NS India

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Mr. Satyajit Maity

Chief of Marketing - B2C business, Tata Steel

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Mr. Sachin Kumar (Ph.D.)

Senior Fellow, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI

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Mr. Anish Chopra

Managing Director & CEO, Greenify Eco Technologies

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Past Speakers *


Susmita Dasgupta

Dr Susmita Dasgupta, Joint Chief Economist, Joint Plant Committee, Ministry of Steel, Government of India

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Soma Mondal

Ms. Soma Mondal ,after her initial schooling from Bhubaneswar in Odisha, graduated in Electrical Engineering ...

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Vidya Rattan Sharma

Mr. Vidya Rattan Sharma is Managing Director of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd ...

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S. KrishnaKumar

Mr. Krishnakumar is the Chief Executive – Building Solutions Everest Industries ltd and has more ...

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Mili Majumdar

Managing Director, GBCI India and Senior Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council Mili is Managing Director ...

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Dikshu C. Kukreja

Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja received his B. Arch Honours as a Gold Medallist from School of Planning & Architecture ...

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K K Pahuja

Shri K K Pahuja has over 40 years’ experience in the Steel Industry in the areas of operations, market ...

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Rajiv Nehru, MRICS

Rajiv Nehru heads the Product Development and Training division at RICS South Asia. He is a civil engineer ...

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Debashis Datta

Mr. Debashis Datta has about 38 years of rich experience in Civil & Structural Design Engineering ...

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Arun Sahai

Mr Arun Sahai is a Civil Engineering Graduate of 1981 batch from the prestigious Engineering Institution...

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Sahil Aggarwal

Sahil Aggarwal

Associated with Tata Steel for close to 8 years and currently working as Senior Technologist in Application Support Group...

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N Sainathan

Mr N Sainathan is a Metallurgist from the Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore ...

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Nagendra Kumar Vijayvargia

A metallurgical engineer from MNIT, Jaipur. Have over 40 years of experience of working in Stainless Steel Industry...

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A K Khandelwal

Joined Indian Railways Services of Engineers (IRSE) through 1987 Exam ...

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V Suresh

V Suresh Chief General Manger & Regional Manager Northern Region -SAIL

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Winners 2021*

Mr VR Sharma, the Managing Director, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd

Second Fastest Growing Steel Company

Large Category

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd

Mr. M. G. Nagaraj, Senior Vice President ,Kirloskar Ferrous Industries

India’s Fastest Growing Steel Company

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Kirloskar Ferrous Industries.

Mr Sanjay Sahni, Chief Marketing & Sales, Branded Products, TATA STEEL

India’s Fastest Growing Steel Company

Large Category

Tata Steel

Partners 2021

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Gold Partner

Supporting Partners

Media Partners

Past Partners


  • Steel Manufactures 
  • Iron & Steel Products 
  • Plant & Equipment for steel making 
  • Plant & Equipment for Shaping steel 
  • Raw Material Processing Technology & equipment 
  • Coal Steel Rolling 
  • Surface treatment & Corrosion Technology 
  • Environmental Protection Technology
  • Steel Cutting Machines
  • Blast Furnace Manufactures
  • Energy Efficiency Equipment
  • Water Treatment Equipment
  • Air Pollution Control Equipments
  • Laser Technology 
  • Heating & Hardening Machines
  • Logistics 
  • Material handling Equipment 
  • Safety Equipments 
  • Stainless Steel Equipments Manufactures
  • Mining Companies 
  • Steel Movers
  • Financial Institutes
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Technology Providers
  • Steel Industry Association
  • Engineers & Architects
  • Construction Companies
  • Automobile Manufactures
  • Infrastructure developers
  • Indian Railways


  • Discuss key innovations of steel in construction
  • Explore opportunities to benefit from use of steel
  • Network with leading figures in the industry
  • Discover the latest technological innovations of steel in construction
  • Develop new business contacts across the whole industry chain
  • Take part in a Q & A after each session: you’ll get answers on the spot
  • Take away useful information packages

Agenda 2021

Time Session Details

Mr. Pratap Padode, President, FIRST Construction Council

2.15 PM

VISION - The Government's vision to achieve a $5 trillion economy by 2024 entails investments worth INR 100 trillion in infrastructure sectors, including several steel intensive sectors like Housing for All, 100% electrification, piped water for all etc. Steel has several inherent advantages of durability, faster completion time, reduced environmental impact, and creation of a circular economy. Steel will have a crucial role to play in India’s rise to a $5 trillion economy. The vision laid out by Government of India: “Meet the anticipated demand of 160 million tons of steel for becoming a $5 trillion economy, through a competitive, efficient, environment friendly steel industry, adhering to global safety and quality standards”.

3.00 PM Audience QnA
3.05 PM

INNOVATION- Steel is innovating – using digital edge in steel structures. It is also working on optimising resource efficiency. Several other initiatives aiming at reducing CO2 during steelmaking are being investigated around the world. Structural steel too is rich with innovation. The continual development of higher-strength materials and new shapes and new material standards, such as ASTM A1085 for hollow structural sections (HSS) are regularly developed.

3.30 PM

GROWTH - Stainless Steel The automotive, railway and transport (ART) sector is emerging as the sector with the fastest growing consumption of stainless steel and alloy steel in the country. This procurement cycle is expected to continue for the next several years as the railways have plans to switch over to stainless steel for all its coaches for all long-distance trains. Real estate, commercial real estate, retail space, entertainment space, hospitality projects and Special Economic Zones are all using stainless steel much more too. In all this construction, stainless steel is finding space along with conventional materials like steel, glass, plastics, aluminum composites etc. It is buoyant in rural areas too.

4.10 PM Audience QnA
4.15 PM

RE-ENGINEERING - Light Steel Gauge Frame is an innovative form of construction gaining ground. Light Gauge steel structure independently is typically suitable for one to four storey high buildings, especially for residential and commercial buildings & in combination with hot rolled Steel sections for buildings higher than G+3. India’s requirements for affordable housing can well be addressed with this new innovative method

5.00 PM Audience QnA

Contact us

Ms. Shweta Virdikar
Mobile: +91 810 836 6300

Mr. Niket Mehra
Mob: +91 810 828 8300