About Us

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. FCC 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 and the industry’s unified voice.

Steel Overview

India is expected to overtake Japan to become the world's second largest steel producer soon. The National Steel Policy, 2017, has envisaged 300 million tonnes of production capacity by 2030-31.

In 2018, steel consumption of the country is expected to grow 5.7 per cent year-on-year to 92.1 MT*. Further, India is expected to surpass USA to become the world’s second largest steel consumer in 2019*

Huge scope for growth is offered by India’s comparatively low per capita steel consumption and the expected rise in consumption due to increased infrastructure construction and the thriving automobile and railways sectors.

Event Info

Date: 13th March 2019
Venue: The Lalit, New Delhi
Time: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Our Partners

Gold Partner

Supporting Partners

Media 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


  • 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


9:30 AM Onwards Registration & Breakfast
10:30AM - 10:35AM Lamp Lighting
10:35AM – 10:40AM Welcome Address: Pratap Padode, President and Founder, Firstn Construction Council
10:40AM - 10:50AM Inaugural Address: Dr Susmita Dasgupta, Joint Chief Economist, Joint Plant Committee, Ministry of Steel, Govt of India
10:50AM – 11:00AM Keynote Speech on National Steel Policy: Roadmap to 300 MT 2030
11:00AM – 11:10AM Special Address: Binoy Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India
11:10AM – 11:20AM Chief Guest Address: Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister, Ministry of Steel, Government of India
11:20AM – 11:30AM Guest of Honour Address: Shri Vishnu Deo Sai, Hon'ble Union Minister of State, Ministry of Steel, Government of India

Session Topics:

  • How to Enhance & Ensure Standardization
  • Mandatory Inspection, Verification and Certification
  • Technology Solutions for Acceptable Quality Standards


  • Dr N Gopalakrishnan, Director, Central Building Research Institute
  • Lt Gen Harpal Singh, AVSM, VSM, Director General, Border Roads Organization
  • Smt Surina Rajan, Director General (DG), Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Dr Shekhar Mande, Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd
  • Dr Mukesh Kumar, Director, Steel Research & Technology Mission of India
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

Session Topics:

  • Better Energy Management Solutions
  • Efficiency in Raw Material Management
  • Water Transport & Logistical Support


  • Dr Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association
  • Gurdeep Singh, Chairman, NTPC
  • Balraj Joshi, Chairman, NHPC
  • N.Baijendra Kumar, IAS , Chairman-Cum-Managing Director, NMDC Ltd
  • Jalaj Srivastava, Chairman, Inland Water Authority of India
  • Prashant Ruia, CEO, Essar Global
  • Jatinder Mehra, CEO, Essar Steel
  • Kailash Kumar Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India
  • J M Sinha, Chief Rail Logistics, Customer Service Division & Logistics, Tata Steel Ltd
  • Benny Kang, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Darcl Logistics

Session Topics:

  • Maximising Steel Usage
  • Investments in Building Capacity
  • Uberisation of Logistics Infrastructure


  • Naveen Jindal, CMD, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
  • Subodh Dixit, CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji
  • K.Subramanian, Executive Chairman, Afcons
  • Pradosh Kumar Rath, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (Vizag Steel)
  • Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL
  • Sumit Issar, Managing Director, Mahindra Intertrade
  • Dr Derek Randall, Managing Director, JSW Severfield Structures Limited

Session Topics:

  • Case Study: China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan (Any Two)
  • Trends in Technology
  • Steel Innovation


  • Sushim Banerjee, Director General, Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG)
  • B.B. Singh, CMD, MSTC
  • D.K.Sen, Director, L&T
  • Rajeev Jyoti, CEO, Railway Business, L&T
  • Sunjay Dutt, MD, Tata Realty & Infrastructure
  • Sajjan Jindal, Chairman & MD, JSW Steel
  • Seshagiri Rao, Jt MD, JSW Steel
  • Sanjay Sharma, CEO & Director, Arcelor Mittal (India & China) Ltd
  • T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel Ltd
  • Atul Bhatt, Chairman and Managing Director, MECON Ltd.
4:30 PM – 4:40 PM Vote of Thanks
4:40 PM onwards Networking High Tea


General Info

13th March

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