Conference on Iron & Steel - Challenges and Opportunities

Taj M.G. Road, Bengaluru
(09-10 October, 2023)

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General Informations

In view of the growing concerns over climate change and increasing global commitments to combat emissions, the Indian iron and steel industry has recognized transition towards a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Driven by population, economic growth and growing demand of steel, total CO2 emissions from the iron and steel sector have risen. Due to which, the sector has significant role to achieve India’s net zero targets. As agreed in Paris Agreement, to enhance India’s contributions towards climate change, Govt. of India is focusing on adoption of low-carbon technologies, improving energy efficiency, material efficiency and recycling leading to expansion of circular economy for iron and steel sector.

European Union’s recent policy on carbon pricing Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) intends to charge carbon tax on imports of iron, steel, aluminum and cement, which may lead to higher production cost in the sector. As a result, industries’ reliance on fossil fuels could make Indian exports less price-competitive in the EU market and would adversely impact the bottom-line of domestic steel producers. To address such issues, there is need for adoption of green technology, sustainable practices and decarbonization technologies and switching to renewable energy driven by solar and hydrogen-based production in the manufacturing of steel.

India is favorably endowed with 35.2 billion tones of iron ore resources, which is the main raw material to produce steel.   India is currently second largest steel producer in the world. Driven by rising infrastructure development and growing demand from sectors like automobile, construction, consumer durable, India’s crude steel production has expanded to 127 MT in financial year 2022-23 in comparison to 120 MT in 2021-22. Even though total Finished Steel production has increased to 121 MT in 2022-23 from 113 MT in 2021-2022, the per capita steel consumption is only 81.1 kg, which is much lower than the global average of 221.8 kg.

The National Steel Policy 2017 projected steel production capacity of 300 million tones with production of 255 MT of steel and steel per capita consumption of 160 Kg by 2030-31. The policy also stipulates requirement of iron ore 437 MT with coking coal 161 MT by 2030-31. For achieving such an ambitious target, it is imperative that a roadmap for availability of raw material like iron ore, coal, manganese, chromite, ferro-alloys, SMS grade limestone, Dolomite should be in place.

Under ‘Coking Coal Mission’ Ministry of Coal is also foreseeing to increase domestic coking coal blending percentage in steel making from present 10% to 30% along with enhancing domestic coking coal washing capacity from 23 MT in FY 2022 to 61 MT in FY 2023. In order to encourage coal gasification technology,
Ministry of Coal has adopted new initiative ‘Production of Syn-Gas leading to coal gasification’ which will also mitigate the adverse impacts of the conventional use of coal on the environment. To achieve this goal, there is need to have focus on adoption of new Technologies and Innovation making the industry sustainable and align with India's net zero targets.

In the above backdrop, for maximizing and highlighting the opportunities and growth potential of Indian iron and steel sector, FIMI is organizing conference on Iron & Steel – Challenges and Opportunities from 9-10 October, 2023 at Taj M.G. Road, Bengaluru.

Conference Theme

  •          Overview of Indian iron ore and steel sector-  status and future scenario
  •          Policy framework- issues and challenges for iron and steel sector
  •          Emergence of  Green technologies and Sustainable practices in iron and steel sector -  Innovation, Practices and Challenges
  •          Aiming Decarbonization with India’s net zero targets  and addressing climate change issues
  •          Roadmap towards achieving targets of National Steel policy –steel production and iron ore and coking coal requirement 
  •          Technological advancement for boosting production efficiency in the steel sector


Participation/Registration Tariff

To register please fill up the attached participation/registration form and return it together with the applicable payment. There will be no registration fee for spouse

Indian/foreigners having work permits in India

01 Oct 2023 - INR
20000 + 18% GST(3600)
Total Price(INR) = 23600

  • Thereafter - INR
    25000+ 18% GST(4500)
    Total Price(INR) = 29500


01 Oct 2023 - USD 400

  • Thereafter - USD 450


All payment should be made by an account payee cheque/demand draft/RTGS in favour of FEDERATION OF INDIAN MINERAL INDUSTRIES and send to: Federation of Indian Mineral Industries, FIMI House, B-311, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I, New Delhi-110 020 (India), Tel: +91-11-43520828/29/30; Fax : +91-11-45643254; E-mail : The bank details are as under: Current Account No. 30049272942. The swift no. is SBININBB191 and RTGS NO. SBIN0004298, State Bank of India, Commercial Branch, Vardhman Trade Centre, Unit 2, Plot No. 3 & 4 , Nehru Place, New Delhi-110 019. Ph:+91-11-26218835, 41616730 (When paying by bank transfer, please ensure that you transfer enough funds to cover the full price of your amount, plus any bank charges you may incur.) All payments will be acknowledged with a confirmation letter and receipt.

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Hotel Accommodation

The accommodation for the participants has been blocked in the following hotel. Participants are requested to kindly book their accommodation as early as possible and not later than 23 September, 2023 directly. After 23 September, 2023 the hotel will provide the rooms on availability at the prevailing best available rates. The booking will be on a “first-come-first-serve” basis. The tariffs are as under:

(inclusive of breakfast)
8 October Check-in and 11 October, 2023 Check-out

Taj M.G. Road 9700 10750

1. Kindly produce photo identification at the time of check-i for security purposes.
2. The above rates are subject to applicable taxes.
3. In case of any increase in the existing tax structure by the Govt. of Karnataka, the same will be charged accordingly.
4. Hotel will send you the cancellation policy with their reply
5. Kindly mention subject as “FIMI Conference” in all correspondence with the hotel
6. Foreigners have to pay in foreign currency at the prevalent rate of exchange.

Programme Outline

Conference Programme Outline

9 October, 2023 10 October, 2023
Monday Tuesday
1000-1100 Hrs. 
1000-1100 Hrs. 
Roadmap towards achieving targets of National Steel Policy –steel production and iron ore and coking coal requirement
Technological advancement for boosting production efficiency in the steel sector
1100-1130 Hrs : Tea/Coffee 1100-1130 Hrs : Tea/Coffee
1130-1330 Hrs.

Overview of Indian iron ore and steel sector -  status and future scenario
Policy framework- issues and challenges for iron and steel sector

1130-1330 Hrs.

SESSION-III to continue

1330-1430 Hrs : Lunch 1330-1430 Hrs : Lunch
1430-1600 Hrs.
Emergence of green technologies and sustainable practices in iron and steel sector- Innovation, practices and challenges
Aiming decarbonisation with India’s net zero targets and addressing climate change issues
1430-1530 Hrs.
1600-1630 Hrs : Tea/Coffee 1530-1600 Hrs. : Tea/Coffee
1630-1730 Hrs.
SESSION-II to continue
1930 Hrs. : Welcome Cocktails / Dinner  


Registration desk will open at 0900 Hrs. onwards on 9  and 10 October, 2023.