Around 150 Indian and International experts, opinion leaders, the makers of zinc, galvanizers, first and end users of galvanized products, including top industry executives from Railways, highway authorities, architects and design consultants would come together at the meet to deliberate on the issue of corrosion and discuss the issue of corrosion and discuss how to build sustainable infrastructure for the country.
India is self-sufficient in both steel capacity, being the fourth largest producer in the world, as well as zinc capacity being the third largest producer, globally.
However, in spite of adequate resources, there is huge untapped potential in India, as evident in the low per capita domestic consumption of steel at 57 kg against a world average of 215 kg, and low per capita consumption of zinc at 0.5 kg against a world average of 1.9 kg.
However, India loses around 4-5 per cent of GDP annually on account of corrosion losses. Galvanizing is thus not only important for the long life of public structures, but also for the safety and security of the public using these structures daily.
The country is going through the phase of urbanization and in the upcoming Infrastructure boom, in which galvanization plays a key role.
The conference will be attended by minister for steel, mines, labour and employment Narendra Singh Tomar as Chief Guest, and minister of state for steel, mines, labour and employment, Vishnu Deo Sai as Guest of Honour.
Other participants would include Tom Albanese, CEO of Vedanta Resources Plc., with key note address by International Zinc Association executive director, Stephen Wilkinson.
Renowned analyst Andrew Thomas from Wood Mackenzie will provide industry outlook. Officials from Railways, CPWD, NHAI would highlight the potential for galvanizing, followed by sessions from architects, galvanizers and industry opinion leaders on galvanizing in public and private infrastructure.
Article Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/steel/delhi-to-host-international-galvanizing-conference-on-july-10-11/articleshow/38071440.cms
Publication Date: 09 July 2014