FIRST Construction Council to Discuss Decarbonisation with Cement Leaders in Hyderabad on 24th February

Business Wire India

FIRST Construction Council to present awards to Ultratech, JK Cement, Dalmia Bharat, JSW Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement etc, for Man of the Year and Fastest Growing Cement Companies at Indian Cement Review Conference & Awards.
With the gigantic Rs 10 trillion thrust given on infrastructure by the Government, ample of opportunities have opened up to boost the Indian cement sector. The cement industry is already on an expansion spree and it is estimated that the industry will add 80 to 100 million tonnes in the next few years. To curate an ideal ecosystem for this growing demand, India’s largest and only cement magazine, the 37-year-old Indian Cement Review magazine is scheduled to host the 13th Cement EXPO on 24th February at Hotel Sheraton, Hyderabad.
The co-located 8th Indian Cement Review Conference will address the cement industry’s ambitions to deliver sustainable, low-carbon cement, in line with the 2030 carbon reduction targets, and will navigate the major economic forces impacting the current businesses. With the theme ‘C.A.S.E for Sustainability and Decarbonisation’ (Cost-Efficiency, Automation, Skilling, Energy-Efficiency), the 8th edition of conference will include detailed presentations, panel discussions, and technology showcase, thus, providing a platform to understand the latest trends and technologies coming into the sector.
This one-day event will be followed by the 6th Indian Cement Review Awards, with the deserving fastest-growing cement companies and industry stalwarts being duly awarded for their immense contribution in the cement sector.
Suresh Chukkapalli, Honorary Consul General, Consulate, Republic of Korea, Hyderabad will grace the occasion with his bureaucratic overview on Indian infrastructure. Sasi M Kumar, Business Development Manager – Cement, ExxonMobil will share the newness brought in by ExxonMobil in the construction and infrastructure domain.
The conference brings together the sustainability leaders from Cement Industry to highlight the vision and mission of Indian cement industry towards embracing sustainable steps. In this regard, Dr. Sriharsha Reddy, Director, IMT Hyderabad will touch upon the important aspect of green financing opportunities in India.
The high profile panel discussion on current technology & decarbonisation will be deliberated by Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, PwC; Dr. Bibekanand Mohapatra, Director General, NCCBM; Manoj Rustgi, EVP & Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer, JSW Cement; KN Rao, My Home Industries; Manoj Vyas, Lead – AFR Sourcing & Business Development, VICAT; Shantanu Sharma, Brand Manager, ExxonMobil; and few more.
Saurabh Palsania, Executive Director, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) will address on the highly significant carbon capture technology and how it can revolutionise the cement industry. Jayesh Patil, Asst. Manager – Flow Aids, Martin Engineering will throw light on the innovate products and services that are set to revolutionise the cement and its allied industries.
The high-octane Cement Leaders’ Roundtable on the theme ‘Demystifying Digitalization and Maximizing the Value Chain Impact’ will be chaired by Vivek Bhatia, MD, Thyssenkrupp Industries India. This intellectual panel consists of some of the renowned names from the industry which include Madhav Vemuri, Industry Digital Transformation Entrepreneur; Ashok Dembla, President & MD, Humboldt Wedag; Ganesh Jirkuntwar, ED & Head Manufacturing, Dalmia Cement; Subhasis Chattopadhyay, Head – Projects, Birla Corporation; Karthick Raja, Chief Information Officer, Orient Cement; and Vishal Bhargav, IBM.
Dr. Bibekanand Mohapatra will speak in detail on the factors that will move the industry towards circular economy and sustainability. Another panel discussion focussing on cement logistics will be deliberated on innovative supply chain strategies in the cement industry involving Praveen Garg, Sr. VP – Logistics & Energy Sourcing, VICAT; and Vaibhav Agarwal, Research Analyst, Philip Capital amongst others.
The event will be followed by the much-anticipated 6th Indian Cement Review Awards 2023 recognising the immense contributions by various brands and influencers under the following categories:
  • Fastest Growing Companies – Small Category
  • Fastest Growing Companies – Medium Category
  • Fastest Growing Companies – Large Category
  • Man of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
The jury for this year’s results included:
  • Ashok Kumar Dembla, President & Managing Director, Humboldt Wedag
  • India Private Limited
  • Ashwani Pahuja, Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Dalmia Cement &
  • Former DG, NCB
  • Dheepan Ramalingam, Managing Director, Ringfeeder Power Transmission
  • I Pvt Ltd
  • Dr B N Mohapatra, DG, NCB
  • Ganesh Jirkuntwar, Head Manufacturing, Dalmia Cement
  • Gaurav Gautam, Chief Sales, Beumer Group 
  • Prasanna, Business Leader South Asia – Materials & Minerals, Thermo
  • Fisher 
  • Rajeev Toshniwal, Managing Director, Toshniwal Industries Pvt Ltd 
  • Rajesh Kapur, Managing Director, Alpha Engineering & Services
  • Rajesh Pathak, Managing Director, Schenck Process India Private Limited
  • Rajnish Kapur, Chief Operating Officer, J.K Cement Ltd. 
  • Shailesh Kumar, Director, Allan Smith Engineering Pvt Ltd 
  • Vivek Bhatia, Chairman | Managing Director | CEO Thyssenkrupp Industries
The excitement levels for this event are soaring high amongst the industry. Sharing his enthusiasm on the occasion, Vipin Rana, CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants India stated, “We are looking forward to attending the 13th India Cement Expo, where the cement industry’s commitment to sustainability and decarbonisation will take center-stage. The ‘C.A.S.E for Sustainability and Decarbonisation’ theme of the conference promises to provide valuable insights for industry stakeholders, traders, suppliers, and decision-makers, empowering them to make informed choices for their businesses. At MobilTM we are advancing value by increasing customers’ mobility, productivity, and sustainability ambitions.
Today, as the world becomes more conscious of being sustainable while tapping into the most useful resources, customers are increasingly looking for sustainable solutions to make real progress. Here, as an industry leader, MobilTM is delivering products and solutions for equipment and machinery used by cement manufacturers, enabling them to advance productivity while reducing waste and improving energy efficiency, helping achieve more with less. At the 13th India Cement Expo, we are eager to participate and meet our customers, gain valuable insights, and stay up to date with the latest industry trends.”
Top 7 reasons to attend this iconic event:
  • Know the innovative products in cement and allied sectors displayed at the expo
  • Meet and network with the top-notch brands from the Indian construction sector
  • Get updated with the latest trends & technologies coming in
  • Learn from the industry stalwarts during the technical forums
  • Understand the policy developments and the much-needed revisions that need to be deployed by the concerned stakeholders
  • Update with the best practices carried out in the sector
  • Business breakthroughs and knowledge exchange on the offer
This is certainly a not-to-be-missed event if one caters to the construction domain in general, and cement sector in particular. This is the ideal event for cement industry stakeholders, traders, suppliers, suppliers of logistics equipment, chartering, shipping managers, dry bulk vessel owners, operators, purchasing teams, decision-makers and others.

For more information about the event, and to register, click HERE.