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New Delhi, 7th February 2023: Vedanta Aluminium, India's largest producer of aluminium, will be hosting the first edition of the International Aluminium Conference (IAC 2023) in association with the Aluminium Association of India (AAI) on February 9th and 10th, 2023. The conference, themed on "Making India the Aluminium Capital of the World", will be held at Vedanta's operations in Jharsuguda, Odisha.
IAC 2023 aims to bring together the global aluminium industry and its stakeholders, including customers, end consumers, suppliers of technology, services and raw materials to the aluminium industry, and other players across the value chain. The conference provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices, showcasing new innovations and developments in the field of aluminium, promoting sustainability in the industry, and fostering a circular economy.
The conference will feature technical presentations from a variety of participants, including primary metal producers, equipment suppliers, product development teams, academic institutions, research centers, and prominent international experts. IAC 2023 will see industry leaders come together to deliberate the road ahead for the global aluminium industry at the following panel sessions:
Opportunities in Indian Aluminium Industry to attract global investments in manufacturing
Aluminium alloys and their emerging applications in sunrise sectors
Decarbonising the Aluminium industry and the potential of Green Aluminium
New product development and emerging applications of Aluminium
Promoting sustainability in the Aluminium industry
Mr. Rahul Sharma, President – Aluminium Association of India and CEO of Vedanta Limited – Aluminium, Power and Port Businesses, said, "We believe in the limitless potential of the aluminium industry and are proud to host the first edition of the International Aluminium Conference to spark ideas for an aluminium revolution in India. IAC 2023 represents a unique opportunity for the industry to come together and drive progress towards a more sustainable future. We look forward to welcoming leaders from across the world to Jharsuguda and to be a part of shaping the future of the Indian Aluminium Industry."
Alongside IAC 2023, there will be a 2-day international exhibition, featuring industry leaders, new-age start-ups and global suppliers from across the Aluminium industry value chain, displaying their manufacturing prowess. Queries can be mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) was founded in 1981 to cater to the needs of the Indian Aluminium Industry and represents the entire spectrum of Indian Aluminium Industry – from primary producers and downstream manufacturers to end users and R&D organisations. AAI is on a mission to promote utilization and growth of aluminium and its applications across industry sectors by creating a common forum for the Aluminium Industry and its constituents to formulate common policies and strategies.
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India's largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India's aluminium i.e., 2.27 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 2nd in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2022 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the 'Metal of the Future' for a greener tomorrow.
About Vedanta Limited:
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world's leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company's flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta's social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies have been featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, Golden Peacock Award for excellence in Corporate Governance 2022 and certified as a Great Place to Work 2022. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
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