Bhubaneswar: The mega aluminium conference – International Conference on Aluminium (INCAL 2019) was kick started on Thursday.
The 3-day conference is being held in Bhubaneswar for the first time, under the aegis of Ministry of Mines and organized by Aluminium Association of India (AAI).
Billed as one of the biggest event in the aluminium calendar in Asia, INCAL 2019 will showcase the latest technologies and advancements in the sector.
Union Mines secretary Anil Mukim praised the Indian aluminium industry for showcasing India’s strength in front of a global audience.
He urged the stakeholders to work towards increasing the domestic consumption of aluminium in a sustainable manner and make Aluminium as the metal of choice for the future.
He stressed on value addition in the aluminium industry and encouraging the downstream industries in the country. He also urged the industries to address the social and environmental issues and ensure sustainability.
More than 850 delegates, including 150 foreign delegates from 20 countries are participating in the mega Global Summit.
Aluminium producers, technologists, equipment suppliers, raw material suppliers are participating for developing a roadmap for sustainable aluminium industry vis-à-vis other metals and contributing for green development.
Tapan Kumar Chand, chairman, Aluminium Association of India (AAI) said, “INCAL
2019 has a three-pronged strategy to send across a strong message to the
stakeholders in the metal and aluminium industry. At the international level,
we are aiming to project aluminium as the futuristic metal, at the national
level, we are committed to take steps to increase domestic consumption as there
is tremendous scope and at the state level, project mineral-rich Odisha as the aluminium
capital of India.”