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Essar Steel Knowledge Forum meet held in Chennai

August 27,2012
Essar Steel India Ltd. organised Chennai's first Knowledge Forum on 27 August, 2012. The event focused on "Recent trends in plate usage – Technology, Applications and Future Development", saw participation from plate users in construction, general engineering, Boilers and pressure vessels and Yellow goods segments.

A wide range of topics like trends in plate products, customized products, fabrication practices, business models for procurement, future market requirements etc were explored during the discussion. Some of the major plate users who attended the event included BHEL, Caterpillar, Larsen & Toubro, BGR Energy, Department of Atomic Energy (Bhavini), Volvo, Wheels India etc.

Presentations from senior Essar steel executives like Dr M Venkatraman- Sr VP & Head-Product Development, Ravi Singh- Head-Marketing, and Ranjan Dhar – Head, National Sales gave plate users a feel of Essar Steel's initiatives in the plate segment.

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Leading industry experts and plate users presented on topics such as -
  Evolution of Steel building/structure - past, present, future, by Mr. P.V. Mohan, Director-Purchase, Kirby Building systems
  Wind Power – Perspective, by Mr. Udaya Kumar Krishnan, General Manager & Head, Gamesa Wind turbines Pvt. Ltd

Major Highlights:
  Approximately 85 plates users from more than 30 companies attended this Knowledge Forum, including industry experts, procurements heads, and engineering heads covering different segments.
  The forum served as a platform to discuss the latest trends in construction, yellow goods and general engineering segments, procurement models and import substitute products.
  Insights in the construction segment, its business models, product usage, delivery models, etc were used to explore win-win strategies to both supplier and buyer.
  Techno commercial discussions on import substitute products for Yellow goods, ATM applications, Boilers & pressure vessels with different steel users gave perspective to designing new products that could contribute to better revenues.
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