Press Release

AAI to host Indo-Italian Metal Hub seminar in state capital


Bhubaneswar, 19/01/2018: A high level delegation from Italy, including the Consul General of Italy, President of Italian Aluminium Association, senior Government Officials, CEOs and Senior Executives of different organizations are all set to be part of the Indo- Italian Metal Hub seminar, scheduled to be held at Bhubaneswar on 20 th Jan 2018. The Seminar will be inaugurated by Shri Niranjan Pujari, Hon’ble Minister, Industries, Housing & Urban Development Govt. of Odisha. Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO and President, Aluminium Association of India (AAI) shall be presiding over this Seminar, in which Shri Sanjeev Chopra, Addl. Chief Secretary-cum- Principal Secretary shall be the Chief Speaker.

Aluminium Association of India (AAI) is playing host to this important 3-day visit by the delegation from Italy who will be looking at the prospect of investing in the Angul Aluminium Park and collaborating for strategic tie-ups with their Indian counterparts. The seminar was preceded by a site visit to proposed Angul Aluminium Park on 19th Jan 2018.

The Seminar will pave way for discussion amongst important players, businesses, State Government and Government agencies and associations of Indian and Italian industry in the engineering, metals and transportation sectors covering Smart metals, Finance: Industrial Challenges, Industrial Park, Global Scenario and East-West Future Prospects, Automotive, Food and Pharma Packaging and future prospects. The Indo-Italian Metal HUB tour is a programme aimed at decision makers in the industrial sector in India, Italy and Europe.

The Indo-Italian Metal HUB has the endorsement and the cooperation of several institutions, associations and independent bodies including, The Italian Consulate in Kolkata, Indo- Italian Chamber of Commerce, District for Rail Technologies (DITECFER), High Speed, Safety and Security Amafond, Federation of European Consumers of Aluminium in cooperation with the Odisha Government, Indian Embassy in Rome, Aluminium Association of India, FICCI, FOSMI, (Federation Of Small & Medium Industries India), CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), UCCI, Sinfonet, and METEF, among others.

The Italian delegation will be represented by HE Damiano Francovigh, Italian Consul General in India, Mr Maurizio Sala, President, Amafond, Ms. Francesca Bruni, President, Art Valley, among other dignitaries.

Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO and President, Aluminium Association of India has told that the Angul Aluminium Park, promoted by NALCO and IDCO has attracted global technology suppliers and project proponents and he is hopeful that the Alumnium Park will emerge at par with global standards.