Innovation Exchange Forum

Unlocking Insights at Innovation Exchange Forum

Dive into the heart of innovation and expertise at the Innovation Exchange Forum, running concurrently with the 18th edition of Indian Ceramics Asia to be held between March 6-8, 2024 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The unique conference is set to be a beacon for industry professionals, researchers and enthusiasts seeking to stay at the forefront of the ceramics landscape.

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Day 1 : 15th Feb 2023

10.00 – 13.00 hrs Inauguration Ceremony
13.00 – 14.00 hrs Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00 hrs Panel Discussion 1 – Energy Efficient Techniques in Ceramic Industries

Session Moderator:

Dr. L K Sharma,

Immediate Past President – Incers

President – India Chapter of the American Ceramic Society

CEO – Mahamana Ceramic Development Organization

Panelist:

1. Mr H L Rai – Managing Director, Zircar Refractories Ltd

2. Mr Neelavarnam M – Director, Amerys Special Refractory

3. Mr D.K Singh – Managing Director, Refractories Dynamics

4. Mr G C K Naik – Director, Inducto Metallurgy Company

5. Mr. K C Singh – Former Principal Technical Officer, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Khurja

15.00 – 16.00 hrs Panel Discussion 2 – Advance Ceramic Industries in India

Session Moderator:

Dr. L K Sharma,

Immediate Past President – Incers

President – India Chapter of the American Ceramic Society

CEO – Mahamana Ceramic Development Organization

Panelist:

1. Dr. Parag Bhargava – Professor, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, Powai

2. Mr S.N Laha – Managing Director, Natasha Consultancy Services

3. Mr. Dev Bhise – Technical Director, Bhise Ceramics Pvt Ltd

4. Mr. Suman Kumar Bal Joint President and CSMO, Hindalco Speciality Alumina Chemicals

16.00 – 17.00 hrs Panel Discussion 3 – Ceramic Wall & Floor Tile Industries & Growth in India

Session Moderator:

Dr. L K Sharma,

Immediate Past President – Incers

President – India Chapter of the American Ceramic Society

CEO – Mahamana Ceramic Development Organization

Panelist:

1. Mr. Rahul Sharma – Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Somany Ceramics Limited

2. Mr. Thirumurugan V – Director, Glorex Mines & Minerals Pvt Ltd

3. Dr. Sanjeev Bhasin – Group Head – Research & Development, Ashapura Group of Industries

4. Dr. Chandresh Agarwal – Managing Director, CERAFRIK

5. Mr Alakesh Mahata – Operation Head, Maple Ceremica Pvt Ltd.

6. Mr. V M Suresh – General Manager – Technical Sales & Marketing, CChakra Ceramic Inks

7. Mr. Francesco Cutelle – ACIMAC Promotional Department Project Manager

 

Day 2 : 16th Feb 2023

10.30 – 11.30 hrs Panel Discussion 1 – “Improving ceramics processing – Innovation in sintering, and the struggle for perfect planarity”.
Company: Expert Lab Service
11.30 – 12.30 hrs Presentation Topic: New Developed Plant and Equipment for Sanitaryware Industry

Company: Neptune Industries Limited

Speakers:

1. Mr Chandresh Parmar, General Manager Sales

2. Mr Hardik Thaker, Deputy General Manager

12.30 – 13.30 hrs Panel Discussion 2 – Alternative Fuels for Ceramic Industries

Session Moderator:

Dr. L K Sharma,

Immediate Past President – Incers

President – India Chapter of the American Ceramic Society

CEO – Mahamana Ceramic Development Organization

Panelist:

1. Dr Preetam Singh – Associate Professor, Department of Ceramic Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

2. Mr. Shital Doshi – Regional Manager Sales, Waaree Energies Ltd.

3. Mr. Somesh Jha – Director, Sharktooth Pvt Ltd

14.00 – 17.30 hrs Topic: Developing Roadmap for Environmentally Sustainable Brick Industry of India – a unique initiative by “iBaRT Expo 2023”

Session Moderator:

Mr. Anand Damle
(Managing Director, De Boer Damle (India) Pvt. Ltd. and CEO, Damle Clay Structurals, Pune).

Schedule:

14.00 to 15.15 hrs – Keynote Address & Presentation by Mr. Anand Damle

15.15 to 16.15 hrs – Presentations by invited experts / dignitaries

16.15 to 17.15 hrs – Panel discussion on likely roadmap (including Q & A Session)

17.15 to 17.30 hrs – Concluding Remarks