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World Cement Association Founder Director to be star speaker at Indian Cement Review Conference 2023 at 14th Cement EXPO, Delhi

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Founder Director, World Cement Association, at Indian Cement Review 2023.

  • The 3-in-1 event – comprising Indian Cement Review (ICR) Conference, Awards and Cement EXPO 2023 scheduled on 14-15th December 2023 at Manekshaw Centre in Delhi – is expected to attract cement industry captains, plant heads, over 100 exhibitors and more than 5,000 quality visitors.
  • Participants of the event can gain immensely from the wisdom and global vision of Ali Emir Adiguzel, who was former Global CEO of Heidelberg Cement Group and has a remarkable global experience of over 30 years in international business and visionary leadership.

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Ali Emir Adiguzel, Founder & Director of World Cement Association (WCA), will be the keyword speaker at Indian Cement Review (ICR) Conference 2023, which will be held from December 14-15, 2023, at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi. The event – comprising Cement EXPO 2023, ICR Conference & Awards – is organised by FIRST Construction Council (an infrastructure think tank) and Indian Cement Review (ICR), India’s leading cement publication that has been serving the industry for the last 38 years.

Welcoming Ali Emir Adiguzel, Pratap Padode, Founder & President, FIRST Construction Council, said, “We are happy and proud to have Mr Ali Emir Adiguzel, a visionary leader in the global cement industry, as the keynote speaker at the 9th Indian Cement Review Conference, which will address the cement industry’s ambitions to deliver sustainable, low-carbon cement. His presence at the event, which will be held concurrently with 14th Cement EXPO 2023, will be of immense value to the Indian cement industry, as companies gear up for expansion to meet the growing demand and prepare themselves for the future.”

The Chairman of ACG Consultancy Group, the founder and director of the World Cement Association, Adiguzel is former Global CEO, Heidelberg Cement Group from 2007-2020: where he played a pivotal role in the group’s international expansion and strategic development.

He has led mid to large-sized industrial organisations in the heavy building construction materials sector, such as cement and concrete, with special expertise in international trade, sales and procurement of raw materials. Emir Adiguzel’s expansive professional network spans across 61 countries, offering international business development opportunities through trade deals and successful overseas mergers and acquisitions.

The event is seeing the participation of cement companies like Ultratech, JSW Cement, Dalmia Bharat, Star Cement, JK Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement, Shree Cement, Wonder Cement, Birla Corporation, My Home Industries, Shree Digvijay Cement, Sagar Cement among others. The 3-in-in event is supported by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India (GoI). With over 100 exhibitors, Cement EXPO (along with ICR Conference & Awards) is expected to attract more than 5,000 quality visitors.

The 9th Indian Cement Review Conference and Cement EXPO 2023, with the theme of “Driving Sustainability Through Technology”, will bring together the cement manufacturers, technology/equipment providers and other key stakeholders (like policy makers, building & construction companies, project vendors, etc) under one roof to explore the possibility of the carbon-neutral growth path for the industry. Taking the sustainability agenda forward for the Indian cement industry, Indian Cement Review Conference and Cement EXPO 2023 will discuss how companies can take steps towards decarbonisation across business value chain – from procurement to manufacturing to distribution & logistics.  

Sponsors include ATS Conveyors, ABB, Murugappa Group, TIDC, IKN Engineering among others. Exhibitors showcasing their latest technologies include: Rockwell Automation, Bosch Rexroth, Danfoss Drive, Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation, Elann Drive & Automation Pvt Ltd, Shanthi Gears, Diamond Group, Kanodia Cement Limited, Verder Scientific Pvt Ltd, Ringfeder Power, Singhania Systems, Elektromag Devices Pvt Ltd, Pentol Germany and several others.

For more information on Cement EXPO 2023, you can reach out to Mr Sujoy Gomes (on Mob: 86577 95881; and email: Sujoy.G@asappinfoglobal.com).

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Adani Group eyes Jaiprakash Associates’ Shahabad cement plant

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Adani group has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring a cement plant from Jaiprakash Associates, located in Karnataka with a capacity of 1.2Mt per year. The plant is reportedly in the middle of an as yet incomplete deal between Jaiprakash Associates’ and Dalmia Bharath for a value of US$671mn for a transfer of the former’s cement and power plants.
It has also been reported that Adani Group is in talks with several companies over possible acquisitions as a means to double its cement producing capacity to 140mt per year by the end of 2028.

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Dalmia Bharat records a hike in cement sales

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Dalmia Bharat recorded a rise of 9.6 per cent in its sales y-o-yfrom 12Mt in the first half of financial year 2023 to 13.2Mt in the first half of financial year 2024. This rise has led to an increase in earnings from US$116m to US$144m during the same period. The company started commercial production from their new 5,00,000t/yr capacity clinker plant in Ariyalur and 2mt/yr Sattur grinding plant, both located in Tamil Nadu, raising the company’s clinker capacity to 22.2Mt/yr. This increase in capacity was attributed largely to the company’s foresight in estimating high growth in construction material demand in the country due to a boom in infrastructure development. The company has also managed to reduce their carbon footprint to 456kg/t of cement, lowest recording globally in the cement industry.

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Total cost of decarbonising Indian cement and steel industry estimated at USD 627 bn

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The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), funded by power provider BP recently reported that it will require a Capital expenditure investment of USD627Bn to decarbonise the Indian cement and steel sector, to reach net zero CO2 emissions. According to the report, the Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) and other similar efficiency enhancing upgrades to cement plants can help reduce the industry’s emissions down by 32 per cent immediately.

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