About the Conference

The International Ferro Alloys Conference (IFAC), the flagship event of the Indian Ferroalloys Producers’ Association (IFAPA), is an annual conclave witnessing the congregation of the entire ferroalloys industry on one podium. The pivotal theme of IFAC 2024 to be held in 17th – 19th September 2024, is green industrial transition and the pressing need to decarbonise the steel and ferroalloys industries.

Building on the success of IFAC 2022 held in Goa from 5th to 7th September 2022, which saw over 450 delegates representing more than 270 organisations and 50+ international delegates from 18 countries, the upcoming edition of IFAC 2024 seeks to stimulate discussion on sustainable practices in ferroalloys production, spotlighting the role of low-carbon energy and strategies for reducing the industry’s GHG footprint.

IFAC 2024 will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions and technical sessions on the evolving dynamics of global steel and ferroalloys production, the emerging supply scenario of manganese and chrome ore mining globally, India’s efforts at attaining self-sufficiency in raw materials production and possible import-substitution strategies, domestic and global stainless steel demand and the projected surge in demand for alloys, the PLI scheme and its impact on production of specialty steels and ferroalloys, emerging export opportunities, burgeoning domestic power surcharges and their detrimental impact on the industry and, of course, technological interventions required to reduce the industry’s CO2 footprint.

IFAC 2024 seeks to spearhead innovation and sustainable growth, with particular emphasis on enhancing the global presence of the India through adoption of best-practices to drive the low-carbon transition of the domestic industry amid exponential increase in capacity expansion.

The Data Story

India’s crude steel production surged 13% y-o-y in FY’24 reaching 144 Mnt. This growth was fuelled primarily by a 25% y-o-y rise in steel production through the IF route, while the EAF-based mills witnessed production growth of 12% y-o-y, not to mention moderate growth recorded by the primary mills. Growth in steel output naturally boosted demand for manganese alloys much needed in final steel production for churning out grades that meet stringent quality specifications. Domestic capacity expansion in manganese alloys seems to be propelling demand for ore.

India’s manganese alloys exports remained nearly stable y-o-y to 1.76 mnt in FY24. A decrease in exports to Italy, Japan, UAE, and Turkey was balanced by an increase in exports to Egypt, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and Indonesia, maintaining the stability of India’s manganese alloys export volume in FY24.

India’s manganese ore consumption witnessed a significant increase of over 18% y-o-y in FY’24 reaching 8.85 mnt, driven by robust demand. India’s manganese ore output is expected to have risen by around 16% y-o-y to 3.4 mnt in FY’24
India’s manganese ore consumption witnessed a significant increase of over 18% y-o-y in FY’24 reaching 8.85 mnt, driven by robust demand. India’s manganese ore output is expected to have risen by around 16% y-o-y to 3.4 mnt in FY’24
In FY24, India’s ferro chrome production remained steady at 1.7 mnt, driven by an increase in demand to 0.8 mnt, correlating with a rise in stainless steel production to 3.7 mnt. This trend is expected to continue, supported by heightened demand in sectors such as railways, process industries, architecture, and construction, which is projected to push ferro chrome production to 1.8 mnt and stainless steel demand to 3.8 mnt in FY25.

About IFAPA

The Indian Ferro Alloys Producers Association (IFAPA) stands as a prominent organization dedicated to representing the interests of ferro alloys producers in India. Established in 1961 with the aim of promoting and safeguarding the collective interests of the ferro alloys industry, IFAPA plays a vital role in advocating for policies that foster the growth and sustainability of the sector.

Initially founded with five members and Sir A. Ramaswami Mudaliar as the Founder Chairman, IFAPA has since expanded its membership to include over 80 members, encompassing nearly all major ferro alloys producers both bulk and noble.

IFAPA serves as a platform for collaboration among industry stakeholders, facilitating the exchange of ideas, sharing of knowledge, and addressing common challenges faced by the industry in general and its members in particular.

Engaging with government bodies, regulatory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders, IFAPA actively works to influence policies, regulations, and standards affecting the ferro alloys industry. Through its initiatives, IFAPA aims to bolster the competitiveness of Indian ferro alloys producers, promote innovation, and ensure the industry’s contribution to economic development and industrial progress, in alignment with the vision of the Honourable Prime Minister of India for a continuous progress on achieving the vision for ‘Viksit Bharat.’

IFAPA is also an active member of prominent industry bodies such as CII, ASSOCHAM, and FICCI, participating actively in all related forums.

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Speakers

Mr. Paul Desportes

Sr VP Commercial (Mining & Metals Division), Eramet, France

Mr. Udayan Gutgutia

Executive Director, Team Ferro, India

Fees for the Conference

Delegate feeTypeStandard Fee (1st July)
IFAPA Member 70,000/-
Non Member
National70,000/-
Foreign$1,300
Spouse 35,000/-

GST Applicable – 18%

Sponsors National Foreign
Platinum ₹ 24,00,000 $36,000
Gold ₹ 18,00,000 $30,000
Silver ₹ 12,00,000 $24,000
Delegate Kit Sponsors ₹ 10,00,000
Tea and Coffee Sponsors ₹ 7,50,000
Gala Dinner ₹ 18,00,000
Welcome Dinner ₹ 12,00,000
Lunch ₹ 9,00,000

GST Applicable – 18%

Sponsorship Benefits Platinum Gold Silver
Complimentary Rooms 1
Complimentary Delegate Passes 5 3 2
Display of Company’s LOGO in the backdrop in the conference hall Y Y
Display of company’s logo on the screen in the conference hall during the break Y Y Y
Inclusion of 2 page brochure in the delegate kit bag Y Y
Advertisement in the souvenir (Full Page Colour) Y Y Y
Distinguishable colored delegate badges Y Y Y
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Souvenir Full Page Color 85,000 $1,700
Pamphlets in Kit Bag ₹ 1,25,000 $2,000
GST Applicable – 18%

Who should participate

The conference has a track-record of attracting a critical mass of senior decision-makers and ferroalloys buyers from producers, traders, steel mills and consumers.

All Ferro-alloys producers and traders

Manganese and chromium ore Miners and traders

Metallurgical equipment manufacturers

Service & logistics enterprises

International Institute of Ores and ferroalloys

Steel Manufacturer/Traders

Bankers/ Consultants/Analysts related to Ferrous Industries

End-users and suppliers of Ferro Alloys

About Venue

Since 1983, Taj Palace, New Delhi has reigned as the capital’s premier destination. Situated in the heart of historic Delhi, this iconic hotel has been a symbol of luxury and hospitality for nearly four decades. Spanning six acres of lush gardens, the 5-star establishment is renowned for its timeless elegance and exceptional service.

Boasting breathtaking views of the city’s greenery, Taj Palace offers a unique blend of Indian artistry, personalized care, and unparalleled luxury. Home to four acclaimed restaurants showcasing diverse cuisines, a chic bar, nine-hole putting greens, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, and a sprawling J Wellness Circle, it provides a sanctuary in the midst of urban life.

Hotel & Accommodation

Rooms Type Rooms Rates Per Night
Luxury Room SGL/DBL 18,500/- + Taxes
Taj Club Room SGL/DBL 25,000/- + Taxes
Taj Club Suite 45,000/- + Taxes
For Bookings : Mr. Tanay Bari | Sr. Co-ordinating officer – IFAPA | +91-9637105333

Supporting Associations

Glimpse of Previous Conference

Contact Our Team

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BigMint (SteelMint Events)
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