Mining & Metals Forum 2010

A forum for engagement among high-profile government and industry leaders from Canada and India, to exchange sector specific intelligence and develop strategies for cooperation in the Mining/ Metals sector.

Canada is the world’s largest repository of end-to-end domain knowledge and expertise within the mining and metals sector, covering the full range of resource related activities from prospecting and exploration to mining operations, commodities and market development and world class legal, M&A and financing capabilities.

Canadian mining history is rich with examples of explorers starting as prospectors and becoming mining magnates controlling and running global mining companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the leading market for mining and natural resource stocks with more than 60% of world’s public mining companies listed. India is one of the world’s strongest economies with a rapidly burgeoning demand for natural resources and commodities, an emerging industrial base and technology driven and knowledge based
economy. Canada and India are natural partners within the mining sector.

Canada India Mining and Metals Forum, will provide the framework for the development of enabling strategies and policies by stakeholders from both countries in the mining sector.

Focus sessions on:

• Ferrous (Iron and Steel)
• Non-ferrous, light metals
• Coal, including Coking Coal
• Diamond, Gold (including jewellery)
• Metals Trading
• Sustainable Development, Recycling
• Mergers and Acquisitions, Finance, Legal
• Governance, Public Policy
• Closing panel discussion – Going Forward strategies

Prominent Government & Private Sector Speakers:

• Hon. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Former President of India) – Confirmed
• Hon. Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade,Govt. of Ontario
• Hon. Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Govt. of Ontario
• Mr. S. Vijay Kumar, Special Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India
• Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans, President, PDAC – Confirmed
• Other Senior Government Leaders
• Senior executives from private sector
• Industry expert analysts

Conference Organizing Committee:


• Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Process Research ORTECH Inc.
• Mr. Manoj Pundit, Partner/Lawyer,
• Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Committee Members:

• Mr. Sachin Mahajan, Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, Canaccord Genuity
• Mr. Pankaj Dave, President, Manas International Inc.
• Mr. Kalyan Sundaram, Executive Director, Canada India Foundation

Forum Speakers
  • Chief Glenn Nolan, Vice-President, PDAC
  • Sandeep Nayak – Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, India
  • A.K. Pandey – Executive Director, SAIL, India
  • Shakeel Ahmed – Chairman/MD, Hindustan CopperA.K. Srivastava – Chairman/MD, NALCO
  • Rana Som – Chairman/MD, NMDC
  • Claude Cruz – Vice-President/GM, Worley Parsons, Canada
  • Don Bubar – President and CEO, Avalon Rare Metals, Canada
  • Michael Dehn – President and CEO, Argex Mining, Canada
  • M.L. Gupta – GM. Coal India
  • R.K. Sharma – Secretary General, Federation of Indian Mining Industries
  • Doug Chambers – Partner, SENES, Canada
  • K.K. Duggal – Regional Director, Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council, India
  • B.R.V. Susheel Kumar – Director, Dept. of Mines and Geology, Andhra Pradesh
  • Ungad Chaddha – Vice-President, Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Manish Makharia – Executive Direcor, Kotak Mahindra, India
  • Valerie Chort – Partner, Deloitte
  • Lakshmi Raghupathy – Secretary General, Electronics Recycling Association, India
  • Ginny Flood – NRCAN, Canada
  • Paul Stothart – Vice-President, Economic Affairs, Mining Association of Canada
  • S.K. Arora – Assistant Deputy Minister, Canada
  • Jon Baird – CAMESE, Canada
  • R. Sridhar – President, Process Research ORTECH, Canada
  • Ananth Seshan – Chairman, Fifth Generation, India
  • Manoj Pundit – Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, Canada
  • Sachin Mahajan – Director, Canaccord Genuity, Canada