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3rd Indian Metals Conference

19-20 November, 2008: Trident Hotel, Nariman Point Mumbai PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 19 November, 2008 08.00 09.00 Registration desk opens Opening remarks Mr Viresh Oberoi, Managing Director, mjunction services ltd Session I: Economic overview and a global metals overview Mr Raju Daswani, Managing Director, Metal Bulletin PLC, UK Will global slowdown impact metals usage? Dr Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, India How will base metals fare in a climate of economic uncertainty? Mr. Leon Westgate, Commodities Analyst, Standard Bank PLC, UK How will global economic factors affect exchange traded metal price? Dr. V. Shunmugam, Chief Economist, Multi Commodity Exchange of India, Global Economy Unrest Way forward for LME base metals (Al, Cu, Pb & Zn) Mr. Murali Krishna VP R&D, TransGraph Consulting. Topic to be decided Mr Satish Chandra Gupta, Chairman, Hindustan Copper Ltd, India invited 11.00 11.30 Refreshment break Session II: Alumina, bauxite and aluminium Session Chairman: Mr Ansuman Das, National Aluminium Company Ltd Overview of global Aluminium sector with special reference to India Mr Ashutosh Satsangi, Head Research, CRISIL, India Bauxite production: how much demand is needed to meet supply? Mr Chetan Shah, Managing Director, Ashapura Group of Companies, India invited BALCOs plans to boost the annual production of Aluminum to capitalize the upcoming demand. Mr Gunjan Gupta, CEO, BALCO, India

Innovative application of Aluminum in down stream industry the demand outlook from this upcoming sector Dr J N Mukhopadhyay, Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminum Research Development and Design Centre, India Flat rolled product demand in Asia and India Shanker Gopalkrishnan, President, Madras Consultancy Group, India 13.00 14.30 Lunch Session III: Copper How would HCL balance between exploration and import to meet the demand and supply gap for raw materials. Mr M Samajpati, Director Finance, Hindustan Copper Limited, India An overview of the global and Indian copper markets Senior executive, Calyon Crdit Agricole CIB, UK The upcoming demand for copper from the electrical & automotive sector Mr S C Bhargav, Executive Vice President & Head, Electrical & Automotive, L&T Ltd, India, invited With the growing demand for scrap the prices are shooting up. Is this trend sustainable and where will the prices go? With special focus on copper Mr Anish Mehta, Managing Director, Aadi Imports invited 15.45 16.00 16.30 Questions and answers Refreshment break Session IV: Precious metals Rare Earths So Far....... What Hails the Future ? Dr. S Asokan, EIC - Titania Project and Natural Resources, Tata Steel, India Gold mining updates Dr G M Patil, Dy G M Exploration, Hutti Gold Mine, India invited Mr Sandeep Lakhwara, Managing Director, Deccan Gold Mines Limited, India invited An overview of precious metals: the weakening dollar and its impact on gold prices Mr Ashish Majumdar, Chief General Manager, Precious Metal, MMTC Ltd, , India invited 17.30 18.00 18.30 Q & A Session End of day one Cocktail Dinner

Day II - 20 November, 2008 08.30 09.00 09.10 Registration desk opens Opening remarks Session V: Lead and Zinc

Coated sheets market in India and its future Mr. Santosh Antony, Head Marketing Coated Products Business, Tata Steel Ltd The growing demand for zinc - is India ready to meet the same in the long run Mr Jayant Kumar, Head Domestic Marketing, Hindustan Zinc Ltd invited Recycling Lead batteries: Problems, issues and solutions Exide Industries ltd Environmental issues related to secondary lead and zinc processing Dr Amitava Bandopadhyay, Advisor, National Metallurgical Laboratory, India 10.40 11.00 11.30 Q & A Session Refreshment break Session VI: Investment strategies in metals Overview of present global exchange scenario and metal industry Mr Rajnikant Patel, Former MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange Can gold offer a safe harbour investment? Mr R Ramaseshan, Managing Director & CEO, National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange, India Hedging on Commodity Exchanges Mr Jayant Manglik,Head -Commodity Business, Religare Commodities Ltd, India Investment and Hedging in Base Metals in a Bear Market Mr Vikram Dhawan, Vice President, Reliance Capital Ltd, India 13.00 13.10 14.00 Questions and answers Lunch Session VII: Base metals Risk Management Structured Trade Commodity Finance - Impact of the global crisis. Pepi Bedi, AGM, Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited, UK Topic to be decided Mr Chittaranjan Rege, Vice President, MCX, India How will investors approach commodity markets in the future? And what does this mean for physical commodity consumers and producers? Michael Jansen, JPMorgan Securities Ltd, UK Trading in Metals Richard Toller, Sempra Metals, UK Setting up an future trading outfit Mr C Ramgopal, General Manager Non-ferrous, MMTC, India Limited invited

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Questions and answers Refreshment break & end of conference Note: This programme is provisional only and both timings and content may be subject to change