Business Sessions

With the industry at the cusp of technological innovations and advancements, plenary business sessions have been planned around the conference theme - Paradigm Shift Blueprint 2020. The renowned speakers, are practicing Foundrymen from the industry who will offer invaluable insights on various topics relevant to the foundry industry.



Dr M Manickam
Chairman &Managing Director
Shakti Auto Component    

Insight into the making of the State of Art Foundry in Europe

Mr. Craig Price
Global Head Purchasing
Dana Corporation

Revitalisation of North American Castings

Mr. Ravi Sehgal
Chairman &Managing Director
Coronation Industries and Chairman EEPC

Incentivisation for Export of Castings

Mr. Satyan Prabhu
President and Chief Executive Officer
Inductotherm Technologies

IOT for system integration in Induction Melting

Mr. Deepak Reddy                         
Managing Director

Cutting Edge Technology – The Key Driver to Competitiveness

Mr. Sriram Sivaram
Madras Engineering industries

Digital Transformation – Opportunities and Challenges

Mr. Ben C.P. Chen          
Chairman – NWS Group               

Global Competitiveness

Dr. Nithyanandan Devaraaj        
Chief Executive Officer
CRI Pumps

Skilling the Millions for Foundry Industry           

Mr. K. Suryaprakash                      
Executive Director (Foundry)
Brakes India      

Green Makes Business Sense


An interactive meet between Industry leaders from both Buyers' and sellers' side is planned. This will give an opportunity to understand each other with regard to Buyers' requirements & expectations and have an open discussion on the challenges currently faced by the sellers in meeting the requirements.



For the first time in the history of the IFC, two separate competitions viz. All India Cast Quiz and Kaizen competitions are being organised. This will inspire Foundrymen to actualise their potential and will also nurture creativity and originality among foundry professionals.

Each IIF region will conduct Kaizen and Cast Quiz competitions in their respective regions and nominate the teams to compete in the National finals. The Winning team and Runners up team will be judged by a distinguished expert jury.

Pattimandram, a Tamil word meaning "debate", would also be a first time feature in this IFC. Two teams shall debate on a given foundry topic. Each team shall speak either 'for' or 'against' the topic. After a lively debate, the moderator shall finally put forth his point of view before declaring the name of the winning team.


In line with our theme of Paradigm Shift, IFC 2020 aims to connect international companies to showcase their products and services to the developing market. This Technical symposium will provide wide opportunities to International and Indian enterprises to showcase their distinctive products and explore the current requirements of the Indian market.

Foundry equipment manufacturers and suppliers will make presentations, on topics related to digitalisation, automation and artificial intelligence.

28-02-2020 Development in Foundry Equipment

Clansman Dynamics - Post pouring, casting handling and fettling Solutions
Wesman Simpson Technologies (P) Ltd. - New Technology in Mulling
DISA India - Greater than the sum of its parts – the complete connected Foundrymen

29-02-2020 Development of foundry process materials
ASK Chemicals | Foseco India limited | MPM InfoTech

01-03-2020 Development in IOT & Artificial Intelligence
Refcoat Chemicals Pvt. Ltd

Business Summit 28-02-2020 to 01-03-2020
Snam Alloys Pvt. Ltd. - Low cost automation in Mg addition
TAA Abrasives – Shots manufacturing process and blasting process


Thursday 27th
February 2020

Day 1
Friday 28th
February 2020

Day 2
Saturday 29th
February 2020

Day 3
Sunday 1st
March 2020

Registration for MSME, Industry Visit Delegates & NC Members

8:00 AM Onwards




Industry Visit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM




MSME Conclave

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM




Past Presidents' Meet

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM




Steering Committee Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




National Council Meeting

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM




Workshop for Chapter & Region Office Bearers

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM




Industry Leaders Meet & Dinner

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM




Registration for IFC


9:00 AM Onwards



Inauguration of IFC and IFEX


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Keynote Address by
Dr M Manickam


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM



Special Address by
Mr Craig Price


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM



Business Session



10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Technical Symposium


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Business Summit


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

B2B ( with prior appointment )


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kaizen Competition


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM



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