13th NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials
More than 900 delegates attended the 13th NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, which was held in New Delhi, India, between 19-22 November 2013. The conference was accompanied by a technical exhibition in which 79 equipment manufacturers participated, showcasing their latest products and technological developments.
In his inaugural address the India’s Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Dr EM Sudarsana Natchiappan recalled that the pro-industry reforms introduced in early 1980s by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, have been further strengthened and taken forward by successive governments. “As a result of these pro-active policies of government, today we have an extremely conducive industrial environment in India for foreign investments. The vision of the government is to set up large numbers of clusters of similar industries along important industrial corridors to ensure uniform development across the country. Partnerships between the industry with research organisations and joint patenting of innovations can provide further impetus to transfer of technology from laboratory to industry,” according to the minister.