The MET 2018 and the co-located HTS 2018 successfully concluded on 29th September 2018 in Navi Mumbai, India. The three day event was a great success and witnessed the crème de la crème from Industry, Government and Academia. These events provided the complete and integrated platform offering business opportunities for the Exhibitors and for the industry experts to deliberate, exchange ideas on the new developments in Materia industry.
Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport and Shipping, Government of India, did the honours for inaugurating these events. Addressing the gathering Mr. Gadkari stated that he was delighted that events of this nature provide an ideal plan.
Government and Academia to come together and network. He further added that innovation and research is the key for progress of Nations. Among the other key speakers on this occasion were Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group; Mr. Shailendra Roy, Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Power, Heavy Engineering &Nuclear), L&T; Mr. Sunil Kulkarni, Vice President (Operations), Mahindra & Mahindra; Mr. Pradeep Goyal, Chairman, Organising Committee; Dr. Frederick E. Schmidt, Chairperson, ASM International; Mr. Prem Aurora, Secretary, MET & HTS and Dr. A.K. Tiwari, Jt. Secretary, MET & HTS.
The MET 2018 Exhibition brought forth the participation of the Railway Ministry, DRDO, ISRO, HAL and industry giants from the Manufacturers of the Defence, Transport and Energy namely JSW Group, Reliance Industries, Mahindra and Mahindra Group, Aditya Birla group, L&T, Suzlon and more.
The concurrent Conference on “Emerging Materials and Technologies” had high powered panel discussions and presentations on role of Materials in Railways, Aeronautical Materials, Advanced construction materials, photovoltaic cell development for solar Energy applications, Glass Nano systems, Materials for wear resistance in Auto, defence and Space etc. The sessions were well attended.
Other Concurrent Programmes
The Innovation Pavilion sponsored by MINEX, was a grand hit showcasing some interesting start-ups by young entrepreneurs and Models by students from IITs and other engineering colleges.
The Student Out Reach Programme encouraged the final year students in Metallurgical studies to find their passion by their participation in these events.
The Exhibition Award Ceremony was an exciting and much awaited activity. The awards to the winning Exhibitors were presented by Dr. Frederick E. Schmidt, Chairperson, ASM International and Mr. Pradeep Goyal, Chairman, Organising Committee MET & HTS.