MET+HTS 18 Gallery


Shri Sajjan Jindal inaugurating the exhibition
Welcome address by Chair Organizing committee - Shri Pradeep Goyal
Prof. A.S. Khanna, Convener MET conference committee introducing the Key Note speaker Dr. Srikumar Banerjee
Shri Pradeep Goyal [Chairman - Org.Committee] with Shri Prem Aurora [Secretary],Dr.A.K.Tiwari [Chair - Exhibition Committee] and Shri Jayesh Mukadam [Treasurer] escorting the Chief Guest - Shri Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Road Transport and Highways) to the conference venue.
Chief Guest Shri Nitin Gadkari lighting the traditional lamp
Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, Chancellor Homi Bhabha National Institute, presenting the Key Note Speech at MET + HTS 2018 conference
Dignitaries at inaugural session (L-R):Mr.Pradeep Goyal, Shri Sajjan Jindal [Chairman, JSW Group], Shri Nitin Gadkari [Minister-Road transport, Highways & Shipping], Shri Shailendra Roy [Director & Sr.VP, L&T Group], Dr.Fred Schmidt [President-ASM International], Shri S.V. Kulkarni [VP, M&M Ltd.], Dr.A.K.Tiwari [Chair-Exhibition Committee] after releasing the Expo directory.
Guest of Honour Shri Shailendra Roy, Director & Sr. VP, L&T Group presenting at the inaugural session
Guest of Honour Shri Sajjan Jindal presenting at the inaugural session
Chief Guest Shri Nitin Gadkari unveiling the MET+HTS 2018 Inaugural Board
Chief Guest Shri Nitin Gadkari presenting his views about importance of materials and the important role being played by ASM for its promotion
Mr. Prem Kumar Aurora presenting Vote of thanks at the inaugural function
Dr. P.V. Venkitakrishnan, Director CBPO, ISRO, Chair 1st Plenary session presenting the summary of talks in the session
Plenary speaker, Dr. Frederick Schmidt, President ASM International
Plenary speaker, Dr. Kamachi Mudali, Chairman & CEO, Heavy Water Board
Plenary speaker, Dr. Satyam Sahay, John Deere Fellow


Dr. Veronique Vitry, University of Mons, Belgium, presenting her talk
Mr. Sandeep Rege, session chair of HTS session on equipment / processes starting the session
Presentation by Mr. Raghunath of Fluidtherm Technology
Appreciation memento being presented to Ms. Vitry by Dr. Fred Schmidt
Speakers of the 1st HTS session Mr. Ulrich Dittrich of ALD Vacuum Technology and Mr. Damian Bratcher of Super Systems Inc.
Section of the crowd in the HTS 1st session
Mr. Sabnis, Co-convener MET conference, introducing the MET 2nd session chair
Mr. Thorsten Beitz, Team leader, R&D, Petrofer Chemie, GMBH, presenting talk in HTS


Mr. R.K. Gajaria, session chair of ‘Emerging trend’ in HTS conference presenting summary of the session talk
Mr. Prasad Sonak, of M/s GEFRAN presenting his talk on Industry 4.0
Mr. Rajesh Shah, Chapter Secretary, presenting memento to Mr. Mukund Pant
Prof. Baba Pai, session chair ‘Emerging trends in Metallic materials’ initiating the session
Ms. Jaswanti Gotmare of Emerson Innovation Centre presenting her talk in the HTS conference
Dr. A.K. Tiwari, MC for the valedictory function introducing the chief guest Dr. Haware
Mr. Pradeep Goyal, Chairman organizing committee, welcoming Dr. Suresh Haware, CMD Haware Properties, chief guest of valedictory function
Mr. Sagar Dhamorikar of Aditya Birla Corp. being presented memento on behalf of the group the Platinum Sponsors of MET+HTS 2018
Ms. Anjali Yadu receiving memento on behalf of her organization M/s Eurotherm the Gold sponsors

MET+HTS 16 Gallery

Chief Guest , Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar being received by organising committee
Chief guest being guided to the conference venue by organizing committee chairman, Mr. Pradeep Goyal
Mr. Parrikar lighting the traditional lamp
Dignitaries at the inaugural function
Emcee Ms Manasi Sontakke welcoming the guests at the inauguration of MET+HTS’16 function
Mr. Jon Tirpak being presented a memento by Joint Secretary Org. Committee, Dr. AK Tiwari while Mr. Aurora & Mr. Rao, CFO JSW group look on
ASM stalwarts Dr. Chris Berndt, Dr. HM Mehta & Dr. Ravi Ravindran enjoying nostalgic moments
Section of crowd at the Ministerial session
Mr. Sabnis, Convener MET conference, introducing the session chair for the 1st Plenary session
Dr. Ravindran presenting the 1st Plenary talk
Mr. Tejavath, special Representative , Govt. of Telangana, making presentation on growth opportunities in Telangana in ministerial forum ; others on the dais – Ch. Birender Singh, Minister of Steel & Mr. Pradeep Goyal, session chair
Speakers in the 2nd Plenary session : Dr. Satyam Sahay, John Deere;Dr. Muraleedharan, Director CGCRI & Dr. T Sudarshan , MD &CEO Matmod Inc.
Dr. Galgali, Chairman ASM Pune chapter & session chair, presenting memento to Dr. Sudarshan, after his plenary talk
Special Memento “ Women in engineering” being presented to Ms Vaibhavi Sonetha, by Mr. Jon Tirpak, for her work related to Bio materials
Dr. AK Tiwari introducing the chief guest of Valedictory function – Dr. G. Sivan, Director, VSSC. Others on the dais include – Mr. Premkumar Aurora, Mr. Jon Tirpak, Mr. Pradeep Goyal, Mr. IP Wadhwa & Mr. SS Sabnis

Post Program Report

MET + HTS ‘16 Post Show Report

MET and HTS 2016, the International Conferences and Exhibitions on MATERIALS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MET) And HEAT TREAT SHOW (HTS), was held during October 12-14, 2016 at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

The events were inaugurated by Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Defense Minister, Govt. of India. Sharing the Dais with him were the Padma Vibhushan Awardee – Dr. R.A. Mashelkar;CFO JSW group Mr. MVS Seshagiri Rao; President, ASM International Mr. Jon D. Tirpak; Chairman Organizing committee Mr. Pradeep Goyal& Secretary Organizing Committee Mr. Premkumar Aurora.

Mr. Manohar Parrikar, while doing the round of the Exhibition was very impressed with the content and the display of the participants, and encouraged the participants to interact and make the most of this opportunity.He also spent time in the Innovation pavilion put by young entrepreneurs.

In his inaugural address, citing examples, he emphasized the importance of ‘Make in India’ initiatives, which will result in increase in manufacturing in Defense Sector where India has the capabilityto cope with the stringent quality requirements of the sector. He also said that the FDI in the defense sector has increased in these last 2 years, many agreements have taken place, some of these being in manufacture of Aircraft, Submarine, Marine Helicopters, etc. The FDI is going to see further increase in the coming years

The powerful Conference sessions were well attended by over 400+ Delegates. Dr. R.A. Mashelkarin his Keynote address talked about ‘Make in India – from a personal perspective’. He mentioned that Make in India would be the driver for a world class Indian Innovation Ecosystems. Examples of Make in India in Defense sector include radar, air to air missile, light combat aircraft, light combat helicopter, unmanned aerial vehicle. He further elaborated with examples of affordable excellence e.g. 40X cheaper high quality hepatitis vaccine, 100X cheaper high quality cataract eye surgery, 20X cheaper high quality open heart surgery and 300x cheaper high quality artificial foot. Yet another instance of Make in India mentioned by him was that India is the 1st country to enter Mars orbit in first attempt at a record low cost of $ 74 m.

The 3 Plenary and 7 technical sessions each in MET & HTS track had almost 30% invited speakers of international repute.Two sessions which caught imagination of the delegates were the session on “Innovations in materials & processes” and “Additive manufacturing (3D printing)”.

Two more sessions namely Ministerial Forum and the special session on Steelput the conference in a different category. While the Ministerial forum had The Minister of defense Ch. Birender Singh as the chief guest, Minister of industry from Telangana Mr. Tejavath talked about opportunities in his state for the new businesses and presentation from State of Jharkhand showcased developments in the state. The session moderated by Mr. Pradeep Goyal was well attended.

The 2nd session on steel had no. of speakers including Dr. Surya Singh from British Steel, Dr. Date from IIT Bombay, Mr. Jon Tirpak, ASM President & Prof. Sato from Chubu university, Japan. Eminent consultant Mr. Vijay Saha, also addressed the gathering in the session.The session saw a wide range of topics on steel ranging from requirement of special steel, additive manufacturing vis-à-vis steel forging, use of microwave technique for processing of iron ore & hot stamping of steel sheet being presented by the elite speakers.

One more initiative taken by the organizers was “Student outreach program” under which 2 special programs were arranged – Mini Materials camp to excite the young mind and attract them towards the field of materials, was aimed at students of 11th& 12th standard, and consisted of materials & process related exhibits and the 2ndInnovation Pavilion which had models and displays from young entrepreneurs. Both these attracted good crowd.

The valedictory function on the 14th evening saw yet another top notch scientist, Dr. G Sivan , Director VSSC, Trivendrum, talking about a very important materials field namely electronic materials requiring urgent attention of the gathering of materials scientists.

Based on the feedbacks received during & after the show, it will be justified to say that MET + HTS event started in the year 2014 at Gandhinagar, has created a niche for Emerging technologies and served to become a unique platform for networking & knowledge sharing among Materials and Heattreat professionals, academicians, R&D& production Engineers, Service provider and end users. Regardless of the applications in the industries of defense, infrastructure, roads, railways, energy, shipbuilding, aerospace etc., this platform provides a venue for companies and individuals to grow business opportunities understand the industry and showcase new innovations in products and technology.