The 9th AOSD International Conference

The 9th AOSD International Conference The 9th Asia Oceanic Steel Drum Conference (AOSD) 2016 was held on 29th and 30th November 2016 at JW Marriot, Mumbai Sahar. AOSD is an international flagship event of the Asia Oceanic Sector, organized by SDAI (Steel Drum Association of India) and Japan Steel Drum Association. The event witnessed deliberations and discussions on a wide range of subjects dealing with the steel drum industry including new technologies, quality parameters, sourcing of steel, HSE etc. The conference was held in India after a gap of 18 years. Participants of the 2016 Conference represented the production of more than 150 million steel drums annually. The Conference witnessed the participation of more than 200 delegates from 19 countries. Seventeen technical presentations were made on various subjects related to steel drum manufacturing. Besides other dignitaries, Mr. Sothi Selvam, Director [Manufacturing Businesses] and SDAI Board Member also addressed the guests. Mr Biswarup Chakraborti, ED [IP] and his team members represented Balmer Lawrie at the conference. Mr. S Sherigar, Head [Marketing] was part of the organising committee. Foreign delegates of the 9th Asia Oceanic Steel Drum Conference (AOSD) visited our state-of-the-art barrel manufacturing plant at Taloja on 1st December 2016. 105 foreign delegates representing various countries like Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Belgium, Taiwan, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands and UK visited the plant in three batches.

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