Network18 and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have announced the first-ever Global Natural Resources Conclave (GNRC) to be held onÂ April 5 and 6, 2017Â in New Delhi. The two-day event is being endorsed by key ministries of the Government of India â Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Steel.
There will be participation from more than 20 countries including Canada, Australia, the UK and countries from the Middle East. Rajasthan and Jharkhand are State Partners for the conclave that will also be attended by CXOs from public and private natural resources companies.
Commenting on the initiative,Â Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18,Â said, âIt is a very important moment for us to lead the very first Global Natural Resources Conclave in the country. We believe that natural resources can be the new fuel for Indiaâs growth story and we are committed to becoming the catalyst in leading the dialogue on this sector. Through this conclave, we aim to create a credible and impactful platform for sharing perspectives on integrated natural resources.â
GNRC will cover everything under the domain of âImportance of Leveraging Natural Resources Dividendâ and will also witness discussions and sessions on âExplore in India to Make in India,â âFuture of Oil and Gasâ, âAll-Round Sustainabilityâ, âDisruptive Technologiesâ, âGlobal Best Practicesâ, and âThe Indian States Perspective.â
Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting, the mining magnate and Australiaâs richest citizen, will give the keynote address. Additionally, James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada, Melody Meyer, formerly with Chevron, and Indian Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javdekar and Kiren Rijiju will share their vision for the Indian natural resources sector.
The conclave will witness participation from 15 international speakers. GNRCâs official partners include top Indian and international organisations such as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), CII, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Foreign Investors Portfolio Investment (FIPI), Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), and McKinsey. Canada is the country partner for GNRC and Rajasthan and Jharkhand are state partners.