A trade expo perfectly designed for the experts who shape, create and connect customized structures made with this versatile material, Global Stainless Steel Expo will be held at Jio World Centre, BKC, Mumbai on March 22-24, 2022; the focused, international B2B exhibition-cum-conference powered by Jindal Stainless is organized by Virgo Communications & Exhibitions

Sparks will fly between stainless steel industry stalwarts during the first quarter of 2022. The inaugural edition of an extremely relevant new trade expo beckons, invitingall stakeholders including welding and fabrication specialists to form new bonds! Yes, exciting business and networking opportunities await them at the Global Stainless Steel Expo (GSSE). Launched by the reputed tradeshow organizers, Virgo Communications & Exhibitions, their latest offering will be held at Jio World Centre, BKC, Mumbai from March 22-24, 2022.

The 3-day international event, which is on the fast track towards an immensely successful debut considering the leading industry brands and associations participating, has been envisaged as a dedicated international B2B exhibition-cum-conference that will be providing a single-point source, an exclusive platform where all the stainless steel stakeholders – manufacturers, buyers, influencers, regulators, various industry associations and media – from across the globe can converge.

G Raghu, Director of Virgo Communications & Exhibitions, said, “GSSE will serve as the largest face-to-face meeting point for the stainless steel industry to achieve trade objectives and generate business. The event will be hosted by strictly adhering to all safety measures concerning COVID-19. The new state-of-the-art venue, Jio World Convention Centre will provide an international experience to all exhibitors and visitors. The exhibitors are more than eager to meet with their industry peers to forge new collaborations and enhance usage of stainless steel in 200+ sectors”.

GSSE 2022 is indeed a ‘must-attend’ tradeshow for all those who are connected with the welding and fabrication processes of stainless steel. There will be new techniques, tools and methodologies on display, with knowledge sessions enabling them to better manage aspects like the varying thickness and finish while ensuring high quality, versatility, and longevity. Prospective decision makers, influencers and those associated with the construction of small and large projects alike will be present, sharing perspectives on their requirements as well.

Be it transforming steel into intermediate/ end products or producing sections off-site to be assembled and erected onsite as required, each of them has gained prominence as they play a key role in terms of saving time and increasing efficiency vis-a-vis the overall construction process. The global structural steel fabrication market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.24% from 2018 to 2026, which translates into ‘high rise’ opportunities.

The boom in construction and infrastructure is visible across India and the globe, a trend moving fast forward as each year passes. It is more than evident that stainless steel is the material of the future for all sectors of the economy, so every single stakeholder involved with its welding and fabrication has much to gain from attending this landmark tradeshow.

Explaining the importance of this element and the event, Vijay Sharma, Director, Jindal Stainless, said, “As the exclusive Title Partner of GSSE, we are looking forward to meet fellow stakeholders in the stainless steel ecosystem, including suppliers, users, traders, associations, regulators, and makers. Together with these partners, we intend to leverage this event to discuss issues pertinent to the growth of India’s stainless steel industry, and solutions needed to raise the bar for the whole country.”

GSSE 2022 will also have Outokumpu, Ratnamani, Laxcon Steel and Minox Metal as Gold Partners. Other participants include Aperam, Rimjhim Stainless, Tubacex, Synergy Steel, Chandan Steel, Ambica Steel, Rajputana Stainless, Divine Tubes, Scoda Tubes, Welspun, Balaji Niryaat, Suncity, Shiv Ganga, Vizinox, Avtar Steels, Phoenix Foils, Moonlight, Navbharat Tubes, Salem SS Suppliers, Hisar Metal, Shree Tubes, Panchratan Steels, Quality Foils, Maiden Forgings, Moonlight Tubes, Shree Ramdev, Veritas Stainless, Alok Ingots, ASB Tubes, Vashisht Alloys, Stainless Bazaar and many others.

GSSE 2022 will have participation of leading manufacturers of long & flat products, duplex, bars, pipes, tubes, sheets, coils, finished goods, machinery, technology, tools, welding equipment from India and overseas. The visitors’ profile includes segments like architecture, building & construction, automotive, transportation, dairy, white goods, water & waste management, gas & energy, pharmaceutical/medical devices, food processing/wine/alcohol/beverage, hospitality/lifestyle, oil, HVAC & refrigeration, infrastructure, defense, cookware/utensils, laminate / hardware, 3D printing and much more.

The concurrent conference theme “Moving towards Building a Stainless Future”, will have 12 knowledge-packed sessions with extremely topical sessions on ‘Boosting Application in Architecture, Building and Construction Sector’, ‘Enabling Application in Water Re-Cycling, Water Distribution and Waste Management’, ‘Powering the Automotive, Railway & Surface Transportation Industry in India’, ‘Masterclass on Welding, Corrosion and Fabrication’, ‘The role of Digital in enabling transformation of MSME’s’ and ‘Fueling New Applications for End-User Industries and Emerging Markets’ among others.

Dr. Elayaperumal Kailasanathan, Corrosion and Metallurgical Consultant, the keynote speaker for the Masterclass on “Corrosion Failures of Stainless Steel Chemical Process Equipment due to Design, MoC or Quality,” explains its relevance for industry stakeholders. “Stainless Steels are wonder materials without developing unpleasant stains. But they need to be handled very carefully. Both Welding and Fabrication steps may lead to Major Corrosion Failures if not carried out properly. The presentations on Corrosion Failures bring out this aspect through Real Time Case Studies carried out by the author.”

GSSE is supported by Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA) as Lead Association, Pegasus Consulting as Knowledge Partner, Stainless Bazaar as Digital Partner, Stainless Steel Pipe & Tube Manufacturer Association (SSPTMA), Metal and Stainless Steel Merchants Association (MASSMA), All India Stainless Steel Industries Association (AISSIA), Stainless Steel Merchants Association (SSMA), Process Plant & Machinery Association of India (PPMAI) and Non-Ferrous Metals Association-Karnataka (N’MAK).

GSSE 2022 will be a crossroad where the entire stainless steel industry will come together to showcase the latest developments in the industry, share knowledge and their expertise. One can participate in discussions on new-age cutting edge technology and familiarize themselves with the best technology from across the world.

This focused exhibition will be open only for trade visitors who are interested in knowing about the latest stainless steel innovations, new launches in the market and sourcing directly from the manufacturers.

With adequate safety precautions in place, the exhibition will be hosted with necessary care and precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Specific requirements for Service Providers, Exhibitors and Visitors are being flawlessly implemented. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed for holding Business-to-Business (B2B) trade shows, issued by the Department of Commerce, Government of India are also taken into consideration.

Jio World Centre in BKC is a state-of-the-art convention facility spread over 8.7 million sq. ft. that offers a world-class experience and ambience for commerce, large events, festivals, and concerts. The synergy between modern architecture and nature is highlighted in the top- level services at the venue. The venue is built with the ambition of bringing the world to India.