Get In Touch
May24 104x80.jpg
Current Issue

animation-neutral-tts-300x100' width='300' height='100' border='0

ICTMA to host its annual conference soon

By ,

Added 16 April 2024

Themed "Where Cutting-Edge Meets Tradition," the event is a pivotal gathering for industry leaders to discuss trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the future of the cutting tool industry.

The Indian Cutting Tool Manufacturer's Association (ICTMA) will convene its annual conference on April 19th at The Atria, Radisson Blu, Bangalore. Themed "Where Cutting-Edge Meets Tradition," the event is a pivotal gathering for industry leaders to discuss trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the future of the cutting tool industry.

 Ravi Prem, President of ICTMA, will set the stage with a keynote address that not only outlines the challenges facing the industry, such as raw material shortages and technological access disparities but also proposes strategic initiatives aimed at overcoming these obstacles. "We are here to foster a collaborative environment where small and medium enterprises can access the same opportunities as larger corporations, ensuring more balanced industry growth. Our discussions will also tackle the impact of import policies on local manufacturing and outline actionable strategies for advocacy and change," Prem elaborates.

Vice President, Anil Kumar emphasised the critical role of technological adaptation in the industry's future. "Our sessions will delve into how emerging technologies can be integrated into existing frameworks, focusing on practical solutions for pressing challenges in tool making and machining. We are dedicated to equipping our members with the tools and knowledge necessary to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving market," Kumar states, highlighting the importance of the specialised technological session he will lead and conclude.

L Krishnan, Executive Committee Member, reflects on the association's mission and the conference's role in fulfilling it: "ICTMA's commitment extends beyond mere promotion of current technologies; we aim to be the catalyst for innovation and excellence across the entire cutting tool ecosystem. This seminar aims to inspire and instruct, providing attendees with the latest trends and techniques driving their operations to new heights of efficiency and productivity," Krishnan adds.

Event Highlights:


  • Keynote Address by Ravi Prem: Addressing industry challenges and strategic growth initiatives.
  • Specialised Technological Session and Closing Remarks by Anil Kumar: Focused on integrating cutting-edge technologies in tool making and machining.
  • Panel Discussion on Latest Trends in Cutting Tool Technology:
  • Moderator: Hari Shankar, Managing Editor, Machine Maker
  • Panelists:
      • Amit Salunkhe, General Manager, ZOLLER India & South East Asia
      • Manish Adwani, Managing Director, CemeCon India
      • Sunil Taneja, Managing Director, IND-SPHINX Precision
      • L Krishnan, Managing Director, Taegutec India

 Additional Highlighted Sessions Include:

  • Hybrid Machining of Tools: Andreas Weidenauer, Managing Director, Vollmer Technologies
  • Grinding The Future: Evolution of Indian Cutting Tool Industry: Kishore A P, Country Manager, ANCA Machine Tools India
  • Future of Cutting Tool Manufacturing in India: Ravi Prem, Executive Director, The Forbes & Company
  • Exploring Cutting Tool Technology Trends: Pau Sarsanedas Millet, CEO, DLyte Technologies

The ICTMA Annual Conference 2024, a meeting point for the cutting tool fraternity, will be a breeding ground for strategic dialogue, technological sharing, and proactive industry leadership. Participants are encouraged to engage deeply, bringing their insights and challenges into the discussions that will shape the industry's path forward. 


For registration and more details, please visit:

comments powered by Disqus