About the Initiative

Natural resources are at the heart of any country’s economic progress. India is well positioned for a major economic lift-off and the coming months and years will see it produce and consume natural resources at a scale not seen in the past. So it is imperative that as a nation, India thinks deeply and strategically on its overall approach to natural resources.

Network 18 & The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be organizing the first ‘Global Natural Resources Conclave’, a platform that aims to create awareness and spell out the ground realities, in terms of issues, opportunities and drawing the natural resources dividend.

The Conclave will see proactive collaboration from industry leaders as well as the most influential Indian and global names in the natural resources space spanning all sub-sectors including oil & natural gas, mining & minerals, power, metals - aluminium, copper and zinc, etc.

This initiative will seek to position India as a formidable global player in the natural resources landscape. It will, therefore, enable an opportunity for global business to partake of the untapped opportunity in India.

Lending support to the Conclave will be leading domain experts, country partners and global think tanks active in the space. These include The Energy and Resources Institute, World Economic Forum & World Business Council for Sustainable Development, International Council on Mining and Metals, Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, among others. The two-day Conclave will also build scale and gravitas through collaboration with Canada that will share ‘Country Perspective’ at the Conclave.

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The event was held in New Delhi on the 5th and 6th of April.

Key Speakers

Gina Rinehart

Executive Chairman

Hancock Prospecting

Anil Agarwal

Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc and Chairman Emeritus

Vedanta Ltd (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Ltd)

Sajjan Jindal


JSW Group

Amitabh Kant


NITI Aayog

James Gordon Carr

Minister of Natural Resources


Piyush Goyal

MoS (Independent Charge)

Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines

Dharmendra Pradhan

MoS (Independent Charge)

Petroleum and Natural Gas

Gajendra Singh Khimsar

Minister for Forest,Environment, Youth Affairs & Sports


Melody Meyer


Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Kiren Rijiju


Home Affairs

Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD Minister


Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister


Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister

Madhya Pradesh

Rajiv Pratap Rudy

MoS (Independent Charge)

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Rajyavardhan Rathore


Information and Broadcasting

Jitendra Singh

MoS (Independent Charge)

Development of North-Eastern Region

Mahesh Sharma

MoS (Independent Charge)

Culture and Tourism

Suresh Prabhu

Union Railway Minister

Jayant Sinha


Ministry of Civil Aviation


  • Country Perspective

  • Knowledge Partner

  • Industry Partners

  • Industry Partners



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