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Conference Programme 2017

Day 1: 10 May 2017
Time Room A
1000-1100 hrs Opening Ceremony
1100-1130 hrs Networking break
1130-1300 hrs Inaugural Conference Session: Smarter solutions for a better tomorrow
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Room B Buildings India
1400-1530 hrs Session: Housing for All

Chair: Shri Tikender Singh, Deputy Mayor, Shimla, India

• Mr. Mike Smith, General Manager, FRAMECAD International FZE, UAE
• Ms. Gaisu Manchanda, Deputy General Manager, Vatika Group, India
• Mr. Subimol Goldsmith, Senior Manager, World Vision India
Discussion Points:
• Policies and regulations
• Economic impact
• Development of Townships
• Work force challenges/Training and Development
• Slum redevelopment
• Affordable housing
• Schemes, subsidies, funds, etc.
• Challenges, planning and way forward
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545 -1715 hrs Session: IoT Enabled Infrastructure for Cities

Chair: Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, AERIS, India
  Keynote Speaker: Mr. Justin Bean, Director- Smart City Solutions Marketing, Hitachi
• Mr. Ajit Sarnaik, Chief Architect, Cognito Networks, USA
• Mr. B. Sivakumar, Director, Cimcon, India and Asia Pacific
• Mr. Chetan Mogal, CEO, BIM Engineering U.S, LLC, USA
• Mr. Rohiet Sharma, National Sales Head, Homes, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, India
• Mr. Sunil Ashok Shetty, Key Account Sales Manager, Advantech, India
• Ms. Swati Vyas, Co-Founder, Cubical Labs, India
• Mr. Tharma Indran, Associate Partner, Climatify Pvt. Ltd., Malaysia
• Mr. Todd O'brien, Managing Director, Smart City Accelerator, Dubai
Discussion Points:
• Framework for realization of smart cities through IoT
• Strategic IoT solutions for Smart Cities
• Encompassing urban information system
• Ability to share information across platforms through a unified framework
• Communication & networking support structure
• Emerging technologies for providing integrated services i.e Connected homes, Connected Transport
• IoT vision for a smart city in developing & sustaining city infrastructure
• Interests vs needs
• Barrier in adoption
• Integrated services

Day 2: 11 May 2017
Time Hall B Buildings India
1000-1130 hrs Make it Sustainable – Building Materials (MiSBM): EU Experience in Materials Certification for the Indian MarketPhotogallery

10:00 – 10:20 Inaugural Addresses:

• Mr. Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer, GRIHA Council and Senior Director - Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI , India
• Dr. Ashok Kumar, Senior Principal Scientist and Head -Architecture & Planning Group and Efficiency of Building Group, CSIR- Central Building Research Institute CBRI , India
10:20 – 10:30 Introductory Remarks & project presentation:
• "MiSBM Project" by Claudio Maffioletti, Secretary General, Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
10:30 – 11:25 Technical Session
The market demand and the need for Certified Building Materials
• Mr. Prabir Bhattacharya, CEO, Civil Engineering and Construction Review (CE&CR), India
• Ms. Nidhi Dixit, ICMQ India & Facilitator, Technical Committee MiSBM Project, India
Corporate Case Studies in Sustainability:
• Mr. Amol Desai, General Manager, Supreme Petrochemicals Private Ltd.
• Mr. Rajiv Singhal, Product Manager, Schnell India Pvt. Ltd
• Mr. Ajay Singh, Lloyd Insulation, India
11:25 – 11:30 - Closing Remarks
1130 -1145 hrs Networking break
1145 -1315 hrs Session: Swiss Innovations for Smart Cities in IndiaPhotogallery
Panel Presentations
Moderator: Mr. Daniel Ziegerer, Head Swiss Cooperation Office India, Embassy of Switzerland
Welcome Address: Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan
Context setting:
Smart city context, challenges and opportunities in India: Dr. Shirish Sinha, Deputy Head Swiss Cooperation Office India, Embassy of Switzerland
Solutions required for Siliguri and other Indian cities: Mr. Asok Narayan Bhattacharya, Mayor of Siliguri
Panel on Swiss innovations for smart cities in India:
Low carbon and climate resilient city development: Mr. Ashish Rao-Ghorpade, Regional Executive Manager, ICLEI & City Coach, CapaCITIES Project
Energy efficient building design, technology and regulations: Dr. Sameer Maithel, Director, Greentech Knowledge Solutions & Co-Team leader Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project
Using technologies to preserve resources in Smart Cities: Mr. Jean Michel Deckers, CEO Smixin SA
Smart urban communication networks: Mr. Jens Hauggaard, Sales Manager, Paradox Engineering - MinebeaMitsumi Group
The potential of remote metering solutions: Mr. Cedric Morel, CEO, Sensile Technologies
Sewage sludge valorization: Mr. Frederic Juillard, CEO TreaTech
Question & answers
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Session: Green BuildingsPhotogallery

Chair: Mr Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI and CEO GRIHA Council, India

Co-Chair and Keynote: Mr. Manmohan S. Mahal, Founder & CEO, Sidco Homes, CANADA
Lead Speaker: Mr. Kamal Meattle, CEO, The Climate Project Foundation, India
• Mr. Christoph Towara, Director of Planning Department / Project manager, DGI Bauwerk Architecture + Management, Germany
• Mr. Debashish Chakraborty, General Manager - Energy Efficiency & Strategic Alliances, Schneider Electric, India

• Mr. Rajeev Ralhan, Director, PwC, India
• Ms Shabnam Bassi, Secretary, GRIHA Council, India
• Mr. Tanmay Tathagat, Executive Director, Environmental Design Solutions, India
• Ms. Anju Singh, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India
• Mr. Neeraj Aggarwal, Vistra, India
Discussion Points:
• Sustainable building materials and designs
• Implementing energy efficiency in the buildings
• Advancing net ZERO
• Transforming technologies; HVAC, indoor air quality, etc.
• Certification of green buildings
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545-1730 hrs Session: Safe Infrastructure for Smart CitiesPhotogallery
Chair: Mr. G. K. Bhat, Chairman, Taru, India
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Gautam Balakrishnan, Vice President and Head-Smart Cities, Tata Projects Ltd., India
• Mr. Alok Patnaik, Former World Bank, Specialist on DRR and Infrastructure Management, India
• Mr Anshu Sharma, Disaster Management Strategist and Director, Saferworld Communications and Labs, SEEDS Network, India
• Ms Raina Singh, Fellow Centre for Research on Sustainable Urban Development & Transport System, TERI, India
Discussion points:
• Disaster Management
• Safety network
• Resilient designs
• Precautionary techniques and plans
• Stakeholder involvement
• Accountability and transparency in disaster management

Day 3: 12 May 2017
Time Hall B Buildings India
1000-1130 hrs Session: Facilitating seamless procurement of goods & services for timely execution of construction projectsPhotogallery

Workshop by Mr. Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Director (Corporate Affairs) Construction Industry Development Council

Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Discussion Points:
• Creation of one seamless database for use by all types of Products and Services to avoid duplication of efforts and wastage of precious time and money.
• Effective pre-qualification of vendors through capability assessment of the supplier and manufacturers.
• Reliable database for faster turnaround time, ready to use vendors and Crisis management for project exigencies
1130-1145 hrs Networking break
1145-1315 hrs Session: Real Estate DevelopmentPhotogallery

Moderator: Mr. Neeraj Bansal, Partner, KPMG, India
• Ms. Chitrangada Bisht, Programme Manager GRIHA Council, India
• Mr. Dheeraj Dogra, Former National Director, BNP Paribas Real Estate, India
• Mr. Santhosh Kumar, CEO – Operations, JLL, India
• Mr. Sudhir Mishra, Founder and Managing Partner, Trust Legal, India
Discussion Points:
• Overview of the sector
• Expected growth
• Opportunities for investors
• State initiatives
• Real estate bill: is it making the difference
• Residential real estate vs commercial real estate
• Moving up the risk curve
• Demand and supply of housing
• Developers' perspective
• Investors' perspective
• Start-ups bringing change in the sector
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Session: Investment Realities in Real EstatePhotogallery

Chair: Mr. Jyoti Prakash Gadia, Managing Director, Resurgent India, India

Special Address: Brig Gen (Retd.) R.R. Singh, Director General, NAREDCO, India
• Mr. Sunil Agarwal, Founder of Black Olive Ventures (“BOV”), and Associate Dean and Director for School of Real Estate, India

• Mr Tom Pfeiffer, Partner, Deloitte
Discussion Points:
• Financing and capital sources
• New investment strategies
• Opportunistic deals
• Emerging funds
• Tax efficient investing
• Institutional Investors
1530-1545 hrs Networking break
1545-1730 hrs
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