Agni hosting construction leadership conclave 1.0 in mumbai


Alumni of India’s only premier Institute for Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) will come together & discuss industry best practices, ideas and lay down the road map to transform the Indian construction sector to world class

Mumbai, November 23, 2018: Association of Global NICMRian’s (A.G.N.I) – a global Alumni body of National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)will organizes first of its kind knowledge sharing platform, Construction Leadership Conclave 1.0 on 2nd December 2018 at Sahara Star, Mumbai from 8.00 am onwards. During one day Conclave & Global Alumni meet national and International trends in construction as well as challenges and possible way forward to bring about an organized growth and elevate the Indian construction sector to match international standards will be discussed.

With government initiatives like ‘Housing for all’, ‘AMRUT’, ‘HRIDAY’ and ‘Smart City’& ‘Ayushman Bharat’ missions, the sector is set for accelerated growth. The 100% FDI and increasing impetus to develop world class housing and infrastructure are further driving global investment interest in the sector. In the backdrop of these developments, it is vital to have a national platform comprising of global and national leaders to converge and share industry insights and knowledge on current challenges and possible solutions vital to the sustainable growth of the sector.

As a landmark annual event of the Construction Industry, A.G.N.I’s Construction Leadership Conclave 1.0 is themed “Making it Happen” and will discuss current trends and International best practices that need to be incorporated to eventually make the Indian Construction Industry among the best in the world. With more than 400 constructions, real estate, infra and allied industry professionals representing over 300 global organizations, the conclave aims to offer a premier knowledge sharing, engaging and networking platform for Industry members. Through host of panel discussions, Industry Round Table and stellar speaker presentations, the one-day conference will further touch upon key topics like:

–          Raising and managing capital for construction and Infrastructure projects in challenging environments – Some of the panelist in this panel discussion will be Vivek Jala ,Associate Director, KPMG & Prateek Gupta – Head – Strategy & Business Development Aditya Birla Finance Ltd

–          Achieving operational excellence by balancing QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery time)- One of the panelist in this panel discussion will be Krupesh Anklesaria– VP Engineering Group & Head Contracts – Tata Housing & Bhibhu Singh –Vice President –Goldman & Sachs

–          Project Case studies (The Mumbai International Airport) –presented by Niranjan Simha, EVP – Head Strategic business group, L&T Ltd. ECC Division

–          Chasing the dream – Journey of Entrepreneurs –Manan Gupta (Director, Freespanz Design Build Pvt Ltd), Yayati Kene (Co-founder and CEO, Amala Realty)

–          Block chain in real estate – Ajay Sharma – Director – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

–          Good Design is good business – A Design dialogue between Rajagopalan Palamadai(Chief Design Advisor – Peninsula Land Ltd) and Sameep Padora(Founding Principal – sP+a)

The event is supported by India’s premier constriction companies L&T ECC and Capacite Infrastructure Limited and associate partners Project Management Institute (PMI) and American Society of Quality (Quality Management Division) Global

Speaking about the significance of such a platform, Mr. Gulam Zia,Executive Director- Knight Frank said,NICMAR has the distinct edge as first mover in clubbing engineering capabilities with management expertise. This exceptional fusion of skillsets has already given the industry few of its stalwarts. When India is poised to take a quantum leap from 2.5 to 5 trillion-dollar economy, such resources will play a key role in nation building. This event gives a platform to ponder over how NICMAR and NICMARians can accomplish this task.”

Mr. Niranjan Simha, Executive Vice President, Head Strategy Business Group, L&T Ltd ECC Division said, ’Truly blessed to see such a Rich and knowledgeable Alumini of this amazing institute NICMAR .The meet is a game changer and a wonderful opportunity to meet , network exchange ideas , synergise and contribute the take Indian construction to much higher levels . Kudos to the enthusiastic team which has put this together and look forward to worldwide participation to make a GLOBAL NICMAR FAMILY .ALL THE BEST.’

Mr. Raghvendra Singh Bisen – Vice President (EPC) Head Project Controls and Project Management, Oberoi Realty, one of the founding members and part of AGNI steering committee stated that “Share of construction sector to GDP is estimated to grow from 9 % in 2017 to 15% making India the third largest construction market by 2030 globally. Such exceptional growth in the sector demands both technology and skill transfer.

NICMARians are shaping the construction industry today in India and abroad with nearly 20 % working abroad in around 39 countries. It’s time we NICMARians contribute back to India and bring the best global project management and construction practices to meet this ambitious goal and deliver sustainable quality projects on time.

Association of Global NICMARians is committed to transform this sector by riding the wave of disruption and unprecedented investment in the construction and infrastructure projects. Global NICMARians Alumni Meet and Construction Leadership Conclave 1.0 is just the first step in that direction and will bring the Industry leaders together to set the narrative and lay down the road-map for this exciting journey”.

Apart from the action packed day, the event will also honor distinguished senior Alumni members who have achieved great success and also helped shape the industry, at large, both on the National and International level. As a fitting tribute to the institute that has been silently shaping innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries that are building the nation, the A.G.N.I Conclave 2018 will offer a grand tribute to mark the 35 years of NICMAR.

Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)