Agni hosting Construction Leadership Conclave 1.0 in Mumbai

Association of Global NICMRians (A.G.N.I) – a global Alumni body of National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) organises first of its kind knowledge sharing platform, Construction Leadership Conclave 1.0 on December 2, 2018 at Sahara Star, Mumbai. During one day Conclave & Global Alumni meet, national and international trends in construction will be discussed. Challenges and possible way forward to bring about an organised growth to elevate the construction sector and match international standards would be a topic of discussion as well.

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 evaluate on best international practices that need to be incorporated to eventually make the Indian Construction Industry one of the best in the world. With more than 400 construction, real estate, infrastructure 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 panel discussions, Industry Round Table and 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 with 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) with 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 by Manan Gupta, Director, Freespanz Design Build Pvt Ltd & Yayati Kene, Co-founder and CEO, Amala Realty

Block chain in by Ajay Sharma, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

Good Design is good business, A Design dialogue between Rajagopalan Palamadai, Design Advisor, Peninsula Land Ltd and Sameep Padora, Founding Principal Architect, sP+a

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

Speaking about the significance of such a platform, 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 skill-sets 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.”

Niranjan Simha, Executive Vice President and 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 to the take Indian construction to much higher levels”

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”.

The event will also honour 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.

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