About the event Today, India is on the move. To prevent ‘lack of infrastructure’ becoming a ‘binding constraint’ on the growth of Indian economy that aspires to become a $ 5 trillion by 2024-25. 17% of the investment will be dedicated to urban sector, which is around $230 bn investment on Urban Infrastructure over the next 15 years. Therefore, India brings exciting Opportunities/programmes for UK businesses. Some of them are Amrut, Smart Cities, MRTS, Housing for all, Hriday, Swachh Bharat Mission. The interactive session will be bringing together urban experts from Government of India, Public and Private sectors to discuss trends in the Urban Infrastructure sector, and opportunities within the sector that make India an exciting place to do business in. We will also be discussing other urban infrastructure related topics like: India’s Urban Scenario and GoI initiatives in tech, finance and green infrastructure; Partnership opportunities for UK firms across the urban sector Experience of working on Smart cities/Urban Infrastructure projects Event details: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 0930-1100 hrs GMT / 1500-1630 hrs IST Speakers: Rahul Kapoor, Director (Smart Cities) – Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs, GOI Shivanshu Chauhan, Partner, Urban Infrastructure – PWC, India Ravi Gulati, Head of Sales- Larsen&Toubro Smart World I Safe and Smart Cities I Communication I Digital Infrastructure Dr. Garima Mittal IAS , CEO Faridabad smart city limited Shakuntala Ghosh – Principal Architect & Chairperson of Kolkata Chapter of Indian Green Building Council Amy Hochadel, Director, Global Business Growth, Connected Places Catapult UK V Suresh, Chairman, CII’s Indian Green Building Council Chris Tebb – Regional Digital Lead – International Development, South Asia, Middle East and Africa (ISMA) Unit Digital Delivery Lead – Global Design Services (GDS), Mott Mac Donald Click to register
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