The inaugral Ecobuild India will feature more than 100 sustainability experts as part of its conference programme when it takes place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 16-18 April 2013.
Headlining the conference programme is Make Architects founder Ken Shuttleworth, who will give both the keynote address and speak at “The future of design and the Role of Architects-Designing buildings for the next century” session on April 17.
Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects, said: “We identified India as a place we’d like to work around five years ago; the economy was continuing to grow – in stark comparison to the bulk of the UK and there is the convenience of a common language and regulations based on UK statute. There are so many opportunities, not just in terms of projects to be won, but also lessons to learn. We don’t want to impose our own methodology, we want to learn from India too, to combine our technological knowledge with Indian culture and design.”
Other speakers include Karan Grover, founder Karan Grover and Associates; Mili Majumdar, director, Sustainable Habitat Division TERI; Yatin Pandya founder, Footprints E.A.R.T.H. (Environment Architecture Research Technology Housing); Dr. Sandeep Garg, programme specialist (Energy & Environment) United Nations Development Programme and Chandrashekar Hariharan, ceo, Biodiversity Conservation India.
Eliane van Doorn, international director, UBM Built Environment, which runs the Ecobuild events portfolio which also includes exhibitions in the UK, China, India and Southeast Asia , added: “Ecobuild India provides an ideal springboard for industry players to take advantage of opportunities to initiate new business, and learn from the first-hand experiences of industry experts and top decision makers.”
For more information visit www.ecobuild-india.com .