Festival Agenda

Day 1 - 24th October 2018

Day 2 - 25th October 2018

09:30 AM Onwards Registration
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Welcome Address Pratap Padode, Founder FIRST Construction Council & Editor- In-Chief, Construction World
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Welcome Address by Co-organiser Janice Tuchman Editor-in-Chief ENR/ Scott Seltz, Publisher, ENR

According to the targets set by NITI Aayog, the total network of highways — including single and intermediate lanes and 4&6 lanes — is set to double to 96,000 km in 2020 from 45,406 km at the end of the last financial year. The session will highlight this ambitious vision set by the government.

Focus of Discussion:

  • An overview on the Road Development Plan - Bharatmala, Port connectivity, NE
  • Dream of Smart Highways- Green, Pollution-free & Toll on the distance travelled
  • 45 km/day: Where do we stand?
  • As road infrastructure develops, how will future transport change ?
  • Productivity through skill development

Moderator: Siva Subramanian, Director - Global Infrastructure Ratings, India Ratings & Research

R. K. Pandey, Member – Projects, NHAI
Arvind Patel, Managing Director, Patel Infrastructure Limited
Deepak Garg, Director & CEO, SANY India
SK Nirmal, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress
Manoj Kumar, Managing Director, Delhi Transport Corporation
B K Arora, General Manager, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd

Followed by Question & Answer

Session Topics:

  • Risk Management Challenges in Projects – Processes, Practices, Review
  • Building Teams, Leadership and Harnessing Innovation
  • Management of Cost, Contracts and Stakeholder

Moderator : Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, President, PMA India

PR Swarup, Director General, Construction Industry Development Council
Shailesh Pathak, CEO, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd
Abhay Mishra, President & CEO- Transportation Business, Essel Infra
Dr Ritesh Tiwari, Director Highways & Structures, Egis
Dr. Pradeep N, Industry Manager - Utilities, Transport and Mining, Esri India Technologies Limited

Followed by Question & Answer

Innovation & Sustainability in the construction industry is both duty and opportunity, discovering ways to reduce construction phase emissions and embodied carbon from construction materials, and analysing how construction management firms, suppliers and contractors can work collaboratively in order to minimise the environmental impact of the construction process.

Focus of Discussion:

  • Use of waste plastic materials for road construction
  • Construction Going Green With Asphalt And Concrete
  • Green Technology- Use of emulsion-based cold mix instead of hot bitumen mixes
Ramesh Palagiri, MD & CEO, Wirtgen India
Ben James, CEO and Founder, Global Road Technology
K. Sitaramanjaneyulu, Senior Principal Scientist-Pavement Evaluation Division, CRRI
Vinod Kumar Agarwal, Managing Director, GR Infra
Himanshu Agarwal, Senior - Vice President (Roads - International Markets), Zydex
Sailesh Mohta, President ( Marketing ), Wonder Cement

In FY18, NHAI awarded 150 road projects of 7,397km, a record high. HAM projects formed the bulk of the total value of awards last year at 63 per cent, followed by pure EPC contracts at 35 per cent and BOT projects the remaining. This session will focus on how large contracting companies continue to bag big contracts, and how the change from BOT to HAM has helped medium-sized contractors and a new set of developers to come through.

Focus of Discussion:

  • Chief bidding models and process
  • Success of shifting from BOT to EPC and HAM
  • Existing challenges in project execution, approvals and raising funds
  • The need to focus on better risk allocation by creating a healthier mix of BOT, HAM and EPC projects
Sandeep Garg, Managing Director, Welspun Enterprises Limited
Jahid Vijapura, Managing Director, GHV
Santosh Rai, Transportation, Hindustan Construction Company
Sandeep Upadhyay, MD & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory
Rohan Suryavanshi, Head-Strategy & Planning, Dilip Buildcon

05:00 PM - 5:10 PM Welcome Address by Pratap Padode, President, FIRST Construction Council & Editor- In- Chief, Construction World
05:10 PM – 05:20 PM Jury Felicitation
05:20 PM - 05:30 PM Guest of Honour Address by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways GoI*
05:30 PM - 05:45 PM Top Challengers Awards
05:45 PM - 06:15 PM Indian Largest Construction Company Award
06:15 PM - 07:00 PM ENR Top 100 International Design Firms and Top International Contractors Recognition Ceremony
07:00 PM - 07:10 PM Man of the Year 2018 Award
07:10 PM - 07:20 PM Chief Guest Address: Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India
07:20 PM - 07:30 PM Vote of Thanks
07:30 PM Onwards Networking Cocktail ​and Dinner

09:30 AM Onwards Registration
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Welcome Address by Pratap Padode, Founder FIRST Construction Council & Editor- In- Chief, Construction World
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Welcome Address by co-organiser Janice Tuchman Editor-in-Chief ENR/ Scott Seltz, Publisher, ENR
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Guest of Honour Address by Shri J. Krishna Kishore, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board & Ex-Officio, Secretary to Govt, GAD
10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Unveiling of Infrastructure Today Annual Issue and & White Paper
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM Special Address by Construction Economist Graham D Robinson, Global Construction Perspectives

New technology is transforming the way buildings are designed, engineered, built, and managed. See how implementing advanced technology like 3D printing, Robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc can deliver business benefits whether you’re designing sustainable houses or reimagining the infrastructure of entire cities.

Focus of Discussion

  • Targeting green technologies and materials for making net zero buildings
  • How additive manufacturing, automation and robotics become essential tools to improve construction efficiency?
  • How is drone technology and laser scanning changing the design and building process?
  • Challenges + Best Practices of adopting faster and innovative construction techniques
  • Latest Technology Innovations for Quality Assurance, Safety & Inspections
Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi India
Subodh Dixit, President (Construction), Shapoorji Pallonji Group
Rohan Suryavanshi, Head-Strategy & Planning, Dilip Buildcon
Anoop Kumar Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, NBCC
Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble, Saarc region

Finance Minister, leading investors and advisors from the private sector discuss the wave of new infrastructure projects being planned and the potential for funding in the current global economic and financial environment. This session will discuss the most effective channels for financing.

Focus of Discussion

  • Investing wisely - global opportunities and new markets
  • Role of private capital in developing next-gen infrastructure
  • Alternative PPP Funding and Financing Options
  • What tenors, pricing and structures can international and domestic banks offer?
  • Will Smart Contract bring new boost in the construction industry?
Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA India
Vijay Agarwal, Director, Equirus Capital
Rohit Modi, Chief Executive Officer, Essel Infra and Smart Utilities.
Bharat Parekh, Executive Director, Infrastructure Research, CLSA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM Chief Guest Address by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India

India jumped up 30 notches into the top 100 rankings on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index, thanks to major improvements in indicators such as resolving insolvency, paying taxes, protecting minority investors and getting credit. The significant jump is a result of the Indian government’s consistent efforts over the past few years and India’s endeavor to strengthen its position as a preferred place to do business.

Focus of Discussion

  • Start a Business with ease – Construction Permits, Clearances and Industrial Land
  • Enforcing Contracts: Understand National Judicial Data Grid
  • Procedures to be followed while trading internationally
  • Financial and Tax Literacy
  • Role of technology
Elias George, Chairman, India Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, KPMG
Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust
Dr Anup Wadhawan, Special Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
Sunil Takyar, Managing Director, Bechtel India
Ravi Sehgal, Chairman,, Engineering Export Promotion Council
Alkesh Kumar Sharma, CEO and MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited

Followed by Question & Answer

04:00 PM - 04:10 PM Welcome Address by Pratap Padode, Founder FIRST Construction Council & Editor- In-Chief, Construction World

Trends from the Top—Global Leaders Share Their World View and Explain Recent Strategic Moves
In this panel, senior leaders from global design firms and contractors will exchange views about the recent important strategic moves their companies have made and share ideas about the year ahead in global construction.

Moderator: Janice Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News-Record

Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
Vinayak Pai, President Energy, Chemicals and Resources, Jacobs
Elizabeth King, Director- Middle East and South Asia, Mott MacDonald
DK Sen, Whole Time Director and Senior Executive Vice President(Infrastructure), L&T

05:10 PM – 05:40 PM Presentation on the Statue of Unity by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust
05:40 PM – 05:50 PM Jury Felicitation
05:50 PM – 06:15 PM Equipment India Best Sellers Awards
06:15 PM – 06:30 PM Equipment India Special Recognition Award
Equipment India Person of the Year Award
06:30 PM - 06:40 PM Vote of Thanks
06:40 PM Onwards Networking Cocktail ​and Dinner