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Ecobuild India 2013 - Looking Towards the Future

MUMBAI, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ecobuild India, the international sustainability conference and exhibition programme at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from April 16-18, 2013, will be one of the largest events for sustainable design and construction in the built environment. 

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Building upon the anchor event in London, (Ecobuild UK), one of the world's largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the future of sustainable building design, construction and the built environment, it is coming to India after eight years of its launch in UK.

Ecobuild India will bring together a wealth of top sustainability experts to debate and share their unique perspective on the agenda for India's sustainable future and the hot issues in the built environment. Designed to inspire, educate and inform, the three-day dual track conference programme will feature key industry speakers, government officials, academics in cutting-edge debates and high-level discussions to cover topics such as Tackling climate change - what's the best strategy for India?; The key challenges before the government in balancing environment and development? Resolving the water conundrum; Collaboration in the area of energy poverty, Protecting our rich biodiversity among other issues. 

Track two of the conference will cover topics such as Embracing India's heritage in sustainable planning and design; Improving urban planning and designThe future of house building: Green construction and design; Sustainable infrastructure in the context of tall buildings; The future of design and the role of architects: Taking the lead in creating an energy efficient property sector; Investment in Urban Regeneration and Smart Infrastructure among other topics.    

The prominent speakers include: Dr. Chandrashekar Hariharan, CEO, Biodiversity Conservation India Ltd.; S. Padmanabhan, Director, South Asian Regional Initiative for Energy, Senior Energy Advisor, USAID/India; Mr. Aaron B. Schwarz, Managing Director, Perkins Eastman; Architect Yatin Pandya; Architect Ashok Lall; Mr. Arun Kumar, MD, Sun Power; Dr. Anil Gupta, Prof. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Dr. Dipankar Dey, Indian School of Business, Kolkata; Prof. Rajiv Mishra, Principal, J J School of Architecture; Mr. N K Ranganath, MD, Grundfos India; Mr. Manit Rastogi, MD, Morphogenesis; Aamer Azeemi, Managing Director, Emerging Solutions Advisory, CISCO; Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat Division, The Energy & Resource Institute; Niranjan Khatri, GM, ITC Hotels among others.  

Ecobuild India Director, Vijay Adhikari comments: "Building upon the anchor event in London which brought together over 57,000 of the design and construction industry's most influential professionals, the show after successful launch in China in April 2012, will be coming into India from the 16-18 of April 2013 at BEC, Mumbai."

"Ecobuild India strives to reflect the changing dynamics of the sustainability agenda. The event has the official support and endorsement of many of the industry's leading associations including the GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India), IIID (Indian Institute of Interior Designers), RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), BRE (UK's Building Research Establishment), CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building, UK), and UKTI( UK Trade and Investment), Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, Indian Paint & Coating Association.

For the full programme line-up, please visit www.ecobuild-india.com.

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