Three-in-one mega event on future cities with CAPEx and IIPM held in Mumbai
The 15th Municipalika Exhibition & Conference in Mumbai has expanded as a 360 degree event on city development, with the addition of Construction, Architecture & Planning Exhibition (CAPEx) and India International Property Mart (IIPM) – the first of its kind B2B forum for real estate.
The three-in-one international conference and exhibition at the Bombay Exhibition Centre was organised under the banner of ‘Future Cities’ – an exposition of technologies, products and services for urban development.
Municipalika 2018 was inaugurated by Mahendra Jain, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka, and Divya Kush, President, Indian Institute of Architects. H.E. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India, was also present at Municipalika’s inaugural session, sharing Canada’s experience in building world-class cities and underscoring Canada’s commitment to India.
The event had participation of over 200 delegates in the conference segment, from over 300 Indian cities and towns and abroad, and professional visitors in the exhibition segment including ministers, mayors, municipal commissioners, urban local bodies, CEOs of smart cities and parastatals, along with technology providers, professionals and all urban stakeholders. Faculty and students of architecture, engineering, technology and management institutions also attended to get exposure on the latest trends.
The 15th Municipalika 2018 provided a mega-networking forum for governments, experts, entrepreneurs and service providers to collectively find solutions to urban challenges. Municipalika provides a platform to evolve, evaluate and share policies, strategies, cutting-edge technologies and innovations towards smart and sustainable living in cities.
Canada, the Partner Country, brought an array of technological best practices for possible use in India’s city development missions. To explore collaboration opportunities with Indian businesses in the infrastructure and smart cities sector, 28 leading Canadian urban infrastructure, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence companies visited the event. The mission has been organised by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Alberta, Air Canada and the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber.
Nadir Patel said, “Canada is globally recognised for its excellence in urban infrastructure and smart cities which includes high-level project management, specialised technical skills and for developing environmentally friendly technological solutions combined with innovative design. This is a great opportunity for Canadian companies to learn about the exciting developments and plans for transformation in India’s urban infrastructure and smart cities. I look forward to further collaboration to support India in achieving its smart cities objectives.”
There was a special session on fire and public safety, which had the participation of chief fire officers, fire engineers and professional institutions deliberating about the fire regulations for all types of buildings and their enforcement in-line with the National Building Code of India.
The three-day long conference also included sessions on Resilient and Secure Cities, Healthy Cities, Green Cit ies, Connected Cities, Digital Cities and on Integrated Cities for self-contained cities.’
The Decision Maker’s Conclave, a special buyer-seller meet, provided a great opportunity for solution providers to meet architects, builders, green building consultants, EPC project heads and material procurement heads from large corporations.
The event was organised with JLL as the Knowledge Partner. JLL is cocurating the sessions with Good Governance India Foundation.