FICCI del­e­ga­tion par­tic­i­pates in Metropoli­tan So­lu­tions 2015, Ger­many

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FICCI or­gan­ised a busi­ness del­e­ga­tion to Ger­many from May 20-22, 2015 in Ber­lin, Ger­many. The del­e­ga­tion was led by Pradeep Puri, Chair­man, FICCI Ur­ban In­fras­truc­ture Com­mit­tee & Chair­man, IL&FS Wa­ter Ltd. The pur­pose of the del­e­ga­tion was to par­tic­i­pate in Metropoli­tan So­lu­tions 2015 or­gan­ised by Deutsche Messe.

Metropoli­tan So­lu­tions 2015 cov­ered ar­eas viz. en­ergy, wa­ter & waste man­age­ment, mo­bil­ity & lo­gis­tics, build­ings & pub­lic space and ur­ban man­age­ment brought to­gether key lead­ers, gov­ern­ments and com­pa­nies to present in­no­va­tive con­cepts and tech­nolo­gies for fu­ture ur­ban in­fra­struc­tures and cre­at­ing smart ci­ties across the world. The event com­prised an ex­hi­bi­tion along with about 25 par­al­lel con­fer­ences, or­gan­ised by in­de­pen­dent part­ners, high­light­ing dif­fer­ent as­pects of smart and sus­tain­able ur­ban de­vel­op­ment.

The FICCI del­e­ga­tion com­prised par­tic­i­pants from the gov­ern­ment, wa­ter, ur­ban plan­ning & de­vel­op­ment and real es­tate sec­tors.

FICCI and Han­nover Mi­lano Fairs In­dia part­nered for an ex­clu­sive In­dia work­shop ti­tled '100 Smart Ci­ties in In­dia' with the theme 'Smart and Sus­tain­able Ci­ties – Op­por­tu­ni­ties, Strate­gies for Indo-Euro­pean Co­op­er­a­tion' or­gan­ised on May 20, 2015.

Anke Brum­mer-Kohler, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Hous­ing, Pub­lic Build­ing Law, Fed­eral Min­istry for the En­vi­ron­ment, Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion, Build­ing & Nu­clear Safety, Ger­many, de­liv­ered the key note ad­dress in the open­ing ses­sion of the In­dian Smart Ci­ties work­shop. Pradeep Puri; Shubha Thakur, Di­rec­tor, Swachh Bharat Mis­sion, Min­istry of Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment and Ja­gan Shah, Di­rec­tor, Na­tional In­sti­tute of Ur­ban Af­fairs, In­dia, ad­dressed the par­tic­i­pants dur­ing the In­dia ses­sion. Anurag Agar­wal, Home Sec­re­tary, UT Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Chandi­garh, ad­dressed the par­tic­i­pants in the ses­sion on 'Fi­nanc­ing Smart City De­vel­op­ment: Chal­lenges & So­lu­tions' dur­ing this work­shop. Vi­jay Gokhale, Am­bas­sador, Em­bassy of In­dia, Ber­lin, graced the oc­ca­sion with his pres­ence in the In­dia ses­sion.

Around 1000 par­tic­i­pants from Ger­many and other coun­tries par­tic­i­pated in Metropoli­tan So­lu­tions 2015. In ad­di­tion, around 100 lead­ing Euro­pean com­pa­nies had set up their prod­uct dis­play booths. B2B meet­ings and sight visit to Ber­lin's First Smart City Dis­trict – The Pots­damer Platz were ar­ranged in Ber­lin for FICCI del­e­gates.

L to R: Felix Klauda, HoD, Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment & Mo­bil­ity, South Asia, KfW De­vel­op­ment Bank; Frank Samol, In­clu­sive Ci­ties Part­ner­ship Pro­gramme, Deutsche Ge­sellschaft fuer In­ter­na­tionale Zusam­me­nar­beit (GIZ) GmbH; Anurag Agar­wal, Home Sec­re­tary, UT Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Chandi­garh and Pradeep Puri, Chair­man, FICCI Ur­ban In­fras­truc­ture Com­mit­tee & Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man, IL&FS Wa­ter Ltd.

L to R: Anke Brum­mer-Kohler, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Hous­ing, Pub­lic Build­ing Law, Fed­eral Min­istry for the En­vi­ron­ment, Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion, Build­ing & Nu­clear Safety, Ger­many; Pradeep Puri, Chair­man, FICCI Ur­ban In­fras­truc­ture Com­mit­tee & Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man, IL&FS Wa­ter Ltd.; Shubha Thakur, Di­rec­tor, Swachh Bharat Mis­sion, Min­istry of Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment and Ja­gan Shah, Di­rec­tor, Na­tional In­sti­tute of Ur­ban Af­fairs.

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