April 15, 2015
Smart Traffic Middle East 2015
18 – 19 May 2015
Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Smart Traffic Middle East Conference (STME 2015) which is scheduled to be held in the Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 18 – 19 May 2015, is set to be a unique platform discussing the future opportunities and challenges in smart traffic management with key emphasis on integrated intelligent traffic systems, enforcement of IT solutions, parking management, smart mobility and infrastructure development amongst other imperative issues.
Drawing in experts and delegates from both the region and across the world, the conference will facilitate an exchange of stimulating ideas and forging high-value connections. The conference will also feature an exhibition along the sidelines showcasing the latest innovations in smart traffic and transport solutions. For more information kindly visit our website www.smarttrafficme.com
July 11, 2013
With the changing trend of construction industry, project managers are now looking for new technology and products which will help them overcome challenges around contract management, quality management, risk management, in-time delivery and many more.
UBM India has organised a 2 day meet for project managers across construction and real estate industry to discuss and achieve practical solutions and build on fast track project management.
Get together with experts who have handled complex projects from leading companies like Larsen & Toubro, DLF, Shapoorji Pallonji, Tata Projects, Gammon India, Hindustan Construction Company, Sobha Developers, Hiranandani Group, Lodha Group, K Raheja and many more.
What’s new: One day seminar on “Shuttering” which will help you achieve your project with fastest speed and within controlled costs.
Who should attend?
- VP’s, Director, Group Head Projects
- Project Managers
- Quality Assurance
- Contracts & Procurements
- Reinforcement in-charge
- Shuttering in-charge
Please visit http://bit.ly/16tHLmB
India’s largest Highway Development Conference- Indian Highway Summit 25-26th April, 2013- Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Delhi
April 3, 2013
Premium Business Conference
Indian Highways Summit 2013 brings to you efficiency and reliability in electronic tolling solutions, Tolling Technologies, Traffic Safety, ITSandmuch morebearing in mind the need for security and high quality, necessary for maximum business benefits.
Cost, security and performance considerations are the key to the implementation of successful electronic tolling operations. The Indian government is keen to adopt the ISO 18000 6C standard in implementation of electronic tolling across the country. Indian Highays Summit 2013provide you with cutting edge, interoperable and scalable solutions for all your e-tolling needs.
Few Topics to be discussed:
1. Tolling Technologies and Traffic Management Mechanisms
2. Intelligent Transport System
3. Concessionares view on Toll Road
4. O& M Contracts & Traffic Safety….and Much more
Why Exhibit? : Why Join as Delegates?
Major Toll, Traffic Management, ITS and Security players under one roof. This ensures that your audience is precise & your sales effort can be accurate and cost effective. Not only with regards to exhibition space but also it’s acceptance as one of the leading show in the industry.
- 90 % of visitors are Decision Makers
- 27% Toll Plaza Operators ,
- 15% Technology Providers , ITS & Logistics, O&M Providers
- Finest Senior Level, Government & Industry Speakers
- Right Audience , Personal Interaction , Networking , Market Reach & Much More.
Once a year the Industry Gathers to Learn, Business and Network.
* Highway * Expressways * Tollways * Tunnels * Roads
* Bridges * Country Road*
Indian Highways Summit 2013 gives the Toll, Trafic Management, ITS & Security industry the most comprehensive range of products and services in the region, the latest state-of-the-art technology and a wide range of superior-quality services for all sectors of the Roads & Highways industry.
Join as an Exhibitor: Book your Stalls and Showcase your Equipments , Cranes , trucks and much more
Mr. Vipul K
M: +91 9920917193
For Delegate Registrations
Mr. Kawaldeep Marwah
T: 022 27717143/50
M: 91 9004932922
1st Global Submit on ” Road Infrastructure Management & Safety- Feb 7-8, 2013 at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore
January 22, 2013
Feb 7th-8th 2013 At Hotel The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore
Unit No. DE 201, Kailash Industrial Complex, Godrej – Hiranandani Link Road, Vikroli (W), Mumbai- 400079, Maharashtra, India
December 10, 2012
December 6, 2012: The three-day ‘Infrastructure Conference 2012’ being organised by the Kerala Public Works Department is under way at the Bolghatty Palace in Kochi from Thursday.
The timing could not have been more apt coming as it does exactly a year after the previous event, which affords an opportunity for serious reflection and productive planning.
V. Ebrahim Kunju, who has already made a mark as a ‘working’ minister for public works, says that a number of suggestions/recommendations made at last conference are currently being implemented. One instance is where the department is moving ahead with a plan to laying concrete roads in the State on a pilot basis.
“It is not as if we are suggesting something that is not known to the State already; in fact, we used to have concrete roads here in the past,” the minister says. “It is just an issue of revisiting the past purely for reasons of advisability and practicality.”
He points to major metropolises such as Mumbai which have plumped for concretised roads with a comparatively longer life span. So public works department is essentially dusting up the concept here and proposes to implement same in Kochi – from HMT Junction in Kalamassery to Manalimukku in Kochi.
On another front, the public works department is looking at ways to ensure people’s participation in infrastructure development.
This is sought to be achieved through the vehicle of local self-government institutions after suggestions to the effect were floated at the Emerging Kerala Global Connect meet that Kochi hosted in September last and also in view of increasing opposition to land acquisition, the minister says.
So, the department is seeking to suitably tweak the public-private partnership (PPP) mode to public-private-people-partnership (PPPP) mode, Ebrahim Kunju says. The department believes that many of the imponderables to development issues, including vexed land acquisition, could be more effectively dealt with in this manner.
An exclusive session has been earmarked to discuss this issue at the Infrastructure Conference 2012, the minister said. The main theme, ‘An integrated approach to infrastructure development,’ has been carefully chosen to rhyme with the comprehensive revamp that the department is currently undergoing with a view to assimilating technological and conceptual advancements.
BUILDING ON 2011
According to the minister, the last edition of the conference helped the department to adopt latest technologies, construction techniques, and management systems for sustainable development.
He attributed various path-breaking initiatives launched since – concretising roads, revising the public works department manual, launch of e-tendering, and inclusion of road safety and maintenance aspects in the contract terms on a long-term – to the successful conclusion of the year 2011 event and the result-oriented follow-up thereafter. The department officials may have just got another opportunity to acquaint themselves with modern techniques and approaches in the infrastructure and construction sectors, Ebrahim Kunju points out.
The public works department manual has been revised after a long gap of 40 years. E-tendering and e-payment options will improve transparency and efficiency of the tendering transactions and also speed up connected procedures.
Despite spending huge amount of money for maintenance, the roads in the State are in a state of disrepair, not to speak of despair, the minister says. It is with an intention to meet this situation fair and square that the State Government has proposed to implement a performance-based guarantee in the road building sector.
According to the minister, the State Government has envisaged five-year performance-based guarantee for all heavy maintenance works. As per this package, maintenance of roads for a period of five years after building them would have to be done by the contractor who undertakes the project. This would help in improving the quality of roads, Ebrahim Kunju says.
One other feature that the minister sought to proudly highlight is the fact that there is hardly any delay to speak of in work/projects. “Works are completed on time and sometimes even before time. Our hardworking and dedicated staff are committed to providing quality work and enhancing the comfort level of road users,” the minister said.
But he was aware of the major challenges that the department is faced with, not least of which is land acquisition and resettlement. But here again, the minister had reason to sound hopeful and optimistic. He agreed that there is apprehension in the minds of people in the State about land acquisition.
“But I’m happy and proud to say that, among the States, we offer the best rehabilitation and resettlement package. Those who sacrifice land for public good – for construction purposes in this case – will get market value for the parcel parted with. No other State in the country has anything better to offer,” Ebrahim Kunju says.
District level purchase committees with collector as the chairman will decide on the amount to be compensated and the recommendation is escalated to an empowered committee. The latter will have the final say on the amount payable, which would be paid out to the concerned person. According to the minister, rehabilitation packages have been designed for shopkeepers and street vendors, who will be given six months income as compensation without delay.
The minister was equally forthcoming on the issue of sustainable development, which is something close to his heart. Since sustainable construction is the running theme of the times we are in and gaining more and more prominence, the State Government has endeavoured to promote green building concepts and practices in a planned manner. Being an environmentally sensitive geographic region with meagre resources, it is desirable and only in the fitness of overall scheme of things that the State should promote green building technology in a systematic manner.
While energy performance of the building is the primary focus in the green-building context, water conservation and use of sustainable materials also need most attention considering the peculiar characteristics of our State. Public works department buildings will play an important role by demonstrating this commitment by fully adopting the green building in all new buildings, the minister avers.
Meanwhile, timing of Infrastructure Conference 2012 assumes significance viewed against the backdrop of the multiple challenges that the road sector in the country at large has continued to face in recent times. These range from high interest rates, reduced availability of funds and execution slowdown to increased competitive intensity, according to an assessment by rating agency, ICRA.
Award of new projects has picked up during the last two quarters with the National Highways Authority of India awarding some mega projects.
However, execution on many of the projects awarded over the last one year has remained slow primarily because of delays in land acquisition, clearances, and financial closure. Projects that had the requisite approvals and funding reported healthy execution.
While both developers and contractors are going through a rough phase over the last one and a half years, the challenges were higher in the case of companies that had recently entered the project development space. While developers with a portfolio of operational toll road projects were partly hedged from high interest rates due to inflation-linked toll rates, those with projects in the developmental phase faced challenges in achieving financial closure due to weakened project viability owing to high interest rates besides delays in land acquisition and approvals.
Road construction companies continued to face long working capital cycles, which put a strain on their liquidity position and increased their indebtedness. The operating margins of several road contractors also witnessed pressure because of rising commodity prices (for fixed-price contracts) and idling of capacities as execution could not begin in many new projects.
With the National Highways Authority increasingly awarding projects under the public-private partnership model, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors have struggled to maintain their order-book growth and many have chosen to enter the PPP space by undertaking projects on build-operate-transfer basis.
The equity requirement for BOT projects, along with the weak capital markets that have made raising capital difficult, has increased their dependence on external borrowings. Further, many of these companies have raised debt at the parent or holding company level to meet the equity requirement in BOT projects thus significantly increasing the indebtedness at the group level.
9 sessions proposed
Infrastructure Conference 2012 has been structured to host nine technical sessions where experts of renown would share their experience.
Apart from Ministers, bureaucrats, engineers, and domain experts would attend the meet. Among the topics being discussed are institutional preparedness for a paradigm shift; new dimensions in land acquisition; asset management with special emphasis on performance-based maintenance approach; and pre-fabrication technology in modern construction.
Multi-modal integration of transport systems, road safety issues, participatory approach, and innovative financing for infrastructure development would also come up for discussions.
‘Vox populi,’ a special session, with an open debate on national highway development under build-operate-transfer (BOT) and road safety rules and a presentation on development of monorail projects would also be organised.
Among those who would be making special addresses are K. M. Mani, Minister for Finance; Aryaden Muhammed, Minister for Transport and Power; P.J. Joseph, Minister for Water Resources; K.C. Joseph, Minister for Rural Development; and Manjalamkuzhi Ali, Minister for Urban Development.
After the felicitation addresses, Parveen Kumar, Senior Vice-President, IL&FS Rail Ltd, will make a presentation on monorail projects.
The post-lunch session will be chaired by Manoj Joshi, Joint Secretary, Government of India, who will make the introductory address.
Arnab Bandyopadhyay, Senior Transport Engineer, World Bank, will present the paper on ‘Institutional preparedness – Need for paradigm shift.’
This will be followed by a panel discussion. Later, S.V.R. Srinivasan, additional metropolitan commissioner and managing director, Mumbai Metro, will make a presentation.
The topic will be on ‘New dimensions in land acquisition – A participatory approach.’ Ajith B. Patil, secretary, Kochi Corporation, will join him.
This will be followed by ‘Vox Populi,’ an open debate on national highway under BOT (build, own, transfer) and road safety issues.
Conference on Modern Approach for Traffic Regulation Administration & Management “Chaos to Transformation”
December 3, 2012
20 – 21st December 2012, Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore
Confederation of Indian Industry Southern Region is organising a 2-Day Conference & Exposition titled -“MATRAM 2012” -Modern Approach for traffic Regulation Administration and Management on 20 & 21 December 2012 at Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore.
MATRAM 2012 is being supported by the State Police Departments of Government of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The premier event bring together Key decision making authorities of Southern Region States regulating traffic departments, Highways Department, Corporation incharge Major Corporate, Infrastructure Companies, Logistics providers (Cargo & Passengers), Hotels, Hospitals, Airport authorities from across a spectrum of industries with estimated audience of 200.
The responsibility of the maintenance of transport infrastructure is shared by many agencies operating at the central and state levels, while traffic regulation is the duty of the local traffic police. This multiplicity of agencies without significant operational coordination among them has also bottlenecked traffic management. The involvement of ‘human element’ in traffic control can lead to potentially dangerous situations. The country witnesses about 23 road accidents per thousand vehicles – an alarming figure that is one of the highest in the world.
Objective of the Conference:
- Examine the current state of problems.
- Analyse the availableTechnologies and the need for upgradation
- Safety, Vulnerability and Mobility
- Best Practices in Traffic Management outside India
- Options for Future Management
- Generate an action plan for smooth flow
Target Audience/ Exhibitors/Sponsors
- Policy makers and Regulators
- Police Administrators & Home Ministry
- IT/ITES Companies
- Educational Institutions
- R&D Organizations
- Manufacturers of Traffic Equipments
- General Public
Gp Capt (Retd) Mohandas LV / Ms. Dhwani Shukla
Confederation of Indian Industry
Southern region, Chennai 600032
May 31, 2012
Paving the Roads to Socio Economic growth
20th July 2012, New Delhi
Roads & Highways scenario
Roads and highways is more than an identifiable thoroughfare, route, way or path to connect between places; it is a corridor with the ability to bring about social, political and economic change. Achieving sustainability and capitalising on the vast investment, social and commercial opportunities by examining conceptual and technological advancements for future development to encompass today’s changing world, its growing diversity and complexity.
Roads for inclusive development
Objectives of the conference
EPC World Media group is organising the one day conference with the objectives to guide, promote, share and highlight the strategies and opportunities in planning, construction, financing and managing the road network to maintain the much needed connectivity to growth. The conference will have presentations by the industry leaders, policy makers and decision makers on the following topics:
Key topics during the conference
Session – 1 Policy & land acquisition
- National Highways Development programme – NHDP
- Ambitious road development vision (Target v/s achieved)
- Trends in road development
- Expenditure in terms of Road revenue for Roads & Highways
- Capacity augmentation and skill development for trained and skilled manpower
- Contractual conditions & Model Concession Agreements (MCA)
- Synergy of efforts for land acquisitions between state government and NHAI
- Delay in project award and implementation due to existing environmental policy
Session – 2 Intelligent transportation system, sustainable design & construction technology
- Roads & Highways designing (design & load planning)
- Traffic modeling (routing, operation & Road Safety)
- Safety management techniques & speed management
- Traffic engineering innovations, road design and behavioral issues
- Integrated toll management system
- Construction products & raw material (Bitumen, Modified bitumen, Geosynthetic etc.)
- Road construction equipment
- Specification & best construction practices
- Smart & green road technology
- Utilization of alternate & sustainable materials in road construction
- Sustainable & high performance roads
Session – 3 Public Private Partnerships & financing initiatives
- Making cost estimation more realistic
- Funding options & constraints (state funding, debt, equity, PPP)
- Road asset management (ownership & maintenance)
- Planning, financing and economics of low-volume roads
- Impact of foreign direct investment in road development sector
- Legal issues & challenges in road projects
Who should attend the conference
Participants of Paving the Roads to Socio Economic growth conference consists of all the stakeholders representing the:
- Government agencies
- Policy makers
- Technology developers
- Service providers
- Companies in Infrastructure & Construction sector
- Raw material supplier
- Logistics companies
- Road machinery & equipment providers
- Professionals & consultants
- Academic and research community
Benefit of attending the conference
The technical sessions, networking opportunities serve as perfect platform for decision makers, Suppliers, user community, technology developers, service providers, contractors, researchers to:
- Discuss successful case studies
- Share knowledge and experiences
- Financing options for the projects
- Know about the emerging business opportunities
- Gain first-hand information on strategic decision-making process
- International norms, standard, executions and challenges etc.
The EPC World Media group is a one stop knowledge information hub for Infrastructure, Construction and Realty sector. It strives to promote, propagate and assist the decision and policy makers from government and private organisations along with the technology developers and service providers to enhance and develop their capabilities, policies.
The EPC World Media group facilitates knowledge transfer to grassroots and strengthens their productivity and management capabilities for the benefit of society at large through its key platforms:
- EPC World (monthly magazine focusing on Infrastructure & Construction sector development)
- Projects World
- www.epcworld.in Weekly news letters
- Industry recognition awards – EPC World Awards, Architects’ Choice Awards
(Recognising the Infrastructure & Construction Industry for their contribution to this sector)
- B2B conference (H2O World, Metrorail World, Rail Vision 2020, Realty India 2012)
For more details on the conference please log on to the:
May 31, 2012
Project Flow 2012
– A CEO’s Conclave for Executing Projects Faster November 23, 2012 – JW Marriott Mumbai – India
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Project Flow 2012 is industry leading Global Conference on Project Execution. After 8 Successful Annual Conferences in USA, this is the first time Project Flow Annual Conference will take place in India. Realization Technologies Inc. in association with Cerebral Business Research is pleased to announce Project Flow 2012 – A CEO’s Conclave for Executing Projects Faster to be held on 23rd November 2012 in Mumbai.
While Projects are essential for any enterprise growth, they pose a huge challenge for the enterprise management. Most projects are late, risking ROI while draining management’s attention and causing everyone to multitask between ongoing operations and project management.
This Conclave bring together leaders from industry sectors like Infrastructure, Energy, Aerospace & Defense Maintenance, Consumer Electronics and IT from across India at one Platform to discuss these challenges and review case studies of companies in India and around the world which solved this problem by implementing Synchronized Project Management.
Synchronized Project Management is an emerging standard in project execution. It helps organizations run projects 20-50% faster than industry norms. It has already been implemented by 200+ organizations worldwide such as Boeing, NASA, Lufthansa, HP and SAP, and by Indian companies like Dr. Reddy’s, L&T, Trident, TATA Steel, Vardhman and now across all infrastructure Projects in the state of Bihar, and generated $ 3.5 Billion in cash and profits.
This will be the first of its kind international initiative in India wherein role of top management in Project Management will be discussed in detail. It will also be an opportunity to setup 1-1 meetings with executives who already implemented Synchronized Project Management and achieved dramatic improvement in their projects performance.
- Key Note Session
- Introduction to Synchronized Project Management
- International and Indian Companies case studies
- Project Management Scenario – Thoughts of Indian Industry Leaders
- One to One Meetings
- Media Briefing and Interviews
- Networking Dinner
Industry sectors include
Defense and Aerospace Maintenance
Please visit www.cerebralbusiness.com/projectflow for details on the event.
FOR SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
Please get in touch with
Chander Kant Verma
Call: +91 95409 91011
FOR REGISTRATION / PARTICIPATION
Please get in touch with:
Call: +91 95409 91022
May 31, 2012
Infraline Energy Research & Information Services, an accredited premier service provider of critical business information, industry databases, business intelligence and related services in the energy and infrastructure sector is coming up with second annual edition of conference on the subject Roads and Highways in India: Strategising Growth and Empowerment, on June 28, 2012 at New Delhi.
The conference will provide a platform to discuss the issues on
- infrastructure quality,
- quality consultants & contractors, financing,
- issues and challenges and
- way forward for the Roads and Highways industry.
The conference has received support from the National Highway Authority of India and Mr. S K Puri, former Director General & Special Secretary MoRTH will be the Conference Chairperson.
The conference also plans to throw light on issues such as:
- Current status of Roadways Progress in India
- Key growth trends in road development
- Lack of trained and skilled manpower
- Major acts impacting the sector
- Bidding process
- Project scheduling and inherent challenges of execution
- Risk-return dynamics– Driver for investments
- Trends in financing road projects
- Viability Gap Funding
- Challenges in financing of road projects
- Effectiveness of EPC vs. PPP mode of awarding projects
- Upcoming Opportunities in OMT Contracts
- Mega Highway Projects- Boom or Bust in Indian outlook
- Emerging concept of equipment rental
- NHAI’s Plan & Initiative
- Opportunities in the sector in the 12th Five-Year Plan Period
The conference is targeted at National and State Roads Authorities, Construction Companies, Technology Providers, Regulatory Agencies, Equipment Manufacturers, EPC Contractors, Consultants, Banks and Financial Institutions, Suppliers, Designers, etc.
To register contact:
Mobile: +91 98998 66251
January 27, 2012
EPC Sphere Delhi 2012 conference looks set to be a houseful event with highly-influential speakers and participants bringing together all of the key industry players. EPC Sphere – Regional & Annual Conferences will be attended by senior management, from large domestic and multinational EPC / Infrastructure companies & owner companies in India. The purpose of the ERS is to network, discuss and debate key opportunities and issues along with focus upon latest technologies/ solutions and services for the sector. Theme for the conferences will be Excellence in Delivering EPC and Infrastructure Projects for various sub sectors like Airports, Ports, Railways, Marine, Power, Logistics, Oil & Gas and Energy. Conference is expected to be attended by 150 + senior level delegates. Please visit www.cerebralbusiness.com/epcsphere for more details on the events.
- Public Private Partnership in India – Government Approach
- EPC Contracting in India – Vision 2030
- Typical Challenges in Projects around the World
- Local Conditions in Projects Implementations – State Government’s Perspective
- Latest EPC Contracting Formats – A Perpetual Improvement Process
- Updates on Latest Technology for Infrastructure Sector
- Updates on Latest Solutions for Infrastructure Sector
- Traditional Project Management Flaws Intensify the Problems – How?
- Fixing Project Management Flaws using Dr. Goldratt’s “Critical Chain” Project Management -
- Panel Discussion on “Shifting focus from Established Markets to Global Markets”
- Panel Discussion on:”Successful EPC Business Scenario with Respect to Indian Conditions”
- CEO’s Panel on Preparing for Future and Excellence in Delivering EPC / Infrastructure Projects
- “Critical Chain” Practical implications and Case Studies
- Case Study on Doing Projects Right
- Key Legal, Taxation and Regulatory Issues
- Risk Management
- Project Financing – Opportunities and Challenges in current Economic Scenario
EPC Sphere Advisory Board
- N Kannan, CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji EPC Group
- Sunil Shinde, MD & CEO, Welspun Projects
- Arun Karambelkar, President & Whole Time Director, HCC Limited
- Russell Waugh, Managing Director, Welspun Leighton Contractors
- Syed Rizvi, Senior Advisor, IDFC Projects (E&C) (Former , ED – BHEL)
- Anil Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Power & Special Projects, Atha Group
- Anirudh Ray, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner India – 100 % subsidiary of Steiner AG, Switzerland
- Sanjeev Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Realization Inc., USA
- DP Misra, Head Marketing & Business Development (Former Dy. MD Jacobs Engineering)
For more details on Speaking / Sponsoring / Exhibiting / Registering please contact Meghana Vyas
Email: email@example.com | Handheld: +91 95409 91022
Team Cerebral Business Research | www.cerebralbusiness.com