Contractors' Associations convention from tomorrow

Published: 05th January 2013 11:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2013 11:46 AM   |  A+A-

Highlighting the idea of ‘responsible infrastructure’, the 40th convention of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA) being organised by the Builders Association of India (BAI) will be held at Gokulam Convention Centre here from January 6 to 9.

“Responsible infrastructure is a shared vision for building a sustainable future. The  convention will focus on harnessing emerging technologies to ensure ‘responsible infrastructure’ in an inclusive, socially responsible and eco-friendly manner, irrespective of the projects,” said IFAWPCA general secretary M V Antony at a press conference.

He said the convention would be content-rich and would be attended by eminent speakers from various countries, who would share new ideas and technologies related to construction industry.

 “The convention will have the presence of all major construction companies in India and abroad. Around 800 professionals from 16 countries will attend the meet,” he said.

“An exhibition showcasing new products, machines, materials and technologies in the construction industry will also be held as part of the convention,” Antony said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the convention on January 7.

IFAWPCA president Ajit Gulab Chand will preside over the function.

Union Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies K V Thomas, Australian Consul General to South India David Holly, Fisheries Minister K Babu, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) national president Lalit Kumar Jain, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations Sam Pitroda, Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany and BAI president B Seenaiah will speak at the inaugural session.


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