ACETECH, the much-awaited annual trade fare dedicated to architecture, building materials, innovation and design industry commenced on a high note today at the Bombay Exhibition Center. As Asia’s largest and the world’s third largest exhibition, ACETECH is showcasing over 400 finest national and international brands. During the course of four-days the exposition will bring together architects, designers, developers, engineers, contracting companies, industry experts and exhibiting brands under one roof for displaying and sourcing products and services expediently. Organized by ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. and ITE, ACETECH is an effort designed to drive the building industry by bridging the consumer-supplier gap.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis along with the leading stalwarts such as Vikas Oberoi, Niranajan Hiranandani; Ar. Hafeez Contractor; Ar. Alfaz Miller; Ashish Raheja; Gaurav Gupta; Sandeep Runwal; Rajeev Piramal; Ashok Mohanani; Anuj Puri; Ar. Bruce Fairbanks and Ar. Zubin Cooper. Moderated by Anuj Puri of Jones Lang Lasalle, India leading the opening of the event was a panel discussion that varied from infrastructure and innovations in construction to smart cities. The panel’s views on current real estate regulations and policies and surgical surveillance as a beneficial move for long-term business growth in the country emerged as the key highlight of the discussion.
On this occasion, Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis addressed the audience and the panel, sharing his views about how ACETECH is a substantial initiative to bring together leading players and stakeholders from across industries. He further added, “Affordable housing is the need of the hour and a huge challenge for the growing population in the country. It is imperative to provide a home to every individual by 2022, where 50% of the population is below poverty line. We want to build beautiful and smart cities, all-inclusive of people from different strata’s. We, all the people gathered here at ACETECH, are the best people to achieve this together.”
Representing his company at ACETECH 2016, Mark Shashoua, CEO, ITE Group shared his views during the inauguration ceremony. Mr. Shashoua stated, “ACETECH’s achievements and progress in the past ten years is commendable and ITE is proud to be associated with ACETECH and ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. I would like to congratulate Mr. Sumit Gandhi and Mr. Manish Gandhi for their efforts, dedication, passion and team building.”
The inauguration was followed by an official launch of the book “Bringing the Rainbow- The Hindware Story”, written by Mr. R.K. Somany, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited.
The scale of the exhibition has been phenomenal and is growing exponentially. This unique forum offers opportunities to not just exhibit but also to create a long-lasting impression on the decision makers of the real estate and associated industries.
Sumit Gandhi, Chairman of ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. and Founder of ACETECH said, “ACETECH is connecting people to the best of services & range of products for their needs that goes on to make our country a better place in terms of infrastructure & innovation. Each year we strive to evolve to make the future of ACETECH dynamic and sustainable. I have always believed that if you focus on results, nothing will ever change but if you focus on change, you will definitely get results. With ACETECH, an initiative called BANAYE BEHTAR BHARAT also budded along, I am proud to share that ACETECH is working towards making the nation stronger and more advanced.”
Focused on the progressive architecture, construction, and design industry, ACETECH deals across 22 product categories that cater to a wide audience across various segments. The event is also reputed for creating a knowledge-sharing platform and a global market to propagate business development.
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During the four days of the exhibition ACETECH will be seen hosting several allied events such as Design Wall Awards; ACETECH Alpha Awards; ACEWORX; Grand Stand Awards; Ace Interface, Walk The Talk With Your Mentor; including two conferences, Global Green Summit and World Of Fenestration to effectively meet the increasing needs of architects, developers and designers.