South Asia Business Forum

Developing the Potential of South Asia’s Opportunities

Tuesday, 10 July, 3.30pm – 6.15pm

Level 3, Heliconia 3401A-3401B, 3402 – 3403

 

Bearing witness to high urbanization rates, economic growth has been strong across South Asian countries, as rural populations transform into urban agglomerations. Sustainable urban development is at the forefront of the minds of South Asian governments. While challenges abound, governments are eager to turn these into opportunities by drawing on global best practices and the latest innovations.

 

Learn about the economic opportunities which will be outline in this session in key areas such as urban, water and environment developments in South Asia.

 

Time

Activity

3.30pm

Introduction

 

By Mr Vishwa Sadasivanv (Invited)

3.33pm

Keynote Address

Session 1: Deploying Smart City Solutions in Government-led Smart Cities, Rural Regions, and Private Sector Funded Smart Cities

3.45pm

Introduction to Maharashtra Projects

By Mdm Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary(Urban Development Department), Government of Maharashtra

3.53pm

Overview of Investment Opportunities

By Mr Eugene Seah, Senior Director (Special Projects, Group CEO Office), Surbana Jurong (Invited)

4.01pm

Industry Perspective

By Mr Abhishek Lodha, Managing Director, Lodha Group

4.09pm

Industry Perspective

By Stanley Samuel, CEO and Founder, Ecosoftt

4.17pm

Questions and Answers

Session 2: Disruption and Creation – Harnessing Market Innovations for Urban Solutions in Andhra Pradesh

4.30pm

Introduction to Amaravati Project

By Mr Ajay Jain, Principal Secretary (Energy, Infrastructure & Investment), Government of Andhra Pradesh (Invited)

4.40pm

Overview of Opportunities in the building of Amaravati

By Dr Cherukuri Sreedhar, Commissioner (Capital Region Development Authority), Government of Andhra Pradesh (Invited)

5.00pm

Industry Perspective and Opportunities

By Mdm Lakshmi Parthasarathy, Managing Director, Amaravati Development Corporation (Invited)

5.10pm

Sharing by Pitch Competition Winner from Happy Cities Summit

5.15pm

Questions and Answers

Session 3: Promises of Development: Urban Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia

5.30pm

Urban Challenges and Opportunities in Sri Lanka

By Dr Jagath Munasinghe, Chairman, Urban Development Authority, Sri Lanka (Invited)

5.38pm

Urban Challenges and Opportunities in Bangladesh

5.46pm

Urban Challenges and Opportunities in Bhutan

By Mr Kinlay Dorjee, Mayor of Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan (Invited)

5.54pm

Sharing by International Organisation

By Mr Uri Raich, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank (South Asia)

6.02pm

Questions and Answers

6.15pm

End

Information updated as of 11 May

 

Organisers:

final_SIWW-logo_colour

CESS_Logo 2Feb_CMYKWCS logo