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The Mega Event 2017 edition has been grouped into five industry specific sectors. It will be held at New Delhi (10-12 May) introducing a CEO speaks programme, while continuing with the Mayors conclave, Smart Village session & Smart Cities India Awards.

Launched in 2015, the annual international Smart Cities India Expo has received exceptional support from exhibitors, speakers, delegates, visitors, governments, and the media. Both editions have set high standards with innovations and new activities. The 2nd edition of SCIE, which took place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during 11-13 May 2016, also launched the 1st Smart Transport India 2016 expo with a focus on urban mobility. Additionally, the Mayors conclave, the Smart Village session and Smart Cities India Awards were successful introductions that generated enormous interest in the proceedings. 

The three-day platform is of a very high standard, because attracts quality exhibitors on the floor, has a large gathering of speakers, delegates & visitors, and is attended by government administrators, municipal bodies, industry leaders, investors, architects, academia, media, etc. Moreover, the Expo is ranked Number 1 on Google listings, and is considered a must-attend event in this genre worldwide.


The Mayor’s Conclave is a dynamic and exciting business programme for industry and government



To make future editions more meaningful, the 2017 edition has been grouped into industry specific sectors, as follows:


• 1st edition of Buildings India 2017 expo: Building a sustainable future

• 2nd edition of Solar India 2017 expo: Solar energy for a sustainable future

• 2nd edition of Transport India 2017 expo: Smarter transport for a sustainable future

• 3rd edition of Smart Cities India 2017 expo: Smarter solutions for a better tomorrow

• 4th edition of Water India 2017 expo: Clean water for a sustainable future


This combination of 5 expos into One Mega Event will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, during 10-12 May 2017. The expo will introduce a CEO speaks programme, while continuing with the key programmes of the Mayors conclave, Smart Village session & Smart Cities India Awards.


A new Mayor’s Conclave 

The Conclave is a dynamic and exciting business programme for industry and government, engaging multiple stakeholders to address the needs of urban sustainability. It offers a common platform to both industry and city leaders/mayors (national and international) to foster best practices in urban policy innovation, encourage collaboration, boost investments and offer lucrative business opportunities. 

Mayor's Conclave 2016 edition was attended by mayors and senior leaders from national and international organizations. There were keynote addresses by mayors, municipal commissioners, and strategy advisors on best practices in urban policy innovation, and sustainable actions in building smart cities in India. 120 delegates attended the conclave on the 2nd day of the Expo.

The focus of Mayor’s Conclave is to improve collaboration between cities and businesses. Cities need private sector involvement to address their urban challenges, improve efficiency and implement innovative solutions. Companies, meanwhile, can benefit from a better understanding of cities’ needs and gain access to entirely new and lucrative markets. Through Mayor’s Conclave & Leadership Summit both local governments and businesses will have the opportunity to work together in solving urban challenges. 

The upcoming edition welcomes city leaders, municipal commissioners, economic strategists, key leaders of international organisations, industry experts and other thought leaders in yet another interactive, enriching forum meant to facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas to create better cities.


The Objectives 

• Connecting local government and businesses to work together in solving urban challenges

• Improving efficiency and implementing innovative solutions

• Improving collaboration between cities and businesses

• Knowledge sharing and exchanging ideas to explore approaches in addressing city challenges

• Creating opportunity for all-government, businesses and citizens 

• Share leadership challenges while facilitating best practices in a peer-to-peer environment

• Gain new insights into urban initiatives which had been successfully introduced in various cities

• Learn from living case studies from across the globe

• Manage resources and finances for projects for urban solutions


 Smart Cities India 2016



1st Buildings India expo

Sustainable Infrastructure is an integral part of the smart cities mission. Driving a nation’s social and economic development, cities are the center of resource consumption. Today, as people moving towards urban areas, cities are facing the pressure to accommodate the growing population. 

According to the United Nations (UN), the global urban population surpassed the global rural population in 2007, and it predicts that 70% of the world’s population will be urban by 2050, with many cities having more than 10 million inhabitants.

As the cities expand, it is imperative to invest in smart buildings and housing to enable smart cities of the future. Smart buildings are intelligent structures that significantly save time, energy and operating cost, with the help of smart technology and materials. It is estimated that smart buildings will save up to 30 percent of water consumption, 40 percent of energy consumption, and reduce the overall building maintenance costs by 10 to 30 percent.


2nd Solar India expo

Over 300 million people still have no access to electricity, which is why solar power is being seen as a viable, long-term source of clean energy. Solar energy, a clean renewable resource with zero emissions, has tremendous potential of energy to be harnessed using a variety of devices. 

India is on course to emerge as a solar power hub, and will become one of the largest green energy producers in the world. This can be clearly seen from the fact that India has become the second-biggest solar-energy installer in the world in just two years. Also, according to estimates, Indian solar-energy capacity will get increased by 300 percent this year and next. 

As part of its blueprint for energy security, government plans to float five funds of $5 billion each, targeted at promoting green energy sources. 

Prime Minister Modi’s target is to achieve 100 GW of solar power capacity by 2022 with an estimated investment of around US$ 100 billion. 

Realising the immense potential and emerging opportunities existing in solar industry. Exhibitions India Group is organising the 2nd edition of Solar India 2017 expo which will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 10-12 May 2017. The theme of the exhibition and conference is “Solar Energy for a Sustainable Future.”


2nd Transport India 2017 expo 

The Indian transport sector is one of the most diverse and large in the world. Catering to the need of around 1.25 billion people across the country, India transport industry contributes about 5.5 percent to the nation’s GDP.

Today major Indian cities are home to millions of vehicles, contributing profoundly to traffic congestion and inadequate parking infrastructure & operations. Addressing the current needs of safe public transportation; inadequate capacity of public transportation; road safety concerns; overcrowded road network; poor traffic management; parking issues; theft; poor road conditions and lack of modal options (including pedestrian walkways); the 2nd Transport India 2017 expo will showcase end-to-end solutions for the future smart cities in the country.

The expo will witness a series of conferences, workshops and live demonstration of new technology ideas, apart from an extensive exhibition to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 10th – 12th May, 2016.


4th Water India expo

India occupies 2 percent of the world’s land area, represents 16 percent of the world population and 15 percent of livestock, whereas it has only 4 percent of the water resources of the world.

Furthermore, India ranks 133rd out of 180 nations for its water availability and 120th out of 122 nations for its water quality. It has been evaluated that 80 percent of India’s surface is polluted which results in India losing US$ 6 billion every year due to water-related diseases. Challenges faced by the Indian water sector are due to increasing water consumption and wastage in urban areas, water-borne diseases, industrial growth, political and regulatory disputes, water cycle imbalances, increasing irrigation and agricultural demand, lack of technology, etc. According to estimates, India’s water sector requires investment worth US$ 13 billion.

The 4th Water India 2017 expo is an important platform created to show case products, services and solutions available in the water industry worldwide.

The event will provide comprehensive insight into the water industry–best practices, latest technologies, alternative solutions, emerging opportunity and business prospective.


By Maribel Torres

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