In 2009, at the peak of the recession, Realty Plus launched the Realty Plus Conclave and Excellence Awards to build dialogue within the Real Estate Community. The keynote speaker for the event was Smt. Kumari Selja, Union Minister of the State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation – who addressed multiple concerns of the community. Since then, Realty Plus Conclave and Awards has become the definitive event of the real estate sector. In 2010 – Dr. Khater Massad – Executive Chairman, RAKEEN and CEO of Ras Al Kahaimah Investment Authorities and Advisor to The Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of the Emirate of Ras Al Kahaimah was the Key Note Speaker.

This four hour knowledge forum addresses the audience about the current trends of the market which comprises of a keynote session followed by panel discussions.

Realty Plus Conclave 2015
Ahmedabad, 8th May 2015

PLENARY SESSION 1- Smart cities in Gujarat
The panel will take a peek into the proposed smart cities and how they are expected to perform as investment destinations. GIFT and Dholera are examples for the rest of the country to emulate. There is also a third smart city coming up in Surat, i.e. DREAM City. The panel will explore the enabling factors (including regulatory support) required for making smart cities work, the possible benefits of these smart cities to the state economy, the challenges to watch out for and whether the Gujarat smart city model can be replicated by other states in the country.

Ravi Ahuja, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Annurag Batra, Chairman, exchange4media Group & GBN Media
Karan Grover, Founder & Principal Architect, Karan Grover & Associates
Nilesh Purey, Vice President, ICT GIFT
Ranjan Wazir, Senior Vice President – Projects, Adani Township & Real Estate Co. Pvt. Ltd
Vipul Thakkar, President, CREDAI Gujarat

PLENARY SESSION 2- Transit-oriented development in Gujarat
The panel will discuss the importance of TOD in urban planning and the enabling mechanisms needed for it to promote economic development.

Anurag Jhanwar, Director, CRISIL Real Estate Ratings

Anand Choksi, Founder and Owner, RE/MAX Advantage
Bakir Gandhi, Chairman and Managing Director, Gandhi Realty (I) Pvt Ltd
Harsh Goel, Senior Associate, Head of Landscape Architecture / Urban Design, Stantec
Rakesh Israni, Managing Director, Pacifica Companies