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CII 8th Regional Conference on Infrastructure Project Management in association with CBRE


NEW DELHI, December 4, 2017: CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd. the world’s largest real estate consulting firm in association with CII organised the 8th edition of their annual Infrastructure Project Management Conference focused on “Building India – A New Approach” in New Delhi today.

Elaborating on how project management can act as a catalyst for ‘fast forwarding’ infrastructure projects as well as being an effective management and structuring tool as we look beyond the metros, the conference was inaugurated by Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India and South-East Asia, CBRE along with the, Martin Woods, Sr. Managing Director & Regional Leader , Project Management, CBRE Asia Pacific, Anil Saraf, Chairman, ASF Group and Gurjot Bhatia, Managing Director, Project Management Group, CBRE South Asia.

This year the conference addressed new strategies / approaches for ‘Building India – a new approach” through project management. Leaders across industries graced the event including Mr. S M Qasim Ali, Founder, M I Group, Mr. Arun Jindal, Director, Sales & Marketing, Chandigarh Citi Center, Mr. Sharat Sharma, Director -Operations, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Mr. Shantanu Chakraborty, Head – Business Development, CRM and Head -Operations, Brookfield, Mr. Anil Relan, Vice President, Jacobs’ Life Sciences, Mr. Rahul Agarwal Properties Leader – South Asia, General Electric amongst others.

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South-East Asia, CBRE said, “We are pleased to have partnered with CII for the 8th edition of the Infrastructure project management conference. India is forging ahead as the world’s fastest growing major economy. Urban clusters are driving this growth and more consumers purchasing power is emerging beyond the metros, particularly in Tier II/III cities. As per estimates, about 25–30 people will migrate every minute to major Indian cities from rural areas in search of better livelihood and better lifestyles. Thus, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and improve the quality of life. “

“the objective today is to discuss on new approaches for infrastructure projects as well as being an effective management and structuring tool as we look beyond the metros. With the government focus on projects in the infrastructure space, Project Management is an effective tool for accelerating these projects”, he added.


Key sessions of the convention included Moving Beyond the ‘Metros’, Fast Forwarding Infrastructure and New Age – New Thinking – New Work Place. The discussions focused on how the last decade has decreased the gap in lifestyles and aspirations between Indian metro cities and the less urban suburbs, Tier II and III cities and towns, the challenges the real estate players face in this market along with the strategy they adapt to cater to their demands of the customer and Project Management can be key in accelerating infrastructure projects in India