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Promoting Innovative Products, Services and Technologies

Is it possible to have an entire industry wrapped into a nutshell, breeding the fruit of infinite possibilities? ET ACETECH says ‘yes’.


(L-R) GGS- Arch.Kalhan Mattoo; Sandeep Goswami, Fountain Head 2; Hon’ble Minister of Environmental & Cultural
Affairs, Shri Sanjay Wamanrao Deotale; Bill Dunster, Director, ZED Factory; at GGS

Today’s Indian markets might be dodgy with the dollar acting up, but lifestyle trends are only going forward, with the Internet giving homeowners a look into global lifestyles and trends of design and with function for space and structure constantly changing. Consumers today are more aware of what they want and of how they can get it. This October, ACETECH 2013 played the mediator in Mumbai, bringing guests face-to-face with style guides from around the world.

Professionals from different industries gathered under one roof – from construction, architecture, planning, building and development to interior design – to take a fast-paced turn into the future at ACETECH 2013, an event that has proved to be the game changer in building industry since its inception in 2006. This year it put its guests on a different gear, giving them an opportunity to network, exhibit, exchange, invest in and appreciate creativity and innovation, spread across a massive 2 million sq. ft. gross space, covering every aspect of the building spectrum, 22 segments in total, from the latest materials to technologies, construction to building material and architecture, the latest innovations in designs and sustainable building materials to interiors. In brief, ACETECH 2013 was meant to be a tradeshow where participants could showcase their big guns and even make an explosion on the market.

By partnering with Mosbuild this year, the largest exhibition in the world for building and interiors, bath and sanitation, tiles and ceramics, wood, veener and floorings, natural and engineered marble and stones, ET ACETECH has proved itself as one of the most ambitious expos in a league of its own. The ET ACETECH and Mosbuild association presents a bed of ripe opportunity across 2 million sq.ft. gross space for over two months. Welcoming over 300,000 global trade visitors, high profile investors, government dignitaries and masters in their fields, the ACETECH grounds were a hub for conferences, exhibitions, forums, mock-up studios, networking, awards and felicitation and much more during the four days.

The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing, Maharashtra, Shri Sachin Ahir; Ar. Hadi Tehrani, creative head, Hadi Teherani Group, Germany; Andre Tammes, LDP, Australia; Ashish Raheja, Raheja Universal; Rajeev Piramal, Peninsula Land, India; Ar. Ro Shroff, Callison LLC, USA; Niranjan Hiranandani, Hiranandani Group, India; Ar. Omiros Emmanouilides, O1A, Australia; Hafeez Contractor, Ar. Hafeez Contractor, India; Anuj Puri, chairman and country head, Jones Lang LaSalle, India; and Bill Dunster, founder, ZED Factory.

ACETECH Design Wall 2013

ACETECH Design Wall 2013 is an initiative solely dedicated to stress on the significance of innovation in construction industry. ET ACETECH received more than 400 entries from its exhibiting brands; ET ACETECH further conducted an internal screening to shortlist the top 50 brands. The Top 50 brands then presented their innovative products, services and technology to the esteemed jury panel in the likes of more than 90 renowned architects from across the world; to name a few were Hafeez Contractor (Hafeez Contractor), Boman Irani (Rustomjee Group), Surendra Hiranandani (Hiranandani Group), Sonali Bhagwati (SPAZZIO Design Architecture Pvt. Ltd), Dikshu Kukreja (CP Kukreja Associates), Vinita Chaitanya (Prism), Abhay Chordia (Panchshil Realty), Yatin Patel (DSP Design Studio), Zubin Zainuddin (ZZ Architects) and Reza Kabul (Architect Reza Kabul). The renowned Ernst & Young served as the official tabulators in this highly competitive environment.

(L-R) Sumit Gandhi, Anuj Puri, Bill Dunster, Andre Tammes, Rajeev Piramal, Minister Shri Sachin Ahir, Ro Shroff,  Omrios,  Hadi Tehrani, Niranjan Hiranandani,  Hafeez Contractor, Ashish Raheja.

(L-R) Sumit Gandhi, Anuj Puri, Bill Dunster, Andre Tammes, Rajeev Piramal, Minister Shri Sachin Ahir, Ro Shroff,
Omrios, Hadi Tehrani, Niranjan Hiranandani, Hafeez Contractor, Ashish Raheja.

Winners were selected after a rather stringent process of judgment. The winning products, i.e., Inpod, Golden Trophy winner in the category of Portable Cabins followed by Pidilite Industries Limited, Silver Trophy winner in the category of Construction Chemicals and NTL Lemnis India Pvt. Ltd., Bronze Trophy winner in the category of Lighting were displayed on the splendid ‘Video Wall’ created at the venue of “The Economic Times presents ACETECH” show. The Design Wall, Mumbai 2013, was undoubtedly the show stopper of the event providing maximum exposure to deserving parties as well as recognition to them from the pioneers of the construction, interior and design fraternity.

The overwhelming success of The Design Wall 2012 and 2013 made it imperative to recreate the magic and thus ACETECH has geared up to introduce the Design Wall Delhi on the 30th November 2013 at Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri.

Global Green Summit 2013

The third day, 19th October, played host to strategic agendas for a sustainable future. Eminent professionals took centre stage and discussed sustainable infrastructure along with design in structured ecosystems, dealing with eco-design in energy, water and waste management to counter the current global impact, making way to a healthier and self-sustaining road ahead. The Global Green Summit was given high value: Hon’ble Minister of Environmental and Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra, Shri Sanjay Deotale himself inaugurated the same alongside eminent personalities. The summit witnessed participation of over 700 delegates.

This was an obvious next step to The Economic Times ACETECH Design Mock Up Studio, a one of a kind concept designed by architects and designers, displaying unique products and technologies in a studio space that exhibits form and function in a perfect harmony.

ACETECH 2013 witnessed a larger-than-life display of natural designs, intelligent lighting, smart use of space and technology and a keen interest shown by different industries.

ACETECH proved to be the torch bearer, as experts and professionals shook hands and pledged to give the country a future that would slowly become self-sustaining, powered by brains, not just pockets.

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