Futureproofing architecture through modern yet rooted concepts
October 5, 2017, Mumbai: The Mumbai edition of the 5th Economic Times A&D Summit brought together the experts from the architecture & design fraternity to discuss diversity, sustainability, technology and innovation in designing spaces. The event held at Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai was attended by architects, interior designers and students. The industry experts shared insights on the rich Indian architecture, which has evolved recently due to technological advancements and over population. It is a result of following in the footsteps of others without thoughtful, local-specific innovation, which is a major cause of concern. Thus the focus was on constructing better homes for India and offering Indians a design environment focused on sustainability while balancing the needs of modernity. It was found that when an industrial facility is designed, the future direction of the industry must be considered. Thus the expansion and future needs of the facility are an important consideration. In any large industrial design, the synergy between architecture and engineering is critical. Sharing his thoughts on the summit, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions Ltd. said, "The face of Indian architecture has changed in the last decade as we have adopted technological advancements. The aim behind this summit was to bring together experts to share their views and experiences that will help built a modern India which is humane, sustainable and timeless." The summit also brought out an important topic of discussion - that of involving architects in the urban development of the country. The summit assured to take this initiative forward by involving government authorities and certainly use this platform to reach out to them. Speaking during the session on cultural context & design diversity, Mr. Kanhai Gandhi, Director, KNS Architecture said, "Architecture is not about copying international designs and technology but is about seeing the viability of the location." Srinivas Murthy G, Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design said, "History suggests that India has a rich taste in intricate architecture. Architecture is a dying craft in India. We must revive craftsmanship using traditional nuances in modern designs." The summit was also a platform for architects and designers to display the latest products & projects undertaken. As part of the summit, the cover of the Economic Times Architecture & Design Inspirations 2017 Coffee Table Book was launched. Nerolac launched a book compiled by Nerolac, titled 'Exterior Color Guide', which contained seven different color stories. The summit culminated with a panel discussion on 'Futureproofing fuller life' which threw up fascinating insights. The crux of the matter being the understanding of the local area, culture, heritage and adapting technology and innovation best suited to its needs. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
Oct 13, 2017 - ET Edge
Asian healthcare market to grow over $2660 billion by 2020
DUBAI- September 28, 2017: After the successful launch of the first edition of the Best Healthcare Brands in India in 2016, The Economic Times announced the Asian edition of the book in Dubai, UAE. It was at the recently concluded Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave held at Westin Dubai that insightful discussions on the opportunities and challenges for Asian healthcare brands came to light. The ET Best Asian Healthcare Brands 2017 was unveiled by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE's Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.The initiative was based on an extensive survey conducted with their Knowledge Partner, Mena Research Partners, and shortlisted top brands under various segments of healthcare after considering several parameters. These brands were eventually felicitated and featured in the coffee table book which was launched at this summit. During the summit, The Economic Times unraveled the DNA of success of these brands, and what makes these brands worthy of emulation in the healthcare Industry. The Asian healthcare market is expected to grow from $1835 billion in 2016 to over $2660 billion by 2020. This is mainly due to improved access to healthcare facilities amid increased government and private investments in addition to government initiatives that promote medical insurance and foreign investment. Cumulatively, this has seen a rise in the demand for healthcare services and pharmaceutical products. Commenting on the significance of the summit, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions, said, "The huge population, large economy, and advances in technology make Asia an attractive market for healthcare services. We are excited to explore the dynamic Healthcare sector and analyse its strengths and the challenges on its way." Talking about the opportunities for collaboration in the Healthcare Sector between India and UAE, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta, highlighted the advances in healthcare services offered to consumer, also underscoring the growth of medical tourism in India by stating that 15% of his patients hail from overseas at any given time. Padmashri Dr. B R Shetty, Founder & Vice Chairman, NMC Healthcare delivered the special address and said, "India is one of the largest capital markets and is very lucrative for investments. We are planning to open up medical universities and hospitals in the urban, rural and tribal areas of the country. We are starting with institutions for Medical, Ayurveda, Siddha and Yuana in Amravati, Delhi, Noida and Varanasi. We are also opening up an American university here in UAE." Dr. Shetty also encouraged the delegates to invest in UAE. Some eye-opening statics on Nutrition & Healthcare in Asia were shared by Mr. Anshu Budhraj, CEO, Amway India, who elaborated on the benefits of a smart healthcare approach. Highlighting that UAE stood at 84 but India came in at 143 on the UN's Sustainable Healthcare Index, he said, "These statistics raise many questions as we are a nation that is achieving 8-9 percent growth rate every year. Clearly, economic growth and healthcare index may or may not go together. There have to be specific policies, specific investments, and focused approach for this sector to grow. If we increase the life expectancy of one person by 10 percent it would lead to an economic growth of 0.5 percent. That's how healthcare impacts the economic prosperity of a country". The Asian healthcare brands were felicitated by H.E. Abdullah Al Darmaki, CEO, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development; H.E Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian High Commissioner to UAE; Suhail Muhammad Ansari, Executive Director, Mubadala Healthcare and H.E Saif Jamal Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAE International Investors Council in a gala ceremony. Those recognized for their excellence and covered in this year's research and coffee table book included: 1. Advance Cells 2. Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 3. Amarantha Ayurveda 4. Asian Institute of Medical Sciences 5. AyurVAID Hospitals 6. Beximco Pharma 7. BigMuscles Nutrition 8. Burjeel Hospital (Abu Dhabi) 9. CIMS Hospital 10. Cipla 11. CryoViva Biotech 12. Dentzz 13. Diagno Labs 14. Dr. Batra's Healthcare 15. Dr. Reddy's 16. Dr. Tvacha 17. Dynamic Techno Medicals 18. Envision Scientific 19. Eris Lifesciences 20. FineCure Pharmaceuticals 21. Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 22. Health Assure 23. Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (Hong Kong) 24. Hoya Surgical Optics 25. Johnson & Johnson 26. Kayam Churna - Sheth Brothers 27. Kovai Medical Center and Hospital 28. Mitra Keluarga Hospital (Indonesia) 29. Mount Elizabeth Hospitals (Singapore) 30. Narayana Health 31. Natural Remedies 32. NMC Healthcare (Dubai) 33. Nobel Biocare 34. Nutrilite 35. Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine 36. OPTM Healthcare 37. Parvathy Hospital 38. Sahajanand Medical Technologies 39. Sahyadri Hospitals 40. Singapore General Hospital (Singapore) 41. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital 42. St. Lukes Medical Center (Philippines) 43. Sun Pharmaceutical 44. The Birth Place 45. The University of Tokyo Hospital (Japan) 46. Translumina Therapeutics LLP 47. Trichur Surgicals (Trisco) 48. Vital Imaging Centre
Oct 11, 2017 - ET Edge
The ET India-UAE Strategic Conclave, Dubai, to catalyze India UAE ties
Mumbai, 22 September'17: With India and the UAE forging strategic ties across a spectrum of shared interests, this is an opportune time for key stakeholders from both nations to engage in strategic discussions and catalyze economic growth. It is in this context that The Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave is being held in Dubai on 27th and 28th September under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE, seeks to give a further fillip to India-UAE bilateral relations. Trade and commerce forms the backbone of historically strong bilateral relations, with India being UAE's top foreign trade partner. In 2015-16, India exported goods worth $30 billion to the UAE with heavy machinery, petroleum products, and food and dairy products being the main export commodities. Indian businesses have equally established a strong footprint in the UAE. 4365 Indian commercial companies are registered with the UAE Ministry of Economy, as of end-2016 and over 2.8 million Indians reside in the UAE. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark trip to the United Arab Emirates in August 2015 and the recent return visit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, served to further fortify bilateral ties between India and UAE, leading to a long-term and stable strategic partnership. Commenting on the significance of the Conclave, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions, said, "At The Economic Times, we have closely evaluated the full spectrum of relationships between India and UAE and we strongly feel that this association will act as a significant contributor to the economic progress of the region. Hence, we have designed this conclave to discuss the potential areas of investment, collaborations and ways to further improve the business environment." Through continuous engagement from Ministries, Government Departments and industry veterans like H.E. Navdeep Suri, Honorable Indian Ambassador to UAE; H.E. Suhail Mahmoud Al Ansari, Executive Director, Mubadala Healthcare; H.E. Capt. Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports; Dr. Tayeb Kamali,Chairman, Emirates Driving Company and Former Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE; Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico; Gautam Singhania, MD, Raymond; and Rana Kapoor, Founder & CEO, YES Bank and Chairman, YES Global Institute, in addition to more doyens from diverse spheres. Moreover, the conclave will aim to identify potential areas of investment and collaborations between India-UAE, thus helping to drive landmark projects in the region. The Conclave will focus on areas that should be tapped for growth. This includes matters of defence, energy, security and maritime trade, among other issues. Another significant pillar of India-UAE ties that will be discussed is the geopolitical and economic impact of strong India-UAE relations on the Asian region. Given the current state of flux in West Asia, both countries can be critical drivers to maintain peace and stability in the region. The Conclave will also announce the launch of the second edition of the Economic Times Best Asian Healthcare Brands coffee table book in India. During the event, the leading healthcare brands from Asia, across various segments will be felicitated and featured in the coffee table book. Eminent Advisory Board members & speakers for the Summit UAE's Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Chairman, Emirates Driving Company and Former Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE H.E. Mohammad Sharaf, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, UAE AC Moideen, Minister for Industries, Government of Kerala Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico Gautam Singhania, MD, Raymond CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra K Ramchand, Group CEO, IL&FS Ravi Khanna, CEO, Aditya Birla Solar Rajiv Agarwal, MD & CEO, Essar Ports Jayant Mhaiskar, Vice Chairman & MD, MEP Infrastructure Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES Bank
Sep 22, 2017 - ET Edge
Opportunity in Diversity, crux of 5th ET Architecture & Design Summit
Delhi, 8th September 2017- The 5th Edition of The Economic Times Architectural and Design Summit 2017 was held on 6th September 2017 at The Sheraton Hotel in the city. The grand event witnessed the presence of leading architects, interior designers and other senior delegates from renowned organizations from the across country. The theme of the evening was "Designing for Diversified India" and the summit was co-powered by Nerolac. The summit commenced with a presentation by Mr. Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner of architecture firm Morphogenesis on Glocal views on Design Personalisation talking about India's diversity from an architectural perspective and how passive design, resource optimization, contextual identity and liveability is a new mantra to keep in mind for architecture. The spotlight sessions was addressed by Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Everest Industries and Mr. Niraj Borikar, Head Marketing at Fundermax, who shared their valuable insights on how the materials used in architecture can be used with versatile looks across locations and with different applications in India, which has a huge diversity in its culture. Expressing his pleasure over the immense success of this event, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President - Times Strategic Solutions said, "This is indeed a pivotal summit as it gives us a platform where leaders can converge on a common platform and share their views and thoughts on how India, being a complex market due to its different languages, culture, habits and climate differences, can be taken as an opportunity for A&D community and multiply opportunities by being more innovative." The summit also witnessed a panel discussion on Chaos Theory: Designing for diversified India, which discussed how technological or technical solutions don't really bring out the real architecture of our past or the real India. It was hosted by Mr. Srinivas Murthy G., Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design with the panelists including Mr. Dikshu C Kukreja, Architect and Urban Planner, CP Kukreja Architects; Ms. Sapna Kumar, Director at Chapman Taylor; Mr. Amit Gupta, Founding Partner at Studio Symbiosis; Mr. Kamal Meattle, Chairman of Paharpur Business Centre and Dr Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean, Ansal University. The closing session for the evening was marked by Mr. Peeyush Bachlaus, Head Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints by launching the color book "Interior and Exterior color guides" and expressing his views on how colors are an integral part of our lives and how different colors leave a lasting impact on our lives. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
Sep 13, 2017 - ET Edge
Finally India gets a course dedicated to media – M. K. Anand
As one of the world's fastest growing economies, India offers a plethora of career options in the media and entertainment vertical. But with the abundant work opportunities, unfortunately, there is also a severe shortage of competent managerial professionals who can take the game to a different level. To a certain extent this scarcity can be attributed to the lack of a holistic educational program which answers some tough questions. Explosion of media and accompanying challenges M.K. Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network, states, "The media and entertainment industry is poised for a very exciting phase due to explosive growth in content and content users. There is an explosion in the number of devices, television screens, mobile screens, PCs, laptops as well." This explosion has led to creation of skill gaps which need to be fulfilled by highly competent managers. But alongside these challenges there is also a huge opportunity for trained managers. Media Giant & Top B-School bring India's 1st dedicated media course Finally, to cater to these professionals and aspirants who want to make a mark in their careers, media giant The Times of India Group has collaborated with Top-10 ranked B-School, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), to bring you a Certificate Program in Strategic Media and Entertainment Management (PSMEM). This professionally designed program, the first-of-its-kind in India, aims to equip media and entertainment professionals and aspirants with the necessary experience, deep industry knowledge and skill-set. M. K. Anand adds, "PSMEM is a unique course in Media Management brought to you by The Times of India Group and SPJIMR. I am personally very excited to be a part of the Advisory Council and look forward to meeting and interacting with the students." 11 months to a dream career with TCLL Spread over a duration of 11 months, this program will be delivered via Times Centre for Learning Ltd. (TCLL), a part of the media giant The Times of India Group, in a blended mode through classroom learning, on-campus education and online learning. TCLL is at the forefront of delivering world-class education with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities at its disposal. Industry leaders shape the curriculum This Certificate Program is guided by high-profile advisory and academic councils comprising of thought leaders such as as CVL Srinivas, CEO South Asia, GroupM, Raj Nayak, Chief Executive Officer of Colors and Rishtey at Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd., M. K. Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network, Prashant Panday, MD & CEO, Radio Mirchi, Deepak Lamba, CEO, WWM and Karan Johar, prominent Film producer and Director. Unique Program As a one-of-its-kind Certificate Program in India, with curriculum curated by industry professionals, PSMEM will propel aspirants and media individuals into a different league of professionalism. For more details on course curriculum and to download the program brochure you can visit: www.timestsw.com/PSMEM or call 1800-102-2326
Mar 21, 2017 - Times Centre for Learning Ltd.
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