Growth of Smart Cities in India - a $ 50 Billion Opportunity

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Date Jun 23, 2015
Time 04:30 PM EDT
Cost Free
Merger Alpha in partnership with ASEAN PEVCA hosting webinar series 2015!

23rd June 2015, 2:30 PM (IST), 4:00 PM (JKT), 5:00 PM (SGT) onwards

  • Smart Cities Vs Sustainable Cities – The difference makes the difference in establishing the right benchmarks.
  • Integrated Townships – Pilots for SMART Cities, and how to get involved in these opportunities early.
  • Smart Building – the basic building block to the big experience, with automated components of the integrated system.
  • Future Cities to harness Energy, Water & Waste Management- the most crucial need; also the largest opportunity area amongst the various other platforms.
The webinar intends to highlight and showcase the potential for investment and development into the various platforms playing vital role in the formation of the smart cities. The primary potential with holistic development approach comes with Integrated Townships, which proclaim themselves as a pilot for the smart city development. The smart or green or efficient buildings is another area with immense possibilities to congregate upon; the other infrastructure related spots of strategic & practical significance are transportation, traffic, lighting, energy, water, safety, security, waste & disaster management, of which the key components are energy, water & waste management which hold importance of greater magnitude. Integration of all for the wholesome action though falls aback yet has considerable share to control & manage.

Speaker Details:

Nazmush Islam
Associate Director Investment, Fire Capital Fund

Mr. Nazmush Islam has over 15 years of overall work experience with 10 years in private equity real estate investment management. He has extensively worked on and continues to work on converting existing townships to SMART CITIES. Before associated with Fire Capital, he was with Feedback Ventures, an Indian infrastructure consulting firm. He was involved in handling projects across a wide range in the real estate domain – residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, industrial and healthcare. At Feedback he worked on consulting assignments for a  range of sectors and clients including real estate, government ,  hospitality etc. 
Nazmush has been with FIRE Capital since its inception and has been involved in all the initial investments of FIRE Capital. His work profile at FIRE involves  deal sourcing, deal evaluation, transaction structuring ,execution and special projects. As part of the investment team at FIRE he has also been involved in asset management and investor relationship. He has been actively involved in forming the business plan for ‘Astrum Homes’ and in initiating its operation through the initial deal pipeline.
He has done B.A (Hons) in Economics from Gauhati University & M.A in Economics , GIPE ,PUNE

Co Speaker : 

Manish Kumar
AGM Planning, Fire Capital Fund

Mr. Manish Kumar has over 7 years of work experience in the realty-focused private equity fund in the area of master planning, design co-ordination and project management; Handling the design and planning function of the Fund as an in-house architect; also responsible for the management of the pre-implementation activities of the projects, invested in by the Fund. He has also worked on and continues to work on converting existing townships to SMART CITIES.
Working under the operations vertical with responsibilities for generating the brief & requirements of the project based on the project configuration and inputs from different associates of the project; review & approval of the design options, together with the specifications and the costs of the project. Regular monitoring of the progress of works at different project sites, evaluating cost versus budget parameters, review/preparation of project implementation schedules (MS Project) at pre-construction and during construction stages, independent audit of quality of works at site etc.
He has done B.Arch., from IPS Academy, Indore & PGDACM, from NICMAR, Pune


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