ABEC In Association With The US Green Building Council Launches Greenbuild India
ABEC exhibitions & conferences pvt ltd (ABEC), a subsidiary of ITE Group, London, and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced their partnership. Through this association both ABEC and USGBC are set to co-launch Greenbuild’s first edition in India on November 2, 2017.
(From Left) Gopalakrishnan P, Regional Director, USGBC; Mark Shashoua, Chief Executive Officer, ITE Group Plc; Sumit Gandhi, CMD, ABEC; Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, USGBC and GBCI; Mili Majumdar, Managing Director, GBCI
The organizers will co-host Greenbuild India in Mumbai from 2nd-5th, November 2017, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The collaboration is the latest addition to ABEC ITE’s portfolio of events and is set to be a key meeting place for more than 1000 industry doyens from various portfolios to share their knowledge and experience of the booming green building industry. GBI 2017 will host an education series, energetic networking, indepth technical workshops and world renowned speakers. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Since 2002, it has been held annually in the United States. During the past two years it has expanded its reach to include other nations as well. The objective of launching Greenbuild in India is to resolve the challenges revolving around topics like resources, materials, sustainability, optimization and building technology. “We are at the threshold for exponential growth in the building materials and construction sector in India and the green building movement will be of utmost significance going forward. We are extremely pleased that Greenbuild India 2017 will be launched alongside ACETECH in Mumbai making it the holistic destination for the building materials and construction sector in the country,” said Mr. Sumit Gandhi, Managing Director of ABEC. India’s green building market is experiencing unprecedented growth, and Greenbuild India will convene the decision makers, shaping the future of the green building movement, at the local, regional, and global scale.
GBI will be the perfect platform for brands to present their innovations and technologies among a highly influential audience. India is rapidly converging towards sustainability and green buildings with currently securing third position this year in the US Green Building Council annual ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED. In India, LEED certifications are becoming increasingly commonplace and LEED can be found in more than 2,230 buildings including corporate offices, retail, IT parks, hospitals, government buildings, factories, airports, hotels and financial institutions. “Greenbuild is the place where the passion of the green building movement comes alive,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, US Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). “India is the third largest market for LEED outside the U.S., and USGBC has committed to bringing its resources to advance more rapid adoption of green building practices in the country. In fact, green building is projected to grow 20% in India by 2018, which makes my mother country the perfect location to hold the Greenbuild conference,” he added.