A Day of Deliberations
The Realty Plus Conclave comprised panel discussions and presentations on some topical issues facing the real-estate industry as a whole and the Pune city in specific. The speakers comprised renowned professionals from Pune and Mumbai.
The first panel discussion themed “Union Budget 2018-19 – Implications for the Real-Estate” saw the experts deliberate on the impact of Budget on the realty sector in conjunction with the new GST rates and other provisions. This session moderated by Jayesh Kariya, Chartered Accountant & Real Estate Consultant comprised eminent personalities like Shantilal Kataria, President, CREDAI Maharashtra & MD Aditya Builders, Shravan Aggarwal – Joint Managing Director, Pride Purple Group, Ravi Varma, Chairman, NAR-India, Bhairav Dalal, Partner, Tax & Regulatory Practice-Real Estate, PwC India and Sachin Kulkarni, Managing Director, Vastushodh Projects Pvt. Ltd.
Panel Discussion 1 (L-R) -Sachin Kulkarni, Shravan Aggarwal, Jayesh Kariya, Shantilal Kataria, Ravi Varma, Bhairav Dalal
With RERA introduction, how the developers’ strategy of marketing are changing was highlighted in the next discussion namely, Consumer Connect – The Marketing Tool in Digital Age” moderated by Amit Wadhwani, MD – Sai Estate Property Consultants, the panel will include prominent speakers like: Vikram Kotnis, Managing Director – Amura Marketing Technologies Pvt. Ltd; Aditya Javdekar – Director- Vilas Javdekar Developers; JS Augustine, Director- Marketing & Sales, HR & Admin – Terraform Realty; Nilesh Palresha – Executive Director VTP Group; Arvind Jain, Managing Director, Pride Group and Kajal Malik, Ex –CMO – Guardian Corporation.
Panel Discussion 2 (L-R) – Aditya Javdekar, Vikram Kotnis, Nilesh Palresha, Amit Wadhwani, Arvind Jain, JS Augustine, Kajal Malik
The Pune city is gearing towards a Smart City development. But, the challenges and hurdles ahead are many. The concluding session of the Conclave on “Planning Pune – Vision for Pune city” with the focus on city infrastructure challenges was moderated by Shashikant Limaye – Technical Advisor Pune Metro Project, Mahametro and the presence of experts like Ar. Prakash Deshmukh – Principal Architect, Associated Space Designers Pvt Ltd.; J.P. Shroff – Chairman & Managing Director, Shroff Group; Kishor Pate, CMD Amit Enterprises Housing Ltd; Ar Shitesh Agrawal, CMD – SAAP Limited; Rajesh Mahatre– CEO Real-estate – Vascon Engineers and Vanessa De Souza, Vice President of FIABCI-India Chapter.
Panel Discussion 3 (L-R) – Rajesh Mahatre, Kishor Pate, J.P. Shroff, Shashikant Limaye, Ar. Prakash Deshmukh, Shitesh Agrawal, Vanessa De Souza
The highlight of the conclave was the presentation by Ramnath Subramaniam, Executive Director- Strategic Planning, Pune Metro Rail Project on the PPP model being proposed and the various opportunities available for private developers.