Summit Pillars

City Governments & Regions

Local governments set the overall direction for their cities through long-term planning. Setting the vision, and then ensuring that it is achieved, is one of the most important roles of local government. Hear from the city representatives the success stories and lessons they learned.

Multi-National Firms & Start-ups

The New Urban Agenda calls on businesses "to apply their creativity and innovation to solving sustainable development challenges". Start-ups in particular have a major role in bringing cost effective retrofit solutions to the cities. This session will feature companies pitch their innovative solutions to the decision makers.

Banks & Investors

While financing options are not evolving quite as fast as technology, they are evolving nonetheless. It is imperative that urban stakeholders understand the nuances, advantages, and shortfalls of each mechanism before choosing a tool to finance projects under their purview. Urban stakeholders will have a chance to learn from a panel of leading project financing experts.

NGOs & Research Institutions

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a major role in pushing for sustainable development in cities. These actors are demonstrating their value as facilitators, service providers, advocates as well as innovators. Engaging business with non-profit sectors to find common solutions to problems has been an increasing trend globally.

Partial speaker list: TIA SUMMIT 2018

Dr. Jürgen Lehmann
President of Hof University &
Chairman of directors of BayIND

Margit Hellwig-Bötte
Consulate General of the Federal
Republic of Germany, Bengaluru

Sebastien Hug
Swissnex India & Consul General
of Switzerland in Bengaluru

Sumit Sharma
Regional Director, Indo-German
Chamber of Commerce, Bengaluru

Ram Chandnani
Managing Director Advisory &
Transaction Services,CBRE India

Blaz Golob, Slovenia
CEO, SmartIScity Ltd. & Chairman, Ljubljana Forum on Future of Cities

Jan Künne, Germany
Consultant, BTC
Living Lab

Sunil Joshi
President, Business Operations

Advisor – World Trade Centre and

Fabien Clavier, Singapore
Future Cities Laboratory
ETH Zurich

Tarun Mehta
Co-founder &CEO
Ather Energy

Dr. Dinesh Kumar
Executive Director
Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy

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Wiebke Dörfler
Managing Director
Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation-BayIND

Mark Kalin
Deputy Chief Innovation & Digital Officer BTC City Europe

Akshay Singhal
Founder and CEO

Sriram Kuchimanchi
Smarter Dharma

Emani Kumar
ICLEI’s Deputy Secretary General & Executive Director, ICLEI – South Asia

Fr. Joy Nedumparambil SDB
Executive Director
Bangalore Rural Educational And Development Society (BREADS)

Amrita Gandikota
Ambassador,GINSEP &
Hub Manager Bangalore - Startup Asia Berlin

Bharadwaj Amrutur
Chairman, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems & Professor, ECE , IISc

Guruprakash Sastry
Regional Head – Infrastructure & Green Initiatives Infosys Limited

Sameer Unhale
Additional Municipal Commissioner of Thane, Maharashtra

Dr Arjun Kumar
Director, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI)

S. Manohar
Regional Head - South German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

Miha Murn
Founder, Institute Atelje Art Murn International(AAMI)

Rex Yeap, Hong Kong
Blockchain Expert Co-Founder, World of Sharing (WOS))

Dr. Kiruba Daniel
JK Nanosolutions

Tushar Alekar
Commercial Director Messe Muenchen India

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Programme Schedule

Day 1 – 19th July 2018

Session 1: Inaugural – Keynote 1

Session 2: City Governments & Regions
   • Summit Showcase: BTC City, Europe; GIFT City
   • Learnings from Govt. of India urban missions

Session 3: NGOs & Institutions
   • Call for a human-centric city development approach
   • The role of art & culture in communities
   • Data driven cities and the role of open data
   • Leveraging CSR for impactful urban projects

Session 4: Multi-National Firms & Startups- Part 1: Case Studies
   • City Management Platforms - An integrated approach
   • Sharing Economy: A big opportunity for cities
   • Smarter Homes/Infrastructure
   • Cost efficient and retrofit solutions for India cities

Day 2 – 20th July 2018

Session 5: Keynote 2

Session 6: Multi-National Firms & Startups-Part 2: The Startup Bounce
Featuring 14 innovative startups in the sustainability space.

Session 7: Bank & Investors
   • Financing urban projects - Innovative models and options
   • Return of the municipal bonds - A funding tool for city projects
   • Funding social enterprises and urban tech start ups

Session 8: Visit to Experience Centers


Registrations open for TIA Summit 2018, 19th & 20th July

Registration fee

Before July 9th 2018
INR 10000*
After July 9th 2018
INR 12500*

    * 18% GST extra
    * Rates applicable for Indian nationals, Foreign Delegates interested to attend the Summit can write to info@tiasummit.com

Special Invitees
Registration through Strategic Partners
•  Limited passes available for relevant start-ups, research institutions and NGOs. Apply before 10th July 2018

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