Of #MakeInIndia Week, Wizcraft And The Buzzing Destination That Mumbai Will Be Next Fortnight
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Business Events | February 4, 2016 | Feature
Make in India Wizcraft Government Events
With just about a week to go for Make In India Week, several new announcements and news have been trickling in about 2016’s most anticipated mega event. While there are multiple co-located events planned by various public and private organisations, it is understood that Wizcraft is engaged to manage the main anchor event which will be held at Bandra-Kurla Complex. The organiser of the event is Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), led by Amitabh Kant.
While not confirmed by any parties involved, the industry estimates the size of the project that Wizcraft has undertaken, to be upward of INR 60 Crores.
Mumbai's OOH sites are slowly and steadily being taken over by the campaign, while thousands of workers have been seen at the site of the event which is sure to match up to the changing face of government events, moving beyond conventions and conferences to become highly interactive technology- driven engagements.
The Make In India Week is being held from Feb 13 to 18, 2016 across multiple venues in Mumbai and will see the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his counterparts from five to six nations, delegates from 56 countries, and several other diplomats.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry are understood to have engaged over a thousand companies across sixty countries to promote 'Make In India' opportunities. This could translate to tens of thousands of delegates bringing an immediate tourism impact of over 100 Cr. to Mumbai.
Here are a few highlights of the various activities and events scheduled to take place during the Make In India Week in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex:
The Supreme Court of India has permitted the Maharashtra Govt. to hold its 'Maharashtra Night' event as part of the 'Make in India' week, on Feb 14 at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty. The state government had moved to the apex court after the Bombay High Court denied permission to hold the event, last week.
Inaugural Dinner at Turf Club
600 - 800 top delegates and global CEOs will be treated to a grand feast at the Make In India Week Inaugural Dinner to be hosted at the Turf Club, Mumbai on Feb 13. Top-level delegations, political leaders, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and bureaucrats are expected to attend.
Experience India Society (EIS), an initiative of luxury hotels The Oberoi, Taj, ITC, The Leela, Hyatt and Marriott, is looking after the food and beverage arrangements for the whole event. At the 101 - item dinner, EIS will serve Indian delicacies from six regions of the country - north, south, east, west, the Himalayan region, and the north east. Six master chefs are working on the dinner menu for the high profile guests.
VIP Lounge at MMRDA Grounds
EIS will set up a VIP lounge at the MMRDA grounds to cater to the heads of states and global CEOs. Signature 'Make in India' week mocktail, Kaashi Kooler, and cocktail called and The Indian Summer have also been specially created for the event.
24 best restaurants of Mumbai would be part of the Make In India Week at the MMRDA grounds. Delegate meals would be arranged by top chefs like Manjit Singh Gill, Ravitej Nath, and Chef Chowdhury.
With its vision to empower the country through design excellence, National Institute of Design (NID) will share futuristic ideas of its students at the Gujarat Investment summit, where award-winning products will be put on display. Pradyumna Vyas, director of NID, Ahmedabad, will be one of the key speakers at the conference on `Empowerment through Design'. NID will also hold workshops and exhibit projects by students at the week-long summit.
Mumbai to be covered in Info graphics
Though the Make In India Week focuses on India’s emerging manufacturing sector, everything from art, fashion, music and Indian cuisine would also be an intrinsic part of the event. Pre-event, Mumbai city will be decked up in info graphics through street art, wall paintings, signboards and interactive digital displays. About 30 local artists, including Bollywood set designers will be involved in creating these artworks.
The National Gallery of Modern Art will hold an exhibition, State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India, during the Week. A series of outreach events and activities will also be held during the exhibition - confirms NGMA director Shivaprasad Khened.
FDCI Brings Top Indian Designers
To highlight the rich textiles and arts of the nation, Fashion Design Council of India will exhibit the creations of ten of the most accomplished Indian designers who have worked with Indian textiles for long. The Born In Benaras show will showcase the works of Sabyasachi Mukherjee, JJ Valaya, and Rajesh Pratap Singh, among others.
Air conditioned Pavilions-cum-exhibition halls at BKC
Ten air-conditioned pavilions-cum-exhibition halls are being readied over 100,000 sq mt land possessed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Maharashtra will take over 1,000 sq mt of the pavilion space to exhibit its various investment offerings. Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Haryana will also display their strengths as investment destinations in separate pavilions. Auto major Mercedes Benz has proposed to install an assembly unit too.
NRAI Food Court at MMRDA Grounds
National Restaurant Association of India is organising a food court featuring the best dishes that represent Mumbai. The food will be up for sale and the food court will be open to the public.
Hackathon at IIT Bombay
Coders, engineers, and designers will collaborate to come up with ideas that will aim to solve urban design problems. The week-long event will be held at the IIT Bombay campus, and the winners of the Hackathon will present their ideas before venture capitalists, government representatives, and the media. An industry-academia interaction featuring manufacturing success stories and an exhibition on innovation will also be held at the Make In India Centre.
CNN Asia Business Forum
Leading minds from across the world will come together at the MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, to discuss the potential for growth and business in Asia. CNN anchors Fareed Zakaria, Richard Quest, and Andrew Stevens will lead a series of interviews and debates.
TIME India Awards
Working closely with McKinsey & Company, TIME has shortlisted three finalists in each category and announced them at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2016. A panel of elite judges will determine the winner to be felicitated on Feb 13.
Mumbai city has also undergone a major makeover in preparation for the event and is gearing up to be melting pot of art, music and culture to support the investment offerings. Larger-than-life installations of the Make In India logo is planned to go up across nine locations in the city. Massive interactive displays with projection mapping, street food festivals, music concerts and more have been planned in connection with the event.
The Elephanta Festival will be held at the Gateway of India on Feb 16 and 17, and the Bandra Fort will host a fusion music concert of Feb 16. Open to public, the Elephant Festival will be held after sunset and will have seating arrangements for 2,500 people. Performers include Kathak dancer Yasmin Singh, instrumentalist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, singers Kailash Kher and Roop Kumar Rathod.
Kala Ghoda Festival will host a food festival and cultural evenings during the week, at Cross Maidan, Churchgate, from 5 pm - 10 pm. A textile showcase by Maharashtra’s most established designer will be held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya on Feb 17. Numerous art and cultural exhibitions and workshops are also being held at venues across the city.
Apart from the BMC, various government agencies like the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) have planned the various activities and events.
With just about a week to go for 2016’s most anticipated mega event, here are a few highlights of the various activities and events you can look forward to at Mumbai.