Workplace Trends: People, Place, Performance – Powered by Technology

Friday 15 November 2019, 09:30 – 18:30, + Drinks Social
Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, #WTIndia

We’re delighted to be bringing our conference to the vibrancy of India this November! With speakers from the US, UK, and of course India itself, we’ll be looking at the up-coming hot topics for the workplace that combined, you can use to create fantastic world-class, sustainable, creative, welcoming, and productive spaces.

Join 400+ fellow Decision Makers,Directors, CXOs, CEOs, Human Resource Heads, Design Heads and CTOs in New Delhi on 15th November 2019.

Meet the change makers!




Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad is the Cabinet Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice in the Government of India. He is an eminent Lawyer and a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is a Member of Parliament since the year 2000.


mahendra nath pandey

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey is an Indian politician who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Chandauli since 2014. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and is the president of the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit. He has also served as Union Minister of State for Ministry of Human Resource Development between 2016 and 2017.


New Project (7)

Jitu Virwani
Chairman and MD
Embassy Group
Being at the helm of affairs since 1993, Mr. Jitu Virwani has led Embassy Group through the most challenging and exciting periods in the history of the real estate industry. He has not only spread the company’s operations across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Coimbatore, but also spearheaded its international operations at Serbia in Eastern Europe and completed projects in Malaysia.


anshuman magazine

Anshuman Magazine
Chairman & CEO
India, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa, CBRE
Mr. Anshuman Magazine has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and is currently the Head of India, South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa at CBRE. Based in New Delhi, he oversees operations for 25 countries and over 50 offices and affiliates across these geographies. He has been involved in some of the largest and most prestigious advisory assignments including a disinvestment exercise for a portfolio of 26 Government-owned hospitality assets, privatization of airports and various other infrastructure projects


New Project (7)

Nigel Oseland
Workplace Unlimited
Nigel is a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist, researcher, international speaker and author. He is a co-founder of Workplace Trends Conferences and director of Workplace Unlimited.


New Project (7)

Sriram Khattar
MD, Rental Business, DLF
Sriram is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Prior to his association with DLF, he has worked in healthcare, services businesses and corporate finance segment in various leadership roles with blue chip companies like ITC and A.F Ferguson & Co.


New Project (7)

Dinesh Malkani
Founder & CEO
Smarten Spaces
Dinesh Malkani is the Founder and CEO of Smarten Spaces, a Singapore based company he founded in April 2017. Smarten Spaces is a leading technology company focusing on transforming spaces like Commercial Buildings, Enterprise Workspaces, Co-Working and Co-living Spaces.They were also listed in the top 25 IOT companies in the Asia/ Pacific Region by CIO Outlook.
Dinesh has over 25 years of leadership experience in the technology industry. He was President of Cisco India & SAARC prior to Smarten Spaces.

Modern Workplace – Boosting employee experience and real estate productivity


Manit Rastogi

Manit Rastogi
Founding Partner
Manit has been known as an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of sustainable design, Manit lectures extensively globally, and has published several research papers with respect to zero energy buildings.

Sustainability in Workplace in today’s context


New Project (7)

Neil Usher
Chief Workplace Officer
With over 25 years in the industry as a property, workplace and change leader, Neil has delivered innovative environments for organisations in a variety of sectors, all over the world including Warner Bros., Honeywell, Rio Tinto and Sky.

The Augmented Workplace


New Project (7)

Karan Virwani
Karan is a young and dynamic entrepreneur who paved way for the entrance of WeWork, a New York based collaborative workspace giant and the 2nd largest start-up in the world to India, in 2017.

Redefining the future workplace


New Project (7)

Nana Oti-Boateng
Digital Transformation Consultant
Vodafone Group
Nana is responsible for identifying how Vodafone services can enable the digital transformation of multinational companies in a mobile-first world in addition to delivering thought leadership and guidance against their business requirements.


New Project (7)

Sam Sahni
Principal, Strategy
Sam has a rich experience within the consulting and construction industry, his knowledge comes from exposure to a variety of sectors including Finance, FMCG, Real Estate and Engineering. He has also authored a number of organizational white papers and presented at industry conferences.

The Campus of the Future


New Project (7)

Dean Rikanovic
Principal, Design
Dean is an innovative designer with a passion for high-end design. He has practiced across Australia and internationally, working on a number of award-winning projects and 15 years of Professional Experience in the Design Field.

The Campus of the Future


New Project (7)

Alessandro Ranaldi
Head Workplace Consultancy & Partner
Foster + Partners
Alessandro has more than 25 years’ experience in workplace strategy, real estate and design, he has worked with leadership teams of some of the top Fortune 500 companies to help them create a vision, build ownership of changes to the workplace

Working With Nature and Culture


New Project (7)

Chris Bubb
Senior Partner
Foster + Partners
Chris has delivered projects in the UK, Europe, US, Middle East and China. Working at a range of scales his projects have covered the fields of education, residential, hospitality, commercial and government

Working With Nature and Culture



Tushar Mittal
MD, SKV and Founding Partner, Workplace Trends India
SKV (Studiokon Ventures Private Ltd.), a leading corporate interior solution provider for the corporate offices, retail and educational spaces. A harvard alumni, an innovator and entrepreneur, he is experienced in managing all aspects of business. He has recently been a spreaker at TEDx and his journey has been acknowledged and appreciated by “BW Business World 40 under 40 2018” for excellence in entrepreneurship. Recently he founded Happy Monday, a futuristic prefab office solution startup and also became the founder and partner for Workplace Trends India




New Project (7)

Sonali Rastogi
Founding Partner
Sonali has been working across a diverse canvas ranging from architecture to urban design, landscape and interior design, Sonali is passionately interested in the materiality and craft in architecture and is deeply invested in the detail of building.


Vishesh Chandiok

Vishesh Chandiok
National Managing Partner,
Grant Thornton
Vishesh serves as a National Managing Partner for Grant Thornton India LLP. He has been with Grant Thornton from past 27 years now. He proves that it takes a tad more than a global outlook to transform an old-world chartered accountancy practice to a global identity. Its takes a tad more than a global outlook to transform an old world chartered accountancy practice and integrate it with an international audit house.


sanjeev mohanty

Sanjeev Mohanty
MD,SouthAsia, Middle Asia & South Africa
Sanjeev has the experience of building some of India’s best-known brands and is known to have built strong teams and hyper scaled businesses, having being associated with and led both physical retail brands and online marketplaces (Including Benetton and, in CEO roles. At Levi’s Sanjeev led the South Asia Region for over 1.5 years, prior to being elevated to lead the consolidated business of South Asia, Middle East, and South Africa to drive growth and profitability for the brand.


Aparna Piramal

Aparna Piramal
Columnist and writer on business, design
urbanisation & workplaces
Aparna Piramal Raje is a thought leader on business, design and workplaces, who likes exploring multi-disciplinary intersections. Her column, Head Office, in the Mint newspaper, looks at leadership through the joint lens of workspace design and management workstyles.


Raman Bountra
Regional Business Director, North & East India,
Having 24+ Years of multi Industry & varied geographical experience in Business & functional leadership. Raman is responsible for Facility Management Operations for North & East Market, encompassing a total portfolio of approximately 23 Mil Sqft.


New Project (7)

Vikramjit Singh
Head HR & Corporate Services
Fung Group
Vikramjit has led HR functions at various leading organisations that primarily involved overall HR Leadership and delivering on HR Strategy linked to Business.


Sumit Arora
Sr. Director & Head, Workplace Strategy & Change Management
Sumit heads the Workplace Strategy and Change Management practice for India. He has been with the firm for over 14 years, and has been actively involved in providing strategic advisory services to Corporate Clients on diverse aspects including workplace assessment exercises, mobility/work profiling, space utilization studies, buy vs. lease strategies, optimization of real estate portfolios, location selection advice, change management engagements, etc.


New Project (7)

Anshul Jain
MD and Country Head, India
Cushman & Wakefield
Anshul has over two decades of experience in Real Estate Consultancy in South East Asia and Europe. At present, he is responsible for driving growth and transformation at Cushman and Wakefield,in India.


Bejul Somaia
Managing Partner,
Lightspeed India
Bejul is a Partner at Lightspeed India Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm affiliated with Lightspeed Venture Partners, a global venture firm with more than $7 billion under management. Lightspeed has been an early investor in several leading consumer and enterprise technology companies including Snapchat, GrubHub, Stitchfix, Nest and Nutanix in the US and Indian Energy Exchange, Oyo Rooms, Udaan, Sharechat and Byjus in India.


Abhishek Goenka
Abhishek is currently the CEO of the RMZ Family Office and the CEO at
CoWrks. He is also the CIO at CoWrks Foundry. Previously, Abhishek has worked with
PwC and BMR, and in both firms he has been actively engaged in advising families in
setting up a governance framework and also on succession planning. He has also
assisted promoters of some of the largest listed companies in Bangalore in moving to a
Trust holding structure, including dealing with cross border issues.


Harsh Lambah
Country Manager India, Vice President Sales – South Asia,
Harsh leads the IWG business in India. His professional experience spans 30
years in a variety of industries, from hospitality to international trading to financial
services in India and in the United States. He has held leadership positions at
MoneyGram, Recall and Western Union and has more than 25+ years of experience in
a leadership role. In his past assignments he has been instrumental in growing the
business, driving innovation, and building customer value across South Asia.


Amit Banerji
Table Space Technologies
Amit is the founder and CEO of Table Space Technologies. Table Space is a horizontal Managed Workspace operator that’s transforming the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market in India with an Intelligent Grade A Workspace-as-a-Service offering. Table Space serves clients such as AMD, SalesForce, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Lenovo, and many other fortunes 500 companies across India.


Amy Jitpatima

Chulamas Jitpatima
Indian Real Estate Director,
Amy Chulamas Jitpatima is the Director of Indian operations for the Bangkok-based developer MQDC(Magnolia Quality Development Corporation). She is a new-generation executive with over 15 years of experience who is bringing to India one of Thailand’s top property developers.


Peush Jain
Executive Director, and Head of Advisory And Transaction, North & East India,
Peush has been working with CBRE since 2002 and has extensive experience in managing a wide variety of assignments from international project marketing, investor portfolio management, key client account leader to successfully closing the largest transaction till date in New Delhi downtown area. He leads the Advisory and Transaction Management Group for North and East India


manish periwal

Manish Periwal
Chairman & Managing Director,
Pioneer Urban Land & infrastrusture Ltd.

Mr. Periwal is involved in various Trade Organizations, Professional Bodies like the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and The Young Leaders Forum (YLF) of FICCI, etc. Under the guidance of his extensive experience and knowledge, Pioneer Urban is embarking upon creating an independent brand for the future.


New Project (7)

Sahil Vachani
Managing Directors
Max Ventures & Industries Limited
Sahil joined the Max Group in 2016 with a focus on creating a powerful Real Estate brand – Max Estates Limited and steering MaxVIL’s other businesses towards growth. In his role at MaxVIL, he has successfully completed key transactions which will have an enduring impact on the Company’s growth journey over the next few years.


New Project (7)

Avnish Singh
MD & Country Head, India
Tishman Speyer
Avnish has overall responsibility for Tishman Speyer in India encompassing acquisitions, asset management, design & construction, investor relations and capital raising


Stefan Gheorghiu-Milicin
Global Head Of Real Estate,
Stefan is responsible for the entire portfolio of the company in over 100 countries around the world – renegotiating contracts, relocations, furniture acquisitions, project management, etc – over 250.000sqm under direct management. Close to 85 Mil. Euro has been saved from renegotiations and relocations / changed strategies, from the start. Responsible for overseeing entire restructuring of the Real Estate portfolio, under the ownership of KKR.


New Project (7)

Amit Grover
Executive Director, Office Business
Amit is a seasoned Commercial Real Estate professional from last 23 years in key positions at Cushman & Wakefield, Citibank CRE, and is currently working with DLF from last 16 years


New Project (7)

Yash Gupta
Managing Partner
YG Real Estate
Yash Gupta is the Managing Partner of YGR. He founded YGR in 2018 – a Real Estate (RE) investment, development, technology, and advisory platform – returning to his entrepreneurial roots after 25 years of leadership roles with Indian and international corporates, across India, US and Europe. His key strengths are the formulation of successful India entry strategies, the capability to navigate local complexity, identify, marshal and lead best-in-class talent, build strong trust-based networks/partnerships and his deep domain expertise in RE


New Project (7)

Gurjot Bhatia
Managing Director-Project Management
CBRE South Asia
Gurjot has an extensive experience in managing projects at the executive
level for several major multi-national clients.He has serviced more than 500 corporates in his career spanning over 20 years.


Piyush Gandhi
Executive Director,
Piyush dons multiple hats. As Executive Director, he heads the Corporate Offices Project Management business. he is also Product Lead, Flex Business, JLL India. In addition, he also leads sales for the corporate solutions business.
Piyush has been involved in the development of diverse projects spanning more than 25 million sq ft.


New Project (7)

Rohit Rajput
Max Asset Services & Director Max
Rohit has over 18 years of experience across a variety of disciplines from engineering, banking , entrepreneurship & consulting .He has served clients across industry sectors in his consulting and entrepreneurial career. Sectors including Industrial goods, consumer goods, consumer electronics. BFS, IT, Fashion, Healthcare, & Media.


New Project (7)

Sameer Nayar
CEO & Founder
Sameer Nayar is an experienced real estate investment and finance professional with a twenty plus year track record across USA, Europe and Asia.


New Project (7)

Kelvin Ashby King
T2 Consulting Group
Kelvin Ashby-King has been in the lighting industry for over 30+ years and is the Principal Consultant/Managing Director of T2 Consulting Group which has offices throughout Asia and the Middle East. T2 specialises in Architectural Lighting, Audio Visual, Acoustics and ICT/IOT Design Consulting. Kelvin started his career as a Theatre Lighting and Sound Designer, but soon moved
into project and architectural lighting. In 1998 Kelvin establish an office in India and has been here since.


Markus Heinrich
Sr. Workplace Advisor,
DPAAPAC, Haworth
Markus Heinrich is based in Singapore and is leading Haworth Digital Ecosystem ídeation services in Asia pacific Haworth’s digital services connect the workplace to align with the client’s vision and culture, the application of science and data-based design, automated analysis of space, product life cycle connection, with enhanced performance and productivity.


sonali bhagwati

Sonali Bhagwati
Sonali is currently President of DPA, which has several award-winning projects.She has received several awards and her work has been widely published.She has been featured as one of the 20 best Architects of India as well as she has been regularly featured as Hot 100 Contemporary Indian Architect. Also, Sonali has served 2 successful terms as a member of Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC), one of the most prestigious organizations in the Country.



Syed Moinuddin
Director Projects CBRE@Google

Joined CBRE as Director seconded to SCB as Program Lead SA Since 2017, currently seconded to Google as Project Director India operation. Responsible for Corporate Real Estate Strategy, Management & Execution of Projects, Transactions, Infrastructure & Facilities for a portfolio of over 3 Million Square feet at peak. Have project directed & executed over 15 M RSF of office spaces in over 15 countries‘, Negotiated lease transactions in over 25 countries in Asia & ME including India’s largest & most complex campus transaction of over 800 RSF in 2013.



Chris Bubb
Senior Partner,
Foster + Partners
Chris has delivered projects in the UK, Europe, US, Middle East and China. Working at a range of scales his projects have covered the fields of education, residential, hospitality, commercial and government.


Valentin Blanchard
Co Founder
Happy Monday
An eminent French Architect, Valentin started off his career as a Freelancer in Paris and later becoming the Design Head for a design firm in New Delhi, having designed offices for Nissan, Nomura, Chanel, Novotel, BIBA and Amazon.
His designs have been covered by leading press publications like Elle India, Architecture + Design etc. and has been selected amongst the 50 Best Offices in the World by FORBES ITALY.


New Project (7)

Martand Khosla
Managing Partner
Martand is deeply involved with the process of construction and the dilemmas of urban India, exploring both continuity and transformation. He regularly contributes to periodicals in India and abroad, including recently serving as a guest editor to Phaidon Architecture Atlas.


Ekta kanakia

Ekta Kanakia Sanghvvi
Lighting Concepts Pvt Ltd
She is internationally known for both her theoretical and practical knowledge about architectural lighting. Each of her dynamic and innovative assignments builds on over 15 years of innovative exploration and research in the interconnected fields of architecture and design.




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Time Programme
9.00 AM – 9.30 AM Registration and Tea
9.30 AM – 9.40 AM Opening Note by Dr. Rubina Mittal, Strategy Partner Workplace Trends India 2019
9.40 AM – 10.05 AM ‘Future of Workplaces’ by Nigel Oseland, Director, Workplace Unlimited UK
10.05 AM – 10.15 AM Theme Address on New India and New Skills by Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Honorable Union Cabinet Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
10.15 AM – 10.35 PM Discussion on Skills, Entrepreneurship And Future Of Workplace in India
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Union Cabinet Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Government of India
Tushar Mittal MD, SKV | Founding Partner Workplace Trends India
10.35 AM – 11.00 AM ‘Working with nature and culture’ by Chris Bubb, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners and Alessandro Ranaldi, Head Workplace Consultancy and Partner, Foster + Partners
11.00 AM – 11.20 AM Networking Tea
11.20 AM – 11.55 PM Productivity – ‘How to measure well-being and Productivity in the workplace’
Sonali Rastogi Founding Partner, Morphogenesis
Vikramjeet Singh Head HR & Corporate Services, South Asia, Fung Group.
Sanjeev Mohanty MD, South Asia, Middle Asia & South Africa, Levis.
Shiv Agrawal MD, ABC Consultants.
Vishesh Chandiok National Managing Partner, Grant Thornton.
Raman Bountra Regional Business Director, North & East India, JLL.
Sumit Arora Senior Director Head, Workplace Strategy & Change Management India, CBRE.
11.55 PM – 12.15 PM “Sustainability in today’s workplace in today’s context” by Manit Rastogi, Founding Partner, Morphogenesis
12.30 PM – 1.05 PM Real Estate – ‘Is Commercial real estate ready for future workplace’
Peush Jain Executive Director & Head Advisory & Transaction, North & East India, CBRE
Mr. Manish Periwal Chairman & Managing Director, Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd
Sahil Vachani CEO, Max Ventures & Industries Limited
Avnish Singh MD & Country Head India, Tishman & Speyer
Yash Gupta Managing Partner, YG Real Estate
Amit Grover Executive Director, Office Business, DLF
Stefan GheorghiuMilicin Global Head of Real Estate, GFK
1.05 PM – 1.25 PM ‘Modern Workplace- Boosting employee experience and real estate productivity’ by Dinesh Malkani, Founder & CEO, Smarten Spaces
1.25 PM – 2.30PM Lunch Break
2.30 PM – 2.55 PM ‘The Elemental Workplace’ by Neil Usher, Chief Partnership Officer, Gospace
2.55 PM – 3.25 PM ‘The Campus of the future’ by Sam Sahni, Principal Strategy, Unispace and Dean Rikanovic, Principal Design, Unispace.
3.25 PM – 4.00 PM Design – ‘How design is evolving in future workplace’
Piyush Gandhi Executive Director, JLL India
Chris Bubb Senior Partner, Foster + Partners
Sonali Bhagwati President, DPA
Valentin Blanchard Co-Founder, Happy Monday
Martand Khosla Managing Partner, RKDS
Syed Moinuddin Director, Projects CBRE@Google
Ekta Kanakia Sanghvvi Director, Lighting Concepts PVT. LTD
4.00 PM – 4.25 PM ‘Future of work- Technology and Communication of the future’ by Nana Oti-Boateng, Digital Transformation Consultant, Vodafone Group.
4.25 PM – 5.05 PM Technology – ‘How workplaces are thinking beyond business and technology’
Gurjot Bhatia Managing Director- Project Management, CBRE South Asia
Sameer Nayar CEO, Buildsupply
Kelvin Ashby- King Principal Consultant/MD, T2 Consulting Group
Piyush Gandhi Executive Director, JLL India
Rohit Rajput CEO, Max Asset Services
Markus Heinrich Senior Workplace Advisor APAC, Haworth
5.05 PM – 5.25 PM Tea Break
5.25 PM – 5.45 PM ‘Redefining the future workplace’ by Karan Virwani, CWeO, Wework.
5.45 PM – 6.25 PM Co-Working – ‘Crafting work and workplaces- Future of work with Co-working
Anshul Jain Country Head India, Cushman & Wakefield
Harsh Lambah Country Manager India, Vice President- Sales, IWG
Bejul Somaia Managing Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Amit Banerji CEO & Founder, Table Space Technologies
Abhishek Goenka CEO, CoWrks
Chulamas Jitpatima Indian Real Estate Director, MQDC
6.25 PM – 6.40 PM Special address on Smart Technologies for Smart Business by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Cabinet Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India.
6.40 PM – 7.20 PM Special discussion
Fatima Mahdi Leading Television Anchor & Producer
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Cabinet Minister for Communications, Electronics &
Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of
Jitu Virwani Chairman & MD, Embassy Group
Anshuman Magazine Chairman & CEO – India, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa, CBRE
7.20 PM – 7.30 PM Closing Note

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