The Innovations in Concrete for Infrastructure Challenges (INFRACON-2017) conference was inaugurated on October 6, 2017 by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highway and Shipping, via video conferencing. The Guest of Honour Ajay Sancheti, Member of Parliament, sent a written message, which was read out. Er Avinash Surve, Executive Director, VIDC, graced the occassion as the Guest of Honour. More than 520 professional had registered.
“The Indian Concrete Institute, Nagpur, is given the privilege to hold the event, which is a hard task, and I am sure that the centre will come out with flying colures with successful organisation of the event, which can be a precedent for future events,” stated Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highway and Shipping, via video conferencing.
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, had sent his written message; he stated: “I am happy to know that Indian Concrete Institute is organising the International conference, INFRACON-2017. Construction industry plays a key role in socio-economic development of any country.”
Ajay Sancheti, Member of Parliament, sent a written message. He advised the engineers that they should find cost-effective construction method to improve quality construction.
Er. Vivek Naik, President (Elect) ICI and Principal Convener ICI, briefed about rhetoric way of INFRACON-2017, its conception, progression, and eventually its conduction. “The presence of learned and experienced speakers will benefit the construction and infrastructure creators. Delegates from the construction industry will defiantly have critical discussion with the speaker and will go home having learnt and solved a couple of their problems. Exhibition of latest products and technologies will display usefulness of it and give ideas to delegates to incorporate new products. INFRACON will have interesting life-changing session of the internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Gourgopal Das. The conference will conclude with an award function to appreciate the best of construction industry and this will boost the others to follow.”
Dr Dilip Mase, Convener INFRACON -2017, proposed the vote of thanks on this occasion for the inauguration session.
The exhibition was inaugurated at the hands of Dr Manmohan Kalgal, President, ICI. Distinguish personalities were presents on this occasion.
During the conference spanning two days on October 6-7, 2017, keynote addresses were delivered by many renowned academician and a practicing civil engineers, including