Smart cities in India

The Indian-Danish Forum and Ramboll are pleased to invite you to their event on “Smart Cities in India”.

Denmark and Danish companies have a significant track record in designing and building strong, sustainable and liveable cities – know-how that over the recent years has been strengthened by the capabilities presented by Smart City technology.

India has one of the most ambitious Smart City programmes in the world
which aims to invest approximately 48 b DKK over the next 5 years to build 100 smart cities targeting to increase the standard of living in India.

Come join Rambøll and The Indian-Danish Forum and learn more about the Danish-Indian business agenda as presented by the Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen. You will also meet Danish Ambassador to India, Peter Taxøe-Jensen, as he outlines the content and opportunities of the Indian Smart City programme seen from a Danish perspective.

Ramboll, Danfoss and TATA Consultancy services will give insight to both
the Smart City programme and the prospects for Danish companies in India.

The event will focus on capturing opportunities and best practices for Danish companies which are already present in India or wish to enter this market.

To round the day off, a panel debate will discuss and conclude how Danish companies can join forces to capitalise on the vast opportunities the Indian Smart City programme represents.


14:30 Registration

15:00 Welcome
By Søren Holm Johansen, Executive Director, Ramboll Group & J.L. Matu, Chairman of Indian-Danish Forum

15:20 On the Danish-Indian business agenda
By the Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen

15:35 The Indian Smart City Programme and the attractiveness and opportunities it represents for Danish companies
By Danish Ambassador to India, Peter Taksøe-Jensen

15:55 India’s Smart Cities, India’s view of Denmark, Danish knowhow and how they are all connected
By TATA Consultancy Services, Country Head to Denmark, Mr. Kathiravan Palaniappan

16:15 Coffee break

16:35 How a Danish outlook on solutions makes sense in India
By Neel Strøbæk, Group Market Director, Planning and Urban Design

17:05 Danish industry outlook in India’s Smart Cities
By Henrik Schurmann, Vice President, Food Retail, Danfoss

17:25 Panel Debate: Smart Cities in India – How should Danish companies
organise to avail of the opportunities – is a consortium an option?
By representatives from the Danish Embassy in India, DI, Danfoss, and Ramboll

18:00 Light dinner