• World Workplace
    India 2018
    Conference & Expo

    16 March | JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai, India

    Workplace of and for the new millennium

  • World Workplace
    India 2018
    Conference & Expo

    16 March | JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai, India

    Workplace of and for the new millennium

  • World Workplace
    India 2018
    Conference & Expo

    16 March | JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai, India

    Workplace of and for the new millennium

  • World Workplace
    India 2018
    Conference & Expo

    16 March | JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai, India

    Workplace of and for the new millennium

Workplace of and For the New Millennium

The Facilities Management & Corporate Real Estate sectors are addressing ever changing scenarios in India; owning vs leasing, changes in government policies, tax structures, challenges in infrastructure, industrialization, “Make In India” and the Swachh Bharat scenario. IFMA and the Facility Management community recognized an urgent need to bring forward-looking strategies and solutions that impact India and put ourselves to question these changes.

World Workplace is recognized as the pre-eminent platform for dialogue on facility management issues and trends. Join is in Mumbai in 2018 and learn more about your Built Environment with power packed sessions and topics.

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  • Employers worldwide are recognizing the connection between efficient facility management and business profitability — smart, strategic, sustainable facility management drives productivity; and improved productivity drives success.
  • It’s not just about embracing new ideas; it’s about introducing solid ideas that work for you and your facility.
  • Industry experts will share their knowledge in the areas of facility operations, real estate, finance, leadership and management.
  • Take away best practices that can be implemented in every facility to achieve standardization, efficiency and excellence.
  • Return to your facility prepared to drive change and make recommendations that benefit the triple bottom line.


  • Vendors that serve the facility management community will showcase beneficial products and services in a range of categories.
  • Companies dedicated to providing innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions to common and unique facility challenges are your best source for answers.
  • Product demonstrations and one-on-one conversations with exhibitors will help you make the best buying decisions for your facilities.


  • Public and private sector professionals in facility management, real estate, engineering, finance, architecture, design, security, building/construction, IT and HR.
  • Government officials, NGO’s and environmental representatives, and project management consultants.
  • Students, educators, topic experts, authors, vendors/product and service providers, members of IFMA and partnering organizations.
  • Each attendee arrives at World Workplace in search of something — a solution, a best practice, a new skill, a mentor, a client, a fresh perspective, an action plan or even a break from routine; and takes away more than they ever expected.


  • Accelerate your FM career through professional networking and world-class education.
  • Collaborate with a knowledgeable and supportive community of colleagues to ensure the efficiency, safety and longevity of your workplace.
  • Stay on top of the latest trends and developments that impact your facilities and your career.
  • Learn techniques and proven methodologies that can be put into practice immediately for direct results.
  • Select sessions that address immediate or ongoing workplace challenges.



Recently refurbished and boasting an unparalleled location overlooking the sparkling Arabian Sea, the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu sets a new standard for luxury here in India. The hotel is frequented by Bollywood celebrities, business travelers, and vacationing families alike, and offers gorgeous accommodations and five-star amenities to enhance your stay. Make yourself comfortable in your elegant room or suite, with its luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, high-speed Internet, and amazing Juhu Beach views. Additional hotel perks include the award-winning Quan Spa, as well as fantastic dining at six different on-site restaurants. Enjoy a workout in the fitness center, relax in the outdoor infinity and saltwater pools, or let the children make a splash in the kid’s pool. Welcome to the luxury hotel getaway here at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu!

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16 March 2018

  • 8.00 AM Registration Opens
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Tea Coffee Networking
  • 9:30 - 9:45 Opening Remarks
    Bill O-Neill
    Chairman IFMA International Board
  • 9:45 - 10:30 Opening Keynote Address - 45 minutes
    Topic - Future Trends on Future Cities
    Karuna Gopal
    Founder - Future Cities
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea Break
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Session 1 - Trends in transition management: lost between project management & FM
    CBRE - Sr Dir EFM & Asset services

    30 min

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Session 2 - Top trends impacting CRE in India
    Ravi Ahuja
    Sr. Executive Director Mumbai & Developer Services Colliers

    45 min

  • 12.15 - 12.45 Session 3 - The new era of Facility Services Management: From Buildings to human centricity
    Rajat Malhotra
    COO - JLL IFM West Aisa

    30 min

  • 12.45 - 1.00 SMARTQ
    Product Presentation
  • 1:00 - 1:45 Networking Lunch
  • 1:45 - 2:15 Session 4 - Rising the Bar 3
    Mark Powell
    Executive Director of Product Development - RICS

    30 min

  • 2:15 - 3:00 Session 5 - Employee Health (indoor Air Quality)
    BARUN Agarwal

    45 min panel discussion

  • 3:00 - 3:45 Session 6 - IOT & AI In FM
    Vishal Mani
    MCS Solutions

    45 min Panel

  • 3:45 - 4:15 After noon Tea Break
  • 4:15 - 5:00 Session 7 - FM Outsourcing: Best Practices and Next Generation Trends
    Ty fastovsky
    Trascent Singapore

    45 min

  • 5:15 - 5:30 Closing Remarks
    Bill O-Neill

  • 6.00 - 7:30 pm Networking Cocktails & Dinner

Speaker Profile

Sudhir Pillai

General Manager, Homes, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, India

Sudhir Pillai was appointed General Manager, Homes, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies on March 22, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing Honeywell connected homes business strategy for the India region. Pillai joined Honeywell in August 2007. Prior to his current role, he has held multiple leadership roles at Honeywell over the last 10 years, including Sales Director, South East Asia for the ersthwhile Honeywell Envoirnmental & Energy Solutions; Marketing Director, Honeywell Security Group, and Sales Leader for ADI. Pillai is also a Director on the board of Elster Metering Pvt. Ltd. He brings to the business a successful track record from a career spanning more than 19 years, with a mix of sales, profit, P&L, people management, and a rich business experience. He is proficient in exploring and developing new markets, brand promotion, new product launches, and accelerating growth and achieving desired sales goals. Before joining Honeywell, Pillai worked with Ingram Micro India Limited, where he spent more than seven years where he was instrumental in managing the P&L while growing the business for their Enterprise Solutions group. Pillai earned his MBA in Business Management and a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Sciences from the Pune University. Pillai lives in Pune with his wife, Rekha and their nine-year old daughter, Rhea

Ashish Podar

Senior Director EFM & Asset Services, India

Ashish leads the Service Delivery Group for Enterprise Facilities Management and Asset Services for CBRE India. His role is to provide leadership to achieve corporate strategies, support business growth and manage change to drive organizational performance. He is responsible to provide active oversight and management guidelines to the Facilities & Property Management Operations with a focus on transitions, Strategic Sourcing, best practices, continual improvement programs, Quality Assessments and Innovation. Ashish has been with CBRE for 17 years and has gained vast experience in all aspects of Property and Facilities management. During this time he has managed Operations, Client Solutions and a multitude of responsibilities in the domain of Property and Facilities management. EDUCATION Ashish holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.


CEO-Breatheeasy Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Barun Aggarwal is a serial entrepreneur with international experience spanning 20 years in several continents. In his current role, he founded and runs BreatheEasy Consultants Pvt Ltd – the leading full service Indoor Air Quality consulting and remediation specialists in India. Barun serves on the Indoor Air Quality assessment working group of USGBC He is a founding member of Indoor Air Quality Association, USA , India Chapter. He is a member of ISHRAE and is a founding member of the IEQ Committee of ISHRAE that has developed the first international standard for IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) – published in 2016. He is a Climate Reality leader trained by Vice President Al Gore. He has taken up a position of visiting faculty at the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi where he teaches a course of Human Wellness in the Built Environment. Barun, an avid golfer relocated from the US to New Delhi, India – the world’s most polluted city in 2010.

Ravi Ahuja

Sr. Executive Director Mumbai & Developer Services - Colliers

Ravi specializes in various asset classes in general and engages extensively in Office Leasing & Sales / Investments, Office Core Asset Acquisitions, Acquisition of Income Generating Assets, Capital Markets and Corporate Asset Monetization’s, and Residential. He is involved in identifying new opportunities, improving organizational efficiencies and strengthening Colliers’ presence in the markets across the country. Ravi leads the India Office Services team as the Sr. Executive Director, Mumbai & Developer Services, and has been one of the most successful brokers over the years. He continues to contribute in generating revenues and aims to focus on increased knowledge delivery, targeted client engagement and service excellence. professional accomplishments With over 20 years of pan India real estate experience in multi-disciplinary transactions and advisory for occupiers, developers, investors and the government, Ravi is widely regarded as one of the more knowledgeable and credible real estate professionals in the sector across the country. He started his career at Colliers International in 1996 and joined C&W in 1999. He pioneered the practice of Office Services and Industrial Services in India. Over the years, his experience in Transaction Advisory encompasses Tenant Rep, Landlord Rep, Land, Asset Monetization, Investment Sales, Retail & Industrial Services. Ravi has held executive leadership roles with India P&L responsibilities for 4 businesses viz. Consulting,  Transactions, Project Management and

Karuna Gopal

President – Futuristic Cities

Ms. Karuna Gopal, is an Internationally acclaimed Thought Leader, IVLP Fellow , Keynote Speaker and Advisor on SMART CITIES. She is the Founder President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, a Think Tank that has influenced Urban Transformation in India for over a decade. Ms Gopal contributed to the design of the 100 SMART CITIES MISSION of Government of India and has been an invited speaker at the launch of the mission by the Prime Minister. At the event, her innovation “CITIZENS for CITY – 2007” a disruptive tool to engage citizens in governance, has been showcased as a National Best Practice. Her innovation ‘Sculpt Your City’ has shaped the guidelines of the Mission. Ms Gopal was a member of the Speaker delegation representing the India at COP21-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), PARIS 2015. In the past, she served as an Urban Expert for The World Bank, DFID (Department for International Development, UK), USAID (United States Agency for International Development), BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) & ADB (Asian Development Bank) Ms Gopal regularly gets invited by Country Governments like Singapore, Philippines, Turkey, Israel, UAE, USA & UK to lend her expertise in Urban Transformation. Recently she was offered ‘Eminent Member’ position at RICS (Royal Society for Chartered Surveyors), UK. She chairs and addresses conferences around the world and is a special invitee to meetings of FII (Foreign Institutional Investors) exploring investments into India.

Rajat Malhotra

Chief Operating Officer Integrated Facilities Management, West Asia – JLL

Current Responsibilities Rajat Malhotra is the Chief Operating Officer for IFM, West Asia.  Rajat oversees business infrastructure functions and leads the SME platform that supports core IFM operations.  These functions are JLL’s best practice platforms such as Engineering & Operations Solutions (EOS), Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS), Supply Chain Management & Procurement, Transition, Compliance, Risk Management & Technology. The ESS and EOS groups in specific provides subject matter expertise support to IFM and other business lines in the domains of sustainability, environment health & safety and critical engineering. Experience Rajat brings along over 25 years of experience in maintenance management as well as engineering & sustainability. He has worked in the submarine arm of the Navy and in the course of his career, been the chief engineer for 3 different classes of submarines. He holds a Masters degree in Nuclear Technology and has been with JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management Business for over 7 years. He has led a number of business excellence, sustainability, risk management, technology and productivity projects in FM that have brought in significant value to clients in their Real Estate Operations. He has also spearheaded a number of engineering consulting projects involving critical engineering design reviews, energy optimization, risk assessments as well as test & commissioning. Rajat is a member of the Executive Committee of IGBC and works closely with them to provide the necessary impetus to the Green Building Movement in India. He chairs the Advisory Board of Economic Times’ Global Green Summit and is well known in Building Engineering, Safety and Sustainability Industrial Forums. Education and Affiliations Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Specialization in Marine Engineering Master of Technology in Nuclear Engineering

Ty Fastovsky

Managing Principal, Asia Pacific

Ty Fastovsky is a Managing Principal in charge of the Asia Pacific region for Trascent and is based in Singapore. Mr. Fastovsky provides project management and client relationship expertise in the delivery of outsourcing services, organizational effectiveness and re-design, and performance improvement. He has particular expertise in corporate real estate, project management and facilities management (CRE/PM/FM) outsourcing, capacity planning, financial analysis, and benchmarking. Ty has over 18 years of consulting, financial services and manufacturing experience. He joined Trascent in 2007 and has been supporting clients globally on CRE/PM/FM initiatives since that time. During his time at Trascent, Ty has led multiple RFP efforts for clients and has negotiated over $3 billion (total contract value) in global CRE/ PM/FM agreements in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.    

Location & Venue

Venue Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Address: Juhu Tara Road Mumbai 400049 India

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Expo & Sponsor

More information about our expo and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please email mahender.singh@ifma.org.


See the sponsorship packages (.pdf)

Sponsorship application form (.pdf)

Stalls Floor Plan (.pdf)

Exhibitor application form (.pdf)