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WADe Asia 2017 - Celebrating Women-led developments in Architecture Art & Design

Hotel Leela Ambience
Gurgaon, Haryana India

By Invitation Entry

About the Event

WADe Asia Event is about soulful knowledge sharing on Architecture, Art and Design, and celebrating Women-led development. A gathering of some of the best designers from India and neighbouring countries, WADe 2017 has the presence of passionate 88 year old Didi Contractor known for her sustainable creations since 60 years, alongside young emerging architects in their 20’s who are leading the change in their cities. Others are Ar. Christopher Benninger, Ar. Shimul Zaveri Kadri, Ar. Anupama Kundoo, Ar. Karan Grover,  Ar. Dean D'Cruz, Ar. Abha Narain's Lambah, Ar. Khozema Chitalwala, Ar. Canna Patel, Ar. Ashwin Lovekar, Presidents of IIID and IIA, Ace Artist Padma Bhushan Rajeev Sethi and 50 more stalwarts from the industry, making WADe an unbeatable and unmissable event.

Supported aptly by the Bhutan Institute of Architects, Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs, Society of Napalese Architects, Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Institute of Indian Interior Designers, WADe Asia 2017 has presence of Sri Lankan Architect Nela de Zoysa, President of BAI Yangki Dorji, Vice President of SONA, and representations of designers from Bangladesh.

With special sessions waiting for you like “Masterclass with Mentors”, “Designers of India, you are the Master of your destiny*”, “Time is changing”, and more, along with presentations from Padma Bhushan Rajeev Sethi, Ar. Benninger and more, you will be carrying a lot of knowledge, contacts from 2 days of presence in WADe Asia event. Expect serious discourses by stalwarts followed by gala lunch, more insightful talks and interactions followed by lots of entertainment as well. It is a mix of discussions by thought leaders, interactions of the community and joyful entertainment.

Why someone should attend WADe Asia:

1). WADe Asia is an opportunity to spread both knowledge and network with architects & designers from India and SAARC countries. The organisers have not kept a fee to enable this for young and seasoned designers of India. One must avail this opportunity at the earliest.

2). Listen to Didi Contractor. It is a rare opportunity to be able to listen to the 88 year old who is coming all the way to meet you. She has dedicated 60 years in India, building with low energy materials in the hills of North India.

3). "Masterclass with mentors" is a session which is like a mini crash course about starting a firm and managing the obstacles in the first few years. Five architects who would be mentoring in this session are known not only in India but around the world for their work.

4). There are sessions on Slum development, Re-defining Luxury, Business of Architecture, The cusp of Art & Architecture and so much more followed by gala 5-Star Lunch in both days.

5). Last but not the least, stand up comedian Rajneesh Kapoor and Ace Bollywood singer Hema Sardesai have agreed to support this event with their performances. So, gear up and try your luck to grab a Free Seat for WADe Asia for 28-29 October (Sat & Sun) 2017.

6). WADe Asia is also allowing each delegate to bring 1 friend along, provided s/he is an Interior Designer or an Architect and the name is registered with us. More at www.

Time Details

Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Venue Details

Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurgaon, Haryana, India