Panel discussion organized by GCCI and FAAA, supported by AMC - 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm on 1st September, GCCI at Ashram Road, Ahmedabad

The walled city of Ahmedabad has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage city. This is a worthy and valuable designation for this historic city and its residents. There is, however, a significant amount of work that needs to be carried out to do justice to this recognition. This event has been organised to consider the values that have made this city special and to discuss the way forward in the transformation of Ahmedabad into a truly world heritage city.


2:30 pm to 3:30 pm -             Registration of Event (Co-ordinated by FAAA) 

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm -             Welcome Address:

                                                   President GCCI 

                                                   Chairperson FAAA 

                                                   Address by AMC Commissioner 

                                                   Felicitation of Guests 

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm -              Introduction:

                                                    Prof. R. J. Vasavada – Ahmedabad: World Heritage City 

                                                    Mr. Riyaz Tayyibji – Introduction of Panelists and Seminar Themes 

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm -              Panel Discussion I: ‘Role of Trade & Commerce in The Cultural 

                                                    Evolution of the City’

                                                    Panelist- Dr. Jaimin. R.Vasa, Mr. P.K Ghosh , Dr. Manek Patel, Mr. Achyut Yagnik                

 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm -             Panel Discussion II: ‘Conserving Heritage & Way Forward’

                                                    Panelist- Mr. Keshav Varma, Mr. Sanjay Shridhar, Prof. R.J Vasavada, Mr. Neelkanth Chhaya      

                                                    (Both the Panel Discussions will be followed by Q  & A and Moderated by  Mr. Riyaz Tayyibji )

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm -              Concluding session: Discussion on future  directions 

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm -              High Tea

Our Distinguished Guests at the Event are: 

  • Hon. Mayor of Ahmedabad - Smt. Bijalben Patel
  • Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad - Shri Vijay Nehra- IAS
  • Director General, ASI, New Delhi - Smt. Usha Sharma 
  • Hon. Deputy Mayor of Ahmedabad - Shri Dineshbhai Makwana
  • Padmashree Dr. B.V. Doshi, Architect, Pritzker Laureate
  • Former Rajya Sabha Member- Shri Surendrabhai Patel
  • Co-Convener-Ahmedabad Chapter-INTACH - Shri Pavan Bakeri