Gauri Khan, Brand Ambassador, inaugurates iDAC Mumbai 2024, alongside Ekta Parekh, Aparna Kaushik and Vinti Lodha, with Managing Partners, Dhaval Thakur & Siddharth Saraf



Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 9: iDAC, the Leading Impact Platform for Changemakers of the Build Industry, organised its 5th Edition at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, from the 7th to the 9th of March 2024. For the past 5 years, iDAC has successfully set the benchmark for getting the industry’s best & finest together.

This year, the event featured personalities such as Ekta Parekh of reD Architects, Aparna Kaushik of the Aparna Kaushik Design Group, and Vinti Lodha of Lodha. The event commenced with an inaugural session featuring them alongside the ace designer and brand ambassador of iDAC, Gauri Khan.

“iDAC Expo is a phenomenal platform that fosters knowledge sharing and features Indian & international brands from the Architecture and Design industry. It’s a brilliant gathering of the industry where ideas are exchanged and collaborations are encouraged,” shared Gauri Khan.

With a 3-day lineup of 170+ speakers, 18 content producers, and over 100 brands, the event saw a staggering attendance of over 23,000 B2B visitors. Pavilions dedicated to Interior & Wellness, Light & Collab, Commercial & Hospitality, Green & Landscape, and Facade & Highrise sparked engaging discussions and showcased futuristic ideas by thought leaders. Activities like the Student Program, Art Illation, Vission Wave, and Spotlight added to the excitement. Leading global brands like Artize by Jaquar, Knest Aluminium Formwork, HYBEC-Lighting, AXOR – Hansgrohe, Havells, Marmo Solutions, and Nerolac Paints were the driving sponsors for the various pavilions at the show.

Sponsored by Knest Aluminium Formwork, Marmo Solutions, and Millenium Marbles, the iDAC Infinity Awards 2024 was introduced this year to honour exceptional contributions made in design, architecture & construction. Rupesh Baid of AND Design Co. designed exquisite trophies for the grand occasion. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary Architect Hafeez Contractor.

“I am honoured to have been given this award. I’d like to thank team iDAC for organising this exceptional event for the build fraternity. Architecture is all about balancing the now and the future. We must all come together to build sustainably and use architecture as a force of change,” remarked Hafeez Contractor, while receiving the award.

“This has been a success greater than we anticipated. iDAC Mumbai 2024 was more than just an event — it celebrated creativity, innovation, and collaboration. I am thankful to the build community for coming together wholeheartedly to be a part of this,” commented Dhaval Thakur, Managing Partner, iDAC.

“iDAC’s 5th Edition commencing in Mumbai was a great start. We have some great events lined up, and we can’t wait to bring them to the country. This is India’s leading exhibition made for the build fraternity, and with the community’s support, it will continue to be so,” expressed Siddharth Saraf, Managing Partner, iDAC.

With its Collectives Edition set to inspire creativity and innovation, the next stop in iDAC’s journey is New Delhi, at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla, from the 17th to the 19th of October, and Hyderabad, at the HITEX Exhibition Centre, from the 12th to 14th of December. In 2025, iDAC is all set to come to Mumbai again on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March.

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Dhaval Thakur




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Mr. Siddharth. Saraf
Managing Director NOVA Exhibition & Conference
Founder & Event Director iDAC Expo

“The 1st Edition of India’s Build Industry exhibition on Infrastructure, Development, Construction and Architecture industry – iDAC, will bring together The Build Industry intellects who have curated content driven pavilions, which will bridge the gap between management and end users, provide logical solutions of problems faced by industry and Facility reverse interpretations of R&D process.

iDAC Expo will Represent India’s Build fraternity at global level and spread the knowledge/expertise of Indian programmers across the global . This knowledge sharing from all said disciples will enable the visitors to source products, technology and services pragmatically”.

Heavy Machinery & Equipment’s, Building Automation Systems, Ceramics & Tiles, Decorative & Industrial Lighting, Electricals & Switchgear, Furniture & Textiles, Green Life-Space Systems, Prefabricated Structures, Steel & Concrete, Natural & Engineered Marbles, Cladding & Roofing, Coatings & Paints, Doors, Windows & Facades, Earth Engineering & Disaster Management, Landscaping, Fire Safety & Security, Hvac & Refrigeration, Laminates & Plywood, Wires & Cables, Bath & Sanitation, Plumbing, Pipes & Sewage Systems and many more

iDAC Intellectual Satellite Events:
With virtuosos and prodigies from various disciplines sharing the platform, this event is set to inspire the building and infrastructure industry to help lead the way forward!

iDAC Intelligence Series
A pan India traveling series, commenced its journey in  Ahmedabad, travelled to Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore & Kolkata, is now geared for its GRAND FINALE at the “iDAC EXPO” on the 8th and 9th March. The series has earned us accolades and admiration, piquing the interest of distinguished members of the fraternity.

Illustrious professionals have graciously supported our endeavor, of uniting the construction community by participating in large numbers from all fields i.e. Builders, Architects, Engineers, MEP Consultants, Façade Consultants, and PMC’s among others.

Art-illation Curators

Art-illation, is a national level competition open to selected artists, architects, interior designers, sculptors, and art enthusiast Students to showcase their talent via art installations. Students would be invited after vigorous scrutiny by eminent stalwarts in the industry. Entries will be invited for online judging by renowned personalities in the field of design through an unbiased judging process. Selected top ten artists would get a chance to showcase their talent through actual installation to be showcased at iDAC show from 8th to 10th March-2019.

IDAC Horizon – A discussion forum & buyer- seller meet in association with National Real Estate Development Council, focusing on supply chain & logistics issues faced by the real estate sector, while it provides a dais for B2B business, closing the gap between demand & supply for both in a way that both parties are mutually profitable.

Fire Lounge
Curated by

  • Ar. Ashlesh Wazkar, Director, Raja Aderi Consultants
  • Mr. Vinayak R. Sane, Managing Director,  Elmark Engineers
  • Mr. Dyanesh G Bhave, Owner, Dyanesh G Bhave Plumbing & Fire Fighting Consultants
    Key Note Speaker: Dr. Prabhat Rahangdale
    Maharashtra Fire Services | Director Mumbai Fire Brigade | Chief Fire Officer

The first edition of the expo is a varied platform that combines solutions for active & passive fire safety. It includes government fire officials, architects, MEP consultants & developers that will gather knowledge, exchange ideas and exhibit through various knowledge sessions, panel discussions and through Key Note Sessions.

Green Lounge
Curated by

  • Ar. Sadeep Shikre, CEO & President, SSA Architects,
  • Ar. Hiten Sethi, Founder, HSA
  • Mr. Ashish Rakheja, Managing Partner, Aeon Integrated Building Design Consultants LLP

The dedicated pavilion is in association with Indian Green Building Council, focusing on sustainable materials & practices, IGBC Green Pro Certification & IGBC Accredited Professionals. The co-curated lounge will set industry norms and standard for a better planet.

High Rise Lounge Curated by
  • Ar. Karl Wadia, Senior Associate, Architect Hafeez Contractor
  • Ar. Reza Kabul, Principal Architect, ARK
There has been a phenomenal growth in the population of tall buildings in the country in recent times. Tall buildings are increasingly becoming the choice of residence and work for much of the urban population due to the quality of living, convenience and iconic status they offer their residents.The conference will invite pioneers of the community to share their views on the future of the skyline of India through several keynote lectures and panel discussions. It invites members to share their knowledge by participating in the conference, and submitting technical papers or case studies on themes such as architectural and services design, structural and geotechnical engineering, construction technologies and digital engineering.

Façade Lounge
Curated by

  • Ar. Soyuz Talib, Principal Architect, STAPL
  • Ar. Saurabh Chatterjee, Principal Architect, Skyline Architects.


The façade of a modern building is one of the most expensive and important elements of building construction and can represent up to 35% of construction costs. Façades represent the manifestation of the Architect’s expectation of the external appearance of a building, significantly contributing to prepare the face of a beautiful city.This lounge will be created on the subject of façade design and engineering. It will provide an opportunity to enhance the knowledge on selected subjects pertaining to facade design and engineering and to interact with industry leaders who provide expert solutions, services and products.

Futuristic Lounge – An avant-garde space that aims at bringing all the latest technologies from across the India at IDAC Expo

i Lounge – Specially crafted to provide a recreational space for visitors to break away from the monotonous exhibition experience, setting iDAC apart from the generic notion of an Expo.


We, at nova exhibitions and conferences, aim to become asia’s largest content sharing and exhibitions & conferences company and impact community development through educational events. We are guided by our strong belief that the build industry can grow manifold through bona fide guidance and interaction.

By providing this infallible and meticulous platform to the makers, creators, beginners as well as insiders of the industry, we strive towards our perceived goal.





To impact and improve construction Industry’s development and quality through Our educational formats and build a better Society