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34th International VE Conference Highlights

INVEST hosted it’s 34th International Value Engineering conference on 7th & 8th Dec 2018 in Mumbai, India. Over 250 delegates from 58 organizations attended this conference. This includes 14 overseas delegates. A pre-conference program on “Strategic Thinking Thro’ Function Analysis” was conducted by Mr. Muthiah Kasi. This was extremely well received by 40 experienced Value practitioners.
This conference had eminent speakers from India and abroad, who shared their rich experience with the audience. 64 technical papers were presented in 4 parallel tracks, setting another benchmark for INVEST. INVEST AGM was conducted before prize distribution. National Council meeting was concluded with action plan. It was first time that INVEST long time office bearers, working with high level of commitment and dedication were felicitated with new awards. Couple of new awards launched creating opportunities for more and more organizations and Value practitioners to fulfill their dreams and get recognition.

Pre-conference program on “Strategic Thinking thro’ Function Analysis” conducted by Mr. Muthiah Kasi
Mr. A. Naveen Kumar and Mr. P. S. Reddy present token of appreciation to Mr. Kasi
Taresh Varshney, Secretary WZC, busy with his Team at the registration desk
Mahindra & Mahindra-FES team with Mohta Trophy
Ms. Pallavi Tilve welcomes INVEST Executive VP Mr. A. Naveen Kumar with a bouquet
Secretary General Mr. Ahluwalia greets Dr. Manabu SAWAGUCHI from SJVE and WASEDA University, Japan
INVEST Natoinal President Mr. P. S. Reddy inagurates the conference by lighting the holy lamp
Chief Guest Mr. Jayant D Patil, Board Member and Director L & T Defence Business, Lights the holy lamp
Guest of Honor Mr.U Shekhar-MD Galaxy Surfactants Ltd. lights the holy lamp
Mr. Muthiah Kasi, representing SAVE International lights the holy lamp
Unveiling book “Survey of 40 years and selected essays” authored by Mr. A K Mukhopadhyaya
OPW India team wins second prize in Debutant Organization Category
Beaming employee of L & T, E & A, Mumbai receiving Handa Golden Key Award from the Chief Guest Mr. Jayant Patil
Tata Motors Passenger BU leadership team, Winner of Prof. Vasant Rao Trophy with Guest of Honor Mr. U. Shekhar
Mr. Shekhar Borole & Mr. Navesh Gupta from Chassis Brakes Int. receives Best paper Trophy in debutant Organization Category
Mr. Kedarnath Sawant and team from M & M, FES with Mohta Trophy
Mr. KSRM Sastry, CVS Life receives Presidential Citation Award from Mr. P S Reddy
Mr. Anil Kumar Mukhopadhyaya, CVS Life receives Presidential Citation Award from Mr. P S Reddy
Mr. Prakash Mashelkar, CVS Life receives Presidential Citation Award from Mr. P S Reddy
Mr. Rajan Nagre, CVS Life receives Distinguished Service Award from Mr. A Naveen Kumar
Mr. S C Sarkar, Mentor INVEST presents token of Appreciation to Chief Guest Mr. Jayant Patil - Board Member and Director L & T Defence Business
Danfoss India team wins Jim Bolton prize for the best paper
Delegates rivetted at the experience sharing by Value Professionals
Delegates rivetted at the experience sharing by Value Professionals
Dignitaries and delegates rivetted at the experience sharing by Value Professionals
Dignitaries and delegates rivetted at the experience sharing by Value Professionals
Mr. Bharat Waghmode and team from Tata Technologies Ltd. receives KSRM Sastry Award
Ms. Neha Nadiger & Amogh Bhaskar, receives best paper trophy in Academic category
Dr Marc Pauwels and Mr. Sebastian Meindl enjoy Indian cuisine with Mr. Nagre and Mr. Chandrasekhar
Delegates enjoy cuisine with tantalizing aroma
Mr. Amit Kumar, Chairman SZC announces 35th INVEST International & Asian Conference
Mr. Ganesh Iyer, Director, SSA Techknowlogies Presented paper on “A synthesis of Value Methodology & other tools for Customer Delight”
Session Chairman Mr. Pralhad Thakur with judges Mr. DKSN Murthy and Mr. A K Mukhopadhyaya
Session Chairman Mr. Dayanand Bhosale presents certificate & memento, judges while Mr. Alok Ghosal and Mr. Haresh Parasmani make notes
Ever enthusiastic anchor Ms. Akshata Kamath
Mr. Alex Lyubomirskiy, TRIZ Master, swept the audience with his lucid explanation on “GEN TRIZ Trimming Technique”
INVEST National Council at AGM.

Starting from left Mr. S. S. Ahluwalia-Secretary General, Mr. A Naveen Kumar- Executive VP, Mr. P S Reddy-National President, Mr. Ajay Sharma-VP Finance, Mr. Alok Ghosal-VP Communication and Mr. Rajan Nagre, Chairman-ICB

Dr. Mark Pauwels, President German Value Management Society explained VM Approach in Germany and presented a case study
Guest of Honor Mr. Alok Nanda CEO, GE South Asia, shares his valuable experience
Mr. Rajesh Khatri, VP Operations, Tata Motors PV, explained how VE benefits Tata Motors at the Valedictory session
Mahindra & Mahindra FES team receives Muthiah Kasi Trophy