Last edition of IIR - India Interior Retailing Awards 2019 a huge success

IIR Awards is a mega event that is specially for the best showrooms, distributors, dealers and to reward them. The last edition, the National Mega event of IIR was presented on 11th & 12th October in 2019, at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi. The fine set of jury that presented the awards consisted of Research agencies, Leading Architects and more. The amazing event had a huge gathering that witnessed the presence of the crème de la crème of the Wood, Panel & Surface Decor fraternity.

The mega event of IIR was inaugurated in the morning at NSIC exhibition grounds that was packed with more than 3000 people at first sight of morning itself. The inauguration was done in the presence of eminent industry people such as Mr. Jaydeep Chitalangia, MD, Duro, Mr. Pawan Garg, MD, Alstone, Mr Alok Agarwal, Director, Real Ply, Mr. Surender Arora, Director, Virgo along with Mr. Pragath Dvivedi, Founder, IIR, Mr. Rajiv Parashar, Editor, Ply Reporter etc.

The Conclave & Awards of IIR (India Interior Retailing) is a common platform for the B2B community. A number of leading companies from the wood panel and building material industry showcased their innovative products during the event. The conference hall with a seating capacity of 300 was fully occupied.

1st Topic of the panel discussion: Future of Interior Retailing, Moderated by Pragath Dvivedi, Founder – The Ply Reporter

The panelist comprised of Mr. Raj Patel (Royale Touche), Mr. Gopal Dwivedi (Livspace), Mr. Saurabh Jain (Decora Group), Mr. Jagdish Ahuja (AicaLaminate), Mr. Neilesh Kankare (Arch Aid, Mumbai).

2nd topic of panel discussion: 2nd topic of panel discussion, Moderated by Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-In-Chief, Surfaces Reporter

It had the top people from the trade like Mr. Pawan Garg (Alstone, Delhi), Mr. Jaydeep Chitlangia (Duroply, Kolkata), Mr. Subir Palit (GreenPly, Kolkata), Mr. Ambrish Chhedda (Former VP, Aditya Birla Retail), Mr. Prakash Shah(Builders Home, Ahmedabad), Mr. Pankaj Kumar (Ply Mahal, New Delhi).

3rd Panel discussion: What designers want & what retailer must upgrade

The penalist include Mr. Sanjay Agrawal (FRDC, Bengaluru), Mr. Rohit Parmar (studio 0522, Lucknow), Mr. Tushar Kothawade (Studio Infinity,Pune), Mr. Nirav Mehta (Turquoise Bath), Mr. Amit Maheshwari (Grandeur, Bangalore), Mr. Praveen Agarwal (Meraqee, Hyderabad), Mr. Prashant Maheshwari(Ventura International, New Delhi).
It was moderated by Pragath Dvivedi, Founder- The Ply Reporter.

The Talk Show - ‘How Much Stock Is Not A Dead Stock? (Ref TIER 2 & TIER 3)’

It was moderated by Rajiv Parashar, Editor, The Ply Reporter and Punit Tambi of Dress Circle, Ahmedabad. The panelist comprised of Ms. Geetha V G (FAC Architects, Bengaluru), Mr. Rahul Jadon (NodeurbanLab, Lucknow), Mr. Rajiv Agarwal (Asiatic Marketing,Mumbai), Mr. Manish Maheshwari (Ventura International, New Delhi), Mr. Ashish Gupta (Premier Ply Lam Mkt Co, Jaipur), Mr. Sunil Nahata (Shiv Shakti Laminates, Gujarat), Mr. Ramesh Rita(Metro Laminate, Mumbai).

2 mind boggling sessions of solo talks

At this solo talks session, Mr. ANKUR BISEN, Sr. VP, Technopak Advisors and Kirit Joshi shared their experience in shaping their businesses to new scales and heights.

1. Ankur Bisen talked on, ‘CHANGING TRENDS IN INTERIOR PRODUCT RETAIL’
2. Kirit Joshi of Spacewood talked about, ‘From Failures To Success – Lessons I Learnt During My Entrepreneurial Journey’

The talk session - ‘Importance of Showrooms Design-Layout & Customers’ Needs’
Issues like sustainable choices, local availability of stocks, customized solutions etc was addressed by the penalist.

A quick fire chit chat with three veterans

Penalist include Mr. Kirit Joshi (Spacewood), Mr. Brajesh Verma (Godrej Interio) & Gopal Dwivedi ( Livespace). This session of 15 min moderated by Pragath Dvivedi.

Day 2 of India Interior Retailing-IIR

Here very assertive and sensitive topics were discussed, well learned industrialist Mr. Sajjan Bhajjanka, Chairman (Century Plyboards Ltd.) shared his presentation.

1. Sanjay Agarwal (FRDC, Bangalore) shared his views on the topic "Functional Yet Modern Showroom Design & Practices", on showroom designs, proper interface and customer experience.
2. Bhutan Tuff, Wigwam, Flamingo did brand presentations, highlighting some innovative product range and their quality in front of the present dealers, retailers and trade people.

The 2019 event of IIR was grand, a curtain raiser, it is a platform that brings inspiring people together on one stage. To know more about the IIR Awards, visit IIR National Event 2019.

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