New Delhi, December 13-14, 2012: The recently held two-day long 12th CII-NID Design Summit proved to be an ideal platform for exchange of innovative ideas among industry experts and the delegates present at the event.


Mr. Y S Rajan, Chairman, Board of Governors, NIT Manipur & Hon. distinguished Professor of ISRO introduced the CII-NID Design Summit panelists including Mr. Adi Godrej, President, CII; Ms. Rajshree Pathy, Chairperson, CII National Committee on Design; Mr. Pradyumna Vyas, Director, NID & Member Secretary, IDC; Mr. Naushad Forbes, Chairman, CII National Committee on Innovation & Director, Forbes Marshall Ltd; Mr. Chandan Chowdhury, Managing Director-India, Dassault Systems; Mr. R. Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Ltd; Mrs. Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group and Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University and Mr. Rajan who shared their expertise on the topic – “Design thinking to design doing”.

Apeejay Stya University displayed the research projects & prototypes of its design students (Bachelor programme) belonging to specialisation of Interior Design from Apeejay Institute of Design and ACFS along with the project work of ASU engineering students.

Few luminaries who interacted and appreciated the design students at the stall included Mr. Paul Priestman, Co-founding Director, Priestmangoode, United Kingdom; Mr. Lee Bazaigette, Founder, Colombo Design Studio, United Kingdom; Mr. Paul Hendrikx, Co-founder - Studio Mango, Netherlands; Mr. Nick Talbot, Global Design Head, Tata Elxsi, India; Mr. Zachary Jean Paradis, Director of Experience Strategy Sapient Nitro, United States of America; Mr. Ajay Verma, Vice President, Value Solutions Dassault Systèmes, India; Mr. Francesco Morace, Founder, Future Concept Lab, Italy; among other prominent leaders.

12th CII-NID Design Summit