About the Event

The 3rd Annual Sustainability Fair organised by Dr Kiran C Patel Centre for Sustainable Development will be held virtually on Friday, March 26. The Fair will feature interactive sessions with renowned speakers:

  • Magsaysay Award Winner Mr Rajendra Singh, of Tarun Bharat Sangh;
  • Dr Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, of International Water Association
  • Dr Ashok Das, of SunMoksha

The Sustainability Fair will host virtual exhibitions by regional and national industries and organizations working on renewable energy, water and other sustainability issues, conduct panels on best practices and projects, and organize networking sessions on the theme of sustainability.

The exhibition offers an opportunity to share and demonstrate ongoing sustainable development practices, activities, experiences and ideas as well as explore knowledge transfer and academia-industry partnerships around a wide range of sustainable development themes.

There will be opportunity for networking with several stakeholders including government department officials, academicians and researchers, and sustainability officers from industries.


VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS by regional and national industries and organizations working on renewable energy, water and other sustainability issues

KEYNOTES by scholars and professionals

NETWORKING sessions to explore knowledge transfer and academia-industry partnerships around sustainable development

Timings in IST

 9:00 - 9:40


 9:40 - 9:45


Prof Naran Pindoriya

Convenor, Sustainability Fair

 9:45 - 10:00

Exhibition Hall Opening & Walkthrough

 10:00 - 10:03

Welcome and Introduction of Chief Guest

Prof. Sudhir Jain

Director, IIT Gandhinagar

 10:03 - 10:15

Address by

Shri Vijay Ramniklal Rupani

Chief Minister, Gujarat

 10:15 - 10:16

Vote of Thanks

 10:20 - 10:50

Keynote Address

Dr Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy

Executive Director, International Water Association

 11:00 – 11:30

Keynote Address

Dr Ashok Das

Founder CEO, SunMoksha

 11:30 - 12:15

Networking Session 1

Trends & Technologies in Renewable Energy and Water

 12:15 – 13:00

Keynote Address

Dr Rajendra Singh

Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh

 13:00 - 14:00

Networking Session 2

Sustainability Partnerships

 14:00 - 15:00

Sustainability Officers’ Webinar

 15:00 - 17:00

Exhibition Hall Visit and Individual Networking

Why Attend?

  • Best sustainable development practices showcased in various domains, such as water, energy, climate change, pollution, wildlife, etc.
  • Explore knowledge transfer and academia-industry partnerships around a wide range of sustainable development themes
  • Present projects, products and services as an exhibitor, to a broad range of stakeholders including government officials, industries, researchers, academicians, NGOs, innovators and corporates
  • Attend engaging and interactive sessions with renowned speakers from the government, industry and academia
  • Networking opportunities to connect with different organisations through 1-on-1 meetings, live chats, amongst others
  • Learn about the latest technological developments and current trends in the field of sustainability

About Us

The Dr Kiran C Patel Centre for Sustainable Development at IIT Gandhinagar undertakes cutting-edge research on sustainability and related challenges of high societal importance and promotes cost-effective and sustainable solutions through its strong outreach and technology-transfer programmes.

Our programs include

    Research and consultancy on sustainability and promoting national and global collaborations
    Lab-to-field technology transfer and implementation on campus and in its neighbourhood
    Curriculum development at IITGN and advancing education on sustainability both nationally and globally
    Conferences, networking, training programs and workshops


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. To attend you will need to register for this online event. Please click the registration link at the top of this page and submit your information to enjoy all the features of this virtual event. You will receive an email confirming your registration for the Sustainability Fair 2021.
There is no registration fee for attending the event. Exhibitors are charged a nominal fee.
26th March 2021. 09:00 – 17:00, India Standard Time
No. It is not necessary to install or download any software/program to participate. You only need internet access on your laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet.
Your login information is the email address you provided during registration. Your login details will also be emailed to you ahead of the event, that you can use to access the online event.
Absolutely. Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
The event will be open for 7 days following the event. You will have access to view the materials and/or attend the recorded presentations at any time after the event.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a virtual bag for you! You can add documents provided by each exhibitor to your online swag bag and then email them to yourself or a colleague simply by entering their email.
Technical questions can be directed to 2021sustainabilityfair@getvfairs.io or visit the Info Desk on the event platform.