Youth Intellectual Platform

Ahmedabad Design Week

Ahmedabad Design Week is held each year as a tribute to Ahmedabad, being the first Indian Heritage City as declared by UNESCO and is revered as the cradle of all design education in India.

ADW is a three-day design festival which was hosted this year in January 2020, as the curtain raiser to one of the largest convention centres; Shree Shakti Convention Centre, a project of our group company, DA Infrastructure.

ADW aims to be the melting pot for the design industry by bringing on a single platform a range of inspiring talks, seminars, networking and exhibition opportunities along with experiential workshops. The best of designers, creators, innovative thinkers and leaders assemble to deliberate and engage with the youth in Design Communication relevant to the trends of the global community.

The 3 day festival was closed with an Ethnic Khadi Fashion Show showcasing the collection of none other than UmangHutheesing, who has carried the responsibility & legacy of Indian Ethnicity and tradition and is known as the Royal Cultural Revitalist.

This year Ahmedabad’s young population’s appetite was satiated with talks and ideas put across by some celebrated and well-known brands and personalities:

Peter Knapp - Chairman and Global Creative Director, Landor is a global leader in brand consulting and design. He has launched, repositioned and reintroduced brands

RasmusHolscher - CEO, Senior Project Manager and Partner, Holscher Design from Denmark is an award-winning firm that develops design solutions.

Dr. ReetAus, Ph.D. - Fashion Designerwho founded REET AUS COLLECTION® and the brand, THE UPSHIRT®. She is a pioneer in the field of industrial upcycling for fashion.

Surya Vanka - Founder & Chief Designer, Authentic Design. He is a designer, corporate leader, educator and author. He lives in Seattle and leads a consulting practice that provides interaction design.

Daniela Paredes Fuentes - Co-founder & MD, Gravity Sketch She is an experienced innovation designer bridging science, engineering, and design.

Yehuda Devir& Maya Devirare Israeli comic artists and the creators of the popular webcomics ‘One of Those Days’- a relationship comic that has over 5 million followers worldwide.

Paul Sandip - Chief Industrial Designer, Innovation Consultant and Founder of Paul Studio, an electrical engineer, cartoonist and a multiple award winning product designer- and has won the prestigious Red Dot Award twice

Gaurav Jai Gupta - Textile and Fashion Designer; Founder - Akaaro Gaurav was invited to co-curate and showcase his work at the BUNKA salon in Tokyo alongside Dato Jimmy Choo in the year 2009. He became the first Indian designer to be commissioned by The Woolmark Company.

Chris Messina - Inventor of #hashtag; TEDx and Google I/O Speaker

James Jeffers - Sr. Principal Engineer, Senior Director, Advanced Rendering & Visualization Architecture, Intel Corp. He leads Intel's Advanced Rendering and Visualization Team.

Anil Reddy - Founder & Design Director, Lollypop Design – a UI/UX design firm with clientele that includes Paytm Money, Swiggy, Deccan Herald, etc. Honoured with many prestigious design awards like Best Design Agency - Gold (Design X Awards, 2018), Gold & Iron Awards (A'Design Awards Italy, 2019) and many more.

Cristhian Salamanca - India-LATAM Business Consultant, Designer and Speaker


Youth Parliament of India

They say the future of any nation lies in the hands of the youth. As of the year 2020, 34.33% of the population of India consists of youth. At a time when youngsters are looking for a medium to voice out their opinions about matters that really matter, the India Youth Parliament is a niche that does just that. Being a college student there are tons of ideas that you have, and the Youth Parliament is just the platform that you need. Get your voice heard in the presence of the people who matter the most and who could be the right platform where such ideas and policy matters can be showcased and implemented too. Talk about all that empowers you to learn from the past, while questioning the present to demand and ask for a better future for one and all.

Glimpses 2019
Glimpses 2018