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INBAC Association’s BAC Day 2023: Uniting the building automation community in Mumbai


INBAC Association’s BAC Day 2023 in Mumbai gathered industry experts, led by Sakhee Chandrayan, to explore cutting-edge tech in building automation, emphasising the significance of innovation and collaboration in a rapidly changing digital world of smart building and sustainability.

The BAC Day 2023, organised by the renowned INBAC Association during December in Mumbai, and led by Sakhee Chandrayan, was a resounding success, continuing its tradition of promoting innovation and collaboration in the business and tech sectors. Industry professionals convened in December to explore the latest trends and opportunities in building, automation, and technology.

The event boasted diverse sessions, prominent speakers, and panel discussions spanning various domains. Chandresh Mehta, Director of Rustomjee, set the tone with a keynote address on ‘Leading Smart Infrastructure in Digital India’. He emphasised adaptability and tech leverage for increased efficiency.

Notable sessions included talks on people-centric smart buildings, BACnet’s evolution, and a compelling discussion by Environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk. Topics ranged from cutting-edge techs like HVAC control to sustainability strategies and connectivity protocols, with workshops showcasing product displays.

The sessions delved into technologies such as building HVAC control, BMS systems, AL and ML, sustainability, BACnet, smart building, MEP design factors for efficiency and net zero, connectivity protocol, and sustainability strategies. Workshops offered a glance into product displays.

Andy McMillan, President and Managing Director of BACnet, highlighted ample opportunities such as IoT and open protocol connectivity. Steven Bushby from National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), remarked, ‘Make sure final standard is extensible’. He stressed the need for scalable design in standards.

Panel discussions on ‘Smart buildings and sustainable future’ spurred engaging dialogues on innovation, data harnessing for business growth, leveraging technology for sustainability, and encouraging collaborative thinking among attendees.


Sidle-line opportunities
BAC Day 2023 provided an exceptional platform for networking, enabling attendees to forge valuable connections with industry peers, potential collaborators, and thought leaders. The exhibition area featured innovative products, encouraging interactions and potential partnerships.

 Attendees left enriched with fresh perspectives and actionable strategies, poised to drive collaborations and innovation. BAC Day 2023’s impact transcends a single day, catalysing ongoing growth in business and technology.

INBAC Association’s BAC Day 2023 in Mumbai was a vibrant platform for the building automation community, drawing eminent speakers globally. It emphasised adaptability for businesses in a rapidly evolving technological era.

By offering insightful sessions and networking avenues, BAC Day 2023 has solidified its standing as a premier industry event, empowering participants with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of the digital age and drive impactful changes in smart building automation and related fields.

The INBAC Association aims to standardise the building automation industry by raising awareness of various technologies and open communication protocols, addressing the critical needs of the Indian building automation market.

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