About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 25,000 delegates across its 79 completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 80th global edition and the 8th edition in Mumbai which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

80

Edition

31

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Precautions

We are incorporating measures in place to ensure a safe environment which include

  • Wearing of masks at all times
  • Maintaining the 2m social distancing guideline
  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the JW Marriott housekeeping team
  • Buffet to be served by the JW Marriott staff behind protective partitions (no self-service of food allowed)
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
  • Conference hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4 sqm as mandated by the Local Authorities
  • Observing the maximum capacity guideline
  • Sanitising conference furniture after every session
  • Interactive Q&A done via your mobile phone
  • Individual seats are set apart at a distance equal to 2 chairs between each seat
  • Replacing the microphones filters after every use
Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.


Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

TS Aditya

TS Aditya

Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India

TS Aditya

Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India

Topic: Fire Behavior & Unique Façade Applications

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Ahmed Ali Sumair

Ahmed Ali Sumair

Director, Sahvia Façades

Ahmed Ali Sumair

Director, Sahvia Façades

Topic: Façade Lighting, Integration & Challenges

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Amar Tendulkar

Amar Tendulkar

Chief of Design and Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace Developers

Amar Tendulkar

Chief of Design and Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace Developers

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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Anupama Sharma

Anupama Sharma

Managing Director - India, Gensler

Anupama Sharma

Managing Director - India, Gensler

Topic: Designing Environmentally Responsive & Smart Façades

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Apoorva Sharma

Apoorva Sharma

Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor

Apoorva Sharma

Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar

Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems

Arvind Kumar

Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems

Topic: High Performance Façade & Fenestration Solutions

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Arjun Malik

Arjun Malik

Principal Architect, Malik Architecture

Arjun Malik

Principal Architect, Malik Architecture

Topic: Form Follows Life: The Equilibrium of Place

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Arun Madappallath

Arun Madappallath

General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari

Arun Madappallath

General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari

Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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Edward Thomas Oommen

Edward Thomas Oommen

Manager - Façade, fischer India

Edward Thomas Oommen

Manager - Façade, fischer India

Topic: Innovative Solutions for Façades

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Faizer Ali Dastagir

Faizer Ali Dastagir

National Head - Projects, Viva Composite Panels

Faizer Ali Dastagir

National Head - Projects, Viva Composite Panels

Topic: FR Aluminium Composite Panels

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Gautam Bhasin

Gautam Bhasin

Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group

Gautam Bhasin

Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group

Topic: Addressing the Cost Conundrum

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Jayesh Hariyani

Jayesh Hariyani

CMD & Senior Principal, INI Design Studio

Jayesh Hariyani

CMD & Senior Principal, INI Design Studio

Topic: Design Based on Ethos of Sustainability & Spirituality

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KR Suresh

KR Suresh

Regional Director - South Asia, Axis Façades

KR Suresh

Regional Director - South Asia, Axis Façades

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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Kamlesh Choudhari

Kamlesh Choudhari

Director, Glass Wall Systems

Kamlesh Choudhari

Director, Glass Wall Systems

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Senior Technical Program Manager- APAC, Kuraray

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Senior Technical Program Manager- APAC, Kuraray

Topic: Are Lightweight Security Glazings Possible?

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Neerav Parmar

Neerav Parmar

Senior Vice President Contracts and Procurement, Shapoorji Pallonji

Neerav Parmar

Senior Vice President Contracts and Procurement, Shapoorji Pallonji

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Nirmal Mangal

Nirmal Mangal

India Director - Architecture, M Moser Associates

Nirmal Mangal

India Director - Architecture, M Moser Associates

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Nithin Hosabettu

Nithin Hosabettu

Design Director, IMK Architects

Nithin Hosabettu

Design Director, IMK Architects

Topic: Designing the Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC)

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Rajan Govind

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

Topic: Building Façade Procurement Insights - Everything is NOT the Same

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Raman Sapru

Raman Sapru

Director - Design & Engineering, K Raheja

Raman Sapru

Director - Design & Engineering, K Raheja

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Ravishankar Subramanian

Ravishankar Subramanian

R&D Head, Dow

Ravishankar Subramanian

R&D Head, Dow

Topic: Innovative Products & Project Management Services for High Performance Façades

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Rushikesh.H

Rushikesh.H

Principal Architect, Architect Rushikesh H

Rushikesh.H

Principal Architect, Architect Rushikesh H

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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Sam Robinson

Sam Robinson

Managing Director - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems

Sam Robinson

Managing Director - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Shekhar Patki

Shekhar Patki

Principal Architect, P.G.Patki Architects

Shekhar Patki

Principal Architect, P.G.Patki Architects

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Tariq Kachwala

Tariq Kachwala

Director, FG Glass

Tariq Kachwala

Director, FG Glass

Topic: Event Convenor & Host

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Uday A.Shikhare

Uday A.Shikhare

National Technical Manager, fischer India

Uday A.Shikhare

National Technical Manager, fischer India

Topic: Innovative Solutions for Façades

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Upendra Walinjkar

Upendra Walinjkar

Founder and CEO, Aluvision Façade Solutions

Upendra Walinjkar

Founder and CEO, Aluvision Façade Solutions

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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Vaishali Jain Solanki

Vaishali Jain Solanki

Design Director, Hiten Sethi Architects & Partner, HSAAV

Vaishali Jain Solanki

Design Director, Hiten Sethi Architects & Partner, HSAAV

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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V Gurumoorthy

V Gurumoorthy

General Manager, SAPA Extrusion India

V Gurumoorthy

General Manager, SAPA Extrusion India

Topic: Welcome Address

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Vijay Pawar

Vijay Pawar

Director Project & Development Services, JLL

Vijay Pawar

Director Project & Development Services, JLL

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Yashodhan Tere

Yashodhan Tere

Head of Design - Chief Architect, The Wadhwa Group

Yashodhan Tere

Head of Design - Chief Architect, The Wadhwa Group

Topic: Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(09:30 - 11:00)

08.45 - 09.30
Delegate Registration
09.30 - 09.35
Opening Address
09.35 - 09.40
Welcome Address

V Gurumoorthy
General Manager, SAPA Extrusion India
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09.40 - 10.10
Design Based on Ethos of Sustainability & Spirituality

Process of “seeking” guide design process

10 Matrix (10M) drive design innvovations


Jayesh Hariyani
CMD & Senior Principal, INI Design Studio
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10.10 - 10.30
Fire Behavior & Unique Façade Applications

Fire classification & flash over potential

Material classification based on fire behavior for façades

Kinematic façades & passive architectural elements


TS Aditya
Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India
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10.30 - 10.50
Addressing the Cost Conundrum

Cost centric design decisions

Smart tools for cost optimised designs

'Value Engineering' Vs 'Value Optimisation'


Gautam Bhasin
Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group
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10.50 - 11.10
Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

Architectural signature

Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings

Dynamic façades with day/night effect

Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulation


Arun Madappallath
General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari
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11.10 - 11.30
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.30 - 13.25)

11.30 - 11.50
Building Façade Procurement Insights - Everything is NOT the Same

Procurement approaches

Procurement (tender) documentations vs Outcome

Construction design approaches

Impact of cost and value


Rajan Govind
Director, BES Consultants
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11.50 - 12.10
High Performance Façade & Fenestration Solutions

Design and development of energy efficient façades for Ascendas, Pune

Addressing complex façade geometries and high rises by extensive design support and early engagement

Exclusive preview of TECHNAL® high performance & minimal sliders


Arvind Kumar
Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems
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12.10 - 12.40
Designing Environmentally Responsive & Smart Façades

Overview on

Case study on Viettel Headquarters Building, Hanoi

Case study on Alembic Office Building, Bangalore


Anupama Sharma
Managing Director - India, Gensler
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12.40 - 13.25
Influence of Design in the Performance of Building Envelope

How can design impact the parameters for the performance of a modern façade?

What are the benefits of considering passive design strategies?

Strategizing sustainable design through local material procurement

What is net-zero carbon and can this global trend be implemented in India?


Moderator
KR Suresh
Regional Director - South Asia, Axis Façades
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Panelist
Vaishali Jain Solanki
Design Director, Hiten Sethi Architects & Partner, HSAAV
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Panelist
Amar Tendulkar
Chief of Design and Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace Developers
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Panelist
Yashodhan Tere
Head of Design - Chief Architect, The Wadhwa Group
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Panelist
Rushikesh.H
Principal Architect, Architect Rushikesh H
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Panelist
Upendra Walinjkar
Founder and CEO, Aluvision Façade Solutions
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Panelist
Apoorva Sharma
Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor
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13.25 - 14.10
Networking Lunch Break


Session 3
(14.10 - 15.50)

14.10 - 14.30
Façade Lighting, Integration & Challenges

Importance of the architectural lighting: Urban and façade lighting design

Integration of the lighting equipment in façades

Challenge for the future, new technologies and business


Ahmed Ali Sumair
Director, Sahvia Façades
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14.30 - 14.50
Form Follows Life: The Equilibrium of Place

Review the fundamental interdependencies between nature and architecture

Can the rigor of placemaking extend to the development of the interface between architecture and the environment?

Exploring strategies and materials that respond to habitats and building types


Arjun Malik
Principal Architect, Malik Architecture
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14.50 - 15.10
Innovative Solutions for Façades

ACT: Innovative and high-quality systems for safe and aesthetically sophisticated fixing of rainscreen façades

Cast-In Channels: Engineered for the most challenging façade connection designs

Firestop: Passive fire protection compartmentation solutions for unitized glazing and rainscreen façades

Anchors: Anchoring solutions for all façade solutions


Edward Thomas Oommen
Manager - Façade, fischer India
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Uday A.Shikhare
National Technical Manager, fischer India
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15.10 - 15.30
Innovative Products & Project Management Services for High Performance Façades

Innovations addressing the need of the industry

Case study on durability

Differentiated service offerings that add value to customers


Ravishankar Subramanian
R&D Head, Dow
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15.30 - 15.50
Are Lightweight Security Glazings Possible?

Burglar, bullet & blast resistant glazing

Comparison with conventional security glazings

Standards & testing methods


Malvinder Singh Rooprai
Senior Technical Program Manager- APAC, Kuraray
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15.50 - 16.10
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.10 - 17.40)

16.10 - 16.30
Designing the Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC)

Blending biophilic spaces with naturally produced CSEB from site

Energy efficiency: A priority story in design

Design principles for creating healing space


Nithin Hosabettu
Design Director, IMK Architects
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16.30 - 16.50
FR Aluminium Composite Panels

Understanding FR aluminium composite panels

Tests and certification required for FR aluminium composite panels

Innovations in FR aluminum composite panels


Faizer Ali Dastagir
National Head - Projects, Viva Composite Panels
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16.50 - 17.35
Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades

Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?

Continuing the process improvisations for best practices

Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements


Moderator
Kamlesh Choudhari
Director, Glass Wall Systems
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Panelist
Nirmal Mangal
India Director - Architecture, M Moser Associates
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Panelist
Raman Sapru
Director - Design & Engineering, K Raheja
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Panelist
Shekhar Patki
Principal Architect, P.G.Patki Architects
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Panelist
Neerav Parmar
Senior Vice President Contracts and Procurement, Shapoorji Pallonji
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Panelist
Vijay Pawar
Director Project & Development Services, JLL
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Panelist
Sam Robinson
Managing Director - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems
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17.35 - 17.40
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.




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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of INR 15,000 + GST applicable per delegate.

The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.

If successfully approved, it takes a maximum of 4-5 working days for the system to generate the confirmation number/pass. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the Marriott team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

Yes. A few of the event elements will be hybrid. One such element will be the lectures and discussions which we will stream online for those who are unable to make it in-person. More details will be provided closer to the event.

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Kindly reach the venue on 21st October, 2021 at 8:30 am

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JW Marriott Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Mumbai, India

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