Gallopper Talks is a mission centred around a series of 2 hour Friday evening programs, comprising of short talks to inspire and celebrate achievers and innovators in the Construction Industry. With a motley audience from various sectors, the mission’s sole purpose is to celebrate the awesomeness of the industry and spread the positive role it plays in nation building.
Speakers highlight stories of their breakthroughs, innovations and inspirations. The talks are structured and practiced with each speaker talking no more than 15 minutes. Six speakers make up an inspirational evening of 2 hours, interspersed by an inspirational piece of performing art for 10 minutes.
WHY DO WE NEED SUCH TALKS?
To meet challenges like “Housing for all by 2022” and others, the construction industry needs to ramp up capacity building. One of the most efficient ways of building capacity within an existing system is to collaborate, something that is lacking in the industry with professionals working in silos. Given the lack of an ‘open innovation’ approach, over time the industry has also suffered from a ‘lack of innocence’ image, and operates in seemingly shades of greys. This, despite the crucial role it plays in nation building, contributing 8% to India’s GDP. By celebrating success stories, Gallopper Talks provides a platform to learn and to collaborate, for industry stakeholders. The side effect is a ‘feel good’ image of the industry.