Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Agenda

8:30 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:30 AM

Chair’s opening remarks

  • Alex Travelli
    India correspondent, The Economist
9:45 AM

Compete to grow

  • Adi B. Godrej
    Chairman, The Godrej Group
  • Nilanjan Ghosh
    Senior fellow and head, economics, Observer Research Foundation
  • Max Rodenbeck
    South Asia bureau chief, The Economist
10:30 AM

Ask The Economist: Mr Modi’s reforms—A tentative scorecard

  • Max Rodenbeck
    South Asia bureau chief, The Economist
  • Alex Travelli
    India correspondent, The Economist
  • Daniel Knowles
    South Asia business and economics correspondent, The Economist
10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM

Focus on defence: How the national government, states and territories can work together for the country’s benefit

  • Nirmala Sitharaman
    Minister of defence, Republic of India
  • Max Rodenbeck
    South Asia bureau chief, The Economist
12:00 PM

Doing business in India: Work in progress

  • Zarin Daruwala
    Chief executive, Standard Chartered Bank India
  • Amitabh Kant
    Chief executive, NITI Aayog
  • Ahmed El Sheikh
    President and chief executive, PepsiCo India
  • Anand Kripalu
    Managing director and chief executive, Diageo India
  • Alex Travelli
    India correspondent, The Economist
12:45 PM

Networking Luncheon

2:00 PM

Empowering the young

  • Shashi Tharoor
    Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • CP Gurnani
    Managing director and chief executive, Tech Mahindra
  • V. Ramgopal Rao
    Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Chetna Sinha
    Founder and chairperson, Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation
  • Laurel West
    Managing director, content solutions, Asia, The Economist Group
2:40 PM

Beyond the rhetoric: Nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Hemant Kanoria
    Chairman and managing director, Srei Infrastructure Finance
  • Richa Bajpai
    Founder, Goodera
  • Avnish Bajaj
    Founder and managing partner, Matrix Partners
  • Farhan Pettiwala
    Executive director & head development- India & South Asia, Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital
  • Daniel Knowles
    South Asia business and economics correspondent, The Economist
3:20 PM

Fireside chat

  • Kailash Satyarthi
    Founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
  • Alex Travelli
    India correspondent, The Economist
3:45 PM

Networking Break

04:00 PM

Keynote interview

  • Piyush Goyal
    Minister of railways and coal, India
  • Max Rodenbeck
    South Asia bureau chief, The Economist
4:30 PM

Financial reforms: The winners and losers

  • Sachin Menon
    National Head, Indirect Tax, KPMG India
  • Preet Dhupar
    Chief Financial Officer, IKEA India
  • Daniel Knowles
    South Asia business and economics correspondent, The Economist
5:00 PM

How important are the states in making it easier to do business in India?

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla
    Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
  • Max Rodenbeck
    South Asia bureau chief, The Economist
5:30 PM

Closing remarks and networking cocktails

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