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  • Day 1 | 24 May
  • Day 2 | 25 May
Day 1: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
0800 hrs onwards  |  Registration

0930 - 1030 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Opening Plenary Session: Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry; Textiles, Consumer Affairs; Food & Public Distribution, Government of India
Today India stands at the threshold of its Amrit Kaal, thus marking the beginning of the country’s journey towards the next 25 years, with an aim of transforming India@100 into a developed nation, the go-to destination for investors, and the manufacturing hub of the world. Despite India’s rapid growth, much needs to be done to ensure the fulfilment of this dream. How can the industry and government work in tandem to initiate policies and reforms towards achieving this? Riding on the back of initiatives like Make in India, how can we encourage other countries to invest more in India?

1030 - 1130 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
The global economy continues to remain in a flux with the evolving geopolitical conditions creating uncertainties for global growth and financial stability. The relentless rise in interest rates by the Central banks, especially in the advanced countries, has tightened global financial conditions and is accentuating risks within banks and financial intermediaries. The Reserve Bank of India, too, has proactively responded to the changing global conditions by adopting a multi-pronged strategy, which has worked well to preserve domestic macroeconomic stability. The central bank’s unwavering commitment to contain inflation, has played a pivotal role in achieving this feat. Going forward, how will the RBI respond to the recent global financial developments and the risks to the banking sector in India? How can fiscal and monetary policy coordination be strengthened to preserve and boost growth impulses? How will RBI tread the fine balance of GDP and inflation trade-off in the near term?

1130 - 1230 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: EVOLV: Empowering the Global Tech Entrepreneur
A robust startup ecosystem can aid in the creation of a positive cycle of innovation and growth, as successful startups reinvest their capital and knowledge into the ecosystem, providing new avenues for future entrepreneurs. Ultimately, startups have a unique opportunity to address some of the most important issues facing the globe by developing innovative solutions that can make a real difference. Additionally, Startups can contribute build a better future by leveraging new technology and business models. Addressing these global challenges requires collective action and cooperation among nations, organizations, and individuals, and the development of sustainable solutions that can address the root causes of these issues. It is in this context CII launched EVOLV, a platform to enable Global Innovation and Startup Ecosystems to work together to find solutions for some of the pressing problems of our time. EVOLV aspires to be the global facilitator for innovators and their startups by connecting them to investors, big enterprises, and government through a myriad of activities and engagements.

Mr Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII's India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies
Mr Ram K Reddy, Chairman & CEO, StrategyR, USA
Dr Sarvajna Dwivedi Ph.D, CEO, AngioSafe Inc, USA
Ms Padmaja Dasari, CIO, Nextdoor Inc, USA

1230 - 1330 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India
Making Pro-productivity, Pro-people, and Pro-planet Infrastructure
In Infrastructure, economic development, social goals, and sustainability are intricately linked. Economic development and social goals can be complementary goals in the infrastructure sector, particularly in road sector, creating multiple new opportunities for livelihood generation and bringing markets closer. India is working vigorously on an ambitious road program that is connecting the country like never before. Simultaneously, it aims to reduce accidents so that our roads are safer, and make sure that our increasing transport activities leave less carbon footprint.

What is the future vision for India’s road sector? How can it best be strategized to contribute to the growth of industry and enterprises in a regionally-inclusive manner?

Sessions in Parallel
1245 - 1345 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Competitiveness Blueprint for India@100
India has spearheaded a resilient blueprint for its growth, based on strong fundamentals and transformative reforms which are aimed at enhancing competitiveness of the Indian economy and Indian industry. With significant growth enablers, India is well poised to be a developed nation by 2047, when it marks 100 years of Independence. As the Indian economy gears up to expand its global footprint, it also needs to benchmark its competitiveness with the best in the world.

How can the Indian economy and Indian industry drive global best standards in competitiveness? What should be the policy and reform priorities of the Government for enhancing competitiveness?

Ms Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary (Logistics), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

Mr R Dinesh, President Designate, Confederation of Indian Industry
Mr Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, CII Mission on Infrastructure, Trade and Investment and Founder & Managing Trustee, The Infravision Foundation
Mr R Mukundan, Chairman, CII-Institute of Quality Advisory Council; CII National Committee on Environment; CII National Committee on Industrial Relations and Managing Director & CEO, Tata Chemicals Limited
Mr Kamal Bali, Chairman, CII (SR) and President & Managing Director, Volvo Group India
Dr Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist & Head of Operations, IMD World Competitiveness Centre

1245 - 1345 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Diverse, Equal & Inclusive World of Work: An Imperative in a World of Differences
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first.” Diversity and inclusion today are placed at the centre of development, with their importance growing more than ever before. In a world of rising differences - of opinions, choices and ideologies - industry can be seen as the unifying force that takes along all people across genders, disabilities, castes, cultures, and sexual orientations, in its growth journey.

How can Indian industry work towards an inclusive and equitable future? What initiatives can be taken to fulfil our dream of India being a ‘developed’ country over the next 25 years?

Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee, Co-Chairperson, CII National Committee on CSR, Co-Founder & Managing Trustee, The Infravision Foundation
Mr Piruz Khambatta, Chairperson, CII-Indian Business & Disability Network and CII National Committee on Affirmative Action
Mr Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd
Ms Smita Agarwal, Director & CFO, PTC Industries
Ms Susan Ferguson, Country Representative, UN Women
Mr Venkataraman S V, Managing Director, ANZ Bengaluru Service Centre

1245 - 1345 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Future Technologies - Key Imperatives for Growth
India has emerged as a leader in the race of future technologies, with a growing number of companies investing in technological innovations and new R&D. India is becoming known as a key destination for innovation and R&D and was ranked 40th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2022. An inclusive innovation and R&D ecosystem, robust intellectual property (IP) system, Industry-academia collaboration, and global partnerships are critical imperatives, in this context, for furthering economic growth.

What is the role of the industry in fostering the adoption of future technologies that are changing the world? How can Industries leverage possible opportunities and new avenues through collaborations and partnerships for promoting sustainable development in the age of future technologies?

Mr Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII's India@75 Council and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies
Dr Venkat Mattela, CEO, Ceremorphic Inc, Silicon Valley
Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Group Vice-Chancellor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani
Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore
Mr Sandip Patel, Chairman, CII AI Forum and Managing Director, IBM India and South Asia
Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT- Delhi
CA Aniket Sunil Talati, President, ICAI

Sessions in Parallel
1345 - 1445 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
Driven by technological advancements, automation, and globalization, the World of Work is rapidly evolving,. As a demographically rich nation with a rapidly thriving economy, India is set to become a powerhouse of skilled talent. With the startup boom, the Indian youth have huge aspirations of creating Startups and becoming job providers. The new national Education Policy (NEP 2020), proactively launched by the Government of India is a transformative approach emphasizing holistic education, multidisciplinary learning, vocational training, skill development, and promoting flexibility and innovation in the Indian education system.

This session will focus on the Government of India’s vision & strategies to create a cadre of future ready and readily deployable workforce. The session will explore the best models in Early Childhood Education, reducing curriculum load, holistic development, multidisciplinary approach, vocational skills, inclusion, and the integration of technology in the NEP. The session will also cover the renewed focus on R&D alongside the collaborative role of Industry academic institutions.

1345 - 1445 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Employment & Employability
India is at the cusp of a new economic growth orbit and well on its way to becoming a USD 10 trillion economy. The massive expansion of the Indian Industry along with international manufacturing and production houses shifting to India has led to a manifold increase in the demand for skilled manpower.

Skills and vocational training have become critical imperatives for not only leveraging the demographic dividend but for attracting greater investments. What are the best practices that can India adopt for training its human resource effectively, which in turn will increase employment as well as employability? Given the fast-changing business landscape in post-pandemic India, what steps can be taken to bridge the skills gap?

Mr Puneet Chhatwal, Chairman, CII National Committee on Tourism & Hospitality and Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
Mr Sameer Khatri, Managing Director- India & Regional Director- ISC DSV - Global Transport and Logistics
Ms Apurva Chamaria, Head of Startups & Venture Capital, Google India
Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis Society, and Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis International University
Mr Rajesh Nambiar, Chairman and Managing Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd

Sessions in Parallel
1445 - 1545 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Role of Rural Women in a Future-Ready India
Rural women are torchbearers for social, economic, and environmental transformation for the ‘New India’. In India, agriculture employs about 80 percent of rural women, and empowering and mainstreaming the rural women workforce can bring a paradigm shift towards economic growth. The session hopes to uncover the many elements of “a future ready workforce” through the lens of grassroots women leaders. How can the Indian industry work in tandem with the Government to ensure inclusivity and equal benefits to women in society? What policies and initiatives need to be introduced to bring rural women into the mainstream for building an empowered nation?

Ms Chetna Gala Sinha, Founder Chairman, Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation
Ms Pushpa Shukla, State Level Consultant & Assistant Teacher, Govt Primary School, Sahispara Rajim, Chhattisgarh
Ms Sunita Chauhan, Block Resource Person, Efficor, Madhya Pradesh
Ms Jaspreet Kaur, Project Manager, Youth Football Club Punjab
Ms P Anna Vilasani, Centre Coordinator, My Choices Foundation, Telangana
Ms Rupali Shinde, Bschool Program Director, Mann Deshi Foundation, Maharashtra
Ms Eliza Boro, Chief Functionary,Mahila Shakti Kendra (MASK), Assam

1445 - 1545 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Navigating Strategic Inflection Points in Business
Companies should be able to attend to all possible disruptions that could affect their modus operandi to maintain competitive advantage. They must learn to navigate challenging times and make the best decisions for creating better outcomes and taking the risks that are needed to succeed. Industries, companies, and employees who can spot “inflection points”, such as Artificial Intelligence driven ChatGPT, can leverage breakthrough disruptions to their strategic advantage. How can industry smoothly navigate strategic inflection points in businesses, thus contributing to the growth of the nation? How can the Government and other stakeholders prepare them to “see around the corners” and spot disruptions affecting their businesses?

Mr Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII National Committees on Technology, R&D and Innovation and Future Mobility
Mr Shiv Shivakumar, Operating Partner, Advent International
Mr Ram K Reddy, Chairman & CEO, StrategyR, USA
Mr Deepak Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Lumax Industries Ltd

1500 - 1600 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Labour and Employment, Government of India
India’s Journey towards a Sustainable Future
Over last two decades, growing environmental concern and emergencies has drawn the attention of societies. There is an opportunity for to put solutions in place that will help tackle the challenges effectively. Adopting solutions that are green and sustainable will facilitate the transition to a carbon neutral future, conserving biodiversity, increasing circularity and inclusivity. The new and innovative ways of doing business through disruptive ideas has helped companies to operate on a long-term basis ensuring responsible growth.

Government of India has pledged to combat the impacts on environment and put the planet on a sustainable path. With the G20 India theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, India plans to deliver actionable policy recommendations to spur green and inclusive growth. A very strong focus is on revamping the waste management rules, preservation of wetlands, protection and increase of forest land cover, initiatives on renewable energy, incentive programmes on afforestation, biodiversity conservation and launch of Mission LiFE and many more. The session will deliberate on India’s journey of green growth and way forward for a sustainable future.

Sessions in Parallel
1600 - 1700 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: An Inclusive Space Economy: Towards Sustainable Development
The Indian space sector is fast emerging as a sunshine sector and has strong potential for tremendous growth over coming times. India has achieved remarkable progress in the sector since the announcement of several reforms and opening up for participation by industry in June 2020. With the Indian Space Policy 2023 approved in April, India has further enhanced the Space ecosystem with increased participation from Indian industry and start-ups, usage of space technology for the common man, and technology innovation across the space value chain. What necessary steps must be taken to ensure India’s journey towards building a strong and successful space ecosystem? In what ways can collaborations be strengthened across different stakeholders to ensure sustainable development of the sector?

Dr Pawan Goenka, Chairman, INSPACe
Mr Pallava Bagla, Science & Technology, Journalist (Space journalist)
Mr Apparao Mallavarapu, Co-Chair, CII National Committee on Space & Chairman & Managing Director, Centum Group
Mr Jayant Patil, Chairman, CII National Committee on Space; Chairman, CII National Committee on Strategic Manufacturing and Whole Time Director, L&T
Dr Milind Pimprikar, Chairman, CANEUS International

1600 - 1700 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Tracking India’s growth in a volatile world: Outlook for the Indian economy in FY24
After staging a smart recovery from the pandemic, India‟s economic growth rate has risen back to pre-pandemic levels, on the back of productivity-enhancing reforms and interventions introduced by both the Government and the Reserve Bank of India. As we step into FY24, the risks are shifting, from pandemic-driven to geopolitical risks, and the Indian economy is widely expected to slow down in FY24, after growing at around 7.0% in FY23. However, even though India‟s domestic economic growth is expected to decelerate, it will continue to remain the world‟s fastest-growing major economy. What will be the key drivers for India‟s growth in FY24? What will be the extent of the impact of the global flux and how can the Government help ameliorate the fallout?

Dr Arvind Virmani, Member, NITI Aayog
Dr Rakesh Mohan, President and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress and Member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
Dr Naushad Forbes, Past President, CII and Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall Private Limited
Mr Vir S Advani, Chairman, CII International and Trade Policy Council and Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Blue Star Limited
Mr Abheek Barua, Chief Economist and Senior Executive Vice President, HDFC

Sessions in Parallel
1615 - 1700 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Government of India
Transforming the Aviation Sector
Supply chains and manufacturing hubs are being redefined by the global industry, and governments, too, are looking at secure bilateral and multilateral economic alliances. With India positioning itself as a manufacturing hub in the aerospace sector, a plethora of opportunities have presented themselves for all kinds of foreign investment and partnerships. India being the world’s third-largest air passenger market, after China and the United States, partnerships between global OEMs and Indian companies have become even more important. According to estimates, airlines in India are expected to add 25% more capacity, becoming the fastest growing aviation market with 7% annual growth to 2040.

How can the industry and government work in tandem to build a support ecosystem within the country? What policies and initiatives can be introduced to bring about a new value chain, new economic clusters and many more employment opportunities in the country?

1615 - 1700 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Is Minilateralism the Future of Global Trade?
Regional and bilateral trade agreements have dominated recent trade activity, with more than half of international trade taking place under such agreements. As the patterns of trade shift towards diversification, bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements help open up markets for countries aspiring to leverage global trade for resilient and sustainable growth. India has stepped up its engagement in free trade agreements and has finalised new FTAs with Mauritius, the UAE and Australia while working with partner nations on other such agreements. How will such regional and bilateral agreements contribute to accelerating the pace of global trade? What are the ways in which FTAs are transforming global value chains?

H.E. Mr Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
Mr Sanjiv Bajaj, President, Confederation of Indian Industry
Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Sessions in Parallel
1715 - 1815 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Smt Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, Government of India
Accelerating Social Change through women leaders
Women constitute almost half of the population of India, in fact almost all over the globe. While great strides of progress have been made, many women are deprived of access to resources and opportunities, often compounded by their social and economic status. Despite these tremendous odds, there are examples of women from the grassroots who have risen past these challenges and emerged not just as survivors but as leaders within their communities.

This session will see the presentation of awards to such woman exemplars who have shown extraordinary courage and resilience by overcoming challenges and pushing existing boundaries to improve the quality of life for others within their community. The session will focus on the key social and political frontiers that are shifting and creating space for India’s Inclusive growth. The conversation will benefit from the views and inputs of Hon’ble Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Minority Affairs, Government of India.

1715 - 1815 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India
Powering Amrit Kaal Through Energy Transition
India’s G20 Presidency aims to collectively address the immediate and pressing challenges of global warming, climate change and energy security. India's target of reaching net zero emissions by 2070 and meeting fifty percent of its electricity requirements from renewable energy sources by 2030 is a hugely significant moment for the global fight against climate change. The energy situation offers an opportunity to embrace new solutions. that advance a secure, sustainable and inclusive energy transition.

How can we ensure that India’s energy systems are able to carry out prompt responses to disruptions in the energy supply chains? With the looming challenges faced by the world including volatility in oil prices and supply disruptions, how can coordinated efforts be made to resolve such issues? At India@100 what policies and changes can be brought across to ensure energy security and achieve energy security as a key goal?

Mr Jamshyd Godrej, Past President, CII and Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd
Mr Sashi Mukundan, Chairman- CII National Committee on Hydrocarbons & President, bp India and Senior Vice President, bp group

1715 - 1815 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Entrepreneurship Creating an Ecosystem for Grassroot Entrepreneurs & Startups
Grassroots entrepreneurs and startups are the backbone of the Indian economy and contribute significantly to job creation and economic growth. However, they face several challenges, such as limited access to finance, lack of mentorship, limited market access, and inadequate support systems. To address these challenges, it is essential to create an ecosystem that provides access to finance, mentors, networks, and markets. How can the Government, private sector, and civil society work together to create this ecosystem and unleash the full potential of grassroots entrepreneurship in India? What can be done to facilitate this ecosystem, thus creating employment opportunities, driving innovation, and contributing to economic growth?

Mr Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Mr Ashok Soota, Past President, CII and Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds Technologies Limited
Mr Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-Chairman, CII Unicorn Forum and Co-Founder & CEO, Urban Company
Dr Milind Kamble, Co-Chairman, CII Task Force on Affirmative Action and Founder Chairman, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries – DICCI
CA Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Mr Amitesh Sinha, Head - Corporate Venture Capital & Vedanta Spark Initiatives

1845-1930 hrs  |  Durbar Hall Taj Palace
Cultural Program : Live Performance by Delhi-based promising talent, Sana, whose performance has been appreciated in India and overseas.
1930 hrs onwards   
Networking Dinner hosted by Mr Sanjiv Bajaj, President, Confederation of Indian Industry
Day 2: Thursday 25 May 2023
0830 hrs onwards  |  Registration

0930 - 1045 hrs  |  Taj Palace
CII Annual General Meeting (Restricted to CII Members)
Sessions in Parallel
1100 - 1145 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy, Government of India
Renewables - Powering the Net Zero Agenda of India
India aims to increase its share of green energy in the overall energy basket to 50 per cent by 2030 and at the same time ensure energy access at affordable prices. For a country as diversified as India, policies and regulations must synchronise various forms of renewable energy, whether it is wind, solar, bio, hydro or storage.

The country is also moving fast on green hydrogen with the government announcing Rs 19,744-crore Green Hydrogen Mission. The session will focus on creating green energy alliances and institutions, like the International Solar Alliance, and the need to bring in competitive technology which will power the net zero goals of companies and countries.

1100 - 1145 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Debasish Panda, Chairperson, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
The Insurance industry in India has seen a major growth in the last decade along with introduction of new Insurance companies and several advanced products. This has led to strong competition with a positive and healthy outcome. With the number of insurers in India at just 58 after FDI up to 74% was permitted, a majority of Indians remain outside the ambit of insurance compared to international markets which indicates a huge potential for new incoming entities.

The session will discuss how to promote investment in the Insurance sector along with partnership opportunities with foreign insurance players to achieve the long term goal of Insurance for all in Indians.

Sessions in Parallel
1145 - 1245 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Towards Net Zero Carbon & Water Neutrality in Buildings and Industry – Global Trends and Opportunities
Globally, more than 90 countries with 78 per cent of the global carbon footprint have committed to „net zero carbon‟ targets. The business community, both nationally and globally, has taken aspirational commitments to „net zero‟ and water neutrality, and has been making steady progress. It is therefore important to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized and a water-positive economy. How can economies encourage involved stakeholders to continue building solutions that seek to deliver on this ambition?

What can be done to facilitate this blue and green transition, which will require extensive collaboration, massive corporate investments in cleaner technologies, accelerated R&D initiatives, and enabling policies?

Mr Jamshyd Godrej, Past President, CII and Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce
Ms Priya Subbaraman, Chief Regulatory Officer, National Stock Exchange
Mr Anil Kumar Lahoti, Chairman & CEO, Indian Railways
Mr Sergio Mujica, Secretary General, ISO
Dr Andrew Staples, Regional Head (APAC)– Policy & Insights, Economist Impact
Mr Venu Nuguri, Managing Director & CEO, Hitachi Energy India Ltd
Mr Madhavkrishna Singhania, Dy Managing Director & CEO, JK Cement

1145 - 1245 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Technology for Accelerating Rural Development
India’s rural ecosystem has evolved significantly with multiple enablers priming this space for future growth. Significant domestic and international investments are being pumped into the sector to improve efficiency and access to credit. As newer generations of farmers and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) become digitally savvy, new business models are also emerging across the agriculture value chain, from inputs and harvesting to processing and distribution. What can be done to bring the focus of investors on opportunities that address systemic issues in rural development, build sustainable systems, and ensure inclusive growth? How can technology, information, and transparency be leveraged to address existing inefficiencies and formalise the sector?

Mr B Thiagarajan, Chairman, CII National Task Force on Rural Development & Migrant Workforce and Managing Director, Blue Star Ltd
Dr Nandini Rangaswamy, Co-Chair, CII National Task Force on Rural Development and Migrant Workforce and Managing Director, Chandra Group
Mr Vinod Sharma, Managing Director, Deki Electronics Limited
Mr Ashank Desai, Founder, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mastek Limited
Dr Payal Kanodia, Chairperson and Trustee, M3M Foundation

1215 - 1300 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence, Government of India,
In past 8-10 years, the Government has taken a focused approach towards enhancing the capability and capacity of Indian defence industry to design, develop and manufacture all types of technologically contemporary military systems, weapon systems. Concurrent efforts have been made towards increasing defence exports and integrating the Indian Industry in the global defence supply chain to ensure the viability and sustainable growth of our industrial ecosystem. The Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, Positive Indigenisation Lists, liberalized FDI regime and other policies have transformed the defence production sector.

What does future hold vis-à-vis security challenges of the near future? How can defence technologies be created, innovated and nurtured to deliver the evolving military capability requirements?

1300 - 1400 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Session: Building a Robust Financial Sector for a Competitive Economy
The financial sector has an important role in making Indian Industry and economy competitive. India is aiming to become a USD 40 trillion economy by 2047. To catalyze this growth, the financial sector needs to become more robust, with a stable banking system, efficient capital markets, and a strong regulatory framework. What structural changes are required in the existing financial sector architecture to achieve the goal of a competitive Indian economy and Indian Industry? How can policy support this transformation and what capacity-building measures will be required to capitalize on that change?

Dr V Anantha Nageswaran, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India
Ms Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV 18
Mr Leo Puri, Chairman of South & South East Asia, JP Morgan Chase
Mr Sivasubramaniam Ramann, Chairman & Managing Director, SIDBI
Ms Kaku Nakhate, President and Country Head - India, Bank of America

1345 - 1430 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session with Mr Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum and Mr Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa of India
India’s Global Priorities
As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage. Aiming to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024, its ambitions are sky-high. While digitalization undoubtedly provides many opportunities worldwide, there are many challenges in realizing its potential to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth. How can we ensure that India@100 fosters sustainable and inclusive growth? Can India pursue growth with purpose and provide an ethical economic model for other nations to follow?

1530 - 1615 hrs  |  Taj Palace
Plenary Session: Mr Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice President, European Green Deal
EU Green Deal and Potential Opportunities for EU – India Collaboration
The European Green Deal aims at transforming the EU into a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy, with the ultimate objective of ‘Net zero’ emissions by 2050. EU also has an intermediate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The session will touch upon issues relevant for Indian companies, such as collaboration between European and Indian companies in the area of green technology, a resilient supply chain, research and innovation, carbon pricing and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.

Close of Annual Session