Topic: Climbing The Pyramid: The Quest For Inclusive Growth In India
Organizing Committee: The India Business Forum (IBF)
Media Partner: The Future Leadership Institute*
Venue: London Business School
Conference Description: The next phase of India’s growth is critically linked to whether corporates, banks, and other players can tap into rural and under-developed market segments across the country. The conference will explore a range of avenues for the Indian growth story, from FDI and joint venture opportunities to creating economic value through rural and social enterprise. The keynote speakers and panellists will present ideas and case studies relating to the opportunities and hurdles faced by the overarching quest for inclusive growth in the world’s largest democracy. Throughout the day, we hope to include the audience in a lively debate on how to capitalize on the Indian growth story and the investment opportunities it represents and how we should unlock value at the bottom of the pyramid.
12 May 2010 | FLI Joint Seminar | London Business School
Confirmed Speakers Include:
•Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India
•Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India
•Magued Eldaief, Managing Director UK and Executive Director, General Electric Energy
•S.P. Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group
•Anil Agarwal, Founder, Vedanta Resources
•Kishore Biyani, CEO & Founder, Future Group
•Professor Malcolm Harper, Chairman, M-CRIL (Micro-Credit Ratings International Ltd.)
•Chet Kuchinad, Head of Human Resources, Asda
•Satyen Patel, Former Vice Chairman, Cambridge Solutions and Former CEO, Nike Asia
•Dr. K.G. Karmakar, Managing Director, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)
About the Indian Business Forum (IBF): The India Business Forum (IBF) was founded in the year 2002 under the guidance and direction of Late Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal. IBF aims to further the role of India in the global business milieu. With London Business School as the platform, IBF is a confluence of Global Business Leaders, Leading Academicians, Financiers, Entrepreneurs and Students to discuss and debate pertinent issues relating to doing business in and with India.
Vision : IBF aims to become the premier forum in Europe that is India-focused and play an influential role in furthering the role of India in Global business.
Objectives : IBF, a student led initiative, has been conceived with primary purpose of presenting information and trends about exciting business and investment opportunities in India to investors around the world. IBF also endeavors to engage the extremely international and successful student body and alumni community of London Business School in supporting globalisation initiatives of companies.
Activities : The core activity of the IBF is to host an annual summit where the most dynamic thought leaders from India and Europe engage in diverse audience mix with insights on current business trends related to India. The IBF also hosts throughout the year, smaller satellite events on specific themes.
Categories: Leadership in Economics