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India’s National Competitiveness Forum 2017

May 25 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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India’s National Competitiveness Forum is a discussion platform, which is aimed to set the agenda for India’s growth and competitiveness by engaging top leaders, renowned thinkers and government leaders. The discussions are aimed to understand the underlying levers that can act to increase or impede the trajectory of India’s growth and competitiveness. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with stakeholders from the private sector, government and NGOs, and more. Some of the themes that would be discussed are enhancing India’s competitiveness, identifying the next drivers for job creation, enhancing productivity, ease of doing business, stimulating business environment at the state level, the role of firms in enhancing state competitiveness & policy imperatives at both state and union level. We are looking at bringing out a robust agenda for interaction, sharing knowledge, and highlighting strategic issues through our deliberations. 

Key Speakers



08:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration for National Competitiveness

09:00 AM – 9:05 AM: Introduction by Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

09:05 AM – 9:20 AM: Blessings by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan

09:20 AM – 9:40 AM: Keynote 

09:40 AM – 10:00 AM: Keynote 

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: Panel Discussion: How India can enhance its competitiveness

Discuss the next drivers for job creation, enhanced productivity, business environment at the state level, the role of firms in enhancing state competitiveness & policy imperatives at both state and union level

  • Ganesh Natarajan, President, HBS Club of India

  • Ajay Mehra, Managing Director, Airbus

  • Siraj Chaudhry, Country Head , CEO, Cargill Foods India, Cargill India Pvt Ltd

  • Richie Ahuja, Enviornmental Defense Fund

  • Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM: Talk by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President, Divine Shakti Foundation 

Competitiveness, Economic Development and Human Well Being

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM: Keynote by Shri. N Vittal, Former Chief  Vigilance Officer

11:10 AM 12:10 PM: Keynote by Prof. Michael E. Porter 

The Idea of Competitiveness

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM: Q & A with Michael E. Porter 

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM: Interaction with the audience

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM: Keynote Address by Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM: Closing Keynote

1:40 PM – 1:45 PM: Closing remarks by Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Networking Luncheon

3:00 PM – 3:05 PM: Introduction by Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM: Opening Keynote by Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM: Michael Green, CEO, Social Progress Imperative in conversation with Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Keynote

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Keynote by Michael E. Porter on “Social Progress”

Social Progress is all about measuring success by going beyond GDP

Q & A with the audience

5:45 PM – 5:50 PM: Closing Remarks

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May 25
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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