India’s National Competitiveness Forum & Porter Prize 2014 all set to take place on September 26, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:58AM IST (6:28AM GMT)

New Delhi, India. India’s National Competitiveness Forum (NCF) is being organised on September 26, 2014 at Radisson Blu Plaza in New Delhi by India Council on Competitiveness (a joint initiative with US Council on Competitiveness and Institute for Competitiveness, India). The event is followed by Porter Prize in the evening that recognises the strategic acumen of Indian corporates. 

The India’s National Competitiveness Forum looks at bringing private sector leaders, renowned thinkers and civil society leaders on a common platform to discuss the solutions to the pressing and emerging issues the country faces at this time. This year the conference will focus on issues pertaining to Economic Geography & Competitiveness, Technology & Competitiveness, Enabling Industrial development and Realigning Institutions. Deborah L. Wince-Smith (President and CEO, US Council on Competitiveness), Ray O. Johnson (CTO, Lockheed Martin) and Wilfried Aulbur (Chairman, India Council on Competitiveness & MD, Roland Berger, India) are the conference chairs for the event. The forum will kick-start in the morning with registration, breakfast, exciting panel discussions and deliberations through the day. The National Competitiveness Forum and Porter Prize is attended by CXO’s, industry leaders, social influencers, thinkers, academicians and senior executives from corporates who would also be sharing their thoughts and views on Economics, Social Progress, Creating Shared Value and Strategy.

Porter Prize is named after Professor Michael E. Porter, a leading authority on competitive strategy, competitiveness and economic development of nations, states and regions, and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as health care, environment and corporate responsibility. Professor Porter has been identified as the world’s most influential thinker on management and competitiveness. In all 98 applications were received across various industry sectors and 27 companies were shortlisted. The shortlisted companies had undergone the process of strategy audit and the results were presented to the jury members. The final winners of the Porter prize will be announced on September 26 at the award ceremony at Radisson Blu Plaza, Mahipalpur, New Delhi.

Some of the prominent speakers are Mark Goyder (Founder Director, Tomorrow’s Company), Vipul Shah (President, CEO and Chairman, Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd.), Gerd Hoefner (Managing Director and CEO, Siemens Technology India), Richard Rekhy (CEO, KPMG India), CVL Srinivas (CEO, GroupM South Asia), Pirojshaw Sarkari (CEO, Mahindra Logistics), Vinay Hebbar (Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Harvard Business Publishing) etc. The event would have special keynotes by Professor Michael Porter, Shashi Ruia (Chairman, Essar Group), Etienne Benet (CEO, Nestle India Limited) and Sanjiv Mehta (CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited).

Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman of India Council on Competitiveness is delighted to state “Internationally, competitiveness of nations, the need to secure an adequate balance of payment, drive local job creation, invest in technology and education, etc., has been widely recognized. India is no exception. The recent state visits in Japan and with the Chinese leadership have resulted in very significant investment commitments from both sides. In this environment, an apolitical platform such as the National Forum for Competitiveness makes sense. It offers business leaders, politicians, universities and think tanks an opportunity for un-biased discussion of India’s opportunities and threats, of her needs and the steps that must be taken to drive the country’s development forward. The team at the India’s NFC and myself is proud that we have an opportunity to drive the NFC’s agenda for India.

Dr. Amit Kapoor from Institute for Competitiveness is looking forward to host the Porter Prize 2014, third in its series and expressed, “Porter Prize is a platform where we celebrate the strategic acumen of corporates in India and would continue to do so in the coming years. We want to epitomise the essence of corporate strategy by appreciating the enterprises that have made an impact on thought and practice of strategy in the country. The idea is to contribute towards building an effective competitiveness and strategy agenda in the country.”

For more details, have a look at the action packed agenda available at http://compete.org.in/events/ncf2014/agenda/

About Porter Prize

Porter Prize is named after Michael E Porter who is Professor at Harvard Business School, living legend and father of modern strategy field. The central idea of the Porter Prize is to propel companies to compete on the basis of value creation, innovation and strategy.

Institute for Competitiveness, India is an independent, international initiative centered in India, dedicated to enlarging and disseminating the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor M.E. Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School (ISC, HBS), USA. Institute for Competitiveness, India works in affiliation with ISC, HBS, USA to offer academic & executive courses, conduct indigenous research and provide advisory services to corporate and Government within the country. The institute studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions & cities; suggests and provides solutions for social problems, Institute for Competitiveness, India brings out India City Competitiveness Report, India State Competitiveness Report, India Economic Quarterly, Journal of Competitiveness and funds academic research in the area of strategy & competitiveness. For more information, visit http://www.porterprize.in

About India Council on Competitiveness

Institute for Competitiveness (India) the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School has initiated the India Council on Competitiveness.  The Council, created in collaboration with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness; is based in Gurgaon, India and is an association of distinguished members from industry, academia, think tanks, media and researchers. The mission of the India Council is to set an action agenda to drive Indian competitiveness, productivity and leadership in world markets to raise the standard of living for all Indians. For more information, visit http://compete.org.in

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