WEF, CII to Host India Economic Summit in November - The New Indian Express

WEF, CII to Host India Economic Summit in November

Published: 25th August 2014 05:13 PM

Last Updated: 25th August 2014 05:13 PM

NEW DELHI: More than 800 participants are expected to attend the India Economic Summit here in November, an event to be hosted by the World Economic Forum along with Confderataion of Indian Industry.

The summit would be held from November 4-6.

Over 800 participants would participate under the meeting's working theme 'Redefining Public Private Cooperation for a New Beginning', WEF said in a statement today.

The co-chairs of the summit would be HT Media Chairperson and Editorial Director Shobhana Bhartia, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra, Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan, Mitsubishi Corporation Chairman Yorihiko Kojima and Pakistan-based SOC Films' Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

"The objective of this year's meeting is to examine... the priorities for the country following India's national elections to maximise its full potential for inclusive growth," WEF Director (Head of India and South Asia) Viraj Mehta said.

The summit would focus on various aspects such catalyzing economic growth, job creation, promoting transparency, invigorating the agricultural sector and accelerating reforms for India's women.

"The meeting will therefore bring together top Indian and global leaders to discuss how India can restore investor confidence and achieve greater parity in its socio-economic progress," the statement said.

CII's Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said the would be an opportunity to identify the driving forces behind economic growth

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