PM to open ‘Emerging Kerala 2012’

Published: 18th July 2012 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2012 12:18 PM   |  A+A-

A host of invitees from India and abroad have confirmed about participating in the Emerging Kerala 2012 scheduled to be held in September at Kochi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the three-day summit which will be held from September 12 to 14. Besides Ministers from Kerala who are in the Union Cabinet, Union Ministers including Kumari Selja, Anand Sharma, Kamal Nath, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Vilasrao Deshmukh, with others are expected to confirm their participation ahead of the event.

Along with state and Central Ministers, the government has extended invitations to dignitaries including senior government officials, corporate leaders, diplomats, foreign trade delegations, heads of financial institutions, leading economists, renowned scholars, business leaders and other eminent  personalities. An official delegation from China’s Yunnan Province would be led by Zhu Fei, the Deputy Director General of the Department of Commerce. Francoise Cluzeau, senior adviser at the UK-based National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, will deliver a keynote address on ensuring quality in healthcare services in Kerala. Policy experts and leaders including Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India; Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister and Kerala’s mentor;  Gita Gopinath, professor of economics at Harvard University, leading industrialists and top executives from India’s best known companies such as Tata, Infosys, Godrej and Mahindra and Mahindra would also attend.


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