World Economic Forum and CII to Host India Economic Summit in November

  • world economic forumWorld Economic Forum and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host India Economic Summit in New Delhi from 4 to 6 November 2014
  • It will be the first big international meeting in India with newly elected government
  • Over 800 participants are expected to attend

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Geneva, Switzerland, 25 August 2014 – Following a close collaboration for almost three decades, the World Economic Forum together with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host India Economic Summit in New Delhi from 4 to 6 November 2014.  Over 800 participants will participate under the meeting’s working theme, “Redefining Public Private Cooperation for a New Beginning”.

“The World Economic Forum’s renewed engagement with the CII comes at an important time for India.  The objective of this year’s meeting is to examine and interrogate the priorities for the country following India’s national elections to maximize its full potential for inclusive growth, said Viraj Mehta, Director, Head of India and South Asia.

“India needs the undivided attention of leaders who will work on priority issues such as reviving the economy, spreading development, better infrastructure and creating opportunities for people’s livelihoods,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). “This meeting is an opportunity to identify the driving forces behind economic growth and, to realise the values and vision that will make the country the talent capital of the world.”

Following history’s largest democratic elections, the world’s attention is on how the country’s leadership will create a shared vision of a prosperous and equitable India. 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.  It will be the first opportunity for participants to interact with India’s newly elected government.

Among the key issues in focus are: catalysing economic growth; meeting infrastructure targets; job creation; promoting transparency; invigorating the agricultural sector; accelerating reforms for India’s women; and providing decent and universal healthcare.

The co-chairs of this year’s meeting are: Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media, India; James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates; Yorihiko Kojima, Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan; Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, India; and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Documentary Filmaker, SOC Films, Pakistan and Young Global Leader.

Media accreditation is now open for members of the media. Journalists who wish to cover the meeting must apply online at by 17th October. The number of accreditations issued will be strictly limited. Late or on site request will not be accommodated.

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