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19 October, 2015

Keynote Session

Time: 9am-10:30am

Keynote: “Global Economy and Challenges for Multilateral Policies 

Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

Joint Think Tank and Business Session:

Assessing the impact of Geopolitics on business

How do global developments and challenges to trade and investment – including terrorism, civil wars, economic crisis, failed governance, piracy and sanctions – impact business strategy for countries such as Turkey and India

Chair: Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal University; founder member, Gateway House; former CFO Infosys Technologies

Time: 10:30am-Noon

Working Session 1:

G20 and New Inclusive Business Models

Can the G20 promote sustainable business development models that address three key goals for inclusiveness: role of the SMEs, interaction of energy and ecology, and arresting rising inequality.

Chair: Rajni Bakshi, Senior Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House

Time: Noon – 1.15 pm


Working Session 2:

Trade, investment and development

Investment flows offer new possibilities for achieving developmental targets.  The session will examine policy measures (i.e. technology transfer and trade-related investment measures) to facilitate sectoral development in emerging markets through value-added in manufacturing processes. How will mega-trade agreements such as TPP, TTIP and RCEP, impact investment flows?

Chair: K. N. Vaidyanathan, Adjunct Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House; Chief Risk Officer, Mahindra Group; former Executive Director, SEBI.

Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Working Session 3:

Financing sustainable infrastructure

The global flow of capital can be used effectively to finance infrastructure needs in the developing world. Equally important are frameworks for investment schemes based on environmental and social sustainability to ensure long-term returns.

Chair: Luis Miranda, Advisor, Gateway House; Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Time: 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Working Session 4:

Technology, Services and Skills

Technology is changing business models, skills development and the movement of labour between nations and regions. How can countries with large populations or densely populated areas skill-enable their workforce and create jobs?

Chair: Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Fellow, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House

Time: 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Closing Session

Remarks by TEPAV and Gateway House.

Time: 5:45pm-6:15pm

Media Interaction

Time: 6:15pm-7:00pm

Participation: Press conference, exclusive interviews by local and foreign media.


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