Modi's Second Year: Realism After Optimism
Thursday, September 17, 2015 / 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Moderator
L. Brooks Entwistle, Partner and CEO, Everstone Group

Speakers
Gunit Chadha, Co-CEO, Asia Pacific, and Member, Global Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
Vinod Kumar, Managing Director, Tata Communications Ltd.; CEO, Tata Communications Ltd. Group
Rashesh Shah, Chairman and CEO, Edelweiss Group
Shivnath Thukral, Group President, Corporate Branding and Strategic Initiatives, Essar Group

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relentless diplomacy and free-market reforms raised hopes that India would rocket ahead as Asia's new growth engine. While IBM, Microsoft and most recently, FitBit, have launched operations in India, many other companies are still waiting in the wings, reluctant to commit because of the country's difficult business climate. What is stopping India from true economic liftoff? What do investors need to know about navigating the Indian bureaucracy, political landscape, local regulations and business culture? How can effective partnerships be built with local companies? Join this panel for a candid, detailed discussion on the nation's inner workings and the implications for investors.