Asia Summit 2015

Asia Summit 2015

Modi's Second Year: Realism After Optimism

Thursday, September 17, 2015 / 10:15 am - 11:15 am

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.


L. Brooks Entwistle

Partner and CEO, Everstone Group


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

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