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WIEF 2008 Press Release

WIEF 2008 Press Release



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Saturday, March22
, 2008Park Hyatt at theBellevuePhiladelphia, PA 
Wharton India Economic Forum
A Part of The Wharton Global Business Forum
Wharton India Economic Forum • 330 Jon M. Huntsman Hall • 3730 Walnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA Email: wief-press@wharton.upenn.edu • website:www.whartonindia.org
The 12
Wharton India Economic Forum presents
India has traveled an unprecedented path to emerge stronger and prouder than anything ouroptimistic and starry eyed founding fathers could have envisaged sixty-two years ago. Today,India stands at a similar point of change, and the future lies in the imagination of 1.1 billionIndians.The 12
Annual Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) committee encourages you to dispelall your notions of India for a brief day and imagine the most dazzling paths to success for Indiathrough the eyes of some of the most prominent Indian leaders. This year’s conference will beheld on Saturday, the 22
of March, 2008 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia. Theconference will feature former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, prominent venturecapitalist and the father of the Intel Pentium microprocessor, Mr. Vinod Dham and Arun Jaitley,Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Former Union Minister as keynote speakers.The theme of this year’s Conference is “India | Imagine”. This forum will serve as the platformfor Indian leaders to envisage the next phase of India’s journey to success while being mindfulof potential roadblocks. Previous WIEF conferences have featured prominent speakers suchas P.Chidambaram, Rajat Gupta, Rahul Bajaj, Anil Ambani, Henry Paulson, N.R NarayanaMurthy, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Shashi Tharoor, Sunil Mittal and Mukesh Ambani.Over the last two years we have traced the Indian growth story exploring themes such as“India’s mantra for success” and “Realizing the Indian Dream”. Today, we feel that India hasreached a pinnacle and we wish to aggressively asses all the different issues that India mayface on its continued journey towards becoming an economic powerhouse. From developmentto health-care and mass retail to investments, we invite you to explore India with her leaders.So come to the conference and let your imagination run free!A sample of this year’s discussions and speakers is as follows
Keynote Speakers
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam – Former President of the Republic Of India
Mr. Vinod Dham – Founder and Managing Director, NEA-IndoUS Ventures
Mr. Arun Jaitley – Member of Rajya Sabha and Former Union Minister
India's New Mandate: Addressing the Health Care Paradox
Rajiv Gulati - Chairman and Managing Director, Eli Lilly and Company (India)
Prakash Khubchandani - Founder and Managing Director, Khubchandani Group
K. Srinath Reddy - President, Public Health Foundation of India
Suneeta Reddy - Director-Finance, Apollo Hospital Enterprises, Ltd.

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