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 12th Wharton India Economic Forum presents

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 Park Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia, PA

India has traveled an unprecedented path to emerge stronger and prouder than anything our optimistic 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 billion Indians. The 12th Annual Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) committee encourages you to dispel all your notions of India for a brief day and imagine the most dazzling paths to success for India through the eyes of some of the most prominent Indian leaders. This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, the 22nd of March, 2008 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia. The conference will feature former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, prominent venture capitalist 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 platform for Indian leaders to envisage the next phase of India’s journey to success while being mindful of potential roadblocks. Previous WIEF conferences have featured prominent speakers such as P.Chidambaram, Rajat Gupta, Rahul Bajaj, Anil Ambani, Henry Paulson, N.R Narayana Murthy, 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 has reached a pinnacle and we wish to aggressively asses all the different issues that India may face on its continued journey towards becoming an economic powerhouse. From development to 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.

Mass Retail: Getting Organized to Grow Too Soon? • • Arvind Singhal - Chairman, Technopak Sumant Sinha - CEO, Aditya Birla Retail

The Indian Diaspora • • Sant Chatwal - President and CEO, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, LLC Neelam Deo - Consul General of India, New York

Investing in India: The Maturation Process, What's Next? • • • • Sumir Chadha - Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India Heramb Hajarnavis, Goldman Sachs PIA Ranjit Pandit - Managing Director, General Atlantic Partners LLC Zubin Dubash, India Head, Merrill Lynch Private Equity

Infrastructure: No Longer an Achilles’ heel of Growth • Nasser Munjee - Chairman, Development Credit Bank Ltd.

India’s Unprivileged Majority: The Real Development Story • • Shanta Devarajan - Chief Economist, World Bank's South Asia Region Vikram Akula – CEO and Founder, SKS Microfinance

Technology’s role in the New Indian Economy • • Mr. Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Mobile India Dr. Y.V. Verma - Director (HR and Management Support), LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd

The 12th annual WIEF is generously supported by Merrill Lynch, LG Electronics, Jet Airways and The India Cements Ltd. Panels are supported by Cisco Systems, Bank of India and the Khubchandani Group. The Official PR Agency for WIEF is IPAN. With its unmatched faculty and academic programs, Wharton is the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world. The first collegiate school of business established in 1881, Wharton continues its heritage of innovation today, in an exciting environment that generates the ideas and knowledge that transform global business. Please visit www.whartonindia.org for more information and transcripts of last year’s conference. The WIEF team can be reached at wief-press@wharton.upenn.edu

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