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Agenda

07:30 - 08:15 BST

Invest in India

Stream B

12.00 PM - IST | 02.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 04.30 PM - AUS | 02.30 AM - USAE | 11.30 PM - USAW

This session will explore key areas of interest from a Singapore-India investment perspective and evaluate what it will take to optimise India’s inbound investment potential. Featuring insights from leading Singaporean investors and the head of India’s inbound investment arm – our panellists will evaluate the progress has been made under the Modi government and what is still needed to bring India to the forefront as investment destination.

In Association With Presenting Partner

Deepak BaglaPriyanka DeoSat Pal KhattarManohar KhiataniNeeraj Seth
08:15 - 08:45 BST

India & Singapore: Two Sides of the Coin

Stream B

12.45 PM - IST | 03.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 05.15 PM - AUS | 03.15 AM - USAE | 12.15 AM - USAW

This session, with participation from the Singaporean Economic Development Board will look to explore the deep economic relationship already existing between Singapore and India, the potential that Singapore offers as a global platform for Indian businesses and how the relationship between Singapore and India is likely to evolve over time.

In Association with Presenting Partner

Deepak BaglaPreeti DawraChng Kai FongGirish Ramachandran
09:00 BST

Inaugural Address by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

Stream A

01.30 PM - IST | 04.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 06.00 PM - AUS | 04.00 AM - USAE | 01.00 AM - USAW

Narendra Modi
09:15 - 09:45 BST

India Global Week: India meets the World, and the World meets India

Stream A
02.00 PM - IST | 04.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 06.30 PM - AUS | 04.30 AM - USAE | 01.30 AM - USAW

Manoj LadwaBen Thompson
09:30 - 09:45 BST

Spotlight Speaker

Stream B

02.00 PM - IST | 04.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 06.30 PM - AUS | 04.30 AM - USAE | 01.30 AM - USAW

In Association with Presenting Partner

Piyush Gupta
09:45 - 10:30 BST

The Future of Finance in Asia

Stream B

02.15 PM - IST | 04.45 PM - SGP/AUSW | 06.45 PM - AUS | 04.45 AM - USAE | 01.45 AM - USAW

This session will explore how India and Singapore can help shape the future of the financial industry in Asia.

In Association with Presenting Partner

Babita AmbekarPiyush GuptaNeil ParekhAnju Patwardhan
10:00 - 10:45 BST

Let’s Not Waste a Good Crisis: India’s Economic Reform Imperative

Stream A

02.30 PM - IST | 05.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 07.00 PM - AUS | 05.00 AM - USAE | 02.00 AM - USAW

In this session the panel will share their perspectives on India's current reform path, its response to the COVID-19 crisis and the path ahead.

Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven By Ola Global Tech Partner

Jitesh GadhiaAshu KhullarSanjeev SanyalBen Thompson
10:30 - 10:35 BST

Social Impact Forum: Exceptional Partnerships for Exceptional Times – Welcome Address

Stream B
Social Impact Forum: Extraordinary Partnerships for Extraordinary Times


03.00 PM - IST | 05.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 07.30 PM - AUS | 05.30 AM - USAE | 02.30 AM - USAW

Social Impact Partner

S Ramadorai
10:35 - 11:00 BST

Fire Side Chat with Hon'ble Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Stream B
Social Impact Forum: Extraordinary Partnerships for Extraordinary Times

03.05 PM - IST | 05.35 PM - SGP/AUSW | 07.35 PM - AUS | 05.35 AM - USAE | 02.35 AM - USAW

One of the biggest questions that has come out of the current Covid situation has been about the future of jobs. While there have been disruptions to economies and whole industries at a large scale across the world, countries have also recognized that this is an opportune time for them to take advantage of new emerging opportunities, and to restructure their economies in fundamental ways. The Government Of India’s ambitious program ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ reflects this bold thinking. We are delighted to have the Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey with us to discuss the Government of India’s approach towards making India self reliant through local manufacturing and entrepreneurship. In this fireside chat, he will talk about the key priorities and opportunities that India needs to focus on for generating employment opportunities, including the role private sector can play in supporting the Government’s agenda.

Social Impact Partner

Seema BansalMahendra Nath Pandey
10:45 - 11:30 BST

Intelligent Future for all

Stream A
Emerging Technologies Forum

03.15 PM - IST | 05.45 PM - SGP/AUSW | 07.45 PM - AUS | 05:45 AM - USAE | 02.45 AM - USAW

We turn the lens to India and explore how emerging global technologies and trends are being adopted to supercharge its growth and steady climb to superpower status. What are the sectors that India’s best minds must focus on to achieve an intelligent future, and the sectors in which its trailing behind?

Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven by Ola Global Tech Partner

Priya GuhaBrijraj VaghaniKartik VarmaMunish VarmaAnand Verma
11:00 - 12:00 BST

Exceptional Partnerships for Exceptional Times

Stream B
Social Impact Forum: Extraordinary Partnerships for Extraordinary Times

03.30 PM - IST | 06.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 08.00 PM - AUS | 06.00 AM - USAE | 03.00 AM - USAW

Covid-19 has had a large impact on every single aspect of our world, from’ entire economic sectors coming to the verge of collapse, to healthcare systems being overwhelmed. This time of crisis has seen different stakeholders come together in innovative ways to address these challenges, from government and civil society working together to protect the most vulnerable, to private sector partnering with the public sector to deliver healthcare solutions. This session will focus on some of the most effective ways in which we can create cross-sector partnerships for this current situation. Focus points of the panel discussion will include :
•           What role does NITI Aayog see for partnerships between private and public sectors in solving critical healthcare gaps?
•           How can the private and public sectors work together to help not only create jobs, but new ways of attracting and training young people for those jobs?
•           How can the private sector enable CSR to play a stronger role in solving Covid-linked challenges in India?

Social Impact Partner

Alan GemmellSaleem A KhanAlok KumarManish KumarChetna SinhaAbha Thorat-Shah
11:30 - 12:15 BST

Super Charging Mobility, Changing the World

Stream A
Emerging Technologies Forum

04.00 PM - IST | 06.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 08.30 PM - AUS | 06.30 AM - USAE | 03.30 AM - USAW

We turn the lens to India and explore how emerging global technologies and trends are being adopted to supercharge its growth and steady climb to superpower status. What are the sectors that India’s best minds must focus on to achieve an intelligent future, and the sectors in which its trailing behind?

Bruno AhrensAmit AnchalNikolaus LangBVR SubbuBen Thompson
12:00 - 12:45 BST

Out of the Gobi: In conversation with Weijian Shan

Stream B

04.30 PM - IST | 07.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 09.00 PM - AUS | 07.00 AM - USAE | 04.00 AM - USAW

Edie LushWeijian Shan
12:00 - 12:45 BST

Break


04.30 PM - IST | 07.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 09.00 PM - AUS | 07.00 AM - USAE | 04.00 AM - USAW

12:15 - 12:55 BST

Digitization and payments

Stream A
Banking & Finance Forum: NextGen Financial Affairs

04.45 PM - IST | 07.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 09.15 PM - AUS | 07.15 AM - USAE | 04.15 AM - USAW

India has been quick to adopt digital payment systems in its move towards a digital economy. This session explores the future of consumer payments, accelerating digitization and the impact of Covid on consumer behaviour.
Global Banking Partner

Rudra DalmiaArvind GuptaMridula IyerAjay Vij
12:55 - 13:35 BST

India for the World: Making India a manufacturing hub for the world

Stream A
Banking & Finance Forum: NextGen Financial Affairs

 
05.25 PM - IST | 07.55 PM - SGP/AUSW | 09.55 PM - AUS | 07.55 AM - USAE | 04.55 AM - USAW

Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign made it clear to the world that India is ready to take over as the worlds manufacturing hub. This session looks at India’s potential to be 'the’ global supply chains hub for companies looking to expand and find an alternate to China.
Global Banking Partner

Mukesh AghiK BalasubramanianJosh FoulgerAlpesh Patel
13:00 - 13:45 BST

Tech Collaboration: Spurring Innovation for Global Good

Stream B

05.30 PM - IST | 08.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 10.00 PM - AUS | 08.00 AM - USAE | 05.00 AM - USAW

Keynote address:
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister for Communications, Government of India

Technology cooperation between the United States and India has strengthened ties between the two countries, promoted economic growth and has paved the way for new innovative technologies and products to address shared challenges. This panel will discuss:

  • How both countries can work together in the medium to long term to build public-private partnerships that promote science and technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship
  • How the US and India companies technology companies can contribute the global good
  • Issues to be covered also include 5G and data flows
USA In-Country Partner

Nikhil DeogunSurya KantRavi Shankar PrasadRajen Vagadia
13:35 - 14:15 BST

Finance sector reforms and liberalization

Stream A
Banking & Finance Forum: NextGen Financial Affairs
 
06.05 PM - IST | 08.35 PM - SGP/AUSW | 10.35 PM - AUS | 08.35 AM - USAE | 05.35 AM - USAW

This forum explores the reforms that are needed for modernizing and creating more robust financial markets in India and looks at the role of Financial Centres in helping attract the global inflow.
Global Banking Partner

B V KrishnanSunil MehtaAnanth NarayanBadrinivas NCNilesh Shah
13:45 - 14:30 BST

Partners in Revival: Time for Action

Stream B

06.15 PM - IST | 08.45 PM - SGP/AUSW | 10.45 PM - AUS | 08.45 AM - USAE | 05.45 AM - USAW

This discussion will explore how the United States and India can elevate its partnership in the COVID and Post-COVID period.

USA In-Country Partner

Mukesh AghiKenneth I. JusterTaranjit Singh Sandhu
14:15 - 14:30 BST

In conversation with Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Parliament of India

Stream A

06.45 PM - IST | 09.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 11.15 PM - AUS | 09.15 AM - USAE | 06.15 AM - USAW

The esteemed politician, speaker and author explores the relevance of multilateral institutions in modern times and examines their handling of the global pandemic.

Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven by Ola Global Tech Partner

Edie LushShashi Tharoor
14:30 - 15:15 BST

Damaged Goods: A Relevance Crisis for Multilateral Institutions

Stream A

07.00 PM - IST | 09.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 11.30 PM - AUS | 09.30 AM - USAE | 06.30 AM - USAW

This panel will discuss the apparent relevance crisis for multinational institutions at a time when they seem to be most needed. Challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout, the urgent need to tackle climate change and the growing US-China split all suggest that unifying international bodies are vital whilst seeming increasingly neglected.

Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven by Ola Global Tech Partner

Syed AkbaruddinAshok MalikRichard MooreTanya SpisbahBen Thompson
14:30 - 15:15 BST

Energy Collaboration: Mission Mode for Security & Diversity

Stream B

07.00 PM - IST | 09.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 11.30 PM - AUS | 09.30 AM - USAE | 06.30 AM - USAW

This session will review the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership and the vision for a multi-faceted collaboration in the energy sector. Will this strategic tie-up become the bedrock of the bilateral relationship and fulfil India’s energy needs for sustainable and inclusive development?

USA In-Country Partner

Robert FeeSujoy GhoshMahmoud JardanehNolty Theriot
15:15 - 16:00 BST

The United States and India: Unlocking the Full Potential of Major Defense Partner

Stream B

07.45 PM - IST | 10.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 12.15 AM - AUS | 10.15 AM - USAE | 07.15 AM - USAW

This panel of policymakers and industry executives will provide their appraisal of the state of the U.S.-India defence relationship and recommendations on further strengthening the strategic partnership.

USA In-Country Partner

William BlairJoe FelterSalil GupteHarinder SekhonVikram Singh
15:30 - 16:30 BST

Reviving Trust in an Uncertain World Barkha Dutt in Conversation with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Stream A

08.00 PM - IST | 10.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 12.30 AM - AUS | 10.30 AM - USAE | 07.30 AM - USAW

Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven by Ola Global Tech Partner

Barkha DuttSri Sri Ravi Shankar
16:00 - 16:45 BST

A Conversation on Enabling Startups in the US-India Corridor

Stream B

08.30 PM - IST | 11.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 01.00 AM - AUS | 11.00 AM - USAE | 08.00 AM – USAW

The United States and India are home to the world’s largest start-up ecosystems. This panel will explore how the US-India start-up corridor can increase job creation in their respective economies.

USA In-Country Partner

Anil AdvaniPraveen AkkirajuUmesh SachdevBipul Sinha

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