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Agenda

03:45 - 04:30 BST

Introductory Session: Strengthening Australia India Ties

Stream C

08.15 AM - IST | 10.45 AM - SGP/AUSW | 12.45 PM - AUS | 10.45 PM - USAE | 07.45 PM - USAW

This introductory session on strengthening Austrailia-India ties, explores the strategic and economic imperative of this relationship. It touches on a new brand of Sports Diplomacy, Critical Minerals and other spheres of joint interest.

Australia In-Country Partner Presenting Partners

Natasha Jha BhaskarA. Gitesh Sarma
04:30 - 05:30 BST

Partners in Revival: Giving Meaning to Ambition

Stream C

09.00 AM - IST | 11.30 AM - SGP/AUSW | 01.30 PM - AUS | 11.30 PM - USAE | 08.30 PM - USAW

This discussion will focus on all tenets of the Indo-Pacific narrative, and how new alignments can emerge between Australia and India.

Australia In-Country Partner Presenting Partners

Melissa Conley TylerRory MedcalfHarinder SidhuNavdeep Suri
05:30 - 06:30 BST

Reviving Manufacturing: Co-Innovate, Co-Collaborate & Co-Create

Stream C

10.00 AM - IST | 12.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 02.30 PM - AUS | 12.30 AM - USAE | 09.30 PM - USAW

This discussion will explore all tenets of the Indo-Pacific narrative with specific focus on building stronger innovation hubs, and how new alignments can usher in a new-era for  Australia-India business ties.
 

Australia In-Country Partner Presenting Partners

Arindam BhattacharyaChristiane HamacherNatasha Jha BhaskarMichael Sharpe
06:30 - 07:30 BST

Realising the Potential: India & Australia Economic Strategies

Stream C

11.00 AM - IST | 01.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 03.30 PM - AUS | 01.30 AM - USAE | 10.30 PM - USAW

The discussion will focus on identifying synergies between both nations in the changed global reality, with reference to the India Economic Strategy 2035 and Australia Economic Strategy.
 

Australia In-Country Partner Presenting Partners

Rama BijapurkarDipen RughaniPeter VargheseAnil Wadhwa
07:30 - 08:30 BST

Sports Diplomacy

Stream C

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

The discussion will focus on the potential of Australia India sporting ties, and opportunities for 'Cricket' collaboration.

Australia In-Country Partner Presenting Partners

Mustafa GhouseGK HarinathRavi KrishnanDipen RughaniSteve Waugh
08:15 - 09:00 BST

Urgency of Deepening Japan & India Business Relations

​Stream B

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

Japan and India have been close allies historically. The last few years have seen a deepening of economic and business partnerships between India and Japan. This panel explores how this relationship has evolved and where it is headed.

Sujan R. ChinoySachit JainRajesh Shah
08:30 - 09:30 BST

The next mining boom: Rise of Australia's 'critical' minerals

Stream C

01.00 PM - IST | 03.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 05.30 PM - AUS | 03.30 AM - USAE | 12.30 AM - USAW

The discussion will focus on the potential of ‘critical minerals’ engagement between Australia and India, and how this could usher a new economic opportunity between both nations.
 

Australia In-Country Partner Presenting Partners

Rajesh ChadhaVanessa GuthrieJoe KaderavekJohn Madew
09:00 - 09:15 BST

Special Address by HRH The Prince of Wales

​Stream B

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

The Prince of Wales
09:00 - 09:30 BST

Fireside Chat between Baba Kalyani, Ajay Kumar & Nitin Gokhle

Stream A
Defence & Security Forum: Aligning with India's Needs

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

Defence manufacturing is the centrepiece of the ‘Make in India’ policy. Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) is now the new mantra and defence will play a big part. The question is whether the eco-system already exists in India, or whether it need a boost from the Government.
The policy reforms announced by the Government in May has reignited the defence sector's interest in Making in India for the world.

Session Sponsor Presenting Partner

Nitin GokhaleBaba KalyaniAjay Kumar
09:15 - 09:30 BST

Special Address - Liz Truss Secretary of State for International Trade, UK Government

​Stream B

01.45 PM - IST | 04.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 06.15 PM - AUS | 04.15 AM - USAE | 01.15 AM - USAW

Supported By Presenting Partner

Liz Truss
09:30 - 10:15 BST

Partners in Revival: Time to Refresh & Re-ignite

​Stream B

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

Last year’s UK Foreign Affairs Committee report ‘Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties’ – highlighted a number of areas of huge potential for the partnership between India and the UK to grow. One year on, this session will explore what progress has been made across trade and investment, and whether the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn can inject new impetus into the relationship.

Supported By Presenting Partner

Richard HealdMohit JoshiGaitri KumarWilliam RussellLiz Truss
09:30 - 10:30 BST

Making in India for the World: Can Defence Manufacturing stimulate Make in India?

Stream A
Defence & Security Forum: Aligning with India's Needs

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

Defence manufacturing is the centrepiece of the ‘Make in India’ policy. Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) is now the new mantra and defence will play a big part. The question is whether the eco-system already exists in India, or whether it need a boost from the Government.
The policy reforms announced by the Government in May has reignited the defence sector's interest in Making in India for the world.

Session Sponsor Presenting Partner

Nitin Anant GokhaleAshok AtluriAir Marshal DeoLouise DonagheyNitin Gokhale
09:45 - 10:00 BST

Break


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

10:00 - 10:10 BST

General Counsel Forum: Special Address

Stream C

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

General Counsel Forum Sponsor Session Sponsor

Ashok Malik
10:10 - 11:30 BST

General Counsel Forum: Enabling Success in India and Globally

Stream C

02.40 PM - IST | 05.10 PM - SGP/AUSW | 07.10 PM - AUS | 05.10 AM - USAE | 02.10 AM - USAW

The IGW General Counsel Forum will tackle pertinent issues relating to Enabling Success in India and Globally. The session will feature a spotlight address by Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor and Additional Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and will be followed by a panel discussion and deep dive into legal perspectives on the top four considerations when investing in India, such as regulatory certainty and the importance of sanctity of contracts. Our panelists will also address the legal and regulatory challenges for “India Inc” in building business internationally in the current climate.

General Counsel Forum Sponsor Session Sponsor

Babita AmbekarNitin BannerjeeKaizad HazariGopal JainArun MadhuAshok MalikJigar Shah
10:15 - 10:30 BST

Special Address - Priti Patel Secretary of State for Home Department, UK Government

​Stream B

02.45 PM - IST | 05.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 07.15 PM - AUS | 05.15 AM - USAE | 02.15 AM - USAW
 

Priti Patel
10:30 - 11:15 BST

Decoding the Dragon: Counter, Manage or Embrace China?

Stream A

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

China has increasingly found itself in global headlines in the last few weeks, and not always in a positive light. Questions around a cover up of the Covid-19 outbreak, the new national security law for Hong Kong and a growing assertiveness on the world stage have all posed a quandary for global policy makers anxious to work with China, but equally nervous of some of its increasingly strident tone on the world stage. This session will ask a panel of leading experts how the international community should perceive and deal with this rising power.

Presenting Partners
 

Rana MitterRajeswari Pillai RajagopalanGareth PriceWeijian ShanBen Thompson
10:30 - 11:15 BST

100 Most Influential: Launch of the UK-India Women in Leadership Forum

​Stream B

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

Last year’s edition of India Inc.’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential in UK-India relations’ focused on gender diversity, shining a light on the 100 significant women working to take the relationship to new heights. One year on, India Inc. is delighted to be launching the UK-India Women in Leadership Forum to bring these efforts together. This will be a unique platform to raise awareness and help boost opportunities for women’s empowerment in both countries.

Supported By Presenting Partner

Shalni AroraJanhavi DadarkarPoonam GuptaBaroness Usha PrasharJyotsna Suri
11:15 - 11:45 BST

Fireside Chat between Deepak Bagla & Sanjay Nayar: Why India remains a top destination for investment post COVID19

Stream A
Investors Forum: Betting Big on India

03.45 PM - IST | 06.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 08.15 PM - AUS | 06.15 AM - USAE | 03.15 AM - USAW

As the global economy comes out of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are desperate to fire up their economic engines again. Private sector investment will play a significant role in how various countries fare from here on. In India, as a response to the crisis, investors are being offered several incentive support packages in focus sectors such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, food processing and more. The esteemed panellists will share their insights on India’s positioning as a global investment destination.

Session Sponsor In Association with

Deepak BaglaSanjay NayarBen Thompson
11:15 - 12:45 BST

Healthcare Collaboration: Building a New Healthcare Paradigm

​Stream B

03.45 PM - IST | 06.15 PM - SGP/AUSW | 08.15 PM - AUS | 06.15 AM - USAE | 03.15 AM - USAW

Undoubtedly one of the key pillars of the India-UK partnership, the opportunities for both countries from closer healthcare collaboration are obvious. India’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat programme has a number of areas where NHS expertise can be highly beneficial, both countries are in need of digital solutions to overburdened systems. More than ever, the Covid-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on these issues.

Supported By

Indu BhushanMadhukar BosePraveen GedamAlan GemmellMatt HancockAndrew HardyDavid HightonAman PuriSangita ReddyRoshan ShettyKaramjit SinghK. VijayRaghavan
11:30 - 12:15 BST

Mind Without Fear: In conversation with Rajat Gupta

Stream C

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

Barkha DuttRajat Gupta
11:45 - 12:15 BST

What are the catalysts required to reignite International Investors’ excitement for Indian equities?

Stream A
Investors Forum: Betting Big on India

04.15 PM - IST | 06.45 PM - SGP/AUSW | 08.45 PM - AUS | 06.45 AM - USAE | 03.45 AM - USAW

The session will use knowledge from a combination India, emerging market, and global equity specialists to discuss where India sits as an investment destination.

Presenting Partner

Brad BarthCarly MoorhouseGaurav NarainAmul PandyaBen Thompson
12:15 - 12:45 BST

Private Equity

Stream A
Investors Forum: Betting Big on India

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

This session will explore global and Indian trends in the private equity/ venture capital sector. The following themes will be explored:

  • How does India fare when a global PE/VC investor evaluates their investment options around the world?
  • India can potentially offer better returns compared to similar investments in the developed world. What are some of the constraints that stop a global PE investor from investing in India. Have these constraints been resolved lately? Has India become an easier destination for global PE/VC investors to park their capital?
  • Various reports suggest a significant amount of 'dry gunpowder' waiting to be deployed in India. What steps should be taken by the public and private sector in India to unlock these investments in the areas that require them the most?
  • Technology investments have seen some success in India? What other sectors are due to benefit from enhance flow of private capital?
In Association with

Rahul AgarwalRajan AnandanB V KrishnanShailesh RaoNikhil Srivastava
12:15 - 13:00 BST

State Capacity and the Indian Economy: The Way Forward

Stream C

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

India is a 19th century administration negotiating 21st century challenges. These words from Prime Minister Modi best exemplify one of the greatest challenges that the Indian economy confronts - the ability of the Indian state to be response and capable in its responses to a 21st century economy. It is often said of the Indian growth story that India grows at night while the state sleeps.  Yet 2 decades of growth on, the Indian State and its weak capacity remain the Achilles heel in India's growth trajectory. Even as the early reform era sought to get the state out of the way in key arenas of the economy, it failed to strengthen the states capability to better regulate the economy and build public systems in ways that strengthened human capability to participate in growth. These twin challenges have been brought out most starkly in the COVID crisis. As India seeks to repair its economy, how can the Indian state re-build its capacities, to negotiate the new challenges the economy will confront?  

Yamini AiyarMukulika BanerjeeSajjid ChinoyVini Mahajan
12:45 - 13:30 BST

At a Glacial Pace: Has the Wait for Global Leadership on Climate Change just gotten Longer?

Stream A

05.15 PM - IST | 07.45 PM - SGP/AUSW | 09.45 PM - AUS | 07.45 AM - USAE | 04.45 AM - USAW

Presenting Partner

Sandrine Dixson-DeclѐveBarry Gardiner MPSelwin HartMalini MehraJohn MurtonJagjeet Sareen
12:45 - 13:30 BST

Annual India Day - Building Winning Partnerships

​Stream B

05.15 PM - IST | 07.45 PM - SGP/AUSW | 09.45 PM - AUS | 07.45 AM - USAE | 04.45 AM - USAW

This high level dialogue will feature inputs from Tata and senior parliamentary figures on the broader strategic relationship between India and the UK at an important juncture for both countries – the UK post-Brexit and India as it looks to strengthen its increasingly globalised agenda.

Platinum Partner Supported By

Jitesh GadhiaTim Jones, CBEAmit KapurGaitri KumarAhmad of WimbledonDominic Raab
13:00 - 13:45 BST

India’s Global Brand - Reflecting a Changing World

Stream C

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

  • How India’s global brand has changed over the last few years?
  • What can be done to generate better understanding about India in the media?
  • What does the future hold for Brand India, and where are the challenges?
Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven By Ola Global Tech Partner

Umang BediAnurag Varma
13:30 - 14:15 BST

The Future of Mobility in a fast changing world: In Conversation with Bhavish Aggarwal

​Stream B

06.00 PM - IST | 08.30 PM - SGP/AUSW | 10.30 PM - AUS | 08.30 AM - USAE | 05.30 AM - USAW

It is important to build today, for the mobility needs of the world tomorrow. How does Bhavish Aggarwal see the future of mobility evolving and what is his vision with Ola, to capture and influence that future.

Bhavish AggarwalShradha Sharma
13:45 - 14:30 BST

Business Collaboration: Truly Transformative Partnerships

Stream C

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

This session will take a deeper dive into the specific areas for industry collaboration between Singapore and India.  It will address the potential for transfer of best practices in key areas such as infrastructure and skills development from Singapore to India as well as what India can bring to the table for Singapore in areas such as technology, life-sciences and other emerging sectors.

In Association With Presenting Partner

Wong Heang FineGirish RamachandranSatya RamamurthyAtul Temurnikar
14:15 - 15:00 BST

Re-imagining America and its Global Outlook

Stream A

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

The former Director of America's Central Intelligence Agency, General David Petraeus speaks with us on the state of current affairs through an American tint. The General explores the security priorities of the Indo-Pacific region, and India's emerging role in regional and global geopolitics.

Platinum Partners Global Banking Partner Driven By Ola Global Tech Partner

David PetraeusBen Thompson
14:15 - 15:30 BST

Resilient India : From Tradition to Modernity - Performance by world famous Kathak artiste Madhu Nataraj

​Stream B

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

Umang BediMadhu NatarajVikram Sampath
15:00 - 15:30 BST

Technology and resilience in a post pandemic world

Stream A
Emerging Technologies Forum

07.30 PM - IST | 10.00 PM - SGP/AUSW | 12.00 AM - AUS | 10.00 AM - USAE | 07.00 AM - USAW

Global Tech Partner

Karan BilimoriaMohit JoshiSrinivasa RaoJohn Whittingdale
15:30 - 16:30 BST

Concious Planet: The Way Forward - In Conversation with Sadhguru

​Stream B

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

Sadhguru Kunal Nayyar

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