PAFI is dedicated to raising and maintaining ethical practice in public affairs

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6TH NATIONAL FORUM

Developing Partnerships, Engaging Stakeholders
19 - 20 September 2019, Delhi
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Overview

Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) is the only organized non-partisan Forum for Corporates, Industry Associations, PA Practitioners / Consultants and Stakeholders engaged in Public Affairs. PAFI’s objective is to redefine perceptions of how business entities engage with various stakeholders from Government & Media to Civil Society and Academics.

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Mission & Objectives

PAFI serves as a professional resource for the Public Affairs and Corporate Affairs professionals and provides members with the platform and opportunity to exchange information, share their knowledge and experiences in engaging with external stakeholders like the government, media, industry associations, multilateral agencies and think tanks.

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History

An informal Forum for Public Affairs Professionals was formed in 2008 by the eight founding members, with the intent to advance and develop the field of public affairs. Brainchild of Ajay Khanna of the Jubilant Bhartia Group, Harish Krishnan of Cisco ,      Dr. K.C. Ravi of Syngenta, and Prema Sagar of Genesis Burson-Marsteller, the idea of a forum for Public Affairs practitioners emerged from an informal meeting over a latte.

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Membership

Several policy-makers and policy influencers from the government, media, think tanks and the private sector have addressed PAFI members. PAFI Members have been hosted by senior Government officials and several stakeholders, including Secretaries to GOI, economists, and senior editors have met with PAFI members and talked on relevant topics.

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Leaders Speak

The energy and vibrancy in India is only because of advocates who push the limits of Public Policy. I urge Public Affairs professionals to keep advocating and educating the Government and people like me.

The word Public Affairs professionals or Public Affairs body is distinct from industry associations because with Public Affairs the connotation is that it will have wider Public Affairs perspective and that is where role of Public Affairs professionals is very important.

PAFI can support by bringing some research into Public Affairs space and make the profession research-based, knowledge-based. Policy making process has to be made inclusive through collaboration and co-creation of processes.

In today’s world, public perception plays a crucial role in image and brand building, and it is vital to understand and shape behaviour while dealing with different stakeholders.

Public affairs has the responsibility of ensuring businesses provide ethical solutions to complex issues and policies that a rapidly changing business environment is throwing up and PAFI is best placed to play that role.

Policy matters today more than ever in this interconnected world as the digitalisation of everything takes centre stage.

PAFI has demonstrated with professionalism that Public Affairs is about more than Public Relations. It is about shaping Public Policy.

Public affairs professionals play the vital role of translating the perspectives and aspirations of countries they operate in for the corporal headquarters, while simultaneously getting the Government to appreciate the corporation’s value proposition to the country.

With the fast-changing external environment, the role of Public Affairs in corporations is changing rapidly. It plays the role of a business enabler and a reputation protector.

I welcome a forum like PAFI with professionalising the whole industry in this area to build instincts which are data-based, research-based, evidence-based communications.

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The Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) is registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and is the only organised forum in the country with representatives from large & medium-sized transnational Indian & foreign companies in the field of Public Affairs. PAFI’s objective is to redefine perceptions of how business entities should engage with various stakeholders from Government & Media to Civil Society and Academics.