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.more
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.more
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.more
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.Read more
Whether you want to know about what is happening at PAFI, or recent policy news and developments, or the views of PAFI MC Members on public affairs, policy and advocacy, we have it all here.
Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari inaugurated 5th National Forum- Public Affairs : The New Paradigm
PAFI National Forum 2018 – Final Programme
Final Discussion Paper for PAFI National Forum 2018
PAFI announces New Office Bearers for 2018-19, K C Ravi is the New President
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Amitabh Kant CEO, NITI Aayog
Aruna Sundarjan Secretary, Department of Telecommunications
Rakesh Thukral Managing Director, Edelman India
Sunil Kant Munjal Chairman, Hero Corporate Service India
Srivatsan Rajan Chairman, Bain & Company
Debjani Ghosh President, NASSCOM
Sanjaya Baru Former Secretary General, FICCI
Sameer Garde President, Cisco India & SAARC
Suresh Narayanan Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle India Ltd.
Kiran Karnik Director, Central Board of Directors, RBI
Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India, inaugurated PAFI’s much awaited 5th National Forum with the theme “Public Affairs: The New Paradigm”, on Friday, 13-14 September 2018.
The Forum focused on the direction and fulfilment of the government’s several initiatives and the various strategies corporates need to adopt for an effective public policy and public affairs programme and engagement.