• Managing Committee

    "As India opens and the economy expands, the need for industry and government engagement is growing. PAFI is a strong start to give public affairs the boost it requires."

    Rahul Sharma,
    President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "The key to public-private partnership is a relationship based on trust, professionalism and a shared vision for the greater good of the society. PAFI will focus on ethics; winning with integrity and fostering informed policy formulation."

    Harish Krishnan,
    Vice President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Policy is the delicate art of balancing diverse interests of society – government, academia, industry and public at large, for achieving the greatest good of the greatest numbers. PAFI will be the vehicle to
    achieve this."

    K C Ravi,
    Secretary &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Affairs addresses issues around & creates 'CREDIBILITY'. By exception not visibility - which Public
    Relations does."

    Raman Sidhu,
    Treasurer &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Don't mistake activity with achievement."

    -- John Wooden, American Basketball Coach, 1973

    T S Vishwanath,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."

    By Michael J. Fox, quoted by Lorne A. Adrain in 'The Most Important Thing I Know' US (Canadian-born), an actor

    Rajeev Batra,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Affairs services enables business. It is our mandate to build an association that builds a body of professionals that provides ethical solutions to complex issues across stakeholders."

    Prema Sagar,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "PAFI seeks to recognise strategic role of public affairs, provide a platform to share best practices & work towards building a credible global network of public affairs professionals."

    Ajay Khanna,
    Founding Member

Time Session

0930-1000

Registration

1000-1015

Opening - Overview

Rajeev Batra – PAFI President and Group Head Corporate Affairs, Hindustan Unilever

1015-1100

Keeping track of Economy & issues facing Government

Rajiv Kumar* -- Economist

1100-1115

Tea Break

1115-1200

Dealing with Legislatives - MPs, MLAs 

M R Madhavan – President and Co-Founder, PRS Legislative Research Institute

1200-1245

Dealing with Chambers & Associations

Dr. A Didar Singh – Secretary General, FICCI

1245-1345

Lunch

1345-1430

Engaging Governments

Raman Sidhu – Chairman, European Business Group (EBG), India

1430-1515

Communicating with Traditional Media & Social Media

Rahul Sharma – President, Rediffusion Communications and Surojit Gupta, National Policy Editor, Times of India

1515-1530

Tea Break

1530-1615

An MNC’s perspective - Case Studies

Harish Krishnan – Executive Director, PA & Strategy Engagement India and SAARC, Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd /
KC Ravi** -- Vice President- Commercial Acceptance & Public Policy, South Asia, Syngenta

1615-1700

Understanding WTO & Regional Trade Agreements 

T S Vishwanath -- Principal Adviser, APJ-SLG Law Offices

1700-1715

Closing Session – Going Forward  

Ajay Khanna -- President - Strategy & Public Affairs, Jubilant Bhartia Group