NATIONAL FORUM

5TH National Forum

Public Affairs: The New Paradigm

13 - 14 September 2018

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.

As always, PAFI engaged with stakeholders across key disciplines at this Forum to understand the different perspectives and views in a globally networked world, where policies and decisions in one region of the world could have an unpredicted bearing on another.

The Forum, over the last few years, has become the meeting ground for public policy and public affairs professionals, and is the flagship annual event of PAFI. It is a strong platform for interaction with Government officials, CEOs, media, think-tanks, and legislators in an informal setting. The 5th National Forum was designed to have more debates and dialogues and focus more on interactive panel discussions rather than formal speeches.

Some of the key issues and policies the Forum focused on included Ease of Doing Business, the Make in India initiative, the Economic Agenda of political parties for the 2019 Elections, emerging and disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and block chain, social media tools and their impact on industry and its advocacy plans.

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Session IV: Trade, The New Disruptor: How is India Impacted?

Rahul Sharma, T S Vishwanath,Alok Chaturvedi, Nadir Patel, Ambassador V S Seshadri,  Kulin Lalbhai, and Medha Girotra

Discussion on Global geopolitical outlook and Impact on India

Ajay Khanna in discussion with Arun Singh, Shyam Saran, and Rajeev Batra

Session VI: 2019 Elections- What’s in Store

Vikram Chandra talking to Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Tarun Vijay

Closing Session – VII: India’s Economic Outlook

Moderator Anil Padmanabhan poses for a photograph with panellists K C Ravi, Sanjeev Sanyal, Omkar Goswami, Laveesh Bhandari, Yamini Aiyar, and Ajay Khanna

Discussion on Global geopolitical outlook and Impact on India

Ajay Khanna with Arun Singh and Shyam Saran

Session IV – Trade, The New Disruptor: How is India Impacted? – in full swing

Session III: Ease of Doing Business- Has India Moved Beyond Rhetoric?

Ishteyaque Amjad in discussion with Nitin Atroley, M Chandrasekhar, Shardul Shroff, Shihab Ansari Azhar and Rakesh Dubey

The enthusiastic audience at Kamal Mahal, ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi

Session II: Is Make in India a Mere Phrase or is It a Vehicle to Deliver Growth?

Javed Sayed moderates the discussion with Sanjay Singh, Ramesh Abhishek, C K Mishra, Richard van der Merwe, Puneet Dalmia and Sunita Sule

Participants collecting their badges from the registration desk at Kamal Mahal, ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi

Session V: Government Policies & Frontier Technologies

Subho Roy in discussion with Avinash Ramachandra, Anna Roy, S.V.R. Srinivas, Chetan Krishnaswamy, Pranjal Sharma, and Ram Rakkappan

Government Policies & Frontier Technologies

Participants collecting their badges from the registration desk at Kamal Mahal, ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi

Ajay Khanna in conversation with the guests

Session VI panellists: 2019 Elections- What’s in Store

Vikram Chandra with Harish Krishnan, Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Tarun Vijay, Ajoy Bose, Raj Chengappa, Pranab Dhal Samanta and Krishnakoli Dutta

Session I: Inaugural Session

K C Ravi with Hari S Bhartia, Ajay Khanna, and Ishteyaque Amjad

Inaugural address by Chief Guest, Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India
– through video link

Ajay Khanna with Laveesh Bhandari

Closing Session – VII: India’s Economic Outlook

Moderator Anil Padmanabhan in discussion with panellists K C Ravi, Sanjeev Sanyal, Omkar Goswami, Laveesh Bhandari, Yamini Aiyar, and Ajay Khanna

Coffee with Ishteyaque Amjad

 

 

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Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI)
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301-302, 3rd Floor, Good Earth City Centre
Sector 50, Gurugram 122001, Haryana (India)

  • Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI)
    InstaOffice Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    301-302, 3rd Floor, Good Earth City Centre
    Sector 50, Gurugram 122001, Haryana (India)

  • +91 9810244727

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.