• 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,
    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,
    Vice President &
    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

    Ishteyaque Amjad
    Treasurer &
    Managing Committee Member

  • 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,
    &
    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

Events

15th Sept 2017

PAFI's 4th National The 2017 India Public Affairs Forum
Public Affairs: Effective Advocacy & Public Policy Strategies

Friday, September 15, 2017

At ITC Maurya, New Delhi


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27th July 2017

Interaction with Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP, GOI

On 27th July 2017
At India Habitat Centre
New Delhi

28th Feb 2017

Mr. C.K. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India

India Habitat Center
New Delhi

15th Feb 2017

Findings of the 2017 Trust barometer & global trends in public affairs and the direction that political advocacy is taking in some critical markets

By Ms. Stephanie Lvovich, Global Practice Chair of Public Affairs at Edelman

India Habitat Center
New Delhi


13th Jan 2017

The Government's Budget post Demonetisation

By Mr. Anil Padmanabhan, Executive Editor, Mint and Ms. Nistula Hebbar, Editor – Politics in National Bureau of The Hindu

India Habitat Center
New Delhi


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25th Nov 2016

Meeting with Mr. Suresh Narayanan
Chairman & Managing Director, Nestlé India Limited

Nestle House
Gurgaon


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21st Nov 2016

Meeting with Mr. K.T. Rama Rao
Cabinet Minister, Govt of Telangana

India Habitat Center
New Delhi


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21st Nov 2016

Meeting with Dr. Rajiv Kumar
senior fellow at Centre of Policy Research,
founding director of Pahle India

India Habitat Center
New Delhi


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25th Oct 2016

Meeting with Mr. R.R. Rashmi

Conference Room, SIAM, India Habitat Centre,
New Delhi

Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt of India


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30th Sept 2016

PAFI Members visit the Lok Sabha Secretariat


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16th Sept 2016

PAFI's 3rd National Conference
Public Affairs: Future of Advocacy & Shaping Public Policy

India Habitat Centre
New Delhi


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Proceedings National Conference 2016

15th Sept 2016

Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog,
Govt of India, addresses PAFI guests of 3rd National Conference


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19th Aug 2016

Ethical Governance – Making it Happen

By Mr. Anil Swarup, Secretary, Govt. of India Ministry of Coal

Friday, 19th August 2016
Time – from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue -- At India International Centre New Delhi


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12th Aug 2016

Trade Agreements & Impact on Domestic Policy Making

By TS Vishwanath

Friday, 12th August 2016
Time – from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Venue -- At India International Centre New Delhi


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1st July 2016

Panel Discussion on Draft GST Law

By Pratik Jain - national leader – Indirect tax in PwC India,
Sandeep Chilana of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas specialist in Taxation,
Prashanth Bhat - Partner with BMR & Associates LLP


New Delhi
Friday, 1st July 2016

Time - from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue - Conference Room, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Core 4-B, 5th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Dehi-110001


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24th June 2016

Ease of Doing Business

By Mr. Rakesh Kacker, Director, India Habitat Centre


In his past assignments, Mr. Kacker has worked in the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Government of India. In the Government of India, he has worked in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Power, The Prime Minister's Office, the Department of Economic Affairs, (Ministry of Finance), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, and the Department of Consumer Affairs.
In April 2013 he retired from Government of India as Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries.


New Delhi
Friday, 24th June 2016


Time - from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue - Conference Room in the Director's office, Core 5A, 6th floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Dehi-110003


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27th May 2016

Rethinking Strategy to Cope with Future – Tracking Trends, Challenges and the new Leadership Skills

By Mr. Ravi Chaudhry

Founder Chairman CeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Ltd


Mr. Chaudhry is a strategy consultant to corporations and governments, mentor to CEOs and corporate boards, author, public intellectual, and Fellow, World Business Academy, a network of global thought leaders. A recipient of Ambassador of Knowledge Award, he is often referred to as a leadership guru.

New Delhi
Friday, 27th May 2016

Time - From 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue - Conference Room, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Core 4-B, 5th Floor, India Habitat Centre,Lodhi Road, New Dehi-110003


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28th April 2016

PAFI – Annual General Meeting

New Delhi
Thursday, 28th April 2016

Time - From 4.15 pm to 6 pm
Venue - Private Dining Room, India International Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi


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22nd March 2016

One Day Workshop on Public Affairs – Engaging Stakeholders

New Delhi
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Time - from 9.30 am to 6.15 pm
Venue - India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi


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4th March 2016

Budget 2016 – An Analysis

By Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Research Director, India Development Foundation


Professor of Emerging Market Finance, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Visiting Professor, Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Gokul Chaudhri

Leader, Direct Tax, BMR & Associates LLP


New Delhi
Friday, 4th March 2016

Time - from 4 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue - Conference Room, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Core 4-B, 5th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Dehi-110003


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12th February 2016

Discussion on What to Expect from the Union Budget

New Delhi
Friday, 12th February 2016

Time - from 04.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue - India International Centre, New Delhi


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15th January 2016

Members Only Luncheon Meet

New Delhi
Friday, 15th January 2016

Time - from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Venue - Marigold Hall, India Habitat Centre ,New Delhi


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6th November 2015

The impact of US Elections across the world

By Michael W. Young
Executive Director, Global Government Affairs & Public Policy,Dell Inc.


Time - from 4 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue - Marigold Hall, India Habitat Centre ,New Delhi
Friday, 6th Nov 2015


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6th October 2015

Members Only meet

New Delhi
Tuesday, 6th October 2015

With Mr. Tapan Ray, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs


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18th September 2015

PAFI's 2nd National Conference
"Public Affairs: Managing & Engaging Stakeholders"

New Delhi
Friday, 18th September 2015

Chief Guest – Mr. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance, Government of India



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29th May 2015

One Year of Modi

Interaction with Mr Rajiv Kumar of Centre of Policy Research and former Secretary General FICCI, with PAFI Members.

On Friday, 29th May, 2015


Venue - At Terrace Pergola, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi-110003.


12th Feb 2015

What to expect from the Union Budget

Dr. Subir Gokarn, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and currently Director of Research Brookings India and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA, ,
Mr. Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor at Mint, in a discussion with PAFI Members on "What to expect from the Union Budget'.

On Thursday, 12th February, 2015 from 4.30 pm onwards


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10th Feb 2015

Managing Stakeholders - One Day Workshop on Public Affairs

Venue - At Habitat World at IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.


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13th Jan 2015

"Members Only Meet with Mr. Ashok Lavasa"

Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEFCC)

Tuesday, 13th January 2015

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5th Jan 2015

" Members Meet"

Monday, 5th January 2015
Venue - The Blue Room, Delhi Gymkhana Club, 2 Safdarjung Road, New Delhi.
23rd Dec 2014

"Economic Challenges/Opportunities Facing the Govt. Ahead of the Budget"

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014
Venue - Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers  (SIAM) Core 4 B, 5th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003.

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14th Nov 2014

Roundtable - Competition Law and New Challenges to Industry 2014

Friday, 14th November 2014
Venue - Mumbai

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18th Sept 2014

PAFI National Conference 2014

Thursday, 18th September 2014
Venue - Jacaranda, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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28th July 2014

Discussion on Central Budget 2014-15

With Dr. Arvind Mayaram


Monday, 28th July 2014, at 4 pm
Venue - Ministry of Finance, North Block
22nd July 2014

"US view of the new Government and the Budget"

By Prof. Vikramaditya Khanna


Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 3.30pm
Conference Room - SIAM, Core 4-B, 5th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

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28th May 2014

"Threats & Compulsions before the new Government"

Discussion with Dr. Subir Gokarn, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and currently Director of Research Brookings India and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA.


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28th March 2014

The Economic Agenda and Priorities Post May 2014 Elections

Panelists:
Tarun Vijay
MP (Rajya Sabha), National Spokesperson BJP

Salman Anees Soz
National Media Panelist of Indian National Congress focusing on economic affairs

Sanjaya Baru
Director for Geo-economic and Strategy at International Institute for Strategic Studies

Dr. Alwyn Didar Singh
Secretary General FICCI

Ajoy Bose
Senior Journalist, Author and Commentator

Moderator:
Pranjal Sharma, Consulting Editor, Business World

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14th Feb 2014

The Competition Act and New Challenges to Industry

Keynote and Panel Discussion


Thursday, 14 Feb, 2014
10.00 am to 1.00 pm
By Invitation

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16th Jan 2014 Public Affairs : European Perspective by Mr. Jonathan Seabrook, Member, Syngenta Executive Council and Global Head for Corporate Affairs & Public Policy, Syngenta AG, Basel, Switzerland will be visiting India and has kindly consented to address PAFI Members and Guests.
12th Dec 2013 The Political & Economic Challenges India Faces in the Next 6 Months and After
Panelists:
Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay
Research Director, India Development Foundation

Anil PadmanabhanDy,
Managing Editor, Mint

Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Senior Fellow, Center for Policy Research

Shekhar Iyer
Senior Associate Editor, Hindustan Times

Moderator:
Rahul Sharma, President – Public Affairs, Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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29th Nov 2013 Political-Economy Assessment of What is Likely Post Election 2014 By Dr. Chandra Mohan, senior journalist, columnist & economist
25th Sept 2013 PAFI Inaugural – Debate on "How to Work for a Vigorous Economy in an Unsettled Polity" Moderated by Mr. Rahul Sharma, President Public Affairs, Genesis Burson-Marsteller
Panellists:
Dr. Sanjaya Baru - Director for Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the former Media Advisor, Official Spokesperson and principal speechwriter to the Prime Minister of India 
Mr. T.K. Arun – Editor, Opinion, The Economic Times
Dr. Laveesh Bhandari – Economist, Founder Director of Indicus Analytics

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23rd Aug 2013 Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and former Media Advisor, Official Spokesperson and principal speechwriter to the Prime Minister of India
8th Jul 2013 Mr.Ravi Venkatesan, former Chairman of Microsoft India and the author of 'Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere'
19th Jun 2013 Dr. AlwynDidar Singh, Secretary General of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) - "Governance in the context of the current Business Environment"
24th May 2013 Mr. Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor at Mint, the business daily from the Hindustan Times group – Discussion on the Political and Economic Scenario

26th Apr 2013 "Sustaining Growth: Constraints and Responses" by Dr. Subir Gokarn, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and currently Director of Research Brookings India and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA
20th Mar 2013 Meeting with Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairman, Competition Commission of India