• 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,
    President &
    Founding Member

  • Managing Committee

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

    Raman Sidhu,
    Vice President &
    Founding Member

  • Managing Committee

    Ishteyaque Amjad,

  • Managing Committee

    Dr. Subhajyoti Ray

  • 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,
    Past President &

  • 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,
    Past President &
    Founding Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Don't mistake activity with achievement."

    -- John Wooden, American Basketball Coach, 1973

    T S Vishwanath,
    Past President &
    Founding 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,
    Past President &
    Founding 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,
    Founding President

  • 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,

  • Managing Committee

    Medha Girotra,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    Sanjay Singh,
    Managing Committee Member

5th National Forum
The 2018 India Public Affairs Forum
Public Affairs: The New Paradigm

September 13 - 14, 2018

Inaugural Dinner

Thursday, 13th September, 2018

Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

New Delhi 110003

Conference Friday, 14th September, 2018

Kamal Mahal, ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave,

Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi 110021

Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India, will inaugurate the day conference on Friday, 14th September 2018.

PAFI’s much-awaited 5th National Forum with the theme “Public Affairs: The New Paradigm”, will focus on the direction and fulfilment of the government’s several initiatives and the various strategies corporates need to adopt for an effective public policy & public affairs programme and engagement.

As always, PAFI will engage 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 have a bearing on another.

The Forum, over the last few years, has become the meeting ground for the Public Policy & Public Affairs professionals & it is the flagship annual event of PAFI. It is a strong platform for interaction with Government officials, CEO’s, Media, Think Tanks, Legislators in an informal setting. The programme of Forum, on Friday, 14th September 2018, is designed to have more discussions, debates & dialogues. It will have interactive panel discussions rather than formal speeches.

There will be an inaugural dinner on Thursday, 13th September 2018, with
Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog as the Chief Guest.

The Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) (www.pafi.in) is the only organised platform for public affairs professionals in the country. PAFI has representation from large and medium-sized transnational Indian and foreign companies and firms. Its objective is to redefine perceptions of how business entities should engage with stakeholders, from Government and Media to Civil Society and Academics.

This year PAFI completes 10 years of service in fields of Advocacy, Public Policy and Public Affairs (Please see PAFI Annual Report 2017-18)

Since its inception, PAFI has been actively promoting Public Affairs as a profession and providing a networking platform and opportunities to exchange views and share experience between corporates and various stakeholders, through panel discussions, seminars, closed-door interactions and the Annual National Forum.

Some of the key issues & policies the Forum will focus on include Ease of doing Business, Make in India programme, the Economic Agenda of political parties for 2019 Elections, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and block chain, and social media tool and their impact of industry and its advocacy plans.



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