Programme Schedule

Session 1 - Inaugural Session

Reviving The Economy – Game Plan 2030

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (1415 – 1455 Hrs)

As the pandemic recedes and the economy recovers, a rare opportunity has arisen to reimagine long-term collective national aspirations while also correcting the social imbalances amplified during the recent crisis.

What steps should the respective stakeholders undertake towards this mission? What would it take to reboot and reform to provide impetus and momentum? What is India’s game plan for 2030?

Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Government of India

Shekhar Gupta

Founder and Editor-In-Chief
The Print

Ajay Khanna

Forum Chairman & Co-Founder, PAFI
Group - Global Chief Strategic & Public Affairs
Jubilant Bhartia Group

Subho Ray

President, PAFI
President, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)

Virat Bhatia

Vice President, PAFI
Managing Director,
Apple India

Session 2

Reviving the Economy – CEO’s Perspective

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (1500 – 1555 Hrs)

Pandemic-induced slowdown must be reversed by unleashing the animal spirits to create an inclusive and sustainable high growth economy.

What steps the industry leaders expect the government to undertake and what is it that they are doing in their respective enterprises and the broader ecosystem to revive the economy?

Anubhuti Kaul Bhrany

Senior Director & Head Government Affairs
And Public Policy
Flex India

Rohit Saran

Editor-in-Chief
The Times of India - Digital

Suresh Narayanan

Chairman and Managing Director
Nestle India Ltd

Rajan Anandan

Managing Director
Surge and Sequoia Capital India LLP

Daisy Chittilapilly

President
Cisco India & SAARC

B. Amrish Rau

CEO
Pine Labs

Raman Sidhu

Past President & Founding Member, PAFI
CEO
EBG Federation

Session 3

Transforming Policy Process

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (1600 – 1655 Hrs)

Pandemic-induced slowdown must be reversed by unleashing the animal spirits to create an inclusive and sustainable high growth economy.

What steps the industry leaders expect the government to undertake and what is it that they are doing in their respective enterprises and the broader ecosystem to revive the economy?

Vinita Sethi

Treasurer, PAFI
SVP & Chief Public Affairs,
Apollo Hospitals Group

Shereen Bhan

Managing Editor
CNBC TV18

Dr Rajiv Kumar

Vice Chairman
NITI Aayog

Harish Krishnan

Past President and Co-Founder, PAFI and Managing Director & Chief Policy Officer Cisco India & SAARC

Session 4

Geo-Politics and Economy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (1700 – 1755 Hrs)

The pandemic disrupted complex value chains, even as the global economy had become more interconnected and interdependent.

What are the major trends in geo-politics in the last few years that have impacted global economic growth? How should companies navigate the rapid changes and the ensuing realignment of geopolitics?

Tanmoy Chakrabarty

Secretary, PAFI
Group Government Affairs Officer,
Tata Sons Private Limited

Nitin Pai

Co-Founder & Director
The Takshashila Institution

Shivshankar Menon

Visiting Professor, Ashoka University,
Former National Security Advisor
Former Foreign Secretary

Jeff Moon

President China Moon Strategic LLC
Former Assistant US Trade
Representative for China

William (Lee) Howell

Visiting Associate Professor
University of Geneva
Senior Advisor to the President
World Economic Forum

Richard Verma

General Counsel and Head of Global Public
Policy Law, Franchise and Integrity
Mastercard

Ophira Bhatia

Director - Corporate & Government Affairs
(CGA), India & CGA Lead, Asia, Middle East & Africa
Mondelez International

Session 5

Reviving the Creative Economy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (1800 – 1855 Hrs)

Art and literature are the soul of a nation. They reflect the maturity of a country. But the pandemic has, in a way, disrupted the flow of creative thinking and art. But technologies have been developed in the last two years to provide platforms for exchange of ideas, thoughts, and art works.

How can businesses assist in building a healthy eco-system for the creative economy to flourish? What does the future hold for the creative economy?

Bhaskar Sharma

Chief Executive Officer
Red Bull India Private Limited

Sanjoy Roy

Managing Director
Teamwork Arts

Pavan K Varma

Author, Diplomat
Former MP (Rajya Sabha)

Adrian Ellis

Director, AEA Consulting
Chair, Global Cultural District Network (GCDN)

Anjana Somany

Craft Council of India and Mango Tree,
Somany Tiles

Rashmi Dhanwani

Founder & CEO
Art X Company and Arts & Culture Resources
India

Rajeev Batra

Past President & Founding Member, PAFI
Former Group Head, Corporate Affairs
Hindustan Unilever Limited

Session 6

Rebooting the Economy – A Global Perspective

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (1900 – 1945 Hrs)

The pandemic has created a perfect storm and dark clouds may be hovering over, but every cloud has a silver lining.

Does it offer a fresh window of opportunity for India to emerge as a breakout nation globally? What are the 10 things that India must do to rise into the high-growth trajectory and remain there over the long-term without falling prey to the next crisis?

Ram Rakkappan

Head, Government Relations – India
South Asia,
Visa Inc

Rahul Sharma

Past President & Founding Member, PAFI
Managing Director
APCO Worldwide, India

Ruchir Sharma

Global Investor and Author

T S Vishwanath

Past President & Founding Member, PAFI,
Principal Adviser, APJ-SLG Law Offices (ASL)
Co-Founder RV-VeKommunicate

Session 7

Indo-US: Building Back Better, Together

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (2000 - 2100 Hrs)

Committed to the shared vision of security and stability, prosperity and peace around the globe, Indo-US partnership is robust, resolute and resilient. This is evident across strategic endeavors like IndoPacific, Quad, G20, UNSC and sustainability

How do we reimagine this ‘defining relationship of the 21st century’ through trade and investment; technology and innovation; talent and intelligence amidst economic revival and vaccination drive?

Ishteyaque Amjad

Past President and Managing Committee
Member PAFI and Group Global Head –
Corporate Affairs
Godrej Group

Navika Kumar

Group Editor, Times Network,
Editor-In-Chief, Times Now Navbharat

Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

Indian Ambassador to the United States
Government of India

Vinita Sethi

Treasurer, PAFI and
SVP & Chief Public Affairs,
Apollo Hospitals Group

Session 8

Make in India, Make for the World

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (0900 - 0955 Hrs)

Global supply chain strategies are being reviewed and reorganized afresh to mitigate concentration risks in favor of more agile models.

What should India do not to miss the manufacturing bus again? How can the success of electronics manufacturing be replicated across sectors within the broader context of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’?

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Minister of State for Electronics and IT and
Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Government of India

Richard Hopkins

Senior VP, Consumer Devices Segment and
India Operations
Flex

Virat Bhatia

Vice President, PAFI and
Managing Director,
Apple India

Chetan Krishnaswamy

Managing Committee Member, PAFI and
Vice President, Indian Public Policy,
Amazon India

Shagufta Kamran

Senior Manager, Public Policy & Philanthropy
Twitter India

Session 9

Partner State – Telangana

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1000 – 1055 Hrs)

Telangana has been a magnet for investors, pulling in opportunities at a blistering pace.

What makes it shine and what is state government doing differently? How does it facilitate business and investment? Why should anybody go there? What sectors are best suited for Telangana?

Manish Patel

Vice President, India Operations
DHL Express India

Pranjal Sharma

Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author

KT Rama Rao

Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and
Industries and Commerce Department
Government of Telangana

Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary
Industries & Commerce (I&C) and
Information Technology, Electronics and
Communications (ITE&C)
Government of Telangana

Dilip Chenoy

Secretary General
FICCI

Anand Vijay Jha

SVP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
United Breweries Limited

Session 10

India - EdTech Capital of the World

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1100 – 1145 Hrs)

With the pandemic catalyzing the adoption of digital learning exponentially, Indian EdTech companies are taking local innovations global.

How can they disrupt the conventional models with focus on quality, personalized delivery, thereby achieve leadership with impact at scale?

Amitabh Kant

CEO
NITI Aayog

Byju Raveendran

Co-Founder & CEO
Byju’s

Shweta Rajpal Kohli

Chief Public Policy Officer
Sequoia Capital India & South East Asia

Medha Girotra

Managing Committee Member, PAFI and
Director – Communications, South Asia
Mastercard

Ajay Khanna

Forum Chairman & Co-Founder, PAFI and
Group - Global Chief Strategic & Public Affairs
Jubilant Bhartia Group

Session 11

Reimagining Health and Economy

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1150 – 1250 Hrs)

Pandemic exposed inadequacies in India’s healthcare infrastructure and dragged down the economy. However, the recently launched Health Stack, combined with Ayushman Bharat, the health insurance for 600 million people, provides an opportunity to reimagine affordable and effective healthcare by leveraging health data of individuals

Is this the UPI moment for healthcare? How will the Health Stack integrate public and private sectors, while also ensuring data privacy and security?

Deepshikha Dharmaraj

Managing Committee Member, PAFI and
Chief Executive Officer, Genesis BCW Member,
BCW India Board

Anil Padmanabhan

Journalist who tweets
@capitalcalculus

Dr Ram Sevak Sharma

Chief Executive Officer
National Health Authority
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Government of India

Dr Randeep Guleria

Director
AIIMS

Shobana Kamineni

Executive Vice Chairperson
Apollo Hospitals

Dr Manjiri Bakre

Founder & CEO
OncoStem Diagnostics

Neelima Dwivedi

Managing Committee Member, PAFI and
Senior Director – Public Policy, Corporate
Communications & Market Access,
MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Session 13

Reviving the Economy - Secretaries Perspective

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1420 – 1520 Hrs)

Senior officials demonstrated commitment and leadership during the unprecedented crisis while also kept the ball rolling on policy front.

What are the lessons from the past 18 months? What has changed and what is yet to change to ensure the economy and critical services are in good shape? Where do they see India in the near future? What is the reform pipeline?

Shivnath Thukral

Managing Committee Member,
PAFI and Public Policy Director
WhatsApp, India

R Sukumar

Editor-In-Chief
The Hindustan Times

Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Secretary Ministry of Electronics & Information
Technology Government of India

Arvind Singh

Secretary
Ministry of Tourism
Government of India

Dammu Ravi

Secretary (Economic Relations)
Ministry of External Affairsbr
Government of India

Rajesh Aggarwal

Secretary
Ministry of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship Government of India

T S Vishwanath

Past President & Founding Member, PAFI,
Principal Adviser, APJ-SLG Law Offices (ASL)
& Co-Founder RV-VeKommunicate

Session 14

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1525 – 1555 Hrs)

Being celebrated over 75 weeks, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is an embodiment of all that is progressive about India’s rich sociocultural, political and economic identity. This sphere of creative economy spans languages and dialects, music and dance, yoga and cuisine, and much, much more.

As we reclaim our global leadership in the comity of nations, how should we reimagine post-pandemic India while leveraging this soft power? How can the industry partner with the Government in this endeavour?

Virat Bhatia

Vice President, PAFI and Managing Director, Apple India

Govind Mohan

Secretary, Ministry of Culture Government of India

Session 15

Reviving the Economy - Secretaries Perspective

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1600 – 1645 Hrs)

After being grounded literally in the wake of pandemic, aviation sector is all set to scale new heights, connecting places and people. Air India disinvestment, liberalized drone rules and new airports would further propel the engine of economic growth.

How do we ensure comfort and competition, safety and sustainability, affordability and accessibility, inclusion and innovation, without hitting another air pocket?

Jyotiraditya M Scindia

Minister of Civil Aviation
Government of India

Shereen Bhan

Managing Editor CNBC TV18

Ajay Khanna

Forum Chairman & Co-Founder, PAFI and Group - Global Chief Strategic & Public Affairs Jubilant Bhartia Group

Subho Ray

President, PAFI and President, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)

Virat Bhatia

Vice President, PAFI and Managing Director, Apple India

Session 16

Reviving the Economy - Secretaries Perspective

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1650 – 1750 Hrs)

Despite several policy reforms by both the central and state governments, businesses continue to face formidable challenges thanks to a myriad of compliance burden, further complicated by lack of clarity and at times, even contradictions.

What must be done to make doing business in India, a pleasure?

Harish Krishnan

Past President and Co-Founder, PAFI and Managing Director & Chief Policy Officer Cisco India & SAARC

Javed Sayed

Associate Executive Editor The Economic Times

Pramod Bhasin

Chairman, ICRIER & Clix Capital and Founder Genpact Ltd

Manish Sabharwal

Vice Chairman Teamlease Services

Srinivas Katikithala

Additional Secretary, Government of India, Director
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

Deepak Maheshwari

Chief Executive Officer, PAFI

Session 12

State of the Indian States

Thursday, October 22, 2021 (1315 – 1415 Hrs)

While the pandemic hit business and economy hard, with their own respective set of challenges and opportunities, the states have taken steps to boost investments and jobs, albeit to varying levels of success.

How do we bridge the divide for the overall growth and prosperity of India, within the dynamics of cooperative and competitive federalism?

Ishteyaque Amjad

Past President and Managing Committee
Member PAFI and Group Global Head –
Corporate AffairsGodrej Group

Vikram Chandra

Founder
Editorji Technologies

Chandra Mohan Patowary

Cabinet Minister for Commerce, Industry & Public Enterprise,
Transport,
Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,
Act East Policy Affairs and Welfare of Minorities,
Government of Assam

Dushyant Chautala

Deputy Chief Minister
Government of Haryana

Rajyavardhan Singh Dattigaon

Cabinet Minister
Industry Policy and Investment Promotion
Government of Madhya Pradesh

Dibya Shankar Mishra

Minister of State
Energy, Industries, MSME
Government of Odisha

Dr K C Ravi

Past President & Co-Founder,
PAFI and Chief Sustainability
Officer Syngenta India Limited