Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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G20

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Programme
Challenges to Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth:
Views from G20 countries
September 14- 15, 2015
New Delhi

September 14, 2015 (Monday), Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre

09:00-09:30 Registration and High Tea

09:30-10:00 Inaugural Session:

Welcome Address:
Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Inaugural Speech:
Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Railway Minister of India and G20 Sherpa, Government of India

10:00-11:00 Keynote Address:

Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Special Address:
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) [Download Presentation]

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 Special Session: Towards a Sustainable Growth Plan: Voices from the Troika

Chair: Sujata Mehta, Secretary (ER&DPA), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Panel:

• Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India
• Burak Akçapar, Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to India
• Le Yucheng, Ambassador of Republic of China to India

12:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 1: Accelerating Infrastructure Investments in G20 Countries

Chair: Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Panel:
• Sindhushree Khullar, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India
• Rajiv B. Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC
• Alok Sheel, Member Secretary, State Planning Board, Kerala [Download Presentation
• Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative in India, IMF [Download Presentation]

15:30-15:45 Tea/Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Session 2: Synchronizing Global Monetary Policy: How can G20 Help?

Chair: Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC Bank

Panel:
• Poonam Gupta, Senior Economist, World Bank [Download Presentation]

• Nobuyuki UDA, Director General of Research and Co-ordination Department, PRI, MoF, Japan [Download Presentation]
• Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

17:00-18:00 Session 3: Competitive Devaluations: The New Global Norm?

Chair: Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative in India, IMF

Panel:
• Ashima Goyal, Professor of Economics, IGIDR [Download Presentation]
• Subir Gokarn, Director of Research, Brookings India

Annual G20 Address and Dinner Reception at Juniper, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (By Invitation only)

19:30 Annual G20 Address

Chair: Chetan Ghate, Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

Speaker: P.J. Nayak, Former Chief Executive and Country Head, Morgan Stanley, India

20.30 Dinner Reception

September 15, 2015 (Tuesday), Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre

09:00-09:30 Registration and High Tea

09:30-11:00 Session 4: Addressing the Financing Challenge of SMEs and Enhancing
Their Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs)

Chair: Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor, ICRIER

Panel:
• Prema Chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia National University [Download Presentation]
• Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute [Download Presentation]
• Anil Bharadwaj, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 Session 5: Post- Crisis International Financial Regulation: Where Have We Reached?

Chair: Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER

Panel:
• Ila Patnaik, Principal Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
• Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF [Download Presentation]
• K. P. Krishnan, Additional Secretary, Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
• Amarjeet Singh, Chief General Manager, SEBI [Download Presentation]

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Session 6: Scaling up Private Investments in Clean Energy Infrastructure

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Panel:
• Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI [Download Presentation]
• Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Programme. Brookings Institution
• Pierre Jacquet, President, Global Development Network [Download Presentation]

15:15-15:30 Tea/Coffee Break

15:30-16:45 Session 7: Implementation Challenges in Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan

Chair: Rajiva Ranjan Singh, Senior Consultant, ICRIER

Panel:

• Raffaele Russo, Head of BEPS Project, Centre for Tax and Policy Administration, OECD [Download Presentation]
• Akhilesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary (Foreign Tax and Tax Research), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
• Jayesh Sanghvi, Partner & National Leader – International Tax Services, EY India

16:45-17:45 Session 8: ADBI Special Session: Urbanization, Income Inequality and Health Inequity

Chair: Ali Mehdi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER

Panel:
• Guanghua Wan, Director of Research, ADBI [Download Presentation]
• Matthias Helble, Research Fellow, ADBI [Download Presentation]

17:45-18:00 Concluding Remarks & Way forward

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Photo Session

19.30 Dinner at Maple, India Habitat Centre

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