Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

10 Nov 2016

Launch of World Bank Group’s report on

South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse

Venue: Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

Thursday, November 10, 2016

AGENDA

10:15 – 11:00 am : Registration and Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 11:15 am : Welcome Address

Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

11:15 – 11:25 am : Video featuring some of India’s world class firms (automotive and electronic sectors)

11:25 – 11:50 am : Presentation of the Report : South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse

Dr. Denis Medvedev and Mr. Vincent Palmade, Lead Economists, World Bank

11:50 – 12:10 pm : Special Address

Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

12:10 – 01:00 pm : Panel Discussion

Chair: Ms. Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Panelist

� Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, Samsung

� Mr. Anup Wadhawan, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

� Dr. Ajit Keshav Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group

� Dr. Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

� Dr. Harsha Singh, Executive Director, Brookings India

Questions and Answers

01:00 – 01:15 pm : Concluding Remarks

Mr. Jun Zhang, Country Manager, IFC, World Bank Group

01:15 pm onwards : Lunch

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