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9th ICRIER-PRI Workshop
Global Economic Trends and India-Japan Economic Partnership

March 8, 2019

ICRIER Conference Room, New Delhi




10:00 am Registration


10:30 am

Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Opening Remarks by KOBE Harumi, Councilor & Vice President, PRI

11:00 am

Session 1: Progress in Infrastructure Development and Ease of Doing Business in India
Key words – connectivity, Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, Act East, ease of doing business in India


Chair: Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)


-Takashi Tsuchiya, Deputy Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), New Delhi
Anil Padmanabhan, Managing Editor, Mint


Lead Discussants
-Hayashidani Ichiro, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International Cooperation ( JBIC), New Delhi
-Takayoshi Tange, Senior Representative/Deputy Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India Office
-Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER


12:30 pm Lunch


1:30 pm
Session 2: Indian and Japanese Perspectives on New Financial Technologies

Key words – digitalization, regulatory framework, potential risks

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

-Akira Tokutsu, Associate Professor, Tohoku University
-Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER


Lead Discussants
-Prasanto Roy, Senior Director, FTI Consulting
-Daisuke Maeda, MD, AEON Credit Service India PVT. LTD.
-K. P. Sunil, Executive VP & Chief Business Officer, AEON Credit Service India PVT. LTD.


2:45 pm Coffee Break


3:00 pm

Session 3: Japan’s G20 Presidency and Potential Areas for India-Japan Cooperation

Key words – global imbalances, sustainable and inclusive growth


Chair: Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)


-Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, ADBI
-Alok Sheel, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER and former Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
-K. E. Seetha Ram, Senior Consulting Specialist, Capacity Building and Training Department, ADBI


Lead Discussants
-Deepa Wadhwa, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan


4:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks


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