What does the India we envision in three years and beyond look like? How do we collaborate across political parties and social groups, as well as with Industry to set and achieve a common vision for India at 75 and the years to come? Answering all of these questions, and many more, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) brings you its Annual Session with the theme of India 5.0: India @75 and Beyond to be held in New Delhi during 4-5 April, 2019.

The Annual Session will bring together diverse stakeholders and some of the brightest minds from all walks of life including ministers, government officials, industry heads, policy experts, academics and media personalities, along with leaders from various fields to deliberate on a diverse range of national issues and identify solutions for the future of India.

Mr. Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs is the Chief Guest of the CII Annual Session and will share his insights on the economy at the Inaugural Session on Thursday, 4 April.

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation will cover the agenda for industry at a Special Plenary.

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways & Coal provides his perspectives on India’s growth and infrastructure at a Special Plenary on Friday, 5 April.

Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, speaks on ‘India@75: The Scorecard’.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Hon’ble Mr Anand Sharma, closes the Annual Session at the Valedictory Session on 5 April, while Mr. Kapil Sibal, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, shares his views at the session on ‘Building Trust’.

Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, President, CII and Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises presents industry insights along with Mr. Uday Kotak, President-Designate, CII and Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice President, CII and Chairman and MD, Kirloskar Systems Ltd and Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, and Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII.

The CII President Lifetime Achievement Award is slated to be conferred upon a leading industrialist of the country at the Inaugural Session.

Many top national and international dignitaries and experts as well as key Secretaries of India will also be sharing their perspectives during sessions on key topics such as manufacturing, financing, agriculture, healthcare, and many others.

The CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Award
The CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Award celebrates female change-makers working at the grassroots who have not only transformed their own lives but also taken a proactive role in changing society as a whole in the fields of education, health and micro-enterprise. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Former President of India, will be the Chief Guest at the Award Presentation Ceremony on 4th April.

Some of the key sessions at the CII Annual Session 2019 include:

India@75: The Scorecard
In 2022, India will be celebrating 75 years as an independent nation. The vision for the country at this important milestone, developed by CII through almost 1,000 interviews with 5,500 people from all walks of life, was to see an India of economic strength, technological vitality and moral leadership. With three years remaining, this is the time to celebrate the country’s achievements thus far, reflect on goals and set the vision for the future.

Session Focus: Road towards India@75 and the collaborative measures which need to be taken to achieve a common vision for India at this important milestone.

Navigating Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA)
A rapidly changing global environment, characterized by its volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity is permeating all aspects of modern life. Despite the challenges this tumultuous global environment presents, India has the capacity to develop comparative advantages by greatly increasing the use of digitally connected products that will lead to greater ‘servitization’ of businesses, driving growth and job creation.

Session Focus: Opportunities and challenges that the VUCA world presents to India and navigating VUCA to India’s advantage.

Building Trust
India’s vision for 2022 includes moral leadership, governance and public administration. The phase of ‘trust deficit’ that the country is currently passing through, applying to the Industry’s relationship with the Government, the Society and – at times – its shareholders, presents a need for introspection in understanding what measures are required to build trust among diverse stakeholders.

Session Focus: Deliberations on how Industry can deal with imperatives of corporate governance and CSR, along with suggestions on how there can be more trust in the system.

Agenda for the New Government
With general elections now underway, the next government would need to pull millions of people from below and poverty line.

Session Focus: Five high-priority reforms and collaboration between central and state governments to implement them.

India 5.0: India@75 and Beyond – Special Session with Secretaries to Government of India
Key Secretaries to Government of India will deliberate on the emerging contours of their sectors that will lead into India@75 over the next three years and further.

There will be a number of engaging sessions one should also look out for during the CII Annual Session such as:
  • Future of Financing
    • Session Focus: The role of banking in the future, the role of technology in prevention of fraud and expectations of financial institutions from the Industry
  • Factories of the Future
    • Session Focus: Embracing Industry 4.0 to produce better quality products at a faster pace, lower costs and in an environmentally sustainable way.
  • Packaging to Unpack Agriculture Value:
    • Session Focus: Harnessing technology to maximize consumer satisfaction and sowing the seeds of a progressive food processing sector.
The CII Annual Session 2019 with the theme of India 5.0: India@75 and Beyond promises to be a thought-provoking and insightful two days.

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