The CII Partnership Summit 2021 is an opportune platform to capture ideas and perspectives and to consolidate partnerships for meeting global challenges and ensuring a collaborative approach to achieving global goals.

The Summit, to be organized from 12th-15th December 2021, will bring together government leaders, industry, experts and analysts, to engage and participate in shaping debates on global economic dimensions as well as India’s growth and external engagement. It would capture the major economic trends and challenges along the emerging opportunities for businesses across sectors such as manufacturing, infrastructure, supply chain logistics, agriculture, and services.

The CII Partnership Summit 2021 will have 9 focused tracks with plenary and parallel sessions on key areas of interest to countries and their businesses.

  1. Growth: Global growth in 2021 is slated to be the highest in over five decades, yet the pandemic is expected to cause a hit of as much as $12 trillion for developing countries in the period up to 2025. The massive stimulus programs of different countries have helped shore up the recovery process. Much more would need to be done to ensure an enduring recovery process, after the base effect of an unprecedented year wanes. 
  2. G20 Leadership: India would commence its term as G20 President from 1 December 2022 and hold the Summit meeting in 2023 for the first time. It will be part of the G20 leadership troika from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2024. With the world grappling with multiple issues of global concern that require collective solutions, shaping best global actions is the way ahead.
  3. Competitiveness: Nations need to build up their competitive strengths as per their natural advantages and resources, while also ensuring the competitiveness of businesses. The right policy environment and initiatives can help companies to engage globally, and this is especially true of small and medium enterprises. Nations must look at ensuring competitive investment environments and businesses and explore new opportunities.
  4. Trade Policy: The pandemic has created a new paradigm for trade and global supply chains, which are shifting in line with the imperative of stability and resilience. India has prioritized comprehensive economic agreements with key partner nations and is driving up its external engagement. Understanding the emerging contours of global supply chains and the role of trade agreements is imperative to devise the future plan.
  5. Investments: Investments today are a primary vehicle for strengthening global business partnerships, necessitating a close look at the policies and procedures that attract investments across countries. Exploring the drivers of investment in today’s interconnected world, new opportunities across sectors, and advantages for different countries is the need of the hour. 
  6. Sustainability: Climate change necessitates commitments to net zero carbon emissions, expanding use of green energy, different mobility models, and new technologies and finance options. This track would enable countries to come together following the COP26 deliberations and develop new synergies for tackling the climate imperative.
  7. Technology: The world has come together as one massive digital platform, driving new business opportunities, new models of doing business and new formats of communication and interaction. With uneven digitalization being a concern for inclusive growth, nations will come together and deliberate on the emerging contours of new technologies and how businesses can benefit.
  8. The Social Dimension: The increasing focus on Social Development Goals 20 (SDG) is creating a new world which will cause disruptions and create new opportunities. With social entrepreneurship and responsible corporate citizenship gaining traction, it is time for businesses to consider how best to work with communities and societies in line with the goals of SDG. 
  9. Geopolitics

Geopolitics is the defining factor that is determining the current scope of the global economy and new geopolitical equations are feeding into new economic alliances. Taking a cue from their government leaders, businesses are also expanding their horizons and contemplating strategies such as broadening their supply chains, developing new manufacturing hubs, seeking new opportunities for investments, and so on.

Participate in the CII Partnership Summit 2021 to get expert insights on the way ahead for a better and brighter future.

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