For the first time ever, Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) is hosting a unique and special event by bringing the conference to India. WIEF is in its 16th year, and continues to serve as a platform for thought leaders to share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for India. The conference will showcase the best and brightest from the all over the world, to discuss how India can continue to position itself to succeed in the global market. These are a few of the confirmed speakers for this year: For a detailed list, please visit: http://www.whartonindia.com
Mr. K.V. Kamath (Chairman, Infosys Ltd)
Mr. Vinod Rai (Chief Comptroller and Auditor General of India)
Mr. Ajay Piramal (Chairman, Piramal Enterprises Ltd)
Ms. Chanda Kochhar (MD, ICICI Bank Ltd)
Mr. Gunit Chadha (CEO, Deutsche Bank India)
Mr. Lalit Jalan (CEO, Reliance Infrastructure)
Mr. Keki Mistry (CEO, HDFC Ltd)
Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani (Chairman, Hiranandani Developers)
Mr. R Gopalkrishnan (Director, Tata Sons Ltd)
The theme for this year's conference is "India: Celebrating 20 Years of LIberalization".
Over the years, WIEF has attracted several prominent and illustrious speakers including Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Mr. P. Chidambaram, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Mr. Henry Paulson, Mr. Anil Ambani, Mr. Dominic Barton, Mr. Sunil Mittal, Mr. Shashi Tharoor and Mr. Rahul Bajaj.
WIEF is one of the largest and most prestigious India-based economic and business conferences in the world. It is attended by over 800 people and receives extensive media coverage in India and the wider business community. The 2010 forum was broadcasted by NDTV over TV and Internet, and 2009 forum was broadcasted live on the Internet via Bloomberg and covered by over 30 journalists and all major publications. Every year, WIEF brings together professionals, academics and students to share their views on the economic, social and political issues impacting India and its rising prominence in global affairs.