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 covered by NDTV and broadcast 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.
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. Rajat Gupta, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Mr. Henry Paulson, Mr. Jim Rogers, Mr. Dominic Barton, Mr. Sunil Mittal, Mr. Shashi Tharoor and Ms. Chanda Kochhar.