16th Asian Corporate Conference
Driving Global Business:
India’s New Priorities,
Asia’s New Realities
March 18 – 20, 2006
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Confirmed Opening Keynote Address
H.E. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
One of the fastest growing business markets in the world, India is attracting greater attention from corporations and investors worldwide. India’s vibrant democracy, young, educated workforce and innate entrepreneurialism suggest prolonged economic growth, but India’s economic future will depend on its ability to accelerate the pace of reform and overcome its fundamental infrastructure and regulatory constraints.
The Asia Society’s 16th Asian Corporate Conference will bring together top business figures and government leaders from around the world to explore India’s emergence as the next big business market, its strategies for overcoming internal barriers to growth, and the implications for corporations and investors throughout Asia and the world.
Can India finally take off as a mature business market? Will infrastructure constraints diminish India ’s long-term competitiveness? Where is the market access today, and where does foreign investment still face insurmountable barriers? Which sectors will lead the way in innovation and growth? How can multinational corporations develop complimentary India and China strategies?