Time: 08:00 – 09:30

Time: 09:30 – 09:35
Welcome Address by Dr. Amit Kapoor, President and CEO of India Council on Competitiveness

Time: 09:35 – 09:45
Keynote by Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman, India Council on Competitiveness & Managing Partner & CEO, Roland Berger

Time: 09:45 – 10:00
Keynote by Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO, US Council on Competitiveness

Time: 10:00 – 10:40

Economic Geography and Competitiveness
Looking at various levels of geography to ascertain the factors that make cities, states and India competitive. Some of the pressing issues at the various levels of geography include preventing the demographic dividend to turn into demographic disaster, reducing India’s infrastructure deficit, better resource utilization, strengthening the financial system both from the point of access and vulnerability, etc.

  • Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Mahindra Logistics
  • Harvinder Singh, Country Manager, United Airlines
  • Kevin Stolarick, Director, India Institute for Competitiveness, Toronto
  • Trond M. Bredesen, Director, Telecom, Ramboll India
  • Poul Jensen, Director, EBTC

Moderated by Dr. Amit Kapoor, President and CEO of India Council on Competitiveness

Time: 10:40 – 11:00

Keynote by Mark Goyder, Founder Director, Tomorrow’s Company

Time: 11:00 – 11:20

Time: 11:20 – 12:00

Technology and Competitiveness
Technology is widely considered to be a requisite part of every strategy and plays a major role for all the organizations in a unique way. For some its an enabler, for some to bring them par with their competitors and for many it plays the role where it takes the organizations ahead of the curve. Understanding how technology can drive competitiveness is important for the country and organisations to understand in order to pave way for the next innovation cycle.

  • Gerd Hoefner, MD, Siemens
  • Dr. Alok Bhardwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon
  • N N Subramanian, Director, Financial Services, Maveric Systems
  • Girish Nayak, CTO, ICICI Lombard
  • Vishwanath Madhugiri, Chief Innovation Officer, LYCRUM GROUP

Moderated by Sundeep Khanna, Leadership Team, Mint, HT Media Limited

Time: 12:00 – 12:20

Keynote by Maarten Koomans, Chief Global Healthcare & Global Clients, BusinessModels Inc

Time: 12:20 – 13:00

Realigning the Institutions
Institutions are powerful mechanisms to bring about not just an economic but also a societal change. Various institutions have had a direct/indirect impact on economic growth. The institutional arrangements reflect priorities and mechanisms to address these. Realigning institutions deals with institutional reforms needed to address challenges to India’s growth and competitiveness.

  • Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore
  • Rupali Basu, CEO, Eastern Region of Apollo Hospitals India
  • Nagendra Palle, CEO, Mahindra First Choice Wheels
  • David Wittenberg, CEO, The Innovation Workgroup
  • Angara Venkara Girjia Kumar, CEO, National Insurance Company Limited

Moderated by Vinay Hebbar, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Harvard Business Publishing

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Time: 14:00 – 14:40

The Inner Game of Success- Mindfulness for Leaders
In this session Santhosh Babu takes you to an inside out approach to Personal and Organisation Transformation. In the world of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) creating an inner core that could navigate us through difficulties is extremely important. You will also see Santhosh Demonstrating Hypnosis in this session.

Session Chair: Santhosh Babu

Time: 14:40 – 15:00

Competitiveness Decoder
Analyzing location Competitiveness Outcomes. This is a first of-its-kind, data based tool developed in order to, analyse and visualize the key drivers of a nation’s competitiveness.

Session Chairs: Roberto Alvarez & Chad Evans

Time: 15:00 – 15:10

Showcasing the reality of Indian Districts 

Session Chairs: Viraj Desai, GroupM and Sankalp Sharma, Senior Researcher, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Time: 15:10 – 15:50

Enabling Industrial Development
The country’s industrial development has traditionally lagged behind service sector. Some of the pressing issues include dependent high energy and power deficits due to coal and energy linkage issues; land procurement problems for manufacturing sector, and poor state of doing business in India due to red-tapism etc. We would look at deliberating on issues that would define the next stage of industrial development.

  • Anita Arjundas, CEO, Real Estate Sector and Managing Director, Mahindra Lifespace Developers
  • Sunand Sharma, President, Alstom International, India & South Asia
  • Himanshu Jain, MD & VP – Indian Subcontinent, Sealed Air
  • Anuj Mehra, CEO, Mahindra Rural Housing Finance
  • Kevin Stolarick, Director, India Institute for Competitiveness, Toronto

Moderated by Pranjal Sharma, Consulting Editor, Businessworld

Time: 15:50 – 16:00

Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness
  • Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman, India Council on Competitiveness & Managing Partner & CEO, Roland Berger

Porter Prize 2014

Time: 16:00 – 16:30

Registration for Porter Prize

Time: 16:30 – 16:35

Opening remarks by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Time: 16:35 – 17:20

Economics, Social Progress & Creating Shared Value
Building a clear understanding of shared value, how is the concept beyond corporate social responsibility, enhances
the organizations ability to contribute to communities and enhancing social conditions by reconceiving products & markets and redefining productivity in the value chain.

  • Aditya Vij, CEO, Fortis Healthcare Limited, India
  • Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bhartiya Krishak Samaj
  • Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, IICA
  • Shelly Batra, Co-Founder & President, Operation Asha
  • Rakesh Amol, President- Infrastructure, KEC International representative
  • R. S. Subramanian, Senior Vice President & MD, DHL Express India

Moderated by Sundeep Khanna, Leadership Team, Mint, HT Media Limited

Time: 17:20 – 18:05

Strategy & Competitive Advantage
The idea 
is to understand issues pertaining to offensive and defensive action, how entrepreneurs find unique value, drive change within the industry, exploit change & influence the balance. How trade offs define consistency in a strategy with choices and how fit defines competitive advantage by building a deeper understanding of activities.

  • Vipul Shah, President, CEO and Chairman, Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd.
  • CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM South Asia
  • Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG
  • CP Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra
  • Rehan A Khan, Managing Director and Executive Director, Abbott India

Moderated by Anurag Batra, Chairman, BW | Businessworld and Exchange4Media

Time: 18:05 – 18:25

Keynote by Shashi Ruia, Chairman, Essar Group

Time: 18:25 – 18:40

Keynote by Etienne Benet, CEO, Nestle India Limited

Time: 18:40 – 19:00

Keynote by Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Time: 19:00- 19:05

Introducing Professor Michael E. Porter

Time: 19:05- 19:45

Keynote Address by Professor Michael E. Porter

Time: 19:45- 20:00

Q & A with Michael E. Porter by Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max India Limited

Time: 20:00- 20:25

Time: 20:25- 20:30

Remarks for winning enterprises by Professor Michael E. Porter

Time: 20:30 onwards

Cocktails & Dinner

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