Wednesday 7 Nov

9:15 – 9:45 (3:45 – 4:15 GMT)

Special Address by Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

Introduced by

  • Børge Brende, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

10:00 – 11:00 (4:30 – 5:30 GMT)

Inclusive Governance: Enabling Capability, Disabling Resistance

How can India ensure that its best decisions are not stifled by weak implementation?

  • Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India
  • Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House, India
  • Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Motors, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Personal Transportation Systems
  • Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director-General, Asian Development Bank, Manila
  • Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Ramesh Ramanathan, Chairman, Janalakshmi Financial Services (JFS), India

Moderated by

  • Deepak Kapoor, Member of the Global Strategy Council; Chairman, India, PwC, India

11:15 – 12:30 (5:45 – 7:00 GMT)

Rebooting India

Recording its weakest performance since 2004, how will India power through the crisis to return to its former frontrunner status?

  • Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto, India
  • Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India
  • Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services, India
  • Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System
  • Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank, India
  • Ashwani Kumar, Minister of Law and Justice of India, Ministry of Law and Justice of India, India

Opening Remarks by

  • Sarita Nayyar, Managing Director, Head of Consumer Industries, World Economic Forum USA

Moderated by

  • Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, The Indian Express, India; Global Agenda Council on India

14:00 – 15:15 (8:30 – 9:45 GMT)

Spurring the Growth of South Asia’s Social Economy

How can growth in South Asia be fostered through the convergence of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and impact investing?

  • Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), Sri Lanka; Young Global Leader
  • Adi B. Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group, Godrej Industries, India
  • Kasim M. Kasuri, Chief Executive Officer, Beaconhouse School System, Pakistan; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Pakistan
  • Imran Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan
  • Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Arghyam Foundation, India

Moderated by

  • Kavita N. Ramdas, Representative, Ford Foundation, India; Global Agenda Council on India

15:45 – 17:00 (10:15 – 11:30 GMT)

A vision for India

Join this session for an inspirational vision for India to continue on the path of resilient growth and global leadership.

  • Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), Sri Lanka; Young Global Leader
  • Arundhuti Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mentor Together, India; Global Shaper
  • Priya Hiranandani-Vandrevala, Co-Founder and Chairman, Hirco Group, India; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on India
  • Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Motors, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Personal Transportation Systems
  • Prakshal Mehta, Co-Founder, World Around You (WAY), India; Global Shaper
  • Ashni Mohnot, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enzi, India; Global Shaper
  • Rohini Rau, Olympic Campaigner (Sailing), India; Global Shaper
  • Malvinder M. Singh, Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare, India; Young Global Leader Alumnus

Moderated by

  • Shereen Bhan, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18, India

17:15 – 18:15 (11:45 – 12:45 GMT)

The Evolving State of Affairs in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan

How will the outcome of elections in the US impact the region and how will prosperity and stability be addressed?

  • Sabah Yousif Toma Al-Maleh, Vice-Minister of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
  • Sham Bathija, Minister Senior Adviser for Economic Affairs to the President, Office of the President of Afghanistan
  • Abid Butt, Chief Executive Officer, e2e Supply Chain Management (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan

Moderated by

  • Simon Denyer, Bureau Chief, Washington Post, India
Thursday 11 May

10:15 – 11:15 (4:45 – 5:45 GMT)

Growth beyond Numbers: How Can India Shining Be a Story for All?

How can India plan for resilient growth while ensuring equity and sustainability?

The World Economic Forum hosts this debate in partnership with TIME magazine.

  • Ajay Chhibber, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General; Assistant Administrator and Director, Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York
  • Harish Hande, Managing Director, SELCO Solar Light, India; Social Entrepreneur
  • Arvind Mayaram, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance of India
  • David Thomlinson, Global Head, Geographic Strategy and Operations, Accenture, United Kingdom

Moderated by

  • Zoher Abdoolcarim, Asia Editor, Time International, Hong Kong SAR

11:45 – 13:00 ( 6:15 – 7:30 GMT )

Changing Mindsets: India’s Missing Women

Despite legislative action, cultural preferences continue to contribute to the widespread phenomenon of "missing women". How can India better address the low value placed on females?

  • Anuradha Koirala, Founder, Maiti Nepal, Nepal
  • Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Group, India
  • Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch of Soda, Village Council of Soda, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Young Global Leader
  • Mallika Sarabhai, Director, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, India; Global Agenda Council on the Role of the Arts in Society
  • Krishna Tirath, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Women and Child Development, India
  • Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership

Moderated by

  • Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director-General, Asian Development Bank, Manila

11:45 – 13:00 (6:15 – 7:30 GMT )

Risk or Return: Solutions to Restoring Investor Confidence

Bullish on going global but weary of foreign interest: How can India restore investor confidence and build long-term business partnerships?

  • Neeraj Bharadwaj, Managing Director, Carlyle India Advisors, India; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on India
  • Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland, USA; Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals
  • Joseph Massey, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MCX Stock Exchange Limited, India
  • Vasant M. Prabhu, Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, USA
  • N. V. (Tiger) Tyagarajan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Genpact, India

Moderated by

  • Alok Kshirsagar, Director, McKinsey & Company, India; Young Global Leader

13:30 – 14:00 (8:00 – 8:30 GMT)

Davos Conversation with Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Textiles, addresses the implications of the recent economic reforms in India and the opportunities for restoring growth in the world’s largest democracy.

Special Address by

  • Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Textiles of India

Interviewed by

  • Børge Brende, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

14:15 – 15:15 (8:45 – 9:45 GMT)

India’s Paradox: Thriving Press, Stifling Internet?

How can the world’s largest democracy protect Internet freedom?

The World Economic Forum hosts this session in partnership with NDTV.

  • Vikas Bajaj, Correspondent, New York Times, USA
  • Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of India
  • Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development of India
  • Madhu Trehan, Content Director, Newslaundry.com, India

Moderated by

  • Vikram Chandra, Presenter and Editor, NDTV, India

15:45 – 16:45 (10:15 – 11:15 GMT)

Uniting States of India

How can India’s fast-growing states improve the state of India’s national economy and infrastructure?

  • Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India
  • Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana, India

Moderated by

  • Vineet Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, Transport Corporation of India, India; Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain Systems

17.00 – 18.15 (14.00 – 15.15 GMT)

Closing plenary: From Deliberation to Transformation

The co-chairs of the 2012 World Economic Forum on India outline the challenges and transformational opportunities for India and the broader South Asia region, and suggest actions for industry, government and civil society leaders.

  • Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India
  • Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Motors, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Personal Transportation Systems
  • Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch of Soda, Village Council of Soda, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Young Global Leader
  • Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on India; Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership

Special Guest

  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India

Moderated by

  • Børge Brende, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

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