Thursday December 11, 2014

5:30 AM IST

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Fairmont Jaipur, Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan

IMA India's 18th Annual CEO Roundtable


What a change a year can make - to confidence, to expectation, to anticipation. When we came together at the CEO Roundtable last year, the economy was in rigor mortis, a majority government seemed an impossibility and concern abounded within us on how growth for industry, for the nation at large, was going to return to a higher growth trajectory.

Today, there are two quarters of growth, even if higher just by a tad, over the previous year, inflation is at an almost impossible low, and a majority BJP-led government at the Centre is striving to pull growth into central focus whilst balancing multiple stakeholder interests, and trying to expand its own internal talent pool.

The return back to growth is not easy. The Indian economy has structural weaknesses, dragged down further by a lack of progressive policy in the last five years and serious fiscal weakness on account of a bloated and inefficient welfare bill. There is simply too much for any government to do, but time is of the essence - both for its own sake as political capital starts to run out, and for India at large. Whether this government will live up to its promises remains to be seen. The start has been sketchy - clearer, more sophisticated foreign policy than expected, a categorical focus on growth through speedier project approvals and the slow start to break away from subsidies. Big reform is however still pending and changes on the ground are slower than many had hoped. Its weakness in the Rajya Sabha notwithstanding, and despite the reality of control today resting more in India's states than at the Centre, the Indian government will need to accelerate policy to enable changes on the ground. The macro environment is benign - a lucky, lucky thing - and it must maximise this opportunity and ensure that industry is enabled in the immediate term, and skill development prioritised for the long term.

If it gets a few key issues right, then industry and India's people need little else. Growth is snatched back - our possibilities are limitless, - “aseemit with a young, buoyant population, immensely valuable intellectual capital and globally competitive industry that has often grown despite the best efforts of any government. The 2014 CEO Roundtable aimed to identify the pillars of returning growth - as an economy, and as industry, and seeked to highlight both risk, and opportunity. Each of the participants as business leaders embodied the capability that India must expand on - may their abilities always be - aseemi, may their teams stand for the limitless potential that is India, and may we get the wind beneath our wings that we are waiting for.


India: Is the paradigm shifting? 
Adit Jain, Chairman and Editorial Director, IMA India
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

India's Geo-political and Security Framework: Transformative Change 
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Member, National Security Advisory Board, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times Jayadeva Ranade, Member, National Security Advisory Board, President, Centre for China Analysis and Strategy 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 5.45 pm – 7.00 pm

A Shifting Axis: Re-assessing the Global Economy 
Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 9.00 am – 10.20 am

Keynote Address by Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Cars 
Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Cars
Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 10.50 am – 11.00 am

The Future is Now: Customer Centricity in Tomorrow's World 
Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, MakeMyTrip Rajat Jain, Managing Director, Xerox Sudipta Sen, Regional Director South East Asia, Vice Chairman and Member of the Board, SAS Institute (India) 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Disrupting Status Quo in the Innovation Economy 
Virender Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Ramco Systems
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 12.15 pm – 1.00 pm

Excellence: Finding Success-and--Joy 
Geet Sethi, Sportsman, Author, World Champion
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 2.00pm – 3.15pm

Leadership, Top Teams and Governance: Enabling Impact 
Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership, HenleyBusiness School, University of Reading and Emeritus Professor at Cranfield University School of Management
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

GST: Preparing for Transformative Change 
Harishanker Subramanian, Partner Tax, EY India
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 1.45 pm – 3.00 pm

India's Consumer Markets: Still the Lynchpin 
Shiv Shivakumar, Chairman and Chief Executive, PepsiCo India
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 3.30 pm – 4.45 pm

India's Policy Framework: Assessing the Quality of Change 
Bibek Debroy, Author, Economist, Advisor to the Government of India
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 5.00 pm – 5.45 pm

Being Magnificent 
Mary Kom, World Boxing Champion
Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 9.30am – 10.45am

Talent and Leadership Development: Closing a Crucial Loop 
Santrupt Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Black and Director Group Human Resource, Aditya Birla Group
Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 11.15 am – 12.30 pm



India: Is the Paradigm Shifting?
Adit Jain Click Here to download pdf

A Shifting Axis: Re-assessing the Global Economy
Richard Martin Click Here to download pdf

The Future is Now: Customer Centricity in Tomorrow's World
Sudipta K Sen Click Here to download pdf

Disrupting Status Quo in the Innovation Economy
Virender Aggarwal Click Here to download pdf

Excellence: Finding Success - and – Joy
Geet Sethi Click Here to download pdf

Leadership, Top Teams and Governance: Enabling Impact
Andrew Kakabadse Click Here to download pdf

GST: Preparing for Transformative Change
Harishanker Subramanian Click Here to download pdf


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