Harvard University is set to host its annual Harvard India Conference on March 26 and March 27 on the campuses of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
These two days will witness the coming together of leaders of Indian business and civil society, students eager to learn about the nuances of India’s march towards prosperity, and professionals who see much potential in India’s growing economy and vibrant democracy, according to the school.
Harvard India Conference is the one of the largest student conferences on India in the United States. It is organized with an aim to bring together various stakeholders in India’s future under one roof. Held for the past 8 years, it is an event for both students and professionals who look forward to meet, network and learn from Indian thought leaders from a variety of sectors. The conference is a platform for those passionate and heavily invested in India’s future to those who are simply curious to learn more about the country and its role in the current global equilibrium, according to organizers.
Harvard India Conference’s theme for this year is “March of a Billion Aspirations.” The theme aims to capture the dreams and aspirations of a billion Indians, both within its borders and around the world. It encapsulates the excitement of a new economic future and represents the spirit of nimble creativity that is fostered by a billion minds, while celebrating the power of working together as one. However, most importantly, it calls out to each individual to join the billion and make it a billion plus one.
Subrata Roy Sahara, chairman of the Sahara Group of companies, will give a keynote speech on India’s changing business landscape and how Sahara and other leading firms are adapting swiftly.
Ajay Banga, chief executive officer of MasterCard, and Vishal Bali, CEO of Fortis Global Healthcare, will share their thoughts on the role of information and technology in delivering fruits of India’s growth story to every Indian.
Various others will also present and discuss their views on a range of topics. A panel on U.S.-India relations will discuss what “Version 3.0” of the relationship holds for young Americans and Indians. The green-energy panel will discuss potential future strategies for meeting India’s growing power deficit. A unique panel on management education will discuss the need for training and inspiring India’s future leaders in a global context.
The conference will also include new features such as a CEO Forum and “I-watch,” during which speakers will give quick 15-minute riveting glimpses about the various facets of India and Indian organizations.
According to organizers, the Harvard India Conference is not an end in itself but aims to foster an ongoing dialogue beyond the conference on the way forward for India and how students and professionals from all across the United States can get involved and support India’s growth story.
Please contact Aatif Misbah, conference co-chair, for more details. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.harvardindiaconference.com.