Agenda 2015

Welcome & Memento Presentation

by Dr. B R Shetty Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, NMC Healthcare, Managing Director and CEO, UAE Exchange, Founder, CEO and Managing Director,Neopharma

Keynote Address by Hon’ble Shri. Arun Jaitley

Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Republic of India
UAE Address

Address by Dr. Jyotsna Suri

President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Vote of thanks

by Yusuff Ali M A, Managing Director, EMKE Lulu Group International

HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO, Shurooq

HE Sharief Habib Al Awadhi, CEO and Director General, Fujairah Free Zone

Session 1: Building India

Moderated by Prakash Gaur, Planner and Economist, IL&FS

Focus: Building robust infrastructure for a stronger Indian Economy. This session focuses on transport infrastructure that facilitates trade and funding best practice.

Opening Remarks- R C Sinha , Advisor, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India

Mustafa Khdair, Senior Manager, Business Development, Kizad

Habib Ullah, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance (Middle East), Taylor Wessing

Building India: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Mustafa Khdair
  • R C Sinha
  • Habib Ullah

Session 2: Banking & Finance

Moderated By Mini Menon, Executive Editor,Bloomberg TV India

Focus: Moving money around the world is what makes economies stronger, whether it is the almost US$15 billion in remittances from the UAE to India, or investments made through stock and commodities exchanges.

Adeeb Ahamed CEO, LuLu Financial Group

Ashish Chauhan, CEO and Managing Director, Bombay Stock Exchange

Banking & Finance: Panel Discussion and Q&A Panellists:

  • Adeeb Ahamed
  • AshishChauhan
  • Y Sudhir Kumar Shetty
  • Chirag Shah

Session 3:Digital India

Moderated by Francis Mathew, Editor-at-Large, Gulf News
To build 20 high-tech smart cities that facilitate business and improve inhabitants’ quality of life, there are arguably two indispensable factors effective: data laws and infrastructure to carry the weight.

Opening Remarks- Farhan Syed, Partner Digital Transformation Practice Lead, KPMG Lower Gulf

Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, CEO, Business Development & Strategy, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner, Infrastructure and Government Services, KPMG and President, Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research, India

Digital India: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Farhan Syed
  • Mohammed Shael Al Saadi
  • Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya


 Day 2

Session 4: Energising India

Moderated by Haziq Beg, Chief Operating Officer, IL&FS
Energy Development Company Ltd.
India is developing at breakneck speed which is driving the energy sector faster than growth rates in most developed economies. In 2014-15, India’s energy consumption grew at 7.1%. There need to be greener alternatives, whether it’s cleaning up traditional energy sources or opting for renewables.

Opening Remarks: Ravi Khanna, CEO, Solar Power Business, Aditya Birla Group

Amit Kumar, Partner, Energy, Utilities & Mining Leader GRID, PwC

Murtaza Hussain, Managing Director (Investments in Energy Infrastructure), The Abraaj Group

Energising India: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Ravi Khanna
  • Amit Kumar
  • Murtaza Hussain

Food Manufacturing Special

Vishal Pandit, Group Director-Strategy, Audit and Chemicals, Allana IFFCO

Session 5: Discover India

Moderated by Mohamed Al Ayed, Chief Executive Officer at TRACCS

India has long been recognised as a magnificent destination for tourists seeking culture, history and relaxation. Now India is taking centre stage in niche tourism as can be seen in the growth in adventure tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Sikkim. Growth is even more pronounced in the medical tourism sector, which is experiencing an unprecedented boom, worth US$1 billion annually and growing by 18% a year.

Opening Remarks: Hon’ble Minister, Haseeb Drabu, Finance Minister, State of Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dr. B R Shetty, Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, NMC Healthcare, Managing Director and CEO, UAE Exchange, Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Neopharma

Vivek Nair, Chairman and Managing Director, Hotel Leela, Hon’ble Secretary of The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI)

Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Hon’ble Minister, Haseeb Drabu
  • Dr. B R Shetty
  • Nirman Shetty
  • Vivek Nair

Uttar Pradesh Special Economic Feature

Professor Abhishek Mishra , State Minister, Vocational Education and Skilled Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Closing Ceremony