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October 5, 2017, Mumbai: The Mumbai edition of the 5th Economic Times A&D Summit brought together the experts from the architecture & design fraternity to discuss diversity, sustainability, technology and innovation in designing spaces. The event held at Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai was attended by architects, interior designers and students. The industry experts shared insights on the rich Indian architecture, which has evolved recently due to technological advancements and over population. It is a result of following in the footsteps of others without thoughtful, local-specific innovation, which is a major cause of concern. Thus the focus was on constructing better homes for India and offering Indians a design environment focused on sustainability while balancing the needs of modernity. It was found that when an industrial facility is designed, the future direction of the industry must be considered. Thus the expansion and future needs of the facility are an important consideration. In any large industrial design, the synergy between architecture and engineering is critical. Sharing his thoughts on the summit, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions Ltd. said, "The face of Indian architecture has changed in the last decade as we have adopted technological advancements. The aim behind this summit was to bring together experts to share their views and experiences that will help built a modern India which is humane, sustainable and timeless." The summit also brought out an important topic of discussion - that of involving architects in the urban development of the country. The summit assured to take this initiative forward by involving government authorities and certainly use this platform to reach out to them. Speaking during the session on cultural context & design diversity, Mr. Kanhai Gandhi, Director, KNS Architecture said, "Architecture is not about copying international designs and technology but is about seeing the viability of the location." Srinivas Murthy G, Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design said, "History suggests that India has a rich taste in intricate architecture. Architecture is a dying craft in India. We must revive craftsmanship using traditional nuances in modern designs." The summit was also a platform for architects and designers to display the latest products & projects undertaken. As part of the summit, the cover of the Economic Times Architecture & Design Inspirations 2017 Coffee Table Book was launched. Nerolac launched a book compiled by Nerolac, titled 'Exterior Color Guide', which contained seven different color stories. The summit culminated with a panel discussion on 'Futureproofing fuller life' which threw up fascinating insights. The crux of the matter being the understanding of the local area, culture, heritage and adapting technology and innovation best suited to its needs. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
DUBAI- September 28, 2017: After the successful launch of the first edition of the Best Healthcare Brands in India in 2016, The Economic Times announced the Asian edition of the book in Dubai, UAE. It was at the recently concluded Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave held at Westin Dubai that insightful discussions on the opportunities and challenges for Asian healthcare brands came to light. The ET Best Asian Healthcare Brands 2017 was unveiled by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE's Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.The initiative was based on an extensive survey conducted with their Knowledge Partner, Mena Research Partners, and shortlisted top brands under various segments of healthcare after considering several parameters. These brands were eventually felicitated and featured in the coffee table book which was launched at this summit. During the summit, The Economic Times unraveled the DNA of success of these brands, and what makes these brands worthy of emulation in the healthcare Industry. The Asian healthcare market is expected to grow from $1835 billion in 2016 to over $2660 billion by 2020. This is mainly due to improved access to healthcare facilities amid increased government and private investments in addition to government initiatives that promote medical insurance and foreign investment. Cumulatively, this has seen a rise in the demand for healthcare services and pharmaceutical products. Commenting on the significance of the summit, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions, said, "The huge population, large economy, and advances in technology make Asia an attractive market for healthcare services. We are excited to explore the dynamic Healthcare sector and analyse its strengths and the challenges on its way." Talking about the opportunities for collaboration in the Healthcare Sector between India and UAE, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta, highlighted the advances in healthcare services offered to consumer, also underscoring the growth of medical tourism in India by stating that 15% of his patients hail from overseas at any given time. Padmashri Dr. B R Shetty, Founder & Vice Chairman, NMC Healthcare delivered the special address and said, "India is one of the largest capital markets and is very lucrative for investments. We are planning to open up medical universities and hospitals in the urban, rural and tribal areas of the country. We are starting with institutions for Medical, Ayurveda, Siddha and Yuana in Amravati, Delhi, Noida and Varanasi. We are also opening up an American university here in UAE." Dr. Shetty also encouraged the delegates to invest in UAE. Some eye-opening statics on Nutrition & Healthcare in Asia were shared by Mr. Anshu Budhraj, CEO, Amway India, who elaborated on the benefits of a smart healthcare approach. Highlighting that UAE stood at 84 but India came in at 143 on the UN's Sustainable Healthcare Index, he said, "These statistics raise many questions as we are a nation that is achieving 8-9 percent growth rate every year. Clearly, economic growth and healthcare index may or may not go together. There have to be specific policies, specific investments, and focused approach for this sector to grow. If we increase the life expectancy of one person by 10 percent it would lead to an economic growth of 0.5 percent. That's how healthcare impacts the economic prosperity of a country". The Asian healthcare brands were felicitated by H.E. Abdullah Al Darmaki, CEO, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development; H.E Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian High Commissioner to UAE; Suhail Muhammad Ansari, Executive Director, Mubadala Healthcare and H.E Saif Jamal Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAE International Investors Council in a gala ceremony. Those recognized for their excellence and covered in this year's research and coffee table book included: 1. Advance Cells 2. Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 3. Amarantha Ayurveda 4. Asian Institute of Medical Sciences 5. AyurVAID Hospitals 6. Beximco Pharma 7. BigMuscles Nutrition 8. Burjeel Hospital (Abu Dhabi) 9. CIMS Hospital 10. Cipla 11. CryoViva Biotech 12. Dentzz 13. Diagno Labs 14. Dr. Batra's Healthcare 15. Dr. Reddy's 16. Dr. Tvacha 17. Dynamic Techno Medicals 18. Envision Scientific 19. Eris Lifesciences 20. FineCure Pharmaceuticals 21. Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 22. Health Assure 23. Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (Hong Kong) 24. Hoya Surgical Optics 25. Johnson & Johnson 26. Kayam Churna - Sheth Brothers 27. Kovai Medical Center and Hospital 28. Mitra Keluarga Hospital (Indonesia) 29. Mount Elizabeth Hospitals (Singapore) 30. Narayana Health 31. Natural Remedies 32. NMC Healthcare (Dubai) 33. Nobel Biocare 34. Nutrilite 35. Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine 36. OPTM Healthcare 37. Parvathy Hospital 38. Sahajanand Medical Technologies 39. Sahyadri Hospitals 40. Singapore General Hospital (Singapore) 41. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital 42. St. Lukes Medical Center (Philippines) 43. Sun Pharmaceutical 44. The Birth Place 45. The University of Tokyo Hospital (Japan) 46. Translumina Therapeutics LLP 47. Trichur Surgicals (Trisco) 48. Vital Imaging Centre
DUBAI - September 27, 2017: More investment flows between the UAE and India should be promoted, and the scope for investments should be widened to address new rewarding sectors, said H.E. Mohammed Sharaf, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, UAE. H.E. Mohammed Sharaf was delivering a keynote address at the 'Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave 2017, organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in Dubai. The two-day event, attended by business leaders and senior government officials, kicked off giving a further fillip to the bilateral and business relations between the two countries. "There are direct economic gains to cover the strategic goal of safeguarding and boosting both countries' status as major trade hubs and key gateways to regional and international markets. The significant economic interconnectivity in quantitative figures to emphasise on the alignment of the UAE's and Indian economic interests, and to stress that the prosperity of one country's economy will yield flourishing trade and investment flows to the other," H.E. Mohammed Sharaf added. He reiterated the interconnectivity of the UAE and the Indian economies is evidenced by the $35.8 non-oil trade and $6.9 billion oil trade in 2016. With this volume of bilateral trade, India remains as the second top market for UAE's oil and non-oil exports, while the UAE represents the second biggest market for Indian goods worldwide. The maritime sector, which includes ports, shipping and blue economy, is one example of the not fully realized potentials that can be targeted by UAE-India bilateral initiatives, he added. He highlighted the visit of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to India at the beginning of this year, and the inauguration of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the UAE and India, exemplify a major milestone that aims to take the already strong relationship between our countries to a higher altitude. The distinguished relationship between the UAE and India is the result of the insightful vision of both countries' leaderships, and following accumulative efforts demonstrated by the public and private sectors in our countries. The strategic partnership will build upon a concrete economic base to unlock the potential of enhanced cooperation and materialize all possible synergies in existing and new sectors. The alignment of economic interests, in addition to close political, security, and cultural ties are vital motivators and enablers to materialize our leaderships' aspirations for an effective and fruitful strategic partnership. While speaking at the Conclave, HE Vipul, Consul-General of India in Dubai, said, "This is the continuation of the relationship founded on the success of the two countries continued commitment to boost mutual bilateral ties. The bilateral, trade and strategic relation between the UAE and India is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. India is looking for a significant amount of investment from the UAE that will help substantially augment the trade and investment relations between the countries. The economic ties between India and the UAE dates back hundreds of years and we are proud of the two countries' sustained efforts to strengthen this relationship further." Commenting on successful start of the Conclave, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President of Times Strategic Solutions, said, "The Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave 2017 has been conceptualised as a platform to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between policy and business leaders of the two countries. We are happy to bring all these leaders together at the Conclave aimed at exploring the potential of bilateral and business ties between India and the UAE." "The Conclave includes focused sessions on some key areas of mutual interest and cooperation between the two countries. As we have witnessed today, the Conclave will discuss challenges and opportunities concerning investments in both the countries,"he added. Being held in Dubai on September 27 and 28, The Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave 2017 will strengthen the bilateral trade and investment ties between India and the UAE as top policy makers and industry leaders from both countries congregate at the Conclave. The Conclave includes a variety of panel discussions and sessions aimed at addressing the policy framework and guidelines needed to attract investors, sovereign wealth funds, large corporate houses and industries. The two-day Conclave will focus on areas that should be tapped for growth. This includes matters of defence, energy, security and maritime trade, among other issues. Another significant pillar of India-UAE ties that will be discussed is the geopolitical and economic impact of strong India-UAE relations on the Asian region. Given the current state of flux in West Asia, both countries can be critical drivers to maintain peace and stability in the region. The Conclave will also announce the launch of the second edition of the Economic Times Best Asian Healthcare Brands coffee table book in India.
DUBAI - September 28, 2017: The UAE and India will have to further explore possible areas of synergy to advance bilateral trade between India and the UAE, says His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. Both the countries understand the economic and social benefits that come from openness to the world with focus in trade, investment, and culture, said H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan while delivering his speech titled, "the way forward for India-UAE relations" at the first edition of the Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave 2017, held in Dubai on Wednesday. The two-day event, attended by business leaders and senior government officials, kicked off giving a further fillip to the bilateral and business relations between the two countries. "There is more room for discussions to attain deeper integration between the two countries to build even stronger business and economic links for mutual prosperity, and develop common understandings of our shared challenges and opportunities, manage globalisation and share the benefits of modern technologies. This will help take advantage of the emerging position occupied by both India and the UAE in the world economy," he added. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan elaborated that the UAE and India have been friends for many centuries and that extended through several generations of families from both countries. Leaders of the modern UAE have exercised their wise judgement in favour of friendship with India for over 45 years. "Earlier this year, the Prime Minster of India Narendra Modi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who was India's Chief Republic Day Guest. The MoU pertains to a wide range of bilateral economic activities and an ambitious roadmap for engagement and strategic partnership," he remarked. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan reiterated,"This partnership has furnished outstanding results, as the UAE is India's third largest trading partner, and the UAE ranks ninth among all nations measured by their foreign direct investments in India. Indian expatriates in the UAE have led the world by remitting almost 25 per cent of the total $62.7 billion dollars of foreign transactions received by India in 2016". In his keynote address H.E. Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said, "There has never been a better time to expand the business connections links between India and the UAE. There are enormous Indian investments in to the UAE. We want to see much more business and investment interests from the UAE into India, and I hope that a conference like this would certainly take that forward. The strategic partnership signed between India and the UAE at the beginning of this year is being progressively translated into reality, and the links between India and UAE are getting strengthened in entirely new areas." In his welcome address, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President of Times Strategic Solutions, expressed his gratitude on behalf of The Economic Times for receiving an overwhelming support to the Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave 2017. "The Conclave took a deep dive into some of the micro issues that carve the way forward for substantial investments and greater cooperation both on the business and government front. Business leaders from both the countries deliberated on macro structural issues that need to be addressed to build confidence. Much has been talked about the USD 75 billion infrastructure fund from the UAE, throwing light on the action points which can speed up the investments," he said. At the Conclave, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan launched the Economic Times Best Asian Healthcare Brands coffee table book; and felicitated listed brands. H.E. Navdeep Suri felicitated investment agencies that have helped enhance bilateral investment between the two countries. The business leaders' panel titled "Remodelling Globalisation: Co-functioning in a fast-changing world and the opportunities between India and the UAE", deliberated on developing a medium and long-term strategy for key industry sectors to increase bilateral trade. The panel included CP Gurnani, MD & CEO of Tech Mahindra; Sanjay Modi, MD-APAC & ME, Monster.com; Sunil Kanoria, Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman - SREI Infrastructure; Sharafudheen Sharaf, Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman-Sharaf Group; Manish Dhameja, MD & Head of Commercial Banking UAE-Standard Chartered Bank; H.E. Abdulla Al Darmaki, CEO of Khalifa Fund for Entreprise Development; Khalid Al Mansouri, CEO of Emirates Driving Company. Another panel discussion deliberated on making the USD 75 billion infrastructure fund work for India. The panel included K Ramchand, Group CEO of IL&FS; Ravi Khanna, CEO of Aditya Birla Solar; Rajiv Agarwal, MD & CEO of Essar Ports; Capt. BVJK Sharma, CEO & JMD of JSW Infrastructure; Jayant Mhaiskar, Vice Chairman & MD of MEP Infrastructure; Edwin Lammers, VP Commercial of Abu Dhabi Ports.
Mumbai, 22 September'17: With India and the UAE forging strategic ties across a spectrum of shared interests, this is an opportune time for key stakeholders from both nations to engage in strategic discussions and catalyze economic growth. It is in this context that The Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave is being held in Dubai on 27th and 28th September under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE, seeks to give a further fillip to India-UAE bilateral relations. Trade and commerce forms the backbone of historically strong bilateral relations, with India being UAE's top foreign trade partner. In 2015-16, India exported goods worth $30 billion to the UAE with heavy machinery, petroleum products, and food and dairy products being the main export commodities. Indian businesses have equally established a strong footprint in the UAE. 4365 Indian commercial companies are registered with the UAE Ministry of Economy, as of end-2016 and over 2.8 million Indians reside in the UAE. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark trip to the United Arab Emirates in August 2015 and the recent return visit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, served to further fortify bilateral ties between India and UAE, leading to a long-term and stable strategic partnership. Commenting on the significance of the Conclave, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions, said, "At The Economic Times, we have closely evaluated the full spectrum of relationships between India and UAE and we strongly feel that this association will act as a significant contributor to the economic progress of the region. Hence, we have designed this conclave to discuss the potential areas of investment, collaborations and ways to further improve the business environment." Through continuous engagement from Ministries, Government Departments and industry veterans like H.E. Navdeep Suri, Honorable Indian Ambassador to UAE; H.E. Suhail Mahmoud Al Ansari, Executive Director, Mubadala Healthcare; H.E. Capt. Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports; Dr. Tayeb Kamali,Chairman, Emirates Driving Company and Former Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE; Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico; Gautam Singhania, MD, Raymond; and Rana Kapoor, Founder & CEO, YES Bank and Chairman, YES Global Institute, in addition to more doyens from diverse spheres. Moreover, the conclave will aim to identify potential areas of investment and collaborations between India-UAE, thus helping to drive landmark projects in the region. The Conclave will focus on areas that should be tapped for growth. This includes matters of defence, energy, security and maritime trade, among other issues. Another significant pillar of India-UAE ties that will be discussed is the geopolitical and economic impact of strong India-UAE relations on the Asian region. Given the current state of flux in West Asia, both countries can be critical drivers to maintain peace and stability in the region. The Conclave will also announce the launch of the second edition of the Economic Times Best Asian Healthcare Brands coffee table book in India. During the event, the leading healthcare brands from Asia, across various segments will be felicitated and featured in the coffee table book. Eminent Advisory Board members & speakers for the Summit UAE's Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Chairman, Emirates Driving Company and Former Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE H.E. Mohammad Sharaf, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, UAE AC Moideen, Minister for Industries, Government of Kerala Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico Gautam Singhania, MD, Raymond CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra K Ramchand, Group CEO, IL&FS Ravi Khanna, CEO, Aditya Birla Solar Rajiv Agarwal, MD & CEO, Essar Ports Jayant Mhaiskar, Vice Chairman & MD, MEP Infrastructure Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES Bank
September 19, 2017, Delhi: The 5th edition of The Economic Times Infra Focus Summit organized by ET Edge brought the luminaries and policymakers of the Infrastructure sector together to discuss and formulate holistic solutions for key infrastructural challenges across Asia. The event was held at the Taj Mahal hotel in Delhi. Centred on the theme, 'Building Business Beyond Boundaries' the event garnered interesting viewpoints that could contribute to the growth story for infrastructural projects across Asia. Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry minister, congratulated The Economic Times for its role as a change agent and said, "With the rise in infrastructure investments in the country, this should be at least 10 percent of the GDP. Every year we should invest US $ 250 billion, but for promoting that we need different ideas and policies that we can implement. I appeal to all of you participating in the summit to give ideas so that we can work on the ground." Remarking on the pioneering effort made by the group, Deepak Lamba, President - Times Strategic Solutions, said: "It was exciting to see the leaders reach a positive direction with discussions on enhancing and exploring opportunities for the growth of technology, energy and transport sectors- the overarching beneficiaries of the infrastructure sector. I am sure that this summit will give a fillip for the development of this sector with special emphasis on execution of projects." The event commenced with a keynote address by Salah Sharaf, Director General, Sharaf Group, UAE, who said: "Several Asian nations still need better quality bridges, railways, ports, harbours, power plants, gas pipelines etc. Governments need to rethink how to establish new infrastructure in their countries.His sentiments were echoed by Atul Punj, Chairman & MD, Punj Lloyd, who stated that while infrastructure is an exciting space to be in and Indian companies have left a mark on the global level, the contractors are still in nomadic space. "The Fairness of how contractors are dealt with is a major bottleneck in the country," he remarked. Later, the leading thinkers from Asia's infrastructure sectors assembled for a thought-provoking panel discussion on 'Integrating International Corridors for Quantifying Economic Development.' There was also an interesting international case study on modelling the approach to economic corridors, presented by Loay Ghazaleh, who is an advisor at Ministry of Works in Bahrain. The summit led to interesting and encouraging numbers shared by Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, who apprised the audience of the growth journey of the aviation sector in the last three years. "In FY17, the passenger trips have increased from 10 crores to an astounding 16 crores. Also, the order book for airplanes has shown remarkable growth, as there are 650 planes on order right now. No country has more planes on order compared to India right now. This is indeed extraordinary achievement,' he said. He also remarked that there has been a dramatic growth in the number of airports as well as the government has started 30 new airports, in lieu of just Rs. 200 crores subsidy. Under Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, policy packages have been designed intelligently for tier 2 and tier 3 cities to make flying easier and affordable for the common man. He also touched upon the medical tourism industry and said that building world-class medical complexes around airports boosts this sector as well. "We can achieve the full potential of our aero properties by integrated regional planning and collaborated development with all stakeholders affected by it," he concluded. The Infra Focus Summit proved to be a successful platform for change-makers to come together and exchange ideas on how to turn India from a developing nation to a developed one. The summit evaluated various threats, challenges and opportunities in the sector and also the potential gains from the opening up of international corridors. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
Delhi, 8th September 2017- The 5th Edition of The Economic Times Architectural and Design Summit 2017 was held on 6th September 2017 at The Sheraton Hotel in the city. The grand event witnessed the presence of leading architects, interior designers and other senior delegates from renowned organizations from the across country. The theme of the evening was "Designing for Diversified India" and the summit was co-powered by Nerolac. The summit commenced with a presentation by Mr. Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner of architecture firm Morphogenesis on Glocal views on Design Personalisation talking about India's diversity from an architectural perspective and how passive design, resource optimization, contextual identity and liveability is a new mantra to keep in mind for architecture. The spotlight sessions was addressed by Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Everest Industries and Mr. Niraj Borikar, Head Marketing at Fundermax, who shared their valuable insights on how the materials used in architecture can be used with versatile looks across locations and with different applications in India, which has a huge diversity in its culture. Expressing his pleasure over the immense success of this event, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President - Times Strategic Solutions said, "This is indeed a pivotal summit as it gives us a platform where leaders can converge on a common platform and share their views and thoughts on how India, being a complex market due to its different languages, culture, habits and climate differences, can be taken as an opportunity for A&D community and multiply opportunities by being more innovative." The summit also witnessed a panel discussion on Chaos Theory: Designing for diversified India, which discussed how technological or technical solutions don't really bring out the real architecture of our past or the real India. It was hosted by Mr. Srinivas Murthy G., Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design with the panelists including Mr. Dikshu C Kukreja, Architect and Urban Planner, CP Kukreja Architects; Ms. Sapna Kumar, Director at Chapman Taylor; Mr. Amit Gupta, Founding Partner at Studio Symbiosis; Mr. Kamal Meattle, Chairman of Paharpur Business Centre and Dr Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean, Ansal University. The closing session for the evening was marked by Mr. Peeyush Bachlaus, Head Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints by launching the color book "Interior and Exterior color guides" and expressing his views on how colors are an integral part of our lives and how different colors leave a lasting impact on our lives. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
• Global visionaries, thinkers and business leaders from 20 countries will congregate in New Delhi on March 27-28 • Andhra Pradesh as the official State Partner bets big on investments at Global Business Summit 2017 New Delhi, India, March 2017: With historic addresses made at the last two years' Global Business Summit on India's strategic roadmap, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will once again be the star attraction at this year's Global Business Summit (GBS) presented by YES Bank and The Economic Times on March 27-28 in Delhi with Andhra Pradesh as the official state partner. It was at the first GBS in January 2015 that he had dared Indian business leaders to dream of a $20 trillion economy. And, at last year's edition of the event, he spelt out his elaborate vision for rebooting India. As India prepares itself for a new economic order after undergoing an economic overhaul, the Prime Minister is yet again expected to deliver a thought-provoking and inspirational address reinstating his vision of a 'new age India' amidst a dynamic global environment. As India now has the opportunity to play a larger leadership role in Asia, and is emerging as the world's epicentre, the summit will gather thought leaders and visionaries from across the world to enable a captivating dialogue on solutions to pressing global economic issues and share best practices to resolve these concerns. Built around the theme 'Conquering Uncertainty, Discovering Opportunities', the two-day summit will host thoughtful discussions on issues relevant to India and the world as a whole – India's digital reforms, Post Trump America, Brexit fallout, fate of Eurozone, China slowdown and the steps needed to deal with surprises and shocks of 2017. This year's summit has already garnered an enviable roster of global thought leaders and delegates including Dick Cheney, Former Vice President of the United States; Shane Smith, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vice Media and Lei Jun, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer &Founder, Xiaomi, Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist - Export Development Canada; Vimal Shah, Chief Executive Officer – BIDCO (Africa); Marco Gloria, Chairman and CEO – GFB (Mexico); Benny Landa, an industry pioneer from Israel with over 800 patents to his credit; Avi Luvton – Director of Innovation Authority in Israel amongst many other leaders. One of the key sessions will bring together Andy Xie, Renowned Chinese Economist and Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser who will discuss the future of Asian economies in the wake of global changes. Another anticipated session will be CEO's talk with Vanitha Narayanan, Chairman, IBM India; Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell; Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman, BCG (Asia-Pacific); Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Paytm; who will expedite on one of the most discussed topics in the recent times – 'Navigating Digital Disruptions'. Andhra Pradesh, being the official state partner, will have a large delegation to be led by Hon'ble Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu who is expected to make strong pitches to global leaders and investors for bringing in investments in the state on the back of conducive business environment. As with the last two years, this year's summit will also bring together a large contingent of delegates from across the globe, the who's who of the Indian political elite and industry thought leaders making it an even grander platform for rendezvous and thoughtful interactions. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences, summits, exhibitions and communities. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables, case studies, buyer- seller meets and more. About Yes Bank YES BANK, India's fifth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. Today, YES BANK has a widespread branch network of over 965 branches with 1770+ ATMs across India.
MUMBAI: The Global Business Summit (GBS) is back on the 27th- 28th of March, 2017 to catalyze the ripples of economic change and is putting together all the building blocks to make it a grand success. Over the two-day conference, global leaders will ponder over the most pressing issues facing the world economy— Post Trump America, the Brexit fallout, fate of the Eurozone, China's slowdown, and also what will it take to deal with surprises and shocks of 2017. With major economies faltering, India, the world’s fastest-growing large economy, finds itself in a sweet spot and the ideas and insights generated at GBS will help script the India success story. "In our connected world, the futures of economies are becoming increasingly inter-dependent. Thus the ripple effect of events such as Brexit and fears of protectionism in developed economies can be felt in the furthest corner of the globe. In this challenge lies an opportunity for India to project itself as a safe haven for investment." said Vineet Jain, MD, BCCL. As the Indian economy enters into a transformative phase, YES Bank has partnered with The Economic Times for a five-year period to create the go-to event for the country's cognoscenti. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, the focus on programs like Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and decisive moves to foster financial inclusion and do away with arcane regulations have resulted in sparking growth. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES Bank opines, "YES Bank has focused on the emerging sunrise sectors of the economy since inception. The rapid changes taking place in the Indian economy, with the Govt. of India's firm push on digitization present an unprecedented and once in a life time opportunity for the financial services industry to enable sustainable economic growth across all segments of our nation, India." He further adds, "In this context, YES Bank is pleased to partner the Global Business Summit led by Economic Times as a platform which can further catalyze this change by bringing together opinion & thought leaders and transformational practitioners, thereby further augmenting India’s mindshare across the world. YES Bank with its focus on knowledge driven banking in partnership with Economic Times, aims to create a truly global thought leadership forum which will fuel the next growth phase of the Indian economy." This year's GBS is also witnessing participation by Andhra Pradesh as the official state partner. This is a natural progression of the Sunrise AP vision 2029, as drafted by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, that envisions to "remould" the state into a "happy and globally-competitive society" by 2029. Over the past two years, The Economic Times Global Business Summit has hosted over 2,000 delegates from across the globe including countries like Canada, USA, Russia, Belgium, Great Britain and Greece among others. This year will see more than 200 leaders from South Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas participating in the conference. Andhra Pradesh, which has set itself a target to be counted among the top 3 states by 2022, will be the Official State Partner. The past two editions of the Global Business Summit have featured a plethora of thought leaders like Paul Krugman, Nouriel Roubini, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati and Ram Charan. Apart from the gurus, a clutch of global CEOs like McKinsey's Dominic Barton, GE's John Rice, GlaxoSmithKline's Sir Andrew Witty, BCG's Hans-Paul Bürkner and PwC's Dennis Nally have shared the dais to headline global trends in business. This year, the names and the event are bigger; the 3rd edition of GBS will see participation from over 1,500 delegates across the two-day event. With international participation expected to double over GBS 2016, the marquee event will again bring together the most influential global thought-leaders and CEOs and of course, the who's who of Indian government and industry. About ET Edge Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences, summits, exhibitions and communities. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables, case studies, buyer- seller meets and more.
Mumbai, February 17th, 2017: With Asia becoming a global hub for medical tourism, key stakeholders from across the healthcare services and medical tourism industry will come together at the Asia Medical Tourism Congress India (AMCTI). A platform created by The Times Group in partnership with World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC), the world leader in medical tourism conferences, AMCTI is an event cum exhibition envisioned to be the largest congregation of the Medical Tourism industry in India. The AMTCI, scheduled to take place in Noida on 7th and 8th March, will witness the participation of leading public and private healthcare entities, directors of healthcare institutions, hospitals and doctors from the Europe, SAARC region, Africa and more. India ranks among the leading medical tourism destinations in Asia, mainly due to the low cost of treatment, high quality of healthcare infrastructure and the widespread availability of highly-skilled doctors. Rising healthcare costs in developed countries and an increase in the numbers of the uninsured has also driven the expansion of the medical tourism industry, with the industry projected to grow at 25% annually. AMTCI is a 2-day show offering a platform for discussions around trends and opportunities presented by Medical Tourism to position India as a leading wellness travel destination. AMTCI will open up multiple business opportunities in the medical tourism sector in India. Commenting on the event, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited stated, "With India poised to play a bigger role in the global health tourism segment, we look forward to working alongside the World Medical Tourism Association, by launching AMTCI to service this sector in a holistic manner. AMTCI would impact the global medical ecosystem as it is set to see participation from over 30 countries." Commenting on the AMTCI, Mr. Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of Medical Tourism Association, "This event will continue to help raise India's brand and awareness in medical tourism. The MTA is bringing in buyers from around the world to network with the top leading Indian and Asian hospitals. The World Medical Tourism Congress will give a great impetus to this growth as healthcare institutions, state governments, investors from around the world and corporates come together to explore business opportunities. Medical Tourism not only impacts the healthcare markets, but lifts up the countries entire economy and infrastructure." With participation by 50 + international speakers, 4 + conference tracks, up to 150 hosted qualified VIP buyers from international markets, 1000 + delegates and 100 + exhibitors displaying a wide variety of products, AMTCI has all the ingredients needed to give the medical tourism ecosystem a shot in the arm. About TSSL: Times Strategic Solutions Ltd. is an initiative founded under The Times Group to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, TSSL strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, round-tables and case studies.