25-26 September, 2022, Vietnam
After a gap of over 2 years, the Horasis India Meeting is being organized once again, in the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 25-26 September, 2022. Horasis is a global visions community, committed to inspiring our future and it brings together governments, international organizations and the business community to offer solutions to regional and global challenges. AIMA has been partnering with Hoarsis for close to a decade now and is once again a Partner Organization of the Horasis India Meeting. AIMA will be taking a delegation to Horasis India Meeting and will also be doing a special AIMA session at this meeting on 26th September 2022, scheduled from 1000 to 1100 hrs. The confirmed members of AIMA delegation to Horasis India Meeting include Shrinivas Dempo, President Designate, AIMA and Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies; Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Engineering Services Ltd; JS Juneja, Chairman, Global Projects & Services Pvt. Ltd; Sudhir Jalan, Co-Chairman, Rieter India Private Limited; Richard Rekhy, Board Member, KPMG Lower Gulf Limited; Vikram Chandra, Founder, Editorji Technologies; Inderdeep Singh, President & Managing Director, Continental Device India Pvt Ltd; Abheek Singhi, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group; Ramashankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting and Karthik Sharma, Director, DcodeAI & Director – Agnitio
AIMA participated in the Horasis USA Meeting held virtually on 4 March 2022, organised by Horasis: The Global Visions Community. The meeting held on the theme ‘Shaping America’s Role in the Post-COVID World’ focused on the future of the United States of America and its influence on the rest of the globe. The meeting gathered 750 speakers over more than 150 sessions. Many senior leaders from government and business – from the US and elsewhere – participated and proposed ideas on how to shape America’s and the world’s agenda. AIMA hosted a special digital plenary session on ‘The US and India: Partnering for the Post-virus Era’ moderated by Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Enterprise. The panellists included Mr Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and Former Cabinet Minister; Mr Harry Broadman, Partner and Managing Director, Chair - Emerging Markets Practice, Berkeley Research Group LLC; Mr R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Ltd. Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA introduced the session. Sharing his views on the India-US collaboration on climate change, energy conservation etc, Mr Suresh Prabhu said, “India and the US must look at a long term vision – as climate change is not immediately about financial policies but a long-term philosophy.” Speaking at the session Mr Munjal said, “For too long the US and India have not talked at surface evel. Despite this, India and US pharma did a great job on Covid.” Mr Broadman opined that the US administration has not been developing Indian links; and suggested that India take the initiative when it takes the chair of the G20. Mr Mukundan suggested further cooperation in the area of transition to net-zero - especially on nuclear energy and green hydrogen. Ms Sethi delivered the introductory remarks and set the context of the session. AIMA has been a co-organiser of the Horasis India Meetings and Horasis Asia Meetings held every year, as well as a regular participant at the Horasis Global Meetings.
AIMA was a co-organiser of the Virtual Horasis Asia Meeting held on 26 November 2021. Over 400 of the foremost business and political leaders from Asia and the world gathered to discuss how to shape the path forward through Asia’s big transitions and how to adopt innovation to build towards a resilient post-COVID Asia. The sessions mainly focused on rebooting economic activity, how jobs in the region will look going forward, and how more sustainable development can occur in Asia in a post-coronavirus world.
A special AIMA session was held on ‘The great game: India’s place and role in new Asia’ moderated by Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Past President, AIMA and Chairman, Hero Enterprise; and introduced by Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA. The speakers at this special session included Mr Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and former Cabinet Minister; Mr Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, Clix Capital and Mr Harshavardhan Neotia, Past President, AIMA and Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group. The speakers discussed how India’s security and economic interests are being impacted by a churn in America’s Asia strategy and China’s growing assertiveness; and how it is imperative for India to reassess its position and strategy. The Horasis Asia Meeting is Asia’s premier gathering of the region’s most senior leaders from business and government. Through the course of the programme, participants were given a systemic view of activities affecting the drivers of Asia’s economic success and how Asian businesses interact regionally as well as globally.
AIMA was one of the Partners of the annual Horasis India Meeting held on 24 July 2021. The meeting was held virtually using Horasis digital conferencing platform, with a gathering of 400 of the most senior members of the Horasis Visions Community. The meeting discussed how to overcome the Covid-19 crisis and how to inspire India’s future. AIMA contributed to the discussions with a high profile delegation of speakers. AIMA hosted a special digital plenary session on ‘India’s Health Emergency - Delivering Vaccine to All, and Now’ chaired by Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Services. Speaking at the session Mr Munjal shared with the delegates that India hopes to have vaccinated 950 million by the end of 2021, but Horasis India Meeting it is an ambitious and challenging programme. India needs to boost its rural health care capacity including training and using technology, he opined. Mr Harsh Pati Singhania, President, AIMA and Vice Chairman and Managing Director, JK Paper observed that there was a huge learning curve during India’s second Covid wave, and it is now seen that India needs a better link between the Central and States governments in these matters. Dr Naresh Trehan, Founder, Medanta emphasised that the virus is unpredictable, and that there was an ongoing race between the virus mutation and vaccination of the population. Ms Preetha Reddy Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals stated that while they didn’t initially have enough action nodes in their system to fight the pandemic, their Hospitals have now ramped-up and others have also increased capacity. Delivering the introductory remarks, Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA shared that the government’s decision to increase orders for vaccines and permit vaccine imports should improve its supply; while the availability of more kinds of vaccines through multiple channels should speed up vaccination in India. Introduced 13 years ago, the Horasis India Meeting has become the foremost annual gathering of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts. With this meeting, Horasis offers business and government to discuss a wide range of issues related to the Indian economy. The location of the meeting rotates annually, and has been held in Munich (2009), Madrid (2010), Naples (2011), Antwerp (2012), Belfast (2013), Liverpool (2014), Interlaken (2015), Cascais (2016), Interlaken (2017), Malaga (2018) and Segovia (2019), and virtually in 2020.
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