AIMA was one of the partners of the Horasis India Meeting held in Binh Duong, Vietnam from 25th to 27th September 2022, which also celebrated 50 years of Indian Vietnamese Diplomacy.
AIMA's high-profile delegation included Mr Shrinivas Dempo, President and Chairman of Dempo Group of Companies; Mr Sudhir Jalan, Co-Chairman of Rieter India; Mr Rajive Kaul, Chairman of Nicco Group; Dr JS Juneja, Chairman of Global Projects & Services Pvt Ltd; Mr Inderdeep Singh, President & MD of Continental Devices India; Mr Vikram Chandra, Founder of Editorji Technologies; Mr Pranjal Sharma, Contributing Editor of Business Standard; Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA; Mr Abheek Singhi, MD & Senior Partner of Boston Consulting Group; and Mr Kartik Sharma, Co-Founder of DcodeAI.
During the opening plenary, Mr Shrinivas Dempo, along with Mr Rajive Kaul and other speakers from India and Vietnam, addressed the theme 'Vietnam and India Pivoting upon Global Issues,' highlighting the natural partnership between the two nations.
AIMA and Horasis jointly developed a special plenary session on 'India, Vietnam, and the World Economic Outlook,' featuring speakers such as Mr Sudhir Jalan, Dr JS Juneja, Mr Vikram Chandra, and Ms Rekha Sethi.
Additional sessions included Mr Inderdeep Singh and Mr Pranjal Sharma participating in a discussion on 'Are we Entering a New Era of Deglobalisation?' while Mr Abheek Singhi and Mr Kartik Sharma addressed topics on 'Reviewing India's New-New-Normal' and 'Accelerating the State of Digitalisation,' respectively.
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.
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