Panel Discussion with Sidharth Birla

ESMT European School of Management and Technology and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Panel Discussion with Sidharth Birla

"Prospects for investments and growth under the new government in India"

ESMT European School of Management and Technology and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

About Sidharth Birla:

Sidharth Birla, President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – India’s apex business organization – will be leading a delegation comprising about 10 CEOs heading organizations in diverse industry sectors in India. This visit will be held on the eve of the Indo-German Investment Summit in Berlin. It is a great opportunity for business leaders from both India and Germany to explore ways of collaborating in order to realize the tremendous business potential between the two nations. Unlike other emerging economies that are being hit more severely by diminished growth prospects in the developed world, the Indian economy is poised to be an investment destination of choice for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), with favorable demographics, a large and diversified domestic market, and competitive cost structures.

Against this backdrop, Sidharth Birla will address the audience with a keynote speech highlighting the prospects, as well as challenges, for FDI in India. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion, in which Sidharth Birla will be joined by three other CEOs from Indian and German bodies. This discussion will provide the opportunity to discuss specific campaigns and reform initiatives like Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, and so forth, in greater detail. It will also set the stage for a Q&A session with the audience.