PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The student leadership committee of the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) announced today that the 13th Wharton India Economic Forum will be held at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia on March 21st, 2009. The committee invites the public to gain insights from some of the world's top business leaders including keynote speakers: Mr. Jim Rogers (billionaire Investor in the Asian Markets and Co-Founder of the Quantum Fund); Mr. Dominic Barton (named the next Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.); Ms. Chanda Kochhar (named the next CEO and Managing Director, ICICI Bank, India's largest private financial institution); Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Deputy Chairman of India's Planning Commission and the architect of the country's current economic policy); and Mr. Farrokh Kavarana (Chairman of several Tata Group companies). Registration is available at http://www.whartonindia.org.
As has been the case in the past, the forum will be driven by business leaders, politicians and experts from across the world who will come together to share their outlook and vision for India. The forum will also be attended by the glitterati of the nation's booming sports and entertainment industries including Abhishek Bachchan (Actor), Sunil Gavaskar (Cricketer), Geet Sethi (Billiards Champion), Vijay Amritraj (Tennis Champion) and Rohan Sippy (Film Director). In addition, the young Congress Party leader Mr. Rahul Gandhi, will share his vision for a new India in a specially taped video address.
The Forum will also run nine panel discussions on diverse topics covering every major aspect that is critical to the Indian economy. Many panels will be moderated by the country's top journalists including Sreenivasan Jain (Managing Editor NDTV) and Senthil Chengalvarayan (President & Group Editorial Director Business Media, CNBC TV18). Keynotes and speakers at the Forum include:
Investing in India: Capital Markets and Hedge Funds
Bollywood's Silver Screen: Pursuit of the Golden Globe
Backstage Demand Drivers: The Indian Media and Ad Industry
The Economics of Sports in India: Prospects and Pitfalls
(Sub)Prime Property: India's Real Estate in the aftermath of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
The Healthcare Duopoly: India, the Medical Center of the World
Nurturing the National Backbone: India's Infrastructure, 2020 and beyond
The India Express: Tourism in the Time of Turmoil
Again this year, the Wharton India Economic Forum will team with India Knowledge @ Wharton, the Wharton School's award winning online journal of business analysis and commentary, to capture through audio and video interviews as well as print articles the insights provided by the high level speakers in attendance. For more information visit: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/india/. For more information about the Forum, contact Mr. Arjun Madan at email@example.com or +1-718-790-9973. Complete details and registration are available at http://www.whartonindia.org.
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