India Summit 2015

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New government, new policies: But can India deliver?

Fresh from winning more votes than any other politician in world history, Narendra Modi has a strong mandate to transform India. Whilst expectations and the stakes are sky-high, the new prime minister’s first 12 months suggest that he will seek to govern in a way that encourages economic growth, job creation and better infrastructure. Can Modi turn his mantras – “less government and more governance” and “no red tape, only red carpet” in to action ? The outcome will be crucial for voters, the business community and India’s place on the world stage. +91 Europe is proud to present the most significant India Summit of 2015, to take stock of how the new government, its policies, and different sectors of India’s economy are performing. We will discuss what it will take for the economy to hit top gear again, and how the UK, Europe and America can benefit.

Taylor Wessing LLP, New Street Square, London, United Kingdom
02 July 2015
9:00 am - 6:30 pm


Laurence Lieberman, Head of India Group, Taylor Wessing

Anand Raman, Editor-at-Large, Harvard Business Review

Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1993 – 1997)

Lance Price, former BBC Political Correspondent; Author “The Modi Effect – Inside Narendra Modi’s campaign to transform India”

Rakesh Rawal, CEO, +91 Europe (Moderator)


Can Narendra Modi transform India ?

What will it take for the economy to hit top gear again ?

How can the UK and Europe develop an enhanced relationship with India ?

What can India contribute to a new world order ?

Panel Discussion

Venu Nair, Managing Director, Marks & Spencer Reliance India

David Loyd, Director, IMM; Took Pizza Express and Wendy’s Burgers to India

Rachel Barton, Managing Director, Accenture

Pritam Dutta, Global Technology Management, Unilever

Richard Cawdell, Managing Director, Accelerator India (Moderator)


How will social media impact brand building in retail

Leveraging smart phones and the internet to transform retail

Which international retailers are most successful in India and why ?

Challenges – supply chain and logistics

Phil Baty, Editor-at-Large, The Times Higher Education magazine

Howard Bell, Chief Business Officer, Future Learn

Ritchie Mehta, Fellow, Judge Business School, Cambridge University (Moderator)


What are India’s immediate education needs ?

Which educational technologies could help improve educational outcomes ?

Collaboration with foreign universities and the knowledge economy

Mr Babulal Sethia, President, The Royal Society of Medicine

Erik Bossan, Regional President, Pfizer, Vaccines

Francis White, Europe Manager, Alivecor

Hamid Yunis, Partner, Taylor Wessing (Moderator)


How can India best use technology to reduce inequality in healthcare provision ?

Overview of Pfizer’s business model in emerging economies like India

Alivecor and the digital health revolution

Javier Tordable, Deutsche Borse, Head of India and BSE Partnership

Dr David Landsman, Executive Director, Head of TATA Europe

Jaideep Prabhu, Nehru Professor of Indian Business, Cambridge University (Moderator)


Which Indian companies are successful in Europe and America

Factors driving foreign acquisitions

What are the competitive strengths of Indian companies ?

How innovating in India can be a source of global competitive advantage

Mihir Bose, BBC Broadcaster

Ian Hardie, Director, LVMH Group

Rakesh Rawal, CEO, +91 Europe (Moderator)


British India cultural exchange – where next ?

Does the youth of India look to UK or USA for cultural compass ?

In the UK to what extent has Indian culture diffused beyond the Indian diaspora ?

Are there cultural differences in the appreciation of luxury ?

Is India the next leg of LVMH expansion ?

What has LVMH learnt in other high growth markets that can be applied to India ?

Laurence Lieberman, Head of India Group, Taylor Wessing




Taylor Wessing LLP, New Street Square, London, United Kingdom