ROUNDTABLE TO FOCUS ON INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN
INDIA – KAMAL NATH TO INAUGURATE
Date : 14 Oct 2004
Location : New Delhi
Shri Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, will be inaugurating India Investment Roundtable here on October 19, 2004. The Roundtable will focus on "Opportunities and Policy Challenges for Investment in India". Various subjects like India’s Investment policies: Progress and Future Directions, FDI and Infrastructure Development and the Road ahead: Investment Partnerships with India will be discussed by policy makers from Central and State Governments, leaders of the industry, experts from International Organisations and from Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The Roundtable is being organised by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) in association with OECD and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). OECD is a grouping of 30 developed nations. The event is likely to be attended by 350 participants from prominent business communities from India, OECD countries, Non OECD countries and policy makers. The event will provide a platform for exploring opportunities for investments in Indian infrastructure sector. This will be the main investment promotion event in India in this season.
India Investment Roundtable will be followed by OECD’s annual conference of Global Forum on International Investment (GFII), during October 19-22, 2004. GFII, which is on "Investment for Development: Forging Partnerships", will have interactive dialogue between policy makers, business and industry from OECD and Non OECD countries on the role of International Cooperation to enhance the business environment and maximise the benefits of investment in developing countries, with a focus on India. The GFII will address OECD initiatives on Policy framework for investment, promotion of corporate responsibility and maximising Official Development Assistance.
The event will feature prominent speakers from OECD and Non OECD members and key multinational corporations. The prominent speakers include Mr. Richard Hecklinger, Deputy Secretary General, OECD; Shri Ashok Jha, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion; Shri Dhanendra Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Mr. Michael F Carter, Country Director-India, The World Bank; Shri Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Ventures; Dr. Prakash G Apte, Director, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; and many others.
Both these events are expected to provide a useful opportunity to the Indian and international community to come together on a common platform to work on a short and long term agenda for advancing common development goals.
The event details can be accessed and online registrations done at www.gfii.india.nic.in