Deloitte CEO to Visit India on November 15

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI/Business Wire India):Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the world's leading professional services firm today, announced the visit of Jim Quigley, global CEO, to India during November 15- 18.

Quigley will be in India as a co-chair of the World Economic Forum, India Economic Summit, 2008, and will also participate in four sessions at the summit.

During his visit, Quigley will engage with Indian business leaders on several platforms to share the Deloitte point of view on how growth is possible even during tough economic times such as the current phase.

He will also talk about the need for innovation in strategies to retain talent and improve operational efficiencies in times of crisis.

According to Deloitte, a new perspective is required as are innovative strategies to successfully navigate these constraints and turn them into a source of competitive advantage.

The principal theme for the 24th India Economic Summit is, "Securing India's Future Growth". In the backdrop of this theme, global leaders will debate and discuss India's future growth in the current global financial crisis. The World Economic Forum: India Economic Summit is aims to generate insight and to improve the alignment of India's development and industry priorities and as such is organized on four thematic pillars: Global Shifts; Managing Risks; Inclusive Growth; and Future Competitiveness.

With energy and commodity prices directly linked to global supply and demand, record setting oil prices present multiple challenges to India's future domestic growth. Moreover, a strengthening rupee and forthcoming national elections are also setting the stage for a range of new issues that will reshape the country's agenda going forward.

Quigley's last visit was marked by The Super Achiever's Forum in July 2008 where he highlighted the urgency for Indian companies to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards to enhance competitiveness.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

Deloitte has been a strategic partner with the World Economic Forum for more than 10 years and is actively involved in the Forum's endeavors at the global, regional and industry levels. Deloitte contributes its expertise and resources in order to advance worldwide economic and social progress.

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