'Indian Dream' focus at Wharton Economic Forum
Washington, Oct 24: The Wharton India Economic Forum 2006 in Philadelphia next month will host the cream of the Indian industry in a conference theme, 'Realising the Indian Dream'.
Captains of the Indian corporate world like Bajaj Auto Chairman Rahul Bajaj, Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej, Biocon Chairman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Air Deccan founder G R Gopinath, Hero Cycles CEO Sunil Munjal, and NIIT Chairman Rajendra Pawar will be lining up at the annual conference in its eleventh year.
This year's event at on November 11 coincides with the 125th anniversary of the Wharton School.
The Wharton India Economic Forum is a student-run event focusing on India.
According to the organisers, though the success of the Indian economy has been attributed to a myriad of factors like Information Technology, favourable economic policies and a growing number of ambitious entrepreneurs, the common thread is the ''Indian dream''.
The forum this year will serve as the platform for thought and the leaders to express their own dreams, they say.
Others who are expected to take part in the event are McKinsey ex-worldwide chairman Rajat Kumar Gupta, Deutsche Bank CEO Gunit Chadha and Planning Commission Member-Secretary Rajeev Ratan Shah.
Panel discussions include areas like government, media and entertainment, investment in India and Indian financial services.