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Partnership summit of CII to kick start on Jan 17

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Bangalore, Jan 13: The increasing status of India as a major investment destination in the globe has led to over 26 business delegation participating in the 13th CII Partnership Summit beginning here on January 17.

The flagship event of CII, being held for the second time in the City, would significantly propel Brand Bangalore and would act as a platform for brand vision development and strategic marketing initiatives for India Inc.

With over 2000 delegates, including 700 from abroad, the 13th Edition of Partnership Summit was a history of sorts and position India as a critical and responsible partner in Geopolitics, Mr Nandan Nilekani, Infosys CEO and Managing Director and Summit co-chairman told newsmen here today.

He said the three-day event would promote India as a profitable and stable investment destination.

Portuguese Republic President Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva will inaugurate the Summit in the presence of Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamalnath and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

More than 25 ministers from India and abroad will participate in the event.

The successive summits held in Kolkatta during the previous two years had helped West Bengal attract major industrial investment, Mr Nilekani added.

Mr Nilekani said there would be 20 networking luncheon sessions,besides ten plenary sessions with topics ranging from global outlook of21st century, multilateral trade vs regional trade agreements: whichway to go, Global Growth: Will growth be sustained, globalisation, TheInnovation Imperative: New models, New ideas, Trade and investmentflows, Does the 21st century belong to Asia and emergence of India inthe global markets. There would be a separate session, focussing onKarnataka.

Key speakers included former Hungarian Prime Minister PeterMedgyessy, UK Chancellor of Exchequer Gordon Brown, UK Secetary ofState for Trade and Industry Alistair Darling, Kuwait Trade andIndustry Minister Engr Falah Fahad Mohammad Ai-hajri, KnowledgeCommission Chairman Sam Pitroda and World Trade Organisation DirectorGeneral Pascal Lamy.

Mr Nilekani said the summit had emerged a most importantinternational event of the country, with a focus on building positiveeconomic perceptions of India globally.


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