India Investors Summit to be held on May 19-20 in London

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New Delhi, May 8 (UNI) Industry leaders, investors and politicians from India and the United Kingdom will come together for a two day summit to discuss and explore the investment opportunities in India.

At a time when global investors are urgently seeking destinations with growth opportunities, the India Investors' Summit 2008 will be organised by Financial News, in conjunction with Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal and the Imagindia Institute on May 19-20 in London.

The country, which is forecasted to rank among top three in the world by 2050, has attracted massive investment from overseas.

One special feature of the summit is the emphasis on food and agriculture, where investment opportunity in the agri-sector with the leading bankers and financial community of London will be explored.

A recent report of the United Nations has underlined that one of the key factors causing the current global food crisis hs been the negligible investment in agriculture over the past three decades.

''We hope the summit will play a significant role in stimulating investments in this critical sector,'' British High Commission First Secretary and Head of Trade and Investment Norther Region (India) Paulo Grey said.

He further said there is a great opportunity for investment in sectors like energy, food, infrastructure, financial sectors among others.

The summit programme will cover topics including regulatory concerns and issues such as finance, private equity's impact on industrial corporations, mergers and acquisition trends and deals and risk management, as well as the challenges and opportunities offered by sectors such as healthcare, energy, real estate and telecommunications.

UNCTAD Coordinator for Central Asia Sham Bathija, The Wall Street Journal Bureau Chief (South and Southeast Asia) Paul Beckett, ITC Ltd Chairman Yogesh Chander Deveshwar will be some of the key speakers.


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