New Delhi, June 17: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday joined a road show in the US that will continue for eight days and touch three cities to project India's growth story to investors and thinktanks to attract investment.
Jaitley will meet business communities during his trip besides addressing top business schools and think tanks but won't hold any official meetings. He won't even meet his American counterpart Jacob Lew, finance ministry sources said.
The Indian finance minister is accompanied bu Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and a small team of officers. Delegates from Indian industry are also joining him to showcase the country's improved investment climate and a positive outlook towards economic growth.
New York will be Jaitley first stop. He will stay there for three days and will hold meetings with executives of top US firms. He would also meet the New York Stock Exchange management. On June 18, Jaitley will also address selected portfolio managers from foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and executives of US companies operating in India, across sectors.
The finance minister will present a speech on "One Year After: Progress on Economic Reforms in India" at the Columbia School of Business. There he will speak about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government. Jaitley is then expected to meet senior officials of US companies and address a press conference in Washington DC. The minister will leave for San Francisco on June 21 to meet more investors.