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WEF, CII to host India Economic Summit in Nov

August 25, 2014 17:04 IST

IndiaMore than 800 participants are expected to attend the India Economic Summit in New Delhi in November, an event to be hosted by the World Economic Forum along with Confderataion of Indian Industry.

The summit would be held from November 4-6.

Over 800 participants would participate under the meeting's working theme 'Redefining Public Private Cooperation for a New Beginning', WEF said in a statement on Monday.

The co-chairs of the summit would be HT Media Chairperson and Editorial Director Shobhana Bhartia, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra, Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan, Mitsubishi Corporation Chairman Yorihiko Kojima and Pakistan-based SOC Films' Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

"The objective of this year's meeting is to examine. . . the priorities for the country following India's national elections to maximise its full potential for inclusive growth," WEF Director (Head of India and South Asia) Viraj Mehta said.

The summit would focus on various aspects such catalysing economic growth, job creation, promoting transparency, invigorating the agricultural sector and accelerating reforms for India's women.

"The meeting will therefore bring together top Indian and global leaders to discuss how India can restore investor confidence and achieve greater parity in its socio-economic progress," the statement said.

CII's Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said the would be an opportunity to identify the driving forces behind economic growth.

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