India’s National Competitiveness Forum 2015

India Council of Competitiveness hosted its flagship event, India’s National Competitiveness Forum (NCF) on September 25, 2015 in New Delhi. The event was a discussion platform, which is aimed to set the agenda for India’s growth and competitiveness by engaging top leaders, renowned thinkers and selected government leaders. The leaders will make deliberations on the state of India’s competitiveness and other pressing issues.

The discussion topics were based on the theme of Manufacturing. They were 

  • India’s present Manufacturing Capability, Future Potential and the way forward
  • Succeeding in a tough environment & what are the best locations for Make in India – The idea of State and Cities
  • Enhancing Manufacturing Capability in the Defence Sector
  • Future of Manufacturing in Global Economy

The forum brought out  a fairly robust agenda for interaction, sharing knowledge, and highlighting strategic issues through the deliberations. 

 

Agenda

Time: 08:00 – 09:30

Registration & Breakfast for NCF Participants and Delegates

Time: 09:30 – 09:35

Welcome Address by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness

Time: 09:35 – 09:45

Talk by Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman, India Council On Competitiveness & Managing Partner & CEO, Roland Berger on The Present State of Manufacturing in India

Time: 09:45 – 10:20

Keynote by Michael Enright on Manufacturing in India Vs China

Time: 10:20 – 10:50

Keynote by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto on Importance of ‘Make in India’

Q&A with Rajiv Bajaj by Anurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief, BW|Business World

Time: 10:50 – 11:40

 

Panel Discussion on India’s present Manufacturing Capability, Future Potential and the way forward
What is India good at? What are the barriers to becoming a manufacturing nation? What is the opportunity – “Make for India” or “Make for the World”? Are we making progress?

  • Seshagiri Rao MVS, CEO, JSW Steel
  • Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India
  • Rameesh Kailasam, Deputy Managing Director, APCO Worldwide
  • Nagendra Palle, CEO, Mahindra First Choice wheels
  • Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, One Plus

Moderated by Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor, Mint

Time: 11:35 – 11:55

Tea/Coffee Break

Time: 12:05 – 12:15

Talk by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness on Manufacturing Competitiveness for Indian States

Time: 12:15 – 13:05

Panel Discussion on Succeeding in a tough environment & what are the best locations for Make in India – The idea of States and Cities Challenges faced by Indian Corporates? What makes the Cities & States attractive? Should India concentrate on developing a few SEZs?

  • Pawan Maini, Managing Director – India, Ramboll
  • Raman Roy, CEO, Quattro Global
  • Rajiv Bajaj, Partner, Nomura Research India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arvind Singhal, Chairman and Managing Director, Technopak
  • David Wittenberg, CEO, The Innovation Workgroup

Moderated By Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, MINT

Time: 13:05 – 13:15

Session by Br. Prasanna Swaroopa on Spirituality and Leadership

Time: 13:15 – 14:15

Lunch

Time: 14:15 – 14:30

Keynote by Raja Choudhury, National Award winning film maker on Rewiring the Brain

Time: 14:30 – 15:30

Panel Discussion on Enhancing Manufacturing Capability in the Defence Sector
Strengths and growth drivers for the sector, opportunities for defense manufacturing in India and financial incentives within the sector

  • V K Saraswat, Member, Niti Aayog
  • General N C Vij, Former Chief of the Army Staff & Director Vivekananda International Foundation
  • Vernon Noronha, Head Defence and Institutional Busines, Tata Motors
  • Rajinder Bhatia, CEO, Defence & Aerospace, Bharat Forge

Moderated by Rahul Gangal, Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Time: 15:30 – 16:20

Panel Discussion on Future of Manufacturing in Global Economy
Newer approaches and their impact, usage of robotics and future of manufacturing jobs, growth drivers and policies within the sector

  • Roy Kamphausen, Director, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
  • Himanshu Jain, MD & VP- Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia, Sealed Air
  • Vishwanath Madhugiri, Chief Innovation Officer, LYCUM GROUP
  • Chetan Tolia, CHRO – Tata Power Group
  • Anil Khaitan, MD, Sunil Healthcare

Moderated By Vinay Hebbar, MD, Harvard Business Publishing India

Time: 16:20 – 16:40

Keynote by Terence Tse on India and the EU: How Make in India can help International Expansion and build new value chains

Time: 16:40 – 16:45

Closing Remarks by Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman India Council On Competitiveness & Managing Partner & CEO, Roland Berger

Time: 16:45 – 17:10

Tea/Coffee Break

Time: 17:10 – 17:15

Introducing the Porter Prize by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Time: 17:15 – 18:00

Panel on Capitalism, Shared Value and Social Progress
Building a clear understanding of shared value, how is the concept beyond corporate social responsibility and enhances
the organizations ability to contribute to communities by reconceiving products & markets and redefining productivity in the value chain.

  • Dr. Shelly Batra, CEO, Operation Asha
  • Anil Jain, Managing Director, Jain Irrigation
  • Sumantra Sen, CEO, JSW Foundation
  • Deepak Arora, Group Head – CSR and CEO, Essar Foundation
  • Satya Saurabh, Managing Director, Adimode Tranasnational Trading LLC

Moderated by Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor, MINT

Time: 18:00 – 18:45

Panel on Strategy, Positioning, Tradeoffs & Fit, Building a Competitive Advantage
To understand issues pertaining to offensive and defensive action, how entrepreneurs find unique value and drive change within the industry, how trade offs define consistency in a strategy and how fit defines competitive advantage with choices

  • Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Sales Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Western Digital
  • R Subramanian, Senior Vice President & MD, DHL Express India
  • Siddharth Arora, CEO & Co-founder, ePaisa Ltd
  • Sandeep Mann, Fellow, Institute for Competitiveness
  • Anuj Mehra, CEO, Mahindra Rural Housing & Finance

Moderated By Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, MINT

Time: 18:45 – 19:00

Keynote by Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Time: 19:00 – 19:40

Keynote Address by Professor Michael E. Porter on How smart connected products are transforming competition

Time: 19:40 – 20:00

Q & A with Michael E. Porter led by Sajjan Jindal, Managing Director & CEO, JSW Steel

Time: 20:00 – 20:45

Book Launch -‘Do you know Deen Dayal Upadhyay’ and Porter Prize Ceremony

Time: 20:45 – 21:00

Address by Kailash Chandra Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party

Time: 21:00 – 21:05

Vote of Thanks & Unveiling the Power of the Porter Prize 2016 by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Time: 21:00 onwards

Dinner

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Speakers

Michael E. Porter

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School

V K Saraswat

Member, NITI AAYOG

General N C Vij

Former Chief of the Army Staff & Director Vivekananda International Foundation

Michael Enright

Director at Enright, Scott & Associates

Vinay Hebbar

Managing Director, Harvard Business Publishing India

Himanshu Jain

MD/ VP for the Indian Sub-continent & South East Asia, Sealed Air

Deepak Arora

Group Head – CSR and CEO, Essar Foundation

Rajiv Bajaj

Managing Director, Bajaj Auto

Pawan Maini

MD, Ramboll India

Raman Roy

Chariman & Managing Director, Quatrro

Ravi Venkatesan

Chairman, Social Venture Partners India & Chairman, Bank of Baroda

Roy Kamphausen

Senior Vice President for Research; Director of the Washington, D.C., office The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Shelly Batra

Co-founder & President, Operation ASHA

Kailash Chandra Vijayvargiya

National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party

Ramesh Kailasam

Deputy Managing Director, APCO Worldwide

Terence Tse

Associate Professor of Finance at the ESCP Europe Business School

Sukumar Ranganathan

Editor, Mint

Wilfried Aulbur

Managing Partner and CEO, Roland Berger – India

Vishwanath Madhugiri

Chief Innovation Officer, LYCUM GROUP

Seshagiri Rao MVS

Joint Managing Director of JSW Steel and Chief Financial Officer of JSW Group

Nitin Prasad

Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Anurag Batra

Editor-in-Chief, BW | Business World

Anil Khaitan

Managing Director, Sunil Healthcare

Rajinder Bhatia

CEO, Defence & Aerospace, Bharat Forge

Nagendra Palle

CEO, Mahindra Frist Choice Wheels

Vernon Noronha

Head Defence and Institutional Business, Tata Motors

Siddharth Arora

CEO & Co-founder, ePaisa Ltd.

Arvind K. Singhal

Chairman, Technopak

Anil Jain

Managing Director, Jain Irrigation

Sumantra Sen

CEO, JSW Foundation

Sajjan Jindal

Chairman and Managing Director, JSW

Khwaja Saifuddin

Senior Sales Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Western Digital

R Subramanian

Senior Vice president & Managing Director, DHL Express India

Anuj Mehra

Managing Director, Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited

Vikas Agarwal

General Manager, India at One Plus

Chetan Tolia

Chief HR Officer, TATA Power

Anil Padmanabhan

Deputy Managing Editor, MINT

Sangita Reddy

Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Satya Saurabh

Managing Director, Adimode Tranasnational Trading LLC

Rahul Gangal

Partner, Roland Berger

Rajiv Bajaj

Partner, Nomura Research India Pvt. Ltd

David Wittenberg

CEO, The Innovation Workgroup

Sandeep Mann

Fellow, Institute for Competitiveness

Raja Choudhury

National Award winning film maker

Videos

Keynote by Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Keynote By Michael Enright, Director Enright Scott & Associates

Keynote by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto

Panel Discussion on India’s present Manufacturing Capability, Future Potential and the way forward

Panel discussion on Succeeding in tough environment & What are the best locations for Make in India

Keynote by Raja Choudhury

Panel Discussion on Enhancing Manufacturing Capability in the Defence Sector

Keynote by Terence Tse on India and the EU: How Make in India can help International Expansion

Closing Remarks by Wilfried Aulbur, Chairman India Council On Competitiveness

Recap India's National Competitiveness Forum 2015

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