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9th December 2014 | Press Release - INZBC
The India New Zealand Business Council, is holding International Summit next year, on 13th March 2015 to coincide with the Cricket World Cup games being played by India in New Zealand. The theme for 2015 will be: Growing with India: Inspire, Innovate, Grow.
After the successful summit, in 2014, which has become the top industry event for International Trade with India, INZBC is making the next Summit even bigger.
Sunil Kaushal, Chairman, INZBC, says, “This Summit will be truly a first of it’s kind International Summit between India and NZ where industry leaders from both India and New Zealand will come together to share their insights on increasing bilateral trade between both countries.”
In attendance will be top industry leaders from New Zealand and this time from India too. Hear directly from the ministers and the policy makers, on their view on International trade with India.
Some of the key note speakers include, Nandan Nilekani, from India. He is an acclaimed entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2009. Fortune Magazine conferred him with “Asia’s Businessman of the year 2003”. He was named the Corporate Citizen of the Year at the Asia Business Leaders Award (2004).
‘I am greatly looking forward to my first visit to New Zealand in March 2015 to speak at the INZBC business summit! I see many opportunities for trade and cooperation between India and New Zealand to flourish in the coming years’, says Nandan.
Nandan Nilekani was most recently the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)—which aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India—in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister. Nandan Nilekani was previously the co-chairman of the board of directors of Infosys Technologies Limited, which he co-founded in 1981. Serving as director on the company's board since its inception to July 2009, he has held various posts at Infosys, including chief executive officer and managing director, president, and chief operating officer.
Also joining the key Note speakers, is Dr Reuben Abraham, who is CEO and Senior Fellow at the IDFC Institute, a think-tank set up by India’s largest infrastructure finance company. The IDFC Institute's focus is on the political, economic, and spatial causes. Reuben was a Legatum Global Fellow for 2013. In 2012, he was named to Wired Magazine’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.” He was selected as a Young Global Leader for 2009 by the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, and in 2007, he was a TED Global Fellow, following which he served on the TED Fellows Advisory Board.
This International Business Summit between India and New Zealand is being organised by INZBC in association with our Indian counterparts Confederation of Indian Industries [CII] and local partners like Callaghan Innovation, ATEED, NZTE, ENZ, Grant Thornton, to name a few organisations.