Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 8:00a -
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 6:30p
Harvard Business School
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School
Boston, Massachusetts 02163
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Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School are hosting the 17th edition of the India Conference at Harvard on 15-16th February 2020. The theme of the conference this year is India 2020: Foresight, a play on India 2020: Hindsight, where renowned speaker will present their views analyzing various sectors, industries, opportunities and challenges facing India in the decade that has passed, as well as what the next 10 years are likely to hold.
The India Conference at Harvard is the most celebrated India focused event hosted in the US, attended by over 1000+ professionals, students and faculty of educational institutions and 120 eminent speakers from India.
This year, the Conference boasts of a stellar line up of speakers including celebrated actor Anupam Kher, former international cricket coach Gary Kirsten, media baron Aroon Purie, economist Arvind Subramaniam, senior politicians Jayant Sinha and Varun Gandhi, film maker Kabir Khan, CEO of Flipkart Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Invest India CEO Deepak Bagla, standup comedian Vir Das, and leading technology entrepreneurs including Ritesh Agarwal of Oyo and Girish Mathrubootham of Freshworks.
The conversation will pan various topics including the India’s economic model, Implications of the National Register of Citizens and The Citizenship Amendment Act, Ease of doing digital business in India, Indian youth and their political re-alignment, Experiences and outlook of Muslim communities, Expectation vs Reality of Investing in India, India’s role in fighting Climate Change, Building businesses for the next 500 million digital consumers, Journey of global technology giants being built out of India, Diversity, inclusion and the change face of activism, amongst many more. Moderated by leading industry experts and senior Harvard faculty, the conversations will spark candid opinions from speakers who are thought leaders in their fields and stir engaging debates.
The conference pans two days, with the first day, 15th February, hosted by the Kennedy School, and the second day, 16th February, hosted by the Business School. Details about the conference, agenda and speakers can be found here. The India Conference at Harvard presents an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in India, and the role the world’s largest democracy will play in the 2020s, to spend the President’s Day weekend learning from India’s opinion leaders.