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Impressions from them 2008 meeting:
The Indian economy is competitive, creative — and completely chaotic.
Pramod Bhasis, Chief Executive Officer, Genpact, India
Within 10 years we expect India to be one of the top five domestic markets in the world.
Thomas Schick, Executive Vice President, American Express, USA
We're proud that during this period of turmoil that India has been an oasis of calm.
Amit Mitra, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India
When markets dried up, India was quick to refocus its trade and marketing efforts in targeting regions not severely affected by the economic downturn such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf economies.
Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad, Chairman, Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co, Saudi Arabia
Technology has been a key enabler for social inclusion – both in China and India.
Liu Jiren, Chairman, Neusoft, China
I urge global companies to invest in India. India offers very attractive returns.
Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, India
Global India Business Meeting
21-22 June 2010, Madrid, Spain
Anand Sharma - Connecting India with the World

The 2010 Global India Business Meeting was held in Madrid, 21-22 June 2010. The meeting was organized by Horasis and co-hosted by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and Casa Asia - an institution under the Spanish government - with ICEX, the Municipality of Madrid, PromoMadrid (Regional Government of Madrid). Anand Sharma, India's Minister of Commerce and Industry and Miguel Sebastián, Spain's Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism opened the meeting. Minister Sharma spoke about the government's plans to make India one of the largest and most competitive economies: 'India will become one of the three biggest economies of the world by 2030,' he said. In a special address, H.R.H. The Prince of Asturias, the Spanish Crown Prince, called for a new global partnership. Download the Report, read some related coverage in the international media and visit the photo gallery:

IHT: Europe and India Push to Seal Free-Trade Deal
Business Standard: India-EU FTA likely by Year-end, Says Sharma
AFP: Indian Hunger for New Technology Fuels Acquisitions
Asean Affairs: India in Spotlight
Indias brand building goes global
Erecting an empire on enjoyment

Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises - 'when the world was melting, India still stood its ground'

The second Horasis Meeting on India - the first edition was held in Munich in June 2009 - came at a crucial time for India - participants discussed strategies to overcome the current economic crisis. Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises; President, FICCI, told participants that 'the Global India Business Meeting provides an excellent platform to discuss Indian firms strategies, challenges and contributions to overcome the global economic crisis and to develop into truly globalized corporations.' The Global India Business Meeting brought together a host of business leaders to discuss Indian firms' role in the global economy. The Global India Business Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts. The event was open to Chief Executive Officers of the world's leading companies.

The Global India Business Meeting convened 400 top decision makers from business and government from India and the rest of the world. The Global India Business Meeting provides a unique springboard for discussion as India increasingly plays a pivotal role in reviving the global economy. The Global India Business Meeting offered a unique opportunity for CEOs to gain the latest business and political insight as well as engage in informal dialogue with the Indian leaders of today and tomorrow.

The co-chairs were:

Claude Beglé, Former Chairman, Swiss Post, Switzerland
Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, Tata Communications, India
Carla Cico, Chief Executive Officer, Rivoli S.P.A., Italy
Dinesh Dhamija, Founder and Chairman, Copper Beech Group, United Kingdom
Antonio Escamez, Chairman, Spain-India Council Foundation, Spain
Sunil Godhwani, Chief Executive Officer, Religare Enterprises, India
CP Gurnani, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Satyam, India
Prakash Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group, Switzerland
Rana Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, Yes Bank, India
Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Khater Massaad, Chief Executive Officer, RAK Investment Authority, UAE
Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, India
G V Krishna Reddy, Chairman, GVK Power & Infrastructure, India
Dhruv M Sawhney, Chairman, Triveni Engineering & Industries, India
Malvinder Mohan Singh, Group Chairman, Fortis Healthcare, India

Horasis hosts annual meetings to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today. Four further meetings are held on an annual basis - the Global China Business Meeting, the Global Russia Business Meeting, the Global Arab Business Meeting and the Horasis Annual Meeting. Horasis - a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future provides a unique platform for companies from emerging markets to globalize their organizations. The programmes are structured to provide a maximum amount of knowledge exchange and interaction in a variety of formal and informal settings.

The Spanish Crown Prince, H.R.H. The Prince of Asturias, calling for a new global partnership Indian Business Leaders of the Year - Rajive Kaul, Rana Kapoor, Suni Godhwani


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