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Impressions from them 2016 meeting:
Portugal can be a doorway which can allow us to ensure that the trade with the rest of Europe can take place at a significant pace and volume.
V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, India
Economic benefits can arise from more intense political contacts between the governments of Portugal and India.
Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
We want to attract investments and India has an important opportunity in Portugal.

Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Minister of Economy, Portugal

Maharashtra is a highly industrially state and a preferred location for FDI.
Subhash Desai, Minister for Industries, Government of Maharashtra
Portugal as the focal point for India’s relation with the Lusophony countries.
Miguel Pinto Luz, Vice Mayor of Cascais, Portugal
I see India with a great potential for sustainable development if it continues to modernize its infrastructure.
Eduardo Catroga, Chairman, EDP, Portugal
We have a visionary government with simplified policies and triggered reforms.
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, India
India needs an inclusive infrastructure.
Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, India
Portugal is a very good base for Indian businesses to have in the EU.
Naushad Forbes, President, CII; Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall, India
Horasis India Meeting
Interlaken, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2017
The Interlaken region
Horasis will hold the 2017 Horasis India Meeting on 25-26 June in Interlaken, Switzerland, co-hosted by the Canton of Bern and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The 2017 Horasis India Meeting will explore Indian firms’ rise to global eminence while engaging the Horasis Global Visions Community for dialogue and impact. Participants will engage in a discussion how to grow India's economy rapidly and sustainably. They will also examine how to use Europe as springboard for globalization.

Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals

The Horasis India Meeting is the foremost annual meeting of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts. With this meeting, Horasis offers business and government to discuss a wide range of issues related to the Indian economy. The location of the meeting rotates annually, and has been held in Munich (2009), Madrid (2010), Naples (2011), Antwerp (2012), Belfast (2013), Liverpool (2014), Interlaken (2015) and Cascais (2016).

Horasis as an independent international organization is committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future through the active participation of global business leaders in series of annual meetings. In addition to the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis holds meetings on China, South East Asia, Russia and the Arab world, as well as the all-encompassing Horasis Global Meeting.

V K Singh Minister of State for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs at the 2016 Horasis India Meeting Subhash Desai, Minister for Industries, Government of Maharashtra, India

The co-chairs are:

Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto, India
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industries, India
Claude Béglé, Chairman, Symbioswiss, Switzerland
Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership, United Kingdom
Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Company, India
  Asif Iqbal, President, Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO), India
Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman, Bharat Forge, India
Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, India
Rajive Kaul, Past President AIMA; Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Eliano Lodesani, Chief Operating Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy
William Meaney, Chief Executive Officer, Iron Mountain, USA
R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals, India
Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Services; President, AIMA, India
Nasser Munjee, Chairman, DCB Bank, India
Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU), Switzerland
Philippe Reich, Vice Chairman, Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman, Cyient, India
Ron Somers, President, India First Group, USA


Bern Economic Development Agency Confederation of Indian Industry

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