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The 7th Annual Growth Net Summit | 6 -7 June 2019 | New Delhi

We are pleased to share with you the dates of our annual flagship international event, The 7th Growth Net Summit convened by the Ananta Centre and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to be held on 6 – 7 June 2019 at The Taj Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi. Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Singapore has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this program. The Summit would be the first major economic meet since the Parliamentary (Lok Sabha) elections of 2019 in India.

About The Growth Net

As a background, The Growth Net is a unique meeting for participants from the emerging market countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America to jointly shape their future and advance common objectives. We also have participation from the developed economies considering their impact and role in the global economy. 

The Summit, started in 2013, has grown over the years and emerged as a platform to connect with the entrepreneurial and technological dynamism of emerging economies. The participants meet to exchange ideas and information, build mutual trust and develop a long-term agenda for future cooperation.

The last Summit held in 2018 brought together more than 60 speakers and 200 delegates from 15 countries including Ministers and senior officials, business and political leaders, economists, media persons and thought-leaders who shared insights and brainstormed on issues critical for generating and sustaining momentum in most emerging economies.

Piyush Goyal, Minister for Finance, Railways and Coal, Government of India delivered the inaugural address at this Summit. The meeting also featured keynote address by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas; and Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry; Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs; Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

The international speakers who addressed the last Summit include Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development, Singapore; Yasushi Akahoshi, President, Japan External Trade Organisation, Japan; James Carafano, Vice President, The Davis Institute for Foreign Policy & National Security, The Heritage Foundation, USA; Dan Catarivas, Director General, Foreign Trade & International Relations, Manufacturers’ Association of Israel; Victoria Espinel, President & CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance, USA; Wang Haifeng, Director, Department of Trade & Investment Research, Institute of Foreign Economics, National Development and Reform Commission, China; Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Jin Park, Executive President, Asia Future Institute; Chair Professor, Hankook University of Foreign Studies, South Korea; Mahendra Siregar, Senior Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia; Ralph Voltmer, Partner, Head of India Practice, Covington & Burling, USA among others.

Enclosed is the report of the last Summit with the key highlights and recommendations emerging from the discussions for your reference.

The agenda, this year, includes emerging trends & dynamics of global trade; leveraging technology to create new markets; generating the talents and skills for the digital economy; geopolitical risks for business and mitigation strategies; Industry 4.0; mobile economy; synergies between Start Ups and MNCs; impact of China’s policies on emerging markets; advanced technologies like Big Data, A.I. automation etc. which are some of the key topics impacting the emerging markets. In this regard, your keynote address at this Summit would be very special.

The first version of the program, as on date, is enclosed for your reference.  

Looking forward for your support.

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