Mumbai, India – 15 November 2021. The 24th Annual CITIC CLSA India Forum opens today, featuring trusted views from domestic and international experts, plus insights into the pivotal challenges and exciting opportunities facing India. The Forum brings over 120 leading Indian corporates and more than 500 global institutional investors together in a world class event that remains unrivaled in India.
An impressive lineup of thought leaders, policy experts, government officials and top-ranked CLSA research analysts will present their views over the next four themed days, beginning with a deep dive into Post-Covid India. CLSA Chief Economist Eric Fishwick opens the Forum with a keynote speech on global macro themes, assessing how growth may overtake inflation in 2022.
Sonal Jain, Country Head at CLSA India, comments: “New policies, technological innovations and emerging marketplaces shine an optimistic light on India’s future as the global economy recovers from pandemic shocks. CLSA India is well placed to identify the challenges and opportunities brought about by Covid-19, revealing the country’s accelerating growth prospects and exciting investment outlook.”
Meeting challenges day at the Forum addresses key issues facing various sectors, particularly technology and sustainability. A highlight is the ESG Panel featuring Mohit Bhargava, NTPC Renewables CEO, and Anish De, KPMG Partner and Head of Energy and Natural Resources. They discuss the disruptions facing the global energy value chain and how India has a chance to jump ahead of others on the world’s energy transition curve.
Leveraging opportunities day delves into the new economy, with views on fintech progress in the expanding domestic consumer space. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman of Marico, shares his entrepreneurial journey to build a multinational consumer goods giant with US$1.2bn in revenue, and operations in 25 countries across Asia and Africa.
Wrapping up with Emerging leaders day, the Forum concludes with an exclusive lineup of a select number of hard-to-access, attractive unicorns from India’s private fintech and ecommerce space. Among them, Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO of edutech company BYJU’S, talks about how the startup is leveraging technology to improve students’ ability to learn and expand the reach of traditional education systems.
Kai Kaufmann, Head of Corporate Access and Client Strategy at CLSA, comments: “The 24th Annual CITIC CLSA India Forum is the perfect platform for deeper analysis amid the country’s recent Covid-19 shocks. Featuring leading Indian corporates and highly distinguished webinar speakers, the Forum provides unmatched corporate access for participants to explore tailored and actionable investment insights, and emerging trends in the post-pandemic era. ”
In mid-September, CLSA also hosted the 28th CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors’ Forum, Asia’s best-known and longest-running annual investment conference. The Forum gathered over 500 listed and private companies and over 2,500 institutional investors representing more than 560 buyside institutions from around the world. A distinguished lineup of industry experts, global personalities, top management of leading companies as well as CLSA’s highly-rated analysts were featured in more than 50 webinars over the course of five full days.
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