Mindmine Summit 2010

The Annual Conference of the Hero Mindmine Institute

After four very successful summits which were widely covered by the media, the Fifth Edition of the Summit will be held at Hotel ITC Maurya on March 11 and 12, 2010. Last year’s theme, “Challenges of Troubled Times: Opportunities and Threats” focused on the global economic crisis from different perspectives. Last year’s summit was held against a backdrop of tumult. This year’s event is being held in an environment of hope and renewal. Appropriately, our theme this year is titled: “2010: Is This India’s Defining Moment?”

In the first decade of the new millennium, India underwent cataclysmic changes and remarkable progress. Will the second decade go the same way as the first? Or will India’s evolution take a completely different turn? Is this India’s defining moment in terms of economic development, reach & quality of education, security, next phase of administrative reforms etc

Over the course of the Fifth Mindmine Summit, panelists will seek to answer these questions or raise some issues in a myriad of ways. This year, we not only plan to deep scan the process of recovery that has set in around the world, we intend to crystal gaze into the new decade, and see what it holds for India, Indians and Indian businesses.In our 2009 edition, we opted for a more interactive format for our plenary sessions and panel discussions. This went down very well with our audience, and we hope to continue this approach this time as well

Participants will have an opportunity to take part in a diverse and interactive meet. Besides plenary sessions that will feature a galaxy of business leaders and policy makers, the 2010 edition will have unique Mindmine Exchanges with youth icons, opinion makers and diverse stakeholders from across the country. The summit will climax with a riveting and heated debate

Given Hero Mindmine’s profile and stature as one of India’s largest learning and training organizations, the Summit will also feature the Fifth edition of the BML Munjal Awards for Excellence in Learning and Development. The awards will look at companies that have consistently leveraged training and learning for competitive advantage. The winners will be selected by a top flight independent jury made up of some of India’s most respected names in the corporate sector and will be chaired by Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC.

Key sessions and the speakers were:

Session I: Inaugural Session

This session will set the tone for the rest of the plenary sessions. The keynote speaker will provide his perspective of how India will pan out in the new decade. He will provide an overview of the opportunities that will unfold, and how known challenges could be overcome

Chief Guest: Mr. Anand Sharma, Commerce Minister, Govt. of India; Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Limited; Mr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Chairman, Hero Group.

Session II: Global Financial Crisis: Have the lessons been learnt?

It would appear that the world’s worst economic crisis in seven decades is finally behind us. Is the recovery sustainable? Is there a risk of a relapse? Will the world act and behave differently from here?

Speakers: Mr. D. Subba Rao, Governor – RBI; Mr. Anshu Jain, Head of Global Markets, Deutsche Bank; Dr. Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman, CERG; Ms. Chanda Kochhar, CEO and MD, ICICI Bank; Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises; Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Founder Director, IIM (K) Professor, IIT (D).

Session III: Fixing India: Building and skilling for the next decade

The emphasis of the new decade will be on creating hard and soft infrastructure so that the twin of growth and development can be met. Can India’s grandiose infrastructure plans actually be rolled out in time? Can India meet the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015? Does India have any chance of fulfilling its stated aspiration of becoming a Developed Nation by 2020?

Speakers: Ms. Savita Mahajan, Associate Dean, Indian School of Business; Mr. Peter Mclaughlin, Head Master, Doon School; Mr. Anand Krishnan, CEO, DIC - Dubai; Mr. Atul Punj, Chairman, Punj Lloyd; Mr Analjit Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Max India Limited.

Session IV: Managing India: Can this be the Decade of Policy Review & Reforms ?

Without a strong reform agenda, India can only limp into the future. Crucial reforms in the areas of governance, regulation, judiciary, tax management, finance and labour remain unfinished. How can policy makers walk the talk on reform? How can known hurdles be overcome? How must consensus be built quickly?

Speakers: Mr. Arun Maira, Planning Commission, Govt. of India; Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, Chairman, Competition Commission of India; Dr Vijay L Kelkar, Chairman, Thirteeth Finance Commission; Mr C K Birla, Chairman, Hindustan Motors Ltd.

Session V: Innovating India: Can we become the world’s value-for money hub?

In the coming decade and beyond, India can become a source of innovation for developing products and services for the “frugal consumer” around the world. Where do the big opportunities exist? What practices should interested entrepreneurs and corporate houses follow so that frugal product and service delivery becomes viable? How best to attract risk capital for such ventures?

Speakers: Swami Ramdev, Yoga Guru; Mr. Hari S. Bhartia, Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Jubilant Organosys Ltd; Dr Anand C. Burman, Chairman, Dabur India; Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman and Managing Director, Quattro BPO Solutions; Mr. Ravi Kant, Managing Director, Tata Motors; Mr Ajay Shriram, Chairman & Sr Managing Director, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd.
BML Munjal Awards for Excellence in Learning & Development followed by Cultural Event and Networking Dinner.
Chief Guest: Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resources & Development, Govt. of India; HH Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Higher Education Minister, UAE
Session VI: Evolving India: Is ours really a liberated society?

Gender, ethnic, religious, caste and many other biases continue to be an intrinsic part of the Indian psyche at different levels, in spite of statues, landmark judgments and well- publicised marches against such Can India afford such prejudices in this day and age? What is required for us to become a liberated society?

Speakers: Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister for Corporate Affairs and Minority Commision; Mr. Karan Thapar, Journalist; Ms. Shobha Dé, Columnist and Novelist; Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, Politician; Ms Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surendra Park Hotels.

Session VII: India & Global Security

In the first decade of the new millennium, India announced itself in the world of geopolitics and global security. However, given India’s size and emerging economic clout, it isn’t enough just to make our voice heard. What does India need to do in the second decade to be taken more seriously as an arbiter and decision maker of global events?

Speakers: Mr. C Rajamohan; Mr. Gopal K Pillai, Home Secretary; Mr. G Parthasarthy, Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research; Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir; Dr. Tayeb A. Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE .

Session VIII: States Session: Creating models for Growth and Governance

There is huge disparity in the pace of progress between various states of India. Can the gap between the laggards and the stalwarts be reduced in this decade? What benchmarks should state politicians emulate? Is the nature of vote bank politics changing?

Speakers: Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana; Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand; Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Dy Chief Minister of Punjab; Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman & Managing Trustee, Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation.

Session IX: Mindmine Exchange: Perceiving India: Values and Gen Next with Pawan Munjal

This unique casual and interactive session with some of India’s leading youth icons is one of the highlights of the Summit; the session will seek to understand the views and values of India’s young, and why they think they way they do.


Session X: The Big Debate
Topic: "In the opinion of this house, India’s past is irrelevant for its future."
Moderator : Ms. Shereen Bhan, Delhi Bureau Chief and Executive Editor, CNBC – TV18
Speakers : FOR THE MOTION: Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj; Mr. Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Ventures; Mr. Manish Tewari, Member of Parliament
Against the Motion :Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, Journalist; Mr. Sitaram Yechury, Member of Parliament; Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Politician

Session XI: Valedictory Session
Valedictory Address: Mr Kamal Nath, Minister of Road Transport & Highways
Summary of Learnings: Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Limited
Vote of thanks: Mr. Anupam Bhasin, Wholetime Director, Hero Corporate Service Limited
Delegate Profile: CEOs, Business Heads, Functional Managers, Executives abd other Functionaries in public, private and government organisations in manufacturing, services, trade and other sectors, Academicians, Research Scholars and Students.

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