The Annua l Conference of the Hero Mindmine Institute

After five successful summits that have attracted leaders from amongst the best of India's policymakers, corporate leaders and opinion makers from diverse fields, the stage is set for the Sixth Mindmine Summit, which is being held at Hotel lTC Maurya, New Delhi on April 21-22, 2011.Our theme this year is: "Thriving in Uncertainty: Is this the Real India?" Last year's theme, "2010: Is This India's Defining Moment?" attempted to scan the fledgling process of recovery around the world and in India, and also spellout some imperatives for the new decade. A year has passed, and the global recovery, instead of steaming ahead, has slowed to stall speed. In the United States there are concerns over unemployment and deflation, and in Europe, there are serious sovereign debt concerns. India, in the meantime, has ratcheted up robust growth, powered by a strong domestic sector

The 2011 Summit's objective is to gauge whether India can continue its dream run against an uncertain global backdrop. The summit will also examine whether the growing confidence and clout of India can provide Indian society, business and individuals new leverage in a multi-polar and increasingly multi-dimensional world.
In our 2010 edition, we opted for a more interactive format for our plenary sessions and panel discussions. Instead of fixed delivery formats, panel speakers and session chairpersons, we had dialogue partners and interlocutors. This delivery went down very well with our audience, and we hope to consolidate the approach this time.

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 2011 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 Sixth 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. Ajay Shri Ram, Chairman, DCM Shriram Consolidated Limited

Key sessions and the speakers were:

Session 1: Inaugural Session

This session will set the tone for the rest of the dialogue sessions. The keynote speaker will examine the sustainability of India's growth in an uncertain global environment. He will also assess whether India's resilience is the outcome of good fortune or whether it is based on a solid footing

Introduction:Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Ltd.
Chief Guest: Mr. Anand Sharma*, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India
Opening Thoughts: Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and CEO, Hero Honda Motors Ltd.
Closing Remarks: Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Chairman, Hero Group

Session II: Are we ready to take on the World with our core Indian values?

Many Indian family run companies are now aggressively acquiring overseas firms. Indians are heading up global firms and institutions, co-partnering global counterparts on projects, and making a mark in the lifestyle and well-being spheres. As this global connection and interaction grows, can a distinctly unique Indian "way" merge in management, commerce and lifestyle?

Dialogue Partners: Ms. Shobhaa De, Author; Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Member of Parliament; Mr. Shashi Tharoor*, Member of Parliament; Interlocutor: Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Editor - Business Standard & Former Media Advisor to the PM
Mr. M Damodaran, Former Chairman SEBI; Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Founder Director, IIM (K), Professor IIT (D); Mr. Surjit S. Bhalla, MD Oxus Research and Investments; Mr. Richard Heald, Vice Chairman, NM Rothschild & Sons India Pvt. Ltd.

Session Ill: Is India's frugality a Global Advantage?

Frugality is embedded deeply in the Indian ethos. Most Indians whether they make or sell products and services are more gifted than most when it comes to extracting value from resources. They are able to create value on comparatively shoe-string budgets. In today's world, frugality is emerging as a key need not just in developing and emerging markets, but also in low growth western markets. What strategic lessons do Indian business managers and owners offer to the rest of the world?

Dialogue Partners: Mr. Rana Kapoor*, Managing Director & CEO, Yes Bank; Mr. Hari S. Bhartia, Co Chairman & Managing Director, Jubilant Organosys Ltd.; Ms. Mallika Srinivasan*, Chairman, TAFE; Dr. Gurpreet Wander, Director, Hero DMC Heart Institute; Interlocutor: Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, A AI_sager Chair Professor of Management, liT (Delhi)

Session IV: India 2020: Glass half full or half empty?

While India continues to grow robustly, some concerns are being raised on whether 9-10 per cent growth can be stretched well into this decade. Would inflation and high interest rates alter the trajectory of growth? Are momentum factors such as demographics and urbanization strong enough to offset structural weaknesses and creaking infrastructure?

Dialogue Partners: Dr. Kaushik Basu*, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance; Mr. Paul Edgerley,Managing Director, Bain Capital; Mr. Prithvi Haldea, Chairman & MD, PRIME Database; Ms. Rama Bijapurkar*, Management Consultant; Mr. Sanjay Rishi,Head Asia, American Express; Interlocutor: Dr. Bibek Debroy, Economist, Professor at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

Session V: Governing India: Are we moving Forward, Backward or Sideways?

Poor governance and lack of accountability is by far India's biggest weakness. Two decades of reforms are behind us, yet on many WEF and World Bank competitiveness parameters, India is either stagnating or making little progress, that it is rarely visible. Will the slew of policy initiatives currently underway really make India stand up and be counted as an efficient and well governed nation by mid-decade? Or will we continue to be weighed down by our own inherent contradictions and conflicts?

Dialogue Partners: Ms. Zia Mody,Indian Legal Consultant; Mr. UK Sinha*, Chairman, SEBI; Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, Chairman, Competition Commission of India; Mr. Rajiv Memani, CEO, Ernst Young India; Mr. Bimal Jalan, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India; Mr. Noel Tata, Managing Director, Tala International; Interlocutor: Mr. Shekhar Gupta*, Editor-in-chief, The Indian Express. BML Munjal Awards for Excellence in Learning & Development followed by Cultural Event and Networking Dinner. Guest of Honor: Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Chairman, Hero Group. Chief Guest: Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda*, Chief Minister of Haryana.
Session VI:Social Equity: Are we ready to give more and take less?

Today, there is much greater sensitization about welfare and social responsibility in the private sector, but shareholder return maximization remains the overwhelming objective. This dialogue will assess whether companies are ready to experiment on the bold side. Dialogue partners will assess the feasibility of social enterprise models that contribute less to the bottomline in the short term but create traction for growth in the medium to long term

Dialogue Partners: Ms. Sudha Pillai*, Member Secretary, Planning Commission; Mr. Arun Kapur, Director, Vasant Valley School; Ms. Merry Barua, Director, Action For Autism; Mr. William Bissel*, Managing Director, Fab India. Interlocutor: Mr. T. N. Ninan*, Editorial director and Chairman, Business Standard.

Session VII:Tackling China: Is it time to re-engineer the relationship?

India's relationship with China is a pivotal one, as both countries will determine the course of commerce, diplomacy and geopolitics in the 21st Century. Yet in recent years, the relationship has ranged from being antagonistic and frigid in the worst of times and uneasy in the best. Dialogue partners in this session will discuss the price of peace with a nation that will ostensibly be the world's most powerful in the coming decades.

Dialogue Partners: Mr. Shivshankar Menon*, National Security Advisor; Mr. Raghav Bahl, Chairman & MD, TV18; Mr. John Elliott, Journalist; Interlocutor: Mr. Mahroof Raza, Consultant, Timesnow.

Session VIII: State Reforms: The Final Frontier?

Big ticket reforms in India from here will not be possible without state concurrence. Whether it is GST, or land acquisition, or agricultural reform or electricity reforms, India's states will have to carry the baton forward. What is the mood and mindset of various stakeholders at the state level?

Dialogue Partners: Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda*, Chief Minister of Haryana; Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal*, Chief Minister of Uttrakhand; Mr. Prakash Singh Badal*, Chief Minister of Punjab; Mr. T K A Nair*, Principal Secretary to PM

Session IX: Mindmine Exchange: The Icon Session with Pawan Munjal

This session is to step into the shoes of icons and understand their different perspectives. This will be an entertaining and enlightening session.

Session 10: The Big Debate
Topic: Scam season: In the opinion of this house, it is better for India to wash its dirty linen at the dhobi ghat rather than doing the laundry at home
Recently unearthed scams and reports of an unholy nexus between politicians, individuals, institutions and corporales are seriously undermining India's credibility. Should India continue to wash its dirty linen in public as part of a systemic clean up? Or is it better to clean up the China way: quietly and ruthlessly, away from public scrutiny?
Moderator : Ms. Shereen Bhan, Delhi Bureau Chief and Executive Editor, CNBC - TV18
Debaters: Mr. Mani Shankar lyer, Former Member of Parliament; Mr. Sitaram Yechury*, CPIM; Mr. Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage India; Mr. Manish Tewari*, MP Ludhiana & National Spokesperson INC; Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi*, Member of Parliament; Ms. Sushma Swaraj*, Leader of the Opposition; Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad*, Member of Parliament, Mr. Swapan Dasgupta, Columnist
Against the Motion : Mr. Arun Jaitley, MP; Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj; Mr. Sitaram Yechury, MP.

Session XI: Valedictory Session
Valedictory Address: Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia*, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Summary of Learnings: Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Ltd.
Concluding Remarks: Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and CEO, Hero Honda Motors Ltd.
Vote of Thanks: Mr. Anupam Bhasin, Wholetime Director, Hero Corporate Service Ltd.

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