Foremost Annual Gathering of Indian Business Leaders in Interlaken/Switzerland, 5-6 July 2015
06/30/2015

HORASIS announced today its next annual Horasis India Meeting, to be held in the alpine city of Interlaken on 5-6 July 2015.

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• The 2015 Horasis India Meeting is held in Interlaken on 5-6 July. The event is co-hosted by the Canton of Bern and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

• Being held in its 7th year, the Horasis India Meeting is the foremost annual business meeting on India. More than 300 business and government leaders from India and the world are expected to attend.

• Participants will discuss how India can create a shared vision of economic and social development and how the country can boost investor confidence. Also, participants will discuss the next steps of Indian firms’ internationalization, using Switzerland and Europe as springboard for globalization.

• For more information about Horasis www.horasis.org

INTERLAKEN, 29 June 2015 - HORASIS announced today its next annual Horasis India Meeting, to be held in the alpine city of Interlaken on 5-6 July 2015. The meeting is co-hosted by the Swiss Canton of Bern and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and is intellectually supported by a set of partner organizations including All India Management Association (AIMA) and Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce.
The Horasis India Meeting is the foremost annual business meeting on India. The event is open to the Chief Executive Officers of India's and the world's leading companies. Earlier editions of the meeting were held in Munich (2009), Madrid (2010), Naples (2011), Antwerp (2012), Belfast (2013) and Liverpool (2014).

Taking place at a pivotal time, this high profile event will bring together over 300 senior decision makers from India and beyond to discuss a wide range of issues directly related to the Indian economy. Also, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will deliver a lecture on how Indian values and karma can help business leaders attain their goals.

Government representatives who have confirmed their participations are: Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways, India; Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South Africa; Hans-Jürg Käser, President and State Councillor, Canton of Bern, Switzerland; Johannes Matyassy, Assistant State Secretary for Asia Pacific, Switzerland: as well as Edmond Alphandéry, Former French Minister and Vachara Phanchet, former Thai Minister.

Business participants include: Abdulmajeed Ismail Al Fahim, Chairman, Pearl Dubai, UAE; Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto, India; Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, Tata Communications, India; Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership, United Kingdom; Naushad Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall, India; Francesco Gherzi, Chairman, Gherzi Engineering AG, Switzerland; Sunil Godhwani, Chairman, Religare Enterprises, India; Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India; Sunil Kaushal, Chief Executive Officer South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, United Kingdom; Habil Khorakiwala, Chairman, Wockhardt, India; Sumit Mazumder, Chairman, TIL, President, CII, India; William Meaney, Chief Executive Officer, Iron Mountain, USA; Joachim Nagel, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany; H M Nerurkar, Chairman, TRL Krosaki Refractories, India; Dilip Piramal, Chairman, VIP Industries, India; Deepak Premnarayen, Chairman, ICS Group, India; Gunjan Sinha, Chairman, MetricStream, USA; Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Energy, India; Ashok Trivedi, Co-Chairman, IGATE Corporation, USA; Urs Widmer, Chief Operating Officer, SIX Swiss Exchange, Switzerland.

Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis, said: 'The Horasis India Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts. The meeting will engage participants to provide a holistic and timely perspective on the future direction for India. ‘The Horasis India Meeting shall integrate the top decision-makers from all sectors of the Indian economy, aimed at finding strategies to expanding our operations outside India,’ announced Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). ‘CII is most delighted to cooperate with Horasis to make this meeting an outstanding success,’ he added.

We look forward to welcoming some of India’s most prominent business leaders to Interlaken. With its central location, the Swiss canton of Bern offers a perfect gateway to Europe for Indian companies, and Interlaken is one of Bollywood’s favourite towns in Switzerland,’ added Hans-Jürg Käser, President and State Councillor, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Horasis is an independent international organization committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future. Horasis hosts annual meetings to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today. In addition to the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis holds meetings in China, Russia and the Arab world.