Horasis India Meeting


Impressions from the 2017 meeting:

  • The adverse effects have been minimized, the poorer sections of society that were often un-banked will benefit through new social support payments.

    Ram Madhav, National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party

  • India is a preferred partner country. Our talks to establish a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are proceeding well.

    Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

  • The Indian regions were becoming more joined-up via infrastructure projects as well as through commercial and entrepreneurial development.

    R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, India

  • We need to tenaciously stand for democracy, the rule of law and freedom, even in adverse circumstances.

    Kaspar Villiger, Former President of Switzerland

  • India is moving from a largely manual-labor era towards a new modernity which causes some discontent and will take some years to work through.

    Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman, Bharat Forge, India

  • India suffers a 20 percent cost imposition on logistics compared to European rates and the way to reduce this is to organize regulations. The new GST will help, but so would the effective adoption of the UN/TIR system that accredits the truck, driver and contents.

    Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU), Switzerland

  • The Modi government is environmentally sensitive but that transport and labor laws and labor reskilling need to be regularized to allow firms to become more effective.

    R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals, India

  • India is competing effectively globally which could be enhanced if it invested more strongly in hard and soft infrastructures, with all firms working to be best in class.

    Frank G Wisner, Under Secretary for State (ret.) USA

  • The Swiss education system with less focus on sending all to university allows most young people to develop their skills in apprenticeships – learning while working and being paid. Ultimately an apprentice could rise to be a CEO.

    Michael Carlos, Member of the Supervisory Board, Givaudan, Switzerland

  • Education in India is too controlled by the state with old concepts from the Soviet times lingering in planning systems. Instead, a well-managed state/private mix could be allowed.

    Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman, Hindustan Construction Company, India

  • Globalizing growth is needed to raise India’s national income to be able to give better support to education, social services.

    N.K. Singh, Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, India

  • Stronger integrations such as e-payment systems with both governments and businesses will boost confidence as well as growth.

    Richard Howitt, Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council, United Kingdom

  • India is on the edge of a large boost to its performance – with the rationalization of inter-state trading due to the GST with a consequential increase in tax revenues leading to increased spending on better infrastructures: a benefit all round.

    Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, President, CII

Malaga, Spain, 24-25 June 2018

The annual Horasis India Meeting, taking place on 24-25 June in Malaga, will bring together more than 300 members of the Horasis Visions Community to inspire India’s future. Co-hosted by the City of Malaga, the Provincial Government of Malaga and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the 2018 Horasis India Meeting will explore Indian firms’ rise to global eminence while debating how to grow India’s economy rapidly and sustainably. Delegates will also examine how to use Spain and Europe as springboard for globalization. Download Oxford Analytica’s thought leadership report contributed to the Horasis India Meeting


Introduced 10 years ago, the meeting has become the foremost annual meeting of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts. With this meeting, Horasis offers business and government to discuss a wide range of issues related to the Indian economy. The location of the meeting rotates annually, and has been held in Munich (2009), Madrid (2010), Naples (2011), Antwerp (2012), Belfast (2013), Liverpool (2014), Interlaken (2015), Cascais (2016) and Interlaken (2017).


Shobana Kamineni, President CII and Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman, Samvardhana Motherson Group


Horasis as a global visions community is dedicated to inspiring our future through the active participation of global business leaders in series of annual meetings. In addition to the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis holds meetings on China and South East Asia, as well as the all-encompassing Horasis Global Meeting.


Plenary at the Horasis India Meeting


The co-chairs are:


Mukesh Aghi, President, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, USA
Mary V. Andringa, Chair of the Board, Vermeer Corporation, USA
  Claude Beglé, President, SymbioSwiss, Switzerland
Dinesh Dhamija, Chairman, Copper Beech Group, Romania
Prakash Hinduja, Chairman Europe, Hinduja Group, Switzerland
  Rajive Kaul, Past President AIMA; Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Shiv Khera, Founder, Qualified Learning Systems, USA
 Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman, Kirloskar Brothers; Vice President, AIMA, India
Arun M. Kumar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG India, India
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises; President, CII, India
R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals, India
Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Services, India
Ratul Puri, Chairman, Hindustan Power, India
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Executive Chairman, Cyient, India
Murat Seitnepesov, Chief Executive Officer, Integral Petroleum, Switzerland
Henry Shterenberg, President, Suntri Inc, Ukraine/USA
Gunjan Sinha, Chairman, MetricStream, USA
Ron Somers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, India First Group, USA
Neil Stevenson, Managing Director, International Integrated Reporting Council, United Kingdom
Michael Stopford, Managing Director, Oxford Analytica, United Kingdom
Frank G. Wisner, Under Secretary of State (ret.), USA


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