Horasis India Meeting – 2010


Impressions from the 2009 meeting:

  • The Indian economy is competitive, creative — and completely chaotic.

    Pramod Bhasis, Chief Executive Officer, Genpact, India

  • Within 10 years we expect India to be one of the top five domestic markets in the world.

    Thomas Schick, Executive Vice President, American Express, USA

  • We're proud that during this period of turmoil that India has been an oasis of calm.

    Amit Mitra, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India

  • When markets dried up, India was quick to refocus its trade and marketing efforts in targeting regions not severely affected by the economic downturn such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf economies.

    Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad, Chairman, Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co, Saudi Arabia

  • Technology has been a key enabler for social inclusion – both in China and India.

    Liu Jiren, Chairman, Neusoft, China

  • I urge global companies to invest in India. India offers very attractive returns.

    Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, India

21-22 June 2010, Madrid, Spain

The 2010 Global India Business Meeting was held in Madrid, 21-22 June 2010. The meeting was organized by Horasis and co-hosted by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and Casa Asia – an institution under the Spanish government – with ICEX, the Municipality of Madrid, PromoMadrid (Regional Government of Madrid). Anand Sharma, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry and Miguel Sebastián, Spain’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism opened the meeting. Minister Sharma spoke about the government’s plans to make India one of the largest and most competitive economies: ‘India will become one of the three biggest economies of the world by 2030,’ he said. In a special address, H.R.H. The Prince of Asturias, the Spanish Crown Prince, called for a new global partnership. Download the Report, read some related coverage in the international media and visit the photo gallery.


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The second Horasis Meeting on India – the first edition was held in Munich in June 2009 – came at a crucial time for India – participants discussed strategies to overcome the current economic crisis. Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises; President, FICCI, told participants that ‘the Global India Business Meeting provides an excellent platform to discuss Indian firms strategies, challenges and contributions to overcome the global economic crisis and to develop into truly globalized corporations.’ The Global India Business Meeting brought together a host of business leaders to discuss Indian firms’ role in the global economy. The Global India Business Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Indian business leaders and their global counterparts. The event was open to Chief Executive Officers of the world’s leading companies.


The Global India Business Meeting convened 400 top decision makers from business and government from India and the rest of the world. The Global India Business Meeting provides a unique springboard for discussion as India increasingly plays a pivotal role in reviving the global economy. The Global India Business Meeting offered a unique opportunity for CEOs to gain the latest business and political insight as well as engage in informal dialogue with the Indian leaders of today and tomorrow.


The Spanish Crown Prince, H.R.H. The Prince of Asturias, calling for a new global partnership Indian Business Leaders of the Year – Rajive Kaul, Rana Kapoor, Suni Godhwani


The co-chairs were:

Claude Beglé, Former Chairman, Swiss Post, Switzerland
Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, Tata Communications, India
Carla Cico, Chief Executive Officer, Rivoli S.P.A., Italy
Dinesh Dhamija, Founder and Chairman, Copper Beech Group, United Kingdom
Antonio Escamez, Chairman, Spain-India Council Foundation, Spain
Sunil Godhwani, Chief Executive Officer, Religare Enterprises, India
CP Gurnani, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Satyam, India
Prakash Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group, Switzerland
Rana Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, Yes Bank, India
Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Mohan Kaul, Director-General, Commonwealth Business Council, United Kingdom
Harsh C Mariwala, Chairman, Marico, India
Tidu Maini, Executive Chairman Qatar Science & Technology Park, Qatar
Efrat Peled, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arison Investments, Israel
Deepak Puri, Chairman & Managing Director, Moser Baer, India