Horasis India Meeting – 2012


Impressions from the 2011 meeting:

  • Over the past two decades, India has transitioned from a savings-driven economy to a consumer-driven one

    Vincenzo Scotti, Secretary of State, Italy

  • The Vesuvius - the famous volcano overlooking Naples - is an appropriate metaphor for Europes tragedy. The mountain signifies the sudden emergence of the profound crisis afflicting Europe.

    Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto, India

  • It is innovation and leadership that will help quantum jump in exports

    Deepak Puri, Chairman & Managing Director, Moser Baer, India

  • Most of us entrepreneurs are optimistic about the country's economy for 2011

    Malvinder M. Singh, Chairman, Fortis Healthcare, India

  • I urge you to have full belief in the India story

    Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, India

  • I am concerned that India addresses many needed reforms quickly as there ware rapid changes occurring in China

    Harsh C Mariwala, Chairman, Marico, India

24-25 June 2012, Antwerp, Belgium

Horasis convened the 2012 Global India Business Meeting on 24-25 June in Antwerp, Belgium, co-hosted by the government of Flanders. The Global India Business Meeting is an annual invitation-only summit of global business and political leaders relating to India. Participants seek ways to collaborate to bridge India’s economy with the rest of the world. Download the Report and visit the photo gallery.


In his welcoming speech, Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, India affirmed that partnerships of the size and scale of that between India and Europe are an important demonstration of sustainable collaboration. Minister Sharma expressed confidence that India would be attracting more direct investment from Europe this year, despite the gloomy world economy and despite India´s own economic challenges. He further expressed confidence on boosting the annual growth rate back to 8-9 p.a. Speaking on behalf of the host country of this year’s meeting, Kris Peeters, Minister-President, Government of Flanders, Belgium, said that Flanders is committed to collaborate with India to accelerate global economic growth.


Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, India Engaging the Global Visions Community
Kris Peeters, Minister-President, Government of Flanders Greetings from Bollywood – Imtiaz Ali, Film Director and Writer


Geoff Pyatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, USA, affirmed that the US and India are committed to working together to strengthen global economic and financial institutions.


On the opening plenary, Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp, India, remarked that the gradual rise in incomes and opportunities for millions of Indians is a welcome source of optimism. Eddy Bruyninckx, Chief Executive Officer, Antwerp Port Authority, Belgium, added that recent market volatility worldwide confirms how integrated the global economy has come.


Awarded as ‘Indian Business Leaders of the Year’ were two outstanding entrepreneurs who have been building and leading successful Indian firms: D.K. Jain, Chairman & President, Luxor Group, India; and Kushal P. Singh, Chairman, DLF, India. 


The co-chairs were:

Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman, LightSquared, USA
Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, Tata Communications, India
Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman,Cobra Beer Partnership, United Kingdom
Eddy Bruyninckx, Chief Executive Officer, Antwerp Port Authority, Belgium
Binod K. Chaudhary, President, Chaudhary Group, Nepal
Sunil Godhwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Religare Enterprises, India
Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Praveen P Kadle, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Capital, India
Jason L. Ma, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ThreeEQ, USA
Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp, India
Ajay G. Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Healthcare, India
Deepak Puri, Chairman & Managing Director, Moser Baer, India
Dhruv M Sawhney, Chairman, Triveni Engineering & Industries, India
Shivinder Singh, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare, India
Rajiv Vastupal, Chairman & Managing Director, Rajiv Petrochemicals, India


The location of the event rotates annually, and was held so far in Munich (2009), Madrid (2010), Naples (2011) and Antwerp (2012). The 2012 Global India Business Meeting successfully gathered 300 participants from over 30 countries. Participants discuss and debate a wide range of issues relating to India’s economy, government, and society, global trade with India, and other geopolitical issues.


Horasis as an independent international organization is committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future through the active participation of global business leaders in several yearly meetings. As well as this India Business Meeting Horasis organizes the Global China Business Meeting, the Global Arab Business Meeting and the Global Russia Business Meeting, as well as the Horasis Annual Meeting.