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India’s National Competitiveness Forum & Porter Prize 2019

17th October 2019

India’s National Competitiveness Forum & #PorterPrize are the annual events of the Institute for Competitiveness. #PorterPrize is named after Michael E. Porter, an economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker and teacher. This year the event is scheduled on October 17, 2019 at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mann Singh Road, New Delhi.

The theme for this year is “Competitiveness, Innovation & Ease of Living”. We would have prominent business thinkers and leaders who would be sharing their perspectives, experiences, and knowledge on aspects pertaining to the urbanization with cities as social ecologies, creating shared value, redefining society, politics and economics, democracy and populism et al.

Date: October 17, 2019

Venue: Taj Mahal Hotel, Mann Singh Road, New Delhi

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01:00 PM – 02:00 PM – Registration of Delegates & Networking Lunch (Pool Side Lawns)

02:00 PM – 02:05 PM – Introductory Remarks by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness

02:05 PM – 02:30 PM – Opening Keynote by Gurcharan Das, Author & Thought Leader on “Dharma of Business”

Presenting the “Thinkers India Hall of Fame” Award

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM – The Innovative Capacities of States

The panel discussion would be followed by the release of India Innovation Index 2019 (http://niti.gov.in)

  • Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO,NITI Aayog
  • Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology
  • Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Bio Technology
  • Vaidya Rakesh Kotecha, Secretary, AYUSH

Moderated by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness

03:30 PM – 03:45 PM – Charging talk by Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog  on “New Age Mobility”

03:45 PM – 03:50 PM – Release of Child Progress Index 2019 (https://www.competitiveness.in/child-progress-index-2019/)

03:50 PM – 04:00 PM – Spotlight Talk by Hisham Mundol, Executive Director – India, CIFF on “Child Progress”

04:00 PM – 4:40 PM – Social progress: Redefining Society, Economics, Politics and Security

The panel would look at examining the long-term evolution of societies and the factors of progress, addressing democracy, poverty and inequality, globalization, labor, migration, economic and corporate governance, global and environmental risks, health, conflicts, religions, education, diversity and integration, and other issues. The main ideas would be to focus on social progress and mobilizing collective capacities for the benefit of the many requires reforms that will confront certain vested interests but will be based on broad consensual principles, involving an expansion of participatory governance and the promotion of equal dignity between people, groups and cultures

  • Anita Rajan, CEO Tata STRIVE & VP Tata Community Initiatives Trust
  • Anuj Agarwal, COO, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth
  • Prabhat Labh, CEO, Grameen Foundation for Social Impact
  • Manoj Kumar Nambiar, MD & Member of Board, Arohan Financial Services
  • Parag Agarwal, Founder & CEO, JanaJal

Moderated by David Wilcox, Founder, ReachScale

04:40 PM – 05:20 PM – Shared Value: Delivering with Purpose

Having a corporate purpose that serves more than shareholders and includes community, customers, employees and the business is critical, but alone it is insufficient. Purpose matters when you put it into practice and deliver positive outcomes for society and business. A purpose-led company has a portfolio of strategies, policies, programs and practices that help it fulfill its purpose potential. One practice that I believe is the most powerful way to deliver on the promise of purpose is Shared Value.  Shared Value is a business discipline that enhances the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in the communities in which it operates. Shared value creation focuses on identifying and expanding the connections between societal and economic progress.”

  • Sarthak Ranade, Managing Director, Janssen India
  • Sanjeev Mohoni, CEO, Mahindra EPC Irrigation
  • Tapan Singhel, MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz Insurance
  • Subhashini Chandran, EVP & MD, Xynteo
  • Zarir N Langrana, Executive Director and President (Global Chemicals Business), Tata Chemicals

Moderated by David Wilcox, Founder, ReachScale

05:20 PM – 05:35 PM –Next Generation Storytellers / The Changemakers

  • Apporvi Bharatam, Founder, The Happiness Project
  • Anugreh Sehtya, Founder, Hybrid Ideas
  • Harsha Dipak Dongre, Gramin Mitra

05:35 PM – 06:15 PM – Urbanization & Ease of Living

  • Kunal Kumar, Mission Director (Smart Cities), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Vinay Kapoor, MD, Westcourt
  • Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP News Network
  • Ashwani Singla, Founding Managing Partner, Astrum

Moderated by Yatish Rajawat, Author & Commentator

06:15 PM – 06:55 PM – Innovation & Competitiveness: States & Overall geography

The impacts that the transformations will have for businesses, for science and policy still need to be decoded & interpreted. We should look at seeking insights on the business of innovation, strategic foresight on the over-the-horizon truly transformative developments that will underpin future innovation, future industrial capacity, productivity, prosperity and global competitiveness. How policy infrastructure needs to evolve, what about standards & IP and what can we do to really unleash pent-up innovation?”

  • Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President, GIPC
  • Mark Shultz, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Chair in Intellectual Property Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Kate Beale, Associate Vice President, PhRMA
  • Sumant Sinha, Chairman & MD, Renew Power
  • Dr. Satyanarayana Chava, Founder & CEO, Laurus Labs

Moderated by Rameesh Kailasam, CEO, Indiatech 

06:55 PM – 07:10 PM – Keynote by MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network

07:10 PM – 07:35 PM – Keynote by Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister on “Governance”

07:35 PM – 07:40 PM – Unveiling the Inclusive Business List 2019

07:40 PM – 08:25 PM – Keynote by Michael E. Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School on “Purpose”

08:25 PM – 08:40 PM – IFC Strategy Awards (Presented by Times Network) & #PorterPrize 2019

08:40 PM – 08:45 PM – Remarks by Professor Porter for Winning Enterprises

08:45 PM – 08:50 PM – Closing Remarks by Dr. Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

08:50 PM Onwards – Networking Dinner




The PorterPrize winners can be looked at http://porterprize.in/porter-prize-2019/


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