Kevin Stolarick

Chandigarh is a resource rich city having an immense talent pool with great enthusiasm backed by conducive infrastructure, low costs and supportive Governments which are some of the few advantages of the region.

The conference is being organized with an aim to stimulate and cultivate ideas and initiate deliberations that could help transform Chandigarh into being the Gateway for India and one of the best cities in the world.

To accord top priority to stepping up the growth trajectory of Chandigarh, while retaining a strong focus on accountability, transparency and measurement in the corporate & social-eco-system measurement, building a knowledge economy and broad-basing development to help deliver the fruits of progression to all.                                                                                                                   

Key Pillars of Modern Society to converge to stimulate and cultivate ideas and initiate deliberations that could help transform Chandigarh into being the Gateway for India and one of the best cities in the world!

In order to figure out what more can be done to promote Chandigarh as one of the most favoured destinations, the conference would constitute of speakers and participants representing the identified sectors.

  • Academia – Representatives from the Educational Sector
  • Corporate(s) & Related Industry Representatives
  • Representatives from the Government
  • Select Group of Student Representatives

Promoting Chandigarh as a Globally Favored Destination – Chandigarh : The Next Singapore

  • Infrastructure
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Banking
  • Information Technology & ITeS
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Telecom
  • Media
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Reasearch & Innovation

Deliberations will dwell on ideas and strategies of how we can do more, and better, with less, while simultaneously expanding access, ensuring quality, increasing relevancy and raising the level of the city beautiful. The Conference Agenda has been designed with the aim of driving strategic initiatives and relationships in all spheres, from education, real estate, tourism, to information & communication technology

  • Can Chandigarh make a mark in the Global Business Map – Can Chandigarh Really be the Next Singapore?
  • Is Chandigarh geared up to be the Gateway for India & For Asia -Pacific?
  • What are the bottlenecks that can impede Chandigarh’s attractiveness as a favored destination?
  • Building Chandigarh’s future among the leading Global cities – and the way forward!
  • Addressing the challenges of Investing in Chandigarh                 



Opening and Welcome Remarks to set the stage: Jaiprakash Hasrajani, CEO & Co-founder Taaleem India

Roundtable and Case Study Deliberations

  • Anil Kumar, Home Secretary, UT Chnadigarh
  • Dr. SPS Grewal, Founder & Director, Grewal Eye Institute
  • Sarvjit Singh, Finance Secretary, UT Chandigarh
  • Daljeet Singh, Director General – Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India
  • CII – Yi Leadership Representation
  • Manmohan Sarin, Senior Advocate & Proprietor, Sarin & Co.

Moderated by Amit Kapoor, Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness

Q & A with the Panelists


Workshop on “Visioning Chandigarh” – Creating Insight into the future – De Bono “Hats” exercise conducted by Kevin Stolarick, Research Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management University of Toronto, Canada


Networking Tea/Coffee

Small group visioning exercise – Discussion on creating possible futures (carrousel format)

Sharing visions – Discussion on ideas and hypothesis and Summarizing next steps

Roundtable and Case Study Deliberations

  •  Neeraj Malik, National Head , iON, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Sofi Zahoor, Senior Director, Quark Inc. 
  • Robin Agarwal, Director, The Millennium School
  • Sastry Tumuluri, Principal Advisor, Government of Haryana
  • Sudhir Singh, VP, ValeurHR E-Solutions
  • Dolly Bhasin, Advisor, Business India
  • Jaiprakash Hasrajani, CEO & Co-Founder – TCIS & Taaleem India

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

Q & A with the panelists and Closing Keynote

Networking Dinner




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