India Investment Forum Investing in India's Most Promising Sectors September 22-23, 2008, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York

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India is rounding off a fifth successive year of economic growth, ranking it among the world's most promising economies. As the Forum falls on a date directly following the opening of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the timing and the information to be imparted at the meeting could not come at a more opportune time for providing a platform for investors to gain market intelligence in order to facilitate achieving access to the investment opportunities found in India's key sectors.

Investing in India's Most Promising Sectors

Now in its Fifth year, Institutional Investor's India Investment Forum returns as a two day private event for portfolio and direct investors seeking to leverage investment opportunities in one of the world's fastest-growing and most dynamic markets. Listen to fresh perspectives on growth, financial markets and key industries as well as the cost of inflation and the solutions proposed to counteract it.

Speakers attending so far include:
Government of India
The Honorable Kamal Nath, Minister, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
Ashok Chawla, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Secretary, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry, Government of India
Brahm Dutt, Secretary, Department of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Government of India
N K Singh, Member of Parliament, Government of India
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament, Government of India, President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Capital

Business Delegation
Dr. Bharat K. Singh, Member, Board of Directors, Aditya Birla Group, Managing Director, Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited
Vikram Mehmi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited
Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director, Allcargo Global Logistics Limited
Dr. Sanjay Sinho, Chief Executive Officer, American India Foundation
Suneeta Reddy, Executive Director - Finance, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
B. Hariharan, Group Director - Finance, Avantha Group - Ballarpur Industries Limited
Rajnikant Patel, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bombay Stock Exchange Limited
Sanjay Nayar, Chief Executive Officer, Area Head - Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri Lanka, Citi India
Ramesh Sanka, Group Chief Financial Officer, DLF Group
Shantanu Prakash, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Educomp Solutions Limited
Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group
Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Ananda Mukerji, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Firstsource Solutions Limited
Mehul Choksi, Chairman and Managing Director, Gitanjali Gems Limited
Dr. Hasit Joshipura, Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited
V K Jairath, Former Principal Secretary - Industries, Government of Maharashtra
Subhrakant Panda, Managing Director, IMFA Group
Sameer Gehlaut, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Indiabulls Group
Dr. U. K. Mukhopadhyay, Chief Executive Officer - Infrastructure, JSW Group
Harsh Pati Singhania, Managing Director, JK Paper
Uday Kotak, Chairman, Kotak Institutional Equities
Arun Nanda, Executive Director and President, Infrastructure Development Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Ravi Narain, Managing Director, National Stock Exchange of India
Parag Saxena, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, New Silk Route Partners
R S Butola, Managing Director, ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL)
Nikhil Chaturvedi, Founder and Managing Director, Provogue (India) Limited
Dr. K. C. Chakrabarty, Chairman and Managing Director, Punjab National Bank
Ashish Puravankara, Managing Director, Puravankara Projects Limited
Uday Shankar Roy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, SBI Life Insurance Co Limited
Mukund Choudhary, Managing Director, Spentex Industries Limited
R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons Limited, Chairman, Rallis India, Vice Chairman, Tata Chemicals, Director, Tata Motors, Tata Teleservices, Tata Power
Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, The Blackstone Group
Pradeepkumar N Dhoot, Managing Director, Videocon Industries Limited
Pushpamitra Das, Chief Financial Officer, Wadhawan Food Retail
Ranjeet Nabha, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, WL Ross India
Barun Das, Chief Executive Officer, Zee News Limited

The Forum, with its theme "Investing in India's Most Promising Sectors" is to be attended by over 300 investment executives from diverse countries, representing US$ 4 trillion of assets under management. Topics include plenary sessions on "Influence of Private Equity and Hedge Funds on Indian Companies" "Financial Services and Insurance" "Manufacturing Sector", "Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare", "Power and Alternative Energy" and "The Politics of Change" in addition to a Keynote Address on "India in the New Global Economic Architecture". There will also be prearranged 1-1 meetings.

Organized by Institutional Investor Conferences, The India Investment Forum is, thanks to its popularity, in its fifth year and a continuation of the in depth country analysis meetings we produce.

For more complete information on the conference, visit us online at
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