Top Business School to Host Indian Leadership Summit

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, one of the top business schools in the world, announces its 6th Annual Tata India Leadership Summit 2010, to be held Saturday, May 15, 2010

The South Asia Business Group, a student group at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business ( announces that the 6th Annual Tata India Leadership Summit 2010 will be held on May 15th, 2010 at the business school's Harper Center campus in Hyde Park, Chicago. The conference acts as a platform for prominent leaders from across government, business and academia to discuss economic, social and political issues facing one of the world's fastest growing economies.    

Full conference details can be found at

This year's conference, themed 'India 2020', will discuss India's vision for the year 2020, what steps need to be taken to achieve that goal, and the opportunities and challenges that the country can expect to encounter on the road ahead. Through keynote speeches and themed panels, attendees will be able to gain deeper insights into India's changing landscape.

The conference committee is proud to announce some of the speakers and panelists at this year's conference:

  • Ravi Kant (Managing Director, Tata Motors)
  • C.B. Bhave (Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India)
  • Meera Shankar (Ambassador of India to the U.S.)
  • Anadil Hossain (Film producer and Founder, Dillywood Inc.)
  • Vijay Talwar (CEO, William J Clinton Foundation India)
  • Gary Becker (Nobel Laureate and Professor, Chicago Booth)
  • Raghuram Rajan (Economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India and Professor, Chicago Booth)

Themes for the panel discussions are:

  •     Rise of India's Consumer Market

With more people coming out of poverty than in any previous decade, the purchasing power of the Indian middle class will be higher than ever before. How will this change the context of India's consumer market and what are organizations doing to prepare for it?

  •     Developing Human Capital

India's population is being touted as a primary engine of the country's economic success over the last two decades. What are the key challenges facing the country in education, job creation and human development as it looks to fully develop the potential of its people?

  •     Reforms: The Key to Growth

The current government brings with it great promise and even greater expectations. What reforms can we expect to see in the short term? More importantly, what reforms does India need to see as it transitions to the fastest growing economy in the world?

  •     Women in Business

In urban India, gender roles from a bygone era have given way to confident, ambitious and successful businesswomen. However, rural India has been lagging- how will this change over the coming decade? What challenges remain for Indian businesswomen?

  •     India's Footprint: +91 Calling

Indian companies, after witnessing a sustained bull-run are flush with cash and hungry for growth. +91 numbers are flashing on managers' phones all over the world. How will the emergence of global Indian companies change the international business landscape?

  •     Entrepreneurship for the New India

The Tata Nano and the success of microfinance have shown that India needs organic innovations developed for the middle class consumer. How do entrepreneurial companies play a vital role in developing these solutions?

The conference is supported by prominent Indian and foreign corporate sponsors including Tata, Etihad Airways, Bank of Baroda and Infosys.

For further information, contacts and registration details, please visit:

About the University of Chicago Booth School of Business:
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is one of the leading business schools in the world. The school's faculty includes many renowned scholars and its graduates include many business leaders across the U.S. and worldwide.

Chicago Booth offers a full-time MBA program, an evening MBA program, a weekend MBA program, and an executive MBA program in Chicago, London and Singapore. The school also offers a PhD program, open enrolment executive education, and custom corporate education.


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