Agenda for Round-table at India Economic Summit

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Mastercard Center of Inclusive Growth, Industree Foundation and Dalberg, in collaboration with World Economic Forum, are co-hosting a round-table discussion on The Role of Digital Financial Inclusion and other Enablers in Driving Sustainable Creative Manufacturing in India at the India Economic Summit on October 6th, 2015.

Date: October 6th 2016, 5.45 pm to 6.55 pm

Venue: Roshanara, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi

This follows on from 2 WEF initiatives – the Indo-US partnership: Supporting Financial Inclusion in India through Expanded Payment Acceptance Networks, and WEF Global Agenda Council, India: White Paper on the Kota Handloom Value Chain.

Ms Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Minister for Textiles, has consented to launch the Koto White Paper at the event.

Agenda

5:45 pm-6:00 pm: Tea and Networking

6:00 pm-6:05 pm: Introduction; Shamina Singh, President, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

6:05 pm-6:15 pm: Reviving Creative Manufacturing – A Case Study of the Kota Doria Handloom Cluster; Varad Pande, Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors

6:15 pm-6:20 pm: Creative Million – Introduction; Neelam Chhiber, Co-founder & Managing Trustee, Industree Foundation

6:20 pm-6:25 pm: CSR & Inclusion for the Creative Manufacturing Sector; Srikar Reddy, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software

6:25 pm-6:35 pm: Launch of Kota White Paper and Keynote Address; Ms Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Minister for Textiles, Government of India

6:35 pm-6:40 pm: Digital Platforms for Inclusive Economies; Prashant Mehra, Head of Social Inclusion, Mindtree

6:40 pm-6:50 pm: Discussion, Q&A and Concluding Remarks; Facilitated by Neelam Chhiber, Co-founder & Managing Trustee, Industree Foundation

6:50 pm-6:55 pm: Vote of Thanks; Philipp Rosler, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

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