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.
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