Columbia University’s 15th India Business Conference

February 23, 2019

February 23, 2019

8:00 am To 7:00 pm

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway, New York

Event Description

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Future of India: Taking the Winning Leap’. The conference will bring together the most influential and insightful voices to analyze what makes India unique, discuss the impact of digitization, and debate strategies for businesses to grow over the next decade.

The event will feature several speaker series, fireside chat sessions, and discussions around the topics ‘PE/VC: Is India’s Consumer Growth Story Overrated?’, ‘Value Creation through Customer Centricity in India’, and ‘Tech Entrepreneurship: Disruptive Business Models in India.’


This year’s slate of speakers promises to be our best ever. Multiple speakers from diverse sectors of India will share their unique perspectives (stay tuned for updates):

  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Member of Parliament)
  • Doug Peterson (President & CEO, S&P Global)
  • Dr. Viral V. Acharya (Deputy Governor of RBI)
  • Arvind Gupta (CEO, MyGov and Former Head of Technology, BJP)
  • Vivek Pandit (Global Private Equity Lead, McKinsey)
  • Manu Jain (MD, Xiaomi India & Co-founder, Jabong)
  • BP Biddappa (Executive Director, HUL)
  • Arun Malhotra (Former MD, Nissan India)
  • Ankur Jain (Founder & CEO, Bira 91)
  • Amrish Rau (CEO, PayU India & Co-founder, Citrus Payments)
  • Maninder Gulati (Chief Strategy Officer, Oyo)
  • Saurabh Arora (CEO & Founder, Lybrate)

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