About Us

India is now the centre of attraction for the world economy and very much on the path to become driver of global economy. It has demonstrated its ability to reconstruct new forms of partnership with the world. The Prime Minister’s visits to a number of countries across different continents indicate a renewed focus of the present government to redefine foreign policy. In addition, the “Act East” policy; “Connect Central Asia” policy; FTAs with ASEAN; negotiation for RCEP membership; a renewed focus on the neighbourhood policy; etc. further signify the foresightedness and ability to comprehend specific economic priorities in India’s foreign economic policy. 

Some small but important steps of the current governments show that Indian is heading towards achieving a comprehensive global integration strategy in long term. However, more needs to be done. 

To enunciate India’s growing importance in enhancing the ‘Global Economic Landscape’ as well as its relative position in the new world economic order as the Global Growth Engine, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Government of Andhra Pradesh is organizing its major international summit - The Partnership Summit 2018. 

The 24th edition of the Summit aims to provide opportunities to look at how both advanced and emerging economies can collaborate and build new bridges to foster balanced and equitable growth. 

The summit is a global platform for dialogue, deliberation and engagement among global leaders from all walks of life, towards a greater understanding of the forces that are shaping our world, the challenges that need global policy attention, and the responses that are required to manage changes effectively.


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12:00 - 13:30

Automobile Session

Spearheadingmanufacturing of next generation automobiles for a global market

Ronojoy Banerjee - Corporate Editor, CNBC

Kook Hyun Shim - President, KIA Motors, India
Abhay Firodia - Chairman, Force Motors
B.C Dutta - Vice-President, Hyundai Motors, India
Prahalada Rao - Senior Vice-President, Mahindra... Read More

12:00 - 13:30

Tourism Session

Strategies for Development of Tourism Infrastructure and Services in emerging tourist destinations of A.P

Mini Menon - Co-founder and Editor –Live History India

Hari Nayar - Founder and CEO,Holiday IQ
Monesh Vig - Head Development,Club Mahindra
Zia Shiekh - CEO,Svenska Design Hotels
Tanmay... Read More

15:00 - 16:30

Inaugural Session : “Charting India’s Global Integration Strategy”

Chandrajit Banerjee - Director General,Confederation of Indian Industry
Dinesh Kumar - Chief Secretary,Government of Andhra Pradesh
Shobana Kamineni - President,Confederation of Indian Industry
Gautam Adani - Chairman,Adani Group
Mukesh Ambani - Chairman & Managing Director,Reliance Industries Limited
Ramesh Abhishek - Secretary,Department of Industrial Policy... Read More

16:45 - 18:00

Plenary Session 1: “Sunrise Andhra Pradesh”

Opening Remarks
Nara Lokesh - Hon’ble IT Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Representative of Andhra Pradesh Industry
Kenichi Yokoyama - Country Director, Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB)
Kook Hyun Shim - President, KIA Motors, India
Special Address
Y.S Chowdary - Hon’ble Minister of State, Science... Read More

08:30 - 10:00

Session: Technologies for Tomorrow (by invitation)


Key note address
N. ChandrababuNaidu - Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

MarjoleinHelder - Founder, Plant-e, The Netherlands (WEF Technology Pioneer 2015)
Sibabrata Das - Co-founder, AtombergTechnologies, India
Rob Leslie - CEO & Founder, SediciiInnovations, Ireland... Read More

10:00 - 11:00

Plenary Session2: “The Reform Calculus: Continuous Change for India”

Moderator and closing remarks
Zarin Daruwala - Chief Executive Officer, India, Standard Chartered Bank

Srinivas Kandula - CEO, Capgemini Group
Sameer Grade - President, Cisco Systems Inc(Indian and SAARC)
SoumitraDutta - Founding Dean,Cornell SC Johnsons College of Business,USA
Bharat Kaushal - Managing Director,... Read More

10:00 - 11:15

Aerospace and Defence Session

Role Andhra Pradesh can play in facilitating success of “Make in India” in the A&D sector

Amber Dubey - Partner & Head, Aerospace & Defense, KPMG

Phil Shaw and Dr. Vivek Lall - India head, Lockheed Martin ad VP, LM USA
Kishore Jayaraman - President India and South Asia, Rolls Royce
K... Read More

11:30 - 12:45

Textiles Session

Andhra Pradesh -A competitive ecosystem for growth of Textiles & Apparel Industry

RCM Reddy - MD & CEO, IL&FS Clusters, New Delhi

Ashroff Omar - Group CEO, Brandix Lanka, Colombo
Kulin Lalbhai - Chairman, Arvind Ltd, India
Raghavan - Director, ShahiExports, India
Faruque Hassan - Senior... Read More

12:45 - 13:45

Plenary Session 4: “Future Sectors: Can India Lead Industry 4.0?”

Moderator and closing remarks
Pranjal Sharma - Author,Kranti Nation: India and The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alex Li - GM and Head of APAC,Alibaba Cloud
Dirk Carsten Hoke - Chief Executive Officer,Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
S Sivakumar - Chairman, CII Agriculture Council and Group Head –Agri& IT... Read More

13:00 - 14:15

Renewable Energy Session

Disruptive and innovative technologies for accelerated deployment and integration of renewable energy

Santosh Kamath - Partner, KPMg

Sumanth Sinha - Chairman & CEO, Re New Power
JP Chalasani - Group CEO, Suzlon Energy Ltd
William Pazos - CEO, Axis Energy Group
Ramesh Kymal - MD, Siemens Gamesa

14:15 - 16:00

Korea Country Session

South Korean Investments in India and scope in Andhra Pradesh

Jeong Doek Min - Hony Consul General of India

Kook Hyun Shim - President, KIA Motors, India
Byong Lim Byong Lim - Director, Lotte Corporation, South Korea
Joo Hwang - CEO, Jusung Engineering, South Korea
Yung Kim - Chief Executive Officer,... Read More

15:00 - 16:00

Plenary Session 5: “The Matrix of Skills: Leveraging India’s workforce

Moderator and closing remarks
Representative - CII

Sandip Sen - Chairman,CII National Committee on Special Abilities and Global CEO,Aegis Customer Support Services Private Limited
Frank McGuire - Parliamentary Secretary -Small Business, Innovation and Medical Research and Member for Broadmeadows,Australia
Sean Freeman -... Read More

16:15 - 17:15

Food Processing Session

Leveraging AP advantage to increase level of food processing in the state, to benefit farmers and increase employment

JP MeenaI.A.S - Secretary, Mo FPI

Subodh Jindal - Chairman, All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA)
Mayank Jalan - Chairman & Managing Director, Keventer
Piruz Khambatta -... Read More

17:30 - 18:30

Japan Country Session

Japanese Investments in India and scope in Andhra Pradesh

Japanese Investments in India and scope in Andhra Pradesh

Daisaku Hiraki - Parliamentary Vice Minister for Economy, Japan

Nayoshi Nogichi - Executive Vice President, JETRO

10:00 - 10:45

Session 7: Special Plenary with a Social Icon

Pranjal Sharma, Author, Kranti Nation: India and The Fourth Industrial Revolution

In conversation with -
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living

N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

11:00 - 12:15

Plenary Session 8: “Connectivity and Communication: Fast-tracking Infrastructure Development and Financing”

Constraints of finance and resultant delays in infrastructure development is a consistent problem fettering the sector. Searching for solutions to address this problem will consequently help in resolving other interlocking obstacles. India has been planning infrastructure projects in several parts of Asia. Financing constrains has become the major issue in building cross-border connectivity... Read More

11:00 - 12:15

Electronics Session

Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Electronics Hardware –AP as the Epicenter

Anilkumar Muniswamy - Vice Chairman, IESA

Gururaj A - Country Head, Wistron, India
Sesikumar Gendham - Managing Director, SALCOMP
Hari Krishnan - Black Pepper Technologies

12:30 - 13:30

Plenary Session 9: “Starship Enterprise: The Universe of Startups”

In recent years, the Indian startup ecosystem has taken off and has matured. Driven factors such as availability of funding, consolidation activities a number of firms, evolving technology space and a burgeoning demand within the domestic market has led to the emergence of startups. The culture of entrepreneurship across all our states and cities are at an all time high in few sectors.... Read More

13:30 - 14:15

Valedictory Session

Opening Remarks by
Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry

MoU Signing Ceremony between:

  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Business Russia
  • Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society and Indus... Read More


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