Mumbai: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) will host their annual India Economic Summit 2011 in Mumbai, India, on 20- 21 November 2011. Under the theme, “Linking Leadership and Livelihood”, this year’s summit will focus on the critical governance reforms and innovative public private partnerships needed for India’s rapid and inclusive growth.
Announcing this move, the CII Director General, Chandrajit Banerjee said that “Our two organizations – CII and WEF, together started a journey more than 26 years ago. This partnership based on trust, confidence, teamwork and friendship has helped to Promote, Position and Project India Globally. The India Economic Summit, which has always been a highlight of the year’s calendar, will, in its 27th edition, for the first time, be held in Mumbai. The CII and WEF think it’s an appropriate time to build on the enthusiasm of the key stakeholders and capitalize on the opportunity by positioning others centers in India to the world”.
In their statement the World Economic Forum said that “Coming to Mumbai is a reflection of the Forum's intent to show not only what the national government and central policies mean for regional growth, but to also demonstrate how the regions of India contribute to the success of the national agenda”.