The Economic Times Business Knights Summit 2015

India has come a long way from its days of economic obscurity since 1991. Unshackled by governmental controls and regulations, Indian businesses took their first stumbling, baby steps towards becoming major players on the world stage. Two decades later, the new India is more young, more confident, and all set to become the 3rd largest economy in the world by 2050. 

In order to make this a sustained push in business growth, it is imperative that businesses across the country collaborate and harness synergies. The Economic Times Business Knights conclave is intended to bring together business leaders and the finest business minds to ideate, conceive and deliberate on challenges and provide direction for strategic & progressive growth. 

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In 2015, the Summit is being organized in Gujarat and Karnataka, two states that are at the forefront of India’s economic success story. Karnataka has firmly established itself as the leader of India’s IT revolution, and Gujarat has been consistently been growing at 10% and attracting foreign investment in manufacturing and services.

Karnataka accounts for around 5% of India’s national income and is extremely well known in the fields of IT, Software development, bio-technology and e-commerce. One of the fastest growing states and a leading investment destination in the country, Karnataka has a strong industrial base. However, the fast paced growth has seen the need for quality infrastructure increase and though the government has used the PPP model for building, financing and execution of infrastructure projects, a lot needs to be done to ensure uniform growth of the state.

Gujarat’s immense growth and its strong and vibrant economy have made it one of the favorable state for investment. The major sector that has attracted investments are petrochemicals, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, minerals, ceramics, gems and jewelry, textiles, auto and engineering, IT, power and ports. While the government has undertaken various initiatives in promoting the business activities in the state, in fact the Industrial policy 2009 is the one gaining more attention due to its attractive incentives and concessions for prospective investors.

The Karnataka edition of the conclave will be held on 18th September in Bangalore and will feature speakers such as Bhavesh Agarwal, MD, Ola Cabs, and V. G. Siddhartha, the founded of Cafe Coffee Day. The Gujarat Edition will be held on 22nd September 2015 in Ahmedabad.

OfficeChai is proud to announce itself as the digital media partner for both these summits.