The forum will witness discussions of the evolving business landscape in the emerging markets and the new wave of high-growth economies such as Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, etc., in addition to growth insights on issues such as international listings, private equity, leadership development, innovation, social media and game-changing business models.
With ‘Grow Beyond' as the theme of the SGF India 2012, business leaders gain insights from the most advanced thinkers and successful practitioners on how to expand beyond their traditional markets and mindsets; establish new partnerships and develop a network of successful global entrepreneurs and C-suite leaders.
Eminent speakers include Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and former UN Under Secretary General; Viswanathan Anand, reigning World Chess Champion; Rasmus Ankersen, renowned international leadership coach; Albert Ganyushin, Head of international listings at NYSE Euronext; Ibukun Adebayo, Head of Primary Markets, LSE; Sandip Das, Director Aircel & CEO Maxis Communications; Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO, Makemytrip.com; Aditya Ghosh, President, Indigo; T.C.A. Ranganathan, Chairman & Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India; Sameer Garde, President and MD, Dell India; Matt Barney, VP & Director, Infosys Leadership Institute; Gabriel Rozman, Executive Vice-President, Global Delivery Network Worldwide, TCS; Mukesh Bansal,, Founder & CEO, Myntra.com; Mayank Pareek, COO, Maruti Suzuki; Harsh Mariwala, CMD, Marico; D.Shivakumar, Head - India, Middle-East and Africa, Nokia; Dr. Armin Bruck, MD, Siemens India, CEO- Siemens Cluster, South Asia; Sandeep Phanasgaokar, President & Chief Technology Officer, Reliance Capital; and Shekar Kapur, reputed international film-maker; among many others.
The SGF India is modelled along the lines of Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, USA, which has been listed as one of the seven "get-ahead executive retreats" in a leading international Forbes ranking.
Commenting on the event, Farokh Balsara, Markets Leader - India, Ernst & Young said: "Ernst & Young has a long-standing commitment to help entrepreneurs succeed, which started with our prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) Program, the world's only global business award. High-performing organizations are increasingly growing beyond into exploring new markets, while also building capabilities for sustaining profitable growth. The SGF India 2012 provides an excellent opportunity to gain these insights, to know firsthand about other emerging markets; and to forge relationships which will help succeed in these economies. International participants benefit from leveraging on India's tremendous potential and other partnership possibilities."
Given the important role of relationships in business, the SGF provides ample networking opportunities, including dedicated networking lounges at the venue, and an exclusive gala networking dinner. SpotMe, a new high-tech networking app that would enable people to seamlessly meet each other and build relationships, is also being launched at the SGF 2012.
This year, the forum will see business leader delegations from the US, Nordics (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark); GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria); Mediterranean Region (Italy, Spain); the Netherlands, France and UK; Middle East and Asia Pacific. The forum will also provide a platform to interact with several international senior government officials from Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey, Myanmar and Azerbaijan.
Balsara added: "The SGF India 2012 addresses the issues which are most relevant to business leaders of fast-growth enterprises in today's global environment. Importantly, they get practical insights from leading thinkers and celebrated practitioners on growth enablers such as planning an international foray; emerging markets and the new high-potential economies; doing an M&A transaction; making an IPO or exploring other aspects of funding; being cost-competitive; improving the supply chain or developing a strong leadership pipeline."