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CII to present at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Jan '08
An 80-member strong Indian delegation from CII will participate in the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from 23-27 January 2008.

The delegation comprises CEOs of major Indian companies, Media and Civil Society representatives. While the Finance Minister, Mr P Chidambaram, will lead the delegation, Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, President, CII and Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises, will lead the delegation of over 60 CEOs from India.

The overarching theme of the meeting is “The Power of Collaborative Innovation”. The Indian contingent is part of the over 2600 participant-strong community that will include 27 heads of state or government, 113 cabinet ministers, along with religious leaders, media leaders and heads of non-governmental organizations from 88 countries.

Mr K V Kamath, Vice President, CII and MD & CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd, will be a Co-Chair of the Meeting, along with Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of UK and Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, among others.

Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the UN Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize recently, will share the stage with Mr Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, at the opening, where two epochal challenges, climate change & terrorism, will be discussed.

Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, the Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and the Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh will also participate in the programme.

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