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Media Accreditation Opens for First India Economic Summit in Mumbai

Desirée Mohindra, Senior Media Manager, Media, Tel.: +41 22 869 14 62, desiree.mohindra@weforum.org

  • 27th India Economic Summit to be held in Mumbai for the first time on 12-14 November 2011
  • The media is invited to participate in the official programme on 13-14 November
  • Members of the media are invited to sign up now for media accreditation at www.weforummedia.org  

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 September 2011 – The World Economic Forum’s 2011 India Economic Summit, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and with the support of the Government of India, will be held for the first time in the event’s 26-year history in Mumbai on 12-14 November. The Summit will return to New Delhi in 2012 and in 2014 in time for India's next national election. Members of media are invited to the official programme, which will take place on 13-14 November 2011.

Media accreditation for the Summit is now open and members of the media can register online at www.weforummedia.org. The registration deadline is Monday 24 October. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted, and no registration will be  considered on site in Mumbai.

The decision to host the Summit in Mumbai is to reinvigorate the Forum’s partnership in India and to align its strategy with the evolving global context as well as the development priorities for India and South Asia. Under the theme Linking Leadership and Livelihood, leaders from government, industry, civil society and media will seek ways to collaborate to improve the education system, invest in much-needed infrastructure, increase agricultural productivity and ensure an equitable distribution of opportunities.  

The Summit co-chairs are:

  • Adi B. Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group, Godrej Industries, India
  • Jeffrey Joerres, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ManpowerGroup, USA
  • Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International, Germany
  • Tulsi R. Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Energy, India
  • Ben J. Verwaayen, Chief Executive Officer, Alcatel-Lucent, France; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum

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