The annual India focused, 

  student-run conference hosted

 by The Wharton School

The Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) is Wharton's student-run, India-centric business conference bringing together leaders, professionals, academics and students from around the world to discuss India's evolution into a prominent global economic power

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ATTENDEES EACH YEAR
300+
CONFERENCE RUNNING SINCE
1996
PROMINENT SPEAKERS OVER THE YEARS
200+
STARTUPS COMPETING EACH YEAR
500+

Conference Goals

Diversify
governance and human capital

Disrupt
industry through innovation

Deliver
impact to the society

The purpose of the conference this year is to promote dialogue on the circumstances shaping the current business landscape in India and how the diverse sectors of the industry can be harnessed jointly to create a positive change. The collaboration of academics and students from diverse backgrounds (including Wharton MBAs, Penn Law, Penn Design and Penn Engineering) with professionals working in Finance, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Media and Entertainment can facilitate a dialogue between sectors.

WIEF is attended by over 300 people annually, and features renowned speakers who are at the forefront of India’s economic and business growth and development. The forum receives extensive media coverage in India and in the wider business community. Recent forums have been covered by networks such as CNBC, NDTV and Bloomberg, broadcast over TV and the Internet, and covered by over 30 journalists and all major publications.

Past Speakers

Abdul Kalam
11th President of India
Henry Paulson
Former CEO, Goldman Sachs
Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Economist & Indian Civil Servant
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Co-founder, Infosys
Mukesh Ambani
Chairman, Reliance Industries
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Founder & Chairperson, Biocon
K. V. Kamath
Chief, New Development Bank of BRICS
Chanda Kochhar
MD & CEO, ICICI Bank
Nandan Nilekani
Entrepreneur, Bureaucrat & Politician
Ronnie Screwvala
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Kamal Haasan
Actor & Philanthropist
Shankar Mahadevan
Musician

On the Agenda

* THIS IS A TENTATIVE AGENDA AND IS SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES

Registration and Coffee Networking

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9:30 am to 10:30 pm

Dean's Remarks

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10:30 am to 10:45 am

Opening Remarks

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10:45 am to 11:00 am

Morning Keynote

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11:00 am to 11:30 am

Lunch and Networking

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Panel - Global Perspectives: Opportunities and Challenges for Multinationals

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Panel - Investing in India

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1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Fireside Chat - Sports / Entertainment

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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panel - Innovation and Digital India

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3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Workshops

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Networking Reception

6:00 pm onwards

Schedule yet to be finalized