Welcome to the
19th Wharton India Economic Forum

The Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) is an annual student-run India-centric conference hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since its inception 19 years ago, WIEF is one of the largest and most prestigious India-focused business conferences and provides a platform for thought leaders to discuss the opportunities present to India and the challenges that need to be addressed.

For highlights of past WIEF conferences and a preview of what to expect this year please watch the WIEF 2015 promo video:

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Startup Competition

WIEF 2015 will host the second annual startup competition broadcast by our exclusive media partners CNBC TV-18. Watch the video to learn more:

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Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter has proclaimed Saturday 21 February, the day of the Wharton India Economic Forum, as India Day to encourage local awareness of business development in India and a greater understanding of the impact of India’s rise in the global marketplace.

This Year’s Theme

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘India: Delivering the Dream’. With general elections behind us and new leadership and policies in place, India is poised to deliver some much needed change. This year’s conference aims to evaluate the opportunities for success and the key factors that will be critical for India moving forward.

Showcasing 4 panels, one dedicated to this theme, WIEF strives to be a forum for delegates to reassess India’s economic growth trajectory, re-evaluate its regulatory landscape and draw up an action plan to ensure the country meets its full potential over the coming years.

WIEF annually brings together top leaders in vast fields to share their experiences and their success stories and serve an inspiration to students and others trying to progress further in their career paths.
It is an honour and privilege to be invited here at the Wharton India Economic Forum because Wharton is a very credible name. [It creates a platform to discuss how] cinema turns perceptions of socioeconomic changes into images, characters, icons etc.
Javed Akhtar, Poet and lyricist

Silver Sponsors

Deutsche Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Abbott India Hersha Knowledge@Wharton McKinsey & Company SunEdison

Other Sponsor

PBG Healthcare Consulting Wharton Consulting Club Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Wharton Entrepreneurship Club Wharton IM Club Wharton Technology Club Wharton General Management Mack Institute

Start-Up Partners

Let’s Venture Mumbai Angels The Rodinhoods

Start-Up Sponsor

Sol Primero
Wharton Entrepreneurship

Exclusive Media Partner


Press Partner

The American Bazaar

Outreach Partners

Entry India NetIP New York NetIP Philadelphia NetSAP Boston US India Business Council

North American Media Partner

TV Asia HD