Conference Overview

Panel Discussions

Fireside Chats

Networking Sessions

Indian stories, opportunities, challenges and insights, showcased to a diverse and accomplished audience comprising leaders across industry and government, Wharton and Penn alumni, and current students.

Along the lines of the Philadelphia conference, sessions at the Mumbai conference will be focused around the conference-wide themes of diversified business models, disruptive strategies and delivery of value. Speaker sessions will cover a variety of topics ranging from industry deep dives to discussing building and scaling businesses in India.

Speakers at this year's conference

Chairman, Piramal Group

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Head of India Operations, Coca-Cola

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Director, Future Ideas & Future Consumer Ltd

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Concept Head, Food Hall

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CEO, Future Group

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Country Head, Digital Banking at HDFC

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Partner, Bain & Company

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Founder and CEO, Nykaa

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Co-founder and CEO, Zoomcar

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Agenda (subject to change)

Registration

9:00am to 9:45am

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairs

9:45am to 10:00am

Opening Keynote Address

10:00am to 10:30am

Startup Pitch - 1

10:30am to 11:30am

Panel: Creating Brand Loyalty - Art or Science?

10:30am to 11:30am

Startup Pitch - 2

11:30am to 12:30pm

Fireside Chat: Family Business Transitions

11:30am to 12:30pm

Lunch and Networking

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Fireside Chat: The Business of Sports

1:30pm to 2:00pm

Panel: Role of Infrastructure in the Next Decade

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tea/Coffee Break

3:00pm to 3:30pm

Panel: Developing the FinTech Ecosystem

3:30pm to 4:30pm

WISC Grand Finale: Top 3 startup pitches

4:30pm to 5:15pm

Closing Keynote Address

5:15pm to 5:45pm

Networking

6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Schedule

Registration and Coffee Networking

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9:30 am to 10:30 am

Opening Remarks

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10:30 am to 10:45 am

Dean's 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

Panel: Global Perspectives on India

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11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Panel: Innovation and Digital India

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1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Panel: Investing in India

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2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

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3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Navigating Digital Disruption: Workshop

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Punita Kumar-Sinha

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Networking Reception

6:00 pm onwards

Logistics

The Mumbai conference will be
held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Worli on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Location
Four Seasons Hotel
1/136, Dr. E. Moses Marg, Worli,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India
Questions? 
wief2018chairs@wharton.upenn.edu
Registration
January 5, 2018 starting at 9:00 am

Getting around Mumbai

Recommended HotelsStaying for the night? Check out these options

Sheraton University City
3549 Chestnut Street
Website
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
120 South 17th Street
Website
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Website
Hilton's Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Website
Kimpton Hotel Palomar
117 South 17th Street
Website

Getting to the VenueOptions to get there without a hassle

Parking at the Venue
Uber and Lyft are recommended, but you can use your own vehicle. However, finding parking within Center City is typically hard

Using Public Transport
Public transport options will be updated once the location is announced.

Places to VisitGet to know the city while you're here

Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Independence Hall
Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th St
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Liberty Bell Center
6th Street, Between Market and Chestnut St
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