Wharton India Economic Forum 2020-21
India: Self-Reliant. Resilient. Reignited.

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

8th - 16th January 2021
WIEF Conference
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32 DAYS : 18 HRS : 10 MINS : 10 SECS
9th January 2021
Startup Challenge
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ATTENDEES EACH YEAR
300+
CONFERENCE RUNNING SINCE
1996
PROMINENT SPEAKERS OVER THE YEARS
200+
STARTUPS COMPETING EACH YEAR
500+

Conference Theme

India: Self-Reliant. Resilient. Reignited.

WIEF celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The conference aims to discuss the resilience shown by India during the global COVID pandemic, its quest to increase self-reliance in different business sectors, and what it will take to reignite the country's growth engine.
We have an exciting line-up of panel discussions, keynote speakers and fireside chats covering a variety of pertinent topics including the the global role of India pharmaceuticals, the interplay of public and private investments needed to sustain a thriving sports industry, and the role of Tech for Bharat.

Every year, WIEF features renowned speakers who are at the forefront of India’s economic and business growth. The forum receives extensive media coverage in India and in the wider business community. Recent forums have been covered by networks such as CNBC, Republic TV, 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

WIEF Podcast Series

Meet SpotDraft, the AI-powered startup revolutionizing contract management for small businesses