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.

8th & 9th January 2021
WIEF Conference
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32 DAYS : 18 HRS : 10 MINS : 10 SECS
8th & 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

Empowering Innovation

In its twenty fourth year, WIEF is the one of the largest and oldest India-focused student-run business conference bringing together business and political leaders, professionals, and academics to discuss India’s evolution into a prominent global economic power and its future prospects. The theme for this year’s conference is Empowering Innovation and the focus is to cover economic trends responsible for shaping the business landscape in India and driving innovation through panels and fireside chats.  WIEF aims to provide a platform for collaboration between academics and students from diverse backgrounds(including Wharton MBAs, Penn Law, Penn Design and Penn Engineering) with professionals from Finance, Consulting, Policy, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Media & Entertainment industries.

Every Year WIEF 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, 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