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.

Main Conference 2021 Speaker Line-up

Indian Professional Sport Shooter

Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India

CEO & Joint MD, Welspun India

Sr Advocate and First Women Additional Solicitor General of India

CEO & Co-founder, Snapdeal

Indian Professional Tennis Player

Chairman and Co-founder, TeamLease

CEO, Moelis India

Managing Director, Lupin Ltd

Chairperson and Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd

Minister of Road, Transport & Highways, and MSME

Global COO, Unilever

Founder WinPE and Former Lead South Asia, IFC

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Former Finance Minister of India

Indian Professional Badminton Player

MD & Head of India and Southeast Asia, General Atlantic

Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance

Vice President, Indian Olympic Association

Chairman, Hero Enterprise

Founder & CEO, Meesho

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - January 8th, 2021

05:45PM - 06:00PM IST

Opening remarks by Dean Erika H. James (Dean, The Wharton School)

06:00PM - 07:00PM IST

Conversation with Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Road, Transport, & Highways and MSME)

Moderated by Udai Dhawan (Founder, Affirma Capital)

07:00PM - 08:00PM IST

Conversation with Kunal Bahl (Founder and CEO, Snapdeal)

Moderated by Prof. Saikat Chaudhuri (Faculty Director, M.E.T. Program, UC Berkeley)

Day 2 - January 9th, 2021

02:00PM - 04:30PM IST

Startup Challenge Finals

05:00PM - 06:00PM IST

Conversation with Sunil Munjal (Chairman, Hero Enterprise)

Moderated by Prof. Harbir Singh (Co-Director, Mack Institute Wharton)

06:00PM - 07:00PM IST

Panel: "Making India a Sporting Powerhouse"

Featuring: Abhinav Bindra (Shooting), Mahesh Bhupathi (Tennis), PV Sindhu (Badminton), and Sudhanshu Mittal (VP, Indian Olympic Association)

07:00PM - 08:00PM IST

Conversation with P Chidambaram (MP, Rajya Sabha and Former Finance Minister of India)

Moderated by Sri Rajan (Partner, Bain & Company; Former Chairman and Head of Bain India)

Day 3 - January 15th, 2021

05:00PM - 06:00PM IST

Conversation with Nisa Godrej (Chairperson, Godrej Consumer Products)

Moderated by: Rachna Bahadur (Partner, Bain & Company)

06:00PM - 07:00PM IST

Panel: "Technology for Bharat - Enabling 1.3Bn Indians"

Featuring: Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog), Ajit Mohan (MD, Facebook India), Sandeep Naik (MD and Head of India & SEA, General Atlantic), Vidit Aatrey (Founder, Meesho)

07:00PM - 08:00PM IST

Panel: "Indian Pharma - The Road Ahead"

Featuring: Satish Reddy (Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories), Sudarshan Jain (Secretary-General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance), Nilesh Gupta (MD, Lupin Ltd), Priyanka Aggarwal (MD & Partner, BCG)

Day 4 - January 16th, 2021

05:00PM - 06:00PM IST

Conversation with Manish Sabharwal (Chairman and Founder, TeamLease)

Moderated by Prof. Harbir Singh (Co-Director, Mack Institute Wharton)

06:00PM - 07:00PM IST

Conversation with Nitin Paranjpe (COO, Unilever)

Moderated by Alok Kshirsagar (Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company)

07:00PM - 08:00PM IST

Conversation with Dipali Goenka (CEO & Joint MD, Welspun India)

Moderated by Prof. Saikat Chaudhuri (Faculty Director, M.E.T. Program, UC Berkeley)

Prelude Panel - November 07th, 2020 (Event Ended)

07:30PM - 08:30PM IST

Candid Conversations: "Shattering Glass Ceilings - How can women rise to new heights in business and society?"

Featuring Indira Jaising (Senior Advocate and First Women Additional Solicitor General of India), Manisha Girotra (CEO, Moelis India), Nupur Garg (Founder WinPE and Former Lead South Asia, IFC)

Getting around Mumbai

Recommended HotelsStaying for the night? Check out these options

Sheraton University City
3549 Chestnut Street
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Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
120 South 17th Street
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Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
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Hilton's Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar
117 South 17th Street
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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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Wharton India Startup Challenge Judges 2021

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