We are pleased to share with you the fact that the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising its annual flagship event, the CII Partnership Summit, from 15-18 December 2020 on a Digital Platform. 35

The theme of the 2020 Partnership Summit is “Partnership for Lives, Livelihood and Growth”. The Summit Chair will be Mr Piyush GoyalMinister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Government of India.

Global partnerships have never been more critical than at the current moment when the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant economic and social fallout grips the world. The CII Partnership Summit was instituted in 1995 to understand and analyse such global economic challenges and identify and structure partnerships between nations to address these. As the Indian economy grew to leadership position following structural economic reforms over the years, the Partnership Summit emerged as a key platform attracting global and Indian thought-leaders to reinforce partnerships in trade, investments, sustainability, technology and other areas of interest to economies and businesses.

The 2020 edition of the Partnership Summit coincides with the 125-year anniversary of CII. Initiated as an industry-led association in 1895, CII has evolved as an organisation closely aligned with India’s development trajectory, with over 9,000 industry members from across India, including multinational corporations, large, small and medium enterprises and public sector enterprises. Through affiliated industry associations, CII is connected to over 300,000 enterprises throughout all sectors in India.

The 2020 CII Partnership Summit aims at capturing perspectives of leading experts from the major tracks of discussion, which include economy and finance, geopolitical and strategic developments, international trade and multilateralism, investments, technology disruptions, socio-cultural and sustainability aspects and cooperation in healthcare. Plenary and parallel sessions on these themes will be conducted to address some of the most pressing issues during these times. The event will also encompass a framework that facilitates B2B interactions. An outline of the proposed programme has been enclosede for your ready reference.

Pre-registration is necessary for all to be able to access the virtual platform; Interested participants from Portugal may register using the link http://www.cii.in/OnlineRegistration.aspx?Event_ID=E000048942.

For any queries on the Summit, feel free to reach out to CII Deputy Director General Marut Sen Gupta through marut.sengupta@cii.in / +91 11 24601437 / 24629994-7.

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