MUMBAI: The Wharton India Economic Forum 2006 (WIEF), which focuses on India, will be held on 11 November, 2006 at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia. The theme of this year’s conference is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Realizing the Indian Dream.’
Apart from focus on Industry, Products and Services; Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate; Banking and Financial Services and Government and Public Policy; the forum will also have a special focus on Media and Entertainment titled – ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Showtime!
The speakers from the Indian media and entertainment industry at the forum are Adlabs chairman Manmohan Shetty, UTV CEO Ronnie Screwvala, filmmaker Karan Johar and The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd managing director Rajat Jain.
Established in 1996, this year marks the eleventh year of the Wharton India Economic Forum and also coincides with the 125th anniversary of The Wharton School.
The past decade has seen India at the forefront of the global business and political landscape. Though the success has been attributed to a myriad of factors such as the countryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s focus on information technology, favorable economic policies, and a growing number of ambitious entrepreneurs, the common thread underlying all of these initiatives is the Indian Dream. Although the Indian Dream parallels the idea of the American Dream, the forum seeks to further delve into what exactly constitutes India’s ideal for success.
WIEF 2006 will serve as the platform for thought leaders to define their perception of this dream.