The Silk Road Rediscovered
Drinks Reception at 6:30 pm
Discussion at 7:00 pm
Close at 8:00 pm
By 2025, China and India will be two of the world’s four largest economies, with bilateral economic ties ranking among the 10 most important worldwide. In “The Silk Road Rediscovered”, author Anil Gupta analyzes the growing corporate linkages between India and China as pioneering companies rediscover the fabled silk road which joined their nations in ancient times. Winning each other’s markets is also making them stronger and whetting their appetite for further global expansion. How have Indian companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Mahindra Tractors and Sundaram Fasteners figured out how to win in China? What lessons do they have to offer other Indian companies? How have Chinese firms such as Lenovo, Huawei and Haier committed to India, and are they realizing the fruits of this commitment? Should company executives be looking to adopt a global rather than local perspective and what are their on-the-ground experiences? Join a dialogue with the author of ”The Silk Road Rediscovered”, Dr Anil K Gupta and Alan Rosling, former Executive Director of Tata Sons Limited.
Anil K Gupta is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. Dr Gupta is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum summits, and is a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals. He is the author of six books, most recently “The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese markets are becoming stronger by winning each other’s markets”. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and a doctorate from Harvard Business School.
Alan Rosling is co-founder and director of Kiran Energy, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers. He also chairs Griffin Growth Partners, a consulting business focused on assisting international companies with India and regional strategy. He has advised international clients on growth strategies for the region as well as Indian companies on internationalization. Mr Rosling was formerly Executive Director of Tata Sons Limited and was responsible for internationalizing the Tata Group. From 1998 to 2003 he was Chairman of the Jardine Matheson Group in India. Mr Rosling was educated at Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.