China and India, are being watched as mixture of awe, opportunism, and trepidation. Both countries by contrast, possess the weight and dynamism to transform the 21st-century global economy. The closest parallel to their emergence is the saga of 19th-century America, a huge continental economy with a young, driven workforce that grabbed the lead in agriculture, apparel, and the high technologies of the era, such as steam engines, the telegraph, and electric lights.
For the past two decades, China has been growing at an astounding 9.5% a year, and India by 6%. Given their young populations, high savings, and the sheer amount of catching up they still have to do, most economists figure China and India possess the fundamentals to keep growing in the 7%-to-8% range for decades. What makes the two giants especially powerful is that they complement each other's strengths.
An accelerating trend is that technical and managerial skills in both China and India are becoming more important than cheap assembly labor. China will stay dominant in mass manufacturing, and is one of the few nations building multibillion-dollar electronics and heavy industrial plants. India is a rising power in software, design, services, and precision industry.
This raises a provocative question: What if the two nations merge into one giant "Chindia?" Rival political and economic ambitions make that unlikely. But if their industries truly collaborate, "they would take over the world tech industry," predicts Forrester Research Inc (FORR ) Analyst Navi Radjou.
This conference will feature keynote addresses by recognized professionals, presentations from major corporations and panel discussions led by the following top experts:
- Tan Beng Ti, Tax Advisor, BAKER AND MACKENZIE
- K. Swaminathan, Vice President marketing & Sales, LLOYD’S REGISTER ASIA
- Laurentius Metaal, Director, LEHMAN & CO. BEIJING
- Heiko Bugs, Principal Consultant, FIDUCIA MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
- Steve Aschkenase, Managing Director and Principal, DELOITTE CONSULTING OVERSEAS SERVICES
- Zarir Bharucha, Partner of BHARUCHA & ASSOCIATES, ADVOCATES & SOLICITORS, BOMBAY
- Dr. Uwe Behrens, Managing Director, GEODIS INDIA
- Kent Chen, General Manager, GEODIS EAST & CENTRAL CHINA
- Atanu Mukherjee, Chief Architect, COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
- Naveen M V, Associate Vice President & Regional Head, ASIA/PACIFIC & JAPAN, IGATE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
- Paul French, Director, ACCESS ASIA
- Tim Farey, Vice-President & Asia General Manager, SOFTBRANDS
- Jan Schmolke, Project Manager, EAC- EURO ASIA CONSULTING PARTG
- Devangshu Dutta, Chief executive, THIRD EYESIGHT
- Amit Kumar, Logistics Manager, GLOBAL FREIGHT & LOGISTICS SERVICES, ELECTROLUX GROUP
- Vivek Mohan, Executive Director, LUCENT CHINA
- Aditya Sapru, Director, South Asia and Middle East, FROST & SULLIVAN’S
- Akash Samant, Chief Representative, UNIWORLD LOGISTICS PVT. LTD. SH.REP
The topics to be discussed in this forum by the potential speakers are as follows:
- China-India: Benefits of Free Trade
- China-India bilateral trade: How to keep skeptics behind and establish quality credibility?
- India and China compared
- Manufacturing off shoring best strategies: China or India vs. China and India
- Shifting the Risk/Reward Curves for Sourcing In China and India: Similarities & Differences
- Legal Issues relating to the logistics sector in India
- China-India trade lanes and domestic logistics issues
- Enabling Dramatic Innovation & Efficiency in the Global IT Supply Chain through the India & China Ecosystem
- What Chinese IT Companies need to do to compete internationally: Lessons from the Indian IT Industry?
- From China to India - Retails Last Frontier
- Setting up India and China R&D: The SoftBrands Experience
- Sourcing good practices: what to source in China, India, where and how?
- India - A Sourcing and Market Opportunity for the Fashion Sector
CHINDIA Forum is being offered at a reasonable price, which includes free discussions and interactions with Executives. CSCC council has been offering its forum only for US$ 275, which are not costly in comparison with other conference organizers.
On the occasion of this conference, the China Supply Chain Council will be launching its new India Supply Chain Council internet portal.
For additional conference information or to obtain press credentials to attend the event, please contact Abhijit Shivekar at +86 21 51021617 or 51021618 or email ashivekar[.]supplychain.cn
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