Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the three-day India Economic Summit on Sunday which will witness the participation of more than 700 CEOs and corporate heads from various parts of the world.

“The programme for this year’s India Economic Summit will lead to concrete recommendations for addressing key challenges such as skill development, financial empowerment of the poor and development of female talent,” World Economic Forum Director and Head of Asia Sushant Palakurthi Rao told journalists at a press conference here.


Among the stalwarts who will address the high level summit include Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, Surface Transport Minister Kamal Nath and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Besides, business leaders like Chanda Kochhar (ICICI Bank), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo-U.S.), Shumeet Banerji (Booz and Company-U.K.), Carlos Ghosn (Renault-France), William D. Green (Accenture-U.S.) and Baba Kalyani (Bharat Forge) will participate in the event.

Mr. Rao, along with Confederation of Indian Industry Director General Chandrajit Banerjee, said India with its large population of youth could become a hub for manufacturing and technological innovations.

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