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Under the High Patronage of
 Mr Emmanuel MACRON
  President of the French Republic

Live at the French Senate and in a digital format

On Friday October 29th, 2021

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Before Ambition India 2021 Begins!

French Senate: 15, Vaugirard Street, Paris
& in digital format

 

PROGRAMME

(event held in French and English with simultaneous translation)

 

 

Friday, October 29th 2021

9 AM (CET) – Opening Session

Mr. Gérard Larcher, President of the French Senate
Mr. Subrahmanyam JAISHANKAR, Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India*
Mr. Roger KAROUTCHI, Vice-President, French Senate 
Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, CEO, BUSINESS FRANCE

 

9:30 AM – Growth

Drafting the future of Indo-French relations in a post-covid era 

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India
H.E. Mr. Jawed Ashraf, Ambassador of India to France
Mr. Sébastien Guillo, Head of International, HSBC Continental Europe
Mr. Thierry Delaporte, CEO & Managing Director, Wipro 
Mr. TV Narendran, President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & CEO and Managing Director, Tata Steel 
Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals India & Immediate Past President, FICCI 

 

10:05 AM – Keynote

Shri K T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Admin & Urban Dev, Industry & Commerce, ITE&C, Government of Telangana

 

10:15 AM – Healthcare

From mutual solidarity to stronger cooperation

Mr. Olivier Randet, CEO Middle East & India, Air Liquide
Dr. Swati Piramal, ViceChairperson, Piramal Group
Mr. Laurent Zenou, Managing Director, Novair Group
Mr. Suresh Vazirani, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Transasia-Erba International Group of Companies

 

Moderator: Mr. Delano D’Souza, Senior journalist, France 24

 

10:50 AM  – Digital

A necessary transformation highlighted by the pandemic 

Mr. Marc Darmon, EVP Secure Communications and Information Systems, Thales
Mr. Ashwin Yardi, CEO – India, Capgemini
Mr. Didier Pichon, Co-chairman, Surya Software & President, Surya Digital
Mr. Franc Gentili, Senior Vice-President, France Country General Manager, HCL Technologies France 

Moderator: Mrs Souad Tenfiche-Ancelle, CEO Link Innovations and President, French Tech Bangalore 

 

11:30 AM  – Climate 

Common developments for a greener industry & sustainable infrastructure

Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Mr. Luc Rémont, Executive Vice-President International Operations, Schneider Electric
Mr. Banmali Agrawala, President – Infrastructure Defense & Aerospace and Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons
Mr. Philippe Orliange, Director of Orients Department, French Development Bank

 

Moderator: Mr. Benoît Gauthier, Head of Regional Economic Department for South Asia, French Embassy in India

 

12:10 PM – Doing business

Regulatory Environment to set up your business & choose the right location

Mr. Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
Mr. Manoj Gidwani, Vice-President, Nexdigm (SKP)
Mr. Aymeric De Reynies, Senior Country Officer, Crédit Agricole CIB India
Mr. Udyen Jain, Founder & Managing Partner, UJA – Udyen Jain & Associates
Mr. Rama Divedi, CEO, EREN Industries India

 

Moderator: Mr. Eric FajoleTrade commissioner & Regional Director for India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, Business France 

 

12:50 PM  – Agrobusiness

New opportunities led by ambitious reforms

Mr. Jaidev Shroff, Global CEO, UPL LIMITED
Mr. René Colombel, CEO, Precia Molen
Mr. Sumeet Anand, President, IFCCI, and Founder & CEO, Indsight Growth Partners
Mr. Vivek Mani, CEO, Heritage Novandie Foods Pvt. Ltd

 

Moderator: Mr. Delano D’Souza, Senior journalist, France 24

 

1:20 PM – Conclusion by

Mr. Sumeet Anand, President IFCCI

Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

 

1:30 PM – Networking Lunch followed by virtual meetings through a matchmaking platform: for French and Indian companies

SPEAKERS

Jean-Yves LE DRIAN

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

FRANCE

Gérard LARCHER

President of the French Senate

 

Roger KAROUTCHI

Vice-President of the French Senate

 

Shri K T RAMA RAO

Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Admin & Urban Dev, Industry & Commerce, ITE&C

Governement of Telangana

 

Christophe 

LECOURTIER

CEO

Business France

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel LENAIN

Ambassador of France to India

H.E. Mr. Jawed ASHRAF

Ambassador of India to France

Sébastien GUILLO

Head of International 

HSBC Continental Europe

Thierry DELAPORTE

CEO & Managing Director

Wipro 

TV Narendran

President, CII

CEO & Managing Director, TATA STEEL

Dr. Sangita Reddy

Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals India

Immediate Past President, FICCI

 

Olivier RANDET

C.E.O Middle East & India

Air Liquide

Dr. Swati PIRAMAL

Vice-Chairperson

Piramal Group

Laurent ZENOU

Managing Director

Novair Group

Suresh VAZIRANI

Founder Chairman & Managing Director

Transasia-Erba International Group of Companies

    Marc DARMON

    Executive Vice-President, Secure Communications and Information Systems

    Thales

    Ashwin YARDI

    CEO – India

    Capgemini

    Didier PICHON

    Co Chairman, Surya Software

    President, Surya Digital

    Franc GENTILI

    Senior Vice President, France Country General Manager

    HCL Technologies France 

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO

    Niti Aayog

    Luc REMONT

    Executive Vice-President International Operations

    Schneider Electric

    Banmali AGRAWALA

    President – Infrastructure Defence & Aerospace and Global Corporate Affairs

    Tata Sons

    Philippe ORLIANGE

    Director of Orients department

    French Development Bank

    Deepak BAGLA

    CEO & Managing Director
    Invest India

    Manoj GIDWANI

    Vice President

    Nexdigm (SKP)

    Aymeric DE REYNIES

    Senior Country Officer

    Crédit Agricole CIB – India

    Udyen JAIN

     Founder & Managing Partner

    UJA – Udyen Jain & Associates

    Ram DIVEDI

    CEO

    EREN Industires India

    Jaidev SHROFF

    Global CEO

    UPL Limited

    René COLOMBEL

    CEO

    Precia Molen

    Sumeet Anand

    President, IFCCI

    Founder & CEO, Insight Growth Partners 

    Vivek MANI

    CEO

    Heritage Novandie Foods Private Limited

    Delano D’SOUZA

    Journalist (France 24)

    Eric FAJOLE

    Trade commissioner & Regional Director for India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

    Business France

    Souad Tenfiche-Ancelle

    CEO, Link Innovations

    President, French Tech Bangalore

    Benoit GAUTHIER

    Head of Regional Economic Department for South Asia

    French Embassy in India

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