IPAN will be handling the PR duties for the 11th Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) 2006, a student-run business forum focusing on India. The Forum would be held on November 11 at Philadelphia, USA.
Established in 1996, the 11th Forum also coincides with the 125th anniversary of the Wharton School. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Realising the Indian Dream’.
Some of the issues up for discussion during the Forum include ‘Destination India: Entrepreneurs at Work’, ‘Gateway to India: Opportunities and Challenges’, ‘Government: Driving India Forward’, ‘Indian Financial Services: Fortune in the Middle of the Pyramid’, ‘Indian Industry: Redefining Boundaries’, ‘Investing in India: A Cyclical or Secular Story?’, and ‘Media and Entertainment: It’s Showtime’.
Vivek Sengupta, President, IPAN, said, “We are delighted to be the official PR partners for the Wharton India Economic Forum 2006. It is an honour and a privilege to be associated with a brand like Wharton. Over the years, IPAN has worked for a large number of world-leading brands. This partnership adds to the list. We look forward to working with WIEF to be a part of the unravelling of the India story.”
Some of the speakers for this year’s WIFE include Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto; Bharat Desai, Chairman and CEO, Syntel; Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Industries Ltd; Capt G R Gopinath, Founder and MD, Air Deccan; Rajat Gupta, former Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey & Co; Harish Manwani, President, Asia Africa, Unilever; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & MD, Biocon; Rajat Jain, MD, The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt Ltd; and Rana Kapoor, Founder, MD & CEO, Yes Bank, among others.