Unpacking Infrastructure and Energy Opportunities in Post-Election India

 

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In September 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of eight major infrastructure sectors; Civil Aviation, Ports and Inland Waterways, Railways, Roads, Telecom, Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy. The Modi government has highlighted that infrastructure growth will be at the heart of the ‘Make in India’ vision of the new government. Prime Minister Modi has stressed that accelerated infrastructure development is government’s top priority.

The “Make In India” campaign is to be supported by new urban and industrial infrastructure: 100 new smart cities; Digital India programme; bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad; high speed train networks; dedicated freight corridor; Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor; Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor; Mumbai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor; East Coast Industrial Corridor; Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor and the North-East Transport Corridor. (Learn more about India’s infrastructure plans and programmes at the interaction.)

Government has also highlighted the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in driving infrastructure growth and opportunities. The government has granted clearance for 100% FDI in the railway sector and has also tabled a comprehensive plan for facilitating FDI in the sector.

Government has also reiterated the emphasis on renewable energy, including solar energy. Modi had also called for a solar-powered corridor along the India-Pakistan border, in the desert regions of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Two pilot projects of 5 MW each are being initiated in this regard.

Referring to his vision of solid waste management and waste water management in 500 towns through the PPP model, Modi said bio-energy would be a vital element of this vision. Modi called for provision of world-class utility facilities along new road projects to bring about a paradigm shift in India’s global perception.

The infrastructure and energy sector is poised for significant growth and investment. This will provide a number of opportunities for South Africa infrastructure and energy companies.

Join us as we unpack these opportunities with a panel of leading business and industry experts.

Date: 18 November 2014, Tuesday

Time: 9:30 for 10:00-11:30 (followed by cocktails)

Venue: GIBS, Classroom 8, 26 Melville Road, Illovo

RSVP: Farzana Ally at allyf@gibs.co.za by 11 November 2014

*On receipt of RSVP you will receive an OUTLOOK INVITE

The GIBS FirstRand India-Africa Business Network is proud to present India week from the 17th -21st November 2014. Join us as we explore the rich tapestry of the dynamic Indian market place with a week of business, food, culture and discussions with leading politicians, diplomats, business leaders and academics. During the week, we would attempt to transform the GIBS campus into a colourful Indian space with visuals, banners, crafts, food, products, henna and colours.

Our activities for the week include:

1. Unpacking Infrastructure and Energy opportunities in post-election India
18 November 2014, Tuesday 9:30 for 10:00-11:30

The infrastructure and energy sector is poised for significant growth and investment. This will provide a number of opportunities for South Africa infrastructure and energy companies.

Join us as we unpack these opportunities with a panel of leading business and industry experts.

2. Unpacking Bollywood: An evening of film and fun.
“Making a song and dance of it: Taking Bollywood cinema seriously” by Prof. Dilip Menon followed by screening of award winning Bollywood blockbuster Omkara
19 November 2014, Wednesday 17:00 for 17:30-21:00

Join us for an evening of fun as we explore the Bollywood phenomenon with a presentation entitled “Making a Song and Dance of it: Taking Bollywood Cinema Seriously,” by Prof. Dilip Menon, followed by the Screening of Vishal Bhardwaj’s blockbuster “OMKARA” based on Othello.

3. How India revolutionised the healthcare Industry. Unpacking the pharmaceutical and Ayurveda sectors in India
20 November 2014, Thursday 17:30 for 18:00-19:30

Join us as we unpack the dynamics of the Indian pharma sector, the drivers of growth and opportunities and the impact in Africa. The session will host the heads of India’s leading pharmaceutical and Ayurveda companies operating in Africa.

 

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Supported by The High Commission of India in South Africa and
the Consulate General of India in Johannesburg

 

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