Sixth Annual Emerging Markets Forum
Doing Business with India: The Promise and the Perils
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business with India
Participants at the Robert H. Smith School of Business's 2016 Emerging Markets Forum agreed that India's rapid growth offered opportunities for both local and U.S. businesses, but they disagreed about whether the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is moving quickly enough to cut red tape. [VIDEOS]
India is an emerging economic powerhouse and US-India commercial ties are of increasing importance to both countries. At a time when many emerging markets are facing economic difficulties, India remains a bright spot on the firmament - holding considerable promise, but also complex and difficult to navigate.
For these reasons, this year's Emerging Markets Forum focused on doing business with India. Hosted by the Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research, this year's conference covered a wide range of topics, including:
- Overcoming impediments to meaningful engagement between India and the U.S.
- Key trends and forces impacting the fortunes of Indian industry
- Government policies and the reform agenda
- Effective strategies for negotiating the diverse Indian market
Distinguished speakers included:
- His Excellency Arun K. Singh, India's Ambassador to the United States
- Mukesh Aghi, President of the U.S.-India Business Council
- Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor at Columbia University and Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
The Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI grant.