LAHORE: Delegates arrived in Pakistan in high spirits for the first ever Pakistan-India Management Summit “Leadership for New Economic Realities” under the aegis of the Aman ki Asha intitiative.
The delegation comprised 40 Indian delegates among the highest achievers in South Asia, a majority of whom arrived through the Wagah border while others flew into the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Talking to the media at the border, the delegates expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome. “We are thrilled by the warm welcome and the great ambience of friendship and love that we have felt on our arrival and are looking forward to a wonderful experience at the summit.” said a delegate.
The delegates also saw the revised Indo-Pak visa regime as a major step forward in enabling better understanding and a more fluid interaction between Indians and Pakistanis. They commended the ‘Aman Ki Asha’ Project and termed it a revolution that had brought about visa reforms, adding that this was just one of the many milestones this platform was going to achieve in the future.
The delegates said that the summit would be a rare opportunity to listen to and learn from counterparts in Pakistan. ‘We’re looking forward to great food, great music, and great conversations with great colleagues,” they added.
The delegates include Chairman Tata Communications & Wartsila India Limited Subodh Bhargava, Managing Director India & SVP Middle East Africa, Nokia, and Senior Vice President All India Management Association D. Shivakumar, Chairman Price Waterhouse Coopers India Deepak Kapoor, Chairman and Managing Director Accenture India, Member Executive Council NASSCOM and Confederation of Indian Industry and Author of ‘The Offshore Nation’ Avinash Vashistha, Managing Director, Abbott Healthcare India Sudharshan Jain, Founder - Naukri.com, President TiE Delhi and Member Global Board of Trustees, TiE Global, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, President Marketing Communication and Brand Strategy and Adviser to Chairman Reliance Industries Limited and Chairman, IAA India and Board Member IAA Global Kaushik Roy, Member Executive Board and Group President (HR, After-Market and Corporate Services), Mahindra and Mahindra Limited and President, Employers federation of India Rajeev Dubey, President Life Sciences, Tholons (Advisory-Investments-Research) Dr. Garima Vashistha, Founder Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Limited & Author of ‘Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality’ Dr. Ravi Chaudhry, Chief People Officer, Mother Dairy & Author of ‘Leadership India Leading Change, Changing Lives’ Dr. Saugata Mitra, President, International Executive Search Federation & CEO, Asia Sourcing Network Mark Geary, Group Director Human Capital, Max India Limited and Board Member, Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Healthcare India P. Dwarkanath, President Emeritus India Society for Training & Development, Vice Chancellor - ICFAI University, Senior Advisor - ICFAI Business School Dr. YK Bhushan, Chief People Officer, Reliance BIG Entertainment Dr. Saagarika Ghosal, Member Group Management Board and Group Director Corporate HR, DCM Shriram Consolidated Limited Sushil Baveja, Chief Learning Officer, Ideas Consulting and Lifetime Master Trainer, Dr. Edward de Bono Creativity Tools Dr. Sunil Gupta, Vice President, Institute of Cost Accountants of India Suresh Chandra Mohanty and Regional director Global Association of Risk Professionals and Director Operational Risk Horst Simon.