The Inaugural Annual Conference of the Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence will take place on 11 November 2021 in a hybrid format on Frankfurt School’s campus and online.

Agenda

From 8.45 on Morning reception


9.30–9.45 Welcome Address

Prof. Nils Stieglitz, President & Managing Director of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Chairman of the Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence


9.45–10.00 Introduction to the Day

Dr. Matthias Catón, Director of Corporate Development, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Deputy Chairman of the Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence | Lakshmi Lalita Mohan, Head and Representative France and Germany, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Board Member of the Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence


10.00–10.30 Interview: India & Germany: Much in Common?

H.E. Walter J. Lindner, German Ambassador to India in conversation with Dr. Matthias Catón and Lakshmi Lalita Mohan


10.30–10.50 Keynote Speech: Development and Significance of the Indo-German Economic Relations

Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO of The Indian Hotels Company Limited and President of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce – AHK


10.50–11.30 Panel Discussion: Indo-German Economic Relations in the Global Context

Dr. Andreas Nicolin, Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany | Rukmini Parthasarathy, Deputy Director, KfW Office New Delhi | Dr. Amit Telang, Consul General of India in Frankfurt | Jan-Hendrik Mohr, Member of the Group Executive Board, CLAAS Group | Moderation: Prof. Roland Koch, Professor of Management Practice in Regulated Environments, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


11.30–12.00 Morning Break & Networking


12.00–12.40 Panel Discussion: Business Relations India and Germany

Stefan Halusa, Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce | Klaus Maier, Managing Director, Maier+Vidorno | Kaushik Shaparia, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank India | Georg Graf, Regional Representative, Freudenberg Group | Moderation: Werner Steinmüller, Member of the Advisory Council of OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association


13.00–14.00 Lunch Break & Networking


14.30–15.00 Panel Discussion: Indo-German Developments in Healthcare Infrastructure

Deepak Chopra, Business Unit Head Women’s Healthcare, Bayer India | Dr. Christian Garbe, Managing Director, Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center (FIZ) |Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Senior Vice President Public Affairs & Advocacy, Fresenius Kabi | Indranil Mukherjee, Managing Director, B. Braun Medical India | Moderation: Prof. Afschin Gandjour, Professor of Health Management, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


15.00–15.30 Tea Time & Networking


15.30–16.30 Panel Discussion: Digitalisation, Connectivity and Digital Trust as Key for Growth

Soumitra Bhattacharya, President of Bosch Group in India and Managing Director at Bosch | Sudhir Ethiraj, Global Head of Cybersecurity Office (CSO), TÜV SÜD | Sindhu Gangadharan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs India | Moderation: Vahe Andonians, Serial Entrepreneur and Senior Lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


16.30–17.00 Closing Keynote Speech: Indo-German Technology Collaboration at Deutsche Bank  

Bernd Leukert, Head of Technology, Data and Innovation, Board Member, Deutsche Bank


17.00–17.30 Indo-German Economic Relations in the Global Context

Prof. Amrita Narlikar, President, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)


From 18.00 on Indo-German Buffet Reception at the Campus Lounge

How to participate

On-campus participation is by invitation only and reserved for senior-level representatives from business, the public sector, and academia.

If you would like to attend on location, please request an invite.

Our sponsors

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Maier + Vidorno

Partner organisations

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association

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