The COVID pandemic is an unprecedented event in the history of the modern world. It has left an indelible mark on economies around the globe and challenged their resilience. It has impacted geo-politics, global trade and perhaps globalisation itself.
On a positive note, the pandemic has placed sustainability back at the centre stage and expedited technological advancements. As we re-build the pandemic devasted world, we need to redesign our economic models to address the challenges and opportunities of a post pandemic era.
At this critical juncture, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is launching the CII Global Economic Policy Summit, a platform to bring together thought leaders from across the world to deliberate on the way forward for the world and India.
In line with the current economic challenges, the Summit proposes to focus on five key challenges:
The much higher pace of vaccination in the developed world and the fiscal muscle is leading to a much faster recovery in the developed world, exacerbating global inequalities. Economic progress is getting linked to technological progress more than ever before, further broadening the divide between the technologically advanced developed nations and the others.
The fast-paced adoption of technology and automation is also changing the nature of jobs, necessitating a re-look at skill development priorities and models.
The tensions between the two economic superpowers, the US and China, regional stability issues in the Middle East and North Africa region, recent developments in Afghanistan, all have implications for the global economy. Another important aspect of geo-economics is the impact of climate change on economies around the world.
An uncaged India, realising its full growth potential, will benefit not only its own population, but will also benefit global growth. The plethora of reforms being undertaken by India, its technological progress and focussed growth interventions will help tap into this potential. However, the journey is long and there is always more to learn and do.
CII Global Economic Policy Summit 2021
The CII Global Economic Policy Summit 2021 will be held in a hybrid format on 17th & 18th November 2021. It will have illustrious constellation of best minds from across the world in the Government; academia and think tanks including Nobel laureates; industry captains deliberating on issues, both in the global and Indian context, in line with the theme “Rebuilding Economies.”
The event will commence with an Inaugural Keynote by Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs. Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry; Textiles; Consumers Affairs, Food and Public Distribution will also deliver the special keynote address. Participate in all key sessions and gain valuable insights.
Register here- https://www.ciihive.in/CGEPS2021