'Powering India's Future: Energy, Capital Markets, and Investors' Theme of 2010 India Conference at SOM
The SOM South Asia Business Forumís 2010 India Conference looked at "Powering Indiaís Future: Energy, Capital Markets, and Investors." The second annual, student-organized event took place on April 16 and brought a wide range of perspectives to bear.
"The goal was to provide an overview regarding the opportunities and challenges of investing in India," said Mohit Bhardwaj '10, one of the student organizers. "In particular, we highlighted the energy sector which has become the focus of attention in India in order to sustain eight to nine percent GDP growth."
David Good, the chief representative of the Tata Group in North America, delivered the keynote address. Other presenters came from private equity and venture capital firms involved in renewable energy development, investment banks, hedge funds, and nongovernmental organizations including the Clinton Foundation and the World Economic Forum. A theme throughout the day was the role of public-private partnerships in supporting energy and infrastructure growth.
The 75 attendees represented the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as well as academics and business school students from SOM, Dartmouth, and Baruch.
The student organizers were Devesh Taneja '10, Deepak Jeevan Kumar '10, Rahul Setiya '11, Anjai Lal '11, and Bhardwaj. Next year's conference will focus on the telecom sector in India.