An invite-only event, MIC has been curated for the Global Investment Community, evaluating Destination India as an investment opportunity. This event is being hosted in the presence of the Government of India to discuss the $5 trillion economy vision and role of Private Equity with the sole aim to expand the pools of money being invested in the country and prompt the domestic as well as global investors who have India in their checklist of probable Investment decisions, and are considering adding India to their research and coverage.

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7th October 2021

Welcome Address by Sujoy Bose Managing Director & CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)
“PE industry in India will not only continue to play a key role in the growth of Indian companies, that will be an important factor in India's inflection point to higher growth as an economy but enabling efficient allocation of large scale companies”, said Mr. Bose

Keynote Address by Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India
“Our prediction of V-shape recovery is indeed transpiring with 7.5% in Q2. The recovery is going on very robustly. India has converted this crisis into an opportunity by ushering in path-breaking reforms across different spheres”, said Hon’ble CEA. India is poised to have double-digit growth and we anticipate between 6.5 to 7% growth next year, he added.

Fireside Chat
In the fireside chat, the esteemed speakers, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons & Renuka Ramnath Chairperson, IVCA & Founder, MD and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management discussed how India has an unprecedented opportunity to make strides in the world of technology.

Presentation: The Way Forward For PE, VC - Reviewing 2021 YTD And Forging Ahead In 2022
Insightful discussion led by Ee Fai Kam, SVP, Head of Asian Operations, Preqin threw light on the PE, VC Landscape & how it makes up the largest component of India's alternative assets market. “The pandemic initially caused a slowdown in fundraising which is similar to the worldwide picture but 2021 has seen a really robust recovery”, he said in his keynote address.

Panel Discussion - Digitizing India: Spotlight on the Digital-Tech adoption by consumers
The story of Digital India is the story of inclusion and empowerment. This story will lead India to become center stage in the global economy, said , Renuka Ramnath, Chairperson, IVCA & Founder, MD and CEO, Multiples Alternate, Asset Management

“India has the potential of becoming a global technology powerhouse”, stated G.V Ravishankar, MD, Sequoia India

Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha/Rainmatter, said “It is more about being at the right place at the right time than everyone getting savvy suddenly with their investing skills”

“Talent is the most nebulous challenge out of all the capital and market share. Human beings are very critical to build”, said Varun Dua, CEO, Acko

Online has never created a category, existing categories have been sold online. Technology in the supply chain is the key to make it work, stated Vivek Gupta, Co-Founder, Licious

Keynote Address by Shri Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
“The story of unicorns is a story of startup India and the story of startup India is the story of the new India. Startup India is now being looked at as a case study globally as to how in such a short span of 60 months we are number three in terms of unicorns, number two in the world today in terms of startups”, said Mr. Bagla. The Digital India initiative of the Prime Minister has now brought India to one of the most transforming inflection points in the history. The expected growth in India is anywhere between 9.5 to 10.5% this year and is expected to continue growing”, he added.

Panel Discussion: India’s Real Estate Sector – State of Play
The marquee speakers of this panel were Anita George, Executive VicePresident, Deputy Head – CDPQ Global, CDPQ India; Aditya Bhargava, Real Estate & Infrastructure Department, Abu Dhabi, Investment Authority(ADIA); Hari Krishna V, Managing Director,Global Leadership Team, Real Estate Investments, India, CPP Investments, CPPIB India Advisors Private Limited; Nipun Sahni, Partner, Apollo Global Management; Vipul Roongta, Managing Director & CEO, HDFC Capital

Panel Discussion: Delivering Exits: Creating Value and Embracing the Future
Investors have been a big source of learning and knowledge enhancement and they can enable us to be very smart about understanding capital, said Bhavish Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, OLA

Choosing the right partner, even if it is an investor, is very critical. We should evaluate them from the perspective of who can truly be a partner in the journey and add value in some way, stated Ameera Shah, Promoter & Managing, Director, Metropolis Healthcare

Other panelists who shared their valuable insights were Shashank Samant, President & CEO, GlobalLogic; Venkat Ramaswamy, Vice Chairman and Cofounder, Edelweiss Financial Services and Vishal Mahadevia, Managing Director & India Head, Warburg Pincus

Fireside Chat: Corporate Governance For PE-VC In India | The Good And The Better
“Global pools of capital are coming in and we are doing a good job as the regulator”, said Zia Mody Founder and Managing Partner - AZB & Partners. “It's a two-way convergence of what the LPs want and what the managers are stepping up to provide”, she added.

Nupur Garg, Founder, WinPE rightfully stated that the “Corporate governance standards are evolving in India”

Fireside Chat: The PE Appetite For The Indian Pharma Sector
The PE/VC industry is relentlessly working together with the Government of India in realizing its $5 trillion economy vision by supporting Indian startups and creating many more unicorns, said Ashley Menezes, Partner and COO, ChrysCapital Advisors LLP

“The ecosystem in the pharmaceutical industry is poised for growth, there is numerous technical manpower available”, stated Arjun Juneja, Chief Operating Officer, Mankind Pharma. “Online e-commerce companies are helping a lot of businesses to flourish which are finding it difficult to showcase their products in the marketplace, he added.

With over 25+ speakers, 300+ attendees, 11 sessions, and 5 hours of insightful content, Day 2 of our flagship conclave #MIC captured experiences and knowledge of some of the most innovative thinkers of the investment & startup ecosystem, along with our keynote government speakers.

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