Theme : Global Partnership : Meeting Challenges

CII is organizing the sixteenth edition of Partnership Summit 2010 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai from 22 – 24 January 2010. Mr Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has kindly agreed to Chair the Summit. HE Mr Najib Tun Razak, the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia has kindly accepted to be the Guest of Honour at the Summit. Mr M K Stalin, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has kindly consented to deliver the Special Address.

Focussed on building positive economic perceptions of India, The Partnership Summit 2010 is a platform for brand vision development and strategic marketing initiatives. The Summit will showcase India’s potential, especially to foreign participants as a viable destination for doing business and for long-term investments in manufacturing and services. Business Delegations from Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Laos, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom and Argentina have confirmed to participate at the Summit. Business Delegations from few other countries are expected to confirm shortly.

The Partnership Summit, which started as an event to mark the centenary of CII, has become one of the most important international business events in the country. It aims to further partnerships, to build ideologies based on shared dreams that bind societies together, in our knowledge driven world. The Summit has established itself as an ideal ground for business networking and sharing of societal concerns where Corporates seek a collective view beyond bottom lines. The Prime Ministers of India, Singapore, Canada, UK, Italy, Czech Republic and Presidents of India, Poland and Portugal, have addressed the Partnership Summit since 1995. The Partnership Summit, has regularly featured Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats, Academicians and CEOs. The Summit in the past years have had participation of over 1000 delegates with almost 40% from overseas.

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry