Time (IST)
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
Setting the tone

Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media, and President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited

10:15 - 10:30
Keynote Address: Leadership Mindset: The Key to Establishing a Sustainable Brand

Nadir B. Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej Industries and Chairman, Godrej Agrovet (India)

10:30 - 10:50
Chief Guest’s Opening Address

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence (UAE)

10:50 - 11:00
Felicitation – Game Changers
11:00 - 11:05
Special Address: Emergence of the UAE as Key Partner of India in the Gulf
  • A. Amarnath, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, UAE
11:05 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: Future of Investment: Strategies and Risks

Ahmed Abdelaal, Group CEO, Mashreq Bank (UAE)
Rajesh Singhi, Managing Director and Regional Head of M&A, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank (UAE)
Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and MD, Essar Ports (India)
Rishi Kapoor, Co-CEO, Investcorp (Bahrain)
Sanjeet Singh, Senior Adviser - Trade & Commerce, Economic & Finance, Disinvestment, International Cooperation & G-20 Coordination, NITI Aayog (India)
Vivek Chandy, Joint Managing Partner, JSA Advocates & Solicitors (India)

David Gibson-Moore, President and CEO, Gulf Analytica (UAE)

12:00 - 12:15
In Conversation: Real Estate Outlook: Where's the Industry Headed?

PNC Menon, Founder and Chairman, Sobha Group (UAE)

Tatiana Veller, MD, Stirling Hospitality Advisors (UAE)

12:15 - 12:30
In Conversation: The India Opportunity: Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise Transformation

Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder - Titan Capital, AceVector Group (India)

Arun Stanly, Head of Customer Engagement-MEASA, Frost & Sullivan (UAE)

12:30 - 13:15
Panel Discussion: Navigating the World of Disruptive Innovation

Helmut von Struve, CEO, Siemens – UAE and the Middle East (UAE)
Jacques Brent, Managing Director Toyota and Lexus, UAE (UAE)
Param Bhargava, Founder, The Ayurveda company (India)
Shrini Viswanath, Co-Founder, Upstox (India)
Sudhakar Adapa, CEO, Commerzify (India)

Robin Joffe, Partner Managing Director -Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, Frost and Sullivan

13:15 - 13:30
Felicitation: Inspiring Leaders
13:30 - 14:30
Networking Luncheon
14:30 - 14:55
Fireside Chat: India and the Arab World: Synergizing Technology Transfer

G Chandrashekhar, Economist, Senor Editor and Policy Commentator, Independent Member, SEBICDAC (India)
Preeti Bajaj, CEO & MD, Luminous Power
Dr. Ahmed Baggashi, President, MENA-FHSS (Middle East and North Africa Forum for Hospital Sterilization Sciences) (Saudi Arabia)

David Gibson-Moore, President and CEO, Gulf Analytica (UAE)

14:55 - 15:10
Fireside Chat: SEZ and Free Zones: Ecosystem of Trade

Srikanth Badiga, National Vice Chairman, EPCES, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India)

Dr. Mohan Guruswamy, Chief Knowledge officer, World FZO, UAE

15:10 - 15:20
Standalone Address: Bridging the Skill Gap: Paving Way for Economic Growth

Dima Rachid Jamali, Dean and Professor, University of Sharjah (UAE)

15:20 - 15:50
Fireside Chat: From Start-Up to Scale-Up

Abhinav Gupta, CEO, Cars24 Arabia (UAE)
Adam Ridgway, Founder, One Moto (UAE)

Robin Joffe, Partner Managing Director -Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, Frost and Sullivan (UAE)

15:50 - 16:20
Trialogue Session: Capitalizing the Energy Transition

Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (India) 
Karl W. Feilder, Founder, Neutral Fuels Holdings (UAE)
Shailendra Shukla, MD, Eaton (India)

Amit Kapur, Joint Managing Partner, JSA Advocates & Solicitors (India)

16:20 - 16:30
Standalone Address: India and the Gulf in a New International Financial Architecture

Hafez Ghanem, Economist and former Vice President, Eastern and Southern Africa, World Bank (France)

16:30 - 17:10
Panel Discussion: Feeding the Future: Enhancing Food Security

• Djamal Djouhri, CEO, Al Ghurair Foods (UAE)
Dr. Sayed Essam Ahmad Alhashmi, Special Studies Office Director, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) (UAE)
Dr. Tarifa Ajeif AlZaabi, Director-General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) UAE
Sudhakar Tomar, President, India Middle East Agro Trade Industry (UAE)
Suresh Vaidhyanathan, CEO – Special Projects, Ghassan Aboud Group & CEO – Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD (UAE)

Arun Stanly, Head of Customer Engagement-MEASA, Frost & Sullivan (UAE)

17:10 - 17:20
Standalone Address: Navigating Air Connectivity and Evolving Tourism Landscape

Aloke Singh, Managing Director, Air India Express & AirAsia (India)

17:20 - 17:45
India – GCC Leadership Diaries: Speed and Resilience: Five Priorities for the Next Five Months

Dr. Ronald Otte, Director of Safety and Occupational Health and Hygiene, Emirates Global Aluminum (UAE)
Fazil Abdul Rahiman, Group Vice President Sustainability and Climate Change, Strategy, TAQA Group, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Motilal Chaturvedi, VP & Head, HSE & Security, First Abu Dhabi Bank (UAE)
Roshith Rajan, Head of Global Food Waste Sustainability & Middle East Africa Strategic Programs, Sodexo (UAE)

Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aramex International

17:45 - 18:00
Closing Keynote Address: Developing Human Capital for a Thriving Future

Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Chairman of the Board, Abu Dhabi School of Management

18:00 - 18:20
Felicitations: Sustainable Organizations & Retail & E-commerce
18:20 - 18:30
Closing remarks