About Conclave


“The challenges of tackling poverty, making growth more inclusive, and evolving a sustainable model of development” – these are the objectives Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulated for his new term in his address to the BRICS Summit 2014. Central to this vision is a viable growth momentum. The engines of a solid infrastructure base, a dynamic manufacturing sector and a healthy and productive workforce, coupled with public policy, are the drivers of sustainable growth and development.

Yet, sustained growth has faced numerous roadblocks over the last decade – ranging from delays and cost overruns in infrastructure projects, to skill  bottlenecks and regulatory hurdles in manufacturing expansion and  a demographic dividend hobbled by poor health and human development indicators. What is the role of knowledge hubs and research institutions in shaping an evidence-based public policy agenda for energising these drivers of growth? How can government and industry partner for progress in overcoming obstacles in the way of India’s growth momentum? The Conclave aims to address these and  related questions.

The ISB National Conclave is orchestrated  by its four Institutes - Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Max Institute of Healthcare Management,  Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing and the Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management that focus on those vitals for growth.
The Conclave is designed to be in four sessions dedicated to each of the aforementioned four Institutes of the Indian School Of Business.  Each session will have a Keynote speaker. A distinguished panel of discussants representing government, industry and academia, moderated by ISB faculty or leadership will respond to the Keynote, followed by a Q & A with the audience. The main session will be followed by a dinner event at which the distinguished guest for the evening will deliver the special address.

The Conclave is planned as an exclusive, invitation-only event that will showcase the unique domain expertise, and the policy research and partnership capabilities of the ISB.
Where and when
Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi.
November 25, 2014, 9:30 am onwards.