2nd Annual Invest India Conference


Morning Session

8:30 a.m.

  • Welcome opening remarks, Prem Watsa, Chairman and CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

  • Video presentation, Deepak Bagla, CEO of Invest India

  • Video Message from the Hon. Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, India

  • Remarks by His Excellency Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India

  • Remarks by His Excellency Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada


The Canada-India Partnership

  • Q&A moderated by Kasi Rao, President & CEO Canada-India Business Council with High Commissioners Nadir Patel and Vikas Swarup


Infrastructure and Investments in India, the long-term view

  • From India: Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC: Nirmal Jain, Chairman IIFL Holdings Limited

  • From Canada: Bruce Flatt, CEO Brookfield Asset Management: Satish Rai, CIO OMERS

  • Q&A moderated by the Honourable Sarabjit S. Marwah, Senator in the Senate of Canada




Rise of the New India; Health, Wealth and the Digital Economy

  • Ajit Isaac, Chairman and MD Quess Corp.: Michelle Di Emanuele, President & CEO Trillium Health Partners: Karan Bhagat, Founder, MD & CEO IIFL Investment Managers


  • Q&A moderated by John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC


Luncheon Session

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A conversation on deepening the Canada–India economic engagement

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman Tata Sons: Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC: Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development:

Prem Watsa, Chairman and CEO Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited


Afternoon Session

2:00 p.m.

From Grain to Storage; The Protein Highway

  • Murad Al-Katib, President & CEO AGT Foods and Ingredients Inc.: Sanjay Kaul, MD & CEO National Collateral Management Services Limited


  • Q&A moderated by Kasi Rao, President & CEO Canada-India Business Council


Building a Brain Chain, Innovation and Research Collaboration; a discussion led by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada 2010– 2017 and Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation

  • Panel: Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor University of Waterloo: Amit Chakma, President and Vice-Chancellor Western University: Stewart Beck, President and CEO Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director IIT Madras: Jagdeep S. Bachher, Chief Investment Officer University of California


  • Wrap up by Prem Watsa, Chairman and CEO Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited


4:15 p.m.         Reception and Networking



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