An independent organization, Ananta Centre is registered under the Indian Trust Act. It focuses on leadership development and encourages frank and open dialogue on the most important issues facing Indian society, to help foster its transformation. The Centre also engages civil society, business, governments and other key stakeholders on issues of importance to India’s development, foreign policy, strategic affairs and national security.
The Centre serves as a convening body for exchange of ideas, broadening perspectives and enhancing capacity to create sustainable solutions on a wide variety of issues.
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Smadja & Smadja, Strategic Advisory, was established in 2001 in Switzerland and in the US. The firm works with global corporations and government entities on global trends and strategic issues. Our mission is to help our clients navigate and leverage globalization, providing them with “actionable” insights and a “world view” to help them manage the increasing volatility and complexity which is a built-in characteristic of a globalized world. The firm creates platforms of contents – from strategic, behind closed doors, seminars to high profile international conferences – that are knowledge and networking intensive, providing substantive take home value for the participants. Smadja & Smadja has activities, clients and partners in Asia, North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII engages closely with Government on policy issues and interfaces with thought leaders to enhance efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a wide portfolio of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues. Extending its agenda beyond business, CII facilitates corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains.
The CII theme for 2016-17, Building National Competitiveness, emphasizes Industry’s role in partnering Government to accelerate competitiveness across sectors, with sustained global competitiveness as the goal.
Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 8000 members, from the private as well as the public sectors, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 320 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
www.cii.in