Indian Economy Symposium is a platform where leaders, innovators, young professionals and students meet to share, inspire and network. 
We’re proud to host some of the most well-known and influential voices in the field. This year’s schedule is more packed than ever before with exceptional lectures, sessions and on-site activities. Registration is underway, so book your ticket today!

Registration & Networking

1 PM - 2 PM

Seat Allotment and Networking Session

Opening Ceremony

2 PM - 2:30 PM

Welcome Address by Mr. Prateek Pandey, Chairperson, IES

Weathering the Economic Slowdown

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

With an aim to become a $5 trillion economy, India must achieve a minimum of 9 % GDP growth rate every coming year. However, recent indicators of India’s economy have suggested an Economic slump, enraged by depletion in demand (and therefore, in investments, stagnation of sectors like automobile and FMCG, and the stress in the banking sector. The nature of this slowdown is temporary or structural has also sparked debates, and the need for reforms is being realized. How did this slowdown commence? Is it time for a paradigm that emphasizes a “New, Reformed and Development-oriented India”? This session will aim to answer many such questions, and produce a detailed analysis of the economic slump and the measures needed to counter it.

Understanding India’s Poverty Paradigm

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon that highlights the humongous disparity in the population across India. The poor are a highly heterogeneous group, and efforts to reduce poverty in, their many dimensions, are yet to recognize this diversity. While the World Bank has estimated that India has alleviated 50% of its poverty since 1960s, achieving the First UNSDG of “No Poverty” remains a social, economic and political challenge, and there is a need for Poverty-reduction policies and programs must be designed accordingly. In such a scenario, understanding the underlying processes and complexities in dealing with India’s poverty becomes a must.

Decoding India’s Agrarian Crisis: Farmer Distress vis-a-vis Inclusive Development

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From the rapid fall in the prices of agricultural produce due to the global downturn of prices to the diminishing returns of the Green revolution, India’s vastly agrarian economy is facing nothing short of a crisis. The multitude of challenges is added on to by the drastic drought situation spread across states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat, all leading to the declining income of the country’s farmers. Decoding this “agrarian crisis” requires funds, policy changes, rationalization of subsidies and indirectly, an impetus for the gradual employment shift of rural workers out from conventional agricultural sectors to industrial and services sectors. This session aims to analyze the situation faced by the sector and the farmers, and bring into light some solutions for the same.

Networking Evening

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

With Tea and Snacks