• Goh Chok Tong, Prime Minister of Singapore (1995)
  • P V Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (1995)
  • Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (1996)
  • Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada (1996)
  • Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda (1996)
  • H D Deve Gowda, Prime Minister of India (1997)
  • John Major, British Prime Minister (1997)
  • Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy (1998)
  • A Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1998)
  • I K Gujral, Prime Minister of India (1998)
  • Lea Rabin, First Lady of Israel (2000)
  • Krishan Kant, Vice President of India (2001)
  • Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (2002)
  • Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India (2005)
  • A P J Abdul Kalam, President of India (2006)
  • Jiri Paroubek, Prime Minister of Czech Republic (2006)
  • Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, President of the Portugese Republic (2007)
  • Ferenc Gyurcsany, Prime Minister of Hungary (2008)
  • Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia (2010)
  • Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives (2010)
  • Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India (2013)
  • Roberto Azevedo, Director General, World Trade Organization (2014)
  • Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia (2015)

the partnership summit

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh presents the 22nd edition of the Partnership Summit from 10 - 12 January 2016 at APIIC Ground, Harbour Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and Industry, is the Chair of the Summit and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh is the ‘Partner State’ for this edition of the prestigious initiative.

The Partnership Summit, which started in 1995, to mark the centenary of CII, has since become one of the most important international business events in the country. It aims to further partnerships, build ideologies based on shared dreams that bind societies together in this knowledge driven world. The Summit has established itself as an ideal ground for business networking and sharing of ideas to debate and deliberate, where corporates seek a collective view beyond bottom lines.

The Partnership Summit regularly features Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, policy makers, CEOs, academicians and thought leaders from all over the world.

The Summit traditionally sees over 1200 delegates with almost 40% attending from several countries including USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada, France, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and UAE amongst others.


Platform to showcase investment promotion policies and programme in Andhra Pradesh

Building new partnerships and exploring national and international investment through high level networking and structured B2B Meetings

Unique platform providing a great opportunity to interact with Policy makers, investors, industry leaders and associations




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