Ms Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of Commerce and Industry
Government of India
Mr N Chandrababu Naidu
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Mr Sumit Mazumder
President, CII and
Chairman and Managing Director
Dr Naushad Forbes
President Designate, CII and
Director Forbes Marshall Private Limited
Mr Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry
Ms Panudda Boonpala
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Ms Patricia Hewitt
UK India Business Council (UKIBC)
United Kingdom
Mr Krish Iyer
President & CEO
Walmart India P. Ltd
Mr Kishore Jayaraman
President-India & South Asia
Rolls-Royce India Private Limited
Mr Baba Kalyani
Chairman, CII National Committee on Defence and
Chairman & Managing Director
Bharat Forge Ltd
Mr Amitabh Kant
Secretary- Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India
Mr Yaduvendra Mathur
Chairman and Managing Director
Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank)
Mr Shishir Priyadarshi
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Mr K Pandia Rajan
CIEL HR Services Private Limited
Mr Venk Shukla
TiE Silicon Valley
Dato’ Seri Utama S. Samy Vellu
Special Envoy of The Government of Malaysia


  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mozambique
  • Mauritius
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Swaziland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA

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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