April 12, 2019

India Ideas Conference 2019

India in Transition

Crowds around the India Gate at sunset

The India Initiative launched the India Ideas Conference in 2017 as a platform to convene scholars, practitioners, diplomats, and thought leaders for high-level dialogue on key issues related to India. On April 12, 2019, the initiative hosted the third annual India Ideas Conference.


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India's strategic importance, democratic culture, economic potential, and increasingly affluent outward-looking population make it a key player on the global stage. Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout sessions created a picture of the India of the future. Taking a forward-oriented approach to India in a moment of transition, topics included 2019 elections, infrastructure development and urban growth, innovation in business and social impact sectors, geopolitics in South Asia, and Indian identity. The 2019 conference was a solutions-oriented platform convening thought leaders from the United States and India to explore India's complexities, challenges, and opportunities in an era of social and economic change.

This conference was co-sponsored by the India Initiative, the Asia Group, McLarty Associates, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and Indiaspora. The Asia Group was a presenting sponsor. McLarty Associates, FICCI, and Indiaspora were panel sponsors.