Past Event

The Earth Dialogues: Roundtable on Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) Roadmap for India, 12th June 2019 at India Habitat Centre

The third edition of the Earth Dialogues focused on the opportunities and challenges for the adoption of CCUS in India as well as the necessary enabling policy framework required for its development. The roundtable tried to address the question whether CCUS can be a viable mechanism for decarbonizing the energy sector and hard to abate industries. The end goal of the deliberations was two-fold – to delineate a roadmap for evaluation and adoption of CCUS in India, and to formulate a core group of experts, who shall work on bringing the roadmap to fruition.

The discussion brought together an array of views and expertise from key scientists, policy researchers, technology experts, as well as the Department of Science & Technology and International Energy Agency.

Sustainable Health Dialogue on Multi-Dimensional Approach to Ensuring Safe Blood Transfusion, 30th January 2019 at India International Centre

The first edition of the Sustainable Health Dialogue featured participation from 10 key stakeholders, including NITI Aayog, National Blood Transfusion Council, and transfusion experts from Johns Hopkins University, AIIMS New Delhi and other leading medical institutes in the nation. Adequate and safe transfusion of blood and blood components is the cornerstone of modern healthcare systems, but developing nations like India are plagued with an inadequate policy and industry focus on blood transfusion. There are many gaps that need to patched in the existing blood system and its regulatory framework, which requires a consistent and convergent approach between different stakeholders and the medical community.

With a view to bridge these gaps, this closed-door discussion focussed on the challenges in establishing a robust ecosystem for safe blood transfusions in the nation, including those related to blood availability, safety and affordability, and developed key recommendations.

Session on “Future of Fintech” by Chase India - December 12, 2018 at Emily Eden, Hotel Imperial, New Delhi.

The governments of UK and India are strongly committed to both expanding and strengthening technology partnerships involving industry, governmental agencies, science and research institutions, and fostering trade and investment opportunities in both countries. In April 2018 Prime Ministers May and Modi announced the formal creation of the India-UK Tech Partnership. As part of this collaboration, the India- UK Future Tech Festival is a major initiative. The Future Tech Fest is a summit of thought-leaders bringing together businessmen and women, policy makers, venture capitalists, scientists and entrepreneurs. With key themes exploring how we "WORK, LIVE and PLAY" the Fest will deliver key elements of thought-leadership, roundtable discussions and will provide opportunities for collaboration at national and regional level in AI/ Data, India-UK Tech Hubs, Cluster Partnerships, Future Healthcare, Future Mobility, Fintech and Cyber Security.

The Earth Dialogues: Towards COP24 And Beyond - 23rd November 2018 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.

The second edition of ‘The Earth Dialogues’ was held in at The Constitution Club, New Delhi. The event titled ‘Towards COP24’ was structured as a moderated panel discussion and focused on diverse aspects crucial to delivering a successful outcome from COP24 and continue on a trajectory of low carbon development thereafter. The panelists highlighted strategies for low carbon development, decarbonization of energy, knowledge sharing and financial co-operation between nations.
On the panel were Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute; Mr. Amit Narang, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs; Ms. Natalie Toms, Counsellor, Economics and Prosperity, British High Commission, India and Mr. J K Mehta, Secretary General, South Asia Network for Energy Efciency.

Roundtable on Sectoral Impact of Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 September 7, 2018 at The Claridges, New Delhi

The overarching regulations defined in the personal Data Protection bill will have far-reaching implications for entities across sectors in the economy. It has been assumed that the gamut of the Bill only impacts the technology giants. To the contrary, it is important to realize that under the provisions detailed in the bill, any entity that collects, stores and processes data is liable to comply with the regulations. Therefore, the bill is set to significantly impact the operations and business models of sectors such as Healthcare, Medium Micro and Small Scale Enterprises, Banking financial Services and Insurance, Tourism & Travel and Geospatial, among others. In this context, Chase India organized a roundtable on 'Sectoral impact of the Personal data Protection Bill 2018', with the aim of enunciating the contours of the bill and highlighting the specific impact that different sectors might be faced with.

"Financial Inclusion: Roadmap to Women's Empowerment and Development" 28th August 2018 at The Constitution Club, New Delhi.

Women's empowerment has received its fair share of attention but has failed to make much headway beyond tokenism. The need of the hour is to look for creative and innovative ways to empower women that deliver a tangible impact. Of late, even the economic priorities reflect this realignment in the development agenda, particularly more so following the Economic Survey 2018 highlighting the importance of empowering women to achieve higher growth. In this respect, a panel discussion on this theme sought to broaden this topic by focusing on the linkages between financial inclusion and women's development. The strengthening of women through financial inclusion can potentially lead to positive outcomes in women's development, particularly in the area of health, nutrition and education. The discussion saw participation from a range of industry experts and policymakers, which included Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr. Alok Kumar, Advisor, Niti Aayog, Mr. Arun Sharma, Director, DBT Mission and Mr. Prabhat Labh, CEO, Grameen Foundation, amongst others.

The Earth Dialogues, 4th July 2018 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.

THE first edition of 'The Earth Dialogues' was held in New Delhi, as part of a series of events on themes focused around environmental protection. Taking into consideration, India's keenness to play a constructive role in combating the threat of climate change, the discussions pointed to UN Environment Emissions Gap Report of 2017 and the complexities faced by India as a developing country, which remains highly vulnerable to increased risks from greenhouse emissions. The discussion saw participation from a range of industry experts and policymakers, which included Mr. C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Mr. Naveen Khandelwal, Chief Investment & Strategy Officer, Hero Future; Mr. Sudhir Mishra, Founder and Managing Partner, Trust Legal and Mr. Subir Gupta, Founding Partner, Sustainability Advisors.

"Energising India: The Road Ahead" 18th April 2018 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.

With India focused on aggressive targets for renewables, a report by the Ministry of Power foresees coal-based power as continuing to contribute a major share of energy generation over the next few decades. With this as the context, Chase India organized a panel discussion titled - " Energising India: The Road Ahead" on 18th April 2018 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi. The event deliberated over themes such as the future roadmap for power generation, challenges and solutions for power generation from renewable sources vis-a-vis coal; the financial impact of key policies on project cost and power tariff ; and the pptential for International collaboration around technology, resources and policy making, with an aim to decarbonise the power sector. The audience comprised of technocrats, senior representation from the industry, think tanks, academicians, civil society organizations, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The discussion saw participation from a range of industry experts and policymakers, which included Mr. Gurdeep Singh - CMD, National Thermal Power Corporation, Dr. Sajal Ghosh - Assistant Professor, Management Development Institute and Mr. Shubhranshu Patnaik - Partner - Deloitte & Touche India, amongst others.

Roundtable Discussion and Report on Smart Public Procurement of IT and ITes, 17th November 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Chase India organised a roundtable on "Smart Public Procurement of IT and ITes" on November 17, 2016 in Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. Shri K. V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Central Vigilance Commission was the "Chief Guest" . The event saw participation of senior officials from Ministry of Finance, DGS&D, SCOPE, NIC, State governments, GSTN, Public Procurement Group, NIFM, NASSCOM, MAIT etc as speakers for the roundtable.

Defense Attaches Conclave on Enhancing Defense Capabilities Through Cooperation, 26th August 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

On 26th August 2016, in association with HQ Integrated Defence Staff and Chase India organised a unique Foreign Defence Attaches conclave, the first of its type in New Delhi. At the conclave, we could assemble, under a single roof, our political leadership, foreign defence attaches, military leadership, corporate leaders, members of the strategic community, distinguished delegates and defence experts. In his interactive session, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lauded the effort and fielded all questions with informative and transparent responses. Post the Defence Minister's interactive session the agenda had three Technical Sessions with experts from OEMs. Defence PSUs, Think Tanks and the Armed forces.

Workshop on New Technologies for Intelligence Gathering, April 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

Chase India, along with Bharat convened a workshop on New Technologies for Intelligence Gathering, for senior officers of Defence Intelligence Agency and its related offices. The event was held in 2016 with free flow of ideas and exchange of knowledge between private OEMs and officers of the Indian armed forces, defence manufacturers, related research establishments and other stakeholders. The event was attended by35 to 40 officers of all ranks, primarily from the Defence Intelligence Agency & the Signals Intelligence Directorate, senior management / proprietors of IDIs/ Management of IDIs partnering OEMs providing speakers and several defence and internal security think-tanks like IDSA, CLAWS, NMF, VIF Post the event, the DIA team has reached out to Chase for assisting them to cooperate and collaborate with organizations in the various technology fields. We will soon be organizing a closed-door meeting for the DIA officials with selected participation from the industry.

Launch of Electronics and IT Standards Council, January 2016 at Le Meridien New Delhi

Chase India launched the Electronics & IT Standards Council in January 2016. The objective of the council is ensuring best practices are adopted in developing and mandating standards for electronics and information technology goods in the national's interest. It is chaired by Arvind Gupta, Founder, Digital India Foundation & National Technology Head, BJP Senior officials from Department of Consumer Affairs, Development of Electronics & IT and Bureau of Indian Standards have their representation in the Council. Leading industry players like Dell, HP, Philips etc; few Start-ups organization like MoFirst, Holostiketc Academic like MDI; Consumer groups like Consumer Voice; Media organization like TeleAnalysis are members of the Council. Post event report titled Policy Recommendations of Rethinking the CRO's capturing the discussion in the roundtable was released during the launch of the Council. Position paper on Brand Owner Registration, best Practice for Product Compliance Anti-counterfeiting & Consumer Advocacy were prepared and submitted to the government departments. We are now working with the department for the necessary actions to implement the recommendations.

Second Roundtable on Digital India Campaign, 24th September 2015 in San Carlos, California USA

Digital India Foundation along with Chase India organized a roundtable on Digital India Programme: Updates & Way Forward on 24th September 2015 in San Carlos, California, United States of America. As part of the collaboration, DIF and Chase India collaborated for sharing the updates on. Status of Digital India Program, Challenges facing stakeholder, Way forward for Stakeholders Future developments.

Waste Management and Clean India Campaign, 3rd July 2015 at The Lalit New Delhi

The Waste Management & Clean Ganga Conclave by Chase India & India Inc. was an initiative in the with the government's vision of Swachh Bharat and the National Clean Ganga Mission. Sh. Prakesh Javadekar, Hon'ble Union Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chase, was the chief guest at the event. Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Transport Minister was a special guest. The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) partnered with India Inc. and extended their support to the cause. Link:

India - EU Strategic Dialogue on Digital India, 15th April 2015 in Brussels

India IT Minster Ravi Shankar Prasad's key special address kicked off the agenda at the event that brought together senior IT executives from Across Europe to delve into India's lead forward as a global leader in the sector. Senior representation from the European Commission came from the likes of Mr. Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice- President for the Digital Single Market Arvind Gupta, National Head, Bharatiya Janata Party IT cell moderated the panel discussion on Digital India: Developing Smart Cities and Smart Villages. The issues delved into at the dialogue were. The benefits arising out of the collaboration between EU and India. Where and how can India use EU's expertise & skills to deliver truly smart communities? Where do the law hanging, opportunities lie in connectivity, infrastructure, data, cloud etc? where do the challenges lie in achieving the opportunities and how can they be best tackled? Link:

Digital India & Smart Cities Campaign. 5th December 2014 The Lalit, New Delhi

Digital India initiative by Chase India & India Inc. is a series of online and offline programmes, it will explore the Digital India Vision from various perspectives and trigger dialogue to plug into this bold new programme of the Modi government. The inaugural event as held in New Delhi on the 5th of December where the honorable Ravi Prasad, Cabinet Minister from Communications & IT, Government of India spoke with his colleague Hon'ble Piyush Goyal. The Government of India and especially Mr. Prasad's Ministry has been proactive in their support of our endeavours.