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JIMS Rohini organized National Conclave on Resilient Trade policy – A Path to Sustainable Growth

PGDM-IB Department of JIMS Rohini successfully organized the National Conclave on Resilient Trade Policy – A Path to Sustainable Growth on Saturday, 2nd April’22 in an online mode. The event was held in association with the Indian Economic Association.

The event commenced with Saraswati Vandana which gave an auspicious start to the event. The entire event consisted of the Inaugural session followed by Panel Discussion 01 and 02. Dr Yukti Ahuja, dean PGDM – IB program inaugurated the session by welcoming the guests and audience for the conclave. Her address was followed by the address of Prof (Dr) Pooja Jain, director JIMS Rohini.

Prof (Dr) JK Goyal, Advisor JIMS Rohini gave the opening note for the session focusing on the theme Trade policy vis a vis Atmanirbhar Bharat, thus kick-starting the day. The keynote speaker for the inaugural session was Prof (Dr) Shri Prakash, member Indian Economic Association, member task force Planning Commission and recipient of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Award, Kautilya Award and JK Mehta Award for his contribution to the field of Economics. He shared his ideas on the path to be adopted by India for sustaining its trade growth in the wake of ongoing Russia Ukraine crisis. The chief guest, Shri Gajendra Pratap Singh, senior member Assocham and sr. VP and Group Head- Corporate and Regulatory Affairs JSW enumerated his viewpoint on the current scenario of India’s trade with respect to the free trade agreements it shares with other countries of the world. He also focused upon the steel sector of the economy explaining its role and prospects in the export basket of the country.

Inaugural session was followed by Panel Discussion 01 on the theme Indian Trade Policy and its benefits to India Inc. The following speakers deliberated on the theme: Mr Pranav Kumar, Chief International trade Policy CII, Ms Garima Jain, Deputy CEO, Head of Grains - Louis Dreyfus Company India, Mr Nitin Gupta, VP-Olam Agri and Mr Rajeev. The speakers shared their experience giving their viewpoints with respect to the current scenario of their respective sectors and contribution to the export basket of the country and also on how the trade policy is affecting their business and the direction it should take in future so that it becomes more beneficial to the Indian Inc. The session ended with the question answer round from the audience.

Panel discussion 01 was followed by panel Discussion 02 on the theme Indian Trade Policy – Current and Future Perspectives. Prominent members of the Indian Economic Association deliberated on the theme as panellists of the session. These included speakers like Prof (Dr) Man Mohan Krishna, Former Prof and Head Economics Dept, Allahabad University, Prof (Dr) Indu Varshney, Principal SRDA Girls College Hathras and Prof (Dr) Mohmd. Shamim, Aligarh Muslim University. The sessions started with the address of Dr DK Asthana Secretary general IEA who introduced the IEA to the audience enumerating upon the vision, mission and functions of the association. Prof (Dr) AP Pandey, VP Indian Economic Association was the Guest of Honour for the session and gave his viewpoints on the trade policy of India and its future direction. The session was followed by a question answer round from the audience.

At the end, Dr. Sonia Dhir proposed a vote of thanks .The day had valuable takeaways for everybody in the audience.