Services Conclave “Serve India and the World”

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017: Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi


Dear Mr/ Mrs,


It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the support of the Ministry Commerce and Industry and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) is organising the Services Conclave: Serve India and the World on 19th December in Delhi.


The Services Sector is emerging across the world as an enabler of economic growth and inclusion. The sector contributes almost one third of the gross value added, half of the world employment, one fifth of global trade and more than half of the world FDI flows.


In India, the contribution of the Services Sector has grown to more than half of the country’s output today, from 30 per cent of GDP in 1950, contributing 62 per cent of the gross value addition with the growth of 7.7 per cent in 2016-17. This fast emergence has thrown open huge opportunities and challenges for the sector.


Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu has agreed to deliver the Inaugural Address at the conclave on the 19th of December.


The Conclave will be attended by Policy Makers, Industry Captains, Academicians and other Stakeholders.  The conclave will  also address on“How IT and ICT is catalyzing growth through Digital Platforms and Sports as an emerging subsector which will drive growth, development and inclusion”.


The main components of the programme are:


·         Conference

·         Knowledge Report on Road map on Building Services Competitiveness

·         White Paper on India: Leapfrogging with Disruptive Tech for 1.3 billion

·         Global Exhibition on Services 2018: Curtain Raiser


The Conclave will attempt to bring in the stake holders: Government and Industry on a common platform to discuss and debate on building competitiveness of the Services Sector by,


  • Identifying and addressing key Competitive Differentiators in the Services Sector  
  • Ideating on bridging the regulatory gaps in the key sub segments of the Services Sector
  • Strategizing to develop a holistic framework for an overarching Services Policy  


I take the opportunity to invite you to join us for the Inaugural Session and also nominate your senior colleagues to attend the Conclave.


Look forward to receiving you at the Conclave.


Warm regards,

Amita Sarkar



Amita Sarkar
Deputy Director General

Confederation of Indian Industry

The Mantosh Sondhi Centre

23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road

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