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Directors' Conclave & 27th IOD Annual Meet

About the event

The Director's Conclave and the 27th IOD Annual Meet, with the theme: "Making Boards Effective & Expanding Business Globally", took place on 18th August 2017.

The aim of the event was to discuss corporate governance and insolvency arrangements as different parts of a continuum in the life of a corporate institution. 

DMCC's Chief Executive Officer, Gautam Sashittal, gave a keynote address in the event wherein DMCC was the presenting partner.

Highlights of the event:

  • Power packed insightful discussions, on the most topical board issues
  • Special focus on Board Effectiveness and Corporate Insolvency
  • Special presentation by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
  • Networking with top industry leaders & professionals from business, government & civil society
  • 27th IOD Annual Meet & Network of IOD members

Event details


Sovereign Hall - I & II, Hotel Le Meridien, Janpath, New Delhi, India


6:00 pm, 18 Aug 2017


Theme: “Making Boards Effective & Expanding Business Globally”

Session I

Welcome Address

Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd.)
President, Institute Of Directors, India

Keynote Address

Gautam Sashittal
CEO, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

Session II

Expanding Business Globally


Mohit Bhalla
Assistant Editor, The Economic Times


J. K. Dadoo, IAS
Add. Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India

Vijay Karia
Chairman and Managing Director, Ravin Group of Companies

James David Bernard
Director - Business Development, DMCC, Dubai

Atul Temurnikar
Co-Founder, Global Indian International School (GIIS), Singapore

Atheeqe Ansari
Director - Emco International, DMCC, Dubai

Q & A with Audience

Session III

Felicitation Ceremony

Welcoming the Chief Guest

Lt. Gen. J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd)
President, Institute Of Directors (IOD)

Opening Remarks

Dr. Justice Arijit Pasayat
Co-Chairman , IOD and Ex. Chairman , Competition Appellate Tribunal and former Judge, Supreme Court of India

Felicitation of IOD Distinguished Fellowship & Acceptance Speech

Dr. (Mrs.) Aruna Sharma, IAS
Secretary, Ministry of Steel
Govt of India

S. K. Pattanayak, IAS
Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture and Co-operation, Govt of India

Ashish K Chauhan
MD & CEO, BSE Ltd. Bombay Stock Exchange

Felicitation of Golden Peacock Award for Leadership in Economic Transformation & Acceptance Speech

Amitabh Kant, IAS
Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog
Govt. of India

Special Remarks

Varsha Joshi, IAS
Secretary Power & Transport
Govt of NCT Delhi

Guest of Honour Address

Ashok Lavasa, IAS
Secretary (Exp.) & Finance Secretary Ministry of Finance, Govt of India

Chief Guest Address

Arjun Ram Meghwal
Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs
Govt of India

Session III

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code

Special Address

Dr. M.S. Sahoo
Chairperson, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, Govt of India

Q & A with Audience

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