Finance Minister to meet select top CEOs of US Financial Companies
Source: PIB, Government of India. The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley went on a nine-day visit to the United States of America (USA) on June 16, 2015. In the first leg of his visit, the Finance Minister will arrive in New York on June 18, 2015. Thereafter, he will hold luncheon meeting with executives of top US companies. The meet is being organized by FICCI. The Finance Minister will give details regarding broad policy agenda for reviving India’s growth while balancing inflation and what India expects from long term investors and strategists to support its growth agenda and how the Government is focused on making India an easier destination to do business. Jaitley will also give details regarding the role the foreign investors and companies can play in building-out India infrastructure in sectors like power, roads, highways and ports among others. Besides it, he will hold meetings with the management of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and select top CEOs of US Financial companies. On June 18, 2015, the Finance Minister will also address the select gathering of portfolio managers from Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) as well as the executives of US companies operational in India, comprising banks, insurance and pension funds, infrastructure and manufacturing companies, defence firms and pharmaceutical corporations etc. The Finance Minister will also hold meeting with about 150 members of Council for Foreign Relations (CFR) and would highlight about likely prospects of Indian economy, investment opportunities in India and development of infrastructure among others. In the evening, the Finance Minister will hold meetings with USIBC AND FICCI executives and would discuss about reform measures put in place by the Government of India to make India a top investment destination. On the morning of June 19, 2015, the Finance Minister will give a talk on “One Year After: Progress on Economic Reforms in India” at the Columbia School of Business. There he will brief the students, alumni and faculty of Columbia University on how the Modi administration delivered on its promises- particularly its plan for economic growth. In the afternoon on June 19, 2015 the Finance Minister will leave for Washington D.C. In the evening, the Finance Minister will give a talk on “Putting India back on track: a pathway to digital growth” at American Enterprises Institute in Washington D.C. During his stay in Washington DC, the Finance Minister will also will meet top CEOs/senior officials of US companies. He will also address a Press Conference with those representing Indian media in US and the US media. The Finance Minister will stay in the US capital for two days from June 19-20, 2015 and will leave for San Francisco on June 21, 2015. In San Francisco, the Finance Minister will address the celebrations organized to mark the occasion of the International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2015. Jaitley will also address the participants on the issue of “India’s Economic Future” at an event organized by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) during his stay in San Francisco. The Finance Minister will also interact with TiE leadership and hold discussions on “India: New Land of opportunity” He will hold meetings with the foreign investors during his three day-stay in San Francisco. On the morning of June 24, 2015, the Finance Minister will leave for India and will reach the national capital on June 25, 2015. The Finance Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi will also join the Finance Minister during his visit to United States.
June 17, 2015 | 02:44 pm IST.