India is a multi-religious, multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-cultural country. Its secular status is, however, a heated topic for debate today.
India has a long and mostly honorable tradition of using soft power in its diplomacy. Religion plays a very central and definitive role in Indian society and culture. It can often be seen to influence businesses and the economy.
Guest of honor: Sadhguru
Join us for an engaging debate on secularism and doing business in India on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:00-11:30am.
|08:00-08:30||Mingling and breakfast|
|08:30-08:35||Welcome||Hans Geelmuyden, Chair DMI|
|08:35-08:50||Guest of honor||Sadhguru|
|08:50-09:10||India today||Norway’s ambassador to India, Hans Jacob Frydenlund|
|09:10-09:20||India’s religious soft power strategies||Ambassador Bala Bahskar|
|09:20-09:30||Clash of Civilizations’ when doing business||Rina Sunder, founder, and author, DMI|
|09:30-09:40||Meeting religion in Indian business||Atle Vidar Nagel Johansen, EVP & CEO Orkla Foods|
|10:00-10:45||Panel Discussion held by Erik Solheim.||Panelists: Ambassador Bala Bhaskar, Op-ed columnist at VG, Shazia Majid|
*There might be changes in the program.
This is a by invitation only event. If you are interested, please sign up.
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