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Around 800 participants were expected to attend the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit, held in New Delhi from 8-10 November. Under the theme, "India’s Next Generation of Growth", the World Economic Forum celebrates 25 years of collaboration and active engagement in India.
Kamal Nath has been regularly participating in the World Economic Forum meet for the past several years. Unlike last year when recession had hit the leading economies of the world, the business heads and the policy makers see better times ahead.

On Sunday there was a dedicated discussion on "Infrastructure Update: India's New Highways". Its believed that India will require US$ 70 billion in investments over the next three years to realize plans to build 20 kilometres of road per day to ensure future growth. The discussion was around the point that can this ambitious road projects be achieved in a sustainable manner in times of tight credit?

Mr. Kamal Nath, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India; Member of Parliament, India was the Special Guest on this occasion and was introduced by Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum. The actual discussion was led by
David Birch, Regional Managing Director, Halcrow, United Kingdom
Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Company, India; Global Agenda Council on Urban Management
Onkar S. Kanwar, Chairman, Artemis Health Science; Chairman, Apollo Tyres, India
Harpinder S. Narula, Chairman, DSC, India
Adhiraj Sarin, Chief Executive Officer, Bunge Agribusiness India, India
and was moderated by
Alan G. Friedman, Executive Editor and Anchor, FBC Group, United Kingdom

In earlier WEF meet Kamal Nath,had declared: "Despite the cold outside in Davos, we have been able to defreeze the talks that were frozen."

Kamal Nath was named the FDI Personality of the Year 2007 by the FDI magazine and the Financial Times Business for his "active efforts to attract foreign businesses to India, boost exports, and promote trade and investment. To give you some background, Kamal Nath (born 18 November 1946) is an Indian politician and the current Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development. He is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Chhindwara constituency of Madhya Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress. On May 16, 2009 - he again won the elections from his constituency for the 15th Lok Sabha and re entered the Cabinet, this time as Union Minster for Road Transport and Highways.

The World Economic Forum is a Geneva-based non-profit foundation that brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world including health and the environment. The Forum produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives.
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